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									                 BARBARA GUNTER TIERNEY
                          University of North Carolina
                           J. Murrey Atkins Library
                          9201 University City Blvd.
                              Charlotte, NC 28223

                         Office Phone: 704 687-3098
                Fax: 704 687-2232; Email: Bgtierne@uncc.edu

       University of North Carolina Charlotte, Charlotte, NC,
                      J. Murrey Atkins Library
Head of Information Services, Information Commons…. March 1, 2009—to present
          Physical and Life Sciences Librarian…February 1999—Present

   Supervise Instruction Services, Technology Support, and Information Desk

   Liaison Librarian to the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences,
    Mathematics, Physics and Optical Sciences
   Chair of the Atkins Library Public Services Committee
   Atkins Library Representative to the UNC Charlotte Faculty Executive Board

          University of North Carolina Greensboro, NC
       Library and Information Sciences Graduate Program
                                  Instructor
                            January 2008--Present
                     LIS 623 Online Information Retrieval

             San Leandro Public Library, San Leandro, CA
                   Senior Librarian for Adult Services, 1997-1999
                           Reference Services, 1975-1999
   Coordinator of Adult Services (adult reference, community outreach)
   Coordinator of Adult Literacy Program
   Coordinator of Arts Council of San Leandro
   Coordinator of Casa Peralta Historic House, Docent and School Tours Program
   Coordinator San Leandro Local History Collection and Programs
   Supervisor of the “After-School Homework and Tutoring Center”
   Grant Writer and Administrator (Secured $930,000 in Grant Awards )

          San Leandro Unified School District, San Leandro, CA
                             Adult School
                          Adult School Teacher, 1976—1979.




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                   Monroe County Library System, Monroe, MI
          Head of Reference Services and Ellis Branch Library Manager, 1973—1974

              University of Michigan, Law Library, Ann Arbor, MI
                    Senior Library Assistant, Cataloging Department, 1972

           Bowling Green State University Library, Bowling Green, O.
                        Librarian I, Reference Department, 1971-1972
                         Library Assistant, Serials Department, 1970

                 Kansas State University Library, Manhattan, KS
              Branch Manager, Veterinary Medicine Branch Library, 1969-1970


                                      EDUCATION

       M.L.S. School of Library Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 1973

       Honors: Elected to Beta Phi Mu Library Science Honorary, Univ. of Mich.

       B.A. in History, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 1969

       Honors: Elected to Phi Beta Kappa, Northwestern University.


                                PUBLICATIONS

Books:
“Transforming Library Service Through Information Commons: Case Studies for the
Digital Age,” by Russ Bailey and Barbara Tierney. ALA Editions, 2008.

“Information Commons Handbook,” by Donald Beagle (with contributions by Donald
Russell Bailey and Barbara Tierney.) Neal-Schuman, 2006.

REFEREED ARTICLES:
“Information Commons Redux: Concept, Evolution and Transcending the Tragedy of the
Commons.” Journal of Academic Librarianship, Vol. 28 , No.5, Sept. 2002.
With Dr. Donald Russell Bailey.

“CINAHL on the Web.” The Charleston Advisor, Vol.. 3 , No.4, April 2002.
With Betty Ladner.

“Public Library of Science.” The Charleston Advisor, Vol. 5, No. 4, April 2004
With Betty Ladner..



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 OTHER PUBLICATIONS:
Series of five articles on the City of Charlotte, site of the April 2003 National Conference
of the Association of College and Research Libraries

“Charlotte, Queen City of the Southeast: A look at ACRL’s 2003 National Conference
site.” College & Research Libraries News, Vol. 62, No.9, October 2001.

“The Carolinas’ rich library legacy.” . College & Research Libraries News, Vol. 64,
No.2, February 2003.

“Charlotte on a shoestring: public art, waterscapes, historic sites….”
College & Research Libraries News, Vol. 63, No.9, October 2002

“Charlotte ‘revs up’ for ACRL: Tours and activities in the 2003 ACRL National
Conference city.” . College & Research Libraries News, Vol. 63, No.10, November 2002.

“Charlotte Nights.” . College & Research Libraries News, Vol. 64, No.3, March 2003.

“Belmont Abbey College’s Don Beagle travels to Germany, discusses new library
technology.” Crossroads: Belmont Abbey College Alumni Magazine, Vol. 35, No. 1,
Spring 2006.

“Against the Grain Interviews Donald Beagle,” by Barbara Tierney. Against the Grain.
Vol. 19, No. 3, June 2007.

                                     PRESENTATIONS
“The Library Sandbox: Testing Innovative Ideas” [Invited Speaker] Computers in
Libraries 2008. Arlington, VA April 2008.

"The Information Commons: Arena for Innovation" [Invited Speaker] E Info Global
Conference Univ.of Alabama (Huntsville) Dec. 2007 .
I was an invited presenter and gave a one-hour presentation entitled:
http://library.uncc.edu/infocommons/conference/huntsville2007/

 “Strategic Planning for the Information/Learning Commons. ” [Audio-conference
broadcast with Don Beagle from Belmont Abbey College, NC ] for The Education
Institute of Canada ( ‘The Partnership…The Provincial and Territorial Library
Associations of Canada’), Jan. 25, 2007 [which attracted over 100 Canadian libraries at
25 broadcast sites].

“Designing ICs as Dynamic Learning Spaces for the Net Generation” with Russ Bailey
(Providence College); Janette Blackburn (Design Architect, Shepley Bulfinch Richardson
and Abbott), Scott Mandernack (Head Librarian Purdue University); Tracy S. Carusi and
Fiona J. Grandowski (Design Architects, Collins Cooper Carusi Architects). and Michael
Whitchurch (Brigham Young Univ), American Library Association Annual Conference,



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ACRL Information Commons Discussion Group, June 2006 (New Orleans, LA).
http://library.uncc.edu/infocommons/conference/neworleans2006/

“Information Commons Staffing Models and Staff Training” with Russ Bailey
(Providence College) and Michael Whitchurch (Brigham Young Univ) American Library
Association Mid-Winter Conference, ACRL Information Commons Discussion Group,
January 2006 (San Antonio, TX).
http://library.uncc.edu/infocommons/conference/sanantonio2006/

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“From Information Commons to Learning Commons.” Association of College and
Research Libraries National Conference 2005 (Minneapolis, MN).
http://library.uncc.edu/infocommons/conference/minneapolis2005/

“Information Commons 101: Nuts and Bolts Planning.” Association of College and
Research Libraries Pre-Conference, June 25, 2003 (Orlando, FL).
http://library.uncc.edu/infocommons/conference/orlando2004/

“Information Commons 101: Nuts and Bolts Planning.” Association of College and
Research Libraries Pre-Conference, Jan. 9, 2003 (San Diego, CA).
http://library.uncc.edu/infocommons/conference/sandiego2004/
     “Information Commons Issues and Trends: Voices from the Front- Line—Colorado
    State Univ., Emory Univ., Univ. of Arizona, Univ. of NC Charlotte, Univ. of So.
    California, Elon Univ. (NC), Brookdale Community College (NJ).” Association of
    College and Research Libraries National Conference 2003 (Charlotte, NC).
               http://library.uncc.edu/infocommons/conference/charlotte2003/

    UNC Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference, March 2004 (Charlotte,
    NC). “LIBQUAL+ “ With Dr. Russ Bailey.

    UNC Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference, April 11, 2002
    (Greensboro, NC). “Palm Pilot Initiative Within an Academic Library Information
    Commons.” With Dr. Russ Bailey.

    UNC Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference, May 24, 2001
    (Wilmington, NC). “Fine-tuning an Academic Library Information Commons by
    Building Collaborative Relationships"” With Dr. Russ Bailey.

    UNC Charlotte Faculty Development Conference (sponsored by UNC Charlotte’s
    Faculty Center for Teaching and Office of Distance Education)
May 22, 2001 (Charlotte, NC, Cameron Center), “Library Services for Off-Campus
Students: Enhancing Learning Through Collaboration.” With Betty Ladner.

UNC Charlotte Faculty Development Conference on “E-Learning: How to Be Successful
and How to Help Students Be Successful”(sponsored by UNC Charlotte’s Faculty Center
for Teaching and Office of Distance Education) April 25, 2000 (Charlotte, NC, Cameron
Center), “Linking Library Resources to Web- Based Instruction.” With Betty Ladner.


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Charlotte Area Educational Consortium Conference on “Collaborative Excellence in
Education,” November 3, 2000 (Mitchell Community College, Statesville, N.C.)
“Developing Online Courses With Linked Library Resources.” With Betty Ladner.

Association of North Carolina Health and Science Librarians Conference, December 1,
2000 (Duke University Medical Center, Library, Durham, NC). “Developing a Science
Liaison Program at UNC Charlotte.”

                          FUNDED GRANT PROPOSALS
                     (For San Leandro Public Library, San Leandro, CA)

       Adult Literacy 5-year Grant Main Lib.            1989-1994        450,000.
       [State Library of Calif. Award]

       Workforce Literacy Grant Main Lib.               1995             35,000.
       [LSCA Title VI Grant]

       Literacy Computer Instruction Lab Main Lib.      1996             35,000.
       [LSCA Title I Grant]

       Families for Literacy Grant 1998/99 Main Lib.    1998             18,000.
       [State Library of Calif. Award]

       Families for Literacy Grant 1997/98 Main Lib.    1997             18,000.
       [State Library of Calif. Award]

       Families for Literacy Grant 1996/97 Main Lib.    1996             18,000.
       [State Library of Calif. Award]

       Families for Literacy Grant 1995/96 Main Lib.    1995             15,000.
       [State Library of Calif. Award]

       After-School Homework Center Main Lib.           1996             25,000.
       [LSCA Title I Grant]

       Braddock “Electronic Classroom” Main Lib.        1997             245,000.
       [private Braddock Foundation Award]

       Tutoring Elem/Middle School Students Main Lib.   1997             23,000.
       [LSTA Title I Grant]

       Arts Council of San Leandro                      1998             1,200.
       [City of San Leandro Award]

       “InfoPeople” Internet South Branch .             1998             5,000.


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[State Library of Calif. Award]

“InfoPeople” Internet Manor Branch .           1997   5,000.
[State Library of Calif. Award]

Spanish Lang. Collect. Manor Branch.           1998   5,000.
[State Library of Calif. Award]


Vietnamese Lang. Collect. Manor Branch         1998   5,000.
[State Library of Calif. Award]

Vietnamese Lang. Collect. Main Lib.            1997   5,000.
[State Library of Calif. Award]

African American Cultural Collect. Main Lib.   1996   5,000.
[LSCA Title I Grant]

Community Education Fund for Adult Literacy    1995      350.
[City of San Leandro Award]

Environmental Grant for S.L. Community Serv.   1994   1,200.
[Bank of America Award]

Grandparents and Books Collect. Main Lib.      1993   5,000.
[State Library of Calif. Award]

Spanish Lang. Collect. Main Lib.               1993   5,000.
[State Library of Calif. Award]

Chinese Lang. Collect. Main Lib.               1992   5,000.
[State Library of Calif. Award]

TOTAL GRANT AWARDS                                    $929,750.




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