Hired in 1968 and has spent
all 40 years in the library.
Began in data entry, when we
used keypunch machines.
For many years our ―interface‖
with Vanderbilt Accounting.
Still responsible for paying
many of the invoices in Order
Has a very generous spirit, and
is a very talented cross
Latin America and the Caribbean: A
Critical Guide to Research Sources
(General Editor and contributor).
Recipient of the José Toribio Medina Award
for outstanding contribution to research
and scholarship in Latin American
Former President of the Seminar on the
Acquisition of Latin American Library
Materials (SALALM), an international
association of Latin Americanists, and
Panelist, International Congress of
Project Director, National Endowment for
the Humanities grants; Contributor, NEH
grant for Cuban preservation and
He has dedicated his entire 35 years of service
at Vanderbilt to the Television News Archive.
Skip is the rock of the TV News Archive.
He has indexed or abstracted more of the
800,000 plus items in the Archive database than
anyone else -- probably more than everyone
Skip is a great tennis player and was once
described as like playing against a wall –every
ball is returned.
He is also a Los Angeles Dodgers baseball fan.
Hired in 1973 in GTS, when we
were the Joint University
First job was filing and
searching in the National Union
Has worked in verification since
Our verification historian—
valuable for historical
An excellent cook and party
Studied Art History, worked in
circulation and copy
Graduate of Peabody Library
Became our first Preservation
Reminds us to guard carefully
the materials in our care,
paper as well as digital.
Known for her sense of
Russ has dedicated his entire 30
years of service to the Vanderbilt
Television New Archive.
Among his many jobs, he is the
one who records the news every
night as he has done for over 20
Russ is always looking for ways to
improve the collection.
Russ‘ family has him all over the
country: son Neil a drummer with
his band American Bang often on
the road, daughter Kate who went
away to School in Southern
California, and wife Jennie, who
lives in New York and sometimes
makes commercials in Australia.
Russ is a softball player, rotisserie
baseball participant, and a Cubs
Started in Resources Services
in 1983. After 5 years, moved
to the Law Library and has
been there ever since.
Believes in volunteering at VU,
her sons‘ schools and at
Brenda is a member of ALA, a
Notary, a Deputy Dore, and she
sings with the Head Notes.
She is most proud of her
family and they all love Vandy!
Bibliographer for Political Science, Communication
Studies, European Studies, Leisure Reading, and
Managerial Studies; former bibliographer for History
Larry‘s Government Information web page has been
featured in USA Today. Only Wikipedia & the American
Political Science Association page outrank his Political
Science page on Google.
Member of ALA governing Council since 1992 and
current member of the ALA Executive Board.
Former Chair of ALA‘s Government Documents Round
Table (GODORT) and winner of its two top awards -- the
Documents to the People Award for ―outstanding
leadership‖ and the James Bennett Childs Award for
An early promoter of instruction, Larry began the
Communications Studies BI sessions 20 years before
becoming the discipline‘s bibliographer. Personally
gives more sessions annually than were done by the
entire Central Library 25 years ago.
MAT was hired as student circ
desk worker in the Divinity
Library August 1979.
In 1983, she became the full
time staff asst. to Dorothy Parks.
MAT has worked in the Annex,
Science Library, as a Research
Asst. to Malcolm Getz, and on
the Microcon project in GTS.
She returned to the Divinity
Library in 1994.
Mat enjoys gardening, reading
Hired as Circulation Supervisor at the Science Library
in December 1983.
Became Circulation Supervisor of the Central Library
in February 1985.
Since that time, supervised various Central Library
departments including Reserves, Microform Media,
Periodicals, Stack Maintenance and Reference
Maintenance, and Building Services.
Headed the barcoding project for Central Library in
preparation for the switch to an automated library
system; was a member of one of the committees
charged with selecting an automated library system
both in 1986 and again in 1996.
Chair of the Disaster Preparedness Taskforce, as a
part of the Preservation Self Study conducted in
Survived the renovation experience of Project Havoc
in 1987, and coordinated the pulling of books from
floors that were closed during that time. Became
the resident expert on the fire alarm system in the
GLB, and now provide training and updating of the
evacuation plans for the Central Library.
Hired as the Psychology Bibliographer in 1988, and
has covered many subject areas including
Anthropology, Economics, datafiles, and Sociology.
Served as Head of Reference at Central Library for
over 6 ½ years and completed a 1-year term as
Acting Director of Walker Management Library until
Currently serving as Acting Director of Central Library
since July 2007 (following a coast-to-coast hike
across Scotland with his wife in May 2007 to prove
his stamina for the new job challenge!).
Lives in and commutes from Bowling Green where his
wife, Michael Ann Williams, is the head of the
department of Folk Studies and Anthropology.
Loves travelling to Scotland and the Maritime
Provinces; plays the mandolin, belongs to the
Nashville Old-Time String Band Association, and
attends the annual 4 day MerleFest in North Carolina
Dewey started working full-time for
the library in 1988, though he started
here earlier than that with VTS.
He was promoted to supervisor of
copier services and building services
manager in 1994.
In 1997, he became supervisor of the
mailroom operation as well.
Dewey was awarded an
Innovation/Creativity award in 2005.
Dewey has a Private Pilot‘s License,
and enjoys riding motorcycles with his
dog Tiki, he is certified in both Auto
Mechanics and High Power Rocketry.
Deborah began as a serials control clerk at
Walker Management Library. Her role has
evolved countless times since then, currently
Manager of Operations, but remains Deborah
“the Psychiatrist is „IN‟” Brooks.
Graduated from Peabody, worked for Ingram
Industries, and found her professional ‗calling‘
as an honorary librarian.
Deborah was nominated for a Commodore
Loves being a grandmother to her three
grandchildren: Tyler, Derriona and Gabrielle.
Originally from Mobile, AL she makes a killer
jambalaya, but misses being near the ocean, so
she vacations by water whenever possible.
Basketball, football, Olympics, you name it,
Deborah loves sports – she holds season tickets
to Vanderbilt Football.
Attention to detail working
Interested in technology,
both hardware and
Shows concern for her co-
Involved with Girl Scouts
as trainer and leader
Reclassified thousands of titles including the Law Library‘s entire
foreign and international collection, the state reporters, administrative
reports, and legislative histories.
Coordinated various projects to correct, add or amend the Law
Library‘s U.S. government documents collection in Acorn, including a
piece by piece survey of 114,000 items.
During the Law School‘s renovation, orchestrated the transfer of
24,000 volumes to the Annex, the removal of 8,000 volumes from the
collection, and the preparation for storage of 18 tons of U.S.
Organized, created inventory guides for, and began digitizing the Law
School‘s collection of documents from the Krupp trial in Nuremberg.
Involved in various activities for the American Association of Law
Libraries including 2002/2003 Placement Committee chair,
editor/design editor of Technical Services Law Librarian, and
2008/2009 chair of the Technical Services Special Interest Section.
Hired in the Serials
Department in GTS in 1988.
The welcoming face everyone
sees when they arrive in
Always makes a positive
contribution to morale and
efforts of Order Services.
Tenacious problem solver.
Bibliographer for Art, History of Art, French &
Italian, and Librarian for the W.T. Bandy Center
for Baudelaire and Modern French Studies.
Getty Research Institute Scholar Associate,
Special Collections Library, 2007-2008.
President of Art Libraries Society of North
America/Southeast Chapter, 2007-2008 and
hosted Chapter Conference at Vanderbilt, 2007.
Chair of Romance Language Discussion Group
(RLDG) and member of the Planning Committee
of the Western European Studies Section
Conference (WESS) in Paris, France, 2004.
The ARL Editorial Committee selected Yvonne‘s
submission of the Gilbert Sigaux Collection of the
W.T. Bandy Center to represent the Vanderbilt
Library in the ARL 75th Anniversary publication,
Celebrating Research Libraries: Rare and Special
Collections from the Membership of the
Association of Research Libraries, 2007.
Serials receiver since 1993;
began in Order Services Mail
Go-to person for electronic
journal or database order
Expert in Workflows as a tester,
trainer, resource to others
Quirky sense of humor; poet,
renowned joke- and story-teller
Devoted to the family Dalmatian
show dogs and cat, Hugo
President of the Association of Information Technology
Professionals for two years.
Presently the newsletter editor for Association of
Information Technology Professionals.
Have served as a Technology Support Coordinator since
the beginning of that function.
Developed the basic billing procedures for Central, Divinity,
and Peabody libraries.
Self-described as ―part customer service representative,
late night Reference librarian, sometime security person,
occasional handyman, and full-time night time face of the
Circulation Department of the Vanderbilt Central Library.‖
Recently promoted to LAIV in
Cataloging and Authorities Team.
Cataloged all Vanderbilt and
Peabody theses and
dissertations from 1998-2008.
Enjoys a challenge: translates
French for fun, volunteered to
learn map and music cataloging.
Almost finished PhD in
Philosophy—all but dissertation.
Fan of William S. Burroughs.
Melinda started as the Economics, Philosophy,
and Women‘s Studies Bibliographer, and her job
title has changed four times in 10 years.
She coordinated the development and
implementation of the 2007 Vanderbilt Visions
library session seen by approximated 1700 first
Co-founded the Committee on Undergraduate
Information Literacy (CUIL) made up of
representatives from all four libraries that served
undergraduates, the Writing Studio and the Center
for Teaching, as well as other interested University
Served as Acting Head of Reference and
Instruction Coordinator for the Central Library
since January 2008.
Recipient of 2 Library Innovation /Creativity
Has a B.A. in Russian, minor in European
Studies from Vanderbilt.
Has also studied Czech, French, German,
Spanish, and Uzbek.
Formerly worked in Office of Schedules and
Reservations for Sarratt Student Center.
Fast worker always willing to take on new
Long-time Nashville resident who walks to
work each day.
Start date of September 1, 1998.
Has achieved Fifth Level of
Understanding in all matters SFX.
Will testify in any court of law that
dogs really are Woman‘s Best
Would agree with the sentiment
that being a grandmother is great
Although Kitty is highly intelligent,
she is currently unavailable to be
Secretary of the Treasury.
Joe‘s library career began as Evening
Circulation Supervision, Walker Management
Library (1998); Stacks Assistant, Annex
(1999); Evening Access Services Supervisor,
Walker Management Library (2006).
Danced hip-hop on stage at the Grand Ole
Opry in May '08 for the Father/Daughter dance
with Green Hills School of Dance.
Loves snowboarding so much he worked at a
Ski Resort living in cramped dorm-like
conditions so he could get a "free" Season
Pass. -Mammoth Mtn. CA (1991).
Met his wife serendipitously when they both
decided to "runaway" to Colorado. He worked
at a Youth Hostel while she was staying there.
Attended school for 5 months in Cannes,
France; attended the Cannes film festival of
1987 and backpacked through Europe at the
Molly has processed the largest
collection ever received in Special
Collections ,the Louis Nichols Papers,
which has 444 boxes.
One of Molly‘s fortes is conducting oral
history interviews. She is praised by the
interviewee as putting them at ease
and being a cheerful interviewer. This
is a natural for her, as she worked at
WPLN as an interviewer of noted
She is a graduate of the George
Peabody College Library School.
Molly has a Scottish Terrier named
Robert Burns, or Bobbie for short, that
she dotes on.
David has been involved with both interlibrary
lending and borrowing since he came to ILL in
He has collected comic books since his
childhood. He frequents the Great Escape
weekly, and his work area is protected by
Before ILL stole David away, he worked in the
Central Library—from 1998 to 2001 with
Circulation for stacks maintenance, and from
2001 to 2003 in stacks maintenance for both
Circulation and Reference—and has an
encyclopedic knowledge of the collections.
Prior to David‘s current 10 years with the Library,
he also worked here (1984-1988) in newspapers
and current periodicals.
David earned his M.Ed. degree from Tennessee
State University in 1992, and Master‘s work in
History at Vanderbilt in 1984.
Celia joined the Library in 2003 in the role of Director
of Communications and Institutional Advancement.
She has chaired both the Communications and Staff
Development committees. She coordinated the
Library‘s many development activities in cooperation
with the University‘s Alumni and Development
Celia took on the role of director of the Peabody Library
in 2007, first in an acting capacity and then for the
Celia has served as one of the grants team and
contributor to the Volunteer Voices IMLS funded
Celia grew up in east Tennessee and is a long time
resident of Nashville having attended Vanderbilt for her
masters degree in Art History. Before her library life,
Celia was senior curator for American Art at
Cheekwood. Celia received her masters degree in
Information Science from UTK in 2005.
She has two children, Grace, who is a student at
Indiana University and Paul who is a senior at Battle
Ground Academy. Her cats keep her company at
home, too, and she spends a great deal of time
gardening and cooking and pickling the results.
Special Collections, July
LITS, Term Professional,
May 2007 to present.
MS in Information
Science, May 2007 (UTK)
Web committee and co-
web mistress Tenn-Share.
ALA New Members Round
Loves dogs and football.
In fiscal year 2007/2008, Lara Beth
entered an amazing 4,176 new items to
the Curriculum Materials Center catalog.
She serves as co-chair of the Tennessee
Library Association Reference
She loves to read and is an avid fan of
She is a devoted East Tennessee native.
She loves rock tumbling and makes
jewelry with the polished rocks.
She is a music fan, remaining faithful to
her college bands on tour.
She is a wonderful combination of an
easy going and exceptionally enthusiastic
Pulled all the volumes to be transferred to the
Library Annex from the 3rd, 5th, and 7th floors of
Central Library in support of the massive
Helped move all the books from the 2nd floor to
the 3rd floor of the Central Library--and then
removed all the shelves from the 2nd floor to get
ready for the Divinity renovation project.
Moved all the bibliography collection (5704
volumes) from the 4th floor to other locations--
and removed the shelving to create room for the
Leisure Reading collection and a popular new
Pulled all 1,253 bound periodicals for the JSTOR
project, so that the volumes could be transferred
to the Library Annex.
Replaced all the dim, faded labels from volumes
in our bound periodicals collection with new,
Brent has worked at 3 libraries in the Jean &
Alexander Heard system: He began work as
Periodical Department Supervisor, Education Library
(1983); Evening Supervisor, Walker Management
Library (1986); Coordinator of Access Services,
Education Library (1987); Serials Department
Supervisor, Massey Law Library (1994) and Access
Services Manager, Walker Management Library
Worked in private industry where he established a
corporate records management system and led a
conversion of records to digital format (1998-2003).
Selected to work on a new Faculty research
database for the Owen website (2004).
Appointed as member of the Walker Management
library renovation project (SEMAT ) task group
Has experience as a Bartender and an electrician.
Greg wants to rename the
Library Annex : Million-O-Books
(and yes, he does shop at
If he didn‘t work for the library
he‘d like to design rock
His recreational goal is to build
a canoe from bamboo
Greg and his wife Pia enjoy
building park trains.
Did you know Greg has
participated in archaeological
digs to Guatemala and he‘s
had interesting travels in Spain,
Mexico and Chile?