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 Services. Has a very generous spirit, and is a very talented cross stitcher. 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 Studies. 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 Americanists, Warsaw. Project Director, National Endowment for the Humanities grants; Contributor, NEH grant for Cuban preservation and digitization project. 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 else! 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 Libraries. First job was filing and searching in the National Union Catalog. Has worked in verification since 1980. Our verification historian— valuable for historical procedures. An excellent cook and party organizer! Studied Art History, worked in circulation and copy cataloging. Graduate of Peabody Library School. Became our first Preservation Librarian. Reminds us to guard carefully the materials in our care, paper as well as digital. Known for her sense of humor. 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 years. 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 fan. 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 church. 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 and Economics. 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 ―lifetime contributions.‖ 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 and cooking. 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 1992. 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 September 2006. 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 each year. 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 Award. 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. Natural teacher Attention to detail working with authorities Interested in technology, both hardware and software Shows concern for her co- workers 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. government documents. 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 Order Services. Always makes a positive contribution to morale and efforts of Order Services. Tenacious problem solver. Proud grandmother. 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 Room Go-to person for electronic journal or database order problems 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 year students. 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 parties. Served as Acting Head of Reference and Instruction Coordinator for the Central Library since January 2008. Recipient of 2 Library Innovation /Creativity Awards. 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 tasks. 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 Friend. Would agree with the sentiment that being a grandmother is great fun. 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 same time. 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 writers. 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 2003. He has collected comic books since his childhood. He frequents the Great Escape weekly, and his work area is protected by Cthulhu. 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 operation. Celia took on the role of director of the Peabody Library in 2007, first in an acting capacity and then for the longer term. Celia has served as one of the grants team and contributor to the Volunteer Voices IMLS funded project. 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. Archives Assistant, Special Collections, July 2003-May 2007. 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 Table. 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 Roundtable. She loves to read and is an avid fan of children‘s literature. 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 person. 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 ―transfer project.‖ 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 study area. 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, easy-to-read labels. 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 (2003). 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 (2006). Has experience as a Bartender and an electrician. Greg wants to rename the Library Annex : Million-O-Books (and yes, he does shop at Books-A-Million). If he didn‘t work for the library he‘d like to design rock gardens. His recreational goal is to build a canoe from bamboo chopsticks. 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?
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