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Dean of Libraries


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The Dean of Libraries manages the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library.

Degrees & Professional Certifications

M.A., Library Science, University of Chicago

Ph.D., Latin American history, Indiana University

M.A., Latin American history, Indiana University

B.S., Education (Spanish and History)

Professional Affiliations

Selected Affiliations

Editorial Board, Research Strategies, Elsevier, 1999-2004.

Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, 2000-

  • President, Executive Board 2006-
  • Education Committee, 2001-

Amistad Research Center

  • Board of Directors, 2001-
  • Executive Committee, 2002-
  • Chair, Research and Education Committee, 2005-

Louisiana Academic Library Information Network Corsortium, 2000-

  • Executive Committee, 2003-

Professional Activities

Selected Papers and Publications

Diluvian Leadership, Association of Research Libraries, Houston, 2009.

When Bad Things Happen to Good Libraries, American Library Association, New Orleans, 2006.

Changing Practices, Changing Education in Graduate Library Education, Association for Library and Information Science Education’s annual conference, New Orleans, 2002.

Shaping the Future: the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries’ Competencies for Research Libraries, with others, 2001.

Shared Futures: Relations Among Michigan’s Academic, Public, and School Libraries, Southwest Michigan Library Cooperative, Paw Paw, Michigan, 1998.

Paradigms Lost, Paradigms Regained: Teaching, Learning, and Technology. Annual Phi Kappa Phi keynote address, Western Michigan University, February 1996.

Where’s the Beef?: Implementation of Discipline-Specific Training on Internet Resources, with P. Hancock, J. Parker, B. Ray, EDUCAUSE 95, New Orleans, 1995.

Federal Information Policy in the Electronic Age and The Role of the Academic Library in the 21st Century, Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Columbia, 1994.

The Internet: Myths and Realities and Planning for Information Technology, USIA-funded series of lectures for heads of university and large public Colombian libraries, Bogota, Colombia, 1994.

The Design and Use of a Technology Impact Statement for Research Libraries, invited paper at the Association of College and Research Libraries’ conference, “New Technologies, New Services: Communicating Library Needs to Campus Administrators”, Atlanta, 1991.

The Development and Organization of Reference Sources and Services in Business and Economics, week-long series of seminars by invitation by the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain, April, 1991.

Bibliographic Instruction: Its Promise and Problems in a Traditional Library, at the Universidad de Sevilla, Spain, 1988.

Staffing Issues in Health Science Libraries, Health Science Libraries of Illinois annual conference, Chicago, 1988.

Librarians as Managers, at the Professional Development Program, funded by the Council on Library Resources, Chicago, 1987.

Librarians and Teaching Faculty: Disparity within the System, invited paper in academe; 71, 4 (July-August 1985).

Library Automation Latin America, at the International Relations Round Table, American Library Association annual conference, Philadelphia, 1982.

Private Interests and Public Welfare: Rails, Sewers and Open Space in Urban Rosario, Argentina (1865-1914), Ph.D. dissertation, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1981.

Venezuela’s National Bibliographic Project, Chicago Colloquium on Latin America, Newberry Library, Chicago, 1977.

Comparative Patterns of Urbanization: the United States and Latin America, Asociación rosarina de intercambio cultural entre Argentina y Norte America, Rosario, Argentina, 1975.

Book Reviews in Library Quarterly and Information Processing and Management.

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