Reference Librarian / Collection Development Coordinator
Office: Gleeson 201
Phone: (415) 422-5352
Primary Liaison Areas:
Psychology (undergrad), Kinesiology, Sport Management and the Office of Student Disability Services.
Collection Development Subject Areas:
Anthropology, Auxiliary Sciences of History (including Archaeology and Archives), Folklore & Social Customs, Psychology, Social Pathology and Corrections, Sports/Recreation.
I was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia
but have also lived and worked in various locations throughout BC and
Alberta. I moved to California in 1984 and have lived in San Francisco since 1987. I have a B.A. in Liberal Studies, Humanities Emphasis, from San Francisco State University (1991) and a Master of Library and Information Studies with Archival Administration Concentration from UC Berkeley (1993).
I joined USF’s Gleeson Library | Geschke Center as a Librarian in 1998 after 5 years as Archivist for Buddhist Churches of America. From 1987-1993, while attending SFSU and UC Berkeley, I worked as a Library Assistant in the Periodicals Department at Gleeson Library. Currently, my primary duties as Reference / Collection Development Librarian include coordination of the library’s collection development and library liaison programs; collection assessment (both books and journals); classroom instruction in my primary & backup liaison areas; research meetings with individual students; and reference public service. I also manage the Periodicals Unit on the 2nd floor of the library where we provide assistance in utilizing the collection of journals and newspapers in print and micro formats.
Archival collections / historic documents; collection management (print and electronic formats); information literacy; accessibility of academic library resources for persons with disabilities.