Periodicals / Reference Librarian
Office: Gleeson 201
Phone: (415) 422-5352
Primary Liaison Areas:
Psychology (undergrad), Kinesiology, Sport Management.
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 Periodicals / Reference Librarian include assessment and management of Gleeson Library's print and microform periodicals collections; classroom instruction in my primary & backup liaison areas; research meetings with individual students; and reference public service. As Processing Archivist, I work in the University Archives appraising, arranging and describing collection materials of historical significance pertaining to the University of San Francisco.
Archival collections / historic documents; collection management (print and electronic formats); information literacy; accessibility of academic library resources for persons with disabilities.