Leatherby Libraries, Chapman University
Orange, CA 92866
Phone: (714) 532-7769
Fax: (714) 532-7743
Born and lived: Champaign County, IL, and elsewhere in IL; later in Philadelphia, PA; and now in Orange County, CA.
Early life: Champaign, IL.
Professional career and activities: Active member of ALA-ALCTS and (substantial) academic library experience in both public and technical services positions; certified teacher at the secondary level and member of the AATG.
Family: Mom (a retired librarian); three siblings, including a brother who is a librarian; nieces & nephews.
In my spare time I like: Reading; writing.
Favorite books: Mysteries by a short list of authors; historical non-fiction.
Pet peeves: Poor planning.
Philosophy: Do it right the first time.
Most memorable career achievement: As I am submitting this profile, one thing does not stand out, other than chairing a committee and making an award presentation at ALA Annual 2012. This article might supersede that, and there are other possibilities. Let’s just say I have a lot of “irons in the fire.”
Goal I hope to achieve five years from now: Book/book chapter publication(s).
How/where do I see the industry in five years: Fewer service positions identifiable as librarians; consolidation of services and content access points via vendor/publisher mergers or otherwise; library acquisitions increasingly driven by patron options/selections made at the point-of-use.