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v26 #5 Profiles Encouraged: Tyler Smeltekop

by | Oct 4, 2016 | 0 comments

photo_tyler_smeltekopCourse Materials Program Manager, Michigan State University Libraries
366 W. Circle Drive, Room W223, East Lansing, MI  48824
Phone:  (517) 884-6468  •  Fax:  (517) 335-1690
<smetek5@lib.msu.edu>  •  http://www.lib.msu.edu/about/coursemat/

BORN AND LIVED:  Born in Lansing, Michigan.  Raised in Williamston, Michigan.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER AND ACTIVITIES:  Began at the Course Materials Program as a student employee during my undergrad at MSU.  In the eight years since my hire, I’ve moved from a student employee to manager of the program.

FAMILY:  Lovely wife and a little cat.

IN MY SPARE TIME I LIKE:  Playing tennis and racquetball, seeing good friends often.

FAVORITE BOOKS:  Fight Club, The Count of Monte Cristo, Aldo Leopold’s A Sand County Almanac.

MOST MEMORABLE CAREER ACHIEVEMENT:  Doubling our Fall printed volume my first year as manager.

GOAL I HOPE TO ACHIEVE FIVE YEARS FROM NOW:  Become a librarian and continue to work towards bringing resources to students.

HOW/WHERE DO I SEE THE INDUSTRY IN FIVE YEARS:  Until more universities create and/or adequately support their own course materials programs, providing an alternative for faculty that emphasizes the utilization of already-licensed library resources, students will continue to pay more for content than they might have to.



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