These are the 12 tasks that constitute my professional work at Lane...
1. Acquisitions evaluation
- decide which major reference tools and electronic databases to acquire.
2. Classroom teaching
- teach about the Library's resources, using general or customized presentations.
3. Collection management
- build the Library's book, dvd and electronic collections by selecting new materials and removing outdated items. My subject areas are:
- American Indians
- applied design
- computer & information technology
- ethnic studies
- international studies
- law & criminal justice
- mass media (movies, tv, newspapers, web)
- multimedia & game design
- political science
- popular culture
- recreational reading collection
- work on copyright issues for the campus community.
5. Faculty liaison
- collaborate with faculty to build the collection and match the Library's services to the College curriculum.
6. Information literacy
- work on the College's goals in developing information literacy amongst students.
7. Library governance
- actively participate in planning for the Library and working with other staff and users to improve services.
- edit and produce the Library's faculty newsletter Inklings.
- maintain the Library's database of minutes and reports.
- staff the reference desk and provide direct information services to all the Library's users through a variety of interfaces.
11. Service improvements
- research, plan, adapt and implement new services.
12. Web/print publishing
- develop content for the Library website and plan the site's overall structure and objectives; create print and electronic research guides for the Library.