2010 – Spring Semester

JOHN B. COLEMAN LIBRARIANS IN THE NEWS…

Spring 2010

Phyllis Earles, University Archivist

Phyllis Earles, University Archivist recently published an article in the The Genealogical Record entitled: Archives of the Houston Area Series – John B. Coleman Library at Prairie View A&M University. The article is in the Spring 2010, Vol. 52, Nos. 1 & 2 issue.

Elizabeth Jean Brumfield, Distance Services Librarian

Elizabeth Jean Brumfield, Distance Services Librarian recently published an articled in the Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning entitled: Applying the Critical Theory of Library Technology to Distance Library Services. The article is in the June, 2010, v.4 no1/2 issue. Ms. Brumfield presented a paper at the Juvenile Justice 6th Annual Research Symposium on April 16, 2010 entitled: Library Collaboration to Reduce Recidivism Among Youth Offenders. The presentation was based on an article Brumfield published entitled: Library Outreach to Juvenile Offenders in Intensive Supervision Probation Programs (Community Centered House Arrest). The article can be found in the ERIC (Educational Resource Information Center) database, ERIC no. ED502892Ms. Brumfield moderated two sessions at the 14th Annual Off Campus Library Conference in Cleveland Ohio, April 28-30, 2010 entitled: Cloud Collaboration: Using Microsoft SharePoint as a Tool to Enhance Access Services and Untapped Potential: Seeking Library Donors among Alumni of Distance Learning Programs.  Ms. Brumfield presented a session entitled: HBCU Libraries and Technology at the National Association of African American Studies and Affiliate Conference in Baton Rouge, February 8-13, 2010.May 2, 2010 Ms. Brumfield received the Certificate of Advanced Study in Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Information Sciences.
Kimberly M. Gay, Reference and Instruction Librarian Kimberly M. Gay, Reference and Instruction Librarian attended the Historically Black Colleges and University’s Information Literacy Buddy Program meeting on March 16, 2010 in Mississippi at Jackson State University.
 2010 Texas Library Association Conference in San Antonio Kimberly M. Gay, Reference and Instruction Librarian and Karl Henson, Electronic Services Librarian attended the 2010 Texas Library Association Conference in San Antonio April 14-17, 2010.
Dr. Rosie Albritton, Director of Library Services Dr. Rosie Albritton, Director of Library Services was recently appointed to the American Library Association (ALA) – Council Orientation Committee for a two-year term, 2010-2012, beginning at the end of the 2010 ALA Annual Conference. The charge to this Committee is to develop and carry out a mentoring and orientation program for new and continuing Councilors and to manage the Council suite or lounge at the Midwinter Meeting and at the Annual Conference.
Kimberly M. Gay, Reference and Instruction Librarian Kimberly M. Gay, Reference and Instruction Librarian has been appointed to the Texas Library Association’s Lariat Adult Fiction Reading List Task Force committee. Her responsibilities will include but not limited to researching and evaluating adult fiction books for TLA’s reading list.
Dr. Rosie Albritton, Director of Library Services Dr. Rosie Albritton, Director of Library Services was recently appointed to the Texas Library Association (TLA) – Nominating Committee for 2010-2011. The charge to this Committee is to select the best qualified candidates for officer positions in the association, who will represent different types of libraries, and from different geographic areas around the State.
Kimberly M. Gay, Reference and Instruction Librarian Kimberly M. Gay, Reference and Instruction Librarian presented at the Harris County Public Library’s Northwest Branch Library on Saturday, February 20, 2010 as part of their Black History Month Presentations. Ms. Gay’s presentation was on African American Genealogy 101 – How to begin researching your family’s past.
10th Annual Assessment Conference at Texas A&M Steve Shaw, Head of Reference and Instruction and Karl Henson, Electronic Services Librarian Presented a roundtable discussion entitled Closing the Loop on Library Assessment: Lessons Learned, Ideas Shared at the 10th Annual Assessment Conference at Texas A&M University, February 22, 2010.

Kimberly M. Gay, Reference and Instruction Librarian

Kimberly M. Gay, Reference and Instruction Librarian co-presented at the RAMP (Research Association of Minority Professors) 29th Annual Conference; on Friday, February 5, 2010 in Houston, Texas. The presentation was Pathways to Pathfinders: Academic Librarians and Researching Credible Health Data in the World Wide Web for Minorities. The presentation addressed issues concerning information seeking behaviors of African American Health Information, Internet Technology- Digital Divide, Academic Librarians. She co-presented with Riley, Ola, M.L.I.S. Medical Academy Librarian at PVAMU.

Elizabeth Jean Brumfield , Distance Services Librarian

Elizabeth Jean Brumfield , Distance Services Librarian, attended the Copyright and Teach Act Training Workshop for librarians at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, TX, October 10, 2009.
Kimberly M. Gay, Reference and Instruction Librarian Kimberly M. Gay, Reference and Instruction Librarian was the keynote speaker for the University College Building Number 38 Lecture Series on February 9, 2010, held in the John B. Coleman Library. The theme of the lectures series was “Gaming: Body v. Brain”. Ms. Gay spoke about important issues for young men – knowing the value of getting a college degree; knowing the importance of good health and staying healthy, reading and knowing how to find good information; plus words of wisdom on building good friendships.

American Library Association’s Midwinter conference

 
Dr. Rosie L. Albritton
, Library Director, Helen Yeh, Associate Director, Juanita Walker, Assistant Director, and Dr. Stephen Shaw, Head of Reference and Information Services recently attended the American Library Association’s Midwinter conference in Boston, MA January 15-19, 2010. Librarians converged to meet and discuss cutting-edge ideas.

Elizabeth Jean Brumfield, Distance Services Librarian

Elizabeth Jean Brumfield, Distance Services Librarian presented at the 16th National HBCU Faculty Development Symposium in October 2009 in Atlanta Georgia, Title of the of the presentation. Title of presentation was Technology and the HBCU Librarian. Ms Brumfield also served on the Conference Committee and participated in the National Association of Multicultural Educators Conference, Oct 28-31, 2009, in Denver, Colorado.

 


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