Sherry Huffer Technical Services 40 years - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

1 / 32
About This Presentation

Sherry Huffer Technical Services 40 years


Danced hip-hop on stage at the Grand Ole Opry in May '08 for the Father/Daughter ... Prior to David's current 10 years with the Library, he also worked here (1984 ... – PowerPoint PPT presentation

Number of Views:105
Avg rating:3.0/5.0
Slides: 33
Provided by: Ship3


Transcript and Presenter's Notes

Title: Sherry Huffer Technical Services 40 years

Sherry Huffer ? Technical Services ? 40 years
  • Hired in 1968 and has spent all 40 years in the
  • Began in data entry, when we used keypunch
  • For many years our interface with Vanderbilt
  • Still responsible for paying many of the invoices
    in Order Services.
  • Has a very generous spirit, and is a very
    talented cross stitcher.

Paula Covington ? Central Library ? 35 years
  • Latin America and the Caribbean A Critical Guide
    to Research Sources (General Editor and
  • Recipient of the José Toribio Medina Award for
    outstanding contribution to research and
    scholarship in Latin American Studies. 
  • Former President of the Seminar on the
    Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials
    (SALALM), an international association of Latin
    Americanists, and Panelist, International
    Congress of Americanists, Warsaw.  
  • Project Director, National Endowment for the
    Humanities grants Contributor, NEH grant for
    Cuban preservation and digitization project.

Skip Pfeiffer ? TV News Archive ? 35 years
  • He has dedicated his entire 35 years of service
    at Vanderbilt to the Television News Archive.
  • Skip is the rock of the TV News Archive.   
  • He has indexed or abstracted more of the 800,000
    plus items in the Archive database than anyone
    else -- probably more than everyone else!    
  • Skip is a great tennis player and was once
    described as like playing against a wall every
    ball is returned. 
  • He is also a Los Angeles Dodgers baseball fan. 

Alice Cunningham ? Technical Services ? 35 years
  • Hired in 1973 in GTS, when we were the Joint
    University Libraries.
  • First job was filing and searching in the
    National Union Catalog.
  • Has worked in verification since 1980.
  • Our verification historianvaluable for
    historical procedures.
  • An excellent cook and party organizer!

Sue Davis ? Technical Services ? 30 years
  • Studied Art History, worked in circulation and
    copy cataloging.
  • Graduate of Peabody Library School.
  • Became our first Preservation Librarian.
  • Reminds us to guard carefully the materials in
    our care, paper as well as digital.
  • Known for her sense of humor.

Russ Mason ? TV News Archive ? 30 years
  • Russ has dedicated his entire 30 years of service
    to the Vanderbilt Television New Archive. 
  • Among his many jobs, he is the one who records
    the news every night as he has done for over 20
  • Russ is always looking for ways to improve the
  • Russ family has him all over the country son
    Neil a drummer with his band American Bang often
    on the road, daughter Kate who went away to
    School in Southern California, and wife Jennie,
    who lives in New York and sometimes makes
    commercials in Australia. 
  • Russ is a softball player, rotisserie baseball
    participant, and a Cubs fan.

Brenda McKee ? Law Library ? 25 years
  • Started in Resources Services in 1983. After 5
    years, moved to the Law Library and has been
    there ever since.
  • Believes in volunteering at VU, her sons schools
    and at church.
  • Brenda is a member of ALA, a Notary, a Deputy
    Dore, and she sings with the Head Notes.
  • She is most proud of her family and they all love

Larry Romans ? Central Library ? 25 years
  • Bibliographer for Political Science,
    Communication Studies, European Studies, Leisure
    Reading, and Managerial Studies former
    bibliographer for History and Economics. 
  • Larrys Government Information web page has been
    featured in USA Today. Only Wikipedia the
    American Political Science Association page
    outrank his Political Science page on Google. 
  • Member of ALA governing Council since 1992 and
    current member of the ALA Executive Board. 
  • Former Chair of ALAs Government Documents Round
    Table (GODORT) and winner of its two top awards
    -- the Documents to the People Award for
    outstanding leadership and the James Bennett
    Childs Award for lifetime contributions. 
  • An early promoter of instruction, Larry began the
    Communications Studies BI sessions 20 years
    before becoming the disciplines bibliographer.
    Personally gives more sessions annually than were
    done by the entire Central Library 25 years ago.

MAT Trotter ? Divinity Library ? 25 years
  • MAT was hired as student circ desk worker in the
    Divinity Library August 1979.
  • In 1983, she became the full time staff asst. to
    Dorothy Parks.
  • MAT has worked in the Annex, Science Library, as
    a Research Asst. to Malcolm Getz, and on the
    Microcon project in GTS.
  • She returned to the Divinity Library in 1994.
  • Mat enjoys gardening, reading and cooking.

Janet Thomason ? Central Library ? 25 years
  • Hired as Circulation Supervisor at the Science
    Library in December 1983.
  • Became Circulation Supervisor of the Central
    Library in February 1985.
  • Since that time, supervised various Central
    Library departments including Reserves, Microform
    Media, Periodicals, Stack Maintenance and
    Reference Maintenance, and Building Services.
  • Headed the barcoding project for Central Library
    in preparation for the switch to an automated
    library system was a member of one of the
    committees charged with selecting an automated
    library system both in 1986 and again in 1996.
  • Chair of the Disaster Preparedness Taskforce, as
    a part of the Preservation Self Study conducted
    in 1992.
  • Survived the renovation experience of Project
    Havoc in 1987, and coordinated the pulling of
    books from floors that were closed during that
    time. Became the resident expert on the fire
    alarm system in the GLB, and now provide training
    and updating of the evacuation plans for the
    Central Library.

David Carpenter ? Central Library ? 20 years
  • Hired as the Psychology Bibliographer in 1988,
    and has covered many subject areas including
    Anthropology, Economics, datafiles, and
  • Served as Head of Reference at Central Library
    for over 6 ½ years and completed a 1-year term
    as Acting Director of Walker Management Library
    until September 2006. 
  • Currently serving as Acting Director of Central
    Library since July 2007 (following a
    coast-to-coast hike across Scotland with his wife
    in May 2007 to prove his stamina for the new job
  • Lives in and commutes from Bowling Green where
    his wife, Michael Ann Williams, is the head of
    the department of Folk Studies and Anthropology. 
  • Loves travelling to Scotland and the Maritime
    Provinces plays the mandolin, belongs to the
    Nashville Old-Time String Band Association, and
    attends the annual 4 day MerleFest in North
    Carolina each year.

Dewey James ? OUL ? 20 years
  • Dewey started working full-time for the library
    in 1988, though he started here earlier than that
    with VTS.
  • He was promoted to supervisor of copier services
    and building services manager in 1994.
  • In 1997, he became supervisor of the mailroom
    operation as well.
  • Dewey was awarded an Innovation/Creativity award
    in 2005.
  • Dewey has a Private Pilots License, and enjoys
    riding motorcycles with his dog Tiki, he is
    certified in both Auto Mechanics and High Power

Deborah Brooks ? Management Library ? 20 years
  • Deborah began as a serials control clerk at
    Walker Management Library. Her role has evolved
    countless times since then, currently Manager of
    Operations, but remains Deborah the Psychiatrist
    is IN Brooks.  
  • Graduated from Peabody, worked for Ingram
    Industries, and found her professional calling
    as an honorary librarian.
  • Deborah was nominated for a Commodore Award.
  • Loves being a grandmother to her three
    grandchildren Tyler, Derriona and Gabrielle.
  • Originally from Mobile, AL she makes a killer
    jambalaya, but misses being near the ocean, so
    she vacations by water whenever possible.
  • Basketball, football, Olympics, you name it,
    Deborah loves sports she holds season tickets
    to Vanderbilt Football.

Denise Chavez ? Technical Services ? 20 years
  • Natural teacher
  • Attention to detail working with authorities
  • Interested in technology, both hardware and
  • Shows concern for her co-workers
  • Involved with Girl Scouts as trainer and leader

Linda Tesar ? Law Library ? 20 years
  • Reclassified thousands of titles including the
    Law Librarys entire foreign and international
    collection, the state reporters, administrative
    reports, and legislative histories.
  • Coordinated various projects to correct, add or
    amend the Law Librarys U.S. government documents
    collection in Acorn, including a piece by piece
    survey of 114,000 items.
  • During the Law Schools renovation, orchestrated
    the transfer of 24,000 volumes to the Annex, the
    removal of 8,000 volumes from the collection, and
    the preparation for storage of 18 tons of U.S.
    government documents.
  • Organized, created inventory guides for, and
    began digitizing the Law Schools collection of
    documents from the Krupp trial in Nuremberg.
  • Involved in various activities for the American
    Association of Law Libraries including 2002/2003
    Placement Committee chair, editor/design editor
    of Technical Services Law Librarian, and
    2008/2009 chair of the Technical Services Special
    Interest Section.

Linda Hand ? Technical Services ? 20 years
  • Hired in the Serials Department in GTS in 1988.
  • The welcoming face everyone sees when they arrive
    in Order Services.           
  • Always makes a positive contribution to morale
    and efforts of Order Services.
  • Tenacious problem solver.
  • Proud grandmother.

Yvonne Boyer ? Central Library ? 20 years
  • Bibliographer for Art, History of Art, French
    Italian, and Librarian for the W.T. Bandy Center
    for Baudelaire and Modern French Studies.  
  • Getty Research Institute Scholar Associate,
    Special Collections Library, 2007-2008.  
  • President of Art Libraries Society of North
    America/Southeast Chapter, 2007-2008 and hosted
    Chapter Conference at Vanderbilt, 2007.
  • Chair of Romance Language Discussion Group (RLDG)
    and member of the Planning Committee of the
    Western European Studies Section Conference
    (WESS) in Paris, France, 2004.  
  • The ARL Editorial Committee selected Yvonnes
    submission of the Gilbert Sigaux Collection of
    the W.T. Bandy Center to represent the Vanderbilt
    Library in the ARL 75th Anniversary publication,
    Celebrating Research Libraries Rare and Special
    Collections from the Membership of the
    Association of Research Libraries, 2007.

Chris Waldrop ? Technical Services ? 15 years
  • Serials receiver since 1993 began in Order
    Services Mail Room
  • Go-to person for electronic journal or database
    order problems
  • Expert in Workflows as a tester, trainer,
    resource to others
  • Quirky sense of humor poet, renowned joke- and
  • Devoted to the family Dalmatian show dogs and
    cat, Hugo

Robert Wright ? Central Library ? 15 years
  • President of the Association of Information
    Technology Professionals for two years.
  • Presently the newsletter editor for Association
    of Information Technology Professionals.
  • Have served as a Technology Support Coordinator
    since the beginning of that function.
  • Developed the basic billing procedures for
    Central, Divinity, and Peabody libraries.
  • Self-described as part customer service
    representative, late night Reference librarian,
    sometime security person, occasional handyman,
    and full-time night time face of the Circulation
    Department of the Vanderbilt Central Library.

Jeffrey Taylor ? Technical Services ? 10 years
  • Recently promoted to LAIV in Cataloging and
    Authorities Team.
  • Cataloged all Vanderbilt and Peabody theses and
    dissertations from 1998-2008.
  • Enjoys a challenge translates French for fun,
    volunteered to learn map and music cataloging.
  • Almost finished PhD in Philosophyall but
  • Fan of William S. Burroughs.

Melinda Brown ? Central Library ? 10 years
  • Melinda started as the Economics, Philosophy, and
    Womens Studies Bibliographer, and her job title
    has changed four times in 10 years.
  • She coordinated the development and
    implementation of the 2007 Vanderbilt Visions
    library session seen by approximated 1700 first
    year students. 
  • Co-founded the Committee on Undergraduate
    Information Literacy (CUIL) made up of
    representatives from all four libraries that
    served undergraduates, the Writing Studio and the
    Center for Teaching, as well as other interested
    University parties. 
  • Served as Acting Head of Reference and
    Instruction Coordinator for the Central Library
    since January 2008. 
  • Recipient of 2 Library Innovation /Creativity

Regina Berry ? Technical Services ? 10 years
  • Has a B.A. in Russian, minor in European Studies
    from Vanderbilt.
  • Has also studied Czech, French, German, Spanish,
    and Uzbek.
  • Formerly worked in Office of Schedules and
    Reservations for Sarratt Student Center.
  • Fast worker always willing to take on new tasks.
  • Long-time Nashville resident who walks to work
    each day.

Kitty Porter ? Science Engineering Library ?
10 years
  • Start date of September 1, 1998.
  • Has achieved Fifth Level of Understanding in all
    matters SFX.
  • Will testify in any court of law that dogs really
    are Womans Best Friend.
  • Would agree with the sentiment that being a
    grandmother is great fun.
  • Although Kitty is highly intelligent, she is
    currently unavailable to be Secretary of the

Joseph Collins ? Management Library ? 10 years
  • Joes library career began as Evening Circulation
    Supervision, Walker Management Library (1998)
    Stacks Assistant, Annex (1999) Evening Access
    Services Supervisor, Walker Management Library
  • Danced hip-hop on stage at the Grand Ole Opry in
    May '08 for the Father/Daughter dance with Green
    Hills School of Dance.
  • Loves snowboarding so much he worked at a Ski
    Resort living in cramped dorm-like conditions  so
    he could get a "free" Season Pass. -Mammoth Mtn.
    CA (1991).
  • Met his wife serendipitously when they both
    decided to "runaway" to Colorado. He worked at a
    Youth Hostel while she was staying there.
  • Attended school for 5 months in Cannes, France
    attended the Cannes film festival of 1987 and
    backpacked through Europe at the same time.

Molly Dohrmann ? Special Collections ? 10 years
  • Molly has processed the largest collection ever
    received in Special Collections ,the Louis
    Nichols Papers, which has 444 boxes.
  • One of Mollys fortes is conducting oral history
    interviews. She is praised by the interviewee as
    putting them at ease and being a cheerful
    interviewer. This is a natural for her, as she
    worked at WPLN as an interviewer of noted
  • She is a graduate of the George Peabody College
    Library School.
  • Molly has a Scottish Terrier named Robert Burns,
    or Bobbie for short, that she dotes on.

David Hughett ? OUL ? 10 years
  • David has been involved with both interlibrary
    lending and borrowing since he came to ILL in
  • He has collected comic books since his childhood.
    He frequents the Great Escape weekly, and his
    work area is protected by Cthulhu. 
  • Before ILL stole David away, he worked in the
    Central Libraryfrom 1998 to 2001 with
    Circulation for stacks maintenance, and from 2001
    to 2003 in stacks maintenance for both
    Circulation and Referenceand has an encyclopedic
    knowledge of the collections. 
  • Prior to Davids current 10 years with the
    Library, he also worked here (1984-1988) in
    newspapers and current periodicals. 
  • David earned his M.Ed. degree from Tennessee
    State University in 1992, and Masters work in
    History at Vanderbilt in 1984.

Celia Walker ? Peabody Library ? 5 years
  • Celia joined the Library in 2003 in the role of
    Director of Communications and Institutional
    Advancement. She has chaired both the
    Communications and Staff Development committees.
    She coordinated the Librarys many development
    activities in cooperation with the Universitys
    Alumni and Development operation.
  • Celia took on the role of director of the Peabody
    Library in 2007, first in an acting capacity and
    then for the longer term. 
  • Celia has served as one of the grants team and
    contributor to the Volunteer Voices IMLS funded
  • Celia grew up in east Tennessee and is a long
    time resident of Nashville having attended
    Vanderbilt for her masters degree in Art History.
    Before her library life, Celia was senior
    curator for American Art at Cheekwood.  Celia
    received her masters degree in Information
    Science from UTK in 2005.
  • She has two children, Grace, who is a student at
    Indiana University and Paul who is a senior at
    Battle Ground Academy. Her cats keep her company
    at home, too, and she spends a great deal of time
    gardening and cooking and pickling the results.

Jodie Gambill ? LITS ? 5 years
  • Archives Assistant, Special Collections, July
    2003-May 2007.
  • LITS, Term Professional, May 2007 to present.
  • MS in Information Science, May 2007 (UTK)
  • Web committee and co-web mistress Tenn-Share.
  • ALA New Members Round Table.
  • Loves dogs and football.

Lara Beth Lehman ? Peabody Library ? 5 years
  • In fiscal year 2007/2008, Lara Beth entered an
    amazing 4,176 new items to the Curriculum
    Materials Center catalog.
  • She serves as co-chair of the Tennessee Library
    Association Reference Roundtable.
  • She loves to read and is an avid fan of
    childrens literature.
  • She is a devoted East Tennessee native.
  • She loves rock tumbling and makes jewelry with
    the polished rocks.
  • She is a music fan, remaining faithful to her
    college bands on tour.
  • She is a wonderful combination of an easy going
    and exceptionally enthusiastic person.

Kelly Lockaby ? Central Library ? 5 years
  • Pulled all the volumes to be transferred to the
    Library Annex from the 3rd, 5th, and 7th floors
    of Central Library in support of the massive
    transfer project.
  • Helped move all the books from the 2nd floor to
    the 3rd floor of the Central Library--and then
    removed all the shelves from the 2nd floor to get
    ready for the Divinity renovation project. 
  • Moved all the bibliography collection (5704
    volumes) from the 4th floor to other
    locations--and removed the shelving to create
    room for the Leisure Reading collection and a
    popular new study area. 
  • Pulled all 1,253 bound periodicals for the JSTOR
    project, so that the volumes could be transferred
    to the Library Annex. 
  • Replaced all the dim, faded labels from volumes
    in our bound periodicals collection with new,
    easy-to-read labels.

Brent Tenpenny ? Management Library ? 5 years
  • Brent has worked at 3 libraries in the Jean
    Alexander Heard system  He began work as
    Periodical Department Supervisor, Education
    Library (1983) Evening Supervisor, Walker
    Management Library (1986) Coordinator of Access
    Services, Education Library (1987) Serials
    Department Supervisor, Massey Law Library (1994)
    and Access Services Manager, Walker Management
    Library (2003).
  • Worked in private industry where he established a
    corporate records management system and led a
    conversion of records to digital format
  • Selected to work on a new Faculty research
    database for the Owen website (2004).
  • Appointed as member of the Walker Management
    library renovation project (SEMAT ) task group
  • Has experience as a Bartender and an electrician.

Greg Weldy ? Annex ? 5 years
  • Greg wants to rename the Library Annex
    Million-O-Books (and yes, he does shop at
  • If he didnt work for the library hed like to
    design rock gardens.
  • His recreational goal is to build a canoe from
    bamboo chopsticks.
  • Greg and his wife Pia enjoy building park trains.
  • Did you know Greg has participated in
    archaeological digs to Guatemala and hes had
    interesting travels in Spain, Mexico and Chile?
Write a Comment
User Comments (0)