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About the Library

This guide covers policies, procedures and directions for the UT Southwestern Health Sciences Digital Library and Learning Center

Library Staff

Name: Elizabeth Barksdale
Title: Education and Instruction Librarian
Email: Elizabeth.Barksdale@UTSouthwestern.edu
Phone: 214-648-1232

Tracy Beeson

Name: Tracy Beeson
Title: Sr. Metadata Specialist
Email: tracy.beeson@utsouthwestern.edu
Phone: 214-648-2362

Library Responsibilities

  • Copy catalogs books, serials, audiovisual formats, and other types of items.
  • Assists with record and inventory management of cataloged library materials, including helping with inventories, processing withdrawals, and editing and correcting Library records.
  • Deposits digital materials and provides local cataloging of Grand Rounds into the UT Southwestern Institutional Repository.
  • Records and updates the units statistical work form of all items added to or being withdrawn from the Library's catalog.
  • Assists with gathering catalog-related statistics for organizations such as the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL).

Education

Some college courses at Eastfield Junior College.

Software Application Skills

  • Microsoft Word 2007/2010
  • SirsiDynix (Workflows/eLibrary)
  • OCLC Connexions
  • DOCLINE

Name: Marta CastilloMarta Castillo
Title: Housekeeper
Email: marta.castillo@utsouthwestern.edu
Phone: 214-648-9071

Library Responsibilities

  • Provide North and South Campus with cleaning and general maintenance services
  • Monitor contracted cleaning vendors
  • Make sure study rooms are clean
  • Assist in general administrative duties and planning events
  • Monitor the Library daily for activities of concern that need to be brought to Administrative attention

Contact me regarding:

  • Conditions of the student study rooms
  • General condition of all public areas
  • Bathroom concerns
  • Monitor an irregular condition found in the facility

Areas of Interest

  • People watching
  • Learning more English to Spanish translations
  • Learning more about computer activities and programs

Education

  • Intituto Nacional Isidro Menendez, El Salvador, Central America - Graduated
  • Univercidad Nacional El Salvador, El Salvador, Central America - Psychology Major

Professional Information

  • Dental Assistant in El Salvador, Central America
  • Facility maintenance 18 years

Name: Jon Crossno, AHIP
Title: Collection Management Librarian
Email: jon.crossno@utsouthwestern.edu
Phone: 214-648-2562

Contact Me Regarding:

  • Cataloging & metadata
  • Collection recommendations (e.g., books, journals, databases, etc.)
  • Electronic theses or dissertations at UT Southwestern
  • Publishing & editing articles
  • SharePoint

Library Responsibilities

  • Manage and review the Library's collection budget, which provides necessary collection resources for the UT Southwestern campus.
  • Investigate and recommend new purchases - including recommendations from faculty, staff, and students - that support the clinical, education, and research missions of UT Southwestern.
  • Serve as the sales/licensing point of contact with vendors and provide backup customer service support for technical issues.
  • Identify potential resources for cancellation and communicate final cancellation decisions with vendors.
  • Provide cataloging support for the ongoing development and maintenance of the Library’s website and online catalog (OPAC), including creating and maintaining catalog records for items in all print and electronic formats (e.g., monographs, serials, audiovisual materials, and electronic resources) in the Library’s collections.
  • Collaborate with library partners to create, enrich, or maintain the description of digital objects, using local and national cataloging or metadata standards, bibliographic and authority control, and knowledge management.
  • Provide support for the Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Submission System (Vireo), such as processing approved student submissions for publication, troubleshooting administrative questions, and assisting with access issues.
  • Participate in Library and campus-wide teams and task forces.

Areas of Interest

  • Cataloging
  • Collection Development
  • Metadata
  • Web Publishing & Development

Education

  • M.S., University of North Texas, Library Science, 1996
  • B.A., The University of Texas at Austin, English/Journalism, 1990

Professional Information

  • Academy of Health Information Professionals: Distinguished Member (2017-2022)
  • DFW Health Libraries Information Network (HealthLINE): treasurer (November 2013-January 2017), past chair (2012), chair (2011), chair-elect (2010), member (2000-present)
    • Communications Committee: chair (2017-present)
  • Medical Library Association (MLA): member (1999-Present)
    • LGBTQIA+ Caucus: co-convener (2007-2009); program task force (2006-2008), newsletter editor (2002-2006), member (1999-present)
    • Social Justice & Health Disparities Caucus: past chair (2019-2020), chair (2018-2019), chair-elect (2017-2018), nominee to the MLA Nominating Committee (2014), webmaster (2015-present), member (2005-present)
    • Technical Services Caucus: member (2015-present)
      • Membership Committee: member (2016-2018)
      • Nominating Committee: member (2018-2019)
  • South Central Chapter/MLA (SCC/MLA): treasurer (2017-2019), past president (2012-2013), president (2011-2012), president-elect (2010-2011), secretary (2005-2006), nominee to the MLA Nominating Committee (2020-present), 2014 Quint Chapter Meeting liaison (2012-2014), membership database manager (1999-2010, 2015-2018), provisional LAC co-chair: 2024 Dallas (2019-present), Wild Apricot co-administrator (2018-present), member (1997-present)
    • Communications Committee: member (1999-2010, 2015-present)
    • Finance Committee: chair (2012-2013), member (2010-2013, 2017-present)
    • Fund Raising Committee: board liaison (2017-2019)
    • Hospital Library Interest Section: treasurer (2019), member (2008-present)
    • Membership Committee: member (1999-2010, 2015-present), board liaison (2017-2019)
    • Meeting Registration Task Force: member (2017-2018)
    • SCC 2020 Virtual Arrangements Committee: member (2020)
    • SCC 2021 Virtual Arrangements Committee: member (2021)
  • Texas Digital Library (TDL)
    • TCDL (Texas Conference on Digital Libraries) 2019 Planning Committee: member (2018-2019)
    • TCDL 2020 Planning Committee: member (2019-2020)
    • TDCL 2021 Planning Committee: member (2020-present)
    • Vireo Users Group Steering Committee: member (2020-present)

Selected Talks and Presentations

Selected Publications

  • Crossno J, Traditi LK, Mills J. Chapter news: join us for Quint*Essential: Convergence & Collaboration. MLA News. 2014 Sep;54(8):12,13.
  • Crossno J. Chapter news: news from the South Central Chapter. MLA News. 2012 Sep;52(8):18.
  • Crossno JE, DeShay CH, Huslig MA, Mayo HG, Patridge EF. A case study: the evolution of a “facilitator model” liaison program in an academic medical library. J Med Libr Assoc. 2012 Jul;100(3):171-5.
  • Crossno J. 10.10.8 pulmonary disease. In: Thompson LL, Carrigan E, Higa HL, Tobia R, editors. The Medical Library Association’s guide to authoritative information resources in the health sciences. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers; 2011. p. 239-42.
  • Hendrix I, Crossno J, Hopkins M, eds. 2010 membership directory: South Central Chapter/Medical Library Association. 31st ed. Dallas, TX: South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association, 2010.
  • Huang, L, Crossno J, eds. 2009 membership directory: South Central Chapter/Medical Library Association. 30th ed. Dallas, TX: South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association, 2009.

Awards and Grants

  • SCAMeL Professional Development/Exchange Award (2016), South Central Academic Medical Libraries (SCAMeL) Consortium
  • HealthLINE Librarian of the Year (2012), Dallas/Fort Worth Health Libraries Information Network (HealthLINE).
  • SCC/MLA Librarian of the Year (2008), South Central Chapter/MLA, Dallas, TX.
  • EBSCO/MLA Annual Meeting Grant (2004), Medical Library Association, Washington, DC
  • SCC Research Award (1998), South Central Chapter/MLA Research Committee, Fort Worth, TX
  • "Designing a Customer Service Survey Instrument for Use in Academic Medical Libraries" (Funded: Jun 1998 / Completed: Jan 1999), South Central Academic Medical Libraries (SCAMeL) Consortium research grant

More Information

Chianta Dorsey

Name: Chianta Dorsey
Title: University Archivist, and Manager, Special Collections & Archives
Email: chianta.dorsey@utsouthwestern.edu
Phone: 214-648-8991

Library Responsibilities

  • Manages the Archives and Special Collections unit.
  • Oversees the collection, preservation, and access of UT Southwestern’s historical records and archival collections.
  • Develops and evaluates policies for the University Archives.
  • Manages the processing and description of collections in a wide variety of physical and digital formats to increase accessibility.
  • Performs outreach activities to educate and inform UT Southwestern’s community about the functions of the University Archives.

Contact me regarding:

  • Access, duplication, and publication of UT Southwestern’s historical records and images
  • Donation of materials to the University Archives
  • Tours or presentations regarding the resources of the University Archives & Special Collections

Areas of Interest

  • Medical archives
  • History of Medicine
  • Preservation of archival materials

Education

  • M.S., Library & Information Science, Simmons University
  • M.A., History, Simmons University
  • B.A., History, Xavier University of Louisiana

Professional Information

  • Society of Southwest Archivists
  • Archivists and Librarians in the History of the Health Sciences

Selected Talks and Presentations

  • “Diversifying the Digital Historical Record.” Digital Library Federation pre-conference. Pittsburgh, PA. October 22, 2017.
  • “Facing the Challenges of Digital Preservation and Access.” Southeastern Museums Conference. New Orleans, LA. September 13, 2017.
  • “Digital Collections & Civil Rights: Archivists’ Perspectives on Making Movement History Accessible Beyond Archival Walls.” Black Caucus of the American Library Association annual meeting. Atlanta, GA. August 11, 2017.
  • “Preserving the Beats: Collecting Hip Hop and House Music.” Association for the Study of African American Life and History annual meeting. Atlanta, GA. September 25, 2015.

Awards and Grants

  • Digital Library Federation Fellowship, Institute for Museum and Library Services, 2017.

Kelly Gonzalez

Name: Kelly Gonzalez
Title: Assistant Vice President for Library Services
Email: kelly.gonzalez@utsouthwestern.edu
Phone: 214-648-2626

Library Responsibilities

  • Lead 28 member professional and classified staff in delivering information resources and services to the UT Southwestern community.
  • Emphasize the importance of excellent customer service and communications as organizational goals and strengths.
  • Nurture a flexible, collaborative, and performance-oriented staff team.
  • Represent the Library to campus committees, state governmental bodies, accrediting agencies, and academic, regional and national organizations and consortia.
  • Monitor and evaluate the strategic plan and supporting the Library activities on an ongoing basis.
  • Coach staff in developing and monitoring strategies to support the Library’s strategic initiatives.
  • Monitor fiscal, strategic, and technology planning.
  • The Library serves over 20,000 faculty, staff, students, and residents in the medical center and has an annual operating budget of over $5 million.

Areas of Interest

  • Assessment
  • Medical Informatics
  • Online Instruction
  • Digital Libraries
  • Database Development
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Planning

Education

  • M.B.A. Health Care Management, Saint Leo University, 2013
  • National Library of Medicine/Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries Leadership Fellow, 2010-2011
  • Medical Informatics MBL/NLM Course Fellow - Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA. Sponsored by the National Library of Medicine. Certificate, Fall Course, 2009.
  • Frye Institute Fellow - Emory University, Atlanta, GA. Sponsored by the Council on Library and Information Resources, EDUCAUSE, and Emory University. Certificate, May 31 - June 11, 2009.
  • M.S., University of North Texas, Information Science, 1992
  • B.A., Texas A&M University, English/Linguistics, 1991

Professional Information

  • Academy of Health Information Professionals: Distinguished Member (2012-2017)
  • HealthLINE (2000-Present): treasurer (2013-Present), past chair (2012), chair (2011), chair-elect (2010)
  • Medical Library Association (1999-Present)
    • Collection Development Section (2006-Present)
      • Continuing Education Committee (2012-2013)
      • Website Committee (2013-2014): interim chair (August-December 2014)
    • EBSCO/MLA Meeting Grant Jury (2010-2011)
    • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Health Science Librarians Special Interest Group (1999-Present): co-convener (2007-2009); newsletter editor (2002-2006)
    • Public Services Section (2001-2005)
    • Relevant Issues Section (2005-Present)
    • Research Section (2005-2006)
  • National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region, Technology Advisory Committee (2001-2003)
  • South Central Chapter/MLA (1997-Present): past president (2012-2013), president (2011-2012), president-elect (2010-2011), secretary (2005-2006); membership database manager (1999-2010), 2014 Quint Chapter Meeting Liaison (2012-2014)
    • 2014 Quint MLA Chapter Meeting Steering Committee: co-chair (2013-2014)
    • Communications Committee (1999-2010)
    • Finance Committee (2010-2013): chair (2012-2013)
    • History Committee (2005-2007)
    • Local Arrangements Committee (2007-2008)
    • Membership Committee (1999-2010)
    • Nominating Committee (2012-2013): co-chair (2012-2013)
    • Program Committee (2011-2012): co-chair (2011-2012)
    • SCC Chapter Website Redesign Task Force (2008-2010)
    • SCC Registration Task Force (2007)
    • Wild Apricot Implementation Task Force (2014): chair (2014)
  • Texas Library Association (1995-2000, 2002, 2004-2006)
    • College and University Libraries Division (2000, 2002, 2004-2006)
    • Public Libraries Division (1995-1999)
    • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered Interest Group (2002, 2004-2006)
    • Small Community Libraries Round Table (1995-2000)
  • TexShare Card Working Group (2004-2006)

Teaching and Presentation Materials

Selected Publications

More Information

Name: Desmond Ho
Title: Web Applications Developer
Email: desmond.ho@utsouthwestern.edu
Phone: 214-648-6464

Nichelle Mack

Name: Nichelle Mack
Title: Education and Instruction Librarian
Email: nichelle.mack@utsouthwestern.edu
Phone: 214-648-9020

Library Responsibilities

  • Lead, coordinate, and provide library educational services
  • Coordinate the Postdoctoral Information Mastery course
  • Provide orientations and information literacy classes upon request

Contact me regarding:

  • Key Class Series
  • Online training opportunities

Liaison Areas

  • School of Health Professions
  • Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
  • Postdoc

Areas of Interest

  • Online instruction

Education

  • Quality Matters Teaching Online Certificate, December 2019
  • MS in Education, Capella University, Minneapolis, MN, 2015-2016
  • MS in Library Sciences, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, PA, 2007-2008
  • BA in History, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, 2004-2006

Professional Information

  • Member of the Medical Library Association (MLA), 2015-2018
  • Member of the Meyerhoff Prize Jury, an MLA Award Committee, 2016-2017
  • Member of the Darling Medal for Distinguished Achievement in Collection Development in the Health Sciences Jury, 2017- 2018
  • Treasurer for the Memphis Area Library Council, 2015-2018
  • Vice President of the Tennessee Health Science Library Association, 2016-2017

Selected Talks and Presentations

Selected Publications

  • Mack, N. (2019). Developing a library makerspace. In J. Herron, 3D printing in medical libraries: A crash course in supporting innovation in health care. Rowman & Littlefield: Lanham, MD: 46-48.

Software Application Skills

  • EndNote

Awards and Grants

  • Technology Improvement Award (2017), National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SEA).
  • Rose Y. Temple Distinguished Staff Award (2018), Baptist College of Health Sciences, Memphis, TN
  • Professional Development Award (2019), National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region (SCR)

Helen Mayo

Name: Helen Mayo
Title: Research Librarian
Email: helen.mayo@utsouthwestern.edu
Phone: 214-648-7395

Library Responsibilities

  • Provide online literature searches and answer reference questions
  • Provide individual training sessions in Library products and services
  • Collaborate with clients on appropriate projects such as journal articles, presentations, and book chapters
  • Act as Liaison to multiple departments
  • Serve on Institutional Review Board 2

Contact me regarding:

Liaison Areas

  • Clinical Scholars
  • Department of Clinical Sciences
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Institutional Review Board
  • Office of Faculty Diversity and Development
  • Office of Women's Careers
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Promotion and Tenure
  • Surgery
  • Surgery - GI/Endocrine Surgery
  • Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Surgery - Trauma/Burn/Critical Care
  • Surgery - Surgery Research Office

Areas of Interest

  • Evidence Based Medicine
  • Medical Informatics
  • Customer Service
  • Systematic Reviews

Education

  • MLS, University of Maryland College Park, Library & Information Sciences
  • B.A., University of Maryland Baltimore County, Option II: Biology and History
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Evidence-Based Medicine and the Medical Librarian, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008

Professional Information

  • Mentor, FPIN Librarian Mentor Program, 2008-present
  • Member, UT Southwestern EBM Curriculum Committee, 2007-2008
  • Member, UT Southwestern Institutional Review Board, 2004-present
  • Member, Family Practice Grants Committee, 2002-2004
  • FPIN Librarian, Family Physicians Information Network, 2002-present
  • Member, Parkland/Children’s Joint Research Committee, 1999-2001
  • Member, Parkland Housewide Patient/Family Education Committee, 1998-present
  • Member, UT Southwestern Appeal Panel, 1997-2000
  • Member, Fund Raising Committee, South Central Chapter/MLA, 1996-1998
  • Member, Ad Hoc Fund Raising Committee, South Central Chapter/MLA, 1995-1996
  • Member, Internet Working Group, American Medical Informatics Association, 1995-2004
  • Member, Research Resource Committee, Library Research Section, Medical Library Association, 1993-1996
  • Chair, Local Arrangements Committee, South Central Chapter/MLA 22nd Annual Meeting, 1993-1994
  • Member, HealthLINE, 1989-present
  • Chair, TALON Online/Reference Committee, TALON Regional Medical Library Program, 1989-90
  • Member, TALON Online/Reference Committee, TALON Regional Medical Library Program, 1988-89
  • Chair, Taskforce on Bibliographic Access, AHE Electronic Regional Library Catalog on CD-ROM Study, 1986 - 1987
  • Member, South Central Chapter/Medical Library Association (formerly SCRG/MLA), 1983-present
  • Member, Health Science Library Section Membership Committee, Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies, American Library Association, 1982-1984
  • Member, ANSC Subcommittee on Publications Patterns and Detailed Holdings, RTSD Serials Section Policy and Research Committee, American Library Association, 1980-1981
  • Member, Education and Scholarship Committee, Pennsylvania Library Association, 1980-1981
  • Library representative, University Senate, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 1979

Selected Talks and Presentations

Selected Publications

Awards and Grants

  • SCC Research Committee Awards (2003), 3rd Place, Posters, South Central Chapter/Medical Library Association, "To Banner or not to Banner: User Research of a Web Marketing Tool", poster session with Sharon Giles, Herldine Radley, Therona Ramos, and Jospeh Tan
  • 2004 FPIN Certificate of Appreciation
  • SCC Research Committee Awards (2002), 2nd Place, Posters, South Central Chapter/Medical Library Association, "Gathering Customer Input Prior to Home Page Redesign: An Ontological Study", poster session with Katherine Alexander, Karen Harker, Shelley McKibbon, Mori Lou Higa Moore, and Laura Wilder
  • 2002-2003 FPIN certificate of appreciation

Cathy Nakashima

Name: Cathy Nakashima
Title: Research Services Coordinator
Email: cathy.nakashima@utsouthwestern.edu
Phone: 214-648-9021

Library Responsibilities

  • Meet with assigned department personnel to determine needs for research, patient care or educational information necessary for their work.
  • Perform research in scientific and medical information and literature sources to address informational needs of clients.
  • Provide group and individualized point of need instruction to department clients in use of library resources and services.
  • Present orientations to departments; attend departmental grand rounds, work in progress and other meetings as requested to provide research assistance or referrals.
  • Assist clients in setting up current awareness services to keep clients up to date on recent developments in expressed or anticipated areas of interest.
  • Provide in-depth research consultations to individuals and small groups.

Contact me regarding:

Liaison Areas

  • Nursing
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology

Areas of Interest

  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Marketing/Liaison/Outreach
  • Consumer Health

Education

  • M.L.S. (Master of Library Science), Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas
  • M.B.A., University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  • B.S. in Medical Laboratory Science, University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois

Name: Kristy Reynolds
Title: Manager, Administration and Document Services
Email: Kristy.Reynolds@utsouthwestern.edu
Phone: 214-648-9070

Charles Robinson

Name: Charles Robinson
Title: Software Systems Supervisor
Email: charles.robinson@utsouthwestern.edu
Phone: 214-648-2006

Library Responsibilities

  • Managing technology personnel team.
  • Technology planning and acquisition.
  • Hands-on server and ticket system administration and management.
  • Technology project planning.

Contact me regarding:

  • Projectors
  • Scanners
  • PCs
  • Servers
  • Printers
  • Software Applications
  • Networking
  • Internet Services

Areas of Interest

  • Library Technology
  • System Administration
  • Networking

Professional Information

  • IT Manager - June 2008/Present, UT Southwestern Medical Center Library.
  • IT Manager - 2005/2008
  • RedDot Solutions/OpenText Corporation
  • System Administrator 1995/2005
    • Smith Barney/Citigroup
    • Chase Manhattan Bank/JP Morgan Chase
    • Prudential Securities
    • Professional Exam Services

Software Application Skills

  • Microsoft Operating Systems/Applications
    • Windows 7, XP, Vista, Server 2000, Server 2003, Server 2008
    • Office 2000, XP, 2003, 2007
    • Exchange 2003
    • Project Server
  • Firewalls
    • Cisco Pix 515
    • WatchGuard Firebox
    • Checkpoint
    • Microsoft ISA 2005
  • Adobe
    • Photoshop
    • Fireworks
    • Dreamweaver
  • VirusScan
    • Symantec
    • McAfee
    • TrendMicro
    • Sophos
  • VOIP
    • MiTel 3000
    • MiTel 200ICP
  • Web Servers
    • IIS 6,7
    • Apache

Jane Scott

Name: Jane Scott
Title: Manager, Digital Services & Technology Planning
Email: jane.scott@utsouthwestern.edu
Phone: 214-648-7681

Library Responsibilities

  • Manages Digital Service and Technology team including project management and technology related initiatives
  • Coordinates ORCID registration and Scopus ID acquisition for all campus learners. Develop and facilitate sustainable practices to simplify and optimize administrative reporting requirements.
  • Assists with promotion strategies and projects to meet Library objectives and programs for outreach, liaison, research, and educational services to the campus community.
  • Monitors evolving trends, standards, and methods for providing promotional services.

Contact me regarding:

Areas of Interest

  • User Experience
  • Process management assistance and troubleshooting
  • Illustration and graphics (Photoshop and Illustrator)
  • Promotional graphic, logo, layout, publication & web design
  • Photography
  • Web Design (WordPress)
  • Screen capturing and video editing (Camtasia)

Education

  • Multimedia Developer Certificate, Richland College, DCCCD, 8/2006 to 12/2008
  • Coursework in drawing and web design, Savannah College of Art & Design, 1/2001 to 5/2002
  • MS Ed Coursework in Educational Administration in Higher Education, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 8/1997 to 6/1999
  • BA in Politics and Society, University of California, Irvine, 9/1991 to 6/1995

Regular Classes

  • Visualizing your Research: Creating your best academic posters, graphics, and 3D printed models
  • Effective Presentations in Medical Education and Research

Selected Publications

Ossom Williamson, P. Scott, J. Technology: 3D Printing in Medical Libraries. MLA News. 2016 Apr;56(4):23.

Software Application Skills

  • Familiar with Mac and PC platforms, iPhone & iPad Apps
  • Extensive experience using
    • Adobe CS6; Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, InDesign, Dreamweaver
    • Camtasia Studio & Camtasia for Mac
    • Adobe Premiere Pro & iMovie
    • Basic HTML and CSS
    • Canva for Work
    • Microsoft Office, Project, and Visio 2010
    • TinkerCad and Cura

Awards and Grants

  • On My Own Time Honorable Mention in Works on Canvas Professional competition, 8/2018
  • National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region Technology Enhancement Award Recipient for new SLA 3D Printer, 5/2017
  • •National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region Technology Enhancement Award Recipient for new FDM 3D Printer, 5/2015
  • On My Own Time Honorable Mention in Color Photography Professional competition, 8/2014
  • Dallas Habitat for Humanity 5 Year Service Award
  • On My Own Time First Place in Mixed Media Professional Competition, 8/2013
  • Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity 2011 Administrative Support Award, 2/2012
  • On My Own Time First Place in Sculpture Professional Competition, 8/2011
  • Judge's Choice Award at Library Assessment Conference for Critical Sources Identified: Gathering, Organizing, and Analyzing Evidence -- Just Like a CSI Unit! poster, 10/2010
  • On My Own Time First Place in Works on Canvas Professional competition, 8/2010
  • 1st place award at MLA Conference's Swap 'n' Shop Marketing, 5/2009
  • Logos selected for NAFSA: Assoc. of International Educators Region III Conferences, 2007 & 2008
  • 4.0 GPA in Multimedia Developer Certificate coursework, 8/2006 to 12/2008
  • On My Own Time Honorable Mention in Black and White Photo competition, 8/2006

Campus Involvement

  • Campus Sustainability Committee, 9/2016 to present
  • Green Champions Representative, 8/2009 to present
    • Leadership Team, 8/2013 to 8/2015
  • Conversation Partners Program, 8/2012 to 1/2016

Name: Linda Soliz
Title: Sr. Administrative Assistant II
Email: linda.soliz@utsouthwestern.edu
Phone: 214-648-2626

Name: Rosa Vasquez
Title: Interlibrary Loan Specialist
Email: rosa.vasquez@utsouthwestern.edu
Phone: 214-648-6431

Library Responsibilities

  • Pull items for lending and pull & copy requests.
  • Help with special projects.
  • Process borrowing & lending book requests.

Richard Wayne

Name: Richard Wayne
Title: Assistant Director
Email: richard.wayne@utsouthwestern.edu
Phone: 214-645-4957

Library Responsibilities

My primary responsibilities are in managing and participating in service and partnership activities and helping the Assistant V.P. (AVP) of Library Services to manage the Library and include:

  • Develop and manage Service and Partnerships activities and personnel
  • Maintain and develop services related to client experience, education, partnerships, and research
  • Participate in the delivery of those services, specifically Live Chat and performing literature searches
  • Help develop strategic plans via the Organizational Advisory Council (OAC) as well as other activities that support the AVP
  • Assessment and survey activities

Contact me regarding:

  • Service and Partnership issues
  • Library assessment
  • Library planning

Liaison Areas

  • School of Health Professions

Areas of Interest

  • Leadership and management
  • Client Experience
  • Project and strategic planning
  • Organizational development
  • Health information literacy
  • Library futures

Education

MBA, with honors, UT Arlington, Information Systems Concentration

Professional Information

I spent over 30 years with an IT focus. My focus then moved to project management, strategic planning, organizational development, and special projects. For the past year, my focus has been on the part of the library that directly interacts with our clients.

During the last 15+ years, I have also worked with Strategic Information Management Services, a library consulting company. Through this venue, I have consulted with a variety of libraries around the country in the areas of library automation, library planning, and library development.

Regular Classes

Although I don't teach a regular class, I do presentations to Library staff on issues that have strategic import.

Selected Talks and Presentations

  • "Tricorders, Light Sabers, and HAL [New Development in Library Technology]," Computers in Libraries Conference, Washington, D.C., March 2003.
  • "Basic Computer and Network Troubleshooting," Texas Library Association Annual Conference, Houston, Texas, April 2003.
  • “PC Defense Arts,” UT Southwestern Library Showcase, November 2003.
  • "Designing an Effective Organization," EDUCAUSE Southwest Conference, Dallas, Texas, February 2004.
  • "Basic Computer and Network Troubleshooting (2nd Annual)," Texas Library Association Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas, April 2004.
  • “Improving Information Security in Your Library,” North Texas Regional Library System Quarterly Meeting, January 2005.
  • “Setting up a Wireless Network,” Texas Library Association Annual Conference Pre-Conference Workshop, Austin, Texas, April 2005.
  • “Information Darwinianism,” Dynix Institute, May 2005.
  • “Staff Technology Training Series,” UT Southwestern Library, 2003, 2004, & 2005.
  • "Information Darwinianism: Not Your Mother's Library," Texas Library Association Annual Conference, Houston, Texas, April 2006.
  • "Information Darwinianism: Not Your Mother's Library," Medical Library Association Annual Conference, Phoenix, Arizona, April 2006.
  • “Core Competencies in Library Technology: Where IT is and Where Its Going,” American Library Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, June 2006.
  • “Keeping Up With Technology: New Trends and Terminology,” Texas Library Association Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas, April 2007.
  • “Web 2.0,” DFW Area SirsiDynix Users’ Group Meeting, Tyler, Texas, June 2007.
  • "Not Your Mother’s Library: Information Darwinianism,” Amigos Annual Spring Conference, Dallas, Texas, May 2007.
  • “Not Your Mother’s Library: Information Darwinianism,” Amigos Online Course, Dallas, Texas, October 2007.
  • “Top Technology Trends for Texas (T4) Libraries,” Texas Library Association Annual Conference, Dallas, Texas, April 2008.
  • “Transformational Change: The Evolving Role of Library IT Departments,” American Library Association Annual Conference, Organizer and Speaker, Anaheim, California, June 2008.
  • Module contributor, MLA online CE course on library assessment and strategic planning, 2009.
  • “Performance Measurement: Organizational Changes and Outcomes Monitoring,” Library Assessment Conference and North Texas Library Assessment Group Conference, co-author, November, 2010.
  • Co-Chair, Texas Library Association Strategic Planning Task Force, 2011-2012.
  • “Library Organizational Cultures and Leadership,” Texas Library Association Annual Conference, April, 2013.

Selected Publications

  • “Libraries, Creativity, Liberty: Creating the New Texas Library for the 21st Century," Co-authored with Louella Wetherbee, Texas Library Journal, Winter 2003.
  • An Overview of Public Access Computer Software Management Tools for Libraries, " Computers in Libraries Magazine, June 2004.
  • Redesigning a Library’s Organizational Structure,” Co-authored with others, College & Research Libraries, January 2005.
  • Helping You Buy: PC Management Software,” Computers in Libraries Magazine, February 2005.
  • “Top Texas Technology Trends For Libraries,” Texas Library Journal, Spring 2005.
  • “Top Technology Trends in Texas Libraries: Wireless Networking & Anti-Spyware Software,” Texas Library Journal, Summer 2005.
  • Library Technology Now, librarytechnologynow.org, Editorial Board. 2004, 2005, 2006.
  • "Top Technology Trends For Libraries," Texas Library Journal, Spring 2006.
  • “A Thin Client Computing Road Test,” Texas Library Journal, Summer 2006.
  • Helping You Buy: Security-Control Software,” Computers in Libraries Magazine, June 2006.
  • "Helping You Buy: Integrated Library Systems," Computers in Libraries Magazine, October 2006.
  • “Top Texas Technology Trends for Libraries,” Texas Library Journal, Spring 2007.
  • Helping You Buy: Integrated Library Systems,” Computers in Libraries Magazine, October 2007.
  • “Top Technology Trends for Texas (T4) Libraries,” Texas Library Journal, Summer 2008.
  • Core Technology Competencies for Librarians, Chapter author, Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2008.
  • “Report of the LITA Heads of Library Technology (HoLT) Interest Group Meeting, American Library Association Midwinter Meeting, Philadelphia, January, 2008,” Technical Services Quarterly, 2009 (no. 3).
  • “Three Library Building Blocks for Planning for the Future,” Texas Library Journal, Winter 2010.
  • The academic library strategic planning puzzle: putting the pieces together,” College & Research Libraries News, January 2011.
  • New Directions for the Association: The 2012 – 2015 TLA Strategic Plan,” Texas Library Journal, Summer 2012

Software Application Skills

As an IT manager and worker for many years, I have extensive experience with a broad array of systems and end-user software.

Awards and Grants

  • 2001 Texas Infrastructure Fund grant

More Information

Name: Curtis Wright III
Title: Technical Support Specialist II
Email: curtis.wright@utsouthwestern.edu
Phone: 214-648-8871

Library Responsibilities

  • Support and maintain library laptop computers used for check out inside and outside the Library.
  • Support and maintain public use Library computers.
  • Install and maintain general use and special purpose applications.

Contact me regarding:

SciFinder Scholar technical support

Education

Bachelors of Science, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, 1994

Software Application Skills

  • Operating Systems:
    • Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008
    • Mac OS X
    • Ubuntu Linux 11.10
  • Virtualization Applications:
    • VMWare Infrastructure 3
    • VMWare Vsphere 4
  • Backup Software:
    • NetVault Backup 8.6.1
    • NetVault SmartDisk 1.5.0