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Changing Face of Higher Education: University Libraries

Creighton University--Compass Professional Development

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM (CST)

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Changing Face of Higher Education: Creighton Libraries

Higher Education is continually evolving and we want Creighton’s Faculty and Staff to stay in the know of continued progression and evolution. In September the Compass Professional Development Program focused on the new Office of Equity and Inclusion and for November, we will take a look at the University’s Libraries: The Reinert Alumni Library, the Health Sciences Library and the Klutznick Law Library. This presentation will focus on the role of our three campus libraries in supporting the education, research, legal, and clinical information needs of Creighton University. During this time, facilitators will focus on demand driven acquisitions, the Creighton Digital Repository and the use of mobile devices in accessing information and give you a peek into the library’s upcoming developments and role moving forward.

We are thankful to all Library facilitators who will donate their time to this session, including: Kay Andrus, Jim Bothmer, Michael LaCroix, Sally Gibson, Shawn Ammon, Deb Sturges, Troy Johnson, & Richard Jizba.


About the presenters:


Sally Gibson came to Creighton University in 2000 and has held various positions in the Reinert Alumni Memorial Library.  Currently she is the Head of Technical Services.  Sally manages the acquisitions of library materials, electronic resources, serials, and cataloging.  Her area of expertise is providing easy access to library resources.  She has a M.L.S. from Texas Woman’s University and a M.B.A. from Creighton University.


Troy C. Johnson, Electronic Services/Reference Librarian, received his Bachelor of Science, 1992, a Juris Doctor from the Univ of Nebraska, and Masters in Information Science and Learning Technologies from the Univ of Missouri, Columbia. He joined Creighton University in 2000 after serving as Public Services Librarian at Valparaiso University Law School Library. At the Creighton Law Library he is the Electronic Services Librarian. He also works as a Reference Librarian and co-teaches the Legal Research and Writing course and the Advanced Legal Research course. In addition he serves on the Creighton Digital Repository Committee which has representatives from each library on campus.


Shawn Ammon is a Senior Library Specialist. He has worked at the Health Sciences Library since graduating from Grinnell College in 1989. Shawn assists at the reference desk and is the administrator for the libraries' remote access server. He maintains the Health Sciences Library's website and Facebook page. He evaluates and recommends library mobile resources and promotes their use.

Debra Kendall Sturges has been the Head of Access Services at the Reinert-Alumni Library since 2001. She manages the circulation and shelving of materials, course reserves, building issues and copyright permissions. Deb received her B.S. in Chemistry from the University of South Dakota, worked for an oil company in Texas as a research chemist, then obtained her M.L.S. from the University of Iowa. She spent 15 years working as a librarian and records manager for Chevron Corporation before joining Creighton. Deb was a member of the Future of the Library Task Force in 2011 and has been instrumental in making incremental improvements to study spaces, furniture and lighting in the Reinert Library.


Richard Jizba Head of Information Services at the Health Sciences Library, received his B.A. in Zoology from the Univ of Washington, M.S. in Biology from Creighton and M.L.S. from Indiana Univ. He joined Creighton as the Head of Reference Services in 1988. He served as head of the Reference Service and promoted the expansion of the library's educational mission with the introduction of formal course offerings and an expanded series of informal workshops. He was also instrumental in the development of the Creighton Digital Repository Service which he continues to oversee today in his role as the system administrator of the CDR. In 2005 Richard was ordained as a permanent deacon and serves in N.W. Omaha at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church.


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Union Pacific Room, Reinert Alumni Library

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM (CST)

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