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2011-2012 LCDP Fellows

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Michelle Baildon
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Michelle Baildon
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries
Career Coach: Jeffrey Trzeciak, McMaster University Libraries

Michelle Baildon has been the philosophy, history, anthropology, and science, technology, & society librarian at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries since 2006. Previously she worked at Boston College Libraries, first as scholarly communication reference librarian and then as history and political science librarian. Michelle is a 2010 ALA Emerging Leader, past president of Asian/Pacific American Librarians' Association (APALA), and represents APALA on the ALA Diversity Council. Michelle graduated from Simmons College GSLIS in 2003.

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Angela Boyd
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Angela Boyd
University of California, Santa Barbara Libraries
Career Coach: Cynthia Archer, York University Libraries

Angela Boyd has been with University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) Library since August 2006. She previously worked at East Los Angeles College. At UCSB, she is currently the web services librarian and a bibliographer for psychology and international organizations. She is an active member within UCSB Library and also with the Gold Coast Library Network, California Academic & Research Libraries, Association of College &; Research Libraries, and the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association.


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Nikhat Ghouse
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Nikhat Ghouse
University of Kansas Libraries
Career Coach: Robert Fox Jr., University of Louisville Libraries

Nikhat Ghouse is an associate librarian with the University of Kansas Libraries. She oversees virtual reference, is the subject librarian to the department of Anthropology, and is the libraries’ liaison to the Applied English Center and Haskell Indian Nations University. She holds an MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh and bachelor’s in history from Cleveland State University. Nikhat enjoys opportunities to reach out to and instruct students and faculty, international students and scholars from around the world. Previously, she held positions at the College of Wooster and the University of Pittsburgh.

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LaVerne Gray
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LaVerne Gray
Texas A&M University Libraries
Career Coach: Lorraine Haricombe, University of Kansas Libraries

LaVerne Gray is the learning and outreach librarian at Texas A&M University. LaVerne has a passion for teaching and learning. She most recently developed a Freshmen Seminar on Hip Hop Culture. She previously held positions at University of Illinois at Chicago and University of Tennessee-Knoxville. LaVerne earned her MLIS (Dominican University 2005), MSEd (Northern Illinois University 2000), and BA (Wilberforce University 1993). She was inspired to become a librarian from her Peace Corps Service in West Africa. Her research interests include information literacy, diversity, and leadership.

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Amy Harper
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Amy Harper
University of Washington Libraries
Career Coach: Vicki Williamson, University of Saskatchewan Library

Amy Harper is a clinical librarian at the University of Washington (UW) Health Sciences Library and is primarily responsible for supporting the clinical, research, and academic information needs of the faculty, staff, and students at Harborview Medical Center, which is part of the UW medical system. Prior to joining the UW Health Sciences Library in 2006, Amy completed a year-long post-graduate fellowship at the National Library of Medicine. Her professional interests are in the areas of the role of the library in clinical informatics and the changing paradigm of the library and librarian.

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Martin Knott
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Martin L. Knott
University of Michigan Library
Career Coach: James Mullins, Purdue University Libraries

Martin L. Knott is the Head of Electronic Resources and Database Management Section in the University of Michigan Library. He oversees the acquisition, licensing, cataloging and maintenance for the Library’s electronic resources as well as catalog management. He has served on national committees and was elected Chair of the UM Librarians’ Forum. Martin routinely applies his aptitude for technology to problem-solve and collaborate on creative solutions. His research interests are electronic resource management, collection development and solutions for licensed content delivery to mobile device users. Martin earned both his BA and MSI at the University of Michigan.

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Annette Marines
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Annette Marines
University of California, Santa Cruz Library
Career Coach: Connie Vinita Dowell, Vanderbilt University Library

Annette Marines is the instruction and outreach coordinator at University of California (UC), Santa Cruz, where she uses integrated instruction to improve collaboration between librarians and writing program faculty and provides leadership in instructional improvement. She partners with student affairs units to provide instructional services to underrepresented minority students. She is active in ACRL Instruction Section and the California Conference on Library Instruction (CCLI). She has a BA in sociology from the UC, Santa Barbara and MLIS from San José State University.

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Charlene Maxey-Harris
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Charlene Maxey-Harris
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries
Career Coach: Sara Lowman, Rice University Library

Charlene Maxey-Harris is the diversity librarian and assistant professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries (UNL). As diversity librarian she is responsible for working with faculty and staff to plan and implement the library’s diversity initiatives. Ms. Maxey-Harris is also chair of the UNL Diversity Committee and past chair of the Nebraska Library Association Diversity Committee. Her research focuses on diversity and multicultural issues in academic libraries and library instruction for first-generation college students. In 2010, Maxey-Harris compiled and published Diversity Plans and Programs: ARL SPEC Kit 319.

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G. Salim Mohammed
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G. Salim Mohammed
Stanford University Library
Career Coach: Jon Cawthorne, Boston College Libraries

G. Salim Mohammed is Stanford University Libraries Digital and Rare Maps Librarian since June 2011. He was previously Maps/GIS Librarian at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. His appointment in Hawaii was preceded by an MLS (2006) and an MS in Geography (2005), both from University of Wisconsin at Madison. After completing his MBA (Maine 1993) Salim worked as a college administrator. Salim’s interests include maps, geospatial/cartographic data, information architecture, scholarly communication, and leadership. Salim was a MLA/MLS Spectrum Scholar (2005) and was a 2011 ALA Emerging Leader. He will do anything for two things dear to his heart: libraries and Golden Retrievers.


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Alanna Aiko Moore
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Alanna Aiko Moore
University of California, San Diego Libraries
Career Coach: Artemis Kirk, Georgetown University Libraries

Alanna Aiko Moore is the sociology, ethnic studies, and gender studies librarian at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She serves as the subject liaison for the faculty and students in these disciplines, and provides reference, instruction, outreach, and collection development. Alanna is a Spectrum Scholar, caucus representative to the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color, and a board member of UCSD’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Resource Center. Her research interests include diversity, leadership, and mentoring. She received her MLIS from Dominican University.

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Leslie Morgan

Leslie L. Morgan
Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame
Career Coach: Julene Butler, Brigham Young University Library

Leslie L. Morgan is the First Year Experience Librarian at the University of Notre Dame. Leslie work in library instruction, reference services, and collegial (with teaching and research faculty) consultations critical to the work of User Services in today’s academic libraries. She has found that her previous career experiences prepared her for the beginning of her academic library career; and she looks forward to learning from academic colleagues within Association for Research Libraries for a future in leadership. For Leslie, a 21st academic library leader must encompass: emotional intelligence, initiative, and an ability to collaborate with an entrepreneurial spirit.

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Alexandra Rivera
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Alexandra Rivera
University of Michigan Library
Career Coach: Nancy L. Baker, University of Iowa Libraries

Alexandra Rivera is the student enrichment and community outreach librarian at University of Michigan, where she cultivates partnerships between the Library, University, and the community which support instruction and outreach missions. Key areas of focus include the Libraries’ Peer Information Counseling Program, K-12 Initiatives, and UM’s Detroit Center. She is the former outreach and instruction librarian at the University of Arizona. She has a BS in communications from Northern Arizona University and a MLS from the University of Michigan. Her interests include instruction, information technologies, and serving diverse populations.

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Lisa Shiota
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Lisa Shiota
Library of Congress
Career Coach: Brenda Johnson, Indiana University Libraries Bloomington

Lisa Shiota is a reference specialist in the Music Division of the Library of Congress. Previously, she was catalog librarian at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, and a part-time general reference librarian at Temple University. She has a bachelor’s degree in clarinet performance from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, a master’s in clarinet performance from the University of Michigan, and a master’s in library and information science from Drexel University. Lisa is an active member of the Music Library Association, and plays clarinet with Trifecta Winds and other chamber ensembles.

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Tito Sierra
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Tito Sierra
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries
Career Coach: James Neal, Columbia University Libraries

Tito Sierra recently joined the MIT Libraries as Associate Director for Technology. Prior to MIT, he was Associate Head of the Digital Library Initiatives Department at the North Carolina State University Libraries. Prior to NCSU, he held website development and program management positions at Amazon.com. Tito has a Master of Science in Information Management from Syracuse University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Government from Harvard College. Tito’s professional interests include organizational design, project management, and the changing role of the academic research library.

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Yunah Sung
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Yunah Sung
University of Michigan Library
Career Coach: Susan Gibbons, Yale University Library

Yunah Sung is the Korean studies librarian and coordinator for technical services at the University of Michigan Asia Library. She is responsible for the development of the Korean Collection and coordinating cataloging for the East Asian Collections. She also serves as liaison librarian for the Nam Center for Korean Studies. Yunah holds a BA in Japanese language & literature from Sungshin Women’s University, an MA in Teaching Korean as a second language from Yonsei University, and an MLS from the University of Alabama. She is interested in E-resource management, digitization, and outreach.

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Billie Walker
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Billie Walker
Pennsylvania State University Libraries
Career Coach: Nancy E. Gwinn, Smithsonian Institution Libraries

Billie E. Walker is the Interim Head Librarian at Penn State Worthington Scranton in Dunmore, PA. He has been with the Penn State University Libraries since 2001. Projects he has spearheaded included mobile reference service, using a Jeopardy-like game for library instruction, and an I-pad lending program. Billie holds a BA degree in sociology from the University of Mississippi and a MLS degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. He has published articles on library instruction, library management, and African American library pioneers.


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Anping Wu (Annie)
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Anping Wu (Annie)
University of Houston Libraries
Career Coach: Jina Choi Wakimoto, University of Colorado Boulder Libraries

Annie Wu currently is the Head of Cataloging at the University of Houston Libraries. She has been with the UH Libraries since 2008. Prior to UH, she was the operations manager at the Technical Information Center of Corning Incorporated. Before joining Corning Inc., she was the cataloging supervisor at Randall Library of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She earned her master of library and information studies from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Annie has published articles and provided presentations in organization and management of online resources, information systems and staff training.

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Marlo Maldonado Young
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Marlo Maldonado Young
University of California, San Diego Libraries
Career Coach: Carla Stoffle, University of Arizona Library

Marlo Maldonado Young is the coordinator of virtual education at the University of California, San Diego Libraries. Marlo specializes in the integration of the research library into teaching and learning services and the application and evaluation of applied technologies. Marlo has served as an associate fellow with the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. She is a past attendee of the Association of College and Research Libraries Institute for Information Literacy Immersion Program and obtained her MLIS degree from the University of Arizona.