04 Jan Librarians Here for U
Head of Digital Scholarship Services, firstname.lastname@example.org
I am an avid gardener. When I moved into my house over twenty years ago there wasn’t any landscaping, just grass. Over the years I’ve added many trees, conifers, and perennials. A few years ago I decided to put a pond in my backyard. Today the pond is the permanent home to a handful of goldfish. The pond gets a variety of wildlife visiting year-round.
Another love of mine is travel. This photo was taken in Cusco, Peru. Sitting at an elevation of over 11,000 feet above sea level, travelers to Machu Picchu will frequently pass through Cusco on their way to MP. Recently I’ve been spending holidays visiting Southeast Asia. I’ve especially enjoyed visiting Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia.
Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) Specialist – Creativity & Innovation Services, GIS Services, email@example.com
Visit the GIS page to schedule an appointment with Justin for GIS assistance and to find the latest updates on projects and services offered by GIS Services.
In my free time, I’m an avid hiker and outdoors photographer. I love hiking in our beautiful mountains and exploring new areas, all while capturing and sharing photos of the amazing views nature has to offer. Utah is such an amazing place and I honestly can’t imagine living anywhere else…maybe that’s why I’m known as the Utah Hiking Man on Instagram.
Research Data Management Librarian, administrator for Labarchives and the DMPTool, teaches workshops on managing research and creating posters, data management library guides, assists researchers with submitting their data and documentation to The Hive: University of Utah Research Data Repository, contact.
My first professional position was as an animal technologist in the Berson Research Lab at the Bronx VAMC. My supervisor was Roslyn S. Yalow, winner of the 1977 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine. I became allergic to my animals and entered graduate school to study chemical and behavioral ecology, i.e. the nut burial behavior of gray squirrels. An assistantship in the campus library paid my way and eventually I realized librarianship was my future.
Favorite book of the moment:
I’m reading two books at the moment. The first is The Tubman Command by Elizabeth Cobbs where I’m learning that Harriet Tubman was a spy for the Union. The second is Dark Money by Jane Mayer where I’m learning how the Koch brothers obtained their fortune by building oil refineries for Hitler and Stalin.
Block U, Honors, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Government Documents firstname.lastname@example.org
Shane’s always wanted to follow in the over-sized footprints of his grandfather — who was an early bigfoot hoaxer — so you might know whom to blame if you ever chance across the fabled Wasatchquatch while hiking along the Bonneville Shoreline Trail…
Favorite book of the moment:
Just finishing Paul Tremblay’s A Head Full of Ghosts. Is it great? Maybe not. Am I having fun reading it? Definitely!
Head of Faculty Services, email@example.com
I grew up in Northeast Ohio and I remember when the Edmund Fitzgerald went down and the Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area was created. During college, I worked at Blossom Music Center and saw great music such as Miles Davis, Roger Waters, the Pretenders, and the amazing violins of the Cleveland Orchestra. I love the outdoors and tennis.
I came to Utah during the Andre Miller years and have been a library liaison with the Health Sciences LEAP program for decades. I have worked closely with the College of Health and have created research guides or guest lectured in classes for undergraduate and graduate students. I have worked with special outreach programs including groups of eighth graders who came to the U for a summer program and subsequently graduated with undergraduate and professional degrees. I am avid fan of Utah Athletics and have followed Utah Tennis for many years. Since 2017, I have served as Utah’s representative to the Patent and Trademark Resource Center. I have been blessed to provide library support, teach and learn from many students, staff, faculty, and alumni.
Graduate & Undergraduate Services Librarian, Linguistics, Russian & Slavic Languages, EAS Program, firstname.lastname@example.org
Darby has an insatiable wanderlust! This probably began due to the fact that she attended 13 schools in four different states by the time she graduated from high school in Florida, which is where she is from. Go Gators! She has lived on four continents and speaks several languages. Darby has been fortunate in being able to support first-year students and international students in their research, critical thinking, and overall acculturation to a new culture and academic culture. Education and deep, intellectual exploration are what she values most.
Favorite book: Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov (written in the USSR between 1928 and 1940)
This novel is considered one of the most biting commentaries through satire of the regime that morphed over time from the Bolshevik Revolution through the reign of Stalin. Literature is a social document and we see history repeat itself time and time again, so if you decide to read this book, indulge in some pre-reading before you begin to understand the context of everything within it. As you do that and read the book, you will see how applicable this novel is to understand current political events and philosophical tenets we see in life today.
Check out this YouTube video about the book and check the book out!
Head of Scholarly Communication & Copyright, email@example.com
I’m always waiting for the next grand epic: a novel by Geraldine Brooks, a film like Lawrence of Arabia, or hiking to the top of Snowbird.
Assistant Head, Curator of Manuscripts, Special Collections, firstname.lastname@example.org
Liz was in a French film about Everett Ruess as one of the commentators.
A stunning documentary film on the life and disappearance of canyon country legend Everett Ruess, who vanished in Southern Utah in 1934 at the age of 20. Emmanuel Tellier is a well-known cultural journalist in France, as well as a musician with a long career. He fell in love with Southern Utah when he first visited in 2013 with his family and decided to self-produce this.
Faculty Services Librarian, email@example.com
Lorelei provides support for students, staff and faculty in multiple departments, and colleges, including the Communication Sciences and Disorders department, the Center for Disability Access and the David Eccles School of Business. She can also help with using EndNote to organize citations.
Lorelei loves playing Dungeons and Dragons! Her current character is Borag, an orange grung, which is a type of frog person. She also loves reading fantasy and science fiction novels.
Head of Creativity & Innovation Services, firstname.lastname@example.org
Performing arts librarian specializing in theatre, dance, and film & media arts. Also available to discuss research visualization tools.
I come from a HUGE family! My dad is 1 of 10 children, and my mom is 1 of 17 children. I have just two siblings, but we have 73 first cousins. Having that many cousins meant I never lacked friends as a kid. That many relatives also meant we could play round-robin volleyball tournaments at family reunions!
My love of volleyball continues today. I play indoor and grass volleyball weekly (when we’re not in a viral pandemic!), I was a high school volleyball referee, and I’ve been a season subscriber to the U Volleyball team since 2006. Go Utes!
My favorite book is actually a play: Arcadia, by Tom Stoppard. The script covers topics ranging from poetry to landscape architecture to mathematics, and does it with a well-crafted narrative, engaging characters, and witty dialogue. I had the pleasure of working on a production at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival 25 years ago, and I never tired of seeing the show over-and-over-and-over again.
Original Cataloger for Special Collections, email@example.com
Allie writes the library catalog records for many of the rare books, archival collections, and other special collections materials in the Marriott Library. This involves a lot of research, and she enjoys getting to learn something new every day.
Allie started playing classical violin at age 6 but switched to Irish fiddle in college. Before the coronavirus shutdown, she was a regular at Irish music sessions throughout the Salt Lake Valley.
Allie is an avid consumer of science fiction and fantasy novels and rarely reads anything twice. One of the few exceptions is the wonderfully silly Another Fine Mythby Robert Asprin, which has been a constant companion since she first raided her father’s bookshelves.
Digital Matters Librarian, Digital Humanities, Data Management, Pre-Law LEAP, Philosophy Liaison, firstname.lastname@example.org
Prior to returning to “real” life and becoming a librarian, I was a certifiable snowboard bum living in Mammoth Lakes, CA. For almost a decade, I worked in ski and snowboard sales for Dakine, 32 snowboard boots, Signal snowboards, and Etnies shoes before getting my master’s degree in library and information science and finding my true love of helping people find information.
Graduate & Undergraduate Services Librarian, LEAP, Social Work, Sociology, Communication, email@example.com
Dale has had a fear of dogs for most of his life and in the past few years has actively researched why and practiced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to overcome the phobia. Dale has discovered there are many delightful dogs in the world, and their people are rather nice, too. Learn More HERE
Favorite book: Dinerstein, J. (2017). The origins of cool in postwar America
Assistant Head, Fine Arts and Architecture Library, firstname.lastname@example.org
When I graduated from college I moved to Utah and worked as a wilderness guide for two years. I spent hundreds of days sleeping outside and was sure I would never have a career that required me to work indoors. Things changed!
Favorite book: Shogun by James Clavell. This would be a great one to read during quarantine. It is quite long and does a wonderful job of immersing the reader into the fascinating culture of 12th century Japan.
Juvenile (K-12/YA) Literature, microforms, library catalog, and general reference foreign language email@example.com
Although I’ve worked in libraries for 38 years (19 at the Marriott), I’ve been doing genealogical research for 50 years!
Mary Ann James
Electronic Resources Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fluent in databases across all subjects and ready to assist with advanced search and navigation. Also contact Mary Ann with questions about streaming video and database access.
My Great Great Great Grandfather is Orson Spencer, the first president of the University of Deseret, what was to become the University of Utah.
Video Studio Specialist Creativity and Innovation Services, email@example.com
When I am not supporting students, staff, and faculty in the Marriott Library, I am a PSIA ski instructor at Deer Valley and a NICA mountain bike coach for Park City HS.
Favorite book of the moment:
The Adventurer’s Son By Roman Dial
Assistant Librarian Liaison to College of Health, Biomedical Engineering, and Entertainment Arts & Engineering (EAE). Specializes in biomedical & health research, systematic & scoping reviews, evidence-based practice, medical innovation, and patent searching, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tallie spends most of her free time rock climbing. Tallie’s annual goal is 100 days of climbing outside. Tallie brings her climbing interests to work through collection development and a few climbing-related research projects, including this 1U4U project!
Additional subject specialist and contact information can be found at: https://lib.utah.edu/collections/subject-specialists.php
Make sure to visit https://lib.utah.edu/help/online.php for updates related to services provided by the library during the coming months.
Graduate & Undergraduate Services Librarian, Psychology, Economics, Anthropology, Asian Studies, email@example.com
In my pre-librarian days, I worked as a research assistant on a bat study, studying sonar of little brown bats and Jamaican bats in the Midwest. I began by getting rabies shots and ended up with a bat collector’s permit. Duties were varied from bat feeding and care to bat flying experiments. Here’s a film recommendation from Films on Demand database, highlighting bats and other nice animals in nature.
“Insect Hunters: David Attenborough’s Life of Mammals” Video (49:38)
Marie’s interests include libraries, travel photography, travel, and of course, reading and independent films.
Beacon Scholars, School of Cultural and Social Transformation (Gender Studies and Ethnic Studies) firstname.lastname@example.org
Adriana used to play classical violin (for about twenty years), and, at one point, she was in a mariachi.