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CURRICULUM VITAE

Director, Rouquette Library


Education

SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA UNIVERSITY, Hammond. Postgraduate Work. 2000-2001.

TULANE UNIVERSITY, New Orleans. Postgraduate Work. 1981-1984.

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY, Baton Rouge. Master of Library Science. 1980.

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, Gainesville. Bachelor of Arts in Education. 1971.

Professional Memberships

AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGE AND RESEARCH LIBRARIES

   ~Independent College Section

CATHOLIC LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

Public Appointments & Recognition

Who’s Who in America, Listed, 57 th ed. 2004-2006.

Who’s Who Among American Teachers, Listed, 2004-2006.

Who’s Who of American Women, Listed, 22nd Millennium edition, 2000-2006.

Domestic Violence Coordinating Council, ST. TAMMANY PARISH, Member. 1998-2001.

CROHN'S AND COLITIS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA, Northshore Chapter, Executive Council, Member. 1995-2000

MANDEVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, Education Committee, Member. 1987.

ST. TAMMANY PARISH SCHOOL BOARD, LIFT Committee, Member. 1986.

ST. TAMMANY PARISH LIBRARY, Board of Trustees, Member. 1981-1983

Experience

Librarian, Academic. 1996 - Present.

SAINT JOSEPH SEMINARY COLLEGE, Saint Benedict, LA. Library Director. 2001 - Present.

Library Service

*   Developed, implemented and provided direction for the library’s budget, personnel, services, collections, assessment, strategic planning, facilities, and equipment. 2001-2008.  

*  Supervised 2 professional librarians, 2 paraprofessionals, and 10 student workers. 2001-2008.

*  Participated in the design of the Freshman Experience orientation program for first-time students at the college that included an information literacy across-the-curriculum component, as well as a service-in-the-library component. 2002-2008.

Designed course content and taught course, RES 402, Guided Research, in collaboration with Baglow, a theology professor. 2003.

*   Participated in the design and maintenance of the library website. 2003-2008.

*  Developed and implemented information literacy plan. 2002.

Developed and implemented library collection development policy. 2002.

Developed and implemented library procedure manual. 2002.

Secured STATE LIBRARY OF LOUISIANA sponsored courier service for inter-library loan program. 2002.

Secured inter-library loan privileges with LALINC libraries. 2002.

Secured stable URL for library website. 2002.

Implemented library access to electronic databases via library website. 2001.

Designed, published and maintained the library website. 2001-2002.

Designed content and taught course, RES 090, Information Literacy. 2001-2002.

Doubled seating space in the library by securing more furniture. 2002.

Implemented yearly goal development for library staff. 2002.

Developed and implemented five year library strategic plan. 2001.

Designed and published library brochure. 2001-2004.

Initiated creation of Library Sub-committee. 2001.

Served on the following college committees: Academic Affairs, Member, 2001-2008; Library Sub-Committee, Chair, 2001-2008; Freshman Experience Team, Member, 2002-2008; SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS Self-Study Reaffirmation , Educational Support Services Section, Chair, 2001-2003.

Continuing Education

Attended AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION conference, New Orleans. 2006.

    ~Libraries Build CommunitiesVolunteer work rebuilding

         Benjamin Franklin High School Library, Orleans Parish

    ~Hearts Across New Orleans:  Volunteer work rebuilding

         Nora Navra branch of the New Orleans Public Library system

Attended ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGE AND RESEARCH LIBRARIES/Louisiana Chapter annual conference, CYPRESS BEND CONFERENCE CENTER, Many. 2003.

   ~Keeping Up to Date: What’s Hot at SOLINET and AMIGOS.

   ~Implementing Dedicated Virtual Reference Services for Instruction: Success is Incremental

* Attended two day SiRS Mandarin library management software training session, Saint Benedict. Fall 2001.

Creative Works & Professional Activities

* Presented session, with Levy, Strategies for Engaging Preschoolers in Reading, ASSOCIATION OF PRESCHOOL CAREGIVERS, annual workshop, Covington, 2005.

Presented session, with Baglow, Better Browsing for Amateur Angels: Teaching Theological Research to Undergraduates, ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGE AND RESEARCH LIBRARIES/Louisiana Chapter annual conference, CYPRESS BEND CONFERENCE CENTER, Many. 2003.

Coauthored, with Levy, an original children’s play, The Story of the Louisiana Purchase, produced at school and public libraries across the state of Louisiana in honor of the Bicentennial of the Louisiana Purchase. 2003

SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA UNIVERSITY, Hammond. Assistant Professor/ Instruction Librarian. 1996-Present

Library Service

Designed course content and taught six sections of undergraduate course, LS 102, Introductory Research Skills, including an online section and an off-campus section. 1996-2001.

Supervised graduate assistant and student workers. 1996-2001.

Staffed Reference Desk. 1997-2001.

Taught single-session bibliographic instruction units. 2000-2001.Designed course content and taught adjunct graduate course, LSA 506, Technology for School Libraries. 1999-2001.

Used QuarkExpress software to lay out for publication the SIMS LIBRARY newsletter, Lion's Lines. 1999-2001.

Served as author and webmaster for the course website for LS 102. 1998-2001. <http://www.selu.edu/Library/LS102.

Created and taught the following special library outreach sessions: Beginners' Internet, Advanced Internet; Genealogy and Job Search Strategies. 1998-2000.

Designed, published and served as webmaster, LS 102 website. 1998-2001.

Served as visiting storyteller during National Book Week and National Library Week at the SLU LAB SCHOOL. 1998-2001.   And also at SLU’s Rock & Roar. 1997.

Served as liaison for the following university departments: Communications; Theater; Basic Studies. 1997-2001.

Served on the following university committee: Judicial Board, 1998-2001.

Served on a library ad hoc committee which hosted the ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGE AND RESEARCH LIBRARIES/Louisiana Chapter annual conference, Hammond. 1998-1999.

Coordinated a Chinese exhibit at SIMS LIBRARY with CLARK GALLERY and the SLU LAB SCHOOL. Spring 1997.

Served on the following library committees: Library Faculty Council, Chair, 2001 and Member, 1997-2001; Library Publications Committee, Member, 1999-2001; Reference Web Committee, 2000-2001; Library Web Committee, 1999-2001; Library Electronic Access Committee, Member, 1999-2000; Information Education Committee, Member, 1998-2001; Library Outreach Committee, Chair, 1999 and Member, 1997-2000; National Library Week Committee, Member, 1998-1999; Library Fair Committee, Member, 1997-1999; LS 102 Committee, Member, 1998-2001

Continuing Education

Attended AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION conference, San Francisco. 2001.

   ~Wireless LAN Implementation in the Library: Promise, Problems

and Perils

   ~Evaluating the Reference Collection

   ~Virtual space/Virtuous Place: College Libraries in the 21st Century

   ~Online Reference: A Chat with the Vendors

   ~Remedial Collection Development for Electronic Resources

* Attended HOW graphic design conference, San Francisco. 2001.

   ~Design and Culture

   ~Building Ideas

   ~Building a Challenger Brand

   ~Color Trend

   ~Wake Up & Smell the Blood: Art of Learning from Your Own   Failures

   ~Design and Usability

   ~Designer’s Colorful Journey ~Maintaining Your Integrity

   ~Web Aesthetics

   ~Site Architecture: Loving the Alien

   ~Digital Photography: Better Faster

   ~Bombshell Typography

   ~Finding Meaning in the Design Age

   ~Pluralism: Merging Disciplines ~Creating Creative Workspaces

   ~Web Design Process

   ~Color Management

Completed 3 hour course, ART 190, Digital Art, SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA UNIVERSITY. Fall 2001.

Completed 3 hour course, ART 161, Digital Design, SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA UNIVERSITY. Fall 2001.

* Completed 3 hour course, ART 151, 2D Art, SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA UNIVERSITY. Spring 2001.

Attended SIGGRAPH conference, New Orleans. 2000.

   ~Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence

   ~Art Gallery: Terminal Time

   ~Art Gallery: Eye Sling Shot Lions

   ~Art Gallery: Wooden Mirror

   ~Computer Animation Festival: Big Screen Little Screen

   ~Emerging Technologies: Point of Departure

   ~Web3D RoundUp

   ~Survey of Color for Computer Graphics

   ~360 degrees: Immersive Virtual Environments

   ~Hollow Men and Invisible People

   ~Avatars and Autonomous Behavior

   ~Interactive Storytelling

   ~Enhanced Information & Experience: Museum as Info Architecture

* Attended 28th LOEX annual conference, First Impressions, Lasting Impact: Introducing First Year Students to the Academic Library, Ypsilanti, MI. 2000.

   ~After X Comes Y: Teaching the Next Generation

   ~Avoiding the Fish-eye: Designing Instruction for First-year Students

   ~Clam Sex in the Library: Integrating Information Literacy Skills,

        1st Year Biology Curriculum

   ~Hot Information in a Cool World: How an Innovative Marketing Strategy

        Increased Attendance at Voluntary User Education Classes

   ~Identifying High Impact Strategies and Collaborations for Freshman

       Library Instruction at Your Institution

   ~Information Literacy in the Research Lab:

       Evaluation and Critical Thinking in First-year Students

   ~Making Connections with First-year Students

   ~Making It Relevant:  Student-centered Orientation

   ~Transitional Students & Library Instruction

   ~The Value of Handouts as a Teaching Tool

   ~We’re Teaching; Are They Learning?

* Attended RUSA preconference

session, Reviewing Electronic Reference Sources, AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION annual conference, New Orleans. 1999.

Attended LOUISIANA LIBRARY ASSOCIATION annual conference, Baton Rouge. 1999.

   ~Taking A Stand on Intellectual Freedom Issues

* Attended 27th LOEX annual conference, Library User Education in the New Millennium: Blending Tradition, Trends and Innovation, Houston, TX. March 1999.

   ~Breaking Barriers and Building Boundaries: Creating Better Instructional Sessions and Preserving Your Sanity in an Environment of Change

   ~The End of BI: Will Classroom Faculty Replace Us in the New Millennium

   ~Information Literacy at the Small Liberal Arts College:

        A Practical Discussion

   ~Is the Web Untangling the Research Process?

   ~Power Sharing in the Academy: Collaboration and the ‘New BI’

* Attended session, Violence in the Workplace, mandated by university. Oct. 1998.

* Attended LOUISIANA LIBRARY ASSOCIATION annual conference, Shreveport.  March 1998.

   ~Distance Education: It’s Closer Than You Think

Attended 26th LOEX annual conference, New Learning Environments, Ypsilanti, MI. June 1998.

   ~Creating an Electronic Tutorial

   ~Creating Flexible Teaching Spaces to Accommodate New Learning Env

   ~Developing an Interactive Web-based Tutorial: Reflections on the Experience

   ~Knowledge Mapping: Tool for Conceptualizing, Teaching the Online

        Search Process

   ~Online Course Integrated Research Instruction

        Lessons from Chemistry 100 Online

   ~Packaging the Web: Integrating Website Design with Student Needs

   ~Point and Click: Reconceptualizing Library Instruction

* Attended LOUISIANA LIBRARY ASSOCIATION annual conference, Louisiana Libraries: Assuring Rights–Enriching Lives, Shreveport. Spring 1998.

* Attended ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGE AND RESEARCH LIBRARIES/Louisiana Chapter annual conference, Hammond. Spring 1998.

   ~Do We Practice What We Preach?

   ~Implementing an Email Bibliographic Instruction Course at a College Library

   ~The Case of the Poisoned Apple in the Ivory Tower:

        Intellectual Freedom and the Academic Librarian

   ~Laughing in the Face of Stress

   ~Mentoring in Academic Libraries~Sweaters No More? A Fresh Look at Academic Library Organizational Culture

* Attended ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGE AND RESEARCH LIBRARIES/Louisiana Chapter annual conference, LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY, Eunice. Fall 1997.

   ~Weaving the Web: The Impact of the Internet On Library Reference Service

   ~Rebooting the Library User Education Program @ UNO~Who, What, Where, Why? How Louisiana Academic Libraries Provide Internet Service

* Attended workshops presented by SLU's Center for Faculty Excellence:

   ~Online Testing: Assessment and Evaluation of Distance Learners. Fall 1999.

   ~Converting from WordPerfect to Word. Fall 1999.

   ~ITPE Learning Communities grant workshop. Summer 1999.

   ~Learning About Learning Communities: Taking Student Learning Seriously. Spring 1999

   ~Innovative Uses of the Web to Enhance Learning. Spring 1999.

   ~Faculty on the Front Line: Reclaiming Civility in Classroom. Spring 1999.

   ~Innovative Uses of the Web to Enhance Learning. Spring 1999.

   ~Integrating Information Literacy into the Curriculum: Why and How,

       presented by Betsy Wilson. Spring 1999

   ~Scanning Images. Spring 1999

   ~Creating and Editing Graphics Using Paint Shop Pro. Spring 1999

   ~The Impact of Learning Communities on Student Success. Spring 1999.

   ~Dealing with Student Problems (or Problem Students!). Fall 1998.

   ~Netscape Communicator Editing Tool. Summer 1998

   ~Creating Chat Rooms. Summer 1998

   ~Website Design. Summer 1997

   ~HTML. Summer 1997.

Creative Works & Professional Activities:

Presented session, with Sanders, Information Design Engages the Internet Generation, ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGE AND RESEARCH LIBRARIES/Louisiana Chapter annual conference, Fall 2000; NUNEZ COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Chalmette, Spring 2001; SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA UNIVERSITY, Hammond, Spring 2001. 2000-2001.

Served as Peer Reviewer, Electronic Resources Review. 1999-2001.

Served as Field Reviewer, National Leadership Grant, INSTITUTE OF MUSEUM AND LIBRARY SERVICES. 1999-2001.

Coauthored, with Levy, an original children’s play, under a grant from the ST. TAMMANY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Christmas on the Bayou: Adrien Rouquette Among the Choctaws, produced at PLAYMAKERS, Covington. Fall 1999.

*  Performed at SIMS LIBRARY, Ali Baba & the Forty Thieves, an adaptation coauthored with Frank Levy, for National Library Week. Spring 1998.

Performed at CLARK GALLERY, The Cat Who Dreamed She Was A Dog Who Dreamed He Was A Cat, an original, interactive children's drama coauthored with Frank Levy, for the CRAYOLA DREAMWORKS exhibit. Winter 1998.

Coauthored college text, with Sanders, Introductory Research Skills, for use in LS 102 information literacy credit course. 1997-2000.

Coauthored, with Levy, an original children’s play, The Battle of New Orleans, produced at ST MARKS’ ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, Chalmette, Covington. 1999.

Participated in the design and implementation of a grant project linking an information literacy course, LS 102, with other core courses across the curriculum using learning communities, for the 1999-2000 SLU INSTITUTE FOR TEACHING AND PROFESSIONAL ENHANCEMENT (ITPE). Summer 1999.Presented session, with Johnson, The Not Quite Ready for Censorship Players , at the LOUISIANA LIBRARY ASSOCIATION annual conference, Baton Rouge. Spring 1999.

Presented session, with Sanders and Simoneaux, Course Integrated Web Pages in Bibliographic Instruction, LOUISIANA LIBRARY ASSOCIATION annual conference, Shreveport. Spring 1998.

Received grant, with Sanders, SLU Model Distance Education Initiative, for creation of online version of existing information literacy course. Fall 1997.

Presented session, with Sanders, Offline Presentation of Course Material, ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGE AND RESEARCH LIBRARIES/Louisiana Chapter annual conference, LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY, Eunice. Fall 1997.

Librarian, Public. 1993-1995.

ST. TAMMANY PARISH LIBRARY.  Librarian, Bush branch, Summer 1995; Children's Librarian, Covington branch, Summer 1994; Manager, Mandeville branch, Summer 1993.

Produced Stories In Motion: original, interactive, drama activities for children at branch libraries.

Librarian, School. 1972-1996.

CHRIST EPISCOPAL SCHOOL, Covington, LA. Librarian.   Gr. K-7. 1993-1996.

TRINITY EPISCOPAL SCHOOL, New Orleans, LA. Librarian. Gr. PreK-8. 1991-1993.

COVINGTON HIGH SCHOOL, Covington, LA. Head Librarian. Gr. 10-12. 1975-1987.

KEYSTONE HIGH SCHOOL, Keystone Heights, FL. Librarian. Gr. 8-12. 1974-1975.

LAKE BUTLER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, Lake Butler, FL. Librarian. Gr. 3-8. 1972-1974

* Supervised an assistant librarian as well as a clerk, student workers, and parent volunteers.

Features in Gambit article on censorship in school libraries. Nov. 14, 1995.

Featured in St Tammany News Banner article on Stories In Motion. Sep. 25, 1994.

Created and taught drama mini-class for junior high students. 1993-1996.

*  Created episodic storytelling unit on King Arthur for junior high students. 1992-1996.Featured in the New Orleans edition of the Times Picayune for innovative, creative storytelling in a school library. Oct. 24, 1991.

*  Attended AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL LIBRARIANS conference, Baltimore. Fall 1990.

   ~Celebrate Children’s Literature by Reading Aloud

   ~Teaching Search Strategies for Online Catalogs

   ~Using Databases as Tools for Learning

   ~Creating the Vision for Schools of 2000

   ~The Yellow Brick Road to the Third Millennium

   ~Should We or Shouldn’t We: The Flexible Scheduling Choice

   ~Whole Language in Action: Integrated Thematic Units

   ~You Reap What You Sow ~Collaboration: The Critical Connection

   ~Information Literacy: Empowerment for Curricular Change

Developed long range technology plan which included the installation of a hard-disk computerized library management program in a high school library. 1983.

Created and taught state-accredited high school course: Library Resources. 1982-1987.

Appointed to the following school committees: Architect Selection Committee, Member, 1995; Curriculum Committee, Member, 1994; Performing Arts Building Committee, Chair, 1986; Louisiana State Accreditation, Steering Committee, Chair, 1985; SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS, Steering Committee, Chair, 1983; SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS, Visiting Team, Member, 1982; School Handbook Committee, Member, 1981.

Storyteller. 1991 - Present

Stories In Motion performances, 1990-2006. <www.storiesinmotion.com>

CHILDREN'S CASTLE, Kenner, 1998-2005.

*  CHILDREN'S MUSEUM, New Orleans, 2001-2005.

POINTE COUPEE PARISH LIBRARY, New Roads, 2003.

NEW ORLEANS JAZZ & HERITAGE FESTIVAL, New Orleans, 2001.

AUDUBON ZOO, New Orleans, 2000-2003.

*  ST. TAMMANY PARISH LIBRARY, Covington, 1998-2002.

Art At The Park, Covington, 1995-2001.

* WEST BATON ROUGE PARISH LIBRARY, Port Arthur, 1999.

* CHRIST EPISCOPAL SCHOOL, Covington, 1993-1996.

* TRINITY EPISCOPAL SCHOOL, New Orleans, 1991-1993.

Artist. 1977 - Present.

Coauthored, with Frank Levy, the following children's plays:  Alice in Wonderland, 2006; Snow White & the Indeterminate Amount of Dwarfs, 2005; Cinderella, Pinocchio, 2003;  The Wizard of Oz, 2002; Let There Be Light, 2002; The Sword in the Stone,  2001; Robin Hood,  2000Beauty & the Beast,  1999Aladdin, 1999Peter Pan,  1998Wanted:  Santa Claus,  1998; Jungle Book, 1997The Little Mermaid, 1997Ali Baba & the 40 Thieves, 1996; T. Petit and the Loup GarouA Louisiana Creole Folk Tale,  1995;  The Gargle Needs An Agent,  1994;  Flutterby The Blue Butterfly,  1993;  The Fat Rat Who Sat,  1992;  The Sad Fairy,  1991;  The Cat Who Dreamed She Was A Dog Who Dreamed He Was A Cat,  1990.

Designed and created, with Levy, corporate identity for company, Stories In Motion, including company logos, website <www.storiesinmotion.com>, brochure and business cards. 2004.

Created studies in watercolor and oil crayons. Constructed textile wall hangings and masks in mixed media. Designed and created costumes and sets for theatrical productions. Designed decorative, painted wall spaces and furniture for private homes. 1990-2004

Created studies in watercolor and oil crayons. Constructed textile wall hangings and masks in mixed media. Designed and created costumes and sets for theatrical productions. Designed decorative, painted wall spaces and furniture for private homes. 1990-2004


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