Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Former Graduate Assistant in Federal Depository Unit Named Librarian at Indiana University

Stephanie Niemeyer, Graduate Assistant in our Federal Depository Unit (FDU) for FY 2010-11, was recently hired as Serials, Binding and Bibliographic Control Coordinator for the Herman B. Wells Library at Indiana University.  While at UK Libraries, Stephanie was responsible for receiving and processing publications from the Works Progress Administration (WPA), as well as all database maintenance work for our SuDoc collection, including binding. 

As part of UK Libraries’ commitment to the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries’ (ASERL) Collaborative Federal Depository Program and Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant, UK Libraries agreed to be a Center of Excellence  (COE) for the WPA.   Stephanie took the lead in evaluating this collection and any additions to it.   She also developed a manual for all of the WPA processes, including preparing the pieces for digitization.  This manual is about to become part of the ASERL IMLS grant documentation that we have been participating in since Sept., 2009.   Stephanie also created a LibGuide for the WPA collection in order to promote access to these materials.

Stephanie says that “….many of the projects I completed with you gave me the edge.  So far, the work I completed with you is translating well into the work I'm doing now. Thank you for all the experiences you provided me during my assistantship…”  Stephanie made a huge contribution to the ASERL COE work while at UK Libraries and we wish her the best as she launches her professional career.

No comments:

Post a Comment