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Library Employees Accomplishments & Announcements

April 23, 2020

Over the past semester , we've had a few new hires, appointments and accomplishments from our team that we'd like to share with you. Here's a recap:

 

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David Brown
David Brown
Regional Medical Library Membership Coordinator for the MidContinental Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM)

David Brown holds a doctorate of education with a specialization in health education from Teachers College, Columbia University and he holds a Masters of Library and Information Science from Wayne State University. In addition he holds two Masters of Arts Degrees from Columbia University - one in computers and education and another in health education. He is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES®). He currently serves as the Wyoming/Member Services Coordinator for the MidContinental region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

Dr. Brown has been involved in training public heath professionals for the last 15 years, teaching and supervising research in health education and public health at a number of universities in both the United States and abroad.  He has served on the board of directors for the Society for Public Health Education.  He currently serves on the Divisional Board for the Certification of Health Education Specialists with The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing Inc. He has also served on several editorial boards related to health education and promotion. 



 

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Susan Wynne
Susan Wynne
Discovery and Metadata Librarian

Susan Wynne is rejoining the University of Wyoming Libraries as the new Discovery & Metadata Librarian. She was previously a Catalog Librarian at UW from 2006 - 2012. Other prior positions include 5 years as the Cataloging & Metadata Librarian at Georgia State University, and most recently, Catalog Management Librarian at the University of Iowa Libraries.

In her 20+ year library career, Susan has published and presented on topics such as RDA (Resource Description and Access), next-generation catalogs, oral histories, and batch processes in library catalog systems. Since 2008, she has been active in state and national professional organizations, highlighted by two terms as chair of the ALCTS Cataloging & Metadata Management Section (CaMMS) from August 2016 - June 2018. Currently, she serves on the programming subcommittee for the 2020 LITA/ALCTS/LLAMA Forum.

Away from the Libraries, she enjoys running, hiking, and spending time with her cats, Gonzo and Bingley.

 

 

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Jennifer Strayer
Jennifer Strayer
Collection Development Librarian

Jennifer Strayer will be joining the University of Wyoming Libraries as a Collection Development Librarian in late May.  She is coming to Wyoming from Indiana University Libraries in Bloomington, Indiana where she served as an assistant in the Collection Management Department. 

During her three years at IU Libraries, Jennifer developed an appreciation for data-driven collection management and aided in the replacement, withdrawal, and transfer of print materials.  She also revamped policies and procedures regarding gift materials and held a leading role in collection assessment efforts.  Jennifer holds an MLS from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Arts in Musicology and History from Hastings College (Hastings, Nebraska).  She is a former recipient of a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Award and is an active alumna member of Sigma Alpha Iota, an international women’s music fraternity.
 

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Cass Kvenild
Cass Kvenild
Associate Dean of Libraries
 

Cass was recently awarded the 2020 Education  and Behavioral Sciences Section (EBSS) Distinguished Education and Behavioral Sciences Librarian Award for her contributions as an education librarian.

The EBSS Distinguished Education and Behavioral Sciences Librarian Award is sponsored by the American Psychological Association and administered by the Association of College & Research Libraries. 
The award will be presented by the American Library Association. Read more about the award.

 

 

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Dr. Yolanda Hood
Yolanda Hood
Carol J. McMurry Distinguished Librarian for Academic Excellence

Dr. Hood was selected as the new editor of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) quarterly, digital journal, Young Adult Library Services (YALSA).

The mission of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is to support library staff in alleviating the challenges teens face, and in putting all teens ‒ especially those with the greatest needs ‒ on the path to successful and fulfilling lives. Read more about Hood's YALSA appointment.

 



 

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Judy Pasek

 

Judy Pasek
STEM Librarian

Dr. Judy Pasek, a STEM Liaison Librarian at the University of Wyoming since 2014, won the Best Professional Written Paper Award from the 2020 Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Symposium (RMBS) Board.  Although this year’s symposium was canceled, her paper on “Publication Trends in Bioengineering, 1963 – 2019” will be published in the journal Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation.  The paper analyzes characteristics of how publishing has evolved within the field of bioengineering and biomedical engineering, including exponential increases in publication rates of 29 topic areas since 2000.

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