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Featured Staff Member
Josephine Reyna (PhD '05), assistant
graduate general access computer lab
manager, who so successfully coordinated
the LIS move to Discovery Park, came to
UNT with a number of years of
management experience. During more than
16 years with AT&T, she held a number of
k responsible positions in such areas as sales
support management and regional operations
management. During the time she has been
associated with UNT, she has held various
lab management positions and served as an
adjunct faculty member. In 2005, Josi
received the UNT Interdisciplinary PhD in Information Science, with a
concentration in technology and user behavior. She also holds two degrees
from the University of Texas at Austin, the M.Ed. in early childhood
development and bilingual education and the B.A. in psychology. She also is
certified in several professional areas such as mediation, dispute resolution,
alternate dispute resolution, and family mediation. She has been a volunteer
mediator in Dallas and Tarrant Counties for several years (see also p. 6).
Theresa Jackson, assistant to the
Academic Budget Officer, has been chosen
as the 2008 UNT Staff Contribution
Award recipient, one of the highest honors
a staff member can receive. She was given
both a crystal and a monetary award on
Sr . "" October 27 at the staff appreciation week
.. p kick-off party. The Award was developed to
" 1 '*'. recognize UNT staff members for
-*" : outstanding contributions in the areas of
productivity, customer service, perform-
ance, or other initiatives that have
significantly contributed to the mission or
reputation of the University. Theresa also has been recognized as one of
the outstanding travel preparers by the Travel Section of the UNT
Purchasing and Payment Services.
Thanks to the Staff
The dean and faculty are extremely grateful to the oustanding CILST
staff who manage to keep college affairs running smoothly. A list of
names and positions is on page 4.
LIS STUDENTS STUDY ABROAD
An invitation by the Tirana International
School in Tirana, capital city of Albania,
provided an opportunity for 10 Masters
students (Ryan Bell, Katy Dziminski, Zeb
Evelhoch, Laura Gutierrez-Ross, Mari
Martinez, Connie Mitchell, Liz Rowe
Rawlinson, Meredith Tabor, Olivia
Vanderburg, and Beth Wallace), two PhD
students (Arta Kabashi [MS '08] and Jan
Reed), and two LIS representatives (Dr.
Barbara Schultz-Jones (PhD '07) and Toby
Faber (MS '04) to complete a system migration
from Follett's Athena library automation
software to Follett's newer automation software
The project, accomplished between June 6
and 19, 2008, involved organizing the school
library, completing the migration of all
bibliographic records and patron information,
adding new resources to the Destiny online
catalog, organizing and cataloging the textbooks,
and providing training to the school librarian.
The students assessed and reassigned the fiction
and nonfiction collections in terms of call
number assignment and physical location within
the library, reviewed circulation parameters, and
switched over patron records and the barcode
system. They edited bibliographic catalog
records to match each book in the collection,
reviewing the existing record in Destiny against
the actual book for a total of 8,466 items
handled. Complete bibliographic catalog records
were added for books missing from Destiny and
books received as donations (440 titles). Special
teams barcoded, cataloged and classified all
professional resources, 379 audio-visuals, and
barcoded and classified 427 textbook titles,
adding 650 copies of these items.
Finally, they created a policies and
procedures manual with
recommended policies and
documentation of decisions made
regarding circulating and barcode
The student's time in Albania
included two wonderful weekends of
travel throughout the country and a
weekend in Rome.
"I never believed I could learn so much and
not be in a classroom! Going through the Dewey's
on the books and working with books in their
MARC records really opened my eyes to the
"I know that I can speak for us all when I say
that we learned so much more about library
automation systems and conversions that we
might not have been fully gotten the grasp of had
we only read about it in a text book or sat in on
lectures. I definitely feel more prepared to upgrade
my own library's automation system out of the
LIS STUDY ABROAD Dr. Barbara Schultz-Jones and Toby Faber will be offering two courses and a trip to Kyiv, Ukraine in
summer 2009. Ten students will have the experience of migrating a library automation system in the
IN SUM M ER 2009 Kyiv International School. Dr. Schultz-Jones states that "this is a wonderful opportunity for LIS
students to experience planning, managing, implementing, and assessing the effectiveness of a
sustainable automation system in a fully contained setting."
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