beth ashmore

education

experience

web development

publications & presentations

technology skills

professional

community service
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curriculum vitae for beth ashmore

education

University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
Master of Science in Library and Information Science
December 2000

Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL
Bachelor of Arts in English and Creative Writing
May 1998

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experience

University Library, Samford University, Birmingham, AL
Cataloger 06/05 - Present

  Provide original, adaptive and complex cataloging for serials and media in all formats
  Maintain bibliographic records for serials in all formats
  Maintain Union Listing information in OCLC
  Devise and execute plans for migration and inventory of serials collection
  Provide night and weekend reference service
  Perform bibliographic instruction sessions for incoming freshman

University Library, Samford University, Birmingham, AL
Reference Librarian 01/03 - 06/05

  Perform bibliographic instruction sessions and library tours
  Create online and print guides to library resources and research methods
  Maintain online tutorial web pages using HTML, Flash and WebCT
  Create and instruct professional development workshops for staff and faculty
  Develop instruction programs for faculty, students, staff and the community

Mitchell Memorial Library, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS
Assistant Professor, Instruction Services/Distance Education Librarian 01/01 - 01/03

  Perform bibliographic instruction sessions and library tours
  Create online and print guides to library resources and research methods
  Maintain online tutorial and distance education services web pages
  Create and instruct professional development workshops for staff and faculty
  Develop instruction programs for faculty, students, staff and the community

Commerce Library, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
Graduate Assistant     08/99 - 12/00

  Assist patrons with reference and reserve materials
  Instruct patrons on research techniques and use of library resources
  Perform bibliographic instruction sessions on company research
  Locate ready reference information
  Update instruction handouts on popular research topics

MCL Companies, Chicago, IL
Legal Assistant     10/98 - 7/99

  Draft correspondence to buyers and attorneys
  Audit files for discrepancies and annual reports
  Prepare legal documents for recording and weekly reports on activity
  Create filing systems for multiple real estate developments

E.M. Cudahy Memorial Library, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL
Periodicals Assistant     1/97 - 5/98

  Assist patrons with research, location, and use of periodical materials
  Fulfill intercampus and interlibrary loan requests
  Research ownership of materials in OPAC
  Create and maintain MS Access databases on uncatalogued materials
  Check NOTIS system in regards to missing volumes
  Instruct incoming undergraduates on library resources

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web development

 html projects

 flash projects

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publications & presentations

publications

  Ashmore, Beth and Lisa A. McNeal. "Creating a Library Resources Tool for WebCT." Internet Reference Services Quarterly. 13 (2008) Forthcoming. (peer-reviewed article)

  Ashmore, Beth and Jaro Szurek. "Partnering with the Patron." Making the transition from paper to electronic journals and resources. eds. Maria Collins and Patrick L. Carr. Forthcoming Spring 2008. (invited book chapter)

  Ashmore, Beth and Jill E. Grogg. "The Race to the Shelf Continues: The Open Content Alliance and Amazon.com." Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals. 16 (January 2008): 18-23 (invited article) http://www.infotoday.com/searcher/jan08/Ashmore_Grogg.shtml

  Grogg, Jill and Beth Ashmore. "Google Book Search and the Library's Digital Copy." Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals. 15 (April 2007): 18-34. (invited cover article) http://www.infotoday.com/searcher/apr07/Grogg_Ashmore.shtml

 [Reprinted as] “Google Book Search Libraries and Their Digital Copies.” In Googlization of Libraries, edited by William Miller & Rita M. Pellen. Binghamton, NY: The Haworth Press, Inc. Forthcoming 2008. (book chapter)
 [Reprinted as] “Google Book Search Libraries and Their Digital Copies.” Journal of Library Administration 47, no. 1/2. Forthcoming 2008.

  Ashmore, Beth and Jill Grogg. "Google and OCLC: Open Libraries on the Open Web." Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals. 14 (November/December 2006): 44-52. (invited article)

  Ashmore, Beth. "No Laughing in the Library: Sexy like CSI." College & Undergraduate Libraries. 13(2006): 47-48.

  Grogg, Jill and Beth Ashmore. "CrossRef at the Crossroads." Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals. 14 (September 2006): 32-37. (invited article)

  Northrup, Lori A. and Beth Ashmore. "Internet Insider: Creating Easy to Update Subject Guides without using a Database." College & Undergraduate Libraries. 13 (2006): 53-57.

  Grogg, Jill and Beth Ashmore. "Riding the E-book Wave." Against the Grain. 17 (February 2005): 41-9. (invited article)

  Ashmore, Beth and Jill Grogg. "Library Virtual Tours: A Case Study." Research Strategies. 20(2004): 77-88. (peer-reviewed article)

  Ashmore, Beth. "Information Literacy in the Disciplines Unveiled." Instruction Section Newsletter. 22 (Fall 2005): 2. http://www.ala.org/acrl/sites/ala.org.acrl/files/content/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/is/iswebsite/projpubs/newsletter/2005fall.pdf

  Ashmore, Beth. "Brainstorming Session Tackles Plagiarism and More." Instruction Section Newsletter. 22 (Spring 2005): 5. http://www.ala.org/acrl/sites/ala.org.acrl/files/content/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/is/iswebsite/projpubs/newsletter/2005spring.pdf

  Ashmore, Beth. "Collaboration Counts." Instruction Section Newsletter. 21 (Fall 2004): 3, 6. http://www.ala.org/acrl/sites/ala.org.acrl/files/content/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/is/iswebsite/projpubs/newsletter/2004fall.pdf

  Ashmore, Beth. "Thoughts on Toronto." NMRT Footnotes. August 2003.

  Delgado, LaDonne and Beth Ashmore. "Selected List of Periodicals on the Great Plains and Its Culture." The Serials Librarian. 45 (2003): 49-82. (peer-reviewed article)

  Murphy, Amy and Beth Ashmore. "No Laughing in the Library: Mia in the Conference Room." College and Undergraduate Libraries 9 (Fall 2002): 19-22.

  Ashmore, Beth and Sara E. Morris. "From Scraps to Reams: Printing Services in Academic Libraries." College and Research Libraries 63 (July 2002): 342-352. (peer-reviewed article)

  Ashmore, Beth. "Up a Creek? Here's a Paddle: An annotated bibliography of recent resources for new or occasional library instructors." Community and Junior College Libraries 11 (2002): 45-56. (peer-reviewed article)

editorial board memberships

  Consulting editor (Internet Insider column) for College and Undergraduate Libraries, Haworth Press Inc.

conference presentations

 Ashmore, Beth, Cheryl Cecil and Juliet Rumble. "Standardized Information Literacy Assessment: SAILS implementation and Beyond" AACRL/CUS, Best Practices - Information Literacy Double-Bill: Collaboration & Assessment. Session presented at the Alabama Library Association Annual Conference Birmingham, AL, April 27, 2006.

 Ashmore, Beth and Lori Northrup. "21st Century Billboards: Using Screensavers and Desktops as Ad Space for Library Services" AACRL/CUS, Best Practices for the New Millennium: Mini-Sessions! Session presented and moderated at the Alabama Library Association Annual Conference Birmingham, AL, April 20, 2005.

 McNeal, Lisa and Beth Ashmore. "Linking Library Resources and WebCT." Session presented at the WebCT Impact 2004 - 6th Annual WebCT User Conference Orlando, FL, July 15, 2004. Co-authored presentation.

 Waddell, Carla and Beth Ashmore. "Communication Arts: Research Skills in Two Acts." Alabama Library Instruction Round Table (ALIRT), Instructional Activity: Swap and Shop. Session presented at the Alabama Library Association Annual Conference Montgomery, AL, April 23, 2004.

 Morris, Sara E. and Beth Ashmore. "Printing @Your Library." Poster Session presented at the Mississippi Library Association Annual Conference Jackson, MS, October 18, 2001.

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technology skills

HTML, CSS, Macromedia Flash, CoffeeCup, Adobe Photoshop, PaintShop Pro, WebCT, Adobe Acrobat, VTLS, OCLC Connexion, WordPerfect, Microsoft Applications (Access, Excel, FrontPage, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, Word), Lotus, Site Edit

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professional associations

  American Library Association (ALA), 1999-present
      Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), 2001-present
          Instruction Section (IS), 2001-present
              Teaching Methods Committee, 2002-2005 (Committee Chair 2004-2005)

  Alabama Library Association (ALLA), 2003-present
     Alabama Association of College and Research Libraries (AACRL), 2003-present
          AACRL Webmaster, 8/2003-present

  Mississippi Library Association (MLA), 2001-2002
     Publicity Committee, 2001-2002
     Website Committee, 2002

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community service & honors

 Hand in Paw, Volunteer, 2003-

 American Library Association Annual Conference Student/Staff Person - University of Illinois, 2000

  Recipient of first place award in First Annual Cadence/ HSA/Playwright Center One-Act Competition, 1998 

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last updated : April 29, 2010
ashmore.beth@gmail.com