25:1 (2010:03) Checking In

March 20, 2010 at 5:35 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Checking In
Kurt Blythe, Columns Editor

[Note: New members, please consider reporting the story of how you came to be a member of NASIG.  You may submit items about yourself to Kurt Blythe at kcblythe@email.unc.edu.  Please include your e-mail address.]

All things fade with time, except for NASIG, which finds itself renewed by five new members.  Welcome to:

JENNIFER BAXMEYER
, who writes, “Hi NASIGers!  I just renewed my membership after a lapse of a couple of years, and I’m very happy to be back!  You may have known me as Jennifer Lang; I got married in May, hence the new name.  I’m looking forward to seeing everyone in Palm Springs!”

Jennifer’s contact information is:

Jennifer W. Baxmeyer
Electronic Resources Cataloging Coordinator
Princeton University Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544
Phone: 609-258-5476
E-mail: bax@princeton.edu
Web site: http://planetcataloging.org

JENNIFER BAZELEY joined NASIG this year after becoming the electronic resources and serials librarian for Miami University Library, in Oxford, Ohio.  She says, “I had worked with serials previously, at DePaul University Library and at the Field Museum Library (both in Chicago), but had most recently been working as a cataloger in Ohio.  My current position offers the opportunity to work with e-resources and serials, and to do some cataloging, as well.  I’m looking forward to participating in NASIG and to attending the annual conferences to meet colleagues from across the country.”

Until such a time, Jennifer may be reached at:

Jennifer Bazeley
Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian
Miami University Library, King  310
Oxford, OH 45056
Phone: 513-529-4216
E-mail: bazelejw@muohio.edu

EDWARD KEANE is back as acting serials and database coordinator at Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, work he performed previously from 2002-2005.  Before working in LIU’s Serials Department, Edward’s only experience in academic libraries consisted of one year as a reference/instruction librarian (and in trying to get back copies of Mad Magazine at a reasonable (cheap) price).  Since returning to the glamorous and fast paced world of academic journals after a two year sojourn elsewhere, Keane found his department’s print and microform collections significantly weeded, and often replaced by digital content from large academic e-journal packages:  “Even the invoices look different!”

Find Edward at:

Edward Keane
Periodicals/Database Coordinator
Long Island University
Brooklyn, NY
E-mail: EKeane@Liu.Edu
Phone: 718-488-1317

SANJEET MANN first became aware of NASIG when he attended the 2007 conference in Louisville as a Student Award recipient.  Sanjeet writes, “I developed my interest in serials and e-resources librarianship throughout library school at UCLA and I was delighted to rejoin NASIG this year as a full member, having accepted a position as electronic resources/reference librarian at the University of Redlands.  What I like best about NASIG is that its smaller size makes the conference feel more like a community of professionals gathering together to share experiences and advice about the common problems we face working with print and online serial information resources.” Look for Sanjeet at:

Sanjeet Mann
Electronic Resources/Reference Librarian
Armacost Library, University of Redlands
1249 E. Colton Avenue
Redlands, CA 92374
Phone: 909-748-8051

Which brings us to JENNIFER SAUER, the electronic resources/serials & copyright librarian at Forsyth Library, Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas, since 2008.  Service as a paraprofessional in FHSU’s music library and at Forsyth Library in the technical services department convinced Jennifer to seek professional status.  In December 2008 she received her Masters of Library and Information Science from the University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee.  Now, Jennifer manages the selection, licensing of and access to databases, electronic books, and resource management applications; processes numbered-series monographs; manages several of the library’s web pages; provides copyright/fair use consultation and education to the university community; coordinates mending and binding; and is slowly beginning to see through the fog of electronic resources and serials.  One customer service representative told Jennifer that she should have electronic resources figured out in about three years, so she figures that she’ll have “20/20 electronic resources vision” within the next year and a half or so.  (The fog of copyright education and intellectual property is stubbornly thick, however.)  In the meantime she’s having fun migrating to a new federated search tool and A-Z list.

Jennifer may be reached at:

Jennifer Sauer
Electronic Resources/Serials & Copyright Librarian
Fort Hays State University
Forsyth Library
600 Park
Hays, KS 67601
E-mail: jsauer@fhsu.edu

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