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January 26, 2016

Library promotes existing staff and welcomes one new staff member.

Kimberly Wirth who served as the Library Business Manager and Community Engagement Coordinator from 2010 to 2015, was promoted to the position of Coordinator of Information Literacy and Research Librarian on August 1, 2015.  Kimberly formerly worked in the West Texas Collection as a student assistant  in 2004, while earning her Bachelor’s Degree cum laude, in History with a minor in English. Kimberly returned to the Library in 2009 as the Government Documents Library Assistant, and later the Library Office Coordinator in 2010. In 2014, this position was redefined to the Library Business Manager and Community Engagement Coordinator. In 2013, Kimberly earned her Master’s Degree in Library Science from the San Jose State University online program. Throughout Kimberly’s employment with the ASU Library, she has proven to be a very dedicated and capable member of the staff. The Library is happy to welcome her to her newest position as she begins her professional Library career.

Kimberly Wirth - Coordinator of Information Literacy and Research Librarian

Settling into the position of Library Business Manager and Community Engagement Coordinator proved to be a quick transition for Erin Johnson, who previously worked as a Library Assistant at the Circulation Desk. Erin was promoted into the position on August 1, 2015 after earning her Master’s Degree of Library Science from the University of North Texas in May, 2015.  She also earned her Bachelor’s Degree in History from Angelo State University in 2011. Erin has proven to be an exceptional employee and has transitioned into her new position well. The Library happily welcomes Erin into her new position as she begins her Library career.

 Erin Johnson - Library Business Manager and Community Engagement Coordinator

The newest member of the Library staff, filling the position of Library Assistant at the Circulation Desk, is Nancy Wallace. Joining the staff on September 1, 2015, Nancy is a retired school teacher with 30 years of teaching experience. Nancy is also an ASU Alumni, having graduated from ASU with a Bachelor’s Degree of Science-Education/History in 1980.  She earned a Master’s Degree of Science, Educational Diagnostician from the University of Houston at Clear Lake, in 1988.  Nancy also worked as a Foster/Adopt Specialist for Child Protective Services for 4 years prior to her employment with ASU.  The Library is very happy to welcome her to her new career in higher education.

Nancy Wallace - Library Assistant Circulation

Cindy Belden began as a volunteer for the Library in 2009 after earning her Master’s Degree in Library Science from the University of North Texas in 2008.  Having worked in a public library setting, Cindy came to ASU with the intent to expand her Library experience by working at the academic level. In June of 2010, Cindy became a Library Assistant for Government Documents.  The demand for an experienced cataloger continued to present itself with increased workloads, so in January Cindy was promoted to the position of Senior Cataloger. Cindy’s years of experience and academic qualifications, made her an obvious choice for the position. Her devotion and ambition will continue to serve the Library well as she assumes this new role.

 

Cindy Belden - Senior Cataloger

More changes are to come at the end of February with the pending retirement of Lynette Ott. Lynette has been a valued ASU employee for over 24 years serving as Library Assistant, Serials. Dayna Dugger will transition into the position upon Lynette’s retirement. Dayna came to the Library in October of 2012 and was hired as a Library Assistant, Acquisitions. While the Library will miss Lynette’s dutiful presence, the Library is equally delighted to welcome Dayna to her new position. 

Dayna Dugger - Library Assistant Serials

Change is never easy; however, the committed staff of the ASU Library is handling the changes with patience and cooperation. The Library congratulates its colleagues on their deserved promotions, and thanks the ASU community for continued support. For a full list of Library staff and departments, click on the link to the Contact Us tab on the Library homepage.