CONTACT: MARY GERAGHTY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0011; fax (319) 384-0024
UI Libraries appoint two new research residents
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Libraries have appointed two
candidates for a three year Minority Research Library Residency Program
in the Information, Research and Instructional Services (IRIS) and government
publications departments. Established in 1993, the University of Iowa
Libraries Minority Research Library Residency is designed to increase the
diversity of the Libraries' staff and encourage the growth, development,
and representation of under-represented groups in academic research libraries.
This program will provide a new professional experience in a large research
Lamara C. Williams has been appointed to the position of reference librarian
in IRIS beginning May 11. Williams is a recent graduate of the Louisiana
State University (LSU) with a master's degree in library science. During
her course of study she worked as a graduate assistant in the reference
department at the LSU Troy Middleton Library. Williams has a bachelor's
degree in journalism and has worked at the Oakland Tribune as well as serving
as editor-in-chief of the student newspaper at Alcorn State University.
As a member of IRIS, which combines reference, the Information Arcade,
and media services departments, Williams will participate in providing
reference and information services, user education, and assistance to faculty
in incorporating information technology into curriculum design.
Charmaine H. Henriques has been appointed to the position of federal
documents librarian in the government publications department. A recent
graduate of Southern Connecticut State University with a master's degree
in library science, Henriques also holds a master's degree in international
studies from Central Connecticut State University and has completed an
internship in preservation at Yale University. As federal documents librarian
in Iowa's regional federal depository library, she will provide reference,
research, and instructional services within and outside the government
publications department as well as overall management and policy guidance
for U.S. federal documents bibliographic control operations. Henriques
will join the staff June 15.
The University of Iowa Library system consists of the main library (including
the Information Arcade) and 11 departmental libraries -- the largest of
which is the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences. With some 3 million
volumes, the collections of the UI Libraries rank 29th out of 107 in the
Association of Research Libraries. The University of Iowa Libraries uses
a NOTIS-based automated system for OASIS, its on-line information system.
The University of Iowa is a member of the Research Libraries Group (RLIN),
OCLC, and the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), which include
the Big Ten Universities, the Pennsylvania State University, and the Universities
of Chicago and Illinois at Chicago. Staff members are actively engaged
in national cooperative efforts.
For more information , contact Carol Ann Hughes, Head, IRIS, by phone,
(319) 335-5489, fax, (319) 335-5900, or email, firstname.lastname@example.org
or Carolyn Kohler, Head, Government Publications (319) 335- 5925, email@example.com