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Elizabeth McDonald

Government Publications Librarian, Associate Professor

Phone
(901) 678-8237
Fax
N/A
Office
McWherter Library, 107D
Office Hours
By appointment

 

Education

  • Master of Arts Egyptian Art and Archeology - University of Memphis - 2010
  • M.A. Library & Information Science - University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ - 1996
  • B.A. Biology-Anthropology Combined - Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA - 1978

Work Experience

  • Assistant Professor - Catalog Librarian - Serials Specialist, University Libraries - University of Memphis - May 2003-Oct. 2005
  • Assistant Professor - Interim Head of Catalog Department, University Libraries - University of Memphis - Nov. 2005-Oct 2008
  • Assistant Professor - Head of Cataloging, University Libraries - University of Memphis - Nov. 2008
  • Associate Professor - Head of Cataloging, University Libraries - University of Memphis - 2009-2018
  • Associate Professor - Government Documents Cataloger, University Libraries - University of Memphis - 2019-Present

Honors/Awards

  • Beta Phi Mu - International Library and Information Studies Honor Society - 1996-

Creative Activities

  • Student work as Epigrapher and other duties - Dec. 13, 2004 - Jan. 13, 2005 - Italian Archaeological Mission to the Tomb of Harwa, Luxor, Egypt - University of Memphis

Service

  • International Organization: - NASIG (North American Serials Interest Group) Awards and Recognition Committee - 2007-2008
  • International Organization: - NASIG (North American Serials Interest Group) Annual Conference Mentor - 2007-2008
  • International Organization - NASIG - Bylaws Committee - 2010/2012
  • International Organization - NASIG Bylaws Committee -Chair - 2012/13
  • International Organization - NASIG - Membership Services committee - 2019/2021
  • National Organization - GPO (Government Publishing Office) - Collections and Discovery Services Working Group -- Inaugural member - 2019-
  • State Level Organization: - Tennessee Library Association Registration Committee (Co-C) - 2004/05
  • City Organization: - MALC (Memphis Area Library Council) Institutional Representative - 2006/08
  • University of Memphis - Data Stewards Committee - 2008-Present
  • University of Memphis - Electronic and Thesis Committee (set up online system and output) - 2009/10
  • University of Memphis - Faculty Handbook Revision Committee - 2018
  • University of Memphis - University Libraries - Request for Proposal (Integrated Library System) Worked on the creation of the RFP for a new integrated library system for the library - 2004/06
  • University of Memphis - University Libraries - Serials Cataloging Group (Ch) - 2004,2006
  • University of Memphis - University Libraries - Subcommittee for Catalog System (Co-C) Drafted the portion of the RFP for the Cataloging and database Committee- 2004/06
  • University of Memphis - University Libraries - Libraries Faculty Group - 2003-Present
  • University of Memphis - University Libraries - Library Faculty Group - Secretary - 2006-2008
  • University of Memphis - University Libraries - Disaster Preparedness Committee - 2006
  • University of Memphis - University Libraries - LAC (Library Administrative Council) - 2005-2018
  • University of Memphis - University Libraries - ILSAC (Integrated Library Systems Advisory Committee) - 2008-
  • University of Memphis - University Libraries - Summer Workers Training Committee (included follow up) - 2009
  • University of Memphis - University Libraries - NAAPA (National African American Photographic Archive) Committee - 2011-2014
  • University of Memphis - University Libraries - Digital Repository Planning Group - 2011- 2013
  • University of Memphis - University Libraries - Lambuth Transition Task Force - 2011
  • University of Memphis - University Libraries - Staffing Pool Committee - 2012-2018
  • University of Memphis - University Libraries - Search Committee (Chair) - Electronic Resources Librarian - 2011-2014
  • University of Memphis - University Libraries - Search Committee (Chair) - Integrated Library System Librarian - 2011-2012
  • University of Memphis - University Libraries - Search Committee - Integrated Library System Librarian - 2014
  • University of Memphis - University Libraries - Search Committee - RIS Visiting Librarian - 2016
  • University of Memphis - University Libraries - Search Committee (Chair) - Catalog Librarian - 2017
  • University of Memphis - University Libraries - Search Committee - Circulation staff position - 2017

Books Reviewed

  • Jane M. Read Cataloguing without Tears: Managing Knowledge in the Information Society in Serials Review v.31 no.2 (June 2005) p. 180-1.

Journal Articles

  • Miller, Bridget H., McDonald, Elizabeth, Mi Jia. "Jumping Through the Hoops: Serials Librarians' Reflections on Tenure, Reappointment, and Promotion Experiences in Academia. Serials Review v. 31 no. 1 (March 2005): 39-53. (Invited contribution)
  • Elizabeth McDonald, Presenter; Jerry R. Brown, Recorder. The RFP Process at the University of Memphis: A Work in Progress. Serials Librarian 50 no. 3/ 4 (2006): 319-323.
  • Jennifer Arnold, Lloyd Chittenden, K.D. Ellis, Jacob Eubanks, Iris Godwin, Elizabeth McDonald, Sarah E. Morris, Steven Ovadia, Flora Shrode, and Samantha Teplitzky, "The Balance Point: What's the Ballyhoo about Blogs?" Serials Review 33 (September 2007): 175-187. (Invited Contribution)
  • Elizabeth McDonald "Modular Serials Training at the University of Memphis" Tennessee Libraries 57 no 4 (2007) www.tnla.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=158
  • "Showtime! Cataloging and Providing Access to Streaming Video Records in the Online Catalog" Tennessee Libraries 58:2 (2008) www.tnla.org/associations/5700/files/582mcdonald.pdf
  • "NASIGuide: MARC Coding for Serials" 2009 NASIG (North American Serials Interest Group) www.nasig.org//files//NASIGuide_marc4serials.pdf
  • Gahn, Paul, Kay Cunningham, Elizabeth McDonald "Planning by the Seat of Your Pants: Implementing an ILS on a Deadline" Tennessee Libraries v. 59 no.2 2009 www.tnla.org/page/298?&hhsearchterms=%22webinar%22 

Presentations

  • University of Memphis ICL 7132, “Introduction to Cataloging and Classification.” Spoke about “Cataloging” April 12, 2004.
  • * The RFP Process at the University of Memphis: A Work in Progress. Given at NASIG (North American Serials Interest Group): Minneapolis Minn. May 18-22, 2005.
  • University of Memphis, ICL 7730 "Foundations of Librarianship" Spoke about Introduction to Technical Services June 29, 2005.
  • "AACR2 and MARC Formatting" Instruction provided to Library Staff. August 11, 2005.
  • "Cataloging Serials" Instruction provided to Library Staff October 21, 2005.
  • University of Memphis, ICL 7730 "Foundations of Librarianship" Spoke about Introduction to Technical Services June 19, 2006.
  • "Tips for Searching the DRA Catalog" Instruction provided to RIS Desk Staff August 13, 2007.
  • University of Memphis ICL 7132, “Introduction to Cataloging and Classification.” provided instruction in "Choosing Records and Cataloging Serials" April 17, 2007.
  • University of Memphis, ICL 7730 "Foundations of Librarianship" Provided instruction in Technical Services June 21, 2007.
  • * "Showtime! Cataloging and Providing Access to Streaming Video Records in the Online Catalog" Given at TLA (Tennessee Library Association) Annual Conference April 9-11, 2008. Co-presenter Joyce Johnston, Jackson State Community College.
  • * "Planning by the Seat of Your Pants: Implementing an ILS on a Timeline" Given at TLA (Tennessee Library Association) Annual Conference April 8-10, 2009. Co-presenters Paul Gahn, and Kay Cunningham.
  • “Using bepress Digital Commons to Showcase Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD):  the Migration Process” Given at TLA(Tennessee Library Association) Annual Conference)  April 13 2022. Co-presenter Kenneth Haggerty.  
  • “From Depository to Repository:  the Case of Tennessee State Documents.”  Given at TLA(Tennessee Library Association) Annual Conference)  April 14 2022.  Co-presenter Perveen Rustomfram.