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Perveen Rustomfram

Associate Professor, Government Publications Coordinator

Phone
(901) 678-8203
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Office
107C McWherter Library
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About Perveen Rustomfram

Professor Perveen Rustomfram joined the University of Memphis in 1995, and was tenured and promoted to Associate Professor in 2002. She has served in several roles at the University Libraries including Reference Librarian, Instructional Services Librarian and Interim Head of Research and Instructional Services. She is the Government Publications Coordinator and is responsible for the Tennessee Regional Federal Documents Depository, which supports and advises the twenty other federal documents depositories across the state. Other responsibilities include library instruction, reference service, embedded librarianship, and research consultations. Her professional interests include the provision of user services, research and information services, and government publications.

Education

B.S.W., Social Work, Bombay University, India, 1979.

B.L.S., Library Science, SNDT University, India, 1980.

M.A., Sociology, University of Hyderabad, India, 1984. 

M.L.S., Library/Information Science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1987.

Professional

Associate Professor/Government Publications Coordinator, University of Memphis Libraries, 2013-Present.

Associate Professor/Research & Instructional Services Interim Head, University of Memphis Libraries, 2017-2018.

Associate Professor/Instructional Services Librarian, University of Memphis Libraries, 2008-2013.

Assistant Professor/Reference Librarian, University of Memphis Libraries, 1995-2008. 

Reference Librarian, Memphis/Shelby County Public Library & Information Science Center, 1988-1993.                                     

Honors and Awards

Tennessee Electronic Library Trainer of the Year, Tennessee Library Association (TLA), 2015. 

James E. Ward Library Instruction Award, Tennessee Library Association (TLA), 2013. 

Recent Research and Scholarly Activities

Referred Publications

Rustomfram, Perveen, and Bess Robinson. “Online Government Resources for Financial Literacy.” Financial Literacy, a special issue of the Journal of Business and Finance Librarianship 20.1-2 (2015): 95-115.

Rustomfram, Perveen and Jane Qualls. "A Library User Survey: What Undergraduate Students Think of Services at the University of Memphis Libraries. "Memphis. Univ., TN.  University Libraries, July 2000. ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 445 679.

Rustomfram, Perveen. “Democracy on Wheels.” Tennessee Librarian 50, no.1 (Summer 1998): 22-33.

Johnson, Ross, Joyce McKibben, and Perveen Rustomfram.  “Everything Matters: Creating a Reference Web Page -- The University of Memphis Library Experience.” Tennessee Librarian 49, no. 2 (Winter 1997): 5-11.

Referred Conference Publications

Rustomfram, Perveen, and Bess Robinson.  "A Smorgasbord of Free Financial Literacy Resources."  Tennessee Library Association Annual Conf., April 23-24 April 2015. PowerPoint submitted as a conference proceeding and available here.

Robinson, Bess, Perveen Rustomfram, and Steve Knowlton.  “Everyone Has a Place at the Table.  Now What?”  Tennessee Library Association Annual Conf., April  23-24, 2015. Tennessee Libraries 65.3 (2015): n. pag.  Web.  21 May 2016.  Available here.        

Merriman, Kevin, Betsy Park, Perveen Rustomfram, and Damone Virgilio. “Focusing on the User.” Tennessee Libraries 62, no.2 (2012). Available here

Robinson, Bess, and Perveen Rustomfram, [Authors and Compilers] Leah Allison, Martha Earl, Theresa Liedtka, and Rebecca Tolley-Stokes. “Charting a New Course: Smoothing the Transition for New Librarian Hires.” Tennessee Libraries 61, no. 3 (2011). Available here

Select Presentations

Recent Invited Presentations

Rustomfram, Perveen. “Regionals and Selectives” Class Eight of the FDLP Coordinator Certificate Program, Government Publishing Office, (Webinar). 20 December 2017.

With Bess Robinson.  “Using LearningExpress Library to Prepare for the ACT.”  Arlington High School Parent Teacher Student Association, Monday 14 March 2016, Arlington High School, Arlington, TN. (LeAn Inman, Reference Librarian at Arlington High School, invited us to make this informational session.)

Rustomfram, Perveen and Bess Robinson.  “Using LearningExpress Library to Prepare for the ACT.” Arlington High School Parent Teacher Student Association, Arlington High School, Arlington, TN. November 12, 2015.

Rustomfram, Perveen. Free Federal Resources for Financial Literacy for 6 – 12th Graders.  Arlington, Bartlett, Germantown, Lakeland, and Millington Teachers/ Librarians In-Service Day, Arlington High School, Arlington, TN.  (Invited by Katie McCain), August 6, 2015.

Rustomfram, Perveen. TEL:  Tennessee Electronic Library Resources for K – 5th Graders.  Arlington, Bartlett, Germantown, Lakeland, and Millington Teachers/ Librarians In-Service Day, Arlington High School, Arlington, TN. (Invited by Katie McCain) August 6, 2015.

Robinson, Bess, Perveen Rustomfram, and Steve Knowlton.  “Everyone Has a Place at the Table.  Now What?”  University Libraries Personnel Development Day, Wednesday 13 May 2015, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN.

Robinson, Bess and Perveen Rustomfram.  “How to Do Basic Research.”  Researchers for the Shelby County Board of Commissioners staff.  13 March 2015.  University of Memphis, Memphis, TN. 

Referred Conference Presentations

Robinson, Bess and Perveen Rustomfram.  “How to Do Basic Research.”  Researchers for the Shelby County Board of Commissioners staff.  13 March 2015.  University of Memphis, Memphis, TN.

Rustomfram, Perveen, and Bess Robinson. “Don’t Perish as you Publish: How to Avoid Being Prey to Predatory Publishers.” Tennessee library Association Annual Conference, Thursday 6 April 2017.

Robinson, Bess, and Perveen Rustomfram.  "Money Smart Week and Beyond:  Financial Literacy Programs at Your Library."  Tennessee Library Association Annual Conference, Friday 8 April 2016.

Rustomfram, Perveen, and Bess Robinson.  "Realize Your Dreams with Reliable Statistics from Uncle Sam."  Tennessee Library Association Annual Conference, Friday 8 April 2016.

Robinson, Bess, Perveen Rustomfram, and Steve Knowlton.  “Everyone Has a Place at the Table.  Now What?”  Tennessee Library Association Annual Conference, Friday 24 April 2015.

Rustomfram, Perveen, and Bess Robinson.  "A Smorgasbord of Free Financial Literacy Resources."  Tennessee Library Association Annual Conference, Thursday 23 April 2015.

Rustomfram, Perveen and Bess Robinson. “Free Federal Resources for Financial Literacy.” Tenn- Share Fall Conference, Nashville, September 26, 2014.