Congratulations Librarians!

June 5, 2012 at 5:28 pm Leave a comment

Congratulations to Librarians David Dahl and Carissa Tomlinson on their promotion to the rank of Librarian II.

Mr. David Dahl received a dual Masters in Library Science and Information Science from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana in June 2008 and joined the Albert S. Cook Library in June of the same year as an Emerging Technology Librarian I. He now has a new role at the library as the Information Technology Librarian. In the area of librarianship, David is committed to excellence in teaching and constantly strives to create new and innovative curricular activities for his instruction sessions. David also extends this innovative approach by infusing social media apps and mobile initiatives with library resources. David leads a number of initiatives that streamline access and increase visibility of our rich resources in the library. His scholarship includes the publication of two peer-reviewed articles discussing innovative ideas in libraries and targeted use of MS SharePoint as an Intranet, co-authored book chapter on discovery tools in libraries, and numerous presentations on topics ranging from API’s in libraries to mobile web development. David’s service to the library and university is considerable. He has made significant contributions to seven standing library and university committees and two library search committees; as well as contributions to numerous work groups and task forces that center on technology initiatives from mobile apps to learning management systems. David currently serves as Vice President/President-elect of the Association of College & Research Libraries, Maryland Chapter and served as a member of the NetLibrary Advisory Council (2010-2011). David is promoted to Librarian II, effective July 2012.

Ms. Carissa Tomlinson received her M.S. in Library Science from Dominican University in Minnesota in May 2007 and joined the Albert S. Cook Library in July 2008 as an Emerging Technologies Librarian I. She now has a new role at the library as the First Year Experience Librarian. In the area of librarianship, Carissa is dedicated to providing exemplary classroom instruction tailored to disciplines within her liaison areas of Women’s Studies, Nursing and the department of Student Affairs. During her role as an Emerging Technology Librarian, Carissa lead the implementation of several key innovative services in the library, namely, the use of QR codes in student orientations and the text-a-librarian reference services. She is frequently sought out by students and faculty with research queries in these areas and has taken the lead on a number of projects that extend the reach of library beyond our library walls. The program Research Relief is the result of this endeavor. Librarians in the Research and Instruction department have taken their expertise to a number of departments/buildings on campus to help students and faculty at point of need for their research queries. Carissa also introduced departmental Teach-Arounds within the library to build a strong pedagogical foundation for our Information literacy initiatives. In the area of scholarship, Carissa co-authored a recently published book chapter on Towson’s residency librarian program, several articles on technology and net-gen librarians as well as book/database reviews for the journal Choice. She has made numerous presentations on emerging technologies and their applications in the library. Carissa has served on the Library Advisory Board of the New England Journal of Medicine since 2010. In the area of service, Carissa has made many solid contributions as a member of numerous library, university and professional committees from addressing technology needs in the library to the Academic Standards Committee for the University. Carissa served as the Chair and Founder of the Health Sciences Interest Group of the Association of College and Research Libraries and continues to serve as the coordinator of events for this group. Carissa is promoted to Librarian II, effective July 2012.


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