Congratulations to Four Cook Librarians!

May 20, 2014 at 4:05 pm Leave a comment

Congratulations to Librarians David Dahl and Carissa Tomlinson on receiving Permanent Status (the librarian equivalent of tenure).

David Dahl (M.L.S./M.I.S., Indiana University)
Information Technology Librarian

Mr. Dahl earned master’s degrees in library science and information science from Indiana University in 2008. He joined Towson University in June 2008 as emerging technologies librarian. Between then and 2011, he helped modernize the Albert S. Cook Library by applying information and instructional technologies to support library users and to enhance the library’s research services. In 2012, Mr. Dahl was promoted to information technology librarian, providing leadership for developing and implementing technology-based innovations across library functions and services. He was promoted to librarian II in July 2012. Among his scholarship are two articles in peer-reviewed journals, a book chapter, and a regularly published online technology blog. He has made 15 presentations to state and national associations on fourteen topics related to library information technology. He also served on the editorial advisory board for the book Planning & Implementing Resource Discovery Tools in Academic Libraries, and on the national NetLibrary Advisory Council. His scholarly research interests range from creativity and innovation to organizational informatics to mobile technologies. As librarian liaison to the computer science department and formerly to the mathematics department and homeland security program, Mr. Dahl has worked with faculty to plan and deliver information literacy instruction customized to their courses, including Towson Seminars. He supports both faculty and students in scholarly research, and has worked with graduate students designing research projects focused on library operations. .

Mr. Dahl serves on several committees, investigational groups, and task forces. He contributes to state and national professional organizations including leadership positions with the Association of College & Research Libraries Maryland Chapter and the Maryland Library Association, as well as service to the Association of College and Research Libraries, American Library Association, Library Information Technology Association and Library Leadership and Management Association.

Carissa Tomlinson (M.L.I. S., Dominican University)
Fist Year Experience Librarian

Ms. Tomlinson earned her master’s in library and information science from the Dominican University, Illinois. She joined Towson University in 2008 as an emerging technologies librarian before her promotion to first year experience librarian in 2011, and librarian II in 2012. Her scholarship includes many presentations, articles and blog posts. Recent presentations cover the topics of professional development for librarians and the role of the first year experience librarian. Since arriving at Towson, Ms. Tomlinson led the implementation of text reference services and the use of QR codes in the library for marketing and outreach. She also provided tailored, innovative library instruction sessions for nursing, gerontology, health science, and cultural studies.

Ms. Tomlinson is active member of several national organizations. She is the founder of both the First Year Experience Discussion Group and the Health Science Interest Group for the Association of College and Research Libraries. She has planned, organized and/or coordinated first-year and other student engagement related events and programs for the library, collaborating with partners from the divisions of Student Affairs and Academic Affairs. She has been instrumental in developing programming that supports faculty integration of information literacy instruction in the Towson Seminar.


Congratulations to Librarians Claire Holmes and Lisa Woznicki on their promotion to Librarian III.

Claire Holmes (M.L.S., University At Albany-SUNY)
Research and Instruction Librarian

Ms. Holmes earned her master’s in library science from the University at Albany-SUNY. She joined Towson University in 2000 and received permanent status in 2011. Her scholarship includes several articles and many presentations at regional and national conferences. She was awarded the People’s Choice Honorable Mention in the workshop category at the 2013 Association of Colleges and Research Libraries National Conference. Recent scholarship has focused on assessment, specifically the Rubric Assessment of Information Literacy Skills project, in which Ms. Holmes has taken the lead role for Towson University. She is also the subject specialist liaison for Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education and Special Education, supporting faculty and students in those disciplines. In addition to her instruction responsibilities, Claire leads assessment planning in her role as the information literacy instruction assessment liaison. Her focus on information literacy instruction and assessment led to her initiation of a curriculum mapping project that will encompass more disciplines as the mapping project grows.
Ms. Holmes is active in regional and national professional associations in addition to service on Cook Library and Towson University committees.

Lisa Woznicki (M.L.S., University of Maryland; M.Ed., Towson University)
Research and Instruction Librarian

Ms. Woznicki earned her master’s in library and information science from the University of Maryland, and her master’s in music education from Towson University. She joined the Towson University staff in 2001, became a librarian II in 2006 and gained permanent status in 2007. Her scholarship includes authorship of a National Endowment for the Humanities grant, as well as several published articles and presentations on marketing library reference services, women in music history, performing arts research and performance anxiety. Ms. Woznicki is the subject specialist liaison for the Departments of Dance, Music, and Theatre Arts, supporting student and faculty instruction and research needs. Her outreach efforts there include an embedded model which allows her to work on-site at the Center for the Arts on a regular basis. Ms. Woznicki has collected for the library donated music scores, sound recordings and books supporting the university’s performing arts research needs.

Ms. Woznicki serves on a number of Cook Library and Towson University committees, as well as in national organizations including the Music Library Association, Theatre Library Association and others.


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