2010 Promotions at the Georgia State University Library

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Congratulations to Jennifer Jones, Robert Tomaszewski, Bill Walsh and Bill Hardesty. All of them have been promoted in rank from Instructor to Assistant Professor.

Jennifer Link Jones came to the University Libraries in 2005, having previously worked as an Instructional Design Librarian at Georgia Perimeter College and as a Training and Support Librarian for SOLINET (now known as LYRASIS). Her GSU responsibilities revolve around assessment and staff development, working out of the Library Administrative Office, but she also serves regularly at the Research Support Desk. Her publications and research interests are currently focused in the areas of assessment and training/development for all library employees, with technology use being a side interest. Jennifer has both her undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of South Carolina and notes that “an enjoyment of research and the service aspect of the work” lead her to librarianship.

In September 2005, Robert Tomaszewski joined the library faculty of Georgia State University Library, where he has served as subject information specialist for Chemistry, Computer Science, and Mathematics & Statistics. Science research has been a central theme of his academic career.  Dr. Tomaszewski was graduated from Kingston University (England) with a Bachelor of Science degree and followed that with a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Utah. While completing a two-year post-doctoral program in polymer science at the University of Waterloo (Canada), he became fascinated by the power and scope of scientific literature databases and completed a Master of Information Studies degree at the University of Toronto. He has published several articles in science journals related to research in pentadienyl chemistry and polymer catalyses, and his current research focuses on database training techniques in science laboratories and other opportunities for librarianship outreach.

William Walsh manages the department of Technical Services where he oversees the acquisition and cataloging of library materials to insure physical and electronic access for the Georgia State community.  He has been at the library since 2003, previously serving as electronic resources librarian and head of acquisitions.  Bill’s most recent publication is a study of interlibrary lending fees in southeastern academic libraries.  He regularly reviews British literature and related resources for Choice and Library Journal.

William Hardesty is the Assistant Department Head in Special Collections, and manages archival processing.  Bill’s record of publication and presentation focuses on the history of archives education and the description of archives and manuscript collections using the Encoded Archival Description schema and the library catalog.  Bill serves on numerous University Library Committees, and this year served as a judge for the Undergraduate Library Research Awards.  He is active in the Society of Georgia Archivists, serving on the editorial board of their journal, Provenance.

Please join me in congratulating Bill, Jennifer, Robert and Bill for this significant accomplishment!

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