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Betsy Simpson

 


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Contact Information

University Librarian

Chair, Cataloging and Metadata Department

George A. Smathers Libraries

University of Florida

P.O. Box 117007

Gainesville, FL  32611-7007

352-273-2730 phone

352-392-7365 fax

betsys@uflib.ufl.edu

Education

BA in Religious Studies, University of Virginia

MEd in Counseling, University of Virginia

MS in Library Science, Simmons College

 

Publications

Betsy Simpson, "Hiring Non-MLS Librarians: Trends and Training Implications," Library Leadership & Management, v. 28, no. 1, 2013.

Susan Heron, Jean Phillips, Betsy Simpson, and Amy Weiss, "Merging Catalogs: A Pilot Project for Creating a Shared Bibliographic Environment for the State University Libraries of Florida," Cataloging and Classification Quarterly, v. 51, no. 1/3, 2013.

Steve Carrico, Jason, Fleming, and Betsy Simpson, "Virtual Bookplates: Enhancing Donor Recognition and Library Development," College and Research Libraries News, v. 71, no. 8, September 2010.

Michael Jay, Doug Smith, and Betsy Simpson, "CatQC and Shelf-Ready Material: Speeding Collections to Users While Preserving Data Quality," Information Technology and Libraries, v. 28, no. 1, March 2009.

Betsy Simpson, “2007 ALA-APA Non-MLS Salary Survey Examines Librarian Titles,” Library Worklife, v.5, no. 4, April 2008.

Betsy Simpson, "Collections Define Cataloging's Future," Journal of Academic Librarianship, v. 33, no. 4, 2007.

Betsy Simpson, Jimmie Lundgren, and Tatiana Barr, “A FRBR-Inspired Experiment to Link E-book and Print Manifestations,” Library Resources & Technical Services, v.51, no.2, 2007.

Betsy Simpson, Priscilla Williams, Shelley Arlen, and Peter Bushnell, “Accessing Locally Created Subject Guides via the Library’s Catalog,” Collection Management, v.30, no.4, 2005.

 

Betsy Simpson and Priscilla Williams, “Growing a NACO Program: Ingredients for Success,” Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, v.40, n.1, 2005.

 

Tatiana Barr, Daniel Cromwell, Jimmie Lundgren, Betsy Simpson, and Priscilla Williams, “Relocation or Dislocation: Optimizing Change in Technical Services,” Technology Services Quarterly, v. 20, n.1, 2002.

 

Betsy Simpson and Priscilla Williams, “The Cataloger’s Workstation Revisited: Utilizing Cataloger’s Desktop,” Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, v. 33, n.1, 2001.

 

Directory of Test Collections in Academic, Professional, and Research Libraries, edited by Paul G. Fehrmann and Nancy Patricia O’Brien, compiled by Ad hoc Committee on the Test Collection Directory, Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2001. [member of Ad hoc Committee]

 

Jimmie Lundgren and Betsy Simpson, “Looking Through Users' Eyes: What Do Graduate Students Need to Know about Internet Resources?” Journal of Internet Cataloging, v.1, n.4, 1999.

 

Jimmie Lundgren and Betsy Simpson, “Cataloging Needs Survey for Faculty at the University of Florida,” Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, v.23, n.3/4, Spring 1997.

Presentations

 

"Hiring Non-MLS Librarians: Trends and Training Implications," sponsored by the LLAMA Human Resources Section, American Library Association Annual Conference, 2011

"Quality Control for Next Gen Cataloging Workflows," ALCTS Catalog Management Interest Group, American Library Association Annual Conference, 2009

"Virtual Bookplates: Emerging Opportunities for Gifts & Endowments," American Library Association Midwinter Conference, Virtual Poster Session, 2009 (co-presenter)

“Succession Planning: The Future of Your Library Depends on It,” American Library Association Annual Conference, 2008 (organizer and facilitator)

“Integrating Resources” Roundtables, State University Libraries OPAC Visioning Summit held at University of Central Florida, January 25, 2008 (co-organizer and facilitator)

"FRBR: Functional Requirements for the Bibliographic Record," Southwest Florida Library Network, September 19, 2006 (co-presenter)

"An (Almost) Automatic New Titles List," Ex Libris Users of North America (ELUNA) Annual Meeting, Poster Session, 2006 (co-presenter)

"Ask the Experts," Ex Libris Users of North America (ELUNA) Annual Meeting, 2006 (panel member)

"The Role of Macro Express in Generating Catalog Statistics," Ex Libris Users of North America (ELUNA) Annual Meeting (co-presenter)

“A FRBR-Inspired Initiative to Improve User Retrieval of Multiple Versions,” American Library Association Annual Conference, Poster Session, 2005 (co-presenter)

 “UF Aleph Experience: Cataloging,” Council of State University Libraries Technical Services Planning Committee Meeting, January 7, 2005

“The New Face of Cataloging,” American Library Association Annual Conference, Poster Session, 2004 (co-presenter)

 “UF Aleph Migration,” Florida Center for Library Automation Joint Meeting, November 4, 2003 (co-presenter)

 “Technical Services Workflow Analysis for Office Planning at the University of Florida,” American Library Association Annual Conference, Poster Session, 2001 (co-presenter)

 “Training Staff to Use Cataloger’s Desktop/Classification Plus,” American Library Association Annual Conference, Poster Session, 1999 (co-presenter)

 “The Circle of Sharing: Original Authority Contributions,” Florida Library Association Annual Conference, Poster Session, 1999 (co-presenter)

"User Input on Internet Resource Description from Graduate Students at the University of Florida," American Library Association Annual Conference, Poster Session, 1998 (co-presenter)

“Use of CLARR to Enhance NACO Involvement; or Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus,” American Library Association Annual Conference, 1997 (co-presenter)

 “Cataloging Needs Survey: An Instrument for Faculty Input on Elements of the Catalog Record,” American Library Association Annual Conference, Poster Session, 1996 (co-presenter)

“Cataloging Needs Research: Development of a Survey Technique at the University of Florida Libraries,” American Library Association Annual Conference, 1996 (co-presenter)

 

Selected Committees

Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS); Member, 1995 – present 

Programming Review Task Force, Chair, 2014 2015 

Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award Jury, Member, 2014 2015

Nominating Committee, Chair, 2013 2014

Past President, 20122013; President, 20112012; President Elect, 20102011

Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries Interest Group, Steering Committee Member, 2009 2010

Leadership Development Committee; Chair, 2005-2008; Member, 2004 – 2005 

Heads of Cataloging Discussion Group; Chair, 2002 – 2003; Vice-Chair, 2001 – 2002 

Collection Management Development Section (CMDS) Liaison to CC:DA (Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access), 1996 – 1998

Creative Ideas in Technical Services Discussion Group; Recorder, 1996

 

International Relations Round Table

 

International Poster Session Committee, Member, 2014 2015

Visitors Center Committee, Member, 2009 2010

Visitors Center Volunteer, 2008  2010

Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) [institutional membership]

Policy Committee, Member, 20132016

Task Group on Training and Participant Documentation, Co-chair, 2000

UF Smathers Libraries NACO Reviewer (1996 – 1997) and NACO Coordinator (1997 – 2000)

                                 

Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL); Member, 1995 – present

Samuel Lazerow Fellowship Committee, Intern, 2004

Education and Behavioral Sciences Section (EBSS); Member, 1996 – 2000

Ad-hoc Test Collections Directory Committee; Member, 1998-2000

Psychology/Psychiatry Committee; Member, 1996 – 2000

 

Florida Chapter

Board of Directors: Past-President, 2008 – 2009; President, 2007 – 2008; Vice President/President Elect, 2006 – 2007; Member, 2005 – 2006

Newsletter: UF Reporter, 1997 – 2000

 

New Members Round Table (NMRT); Member, 1995 – 2000

Footnotes Newsletter Committee; Editor, 1999 – 2000; Assistant Editor, 1997 – 1999; Member, 1995 – 1997

Mentor, 1998 – 1999

Mentoring Committee; Member, 1995 – 1996

 

Florida Library Association (FLA); Member, 1995 – 1996, 1998 – present

 

 

Academic Libraries Member Group, Chair, 2007 – 2008; Vice Chair/Chair Elect, 2006 – 2007

Grants

American Library Association Carroll Preston Baber Research Grant Award, 2010

Samuel Lazerow Fellowship for Research in Technical Services, 1996 (co-recipient)

Honors/Awards

Presidential Citation, American Library Association-Association for Library Collections and Technical Services, 2008

American Library Association-Allied Professional Association, Guest Researcher, 2008

Davis Productivity Award, Certificate of Commendation, 1995

Beta Phi Mu, International Library and Information Science Honor Society - elected member, 1985

 

 

 

 

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