Chair, Cataloging and Metadata Department
George A. Smathers Libraries
University of Florida
P.O. Box 117007
Gainesville, FL 32611-7007
BA in Religious Studies, University of Virginia
MEd in Counseling, University of Virginia
MS in Library Science, Simmons College
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.
"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)
Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS); Member, 1995 – present
Past President, 2012 – 2013; President, 2011 – 2012; President Elect, 2010 – 2011
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
Visitors Center Committee; Member, 2009 – 2010
Visitors Center Volunteer, 2008-2010
Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) [institutional membership]
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
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
American Library Association Carroll Preston Baber Research Grant Award, 2010
Samuel Lazerow Fellowship for Research in Technical Services, 1996 (co-recipient)
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