New in the Library’s Administration

Megan Bernal is the Library’s Associate Director for Library Information and Discovery Systems, an area of responsibility covering the Library’s many information systems such as the catalog and integrated library management system Voyager, the institutional repository Via powered by Bepress, and digital library platform ContentDM.  She also strategizes innovative ways to deliver research resources of use to students and faculty electronically through the Library’s web portal.

After receiving a Master of Arts in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1999, Megan began her professional library career with the State University library system of Florida where she developed and managed a variety of collaborative digital library systems including the Everglades Information Network & Digital Library, Miami Metropolitan Archive of rare city government documents, and the Florida Archival Collections portal of unique historical collections held in archives across the state. This work included much grant writing, outreach, and state-wide training efforts as well as shared computing system development.  Immediately prior to joining DePaul in June 2009, Megan acted as Director of Information Services at The Miami Herald Media Company where she managed the systems, library staff, content licensing, and bi-lingual Spanish-English data of a large, urban media company’s research and archives operation.  In addition to digitization, cataloging, and the electronic delivery of information, Megan is interested in Latin American & Caribbean history and culture.  She was drawn to DePaul’s unique Vincentian mission and deep linkage to Chicago communities.

Jim Galbraith is our Associate Director for Collections and Scholarly Resources; he is responsible for Access Services, Interlibrary Loan and Reserves, Collection Development, and Serials and Acquisitions. Jim comes to DePaul from OCLC, a library cooperative with over 10,000 members worldwide. At OCLC, Jim helped design and market electronic book and search platforms. Previously, Jim was Head of Collection Development at UC Irvine, Wake Forest University, and Assistant Director for Collection Development at Columbia University. The challenge of building collections in an increasingly digital environment and the uniqueness of the DePaul University Libraries drew Jim to DePaul. He is also interested in scholarly communication, specifically the impact of electronic books and journals on the research process. His most recent publication was an overview of the history of eBooks. Jim has a Masters in Library Science from SUNY Buffalo and a Masters in History from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Terry Taylor is the Associate Director for Research and Information Services, responsible for Reference, Instruction, and Outreach services.  Terry was formerly the Coordinator of Library Instruction and has been at DePaul for 18 years.  She is the library liaison to the School of Education and has worked closely with the First Year Program, participating on the Common Hour steering committee to develop the curriculum for the student transition skills portion of DePauls Chicago Quarter courses.  Terry has been part of teaching teams in both Discover Chicago and Explore Chicago courses over the past 13 years, working with faculty in a variety of disciplines on course topics ranging from neighborhood change to Chicagos historic cemeteries.  Terry has a Masters in Library Science degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Masters in French from the University of Illinois-Chicago.  She is on the editorial board of the e-journal, Communications in Information Literacy, and her personal research interests include genealogy and family history.

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