For work related questions, please contact: Library Tech Desk 443-830-2720 Dan Adams 443-830-2712 email@example.com Kwangsoo Han 443-830-2746 firstname.lastname@example.org Computer Help Center 443-830-4357 email@example.com To contact Giles (about non-work related matters): email: firstname.lastname@example.org (read occassionally) email@example.com (read several times a day) WHAT I USED TO DO: I worked on staff in the Library at CCBC - Catonsville (formerly Catonsville Community College) for 47 years (1968-2015), after having spent 2 years (1966-68) at CCC as a student. Initially when I started to work in the Library in 1968, I worked in Receiving and Serials. I spent the first 15 or so years of my work life at the College in Serials and only began to work primarily with the computers (which I've done for about 30+ years) with a Library reorganization in 1984. Over the next 30+ years, I provided computer support to the Library staff and patrons, including some hardware support, referring more complex problems to the College IT Help Desk. I helped to implement CATE (our first online library system using IBM's Dobis-Leuven system, run reports from it and manage it. I also worked on helping to choose, implement and manage our new tri-campus library system: MILLE - an Innovative Interfaces Millennium library system. For a number of years (1994-2004?), I managed the Library's portion of the College LAN and had primary responsibility for caring for the library's computers, serving as "adjunct" staff to the College IT Help Center staff. Since then, I no longer had the LAN responsibilities or the PC repairs. I more recently oversaw the Library's (all 3 campuses) SharePoint site. I assisted our staff in using programs on their PCs, the College LAN and the College Linux server. and often served as the Library's liasion with IT on many matters, including serving on the IT Council and it's Standards subcommittee. I helped to implement and continued to help manage the Library's Microcomputer Lab on the 2nd floor of F building and was involved with the planning, implementation, and management of the Computer Classroom on the 3rd floor. I also assisted with the planning and implementation of other library computer facilities. I did the research for and helped set up the Library's Pay Printers, about which I wrote an article ("Ready, Set, Pay your Money and Print!" - pp. 12-16 of v.3 no.7, Nov. 1996 issue of Technology Connection (from Linworth Publishing). Due to network changes at the College, we have since changed over to using a commercial solution: Vendprint, which I helped to implement and support at the Catonsville campus and spread to the libraries at the Dundalk and Essex campuses. We have extended it to wireless printing as well and had been looking at the issue of student printing College-wide through the IT Council when I retired. I was ably assisted in these computer tasks by my colleague, Dan Adams. In addition, Michael Powers (who replaced Jack Brand, and now works for IT) worked with us for a few years. We worked for the Systems Librarian, Kwangsoo Han, new to our staff in Sept. 2012. Our previous bosses were: Dara Cook, who retired and Melissa Smith Takagi (who moved away because her husband is in the service and was transferred.) Danny and I also worked with Karen Quinn-Wisniewski, our Electronic Resources Librarian regarding the databases and ebooks. I also spent some time working at the Technology Desk in the Library. Since the late 1990's the library has held a Holiday Party for the children in the Catonsville Child Care Center for which I regularly took pictures (although it was not actually part of my job). Assuming the parties continue, I will no longer be the photographer. PROFESSIONAL READINGS AND CONFERENCES: I participated in a number of computer related listservs. The groups which I read regularly included: Windows, Labmgr, III Users, and Web4Lib lists. Others were added in from time to time as things changed. For a number of years now, I had been priveleged to attend part of the Computers in Libraries show in the Washington DC area. I had also attended a couple of Mid-Atlantic Innovative Users Group meetings and attended the national Innovative Users Group meeting in 2008. WHAT'S NEXT: Having spent MANY years in the Library (both in Serials and my computer work), I have now retired and will *NOT* be returning to work part-time at the College afterwards. I haven't really decided what I will do next or where. Sice I retired, Danny should be taking over most of my responsibilities and presumably will eventually move into my position and then he'll need to be replaced. Over the past few years, I have spent some time (on my own time) working on a combination memoir and college history (which is very Catonsville and Library centric). It is not yet completed; but, when it is, I will make copies available to the CCBC libraries (and to the College Archives) and add a link on this page for an electronic version of it.
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