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Jun 3, 2020

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David Brown has joined the University of Wyoming Libraries as the Regional Medical Library Membership Coordinator for the MidContinental Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM). David holds a doctorate of education with a specialization in health education from Teachers College, Columbia University and he holds a Masters of Library and Information Science from Wayne State University. In addition he holds two Masters of Arts Degrees from Columbia University — one in computers and education and another in health education. He is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES®) and has been involved in training public heath professionals for the last 15 years, teaching and supervising research in health education and public health at a number of universities in both the United States and abroad.

Jennifer Strayer will join the University of Wyoming Libraries as a Collection Development Librarian in late May.  She is coming to Wyoming from Indiana University Libraries in Bloomington, Indiana where she served as an assistant in the Collection Management Department. During her three years at IU Libraries, Jennifer developed an appreciation for data-driven collection management and aided in the replacement, withdrawal, and transfer of print materials. Jennifer holds an MLS from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Arts in Musicology and History from Hastings College (Hastings, Nebraska).

Conrrado Saldivar, an Adult Services Specialist at Natrona County Library, who also moonlights as a graduate student, was recently selected for the University of Washington’s 2020 “Husky 100,” an honor awarded to graduate and undergraduate students who have demonstrated excellence inside the classroom and beyond. The Husky 100 celebrates students who show a commitment to leadership, engagement, and community impact. With over 1,700 nominations by peers, faculty, and staff, Conrrado was one of only ten students selected from the UW iSchool.

Susan Wynne is rejoining the University of Wyoming Libraries as the new Discovery & Metadata Librarian. She was previously a Catalog Librarian at UW from 2006-2012. Other prior positions include five years as the Cataloging & Metadata Librarian at Georgia State University, and most recently, Catalog Management Librarian at the University of Iowa Libraries. In her 20+ year library career, Susan has published and presented on topics such as RDA (Resource Description and Access), next-generation catalogs, oral histories, and batch processes in library catalog systems.

Dr. Judy Pasek, a STEM Liaison Librarian at the University of Wyoming since 2014, won the Best Professional Written Paper Award from the 2020 Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Symposium (RMBS) Board. Although this year’s symposium was canceled, her paper on “Publication Trends in Bioengineering, 1963 – 2019” will be published in the journal Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation. Judy provides library instruction and research services primarily to UW’s College of Engineering and Applied Science, and the Psychology Department within the College of Arts and Sciences. She earned a Master of Library and Information Science degree from Wayne State University.  Prior to becoming a librarian, she developed expertise in the sciences by holding entomology positions of increasing responsibility with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and the U.S. Forest Service.  Pasek has a Ph.D. in entomology from the University of Nebraska, a M.S. in entomology from the University of Missouri, and a B.S. in Natural Resources from the University of Michigan.

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