Barbara Mann - 2014 FAC Representative

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Division: Graduate Adelphi
Category: Collegiate
Program: Information and Library Services/UCSP


Barbara  J. Mann (or Barb as she prefers to be called) serves as the Associate Director  for Public Services, UMUC Library, since February 2013. Having been at UMUC  since July 2006, first as Instruction and Information Literacy Librarian  (July-October 2006) and Assistant Director for Public Services (October  2006-February 2013), she recently was promoted to Librarian IV, the highest faculty  librarian ranking. She also serves as an adjunct professor teaching the  graduate-level required, non-credit course Orientation  to Graduate Studies (UCSP 615).  Ms.  Mann represents the Library on The Undergraduate Curriculum Committee and  currently serves as a member of the LEO Term Working Team. She has been  involved in other university initiatives and has worked with faculty as the  Library liaison to The Undergraduate School's Communication, Arts, and  Humanities (COMM) and currently for The Graduate School's Education Department.

Before  coming to UMUC, Ms. Mann served as Information Literacy Coordinator at the  University of Southern Maine. While there she served as the Libraries  representative to the General Education reform initiative and was heavily  involved in this process.  Ms. Mann began  her professional career at Emory University as a reference, instruction, and  collection management librarian.

Ms.  Mann obtained her MLIS from the University of South Carolina via distance education  and has taken additional master's level course work at Emory University. Ms.  Mann has co-authored peer-reviewed articles and book chapters pertaining to  research and information literacy instruction, as well as  co-authoring the book International  Government Information and Country  Information: A Subject Guide (Westport,  CT: Greenwood Press, 2004). In addition, she has presented papers and workshops  regarding information literacy instruction for distance learners at national,  regional, and local conferences. Ms. Mann was a recipient of The Graduate  School's Faculty Research Grant for spring 2013.

Ms. Mann is a graduate of the highly-selective  Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Institute for  Information Literacy Immersion '05: Program Track and was honored to receive  the prestigious national 2012 ACRL Instruction Section Miriam Dudley  Instruction Librarian Award. In addition, she is heavily involved in the  American Library Association and has served as an officer in three of its  divisions.