Circ and Serve is the blogging project of Mary Carmen Chimato. Who is Mary Carmen Chimato???
The Formal Bio:
Mary Carmen Chimato is the Assistant Dean of the University Library at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. As Assistant Dean, Mary Carmen works with University Library administration, staff, and faculty in the development and implementation of effective management strategies and innovative collections, services, and programs, across all areas of the Library, to provide the best user-centered environment for the Pacific Community. She also leads efforts to explore new service models and exploit emerging technologies to enhance services for students, faculty, and other researchers. She has a strong background of leadership and management from her previous positions as head of access and delivery services for the North Carolina State University Libraries and head of access services for the Health Sciences Center Library, State University of New York at Stony Brook. In those positions, Mary Carmen, provided leadership for key services that enable users to access the many resources of the Library. Her public services background also includes experience as a reference librarian in Drexel University’s Florence A. Moore Library of Medicine and teaching experience in formal library instruction programs, including informatics instruction and support for evidence-based practice in nursing. She received her MLS and MSIS from Drexel University and her BA in history from Stony Brook University. Her musings and writings on libraryland, management and life can be found here. Her writing on management has been published in College & Research Library News, in the book The Frugal Librarian: Thriving in Tough Economic Times (American Library Association, 2011), and the Journal of Hospital Librarianship.
Mary Carmen enjoys presenting and sharing ideas and has spoken locally and nationally on such topics as : performance management, team building, customer service and navigating change in libraries.
She can be contacted at marychimato AT gmail.com
The Informal Bio:
Librarian. Loud mouth. Loves to laugh. Lover of music and small animals. Annoyingly optimistic. Transplanted New Yorker. Coffee addict. Skilled with yarn and sticks. Horror and B-movie aficionado. Prefers beer to wine; The Kinks and The Who to the Rolling Stones or Beatles. On a lifelong quest to find the perfect bacon cheeseburger. Doing her best to navigate this trip called life.