Amy is the library liaison to the Welch College of Business. After years of early work experience in public libraries, she started out her career in the Library & Information Sciences as a library software trainer. She later worked at Agnes Scott College (Atlanta, Georgia) as the Access Services Librarian. She was finally able to put her long standing and avid personal interests in business and economics to use when she came to her current position. Her professional responsibilities center on serving the College of Business at SHU, overseeing the user or front end of their web and electronic services, and co-leading the library’s Patent & Trademark Resource Center.
Degrees and Certifications
M.S. in Library & Information Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL
M.A. in Women’s & Gender Studies, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
B.A. in History, University of Missouri, St. Louis, MO
Research Interests & Grants
One of Amy’s current research interests centers on the information literacy needs of college students in the age of Google, especially those in business majors and fields. In addition, her recent writing and speaking concentrate on intellectual property issues and SHU Library’s role as a PTRC library (a partnership with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office). She is also interested in the role of women in both business and politics and the gender gap that is still prevalent among upper management in corporate America.