Promotions to Librarian

The University of Houston Libraries congratulates three UH librarians who have recently achieved promotion in rank to full librarian.

Chris Dykes, currently the interim associate director for research at the University of Houston’s O’Quinn Law Library, has been employed with UH since 2006. He earned his J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law and both his B.A. in Political Science and M.S. in Information Sciences from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He also has a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation from Villanova University. Chris has published and presented on federal tax law, international law, and environmental law research. He currently teaches tax research at the University of Houston Law Center, teaches on legal research at the People’s Law School, and participates in the UHLC’s pipeline program. He is currently the President of the Houston Area Law Librarians (HALL) and is active with both the Southwestern Association of Law Libraries (SWALL) and the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL).

Richard Guajardo is head of Resource Discovery Systems. In this position he provides oversight for electronic resources management, resource discovery tools, and the library services platform. He also works with his colleagues at UH, UHCL, UHD, & Law Library participants in the management of the UH shared catalog. Richard’s research interests include topics such as systems migration, resource description and access, vendor sourced cataloging, and resource discovery systems. He has presented at many regional and national conferences including the American Library Association, Texas Library Association, Electronic Resources & Libraries, North American Serials Interest Group, Charleston Library Conference, Southwestern Association of Law Libraries, and the Innovative Users Group. He currently serves as webmaster for ALA’s Committee on Cataloging: Description & Access (CC:DA), and is past-chair of ALCTS’s Collection Management & Electronic Resources Interest Group. He previously served as chair of ALA’s GODORT Cataloging Committee and the ALCTS Cataloging Form and Function Interest Group. Richard earned his Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a native Texan who grew up in Corpus Christi where he received both a Masters in Educational Mid-Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Annie Wu is the head of Metadata and Digitization Services at University of Houston Libraries. She joined University of Houston in 2008. Prior to UH, Annie was the Operations Manager at the Technical Information Center at Corning Inc. She also worked at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington as Cataloging Supervisor. Annie earned her Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Annie has rich experience leading digital and metadata initiatives. She has published and presented on various topics relating to information organization and discovery, digital systems, linked data, digital preservation policies and programs, metadata practices and standards, and staff competences, training and orientation. Annie is currently Councilor-at-Large of American Library Association and has served on multiple local, state and national level library association committees and task forces. Annie is also a fellow of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Leadership Fellows Program and ARL Leadership and Career Development Program.

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Posted on June 19th, 2017 by Esmeralda Fisher and filed under Announcements | Comments Off on Promotions to Librarian