Thursday, September 22, 2016

Greetings from your new Library Director!

I thought you might want to know a little bit about me, since I'm neither a BSC alum nor from Alabama.

I was born in Richmond, Virginia, and finished high school in Charleston, South Carolina, before completing a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the College of William and Mary. From there I taught all subjects of third and fourth grade at a private school in Hinesville, Georgia, for two years. Several years of being a student worker in a medical library led me to complete a library degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

I worked at the LSU Libraries, beginning in the reference department and interlibrary loan, then moved into and managed the library systems division. After 24 years of service, I left as Assistant Dean of Libraries. While at LSU, I was very active in collaborative campus IT projects and with the statewide academic library consortium.

I was an Associate Director in a 21-branch county-wide public library system for two years, then decided to return to beloved academia. I was Director of the Library for Southern Polytechnic State University until its consolidation with Kennesaw State University in 2015, where I was Director of Special Projects for the KSU Library System.

My research, publication, and service are mostly around library technologies. 
My latest hobbies are photography, listening to all genres and ages of music, and cooking.

I'm very happy to have found a new home at BSC. Come by and say hello!

Nancy Colyar