Welcome Tristan to the Collections Management Unit

Monday, July 13, 2020

The Government and Heritage Library and the Collections Management Unit is excited to welcome Tristan to our team. Tristan comes to us from William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library on the Health Sciences Campus of East Carolina University. He worked there for 10 years as a student library assistant, and as a library technician. He graduated in 2013 with a double major in History and African and African American Studies. As a library technician at William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library, Tristan was responsible for the Heavy Use collection which is a collection of textbooks heavily circulated, Reference services after 5 pm, Equipment Loans, and Service desk shifts daily. During his time at ECU, Tristan was also on a systematic review committee with the Systematic Reviews librarian and another liaison librarian to the Ross School of Dental Medicine.

exterior of multi-story red brick building with lots of windows.  William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library on the Health Sciences Campus of East Carolina University.

His research interests include Library science, customer service, health and fitness, diversity, cultural competency, self-improvement, and more. Tristan has a Master’s of Library Science from North Carolina Central University with a concentration in Academic Librarianship that he obtained in 2018. While in Library Science graduate program at NCCU, Tristan was offered the opportunity to co-author a chapter with Dr. Carenado Davis (Dean of Library Services Wake Technical Community College), and Carl E. Leak (STEM Librarian at George Mason University) on Diversity and Inclusion in Librarianship. The chapter’s that these men co-authored are titled “The Changing Face of Librarianship”, and “Inside the Mind of the African American Male Librarian”. These chapters were in the book titled, Diversity and Inclusion in Libraries: A Call to Action and Strategies for Success edited by Beverly Murphy (Assistant Director of Duke University Medical Center Library), and Shannon Jones (Director of Medical University of South Carolina Libraries).

Book cover with an illustration of raised arms in different colors, Diversity and Inclusion in Libraries: A Call to Action and Strategies for Success

He will be helping with daily access to the collections, assisting with collection management and preservation projects, conducting collection assessments/ inventories, assisting with collection shifts, and be the primary staff member working resource sharing activities.

Author: 
Jennifer Blomberg, Collection Unit Manager