Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Meet Our Staff: Cathy Wilterding

Catherine J. Wilterding (a.k.a. Cathy W.)
Coordinator for Instruction/Outreach Services
Dick Smith Library – Main Floor – room 109P

Cathy W. presents library instruction sessions to undergraduate and advanced classes. Faculty schedule the sessions, which are customized for each class. She also meets with individuals/groups who want research assistance.

Cathy W. creates online materials like the Library Orientation pages that offer research advice and strategies. Also, she and other Dick Smith Library’s Reference Department staff help library users:
• access online/print resources,
• locate relevant/appropriate resources, and
• evaluate and document materials.

Cathy W. is library liaison to the Engineering & Technology Department and to Clinical Laboratory Sciences. She is also a Tarleton graduate:
• Bachelor of Science in Biology (1976),
• MAT in English (1982), and
• TEA Certification in English and Biology (1989).

Before obtaining her Master of Library Science degree (TWU) and joining Dick Smith Library in 2001, Cathy W. pursued several paths:
• Tarleton English & Languages Department instructor (11+ years),
• newspaper feature writer, production supervisor, and press operator (9+ years),
• theater technician (5+ years),
• Tarleton Grounds Maintenance student worker, and
• various odd jobs.

The last book Cathy W. read was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which she highly recommends. (The library owns the Harry Potter books. Check ‘em out!)

[Each week the library will feature a different staff member in Stephenville or Killeen.]

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