Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Meet Our Staff: Amanda Pape

Amanda Pape
Coordinator for Archives and Special Services
Dick Smith Library – Lower Level
Office: room B08

Amanda is in charge of all the materials and services on the lower level of the Dick Smith Library. These include maps, government documents, audiovisuals (CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, etc.), the curriculum collection (children’s literature, state-adopted PreK – grade 12 textbooks, and other teacher resources), and the limited collections (university archives, rare or fragile items, and so on).

Amanda is the liaison to the Curriculum & Instruction Department and the Mathematics Department. Prior to becoming a librarian, she was a Texas park ranger, a substitute teacher, an elementary summer school program manager, as well as a budget analyst for a city parks department and for a community college – among many other roles! Amanda majored in recreation and parks at A&M, has an MBA from A&M-Corpus Christi, and her library science degree from North Texas.

You will usually find Amanda at the reference desk on the lower level of the Dick Smith Library. She provides library instruction for the children’s literature classes and is responsible for selecting all children’s books in our collection. Amanda listens to audiobooks on her commute from Granbury, and also selects those items – your suggestions for purchases are welcome!

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