Dick Smith Library – Upper Level – room 201C
Donna was named University Librarian (Tarleton Libraries director) in June 2006, after six years as the Associate University Librarian. Prior to that, Donna was Assistant to University President Dennis McCabe from 1997 to 2000.
Donna began her library life as a student worker in the library at the University of Kansas, where she earned her bachelors degree majoring in sociology and women’s studies. She was hired as a cataloging assistant after graduating, and had a similar position when she came to the Dick Smith Library in 1984. Donna earned her library science degree from Texas Women’s University, and moved up to Staff Assistant for Automated Systems, then Automated Systems Librarian, and later Division Head for Public Services from 1991 to 1997.
Donna was named Staff Employee of the Month for December 2004 and Staff Employee of the Year for 2004-2005, due partly to her work planning and coordinating the Dick Smith Library renovation completed in 2006. Donna played key roles in the establishment of Staff Council, serving as its second president, as well as the creation of the University System Center in Killeen while Assistant to the President.
Donna is the liaison to the Management, Marketing, and Administrative Systems Department. When not at work or attending meetings for the numerous university and professional committees on which she serves, Donna enjoys gardening and her two grandsons, ages 7 and 1. Donna describes herself as a “dog person who owns a cat, Molly, who rules the house” she shares with her husband Ray, a Senior Systems Analyst with Tarleton’s Information Technology Services - Client/Server Computing Department.