BARBARA B. ALEXANDER

Rogers, Arkansas 72756-3588

balexander@nwacc.edu

 

 

EDUCATION

Master of Science in Library Science, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, December

  1986.

Master of Arts in English, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Missouri, December

  1986.

Bachelor of Science in English/Journalism, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville,

  Missouri, May 1982.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

 

NorthWest Arkansas Community College, Bentonville, Arkansas.

  Instructor, English 1013 Composition I.  August 2005—.

 

Rogers Public Library, Rogers, Arkansas.

  Reference and Audio-Visual Librarian.  February 2005—June 2005.

 

Illinois State Library, Springfield, Illinois.

  Network Consultant (Illinois Library and Information Network (ILLINET)).  January 1998—

  December 2004. 

 

Milner Library, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois.

  Documents Librarian, September 1996—December 1997.

  Head, General Reference and Documents, August 1992—September 1996. 

 

Sterling C. Evans Library, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.

  Head, Documents/Maps, May 1991—August 1992.

  Interim Head, Documents/Maps, August 1990—May 1991.

  Instructor, Humanities 101, “Library Sciences:  The Library and Learning,” Department of

    Philosophy and Humanities, Texas A*M University, Fall 1988—Spring1990.

  Reference Librarian, Documents Division, January 1990—August 1990.

  Microtext Reference Librarian, January 1988—December 1989.

  Reference Librarian, Humanities, January 1987—December 1987.

 

 

COURSES TAUGHT

 

Instructor, Humanities 101, “Library Sciences:  The Library and Learning,” Department of

  Philosophy  and Humanities, Texas A&M University, Fall 1988—Spring 1990.

 

Instructor, English 1013 Composition I, Communication and Arts Division, NorthWest

  Arkansas Community College, August 2005--.

 

 

 

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PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT (Selected)

 

E-RICH, Illinois State Library Electronic Resource Service, Developer and Program Manager,

  Illinois   State Library, 2002—2004.  (E-RICH served the 4,000 academic, public, school and

  special ILLINET member libraries.)

 

Synergy:  The Illinois Library Leadership Initiative, Team Member and Program Manager,

  Illinois State Library, 2002—2004.  (Synergy recognized and supported 30 emerging Illinois

  library leaders annually.)

 

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Library Programs, Team Member, Illinois State Library,

  2000—2004.    (Team prepared grant responses and oversaw statewide programs for 650

  ILLINET member public libraries.)

 

Lighting the Fire/Fanning the Fame, Team Member, Development and Implementation,

  Illinois State Library, 2001.  (Creativity workshops for ILLINET member libraries; funded by

  Library Service and Technology Act Grant.)

 

Try-It! Illinois, Statewide Database Trial, October 1—November 30, Developer and Manager,

  Illinois State Library, 1999—2004.  (Trial featured 350 databases, available for two months

  at no cost to 4,000 ILLINET member libraries.)

 

Library Service and Technology Act (LSTA) Grant Program, Team Member, Illinois State

  Library, 1998—2004.  (Team writes grant RFPs, promotes and reviews grant applications

  and monitors grants.  Total amount available, $4,000,000.) 

 

 

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS (Selected)

 

ISL-Announce, Electronic List, Owner and Manager, Illinois State Library, 2000—2004.

  (Prepared and posted numerous promotional and informational messages.)

 

Alexander, Barbara B.  Illinois Promotes Equal Access to Libraries Through Partnerships,”

  OCLC Newsletter, 245, (May/June 2000):  31-33.  Invited Publication.

 

Alexander, Barbara B., Jessica George and Kathleen M. Conley.  “Combining Disparate

  Units, Building Effective Teams, Integrating Federal Documents:  A Case Study at Illinois

  State University,” in The Changing Face of Reference.  JAI Press, Foundations in Library

  and Information.  Science Monograph Series, 1996.  Invited Publication.

 

Illinois ‘R’ Us,” Overview of Illinois Library Community, Institute for School and Public

  Librarians, Illinois State Library, 1998—2004.  Annual Presentation.

 

“Managing Up,”  Facilitator, American Library Association, Library Administration and

  Management Association, Library Organization and Management Section, Leadership

  Discussion Group, Annual Convention, Miami Beach, Florida, 27 June 1994.

 

 

 

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SERVICE/CONTINUING EDUCATION

 

American Library Association, 1985—2005.

 

Texas Library Association, 1980—1992.

 

Illinois Library Association, 1992—2005.

 

Association activities include numerous appointments, various offices held, poster sessions,

  presentations.)

 

Management Seminar, Office for Executive Development, College of Business

  Administration, Texas A&M University, 9-14 September 1990. 

 

Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Wellness Program, Illinois State University, July

  1994.

 

NorthWest Arkansas Faculty Senate, Adjunct Faculty Senator, 2006-2007; Secretary, 2007--.

 

 

AWARDS AND HONORS (Selected)

 

Snowbird Leadership Institute (Sponsored by Dynix, Inc., and the Leadership Development

  Institute), Snowbird, Utah, 2-7 August, 1990.

 

Outstanding New Librarian, Texas Library Association, Junior Members Round Table, 1990.

 

Excellence in Teaching Award, Gamma Beta Phi, NorthWest Arkansas Community College,

  2007.