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Vol. XVII, no. 1 TCU Library Newsletter, Web Edition December 2004



Photo of Stephanie Folse


Stephanie Folse joined the library as our new Computer Information Technology Librarian in September. Stephanie will be doing most of the work of maintaining the library web site, including the links to hundreds of databases and thousands of journals that we now have access to online. She will also be helping support the new Aleph library automation system that is replacing the library’s DRA system in January.

Stephanie holds a Masters in Anthropology and Museum Studies from the University of Denver, and a Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of North Texas.  Recent work she did before coming to TCU included work in the Digital Lab at Willis Library at UNT, and work on the "Secret Shropshire" project site in Shrewsbury, England, a database and web site of historical and natural wonders of Shropshire county. (These wonders include hundreds of beautiful photos of dragonflies, which apparently hold much fascination for Shropshire residents.)

Stephanie is a talented artist (search Google for "Stephanie Folse portfolio" for links to pages with examples of her artwork) and an avid science fiction fan who has not only participated in, but helped organize conventions for fans of sci fi literature. (Not TV shows and movies mind you, but literature). Those of us who have been involved with organizing and putting on conventions in the world of librarianship can only stand in awe of someone with the energy to do it for fun.


Photo of Gwin Grimes


Gwin joined the staff of the circulation department in September, but it was like a homecoming for her. She spent fall 2003 and spring 2004 semesters as a graduate assistant in Information Commons and loved working in the library. Prior to returning to school full-time to work on a Master of Liberal Arts degree at TCU she was a journalist for almost 20 years. As a reporter and writer for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram she was probably best known for her restaurant reviews.

Gwin still contributes articles to the paper and her first book, a history of Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital, will be published in March 2005. Her hobbies include teaching culinary classes for adults and children (most recently at Central Market Cooking School in Fort Worth), needlework and collecting cookbooks. She has been a volunteer for the past five years at the Sid Richardson Collection of Western Art, giving museum tours for school children.

She lives in Parker County with her husband, Mark, and her dog, Cookie.


Photo of Michael Lampley


Michael Lampley is the Library's new Periodicals Librarian. He received his MLIS from University of Southern Mississippi in May 2004 and then served as Acting Head of Serials at the University of Mississippi in Oxford. New to Fort Worth since October, he is settling into his new home with his black lab, Dutchess.


Photo of Justin Harris


Justin Harris is new to the Acquisitions Department. He came to Texas from North Carolina a little over a year ago. In his spare time he reads, writes, and teaches Chinese martial arts. He and his two cats make their home in Fort Worth.


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