Brenda S. Parris
Decatur, Alabama 35602-1348


Master of Library and Information Studies, Florida State University, December 1998.

Master of Library Science, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, December 1983.

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Lee College, Cleveland, Tennessee, May 1977.

Sept. 1999 to Present
Technical Services/Reference Librarian at Calhoun Community College, Decatur, AL, doing all original and copy cataloging, database maintenance and authority verification on DRA system; Maintaining the Library's web site; and providing reference services.
Jan.-Sept. 1999
Cataloging Librarian at Troy State University, Troy, Alabama, doing original and non-DLC copy cataloging on Sirsi Unicorn system and using OCLC for authority verification, downloading current authority records and updating involved all bibliographic records involved, including beginning retrospective authority control project involving 1996-1999 records; and assisting in providing reference services one night a week and on rotating weekends.
Feb. 1997-
December 21, 1998
Cataloger at Calhoun Community College, Decatur, Alabama, doing original and copy cataloging for books and audio-visuals on DRA system
Aug. 1996-
December 31, 1998
Network Cataloger at Library Management Network, Decatur, Alabama, checking MARC records input by catalogers at member libraries, doing authority work, editing records for database cleanup projects--all on DRA system, and answering cataloging questions of member library catalogers.
Aug. 1993-
Aug. 1994
Library Technical Assistant II/Cataloger at Strozier Library, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, copy cataloging in NOTIS and verifying name, series, and subject authorities.
Feb. 1993-
July 1993
OPS Assistant in Cataloging at Strozier Library, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, updating records for microfilm on NOTIS to AACR2 format and adding missing information.
Jan. 1993-
Aug. 1993
Computer Lab Assistant in School of Library and Information Studies Computer Lab, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, assisting library science students with use of local e-mail, WordPerfect, Harvard Graphics, Quattro Pro, Dialog, OCLC, and Internet
Apr. 1990-
Sept. 1992
Librarian II/Cataloger at St. Lucie County Library, Ft. Pierce, Florida, doing original cataloging of monographs, some serials, and audiovisuals, checking the copy cataloging of five to seven staff, and training and supervising staff
Nov. 1988-
Dec. 1989
Evening Librarian at Lenoir Community College Learning Resources Center, Kinston, North Carolina, responsible for Circulation and Reference services four nights a week, supervision of two to three student assistants, guiding class tours of the library, and assisting in retrospective conversion
Apr. 1986-
Dec. 1987
Library Acquisitions Clerk at Radford University, Radford, Virginia, pre-order searching on OCLC, checking-in and data-entry for Virginia Documents Collection, typing multicopy order forms, typing pay vouchers, word-processing using WordPerfect, some supervision of student assistants, and assisting in barcoding project.
Jan. 1984-
May 1985
Cataloger/Assistant to Technical Services Librarian at Meredith College, Raleigh, North Carolina, cataloging with copy and some original cataloging, card catalog maintenance, checking processed books, and training student assistants in processing materials and in using OCLC.
Jan. 1979-
Nov. 1981
Technical Processes Assistant at Lee College, Cleveland, Tennessee, accessioning books and other materials, filing catalog cards, cataloging with copy, updating subject authority, doing cross-references for card catalog, and typing orders for books and Libarary of Congress cards.


OCLC used extensively in both cataloging and acquisitions departments of three four-year college and university libraries, Bibliofile, HCE, and Sirsi's Unicorn used in cataloging in a public library, NOTIS used in cataloging at a university library, have used DRA and Sirsi's Unicorn in cataloging in college libraries/ multi-type library networks, and Innovative's Millennium presently used in cataloging in a community college that is part of a multi-type library network.

Knowledge of the following word-processing programs: Word Perfect, Microsoft Word, of the following spreadsheet programs: Excel, Quattro Pro and Twin, and of the following graphics programs: Harvard Graphics, PC-Graph and PaintShop Pro; Extensive experience with Windows 95-XP, Netscape, and Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Dialog and Internet used for reference searches in a library school computer lab, have used Internet extensively for research. Knowledge of major databases offered by EbscoHost and others.
HTML knowledge which can be seen on personal homepages at: (A Year to Remember) (Library Links) (Cataloging A to Z) (A Place for the Humanities)
and the following library network site: (Library Management Network)