Shantrie Collins has been named Systems Librarian for Maxwell Air Force Base community libraries in Montgomery, AL. She will serve as one of two professional librarians at Maxwell, including the Director. Although her primary responsibilities lay in technical services (cataloging and acquisitions), she will also be supervising and training 3 full-time staff members, and 5 part-time library technicians. Shantrie is also charged with updating the library’s website and coordinating the implementation of new social media.
Shantrie is a one of two members of the third cohort of residents from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and brings with her over a decade of experience–including pre-professional work, graduate assistantship work, and work study–in both academic and public libraries. She received her MLIS from the University of South Florida in August of 2007, is a 2006-2007 ALA Spectrum Scholar, and a 2008 participant in the Minnesota Institute for Early Career Librarians program.
The best parts of the residency were the MN Leadership Institute, and building marketable and transferrable knowledge and skills in a collegial environment.
Congratulations, Shantrie, and good luck in Alabama.