VCU Libraries Faculty Vita
Head, Information Services
Room 110, James Branch Cabell Library
B.A. English Literature and Comparative Literature (French and English), Virginia Commonwealth University, 1985
Previous Professional Experience
Freelance Fact-Checker, Encyclopedia Virginia [Virginia Foundation for the Humanities], 2007-2009
Head, Circulation and Information Services, VCU Libraries, 2007-2008
Library Specialist/Web Applications Team Member, VCU Libraries, 1999-2007
Work/Life Resources Specialist, VCU Human Resources, 1992-1999
Doherty, M. Teresa and White, E. "Room reservations at VCU Libraries: How we coped with rapid growth and overwhelming demand for student study space." College & Research Libraries News 73, (3) (March, 2012). [http://crln.acrl.org/cgi/content/short/73/3/142]
Doherty. "An academic librarian's "Fine Romance" with programming." Programming Librarian (March 13, 2012). http://www.programminglibrarian.org/blog/2012/march-2012/an-academic-librarians-fine-romance.html#.T-JPAvW8g-W
Doherty. "Surprise" (poem). Rolling Stone, 390: 50. (1983).
"VALLA: What we learned from the Virginia Library Leadership Academy" with Nan Carmack and Elizabeth Hensley. Virginia Library Association annual conference, Williamsburg, September 2013.
"24 hour in-house text service: how our secret ingredients led to success" with Bettina Peacemaker. ALA Annual Conference, Chicago, IL: panel session sponsored by LLAMA-SASS, "Future and Emerging Access Services Trends." 2013.
"How to succeed in an entry-level librarian interview: research and experience-based tips" with Megan Hodge, Nicole Spoor, and Deborah Lammers. Webinar sponsored by ALA/LLAMA. 2012. http://www.llama.ala.org/llamaleads/?p=1357
"Goin' Mobile: VCU Libraries' mobile study room reservation system". ALA Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA; panel session sponsored by LLAMA-SASS, "Future and Emerging Access Services Trends." 2012.
"Interviewing: Tips From the Other Side of the Table" with Megan Hodge, Nicole Spoor, and Deborah Lammers. VLA Paraprofessional Forum, Richmond, VA. 2012
"A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs 1910-1965" (project manager for ALA travelling exhibit hosted by VCU Libraries). January 19 - February 24, 2012. http://www.library.vcu.edu/events/fine-romance/
"Interviewing: Tips From the Other Side of the Table" with Megan Hodge, Nicole Spoor, and Deborah Lammers. VLA Annual Conference, Portsmouth, VA. 2011.
"Letting go of waiver forms when loaning equipment" (poster). VLA Annual Conference, sponsored by ACRL, Portsmouth, VA. 2011.
"Facilitating access to group study rooms at a busy academic library" (poster) with Erin White. VLA Annual Conference, sponsored by ACRL, Portsmouth, VA. 2011.
"Inside an Interview: Understanding What Hiring Committees Want" with Megan Hodge and Nicole Spoor. ALA Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA; presentation sponsored by ALA JobLIST Placement Center. 2011
"Cool Sounds for Aleph Circ Transactions." Richmond Academic Library Consortium "5 Minute Madness" one-day workshop, Richmond, VA. 2010.
"How Quickly Can Your University Librarian Shelf-read This Cart? Social Activities Bring Faculty and Staff Together". ALA Annual Conference, Washington, DC; panel session sponsored by ACRL/CLS. 2010
"How to Choose: Faith-Based Fiction and Non-Fiction" (moderator) with panelists Barry Trott and Doug Henderson. VLA annual conference, Williamsburg, VA. 2009
"Customizing Aleph v.18 with sounds and colors to reduce circulation transaction errors" (poster) with Nell Chenault. ELUNA (Ex Libris Users of North America) annual conference, Richmond, VA. 2009
University Committee Work
VCU Libraries Committee Work
- Alma Implementation, 2012
- Primo Discovery Service, 2011-12
- E-readers, 2011
- LibQual+, 2011
- Media and Reserve Services Review, 2010-11
- Lost Materials, 2009
- RFID, 2008
VCU Libraries Faculty Organization: member, 2008 - present
- Professional Development Committee: member, 2008-2009; chair, 2009-10
- Nomination Committee: member, 2011-12
Screening committees: Web Applications Developer, Associate University Librarian for Administration and Policy Development, TML Operations Librarian
Access Services Committee: member, 2007-present; chair 2008-present
VCU Libraries Staff Association: member, 1999-present; president (2007-08); secretary (2005-06 and 2002-03); web design coordinator (2005-08)
American Library Association, 2005-present
- Intellectual Freedom Committee: member, 2010-2012; intern: 2008-2010
- Intellectual Freedom Round Table, 2012-14
Virginia Library Association: 2007-present
- Scholarship Committee, 2009-2012
- Intellectual Freedom Committee, 2009-present
- Professional Development Forum, VALLA coordinator, 2012-14
County of Henrico Board of Elections: Assistant Precinct Chief (2007-2011); election official (2004-06)
America's Test Kitchen; recipe and shopping tester, 2009-present