VCU Libraries Faculty Vita
Head, Resource Delivery Services
Resource Delivery Services
Room 214, James Branch Cabell Library
M.L.S. Library Science, North Carolina Central University, 1978
B.A. Political Science, Johnson C. Smith University, 1976
A.A. Political Science, Kittrell College, 1974
Previous Professional Experience
Head, Access Services and Circulation and Reserves, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1991-2001
Manager of Technical Services, Alachua County (FL) Library District, 1987-1990
Law Librarian, Womble, Carlyle,Sandridge, Rice, 1983-1986
Serials Librarian, Appalachian State University, 1982-1983
Serials Librarian, Winston-Salem State University, 1977-1981
Thomas, Shirley, et. al, 'White Paper: Lending Non-Traditional Materials through Interlibrary Loan Services" for VIVA Resource Sharing Committe. Posted to Resource Sharing Committee Blog. May 2012.
Thomas, Shirley. 'Resends and Special Messages: OCLC/Atlas Newsletter. Submitted April 2012.
Thomas, Shirley. "Scanning Best Practices for Interlibrary Loan:." Shareill (Fall 2007).
Thomas, Shirley. "Managing Interlibrary Loan Staff in Distributed Work Environment." Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery and Electronic Reserves 17 (2007).
Thomas, Shirley and ALA/RUSA Interlibrary Loan Committee. "Best Practice: Scanning." Shareill Blog (2007).
Thomas, Shirley, and Pascal Calarco, Mona Thiss. "Writing a Proposal for Electronic Reserves at Virginia Commonwealth University." The Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Information Supply 11 (2001).
Thomas and John Jones, Mona Thiss, Mike Walker. "Pay for Print: Fee Based Service." ACRL Conference Proceedings (04/99).
Robinson, Shirley (ed.) Clarence W Thomas, "Serious Humor of Harry Golden; (1996).
"What We Gather, How We Use It and Who We Provide It To: Interlibrary Loans and Collection Management Statistics.". ALA/RUSA/STARS Preconference. June 2010
"'Interlibrary Loan: What We Gather, How We Use It and Who We Provide It To: Collection Management'." with Lorna Bewman, Cyril Oberlander. ALA RUSA/STARS Preconference. 2010
"Doing More With Less". OCLC ILLiad Annual International Conference. 2009
"Common Best Practices Made Easy With ILLiad" with Larry Ohree. OCLC ILLiad Annual International Conference. 2008
"Electronic Delivery Using ILLiad for Document Delivery and Interlibrary Loan Borrowing,". 7th VIVA Interlibrary Loan Forum. 2005
"On-line Forms and Brochures for Circulation Services (Poster Session)". 1999 Circulation Managers Conference. 1999.
Evidence-Based Dentistry classes section on searching the Catalog, determining journals availability, VCU, School of Dentistry. 2002
Freshman Orientation, Winston-Salem State University, 1 credit hour, undergraduate. 1977 - 1992.
University Committee Work
University Hearing Board; Faculty Representative for Monroe Park Campus, 2007 -2011
VCU PreHealth Advisory Committee, 2010-2011
VCU Faculty Senate, Alternate,1999-2000
VCU. Ford Foundation, Campus Diversity Initiative (contact person),1999-2000
VCU University Council, Alternate, 1996-1997
VCU Grievance Board; VCU Libraries Representative, 1994-1997
VCU ONE Card Task Force, 1994
VCUL Service Redesign Task Force; Faculty Senate, Alternate; One Card Task Force; Black Faculty Education Association; Task Force on Copyright; Ford Foundation Campus Diversity Initiative
VCU Libraries Committee Work
Alma Implementation Task Force, 2011-present
Discovery Task Force, 2010-11
Diversity Programs Task Force (co-chair, June 2009-July 2010)
Faculty Organization Nominating Committee, July 2009 -2010
Peer Review Committee, July 2007 - June 2008
Access Services Work Group,Chaired from 1993-2003; Member representing interlibrary and document delivery 2003 - present
Circulation Privilege Task Force, July 2004-2005
Management Council, 2003 - present
Collection and Services Redesign Task Force, 1999-2000
Task Force on Virginia Biotechnology Research Park, 1999
Screening and Search Committees; Served as a committee member for screening applications of various faculty positions,e.g. AUL Public Services, VCU Grounds and Facilities Manager, Head of Reference Services, Collection Management Librarians, Head of Acquisition Services, etc. 1991 - present
Access Services Conference, Planning Committee, 2012 Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA
ALA, Library Administration and Management Association). SASS Subcommitte; Management Practices Subcommitee; Planned and presented program on collaboration, 1991-2005
ALA, RUSA/STARS, Membership Committee, June 2011-present
ALA, RUSA/STARS, Organization Committee, June 2011-present
ALA, RUSA/STARS ,Research and Statistics Committee. Initiated idea and served on planning committee for Annual 2010 Pre-conference. Collect information on defining statistics. 2006-present
ALA, RUSA/STARS, Interlibrary Loan Committee. Assist with identifying best ILL practices. Post to Shareill.. 2002-2007
VIVA, Resource Sharing Committee, 2001-present
Library of Congress (Voices of Civil). SASS Subcommittee; Management Practices Subcommittee. 1991-present
RALC (Public Service Committee). Chairperson, 1996-1998
Virginia Library Association (Conference Planning Committee). Planned annual conferences for 1996 and 1997, 1995-1997
Cataloger of local Trinity Baptist Church, 1991-1992
Jack and Jill, Inc., 1995-2000
Girl Scout Leader,1995-1997
Volunteer at Henrico County Public School System, 1992-present