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 & Circulation and Reserves
Virginia Commonwealth University, 1991-2001
Manager of Technical Services
Alachua County (FL) Library District, 1987-1990
Womble, Carlyle,Sandridge, Rice, 1983-1986
Appalachian State University, 1982-1983
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, 2010-11.
VCU Faculty Senate, Alternate. Attend meetings. Fill in for the library representative. Report back.. 1999-2000.
VCU. Ford Foundation, Campus Diversity Initiative (contact person). Member. Participated in training/workshop. Share information with administration.. 1999-2000.
VCU University Council, Alternate. 1996-97.
VCU Grievance Board; VCU Libraries Representative. Chair subcommittee of hearing. Review documents. investigate claims by reviewing documents, interviewing witnesses, etc.I. 1994-97.
VCU ONE Card Task Force. Served on committee charged with investigating the implementation or a VCU ID card that serves as a library card as well as a card to access facilities.. 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, Committee Member. July 2009 -2010.
Peer Review Committee; Committee Member, 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; Member. Investigate library services. 1992.
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. June 2011- present.
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-.
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; Catalog new materials for the church library. Trained and assist church members in organizing the collection.. 1991-92.
Jack and Jill, Inc.; Organize and planned activities for children ages 3 - 12 years old.. 1995-2000.
Girl Scout Leader; Planned and lead activities. 1995-97.
Volunteer at Henrico County Public School System; Assist with after school activities such as Science Fairs and annual dances. 1992-present.