TML Library Liaisons: Meet Roy Brown
Hello, my name is Roy Brown and I am one of the newer members of the Tompkins-McCaw Library staff. I have only been here since after Thanksgiving, and I am really enjoying getting to know about VCU and exploring the Richmond area. I am originally from North Carolina so coming to VCU was very exciting as it has allowed me to move back closer to home after living Oklahoma the past five years. I come to TML after spending 14 years as a high school teacher both in the classroom and in the online environment, before receiving my Masters of Library and Information Science from the University of Oklahoma. After attaining my MLIS I worked for a time as a reference librarian the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and also as a solo librarian for a state psychiatric hospital.
I am the liaison to the VCU School of Nursing and I am here to support the research and educational needs of the students here at VCU. I am here to provide library instruction classes, as well as one-on-one or group consultations. My main focus is to insure that those I help gain the knowledge and skills necessary to meet their literature searching needs, as well as gain information literacy skills needed to become a lifelong learner.
I am interested in making information more accessible and helping people become more information literate. People are bombarded with information from a myriad of sources on a day-to-day basis. It is crucial that individuals be able to effectively discern what is credible and what is not. Without these skills people cannot make well-informed decisions and can be easily mislead. Whether you need help with a specific assignment, just want to know more about one of the library's databases, or just want to know where the research guides are on the library website, I am here to help.
Please feel free to contact me at 804-828-1592 or send me an email at email@example.com, if I can be of any assistance.