Pamela joined the staff of the William Tell Coleman Library in 2011. She oversees all phases of the acquisitions process to get the books, journals, magazines, newspapers, DVDs and databases you need. She is also responsible for ensuring continuity of the library’s considerable digital subscriptions – thousands of journals and eBooks. Negotiating a favorable price for a fantastic resource always puts a smile on her face. But acquiring what you need to succeed makes her happiest. So don’t hesitate to ask!
In addition to her official duties, Pamela enjoys enhancing the Library by procuring a splash of art or hosting Authors Hours to celebrate Middlebury’s published authors.
Pamela brings a rich and varied professional background to the Institute. She has worked as a Law Librarian, been the Bookmobile Librarian for the city of San Francisco, upgraded Reference Services for Carmel Public Library, taught library instruction at community colleges, attended the Western Archives Institute, and embraced blogging and programming for Pacific Grove Public Library. In every position, she demonstrates a deep commitment to responding to the interests and needs of the community she serves.
A native Californian, Pamela enjoys being outdoors, preferably by the sea or amidst trees. She dabbles with photography, devours books, is dedicated to her qigong practice, and delights in the old-fashioned practice of writing a letter (on paper, with ink).
A generalist at heart, but she’s really good at acquisitions, hunting down information, brainstorming, listening, celebrating your successes, and cheering you on.
- MLIS, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
- BA, American History/Russian History, University of California, Santa Cruz
- International Studies, World Campus Afloat