Showing Off Online
Date: Tuesday, April 1
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Sponsor: University & College Division (UCD)
Sheri Perkins of TCCL, Sandy Tharp of the Iowa Nation Library, and Phillip Fitzsimmons of SWOSU will discuss their digitized collections.
Phillip Fitzsimmons, Reference and Digitization Librarian, Al Harris Library, Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Phillip Fitzsimmons has worked for six years at the Al Harris Library at Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU), Weatherford. Fitzsimmons holds an MLIS from the University of Oklahoma. He manages the ongoing digitization program that scans and posts on the Internet documents unique to SWOSU. Phillip lives in Weatherford with his family and is an avid swimmer, including being a member of the YMCA 100-Mile Club.
Sheri Perkins, Local History and Digital Collections Librarian, Tulsa City County Library
Sheri Perkins is the Local History and Digital Collections Librarian at Tulsa City-County Library (TCCL). She received a Master of Library and Information Studies from the University of Oklahoma in 2008. At TCCL, she focuses on the creation and management of digital content for use in teaching, learning and research.
Sandy Tharp, Library Director for the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma
Sandra Tharp-Thee is known for working with little or no funds and performing community outreach. In June 2013 she received a White House Champion of Change Award, in April 2013 the library received the OLA Ruth Brown Award for social responsibilities and in 2012 the ATALM Institutional Library of Excellence Award. In the beginning the Iowa Tribe Library had a digital collection of “one”, but it was the most meaningful of all – a copy of a 1848 Ioway Hymnal. An original copy is in the Iowa Archives but an electronic one became a gift from “Google Books”. Hard copies of the Hymnal are now at the library as well. Today the Iowa Library digital collection consists of language and culturally relevant materials found from free resources. The library has recently acquired copies of the nine original treaties signed by the Ioways from the National Archives. The library works closely with Oklahoma Historical Society to preserve the culture and the history of the Ioway for future generations.