Welcome back JCSU! Today we would for you to meet our 4 brand new librarians! Each specalizes in different areas and they all bring a plethora of experience to the library. Make sure you stop in to visit and get to know each of them! All have offices on the first floor of the library.
Dr. Chantell McDowell, Collection Development Librarian and Instructional Technology Coordinator
Dr. Chantell L. McDowell, a Brooklyn, NY native, served more than 8 years in public libraries. Prior to joining the JCSU team Dr. McDowell worked as Director and Coordinator of Youth Services at Worcester Public library. She also served as a Library Media Specialist at Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools and Lead Teen Services Librarian at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. Dr. McDowell began her career at the Brooklyn Public Library where she worked four years as a Senior Young Adult Librarian. She graduated from the State University of New York at Old Westbury with a Bachelor in Media and Communications in 2004, received a Master in Information and Library Science from Pratt Institute in 2008. Dr. McDowell, holds a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Franklin University, with a dissertation titled, “Improving Reading And Technology Skills In At Risk Teens Through Librarian-Led Mentoring Activities: An Action Research Study”, which highlights the significance of librarians and the services for teens at risk. She has a genuine passion for serving young adults and believes that all people have potential to succeed if nurtured properly. While working in public libraries she has explored the world of digital media, collaborated with schools, teachers, government and nonprofit organizations, community groups; organized and facilitated new, fun, and educational programs for all library patron. Dr. McDowell enjoys reading, writing, dancing, skating, kayaking, crocheting and most of all mentoring young people. She’s down to earth and love to laugh out loud all the time! She was born in December, is a Sagittarius, and like to shop for shoes, travel and her favorite color is hot pink!
Keisha Parris-Streeter, Digitization & Serial Control Technician
Keisha Parris-Streeter is a Caribbean native from the island of Jamaica. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Saint Augustine’s University and obtained her Master of Library Science degree with a concentration in Academic Library from North Carolina Central University. Professionally, she is interested in meeting the needs of diverse student populations as it relates to library services, digitization and online resources. In her spare time she enjoys playing volleyball, catching up on current events and television series, and the occasional adventure.
Amber Glenn-Thomas, Educational Technology Librarian
Amber Glenn-Thomas serves as the Educational Technology Librarian. Prior to working at JCSU she worked for Stratford University, the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, and North Carolina Central University. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Elon University and went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Library Science with a concentration in Digital Librarianship from North Carolina Central University. She is currently pursuing a second Master’s degree in Information Science with a concentration in Strategic Networking and Communications. Her educational background allows her to specialize in areas including, research, information and data organization, data curation, database administration, social media marketing, and digital content management. For fun she enjoys reading romance novels and working out both with her personal training clients and alone!
Rosalind Moore, Evening Librarian
Rosalind Moore is returning to the JCSU community as the Evening Instruction Librarian and liaison to Metropolitan College (Business Management, Accounting, Criminology, and Sport Management) and online program. Rosalind is a member of the technology committee, information literacy team and will be providing library instruction to many evening classes. Rosalind is also responsible for developing the reference program and providing reference services to students, faculty and the university community. Rosalind comes to JCSU with 8 years of library experience. Previously, Rosalind worked as a Media Specialist (High School Librarian) for four years with the Charlotte Mecklenburg school district. She is a proud mother of two girls 13 and 9 years old. In Rosalind past time, she blogs and serves as career and entrepreneur coach and is passionate about helping others succeed. Rosalind loves to roller skate and read exciting business/leadership books/magazines. Library career interest include: Digital divide, Adult Learners, Tech Integration, Student Retention, and Career and Business Research
University of Wisconsin – Green Bay
Bachelors of Science: Public Administration with emphasis Public & Nonprofit Management
University of North Carolina – Greensboro
Masters in Library and Information Science,
Academic Cultural Enrichment (ACE) Scholar