Hi y’all. I’m 1993 graduate of the MLIS program at UNCG, and a 1976 graduate of Wake Forest University (BA English). If you do the math, you’ll see that my interest in libraries and information science came a little later in life. I worked in the restaurant and food service industry for about twenty years . I’ve been a librarian and information specialist with Syngenta for the last 16 years. Syngenta is a highly diversified company that employs more than 25,000 individuals in over 90 countries around the globe. For a complete description of our business, I’ll refer you to the company web site.
About 700 employees work at the Greensboro facility located on I-40 west, just past the Guilford College Road exit. I help my co-workers locate and obtain the specific information they need to do their jobs. My clients perform a wide variety of functions for the company. I interact with chemists, biologists, toxicologists, attorneys, systems managers, business managers, regulatory managers, sales managers, and administrative assistants. I respond to reference queries, conduct lit searches, and obtain requested publications. I also work on a global team that evaluates and purchases e-journal subscriptions, and other electronic resources, to meet the information needs of all our employees. I also maintain a small reference library of specialized resources that are not available online.
Hopefully I can provide some insights into library services in a larger corporate environment, but please feel free to ask me about anything at all. Thanks for the opportunity to participate in this mentoring forum.
Phone: (336) 632-7570