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New NN/LM SCR Technology Coordinator Announced

Shikun (KK) Jiang will join the staff of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region (NN/LM SCR) on Monday, November 5, 2007 as the Technology Coordinator. Her previous position was as an Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Fellow at the Public Health Library and Information Center at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention, Atlanta GA. This position offered her opportunities for redesigning, maintaining, and statistically analyzing Intranet websites; participating in the development of an institutional digital repository for landmark CDC publications and materials; initiating and configuring a touch screen kiosk for PHLIC’s CDC Authors’ Database; and providing reference service to clients. While pursuing her MSIS, KK designed and developed instructional materials, databases, and websites for classes as a Teaching Assistant, and as an Assistant in the UNT Library’s Digital Project Lab, KK worked on the University of Texas Digitization Project where she indexed materials, provided metadata, scanned images and processed digital images for the Portal to Texas History project.

KK holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Information Technology from the College of Electronics and Information Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China, and a Master of Science in Information Science from the University of North Texas School of Library and Information Sciences, Denton TX.

She was interviewed in the October 15, 2006 issue of Library Journal, “Class of 2005 Shikun (KK) Jiang—Placements and Salaries 2005.” The article is located at: http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6381200.html

KK will serve as the Louisiana State Liaison. She will serve as back-up State Liaison to New Mexico and Oklahoma.

KK’s email address will be: Shikun.jiang@exch.library.tmc.edu.

We look forward to having KK join the NN/LM SCR staff!

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