Title IX Coordinator
M.L.S., Vanderbilt University
B.S., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (Finance) Magna Cum Laude
B.A., Huntingdon College (Art)
EfM, University of the South
Certificate in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Muma College of Business, University of South Florida
Harvard University, ACRL/Harvard Leadership Institute
Beta Phi Mu (International Library & Information Science Society)
Alabama Library Association, Intellectual Freedom Award (2007)
Alabama chapter Association of College & Research Libraries, Sue O. Medina Significant Contribution Award (2015)
Art attempts to find in the universe...what is fundamental, enduring, essential.
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. - Dr. Seuss
Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognized. In the first, it is ridiculed, in the second it is opposed, in the third it is regarded as self-evident.
Censorship, like charity, should begin at home, but unlike charity, it should end there.
-Clare Booth Luce
You know how it is in the kid's book world: It's just bunny eat bunny.
Clare Booth Luce
American Library Association, Office for Intellectual Freedom & Ford Foundation, "Law for Librarians."
Council of Independent Colleges, "Transforming the College Library."
Alabama Library Association Annual Conference, August 2022, presentation, "So You Want to Be an Academic Library Administrator." co-presented with Dr. Janice Franklin, Dean of the Library, Alabama State University.
Interview, by Scott Carlson, The Chronicle of Higher Education, topic: the future of the academic library. Excerpts from interview appeared in the published Chronicle report, The Library of the Future, February 2022.
ATIXA (Association of Title IX Administrators) "Time with IX" webinar series, March 12, 2021, "How to Do More with Less" panel presentation.
2021 Virtual Annual Research Frontiers Symposium, sponsored by Alabama State University. "Using Chemistry to Understand Nature: From the Waters of the Blue Lagoon to the Composition of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug." Presented by John Samuel Cason (lead researcher). Co-authors on the research were Dr. Maureen Kendrick Murphy and Professor Eric A. Kidwell. Recipient of an Outstanding Student Award for undergraduate research. Judges included Dr. George Smith, Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry. https://sites.google.com/a/alasu.edu/arfs-2021/
ATIXA (Association of Title IX Administrators) Annual East Coast Conference, October 2019, Featured Session, panel presentation, "ATIXA Advisory Board Panel Discussion: Coordinators Engaging with Faculty Successfully," co-panelist with Warren Anderson, Central Pennsylvania Community College; Belinda Guthrie, Santa Clara University; and Leah Gutknecht, University of Northern Iowa, Philadelphia, PA.
ATIXA (Association of Title IX Administrators) Annual East Coast Conference, October 2019, Roundtable Session, "Title IX Administrator Burnout," co-moderated with Amy Zavadil, consultant, Philadelphia, PA.
Alabama Coalition Against Rape, Rape Prevention Education Grantee & Advocates for Sexual Assault Prevention Quarterly Meeting, September 2019, panel, "Title IX Workshop," co-panelist with Linwood Whitten, Alabama State University; and Tiyahri Wilson, Tuskegee University, Montgomery, AL.
Alabama Library Association Annual Conference, April 2019, presentation, "So You Want to Be a Library Administrator?", co-presented with Jessica Hayes, Auburn University Montgomery.
Montgomery Higher Education Consortium (MHEC) Academic Library Research Forum, December 2018, presentation. "Marketing the Academic Library through Programming and Space Design."
Alabama Association of College & Research Libraries, panel presentation, "Professional Group in Academic Librarianship."
Huntingdon College, Houghton Memorial Library Social Justice Mini-Conference, October/November 2017, presentation, "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Social Justice," co-presented with Ms. Paige Crumbley.
Alabama Library Association Annual Conference, April 2017, presentation, "Title IX and the Academic Library: What's the Connection and Why Should I Care?"
Alabama Library Association Annual Conference, April 2017, presentation, CUS/AACRL Best Practices, "Discovering the Benefits of Partnerships," co-presented with Ms. Paige Crumbley. (Presenters discussed partnership with Huntingdon's Communication Studies program to develop a Special Topics course in fall 2016, in which students worked with the Library as "client" to develop and administer a student survey on the Library.)
Montgomery Higher Education Consortium (MHEC) Academic Library Research Forum, December 2016, presentation. "The Evolving Academic Library Service Philosophy: Perspectives from the New and Not-So-New Librarian," co-presented with Ms. Paige Crumbley.
Huntingdon College, "Power & Gender: What Makes a Hero?" conference (sponsored by the Houghton Memorial Library), October 2016, "The Secret History of Wonder Woman."
Montgomery Higher Education (MHEC) Academic Library Research Forum, December 2015, presentation, "The Value of the Academic Library."
Alabama Association of College & Research Libraries (AACRL) and College, University, Special Libraries Division of the Alabama Library Association, online workshop, "Subject Specialists: A Conversation About the Varied Roles of Subject Liaisons in Academic Libraries," December 2015, presentation,
Alabama Library Association, Annual Conference, April 2012, presentation, "The Library Building Project: A 20+ Year Perspective on Two Academic Library Construction Initiatives," co-presentor, Dr. Janice Franklin, library dean, Alabama State University.
American Library Association, Annual Conference, June 2011, panel presentation (Pecha Kucha), "Academic Librarian Lightning Round: Innovative New Roles," College Libraries Section and University Libraries Section. Presention focus: Innovative roles assumed by academic librarians within their campus environments.
Association of College & Research Libraries, 2009 National Conference, Seattle, presentation, "Advancing Your Claim to Campus Leadership" (3-member panel on cultural leadership).
"Program Connects First-Year Students and Their Families to the College Community." M. Terry Conkle, Eric A. Kidwell, Maureen K. Murphy. E-Source for College Transitions (publication of the National Resource Center For the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition), September 2008 (v.6, #1). Article discusses an early communications program for first-year students and their families.
Alabama Library Association, Annual Conference, April 2007, Poster Session, The Status of Librarians at NAAL (Network of Alabama Academic Libraries) Institutions.
20thInternational Conference on the First-Year Experience, Big Island, Hawaii, June 2007, The Evolution of a First-Year Experience Program: Balancing Academic Need with Fiscal Reality
25th Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience, Atlanta, February, 2006, Bringing Together First-Year Students and the College Library, co-presenter with Margaret Kinney.
Alabama Association of College & Research Libraries, October 2005, Millennials in the Library: Today's Student Library Worker, co-presenter with Margaret Kinney.
Alabama Independent School Association, October 2005, Millennials in the Schools: Today's Generation of Students, co-presenter with Margaret Kinney.
* ATIXA (Association of Title IX Administrators) - Advisory Board member
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher (young adult)
The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton (children's)
Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner