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Richard A. Murray -- Resume

EXPERIENCE

  • Metadata Librarian, Digital Collections Program; Catalog Librarian for Spanish & Portuguese
    Languages, Duke University, Durham, NC, 2007-present
  • Catalog Librarian for Spanish & Portuguese Languages, Duke University, Durham, NC, 2002-
    2007
  • Catalog Librarian, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 1999-2002
  • Library Assistant, Original Cataloging Unit, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel
    Hill, NC, 1998-1999
  • Library Assistant, Latin American & Iberian Cataloging Unit, University of North Carolina at
    Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, 1995-1998

EDUCATION

  • M.S. Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, 1999
  • B.A. International Studies (Latin American Studies & Anthropology concentrations), University of
    North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, 1995

PUBLICATIONS

  • Shontz, Priscilla K. and Richard A. Murray.  What Do Employers Want? A Guide for Library
    Science Students.  Libraries Unlimited, 2012
  • Adamo, Michael, Noah Huffman, and Richard A. Murray. "Building a Digital Collection One Step at
    a Time." Duke University Libraries Magazine 23, no. 1 (Fall 2009)
  • Murray, Richard A. and Priscilla K. Shontz.  "What Do You Wish You'd Learned in Library School?"
    Informed Librarian, Dec 2007
  • Shontz, Priscilla K. and Richard A. Murray, eds. A Day in the Life: Career Options in Library and
    Information Science. Libraries Unlimited, 2007
  • Murray, Richard A. “Standing out from the Crowd: Maximizing Your Hirability.” in Priscilla K. Shontz,
    ed. The Librarian's Career Guidebook. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2004.
  • LIScareer, assistant editor, 2004-2011; associate editor, 2011-present
  • Murray, Richard A. “Virtual Discussions: Establishing a Positive Online Presence for Yourself.”
    Informed Librarian Online, June 2004
  • Murray, Richard A., et al. “The Job Situation: Is There a Shortage of Jobs or of Qualified
    Librarians?” The One-Person Library 20, no. 7 (2003)
  • Murray, Richard A. “Geography 101: See the World, Get a Job.”  LIScareer, Mar 2003
  • Allen, Tiffany Eatman and Richard A. Murray. “Making Your Cover Letter Work for You.”  LIScareer,
    Mar 2002
  • Murray, Richard A. Review of Jump Start Your Career in Library & Information Science by Priscilla
    K. Shontz. The One-Person Library 18, no. 11 (2002)
  • Murray, Richard A. “The Whimsy of Cataloging.”  LIScareer, Feb 2002

PRESENTATIONS

  • "Changing Workforce: Metadata Librarians at Duke." Presented with Noah Huffman. Librarians
    Association at UNC-CH Annual Conference, Mar 2009
  • “Getting a Job in an Academic Library.” Presented with Tiffany Eatman Allen to Student Chapter of
    ALA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information & Library Science, Feb 2004
  • “’Change Is One Thing, Progress Is Another’: The Future of Paraprofessional Library Staff.”  
    Presented with Alice Poffinberger. Librarians Association at UNC-CH Annual Conference, Mar
    2003

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • ALA International Relations Committee
  • Europe Subcommittee, 2003-05
  • Europe & Canada Subcommittee, 2001-03
  • Latin America & Caribbean Subcommittee, 1999-01

  • ALA New Members Round Table (NMRT)
  • Shirley Olofson Memorial Award Committee, 2005-06
  • Co-chair, Midwinter Discussion Forum Committee, 2004-05
  • 3M/NMRT Professional Development Grant Committee, 2003-04
  • Chair, Shirley Olofson Memorial Award Committee, 2002-03
  • Volunteer reviewer, Resume Reviewing Service, 2002-present
  • Co-chair, Resume Reviewing Service Committee, 2001-02
  • Resume Reviewing Service Committee, 2000-01

  • ALA Better Salaries & Pay Equity Task Force
  • Publicity Committee, 2001-02