Posted by Philip Poole on 2010-08-31


Lori Northrup has been named associate director and chair of collection/management of Samford University’s library effective Oct. 1. Northrup had been on the library staff since 2002 and reference department chair since 2005. She replaces Suzanne Peterson, who retired in May.
“Lori was identified as the best candidate for this position following a national search,” said University Library Director Kimmetha Herndon. “[We] are fortunate to have someone with such excellent professional credentials, as well as a proven commitment to the Samford mission and community.”
In her new role, Northrup will assist in administering library operations relating to all phases of collection management, acquisitions and fiscal management. She also will work with the Herndon to enhance services, resources and programs.
Northrup received a bachelor of arts degree in English and French from Troy (Ala.) University and a master of library science degree from the University of Alabama. She is Alabama chapter vice president/president-elect of the Association of College and Research Libraries and also is a member of the American Library Association and the Alabama Library Association.

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.