Posted by Emily Hart on 2011-04-15
Samford University library faculty Harold Goss, Lori Northrup and Carla Waddell will attend the 2011 Alabama Library Association annual meeting April 19-22.
Northrup and Waddell will be have a poster session together where they will discuss their findings when charged to “survey the Alabama Library Association membership and ALLA non-members in order to gather information about satisfaction with the association, membership trends and preferences, and ideas for rejuvenation,” explained Northrup.
Goss will moderate a panel discussion on the use of library instruction to raise the profile of the library.
Goss joined the Samford faculty in 2006. He replaced Northrup as reference department chair in January after she was named associate director of the library. She has been at Samford since 2002, and Waddell has been an assistant librarian since 2000.
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.