Staff Listing: Linda Smith Griffin

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Linda Smith Griffin
Head of Cataloging

Areas of Responsibility:
As head of Cataloging, I am responsibile for the daily management and operation of the Cataloging Department. I serve as the Libraries' liaison to OCLC's Contract Cataloging for original cataloging, MARCIVE and NACO. I am also responsible for providing departmental and library-wide continuous cataloging education training. Additionally, I serve as the liaison and responsible for the Libraries’ collection development in African and African American Studies.

Educational Background:

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, MLIS, 1996.  (Beta Phi Mu)
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, B.S., Human Ecology, 1984.

Professional Experience:

LSU Libraries, Head of Cataloging, May 2002 - Present.
LSU Libraries, Associate Librarian, July 2001- April 2002.
LSU Libraries, Assistant Librarian, July 1996 - June 2001.

Other Experience:
LSU Libraries, Library Associate, 1985 -1996.

Areas of Research:

Cataloging Education
African & African American library resources for a core academic library collecton
Social Organizations and Black Life
Women in Louisiana Civil Rights Movement 

Selected Publications:

Griffin, Linda Smith. “RDA & Serials Transitioning to RDA within a MARC 21 Framework.” Serials Librarian, 66, no.1/4(2014): 7-19.

Griffin, Linda Smith, review of RDA: Resources Description &Access: Strategies for Implementation, by Magda El-Sherbini, Catholic Library World, 84, no. 3 (2014): 209-210.

Griffin, Linda Smith, “Practical Strategies for Cataloging Departments,” edited by Rebecca L. Lubas, (book review), Cataloging and Classification Quarterly 51, issue 4 (2013): 446-448.

Griffin, Linda Smith. “A Selected Bibliography of Electronic Resources for African and African American Studies.” Louisiana Libraries, 73, no. 1 (Summer 2010): 38-42.

Griffin, Linda Smith, “A Descriptive Bibliography of Selected African and African American Periodicals for a CORE Collection.”  Handbook of Black Librarianship. Lanham, Md.:  Scarecrow Press, 2000. 369-384.

Griffin, Linda Smith, “What Happened to the Serials Cataloger:  Copy Cataloging of Serials.”Serials Librarian, 36, no.3/4(1999): 401-405.

Griffin, Linda Smith, “At Issue: Dimensions of Seriality in an Electronic World: ALCTS Conference Report.” Serials Review 23, no. 3 (Fall 1997): 82-85.

Selected Presentations:

Co-presenter, with Zehra Zamin, Rosalind Hollins, Doris Hutson, and Catherine Mungall,” Implementing RDA: A Presentation from LOUIS and the LSU Libraries RDA Working Group, Louisiana Library Association, Lafayette, LA, March 27, 2014.
Co-presenter, with Zehra Zamin, Rosalind Hollins, Doris Hutson, and Catherine Mungall,” Implementing RDA: A Presentation from LOUIS and the LSU Libraries RDA Working Group, Louis Users Conference, Baton Rouge, LA, October 4, 2013.

Co-presenter, with Joseph Nicholson and Mike Waugh, “RDA Blast off at the LSU Libraries: Strategies and Lessons Learned during the Countdown to Launch” Louisiana Library Association, Annual Conference, Baton Rouge, LA, March 7, 2013.

Presenter, LOUIS Users Conference, “What Cataloging Managers Need to Know To Prepare for Transition to RDA” Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. LA, October 13, 2011.

Co-presenter with Dr. Joyce Jackson and Dr. Stephen Finley of AAAS Program at High School Outreach to Capitol High and Madison Prep School, May 4, 2011.

Presenter, ALA, ALCTS, “Cataloging, Circulation, and Special Collections: Collaborating Across Library Departments, It’s a Partnership,” Heads of Cataloging Discussion Group meeting, Philadelphia, PA, January 14, 2008.

Professional Memberships:

American Library Association (ALA)
Association of Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)
Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)
Association of College and Research Libraries, Louisiana Chapter
North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG)
Louisiana Library Association

Selected Awards and Recognitions:

Louisiana Library Association Anthony H. Benoit Mid-Career Award, 2014 recipient.

Harvard Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians, 2011 fellow.

LSU Black Student Union (BSU) Faculty Honors, 2011 recipient.

LSU Today "Flagship Faculty," November 12-19, 2010.

Black Faculty and Staff Caucus at LSU, President’s Outstanding Dedicated Service Award, 2002 recipient.

LSU University Volunteer Service Award, 2002 recipient.
LSU Black Student Union (BSU) faculty member of the year, 2000 recipient.

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