Linda Smith Griffin
Areas of Responsibility:
As head of Cataloging, I oversee the daily management and operation of the Cataloging Department. I serve as the TechPro, MARCIVE and NACO liaison. I am also responsible for providing departmental and library-wide continuous education cataloging training. Additionally, I serve as the liaison and responsible for the Libraries’ collection development in African and African American Studies.
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, M.L.I.S. (Beta Phi Mu), 1996.
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, B.S., Human Ecology, 1984.
LSU Libraries, Head of Cataloging, 2004-present.
LSU Libraries, Associate Librarian, 2002-2004.
LSU Libraries, Assistant Librarian, 1996-2002.
LSU Libraries, Library Associate, 1985-1996.
Areas of Research:
Cataloging; Cataloging Education; Core collection for African & African American Studies
Griffin, Linda Smith. review of "Practical Strategies for Cataloging Departments", edited by Rebecca L. Lubas, in 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, “Demystifying Academic Library Services through Outreach Programs.” Louisiana Libraries 63, no.1 (Summer 2000):18-21.
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, Review of Management of Serials in Libraries, by Thomas E. Nisonger, in Cataloging and Classification Quarterly 28, no. 3 (1999): 105-106.
Griffin, Linda Smith, “Implementing Diversity Initiatives: The LSU Libraries Experience.” LLA Bulletin 60, no.2 (Fall 1997): 56-60.
Griffin, Linda Smith, “At Issue: Dimensions of Seriality in an Electronic World: ALCTS Conference Report.” Serials Review 23, no. 3 (Fall 1997): 82-85.
American Library Association (ALA)
Association of Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS)
Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)
Association of College and Research Libraries, Louisiana Chapter
North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG)
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