<span class="padlock_text"></span> v26 #2 Profiles Encouraged: Susan K. Kendall

by | May 12, 2014 | 0 comments

photo_susan_kendallHealth Sciences Coordinator and Biology Librarian
Michigan State University Libraries
366 West Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI  48824
Phone:  (517) 884-0902  •  <skendall@msu.edu>

Born and lived:  Washington, DC;  Vienna, VA;  Grand Rapids, MI;  Ann Arbor, MI;  Cleveland, OH;  Champaign, IL;  and now Lansing, MI.

Professional career and activities:  In college I majored in biology, and I went on to do a Ph.D. in cellular and molecular biology and postdoctoral work in genetics.  After that I decided to make a career switch, got a library degree, and have enjoyed working as a biology librarian at Michigan State University Libraries since 2002.  Since 2005, I have also coordinated the Libraries’ health sciences collections and librarians serving our medical, nursing, and veterinary colleges.

In my spare time:  I enjoy hiking, birding, gardening, dancing, visiting art galleries, travelling, reading, attending acoustic music concerts, and listening to podcasts.

Favorite books:  I like to read classic and modern classic novels and am making a special effort these days to read noteworthy novels by women authors.  Also, I recently became intrigued by Rachel Carson after creating a library exhibit in late 2012 on the 50th anniversary of the publication of Silent Spring, and I enjoyed reading the biography, Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature, by Linda Lear.

How/where do I see the industry in five years:  Health sciences libraries are particularly forward thinking, and I see more and more emphasis on libraries providing non bibliographic types of resources and tools and apps for managing information.

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