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2002 Speakers

The Tribal College Librarians Professional Development Institute

Carlene Barnett

Carlene Barnett, Library Director of the D'Arcy McNickle Library of the Salish Kootenai College since July 1999, is a member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation. She received her MLS at the University of Washington School of Library and Information Services in 1991. Previous to coming to the Salish Kootenai College, she worked as a children's services librarian and branch manager with Seattle Public Library. The successful IMLS grant she will be talking about is her first Enhancement Grant.

Maryanne Blake

Maryanne Blake is the Education & Communications Coordinator for the Regional Medical Library (RML) at the University of Washington's Health Sciences Library. In doing the "education" part of her job Maryanne develops health information classes, talks, and workshops and travels around the Pacific Northwest presenting them. Maryanne also joins Cathy Burroughs in teaching a class on evaluating outreach since she was Outreach Coordinator at the RML for ten years. Sixteen years ago Ms. Blake emigrated to Seattle from the other Washington—D.C., that is—where she received her Masters in Library Science at Catholic University. In her life before medical librarianship she was a speech therapist.

Cathy Burroughs

Cathy Burroughs grew up in Spokane, Washington and has lived in Seattle since 1997. She is Assistant Director of the Outreach Evaluation Resource Center ( for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, located at the Pacific Northwest Regional Medical Library at the University of Washington. In this role, Cathy provides NLM-funded projects with training and technical assistance in program evaluation. As part of a special study about outreach evaluation, Cathy developed the manual "Measuring the Difference: Guide to Planning and Evaluating Health Information Outreach." The guide draws, in part, from the experience of a special RML outreach project with sixteen Alaska Native/Native American communities in the Pacific Northwest, called Tribal Connections (

Kathie Callahan

Kathie Callahan is the Stacks Maintenance Supervisor for MSU Libraries. Kathie has 5+ years combined library experience as a student and classified staff employee. She has been the Stacks Maintenance Supervisor since May 1999. Kathie is responsible for the daily management of the library stacks including supervision of student employees and the planning and implementation of stacks projects. Kathie works closely with the renovation staff in managing stacks projects in support of the renovation.

Martha Crawley

MarthaCrawley is the IMLS's National Leadership Grant Program Officer for Research and Demonstration and Preservation or Digitization projects. She came to IMLS in November 1999 from the National Archives and Records Administration, where she worked on metadata issues and performance measurement of archival services. Martha has worked in archives and library special collections for many years and has taught archives management at the graduate level. Her work experience also included arrangement and description, holdings maintenance and preservation, and reference. She received her MS. in Library Science from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and her Ph.D. in history from George Washington University, also in Washington. Martha serves on the Public Records Advisory Commission of Alexandria, Virginia and is a member of the Academy of Certified Archivists, the Society of American Archivists, the American Library Association and its divisions, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), and the Library Information Technology Association (LITA). She is a member of the Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS) of ALCTS.

Tom Eggers

Tom Eggers was born 1955 in Des Moines, Iowa. He graduated with an MLS from the University of Iowa in August of 1986. He has managed libraries in Illinois and North Dakota and is currently the library director at Turtle Mountain Community College.

Diane Ehernberger

Biography not available.

Dr. Geoffrey Gamble

Dr. Geoffrey Gamble became the 11th president of Montana State University in December of 2000. Dr. Gamble was the Provost and Senior Vice President at the University of Vermont and served as chief academic and operating officer. As such, he was responsible for the annual budget, operations of academic colleges (including Medicine) and academic/support units, institutional planning as well as interface and staff support for the UVM Board of Trustees.

Prior to his service at the University of Vermont, Dr. Gamble was at Washington State University where he rose through the ranks to professor of anthropology. During his tenure at WSU, Dr. Gamble served as interim Provost for one year, Vice Provost for five years, and held other administrative posts including department chair, director of the Museum of Anthropology, and director of Summer Session. During his tenure as Vice Provost, Dr. Gamble worked with the evolution of the four WSU campuses into "a single university, geographically dispersed."

Dr. Gamble is the author of two books and a dozen articles on Native American languages and has presented numerous scholarly papers. He has won grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities as well as other organizations and has received service awards from the State of Washington, WSU, and Mujeres Unidas.

Geoffrey Gamble holds a B.A. in English from Fresno State College, an M.A. in Linguistics from California State University, Fresno and a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of California, Berkeley. He spent a year as a postdoctoral fellow at the Smithsonian Institute.

Daniel Glenn

Biography not available.

Julie Herdina

Julie Herdina has been the head librarian for the Town of Manhattan since January of 1999. Before that, she was head of the board of trustees for 10 years and a part-time librarian. Julia was involved in the consolodation and moving of the library. She holds a BA from the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota and is currently working on a Master's in Library Science through the University of Montana.

Dr. Henrietta Mann

Dr. Henrietta Mann is a full-blood Cheyenne enrolled with the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma. She is the Endowed Chair in Native American Studies at Montana State University, Bozeman. She taught at the University of Montana, Missoula for twenty-eight years where she was a Professor of Native American Studies. She also has taught at the University of California, Berkeley, Harvard University, and Haskell Indian Nations University located in Lawrence, Kansas. Dr. Mann has served as the Director of the Office of Indian Education Programs and Deputy to the Assistant Secretary for [the Bureau of] Indian Affairs; she also was the National Coordinator of the American Indian Religious Freedom Act Coalition for the Association of American Indian Affairs. In 1991, Rolling Stone Magazine named her one of the ten leading professors in the nation. She has been an interviewee and consultant for several television and movie productions and has lectured throughout the United States and in Mexico, Canada, Germany, Italy, and New Zealand.

Jane Kirby

Jane Kirby has worked in the Sisseton Wahpeton Community College library since March, 1994. She became the Library Director in August of 1996. She received a MLS from the University of Michigan in 1970 and has worked in high school, public and academic libraries for 23 years. Jane has been involved with the AIHEC Virtual Library project since 2000, serving as a member of the Virtual Library Database Committee. She will become the AIHEC Virtual Library Database Manager beginning July 1st.

Brenda Mathenia

Brenda Mathenia is a Reference Librarian at Montana State University in Bozeman. Brenda holds a B.S. in Geography (Cartography specialization) and a Masters in Urban Planning (M.U.P.) with a concentration in land use policy and regulation from Michigan State University. Brenda received her Masters of Science in Information in 1999 from the University of Michigan where she focused her work on library and information services. Brenda spent five years working in the world of urban/regional planning gaining valuable experience at the state, county and local levels of government. She also worked in private industry as a planner and zoning specialist gaining valuable insight into project management and organizational skills. She was a part time staff member at the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library while at the University of Michigan and gained valuable experience in project management, needs analysis/assessment, information services and reference librarianship. Her current work at MSU includes liaison duties with the Earth Sciences Department, instruction and reference service activities and research in the areas of information access as it relates to the earth sciences and needs assessment.

Alice Meister

Alice Meister has been the Bozeman Public Library Director since 1997. Before that, she was a Reference Librarian at the East Baton Rouge (Louisiana) Parish Library, Library Director at the Summit (Colorado) Public Library, and Library Director at the Sheridan County (Wyoming) Library System . She holds a Master's degree in Library Science, a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Library Science, and a Master's degree in Public Administration. She took a year's leave of absence in 1995-96 to set up a library at an African school in the former homeland of the Transkei in South Africa-a year of transformation for her. She participates in professional associations such as the Montana Library Association, the Mountain Plains Library Association, and the American Library Association. She is also active in Sunrise Rotary, Career Transitions, Business and Professional Women, Phi Delta Kappa, and American Association of University Women. Meister received the Librarian of the Year Award in 1995 from the Wyoming Library Association.

Bruce Morton

Bruce Morton is Dean of Libraries at Montana State University. He has a B.A. and M.A. in English from Pennsylvania State University and an M.L.S. from the State University of New York at Geneseo. In 1975 and 1976, he worked as an education planner in southwestern New York, where he lived on the Seneca Reservation in Salamanca; 1976-77 Mr. Morton was a cataloger at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania and from 1977 to 1984 he was a government information-instruction-reference librarian at Carleton College in Minnesota. Since 1985 he has been at Montana State University Libraries in the capacities of Head of the Reference Department, Assistant Dean for Public Services and since 1993 as Dean. He holds the rank of Professor and is a member of the M.S.U. faculty. About every other year, he teaches a seminar in the University Honors Program or in the College of Letters and Sciences freshman seminar series. From 1983 to 1986 he served as a member of the Depository Library Council to the Public Printer of the United States. Since 1984, he has served as associate editor of the Journal of Government Information. Author of two books and numerous articles and presentations, Mr. Morton has been since 1988 particularly interested in Canadian federal government information and policy.

Jean Nielsen

Biography not available.

Anita Scheetz

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Jeff Schmitt

Jeff Schmitt is the Program Specialist for the Cooperative Resolution Program (CRP)(a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution) for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Beltsville, MD. Initially, with a B.S. and M.S. degree, Jeff spent eleven years in fruit entomology research for USDA. He later attained an M.B.A. and since completing formal mediation training in 1996 has served USDA as a mediator for resolving workplace disputes. Upon moving into administration five years ago, Jeff has spent time in employee development and employee relations. As Program Specialist with CRP, he has been mostly occupied with conducting training in conflict management and communication.

Nate St. Pierre

Nate St. Pierre is a member of the Chippewa Cree Tribe of Rocky Boy, Montana. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business, a Master of Education in Adult Education, and a doctorate degree in Adult and Higher Education—all three degrees have been earned from Montana State University. St. Pierre has previously worked at Stone Child College in Rocky Boy as a business instructor and counselor. Currently, he is the Director of the Office of Tribal Service at Montana State University. This program serves as a liaison between all seven Indian reservations and tribal colleges in Montana and MSU. He presents workshops, seminars, courses, and cultural awareness training to Indian and non-Indian communities abroad. Also, Nate is an adjunct faculty with the Center for Native American Studies at MSU. His area of focus is on Indian higher education, history, culture, and contemporary issues. His research interests include tribal colleges, Indian owned-businesses, adult education, multiculturalism, and human empowerment issues.

Robert Tetro

Robert Tetro is the Circulation Team Leader for The Libraries, MSU. Bob has 11+ years of library experience at The Libraries. He has been Circulation Team Leader since May 1999 and served as Stacks Maintenance Supervisor from 1994-1999.

Sara L. Young

Sara L. Young is the Director of American Indian Research Opportunities at Montana State University. Sara, an enrolled member of the Crow Tribe, spent most of her life on the Crow and Northern Cheyenne reservations. Sara completed a B.S. degree from Eastern Montana College in Social Science in Secondary Education and returned to her hometown of Lodge Grass to teach Crow Studies. In 1975, Sara was selected to participate in the first Native American Graduate Fellowship program at Montana State University where she majored in School Administration and completed her Masters of Education degree in 1977. Sara has served in a number of administrative positions in schools on both the Crow and Northern Cheyenne reservations and at Bozeman Public Schools. In addition, Sara has been on numerous tribal education committees, served as the Co-chair of the National Advisory Council on American Indian Bilingual Education, president of the Montana Association for Bilingual Education and as a member of the Montana Advisory Council on Indian Education. Sara has taught at both Little Big Horn College and at Dull Knife Memorial College as an adjunct faculty member. She resides at Lame Deer, MT where she spends her weekends with her husband, Conrad Fisher, and other family members.