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1996 Speakers

The Tribal College Librarians Professional Development Institute

Mary Bushing

Mary Bushing is currently Collection Development Librarian at MSU Libraries. She has been actively involved in collection development and related topics during most of her library career and has worked with school, public, academic and special libraries in the United States and New Zealand. In addition to her work with collection development, Mary has been involved in continuing education issues for the library community at all levels. The research she will share with us is based upon extensive interviews with 26 rural librarians in six states. Their insights and experiences provide points for discussion and consideration in our own lives as we define ourselves as librarians and determine how best to facilitate the success of others. Education: BA, George Williams College, Downers Grove, IL (Humanities), 1973; MLS, Rosary College, River Forest, IL,1975; EdD, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT (Adult & Higher Ed), 1995.

Walter C. Fleming

Walter C. Fleming is an enrolled Kickapoo of Kansas who was born at Crow Agency, Montana and raised on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation, Montana. He is a graduate of Montana State University-Billings (B.S. in English), Montana State University (M.Ed. in Guidance and Counseling) and the University of Kansas (Ph.D. in American Studies). Fleming has taught at MSU for 18 years and served as Interim Department Head for six. He teaches American Indian literature and American Indians of Montana.

Fleming is the author of numerous book chapters and articles and is the co-editor of a book entitled, "Visions of an Enduring People." Fleming is a traditional dancer, craftsperson and member of the Northern Cheyenne Gourd Dance Society.

Judy Meadows

Judy Meadows, State Law Librarian of Montana since 1984. Previously worked in law libraries in both the private and public sectors. Vice-President/President-Elect of the American Association of Law Libraries. Adjunct Professor for the University of Great Falls. Frequent lecturer and writer on topics involving legal research, law library administration, and legal applications of the Internet.

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 MSU 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.

Kim Allen Scott

Kim Allen Scott, Special Collections Librarian for The Libraries, Montana State University, assumed his position on August 29, 1994. Scott came from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, where he worked as the head of the Processing Services department in the library's Special Collections Division. His subject specialties and areas of research interest include nineteenth-century American social history, journalism history, and the Civil War.

Scott holds an undergraduate degree in social science from Northern Arizona University, an MA in American history from the University of Arkansas, and an MLS in library science from the University of Texas at Austin. He is also a professional archivist, having been certified by the Academy of Certified Archivists by examination in 1992.

Vicky York

Vicky York has spent the past 25 years in a variety of library positions and settings. She came to MSU in 1989 to head the government information department. In 1993, she spent five months at the Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications in Boulder, Colorado where she authored "A Guide For Planning Library Integration Into Distance Education Programs." She has made numerous presentations on government information and library support for distance learning, most recently at the 1996 Federal Depository Library Conference. She holds degrees from Wittenberg University, Louisiana State University and in 1994 completed the Masters of Public Administration here at MSU.