Z. Smith Reynolds new staff and promotions

The following is a guest post from Mary Beth Lock, associate dean and director of access services for Z. Smith Reynolds Library:

Headshot of Veronica Brady, Z Smith Reynolds Library Business Manager

Veronica Brady

The Z. Smith Reynolds Library is delighted to announce that Veronica Brady will be joining the library staff as Library Business Manager, beginning on March 1, 2020. Veronica comes to us from Tyler, Texas where she worked most recently as the Innovation Manager for the Mayor’s Innovation Pipeline, and oversaw the administration of programs and the strategic plan of both the Innovation Pipeline and City University. She is well qualified to join the administrative team at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library, and will be assuming many of the leadership roles vacated by former associate dean Susan Smith who recently retired. Veronica’s portfolio will include managing policies and procedures for the library on financial and budget issues and serve as the liaison with Financial Services. She will also serve on the Senior Business Administrators group and the Academic Business Managers group. Veronica will aid in preparing the annual budget for the library, and utilize thorough assessment methods to ensure that our budget is allocated in ways that will best meet the library’s goals

Kathy Shields has been appointed as the Research Services Lead at ZSR. Kathy has been with ZSR since 2016 and currently serves, and will continue to serve, as the liaison to Psychology and History. In her new capacity, Kathy will work with our liaison group on professional development, help coordinate our communication and training around our upcoming switch to a new library catalog and search engine, and coordinate new faculty training and faculty outreach.

Amanda Foster Kaufman has been promoted to Learning and Instructional Services librarian. Amanda has been with ZSR since 2013 and has been serving as an Associate Teaching Librarian teaching 12 sections of our LIB100 classes each year. In her new job, Amanda will be coordinating ZSR’s instruction program including outcomes and assessment, and working with instructors on professional development. She will still be teaching LIB100 classes, although at a reduced course load.