a. Alison Ray Joined the CDL as an Information Services Analyst

The CDL very pleased to announce that Alison Ray joined our staff as an Information Services Analyst on Tuesday, September 5.  Alison is a recent graduate of the University of Oklahoma, where she received her Master’s Degree in Library and Information Studies.  She also has a Master of Arts in Cello Performance from the University of Iowa.

In library school, Alison was a graduate assistant at the University of Oklahoma’s Schusterman Library where she was responsible for faculty current awareness; taught seminars for students and faculty in electronic resources; served at the reference desk; handled interlibrary loan requests (including helping to set up the ILLiad customer interface pages); and provided IT support.  She has also done website design. In addition, Alison performed reference, teaching, Excel training, and on-the-fly cataloging at the Hardesty Regional Library in Tulsa, where she received an award for outstanding customer service.

In another part of her life, Alison has taught cello technique, sight reading and basic music theory at the Cedar Rapids Symphony School.

Alison will be serving on the CDL Helpline, and working on customer support and other CDL projects and services.