Incorporating Outcomes into Library Measurement and Assessment
Dr. Julie Todaro – a librarian for over 35 years – has worked in higher education and academic libraries for the past 24 years and has been a community college librarian, a library educator, a consultant and a trainer. A frequent presenter throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada in diverse areas of librarianship she specializes in management for and organizational development in libraries, change management, 21 st century trends and future studies, staffing issues, customer service, and emergency management.
She is active in national, state and local organizations and associations and in her local community and is the immediate Past-President of the Association of College and Research Libraries. She has served on the Texas State Library and Archives Commission Library Services and Technology Act Advisory Board; as chair of the Texas Library Association (TLA) statewide Legislative Committee; as a member of the Tall Texans Leadership Committee on Implementation; and is TLA Chair of the Marketing/Public Relations Committee. Julie also served as the 2000-2001 president of TLA.
Todaro was selected as one of the ‘2005 Profiles in Power’ by the Austin Business Journal (2005), and was awarded a Library Administration and Management Association (LAMA)Certificate of Recognition for her work on the “Truth is Out There” Column, (2004) for LAMA’s national journal. Julie was also awarded the YWCA’s Austin Educator of the Year Award, (1999), and was the Texas Library Association’s Librarian of the Year, (1996).
Her publications include the 2009 Government Institute’s monograph Emergency Preparedness for Libraries; the 2007 Neal-Schuman monograph Training Library Staff and Volunteers to Provide Extraordinary Customer Service; the “The Truth is Out There,” LAMA Journal (LAMA), Quarterly Column, 1997 to present; and the “Nothing But Net,” Community and Junior College Libraries (Haworth), Quarterly Column, 1996 to present.