Kareen Turner

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Kareen Turner
University of Arkansas - Retired


  • Mentoring
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  • Professional Development
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  • Support Staff
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  • Academic

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    EventLSSIRT Business Meeting 2 years 9 months ago


    Education: University of the Ozarks, formally College of the Ozarks, Clarksville, AR, B.S. Elementary Education, 1974; post grad work done in Adult Education, Univ. of Arkansas, 1999-2000 Experience: Supervisor, Lending Unit, Interlibrary Loan, University of Arkansas, 1999-present; LAT I-III, Borrowing Unit, Interlibrary Loan, University of Arkansas, 1997-99; Curiosity Book Shop, Rogers, AR, 1995-97, Sales Clerk, The Stars and Stripes Bookstores, Germany, 1992-94; Acting Assistant Manager and Senior Sales Clerk, B. Dalton Bookseller, Bossier City, Louisiana, 1990-92; Assistant Manager; Library Clerk, RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom, 1987-1990; Volunteer with Officers’ Wives Club, RAF Mildenhall, 1985-90; Library Aide, Douglas School System, Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota, 1979-84; Library Clerk, Vogelweh U.S. Army Post Library, Germany, 1978-79; Night Staff Supervisor, University of Nebraska at Omaha Library, Omaha, Nebraska, 1976-77; Library Clerk, Bellevue College, Bellevue, Nebraska, 1975-76, 1976-77; Library Aide, Base Library, Offutt AFB, Nebraska, 1975-76; Work Study Student, Fort Smith Public Schools, 1967-70 and The University of the Ozarks, Clarksville, Arkansas, 1970-74 I have over 29 years library experience, including public schools, college/university and community/military libraries; 7 years experience in retail book sales; Expert at book ordering and interlibrary loan programs; I feel I am computer literate as I’ve taken classes that have included online services, word processing, spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations, CD Rom applications, graphics and desktop publishing. State and Regional Library Association Activities: Arkansas Library Association, Member of the Executive Board, 2005, Arkansas Library Paraprofessionals, Chair, 2005, with membership on the Executive Council for 3 years; a member of the Arkansas Library Paraprofessionals since 1998. I’ve made some good friends over the years from all over the state and really have enjoyed the camaraderie with staff members here at University Libraries. I recently joined the ALA-LLSIRT round table as a member to get more involved with support staff issues at the request of our Dean of Libraries. Community activities: Various positions in The Officers’ Wives and Spouse Clubs at Ellsworth AFB, SD; RAF Greenham Common and RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom; and, Landstuhl, Germany. Work included staff member for club monthly news brochures, liaison chairman with British military clubs, chairman for decorating club for special events and holidays, chairman for reservations for monthly luncheons and special events.


    Current Work
    University of Arkansas - Retired (Academic Library)
    United States
    <p>Interlibrary Loan Lending Unit Supervisor - University of Arkansas, FayettevilleStars and</p>

    Past Work Experience
    Star and Stripes Bookstore (Other)
    Assistant Manager
    1991 - 1995


    B.S., Elementary Education with a minor in Drama, 1975
    The University of the Ozarks