Biography: Deborah A. Sommer (know as Deb). Librarian. Vanderbilt University.
Over 27 years of experience in different subject fields in libraries - primarily business, consumer health (medicine), music (primarily popular music history), higher education and natural resources. Positions held include my current position as a librarian at the Walker Management Library at Vanderbilt University; Librarian with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (funded by the National Library of Medicine); Librarian with the USDA Forest Service; (first) Director of the SBDC Connection - the first nationwide information clearinghouse for Small Business Development Centers - now located in San Antonio http://sbdcnet.org/; librarian in the Main Reference Department at the University of Georgia; and librarian at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington.
Ph.D coursework - University of Missouri - Columbia. Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, emphasis in Higher and Continuing Education.
MSLS - University of Tennessee - Knoxville. Master of Science in Library and Information Science.
BS in Business - Murray State University, Murray, KY - emphasis in finance and marketing.
Have published in music magazines and weekly local alternative newspapers on music, music history, entrepreneurship and environmental issues
Have published in professional library journals
Currently under contract and writing a career guidebook
Areas of interest:
Popular Music History (1900's to the present) - all genres Biography Libraries Marketing and other business topics Stock markets Business history Company history Career exploration Industry Overviews Consumer Health eCommerce Internet sources Leadership (communication, motivating employees, team building, etc.,)
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