Fannie M. Cox

Fannie M. Cox

Fannie M. Cox

Fannie’s CV

Institution: University of Lousiville

Your Job Title: Outreach & Reference Librarian

Library type: University Library 

Officer Seats: None

Board Seat Category:: GeneralPlease List All BCALA Involvement:

  • Currently, I serve as the Co-Chair for the Recruitment and Professional Development Committee
  • Co-Chair for the 8th National Conference of African American Libraries (NCAAL) Conference Planning Committee, 6/2011-1/2014
  • Appointment to represent BCALA on the ALA Diversity Committee, 2010-2011

Professional Activities & Extra-Curricular: (Volunteer, offices held, honors/awards, publications, etc.):

  • Re-Appointment to serve on the Association of Colleges and Research Libraries (ACRL) ACRL Budget & Finance Committee, second term 7/1/2016 – 6/30/2020
  • Chair, 2013 Coutts Award for Innovation in Electronic Resources 7/2012-6/2013
    Presentation of award was held at 2013 ALA/ALCTS Award Program during ALA Annual Chicago
  • Re-appointed, Committee Member of RUSA-MARS: Emerging Technologies in Reference Section of RUSA represents the interests of those concerned with attaining the highest possible quality in planning, developing, managing, teaching, or conducting all forms of computer-based reference information services in libraries, 2011-2013
  • Moderator, ACRL Contributed Papers Panel, Philadelphia, PA 3/30/2011-4/2/2011
  • Appointment, ACRL 2011 Contributed Papers Committee 2010-2011

Accomplishments/Awards & Honors:

  • Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Leadership and Career Development Program (LCDP) 2013-2014
  • Exhibit Project Director/Coordinator for “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War.” The exhibit dates were February 29-April 13, 2012. A grant of $750 was included with exhibition; and an additional $850 was raised for programming
  • Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Fellowship 2000
  • National Science Foundation Fellowship 1989

What Skills/Experiences Make You a Good Candidate to be an Officer of BCALA?

Having served in several leadership positions and having worked with a multitude of diverse populations where I have guided and implemented projects attaining successful outcomes, I believe I am very good candidate. From this variety of leadership positions, I have acquired skills and wisdom applicable to many situations. Some of my experiences are:

  • University-wide Budget Workgroup (2/2017 – present)
  • Re-Appointment to serve on the Association of Colleges and Research Libraries (ACRL) ACRL Budget & Finance Committee, second term 7/1/2016 – 6/30/2020
  • Conference Co-Chair of the 8th National Conference of African American Librarians (NCAAL)(2011-2014)
  • President of the Kentucky Library Association (KLA), in this instance KLA partnered with the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) National Diversity in Libraries Conference (NDLC), Kentucky School Media Association (KSMA), and the Southeastern Library Association (SELA) (2006-2007, President-Elect) (2007-2008, President), (2008-2009, Immediate Past President)

Name 3 Specific Things You See That Need to be Done to Strengthen the Black Caucus?

  1. Webinars for professional development
  2. Mentoring and engaging new librarians with the intent of them becoming active BCALA members; and serve as a helpful source of wisdom and career insight; retention of seasoned librarians to serve as resources/mentors to share wisdom and knowledge
  3. How do we want to be perceived? Is there a place for activism? What is our Brand?