Saluki Pride: Kymberlee Mills helps ease library’s database transition

Kymberlee Mills, a senior library specialist with Morris Library, has helped greatly in the transition to a new unified library service platform. Gary Shepherd, also a senior library specialist, notes Mills took it upon herself to become the library’s “primary expert” with the acquisitions section of the ALMA platform, involving considerable work and research. Mills “has become the library’s go-to person whenever we run into problems and has written very easy-to- understand instructions on how to operate it,” he said.

Name: Kymberlee Mills

Department/title: Morris Library, senior library specialist.

Years at SIU Carbondale: 19

Give us the elevator pitch for your teaching/research/staff job.

I maintain the serial orders for Morris Library. 

What is the favorite part of your job?

The constant learning involved.

Why did you choose SIU?

Southern Illinois is home.  I have roots in this region.

My favorite activity away from work is … and why.

Reading – it feeds into my love of learning. 

What is your favorite book that you remember from when you were a child?

It’s a book series by Time-Life called The Emergence of Man. 

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