Barbara Pickthorn: Thirty Years of Service - Still Going Strong
Cameron University honored Assistant Director of Library Services Barbara Pickthorn for thirty years of service to the institution's Library on April 20, 2006. Professor Pickthorn began work as a library serials department assistant. The quality of her work led to promotions into professional positions requiring greater levels of responsibility. School officials rewarded her at the institution's annual service recognition dinner with a gold jacket Cameron Seal pin and service recognition certificate.
This librarian's work helped place Cameron Library near the front of automation of library functions and resources in Oklahoma. She worked with Department of Technology Professor Tom Russell to create the first automated serial check-in system and helped secure the library's first and second integrated library management systems. She welcomed the first CD-Rom product and later facilitated the transition from CD-Rom to internet access.
Professor Pickthorn worked to make possible numerous physical changes within the library. She assisted with expansion of the physical library building. She helped oversee location of a computer lab in the library and addition of computer stations and projection equipment in the library classroom. Ms. Pickthorn supervised numerous collection shifting and relocation projects. Most recently she helped create a combination reference and circulation desk area.
Today Professor Pickthorn is a successful Cameron Library Assistant Director. She participates in library planning and assessment activities and provides reference service and classroom instruction to library patrons. Thirty years of energetic service behind her, Professor Pickthorn is going strong.