Friday, December 3, 2010


We are delighted to announce that Mr. Harold Goss has accepted the position as Chair of Reference for the University Library. This appointment will be effective when we return from the holiday break on January 3, 2011.

Harold joined the University Library as a Reference Librarian in 2006, and accepted the position of Reference & Instruction Librarian in 2007. He has provided outstanding service in that capacity for the past four years and has been instrumental in our information literacy initiatives of the past two years. In his new role, Harold will be responsible for managing reference collection development, interlibrary loan functions and services, library instruction, departmental outreach and online resource maintenance, and government documents repository activities. The library and institution are fortunate to have in this position a professional of his caliber with a proven commitment to the Samford mission and community.

Harold received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Georgia and a Master of Library Science degree from Clark Atlanta University. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Library Association, Association of College and Research Libraries, and the Alabama Library Association where he is moderator-elect for the Alabama Library Instruction Round Table. Harold replaces Lori Northrup who became the Associate Director and Chair of Collection Management/Acquisitions of the University Library on October 1, 2010.

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