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Pamela Skinner

Smith College / Five Colleges Consortium (MA)
Head of Collection Development
I spent most of my career as a reference librarian at Smith College, with a brief detour into interlibrary loan; I became Head of Collection Development at Smith in 2012. My years of working with users, both one-on-one and in classes, informs my work in developing collections. I also served as chair of the Five Colleges' Resource Management Committee from 2013-2015. Other consortium members are Amherst, Hampshire and Mount Holyoke colleges and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. My areas of interest are e-resource acquisitions and management, cooperative collection development, patron-driven acquisitions, and assessment.