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Susan Martin

MTSU James E. Walker Library
Chair, Collection Development and Management
Susan Martin serves as the Collection Development and Management (CDM) department chair in the James E. Walker Library, Middle Tennessee State University. She provides leadership for CDM which includes the following units or activities: Acquisitions, Cataloging, Continuing Resources, Special Collections, Materials Budget, Binding/Book Repair, Discovery Services, Library Systems, and Collection Assessment.

She has presented and written on workflow automation, open access, and staff recruitment. Her research interests include staff recruitment, training, and retention, workflow analysis and automation, and more recently the postal history of Czechoslovakia. She has been active with the FOLIO project, serving as convenor of the Acquisitions SIG from 2019-2022, and is active in CORE, a division of the American Library Association serving as chair and member of several interest groups and committees. She blogs as the Reluctant Philatelist at Blogspot.

Susan holds an A.B. in American Studies and French from Mount Holyoke College and an M.S. in Library and Information Science from Simmons College. She collects Czechoslovakia 1918-1992, Bulgaria 1879-present, as well as topically (higher education, libraries, publishing, women’s history, and buses). She belongs to the Nashville Philatelic Society, the American Philatelic Society, the American Topical Association, and the Society for Czechoslovak Philately.