Greetings! I am the Director of Library Research & Instruction Services in the CMU Libraries, where my responsibilities include overseeing the library's research support and instructional activities and initiatives. Our department works hard to ensure students and faculty get the information and assistance they need to be able to move to the next step of their research.
Prior to arriving at CMU in 2007, I worked as the Head Librarian at North Hennepin Community College in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, as Director of Library Services at Southwestern Michigan College in Dowagiac, and as a Librarian/Cataloger at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
I earned my B.S. from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, my M.L.I.S. from Louisiana State University, and my M.A. in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education at Michigan State University.
Here is a list of my publications:
Peters, T. (2015). Taking librarians off the desk: One library changes its reference desk staffing model. Performance Measurement and Metrics, 16(1), 18-27.
Peters, T. & LaDell-Thomas, J. (2014). Win-win: Embedding future librarians to extend service to online classes. In E. Leonard & E. McCaffrey (Eds.), Virtually embedded: The librarian in an online environment (pp. 133-141). Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries.
Peters, T., & Sanney, K. (2012). Leveraging strengths and meeting demands: The construction of a modern and comprehensive electronic reserves service at Central Michigan University. Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery, and Electronic Reserve, 22(1), 17-31.
Peters, T. (2011). Copyright to the university: Tips on informing, educating, and enabling. College & Research Libraries News, 72(10), 592-594, 601.
Zambare, A., Casey, A., Fierst, J., Ginsburg, D., O’Dell, J., & Peters, T. (2009) Assuring access: One library’s journey from print to electronic only subscriptions. Serials Review 35(2), 70-74.