french horn image Susan Kay Henthorn

M.L.S. 1989, Kent State University
B.M.E. 1978, Otterbein College

Berea Digital Coordinator
Hutchins Library, Berea College, Berea, KY 40404
Office Phone: (859) 985 - 3268

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music note We got married in September! music note

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One of my interests/projects has been the evaluation of the bibliographic instruction program at Berea College. In collaboration with my predecessor, Molly Pitts Royse, I helped to complete a four-year study and evaluation of the B.I. program (1989-1993). Many of the documents related to the B.I. program evaluation as well as a presentation made at the June 1995 ALA Conference are available.

Although it has now been several years since I spent my sabbatical at Africa University, I still continue to field questions about my time there. The country has certainly seen some major changes since my visit. But Africa University continues to grow, adding several buildings since my visit, including a separate, new library. In November 2006, I took a two-week trip with a 27-member Volunteers In Mission team and have added a page of photos to this site. Check it out!

My most recent sabbatical involved creating a relational database to support database-driven web pages on the library's website. A handout from my poster session at the 2007 Kentucky Library Association Conference is available, as is the presentation handout and bibliography for my session at the Appalachian College Association's Tech Summit in 2007. Following that sabbatical, I took on new responsibilities as the Coordinator for a new project/program - Berea Digital. A copy of my presentation for the recent AIKCU technology symposium is available.

I also enjoy keeping up my musical skills in various ways, one of which is by playing in the Lexington Brass Band. The LBB performs music in the British Brass Band tradition.

My interest in British style brass bands has also resulted in membership on the board of the North American Brass Band Association. (I just finished four years on the board, the last two as secretary.) The organization holds annual competitions each year where some of the best British style brass bands from the United States and Canada compete. This year's competition was held April 16 & 17, 2010, in Raleigh, North Carolina. Next year's Championships will be held Friday, April 8 (solo & ensemble competition) and April 9 (band competition) at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

With my interest in order and organization, I've also discovered some great sites that arrange other web pages by subject. Here is a list for you to try, as well as a link to some Metasearch engines where you can search Google, Yahoo!, MSN Search and AskJeeves, all at the same time.

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Last Update 01/26/2009