University of Texas at El Paso
University Library
Debjani Mukhopadhyay's Curriculum Vita    

Executive Summary:
Over 17 years experience in various library services as a Librarian:
Library Instruction, Information Literacy, Research, Collection Development, Reference, Circulation, Technical Services, InterLibrary Loan.

Life's Motto:
"Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens" (Jimi Hendrix).

2013 MBA. Business Administration.
University of Texas at El Paso, Texas.
Major: Business Management

1997 M.L.S. Library and Information Studies. Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas.
Research Thesis: The Internet Training Methods For Academic Librarians. The purpose of
the research is to find out which training method(s) the experts prefer and recommend the
most and why. This paper uses simple statistical analyses (SAS program) for its conclusion.

1990 B.Ed. Education. University of Calcutta, India.
Major: Education Minor(s): English and History

1989 M.A. English Literature and Language. University of Calcutta, India.
Concentration(s): Shakespeare, and Contemporary English Literature

1986 B.A. Liberal Arts (Honors Student). University of Calcutta, India.
Major: English Literature and Language Minor(s): History, and Political Science

Professional Experience:
2002 - Present. University of Texas at El Paso Library, El Paso, TX.
Engineering/ Reference Librarian.
Major responsibilities include providing general and specialized reference assistance and instruction to UTEP students, faculty, staff, and community users. Assisting and instructing individuals and groups in using various Library resources for research; conducting orientations; preparing instructional materials and bibliographies. As a specialist in Engineering, work closely with faculty and students in the College of Engineering. Participate in collection development for the Engineering Collection in the Library. Work closely with departmental colleagues to provide professional, courteous and timely public services. Create and maintain LibGuides for engineering students, faculty and staff of UTEP College Of Engineering.

2000 - 2002 Monroe F. Swilley Library. Mercer University, Atlanta, GA.
Assistant Professor/ Public Services Librarian/ General Education Liaison. Major responsibilities included selecting library materials to support academic and research needs of the students and faculty, providing classroom instruction and research assistance. Major tasks include overseeing circulation department as the Head of Circulation, supervising paraprofessionals including evening and part-time staff, serving as a liaison to undergraduate programs, providing library instruction as needed, providing reference services, and editing library web page.

1999 - 2000 Georgia Baptist College of Nursing Library. Atlanta, GA.
Evening Librarian. Major responsibilities included performing functional supervision and operations of the library, providing professional and technical assistance to students and faculty. Major tasks included assisting patrons to access varoius databases through GALILEO and OVID, using Docline and OCLC for ILL services, providing library instruction to students, supervising circulation activities, training new library staff and student assistants, developing and maintaining vertical files, performing acquisition activities, cataloging various materials for the library collection, and preparing statistical reports.

1997 - 1998 University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, TX.
Evening Librarian. Major responsibilities included assisting patrons with research and reference queries that involved in-depth biomedical knowledge found in print and electronic resources. Major tasks included creating, updating, and maintaining HTML documents, patron records, overseeing circulation activities, and reference services, and preparing journals for binding.

1996 - 1997 Blagg Huey Library. Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX.
Student Assistant. Major responsibilities included reference activities, assisting students, faculty and staff with reference and research queries, and maintaining reference statistics. Major tasks included assisting reference librarians with various reference projects, handling microforms, micro-readers, scanners, printers, printed and electronic sources such as CD ROMs, trouble-shooting and problem-solving for electronic resources and computers, shelving library materials, cataloging reserves and audio-visual materials, and circulation activities.

1995 - 1996 Graduate School Office. Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX.
Student Assistant. Major responsibilities included assisting staff in maintaining graduate students' records and files, answering and transferring phone calls to respective faculty and staff.

1990 - 1991 St. Sebastian School. Calcutta, India.
Senoir Teacher. Taught English Literature and Language, and History to students in seventh to tenth grades. Helped students organize and participate in various school activities and programs such as music, dance, and dramas.

Professional Skills:
Software: Microsoft Word, Works, FrontPage, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, RefWorks, DNN2 and Dbase III Plus.

Language: SPSS, SAS (basic), and Basic.

System: PC Windows, Mac, UNIX, and IBM Mainframe.

Professional Membership:
American Library Association (ALA)

Library Committee(s) Member:
Library Instruction and Information Literacy Committee

Conferences Attended:
2014 (March)
Annual Sun Conference, El Paso, TX
2013 (March) Annual Sun Conference, El Paso, TX

2011 (March) Annual Sun Conference, El Paso, TX
2010 (March) Annual Sun Conference, El Paso, TX
2008 (September) Reforma National Conference III, El Paso, TX
2006 (March) Annual Sun Conference, El Paso, TX.
2005 (April) TLA Annual Conference, Austin, TX.
2005 (March) Annual Sun Conference, El Paso, TX.
2004 (March) Annual Sun Conference, El Paso, TX.
2003 (January) iNet Conference, El Paso, TX.
2002 (June) ALA Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.
2002 (May) SoliNet - Southeastern Library Network Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.