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Patricia L. Sharp: Patricia

Liaison librarian in the ULS Research and Educational Support division, Oakland Campus


Master of Library and Information Science
School of Information Sciences
University of Pittsburgh

Professional Development

American Library Association (ALA)

Special Libraries Association (SLA)

Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Chapter of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL)

Western Pennsylvania Federal Depository Library Program Regional Group (FDLP)

University Service

Member, University of Pittsburgh, University Library System Faculty Assembly, 2003 ongoing.

Committee member, University of Pittsburgh, University Library System Faculty Assembly, Faculty Affairs Committee, 2007-10 (Chair 2008/9) and 2015 - current.

University United Way Donations Campaign Coordinator, 2004 & 2008.

Liaison Areas

First Liaison to: Department of Communication, Department of Linguistics

Second: Cultural Studies Program, Medieval & Renaissance Studies Program

Team: Honors College, College of General Studies

LibGuides Library Research Guides @ Pitt

Library Research Guides I have created, maintain, or have dveloped with colleagues. These pages collect and highlight specific library resources for the students and teaching faculty in my liaison departments, and provide direct links to databases and other tools, class materials, and guidance for class assignments and general research needs.

I welcome requests and suggestions from students and faculty:

Selected Publications

"Fostering Media Diversity in Libraries: Strategies and Actions" ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee’s Subcommittee on the Impact of Media Concentration on Libraries Guidelines

"A Reincarnation of "The Morgue": Preparing today's student reporters to be tomorrow's advocates for research departments in the newsroom" Paper presented at 2006 SLA Annual Conference in Baltimore, MD

Selected Presentations

On-Site Consultation & Presentation on Staff Training
2012 James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA (with Eve Wider)
Met with Administrators, Librarians and Staff of the James Madison University Library System (FTE just under 20,000) to observe their ongoing efforts in designing and providing training as they transition from a traditional Reference Desk service model, to a Tiered Referral System. In addition to sharing our insights as objective professional colleagues, we presented an overview of the ULS Intern Training Program, and facilitated a 'ready reference' and referral skills workshop for all JMU Library staff. JMU Libraries


The MobiLibrarian: Jumping the Generational/Technological Fence
Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA)
2011 Annual Conference, State College, PA (with Robin Kear)


"What's going on with Staff and Intern Training at Pitt"
Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Western PA / WV Chapter
2009 Summer Meeting, West Virginia Wesleyan College, WV (with Michael Ford, Eve Wider and Tom Twiss)