Since the Fall of 2006, Deborah has served as Librarian (Engineering) at the Humphreys Engineer Center Support Activity Library of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which supports the Headquarters of the Corps of Engineers. Deborah serves as the project manager for the USACE Cooperative Digital Library and is embedded part-time in the USACE Strategy and Integration Office. In addition to providing research support, she works to facilitate Communities of Practice and to develop knowledge management initiatives. Deborah joined the Army in the Fall of 2003, initially working for the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center, the Army’s historical library and archives. Prior to working for the Army, Deborah served in cataloging and reference positions at several public universities and private colleges.
Deborah is very actively involved in furthering the work of Military and Federal Libraries. She is a member of the Special Libraries Association, where she serves on the board of the Military Libraries Division. She serves on the FLICC/Fedlink Preservation and Digitization Working Group, leading the Survey Committee which is taking a census of federal libraries and finding out about their digitization activities. Deborah is also involved on several working groups of the Army Library Steering Committee.
Deborah received her A.B. from Mount Holyoke College, studying Chemistry and History. She holds an M.L.I.S. from Rosary College and an M.A. in History from the Pennsylvania State University. Her professional interests include taxonomies and metadata, knowledge management, and the development of leadership skills among information professionals. She is a strong believer in continual learning and post-professional education for librarians.