August 28th, 2000. The electronic newsletter of the University Library, University of South Alabama, published irregularly as a service to the University Community.

Vickey L. Baggott

On August 15th the University Library welcomed Vickey Baggott, the new Documents/Serial Librarian. The library staff is still trying to figure out how we are going to distinguish in conversation the two librarians on the Second Floor: Vicki Tate, the head of Documents/Serials from the newly arrived Vickey Baggott!

Here Vickey Baggott introduces herself to the USA community:

I'm a REAL Florida cracker. I took my BA in Elementary Education at Stetson University in DeLand, FL. I have an unaccredited MLS from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC with an emphasis in School Librarianship and an ALA-MLS from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg with an emphasis in Government Documents and Library Administration.

I student-taught in Kindergarten and 1st grade at the Ormond Beach Elementary School in Daytona Beach, FL and 2nd grade at the Yokohama International School in Yokohama, Japan. I also taught at the Missionary Dependent's School at the Gaza Baptist Hospital in the Gaza Strip (while it was part of Israeli occupied territory).

My professional library career started in the Cataloging Department of the Mississippi College School of Law Library in Clinton, and later Jackson, MS. After graduating from USM, I went to the Eastern Kentucky University Libraries in Richmond, KY, serving first as a cataloger and then as Assistant Documents/Law librarian.

I've helped establish libraries (some with my mother) in Crestview and Navarre, FL; Tokyo and Yokohama, Japan; Quito and La Merced, Ecuador; and Ramalla City, Gaza Strip via Israel. Places I have NOT lived or visited: Africa (except the Sinai Peninsula) and Australia (although I'd love to go there). I'm a PK (preacher's kid), an NB (Navy brat), a CB (Chaplain's brat) and a second generation librarian--my mother was once the ILL librarian for the USM-Gulfport campus library. I've lived in/visited most of the continental United States, Canada, Mexico, Ecuador, Japan, Hong Kong, England, France, Italy, Israel, and Greece. I collect foreign dolls and coins, Beanie Babies, and SciFi videos. I enjoy singing first soprano or second alto in church and community choirs, performing/ working in community theatre productions, and going "home" to my folks every chance I get. They built their "retirement home" seven blocks from the Gulf of Mexico. I already miss the cool mountain breezes of KY, but I WON'T miss the snow.

Vickey L. Baggott
phone: 334-460-7024
Documents/Serials Ref. Librarian
fax: 334-461-1628
vbaggott@jaguar1.usouthal.edu

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