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John F. Reed Library
Fort Lewis College
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, CO 81301
Technical Services Librarian
About Michael Bovée
Michael Bovée, the Technical Services Librarian at Reed Library, spent most of his youth in Albuquerque before moving to Denver in 2010 to study philosophy at Regis University. Although Michael primarily completed coursework pertaining to political philosophy and applied ethics while at Regis, his academic interests are broad and he continually strives to form a more inclusive, more comprehensive worldview. Compelled by the idea that it would be a profession conducive to the lifelong pursuit of knowledge, Michael decided to become a librarian shortly after graduating from Regis and attained a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Denver in the spring of 2017. Besides formal learning, some of Michael’s interests are distance running, rock climbing, spending time in nature, and playing chess (poorly).
Access Services Librarian
About Lauren Graves
Lauren Graves, a native Texan, is the Access Services Librarian at Reed Library. This position entails managing circulation, course reserve, and stacks management aspects of the library to support the continuously evolving needs of the library’s users. Before moving to Durango, Lauren worked at several art museums in the Dallas area and taught vinyasa yoga classes as a registered yoga instructor.
Collection Development Librarian
Selected Publications and Presentations
“Considering FERPA Requirements for Library Patron Databases within a Consortial Environment,” Journal of Access Services, 2016
“Strengthening On-Campus Relationships via an Annual Student Art Commission,” Journal of Library Innovation, 2012
“Connecting the Library’s Patron Database to Campus Administrative Software: Simplifying the Library’s Accounts Receivable Process,” Journal of Access Services, 2010
“Tracking Repetitive Use of Electronic Reserve Items: Using Electronic Reserves Repetitive Use Information to Help Gauge Copyright Compliance,” Library Hi Tech News, 2009
About Astrid Oliver
Campus Copyright Librarian
Electronic Resources Librarian
About Valeria Skarbek
Valeria Skarbek is the Electronic Resources Librarian where she manages databases and assists with providing instruction and reference. She joined the college in 2014 as the Assessment Coordinator. Prior to joining Fort Lewis College, Valeria taught middle and high school English/Language Arts online at Colorado Connections Academy. She also taught middle school Language Arts in Norwalk, CT and Language Arts and Social Studies in Schenectady, NY.
Instruction and Reference Librarian
“Data Visualization as a Communication Tool,” Library Hi Tech News, 2015
“I mentor my d@mned self,” presented at the i2c2 Conference, Manchester, UK, 2014
“New Perspectives in Leadership: Helping your New Librarians Self-Mentor,” Library Leadership & Management, 2014
“Curb Your Enthusiasm? Essential Guidance for Noob Academic Librarians,” panel presentation at the Association of College and Research Libraries Conference, Indianapolis, IN, 2013
“One Size Fits No One: Embedded Librarian Programs in the University System of Georgia,” panel presentation at the Georgia Council of Media Organizations, Athens, GA, 2011
About Ginger Williams
Ginger is an Instruction and Reference Librarian at Reed Library. She joined the Fort Lewis College team in 2015. Ginger graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor's degree in Letters. She then attended Florida State University where she earned a Master of Science in Library and Information Studies.