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Jean Rick: Staff

Jean Rick

Jean Rick
Research and Instruction Librarian

919-760-8383
rickj@meredith.edu
Responsibilities
  • Reference and research assistance
  • Liason for the Biology; Chemistry, Physics and Geoscience; Exercise and Sport Sciences; and Psychology Departments
  • Collection development
  • Information literacy instruction
  • Manage library subscriptions for magazines, newspapers and journals
  • Information technology
Education
  • BA, Psychology Major, English Minor Wittenberg University, 1982
  • Master of Science in Library Science, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1984
  • Master of Arts in Sociology, West Texas State University, 1994
Personal Statement

I am happiest when helping students understand complex library resources and using those resources to retrieve the best information for that student’s needs. Throughout my career I have worked in smaller, predominantly undergraduate institutions and enjoy the one-on-one student contact that such institutions provide.

I was born and raised in West Virginia, went to school in Ohio and North Carolina. I have held reference positions at Ouachita Baptist University, West Texas State University and Meredith College. In Arkansas, I was elected an officer of the state library association. During my tenure as archivist for the North Carolina Library Association, I significantly increased the number of organizational records available to the public

In my spare time I enjoy showing my cats, taking mission trips with my church, and serving breakfast at Cornhuskin’.