Mike Persick

Biography

I started working in libraries as an undergraduate here at Haverford, then took a full-time position in Cataloging upon graduating. I left to get my Library Masters in 1993, then returned to the area in 1995 and worked on developing a database of subject terms for Haverford’s and two other local Quaker history libraries. I returned to working in a full-time position for Haverford in 1996, then moved into a professional position here in 2000, focusing on Acquisitions. Major projects I have participated in here have included helping to design, implement, and develop the joint Tri-College approval plan for book selection, a system that allows a unique degree of collaboration among the subject specialists of the three colleges; and more recently implementing and refining the demand-driven acquisitions program for e-books, also a Tri-College project. I enjoy analyzing projects like these to look for inefficiencies and to better serve the needs of library users and fellow staff.

I ran on the track team as an undergraduate at Haverford under coach Tom Donnelly.

Education

M.L.S., Syracuse University

B.A. in Mathematics, Haverford College