Connie Foster

Connie Foster

Editor, Serials Review, and Head
Department of Library Technical Services, Western Kentucky University Libraries
United States

“How did my first journal article come to be? In 1987, when computer technology existed in my academic library as an LD286 visual display terminal and the cathode ray tube carried a green imprint on a black screen, I thought about opinions expressed by Red Barber and Bob Edwards during a National Public Radio exchange about the struggles of computer technology.

“The upshot? I generated a brief essay, ‘The Voice of Too Many Systems.’ The editor of Kentucky Libraries published my semi-scholarly essay in volume 51, number 3 of the journal.”

A tenured professor at Western Kentucky University, Connie in 1978 joined the faculty in the university’s Department of Library Technical Services and in 2002 became head of the department. For WKU, she also serves as serials coordinator, and she is a past president of the North American Serials Interest Group. In 1999, she received the Outstanding Academic Librarian Award from the Kentucky Library Association. Connie earned a master’s degree in English from the University of Tennessee and a master’s in library science from Vanderbilt University. Following serving as “Looking Back” column editor for Kentucky Libraries from 1992 to 1999, she became editor of Serials Review in 2001.

Selected Bibliography
Foster, C. (1997). The impact of the Faxon company on the serials community, 1881-1996. In Advances in Serials Management (Vol. 6, pp.187-236). Greenwich, CT: JAI Press.
Foster, C. (1998). Charles W. Bishop: The man behind Coden. Serials Review, 24 (3/4), 122-130.
Foster, C. (1999). Professional growth of librarians. Kentucky Libraries, 63 (3), 4-9.
Foster, C. (2005). Guest editorial; NASIG celebrates the big 20!

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