Manager, InfoNOW (Assistant Librarian)

InfoNOW, Bio-Medical Library, 316 Diehl Hall, 505 Essex St. SE
612-626-4236
tmfenton@umn.edu

www.lib.umn.edu/infonow

I joined InfoNOW @ the University of Minnesota Libraries in May of 2009. Prior to joining InfoNOW, I held a number of different professional positions conducting an array of research activities; bibliographic, market research, market analysis, competitive intelligence, due diligence, price analysis, process improvement, etc.

As a manager with InfoNOW, I am responsible for the operations of the document delivery and research services for groups and individuals not affiliated with the University of Minnesota. I am available to answer questions regarding InfoNOW services, policies, and practices. Additionally, I provide support to InfoNOW clients with research requests in the fields of industry, economics, markets, and marketing.

Professionally, I am interested in a variety of bibliographic and social science research techniques, primary and secondary. My research methods tend to blend disciplines with what I regard as a pragmatic approach. My experience as a researcher has been to acknowledge, develop, or locate the best available data, recognize the limitations of that work, and then build models that make the most sense from the evidence available.

Education

M.S.L.I.S., Library Sciences, Simmons College

B.A., Philosophy, University of Vermont