Doherty Library welcomes our two newest members to the staff – David Noe, Technical Services Librarian and Ron Drees, Archivist.
David hails originally from Huntsville (that’s Alabama, not Texas) so he has a proper Southern attitude toward iced tea although his views on barbecue are a little suspect (he prefers pork to beef). David is in the process of switching his loyalties from Alabama football to Fighting Celts volleyball, soccer and basketball. David also enjoys photography. David received his undergraduate degree in American Studies from University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa and his MLS from the same university. He has most recently worked for Sirsi-Dynix, which is the company that provides our library catalog system. As Technical Services Librarian, David is not only in charge of the catalog, he’s also in charge of all databases and off-campus access to them. So don’t hesitate to contact him at email@example.com or 713-525-2183 if you’re having technical problems. He’s happy to help!
Ron Drees comes to us from the Houston Public Library where he got to work as an archivist in the beautiful Julia Ideson building next to the Central Branch downtown. He received a MLA with an emphasis in history from UST. Then he moved from reading history to preserving it and earned his MSIS from the University of Texas with an emphasis in archival enterprises. Ron originally comes from Ohio where he got an MBA from Kent State. He received his undergraduate degree at Case Western Reserve University in an area originally settled by Revolutionary War veterans given land in the (then) wild west as their only form of pay for military service – that’s the kind of thing historians know off the top of their heads. Ron is the only working member of his household for he lives with his wife Lin and his sheltie Sarah – both retired. Lin does volunteer work at a Houston hospital, and Sarah keeps busy guarding the house and yard. When he’s not working, Ron enjoys reading history. Ron welcomes anyone with needs for information on the history of UST to contact Archives at 713-525-3895 or firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also meet David and Ron at the Reference Desk. They both enjoy working directly with students and faculty as well as in their respective specialties.