Winthrop University: University College Profile - Mays, Antje

Name:   Antje Mays, M.L.I.S., M.B.A. 
Title:   Honors Program Webmaster/Professor and Head of Monograph & AV Acquisitions, Dacus Library 
Education:  Ed.D., California Coast University
M.B.A., California Coast University
M.L.I.S., University of South Carolina
B.A., Liberal Arts, (History & Foreign Languages), Excelsior College
Office:   103 Dacus Library, Technical Services, Main Floor  
Phone:   803/323-2274  
Area(s):  Library Collections, Curricular Support, Accreditation, Assessment, Data, Education & Training, the Role of Information in Society


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Antje Mays joined the Winthrop's library faculty in 1999 where she oversees all aspects of the ordering department's operations. As a manager, she has streamlined operations by introducing vendors' e-business tools and automating budget histories. Her work of selecting books and videos for Winthrop's academic programs is at the intersection of the university's teaching mission and the library's role of curricular support, as is her work with accreditations, assessment, as well as collection evaluation and enhancements to meet shifting needs of evolving academic programs. She provides thought leadership and data analysis to library support for accreditations, program reviews and redesign, and new programs across all areas taught at undergraduate and graduate levels. Active in a variety of database design, data analysis and visualization, she explores library and industry trends and also provides information for myriad external data reporting as needs arise.  Her database programming is visible, for example, in the library's data-driven new acquisitions & gifts website, and the library's benchmarking and collection analysis. As a teacher, her library research classes and online research guides span many areas including business, arts and design, and environmental sciences at undergraduate and graduate levels. She led a collaborative grant designed to teach Education and Spanish majors how to teach Spanish to preschoolers and is currently leading a training grant. Experienced in libraries, training, business, web design, art  and design, language translation and multilingual research, she brings broad perspectives to connecting students with knowledge. Working with the Honors Program since 1999, she designed the Honors Program's first website in 2005 and continues to serve as webmaster.

Her published and presented research includes library/information strategies related to university-program accreditations and curricular standards, assessment, fundraising, business models and technologies in libraries, and the role of information in society. Her current Ed.D. dissertation research explores human capital strategies around the world and applies hands-on instructional methods to work-related training. She takes an active role in marketing and outreach and frequently represents the library at Winthrop's undergraduate and graduate studies' recruiting events. A regular presenter at the Charleston Conference for acquisitions librarians, she has also spoken at the Association of College and Research Libraries conference and by invitation at the South Carolina Library Association conference. As elected chair of the Friends of Dacus Library board for two terms, she shepherded the membership fundraising organization through the recession, streamlined operations, and oversaw a successful leadership transition. She served several Metrolina Library Association board terms as treasurer and webmaster. She also donates art to fundraisers and off-campus interests include microenterprise and helping people in need.

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