Assistant Professor, Collection Management Librarian
BA in Journalism, University of South Carolina; M.S. in Library and Information Science, Florida State University.
Office: Lamson Library 105
As the Collection Management Librarian, Alice Pearman’s responsibilities include leading the library in resources selection (including individual and package journal subscriptions, databases, streaming services), license and product negotiations, vendor relations, cataloging, collection budget development and management, and collection analysis and assessment. She is also the library budget manager.
Alice shares additional responsibilities with her colleagues in Lamson Library, including providing reference services and teaching information fluency. She particularly enjoys working with first-year students to explore the complexities involved with determining the credibility of online resources.
Selected Presentations and Publications
Pearman, A. (2019). Teachers’ tales go online: Digitizing oral histories on cassette. American Archivist, 82(1),124-136.
- PSU Chapter of the Association for University Professors (AAUP): Treasurer. July 2019-June 2023
- PSU Chapter of the Association for University Professors (AAUP): Negotiating Team. Fall 2016-July 2018
- PSU Faculty Welfare Committee, 2016-2020
- Member of the First 50,000 Group and the Metadata Committee for the New Hampshire hub
of the Digital Public Library of America, 2017-2020
- Member, Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), 2010-2020
- ALCTS Preservation & Reformatting Section: Program, Planning, & Publications Committee, 2016-2018
- Organizer for Preconference held at ALA Annual Conference 2017: “Building Successful Digital Programs at Small Institutions”
- ALCTS President’s Program Committee, 2014-2015
- Awarded the 2014 ALCTS Presidential Citation at the 2014 American Library Association conference in Las Vegas, NV
- ALCTS News editor, 2011-2014