Goodwin, Susan Williams 1949-

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Goodwin, Susan Williams 1949-

PERSONAL:

Born March 22, 1949, in Staten Island, NY; daughter of William Carl (a naval officer) and Eunice (a nurse and homemaker) Williams; married Bradford S. Goodwin, Jr. (a research professor), August 18, 1973; children: Bradford S. III, Alison Goodwin Barnwell, Adam N. Education: Brandeis University, A.B., 1971; Simmons College, M.L.S., 1972. Religion: Lutheran. Hobbies and other interests: Photography, design, needlework.

ADDRESSES:

Home—Kingwood, TX. Office— Kingwood College Library, 20000 Kingwood Dr., Kingwood, TX 77339. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Special librarian at a naval shipyard in Portsmouth, NH, 1973-76; substitute teacher in Montgomery County, MD, and Humble Intermediate School District in TX, between 1985 and 1992; Kingwood College, Kingwood, TX, reference librarian, 1992—, cocreator of American Cultural History: 20th Century Web site, 1999, and American Cultural History: 19th Century Web site, 2004.

MEMBER:

College and Research Libraries Association, Texas Library Association.

AWARDS, HONORS:

Writing awards, North Harris Montgomery Community College District, 2000, for the American Cultural History: 20th Century Web site, 2002, for 99 Jumpstarts to Research: Topic Guides for Finding Information on Current Issues, and 2004, for 99 Jumpstarts for Kids: Getting Started in Research.

WRITINGS:

(With Peggy J. Whitley and Catherine Olson) 99 Jumpstarts to Research: Topic Guides for Finding Information on Current Issues, Libraries Unlimited (Westport, CT), 2001.

(With Peggy J. Whitley) 99 Jumpstarts for Kids: Getting Started in Research, Libraries Unlimited (Westport, CT), 2003.

(With Peggy J. Whitley) 99 Jumpstarts for Kids' Science Research, Libraries Unlimited (Westport, CT), 2006.

(With Peggy J. Whitley) 99 Jumpstarts for Kids' Social Studies Reports: Research Help for Grades 3-8, Libraries Unlimited (Westport, CT), 2007.

SIDELIGHTS:

Susan Williams Goodwin told CA: "As college librarians, Peggy Whitley and I repeatedly receive requests from students for help in researching current, controversial issues. We searched for books that would serve this purpose but were unable to find any suitable texts. So, as we found good sources, we would make a note of them. Over time these notes grew into a ‘Current Issues Notebook.’ Students and teachers alike were excited about the assistance available, and we realized that a reference book of this type was sorely needed. The first book in the series brought accolades from high school librarians and requests from middle school librarians for something similar at a younger level."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

School Library Journal, March, 2002, Mary Lankford, review of 99 Jumpstarts to Research: Topic Guides for Finding Information on Current Issues, p. 263; June, 2004, Ann Joslin, review of 99 Jumpstarts for Kids: Getting Started in Research, p. 183.

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