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Bethany Latham

Duties & Responsibilities

Serves as Federal Depository Library Coordinator. Selects, acquires, and catalogs U.S. Government depository documents and maintains the collection; co-web administrator for the Library's web site; maintains the Library's Government Documents web pages.

Normal Working Hours

Fall, Spring, May & Summer Sessions | Monday-Friday: 7:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.


Bethany Latham holds a B.A. in History from JSU, graduating magna cum laude with special honors in history in 2001. She received her Master of Library and Information Studies from The University of Alabama in 2003. She is a member of the Phi Alpha Theta International History Honor Society, and the Beta Phi Mu Library and Information Studies Honor Society.

She is currently the Internet Editor, as well as a regular reviewer, for Reference Reviews, and she serves as Managing Editor of The Historical Novels Review. She is also a regular contributor to the EBSCO NoveList database.

Selected Publications:

  • Latham, Bethany. Elizabeth I in Film and Television: A Study of the Major Portrayals. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., Inc., 2011.
Peer-Reviewed Articles
  • Stevens, Kimberly; Bevis, Mary; Latham, Bethany, and Poe, Jodi. "E-Resources Workflow Management." Information Outlook, 14(6): September 2010.
  • Stevens, Kimberly Weatherford and Latham, Bethany. "Giving Voice to the Past: Digitizing Oral History." OCLC Systems and Services: International Digital Library Perspectives. 2009 (25:3): 212-220.
  • Poe, Jodi and Latham Skaggs, Bethany. "Course Reserves: Using Blackboard for E-Reserves Delivery." Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve, 18 (1).
  • Latham Skaggs, Bethany; Poe, Jodi Welch and Stevens, Kimberly Weatherford. "One-Stop Shopping: A Perspective on the Evolution of Electronic Resources Management." OCLC Systems and Services: International Digital Library Perspectives 22 (3) 2006: 192-206.
  • Latham Skaggs, Bethany. "Assessing an Integrated Government Documents Collection." Collection Building 25 (1) January 2006:14-18.
  • Graham, John-Bauer; Latham Skaggs, Bethany and Stevens, Kimberly Weatherford. "Digitizing a Gap: A Case Study in the History of a Statewide Repository Project." Reference Services Review 3 (33) March 2005: 337-345.
Book Chapters
  • Latham, Bethany and Poe, Jodi. "Evaluation and Selection of New Format Materials: Electronic Resources." Book chapter in Our New Public, A Changing Clientele: Bewildering Issues or New Challenges for Managing Libraries? Westport, Conn.: Libraries Unlimited, 2008. 257-265.
  • Poe, Jodi; Bevis, Mary; Graham, John-Bauer; Latham, Bethany and Stevens, Kimberly. "Sharing the Albatross of Electronic Resources Workflow." Book chapter in Electronic Resource Management in Libraries: Research and Practice. Hershey, Penn.: IGI Global, 2008. 71-89.
Magazine/Periodical Articles
  • Latham, Bethany. "Strange Bedfellows: Historical Fiction and Forensic Medicine." Historical Novels Review 43 (February 2008)
  • Latham, Bethany. "Chile, Conquest, Courage, and Love: An Interview with Isabel Allende." Historical Novels Review 39 (February 2007): 5-6
  • Latham, Bethany. "History and Film: Cinema Gloriana: Queen Elizabeth I in Film." Historical Novels Review 39 (February 2007): 3-4
  • Latham Skaggs, Bethany. "History and Film: Three Versions of Austen's Pride and Prejudice." Historical Novels Review 36 (May 2006): 3-4
  • Latham Skaggs, Bethany. "Murder in the Grove and Other Offerings." Solander: The Magazine of the Historical Novel Society 19 (Spring 2006)
  • Latham Skaggs, Bethany. "NextGen: Happily (Mostly) Ever After." Library Journal January 2006 (131:1): 66
  • Latham, Bethany M. "The Genealogist and the Library: an Interesting Partnership." The Alabama Librarian 2003 (53:1): 12-16


  • Stevens, Kimberly and Latham, Bethany. "Giving Voice to the Past: Digitizing Oral Histories at Jacksonville State University." Alabama Library Association Convention, Auburn, AL, April 8, 2009.
  • Latham, Bethany and Graham, John-Bauer. "Assessing Government Documents Collections: An Integrated Approach." Federal Depository Library Conference and Depository Library Council Meeting, Arlington, VA, October 20, 2008.
  • Latham, Bethany and Poe, Jodi. "Alabama Virtual Library Teacher Resources." Alabama Educational Technology Conference, Birmingham, AL, June 17, 2008.
  • Stevens, Kimberly and Latham, Bethany. "Giving Voice to the Past: Digitizing Oral Histories at Jacksonville State University." Presentation at Alabama SoliNET Users Group Meeting, JSU,  March 14, 2008.
  • Latham Skaggs, Bethany and Stevens, Kimberly Weatherford. "Mentoring and Tenure." ALLA Convention, Florence, AL, April 26, 2006.
  • Latham Skaggs, Bethany and Stevens, Kimberly Weatherford. "Mentoring and Tenure." SELA Convention, University and College Libraries Panel on Promotion and Tenure Issues, Memphis, TN, April 6, 2006.
  • Latham Skaggs, Bethany. "Surviving the Tenure Process." ALLA Convention, NMRT Program, Birmingham, AL, April 21, 2005.
  • Latham Skaggs, Bethany. "The Government Printing Office." Jacksonville State University, February 2004.


  • University Travel Grant ($750.00), 2008
  • University Travel Grant ($750.00), 2006
  • Frances Coleman/Thomson Gale Conference Grant ($500), 2006
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