Orolando Duffus

Business Librarian

Librarian

Orolando  Duffus
Phone:
713-743-8750
Department:
Liaison Services
Subjects:
  • Marketing & Entrepreneurship
  • Information & Logistics Technology
  • Finance
  • Economics
  • Decision & Information Science
  • Business Administration
  • Accounting

Orolando Duffus

Business Librarian

Librarian

About

Orolando Duffus is the Business Librarian and Liaison to the departments of Information & Logistics Technology, Finance, Accountancy and Taxation, Decision and Information Science, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Athletics, Economics, and MBA. He works closely with faculty in his liaison areas to conduct course-based information sessions, schedule research consultations, and manage the electronic and print collections.

Background

Orolando Duffus recently moved to Houston-Texas from Greensboro-North Carolina. He grew up on the island of Jamaica where he lived most of his childhood. He studied library science and business at North Carolina Central University and Saint Augustine’s university respectively and proceeded to work in academic libraries assuring users’ delight. Passionate about social and small business entrepreneurship, the transition into business librarianship was a natural fit. With guidance, leadership and training from numerous mentors, Orolando improved his craft and started a new position as a Business Librarian at the University of Houston in 2016. In his free time, Orolando loves to go bike riding and be outdoors. He loves to volunteer and get involved with his community in any way that positively impacts those who are socially and economically disadvantaged.

Education

North Carolina Central University (2011-2013)
MLS | Libraries

Saint Augustine's University (2008-2011)
BBA | Business

Works

Assessing UNC-Greensboro’s Reference Interns Program: Enhancing the employability of LIS students. (10-23-2017)
Journal: College & Research Libraries News
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5860/crln.78.5.259

The library as an incubator for multicultural awareness and engagement: Cultivating shared experiences (10-23-2016)
Journal: College & Research Libraries News
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5860/crln.77.9.9551