Q & A with an Owen Staff Member

Rahn Huber, Business Librarian and Business Information Service Manager at Walker Management Library

From the Spring 2009 edition of Vanderbilt Business

QHow can alumni benefit from the career resources at the Walker Management Library?

AThe Walker Management Library and staff at Owen are one of the lifetime annuities for alumni. We regularly go the extra mile to support alumni with their business challenges. We offer help doing needed research for job hunting and career planning. For local alumni, the physical doors are open. For alumni around the world, we’re just an e-mail or phone call away. Working with Owen’s Career Management Center, we provide alumni with access to career and business research databases, traditional books on job hunting, resume and cover letter writing, as well as information about specific companies and places to live.

QWhat is the Business Information Service and who has access to it?


AThe Business Information Service (BIS) of the Walker Management Library provides fee-based research for corporations and individuals. We also give free information consulting advice to help you find what you need quickly. If you need in-depth or complex help, we’re happy to discuss options and what we can do for you. When fees are appropriate, they’ll be discussed in advance and are lower for alumni than for those with no Vanderbilt affiliation. Examples of our services include: customized research using world-class business resources; help tracking or learning about markets, customers or competitors; and providing copies of published information, such as reports or journal articles. Contact us to see what’s best for you and your organization.

QWhat other services and learning opportunities does the library provide to the Owen community?

AThe library and staff offer a host of services: If it relates to information, we can probably help. We offer information consulting to develop research strategies that help you with your information problems. We can explain where and how to find information on just about any topic and can often recommend targeted and relevant resources. As a service to the Owen community, we’ve negotiated alumni access to a select group of databases. If you’ve used them and can’t find what you need, we still may be able to help. Our staff has more than 60 years combined real-world business and library research experience, so contact us to take advantage of it. With a valid VU Alumni ID card, you also have book-borrowing privileges. For more information about Owen Alumni library services, please see the library page. When in doubt, just ask us and see what we can do. We’re always glad to hear from you!

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