Collins Memorial Library

Staff Profile: Peggy Firman

Peggy Firman is the Associate Director for Resource Management Services in Collins Library.  She serves as a member of the Library's management team, providing leadership to and participating in policy formulation and decision making processes.

Prior to coming to the University of Puget Sound, Firman worked in the Los Angeles area for Disney and for Savage Information Services where she had the good fortune to work with a number of different clients.  She also worked as a reference librarian at Lewis and Clark College and for Blackwell North America, book and library services vendor.


  • BA, Linguistics: University of Oregon
  • MLS, Library Science: University of Oregon

Professional Development Activities

  • Orbis Cascade Alliance Collaborative Workforce Institutional Representative, June 2015-
  • Orbis Cascade Alliance Consortial Alma Collection Development Working Group, August 2015-
  • Orbis Cascade Alliance Shared ILS Technical Services Team Training Group, October 2012-December 2014
  • Orbis/Cascade Collaborative Technical Services Team Shared ILS Preparation Team, Feb. 2012-June 2012
  • Orbis/Cascade Collaborative Technical Services Team, Automated Cataloging & Acquisitions Working Group, March 2011-Nov. 2011
  • Evaluator for Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, 2007-

Selected Recent Institutional Service

  • Academic Leadership Team, 2012-
  • Honor Court, 2009-2013
  • Sexual Misconduct Board, 2009-2013
  • Diversity Communication Implementation Task Force, 2008-2010
  • NITLE Liaison for University of Puget Sound, 2006-2009
  • Harassment Response Committee, 2005- 2008 (Chair, 2005/06)