Brittnee Fisher, Ed.D. is a Public Services Librarian at St. Johns River State College where she has worked since 2010. Aside from her role as a librarian, Brittnee also teaches a Pathways to College Success course for SJR State that teaches new college students many skills that will aid them as they continue their academic journey. Brittnee holds a B.A. from the University of Central Florida, an M.L.I.S. from the University of South Florida, and an Ed.D. from the University of West Florida. She is excited to begin teaching for the University of West Florida this spring as an adjunct for undergrad and graduate courses.Outside of work Brittnee enjoys giving back to her community by volunteering. For fun, you might find Brittnee with a book in her hand or spending time with her extended family.
Decades of academic library experience; focused on management/leadership, reference, information literacy instruction, and assessment. Presented papers at Computers in Libraries, American Library Association, Florida Library Association, and Florida Reading Council. At Eastern Florida State College, in addition to participating on many collegewide and library committees, I collaborated on the design and construction supervision of the new library and other campus buildings; served as the college’s Tenure and Professional Development Council Chair; and most recently facilitated the development of the college’s Copyright policies and procedures, including co-presenting a workshop on Copyright Law in Education to faculty and staff.
Maria Atilano is the Student Outreach Librarian at the University of North Florida’s Thomas G. Carpenter Library in Jacksonville, Florida. She began working in academic libraries in 2002 as a student employee while studying at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Before becoming a librarian, Maria held staff positions as Library Services Specialist in Public Services and Sr. Library Services Associate in Special Collections at UNF. She graduated with her MLIS from Florida State University in 2012. Maria’s professional interests include social media, marketing, student outreach, and instruction. To view Maria’s publications and presentations, please visit her SelectedWorks page: https://works.bepress.com/maria_atilano/
I have worked for the University of Florida Libraries for over 25 years. I started as a Senior Secretary and have worked in various departments such as Serials Check-In, Binding, Reference and Course Reserves. I currently work in Interlibrary Loan and I am the Genealogy Specialist for the University of Florida libraries. I have family in Hungary and Slovakia and I speak and read Hungarian and Czech and I am still learning Slovak.
Tara Tobin Cataldo is the Biological/Life Science Librarian and Science Collections Coordinator at the University of Florida’s George A. Smathers Libraries. She provides research and instructional support to the life science departments at the university, directs the collections’ operations of the Marston Science Library and serves on the group that manages the libraries’ multi-million dollar collections budget. Her research focuses on the use of digital information in higher education. Tara has her B.S. in Biology from the University of Tampa, her M.L.S. from the University of South Florida and she has been an academic librarian for 20 years.
Adam Chalmers is the System and Digital Technologies Librarian at the University of North Florida’s Thomas G. Carpenter Library. He started his library career working for the Brevard County Public Libraries in 2014 and developed an interest in improving library technology. While completing his master’s degree, he started working as a Library Coordinator for Access Services at the UNF library in 2017. Adam enjoys the challenges of troubleshooting library systems and implementing new technology to ensure a positive library user experience.
Sarah Coates earned a B.A. and M.A. in English Literature from Wright State University with an emphasis on Anglo-Saxon literature and Modern and Contemporary British Literature. She received her M.L.I.S. from the University of Oklahoma with an emphasis on digital collections and academic librarianship.
After teaching freshman composition for five years, she worked at Oklahoma State University Libraries in the Special Collections and University Archives department from 2011-2018. In 2018, she took a position as the University Archives Associate at the University of Florida.
John W. Daniels, Jr., is Teaching & Learning Librarian and adjunct professor of Humanities at Flagler College. He also serves as professor of Old Testament for the Ministry Formation Program of the Diocese of St. Augustine, Florida. He is the author of Gossiping Jesus (Pickwick 2013) and “Engendering Gossip in Galatians 2:11-14: The Social Dynamics of Honor, Shame, Performance, and Gossip” (Biblical Theology Bulletin 47.3, 2017). – Adapted from The Ancient Mediterranean: A Sourcebook, Forthcoming (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., May 2020).
I hold a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Central Florida and Master of Science in Library and Information Studies from the Florida State University.
I am the Electronic Services Librarian for Hunt Library at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida. My responsibilities include developing and maintaining the library website and intranet, coordinating access to online resources, administering online library services, managing social media, and general technology support.
My library areas of interest are website development, library intranets, electronic resource access, online library services, institutional repositories, and emerging technologies. I write about these topics on my Library Technology Launchpad website.
Shannon Dew is the Director of Online Library Services at the Florida State College at Jacksonville. Her previous positions include; Associate Dean, Adjunct Faculty Librarian and Professor at FSCJ, Educational Media Specialist with the St. Johns County School District, and Senior Librarian and Branch Manager with the Jacksonville Public Library. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Michigan State University and a Master’s Degree from the University of Arizona in Information Resources and Library Sciences. In her role, she participates in strategic planning of the Library and Learning Commons and has oversight of the Online Library Services which can include; management of the library web presence, database resources, and OER collaboration.
I am the Director of Library Services at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, where I have worked for 10 years. I have my master’s degree in library and information science from the University of South Carolina, and an education doctorate in higher education leadership from Walden University. Previously, I served on the NEFLIN Board of Directors. My experiences in my job, as well as on the NEFLIN board, have helped me hone my skills in strategic planning, budgeting, and outcomes assessment. I also have experience working with various types of academic libraries, myself being the long-time director of the library at a for-profit, health sciences university. My research has focused on academic leadership topics including organizational learning, employee engagement, and innovation.
Twanna Hodge (she/her/hers) is the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Librarian at the University of Florida Libraries. She holds an MLIS from the University of Washington and a BA in Humanities from the University of the Virgin Islands. Her research and professional interests are diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility issues and efforts in the LIS curriculum and workplace, library residencies and fellowships, cultural humility in librarianship, and the retention of underrepresented and BIPOC library staff in librarianship. She is a 2013 Spectrum Scholar and 2018 ALA Emerging Leader. She is the National Conference of African American Librarians XI Conference Programming Committee co-chair, Association of College and Research Libraries Residency Interest Group – Social Media and Communications team leader, and more.
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Lynn Mayfield holds a Masters degree in Library and Information Studies from Florida State University and a Bachelors degree in Secondary Education. She has over 30 years of experience in education from K-12 to Higher Education, 10 of those years as a School Media Specialist, and since 2008, as an Academic Librarian. She chairs the Keiser University Library Policy Committee and is a member of the Keiser University Curriculum Committee. Her experience in event planning comes from directing both church and school plays, and from facilitating school reading events such as Young Reader’s Day, Teen Read Week, and Library Week. Lynn has experience in most facets of librarianship as she has always worked in a small library; therefore, she has ordered materials, catalogued them, balanced budgets, managed library aides, weeded to meet accreditation standards, taught weekly library classes K-6 and periodic research classes on the high school and college levels, and participated in several accreditation visit preparations on both the K-12 and college levels as well as programmatic accreditations. She has also served as the Jacksonville Campus Teaching & Learning Coordinator since 2011.
Tom Messner has served in academic libraries for almost three decades in public and private universities and colleges in Florida and Oklahoma. He currently serves as the Executive Dean of the Library and Learning Commons at Florida State College at Jacksonville, one of the largest higher education institutions in the nation. He has previously held Director positions at Barry University in Miami, Florida, and Northeastern State University in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. He began his career in higher education as a business librarian at the University of Tulsa, in Tulsa. Oklahoma. He received his MLIS degree from the University of Oklahoma.
He has served in several leadership positions in state and regional library professional organizations including Florida’s South East Florida Library Information Network (SEFLIN), the Members Council on Library Services (MCLS) which represents the forty public higher education institutions in Florida.
He is dedicated to helping academic libraries find ways to collaboratively fulfill the evolving needs of higher education to support student and faculty success.