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/
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.
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).
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.
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.
Katherine Moody has worked in libraries for over 18 years in special services, adult reference, and school media. She holds an M.L.I.S, is a certified Florida K12 Media Specialist and Florida Educator, and is a graduate of the Sunshine State Library Leadership institute. She served on the Northeast Florida Library Information Network Board of Directors including a term as President of the Board. Katherine is currently the upper school librarian and teaches the AP Capstone program at The Bolles School in Jacksonville, FL. She also volunteers at her children’s elementary school and enjoys spending time with her husband, children and dogs.
For nineteen years, I have been performing information literacy services, reference, instruction, supervision, collection management, and outreach. Currently, I serve as a reference, teaching, and outreach librarian at Stetson University. I supervised between 15-18 library assistants and help manage the library building as the Information Desk Librarian at Lynn University (Boca Raton).
I am a writer and content creator and have developed accessible, instructional and promotional content for public and academic libraries. In sixteen years at the Birmingham Public Library, I gained much experience working in a multi-location environment in a variety of capacities. I developed the ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with all levels of the organization. I served on the Public Relations Committee for twelve years with staff from across the entire system. I also served on the social media and Library 2.0 committee, a group dedicated to creating digital assets such as tutorials and videos for teaching, training, and promoting library resources and services. I built the Twitter account and helped with many integrated marketing campaigns, working closing with internal staff as well as outside partners throughout the city of Birmingham to promote the library’s services and to tell the library’s story.
I have been fortunate to lead the Friends of the Library; create programming; devellop strategic plans; manage outreach; and provide high-quality instruction, research, and reference.
I earned a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications from Ohio University and a master’s degree in library science from Indiana University. I have been a librarian for twenty-four years and has worked in academic or public libraries for twenty-nine years. I’ve been the director of the Proctor Library for six years, and a member of the Proctor Library staff for twenty-three years. I am currently responsible for managing and supervising all library staff (professional librarians, support staff and student library assistants), preparing and executing the annual budget of the library, approving orders of print and electronic materials and equipment in support of the College’s academic curriculum, and providing the leadership, vision and strategic direction of the Proctor Library.
Prior to my arrival at Flagler College, I began my career in libraries as a student assistant at the Alden Library at Ohio University in 1991. Upon his graduation from that institution, I was named the head of distance learning at the Batesville Memorial Public Library in Indiana in 1994. While working at this public library, I was promoted to assistant director in 1998. Over my career at Flagler College, I’ve earned the Dean’s Award for Leadership and Service twice, first in 2009 and again in 2018. I have also served as a member of the board of directors of NEFLIN (Northeast Florida Library and Information Network) from 2006-2012 and was named president of the board in 2011.
In addition to her current faculty position in the Evans Library, Ms. Odom teaches research strategies and library resources and is the library’s liaison to the College of Aeronautics.
Prior experience consists of Document Delivery Librarian, Staff Librarian and Circulation/Serials Librarian for Pierce College in Philadephia. Professional affiliations include the American Library Association, Florida Library Association, and the Library Association of Brevard (President 2000-2002).
Howdy! I started volunteering in libraries when I was twelve and have never left, and have worked/volunteered in public, academic, school, or law libraries. I have been at Flagler College since graduating with my MA in Library Science from USF in 2007, and in 2012 I founded Special Collections at Flagler College. Other duties include serving as one of the internship supervisors, creating displays, reference, instruction, preservation and disaster preparation, and being one half of the team for Meet the Collections and Curators (a twice a semester event introducing students, staff, and faculty to the items housed in the Archives or Special Collections). Special Collections has one student worker whom I supervise.
I have many interests outside of work including taking part in living history demonstrations when the opportunity arises.
I have worked in academic and public libraries and in a variety of job positions – I’ve worked in the Serials department, Reference, Government Documents, and am now working in Technical Services. I work with ILL’s and also with processing incoming books. Libraries have always fascinated me – books, periodicals, online databases, – a vast amount of knowledge waiting to be discovered.
My name is Caitlin and I am the Access Services Librarian at Flagler College, where I have worked full-time since 2014. My position encompasses a variety of things, including library research instruction, hiring and management of student employees, system administration of our Sierra ILS, graphic design and desktop publishing, outreach, and occasionally programming and displays. I act as a liaison to the behavioral sciences and art & design departments on our campus. I’m proficient in XHTML and CSS.
In my time away from the Proctor Library, I enjoy reading, writing, games, music, and spending time with my family.