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.
As a Minnesota native, I have an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a minor in Business Computer Information Systems from St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, MN. Currently, I work in the duPont-Ball Library at Stetson University. I obtained my MBA in May 2020 from Stetson University.
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.
Patrick Reakes is the Senior Associate Dean, Scholarly Resources and Services for the University of Florida (UF) George A. Smathers Libraries. His previous roles at UF include Associate Dean, Chair of the Humanities & Social Sciences Library, Chair of Departmental Libraries and Head of the Neuharth Journalism Library. Prior to coming to UF he was a law librarian and adjunct instructor at Florida Coastal School of Law and visiting Business Librarian at Florida State University. He holds an MLIS from Florida State University and a B.S. in Journalism/Public Relations from the University of Florida.
Patrick was chosen as a fellow in the selective Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Research Library Leadership Fellows Program and is a graduate of both the Harvard University Leadership Institute for Academic Libraries (LIAL) program and the General Motors Dealership Management Academy. His research interests focus on historic newspaper digitization and preservation and he currently serves as the principle investigator for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) National Digital Newspaper Program project, the largest single grant ever awarded to the University of Florida Libraries.
Debra Rodensky has a BA in Legal Studies from Quinnipiac University and a MLS from the University of South Florida. She has worked as a librarian at the Museum of Science & Industry in Tampa, the Veterinary Library at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and the Horticulture Library at Walt Disney World before joining the Research Department at ERAU’s Hunt Library in 2001. She now works as a Scholarly Communication Librarian who assists faculty, students, and staff with adding their research works to the institutional repository. When not in the library, you will find her either running or writing.
Susan Ryan holds the first Stetson University endowed dean position – the Betty Drees Johnson Dean of the duPont-Ball Library & Learning Technologies. She administers a staff of seven faculty librarians and 14 support staff. She is responsible for all areas of library administration, including library strategic planning, budgets, development, and marketing. She serves on the Cabinets of both the Stetson President and Provost.
Ryan’s most recent publications and presentations have focused on innovation and emerging learning technologies. The library has won two innovation awards for 3D printing curricular collaborations with teaching faculty and has recently expanded its Innovation Lab.
During the last few years, Ryan has increasingly focused her attention on the University archives and special collections. She serves as curator for the large Senator Max Cleland and Congressman Clay Shaw collections (which include tens of thousands of photographs and thousands of pieces of memorabilia), as well as for a number of smaller special collections. Ryan established the University’s large digital archives which stores electronic copies of University publications, photographs, and memorabilia.
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.
Christine Yip is the Access Services and Collections Manager at Marston Science Library at the University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries. She leads a unit of 9 staff members and over 15 student employees in providing patron services and collection access in an academic library serving 1.5 million visitors per year. She has 15 years of academic library experience and specializes in workflow development, team-building, and project management. Christine has hired and trained over 150 employees in a variety of project initiatives including processing over 200,000 items for offsite storage and successfully launching a circulating tool library. She holds an M.A. in Criminology, Law and Society from the University of Florida.