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.
Caroline has a BA and MA in Historical Studies from the University of Texas at Dallas in Richardson, Texas and a MLIS from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. Caroline enjoys the histories of both the United Kingdom and the United States particularly English Colonies up to the Civil War. She has worked for the Alachua County Library District since August 2011 and has advanced from a page to a librarian in that time. Caroline is currently a Reference Librarian and is also the district’s Genealogy Librarian. Her interest historically are the American Revolution and War of 1812. She also loves assisting patrons with their genealogical needs. Caroline is a member of the Alachua County Genealogical Society and assists them with arranging for speakers for their meetings. Genealogically wise, Caroline has been beating her head against a brick wall trying to trace her mother’s paternal side but with the last name Scott, that task is daunting. On Caroline’s paternal side, everything has gone smoothly. Caroline spent the 2021 Thanksgiving week successfully researching her paternal grandfather’s land in Louisiana. If only all searches could go so smoothly!! Besides history and genealogy, Caroline enjoys stress releasing crafts (crocheting and bead weaving) and spends a lot of time on her iPad putting together computer puzzles (She highly recommends the app Magic Puzzles). When Caroline isn’t crafting, she love reading Science Fiction and Fantasy particularly Anne McCaffrey and Jodi Taylor but really anything with spacecrafts and/or wizards.
Raymond has worked in several library environments – public libraries (special collections, neighborhood branches, digitization), academic (special collections, general reference) and special (radio and television marketing research) in Florida, South Carolina and Virginia. His academic background (dual degree in Art & Art History) brings a unique way of thinking to designing promotional materials for library displays and events. A lifetime as a comic book reader and collector lends insight to developing graphic novel collections.
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.
Started my Seminole State College career as a part-time member of the Information Services Desk staff in August 2008 and been working in the Library Resources and Digital Services (formerly known as Technical Services) department since October 2011. I have learned copy cataloging and hands-on training in original cataloging using the Library of Congress call number style of classification. I have also learned RDA cataloging as well. On the Archives side, I am responsible for physical archives as well as digitizing them for a future home.