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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.