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.
Anne Marie Casey is currently the Hunt Library Director at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU). Prior to this she worked at the libraries of Central Michigan University, National University in San Diego, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and the Springfield (MA) City Library. She received a Ph.D. in Managerial Leadership in the Information Professions from Simmons University and an AMLS from the University of Michigan.
Anne’s dissertation research focused on strategic priorities. She has led successful strategic planning at ERAU and was actively engaged in the development of the last two NEFLIN strategic plans. Anne has a strong interest in assisting other libraries in their strategic planning and organizational development efforts either informally as a colleague or formally as a paid consultant. Anne has a passion for open access and leads the institutional repository team at ERAU (commons.erau.edu). She also has considerable expertise in the provision of library services to distance learners.
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.
My Name is Misty, and I currently work at the Bradford County Public Library. I started working in the library system in 2002-2004 in Union County. I then left for other adventures, but then returned in 2011. I am wildly known as the “Cardboard Queen.” If I dream it, I can build it, no matter how big or small. I am over the Children’s Dept. where I lead Preschool Storytime as well as middle school special education. I do outreach to the school system and community. I am currently the Children’s Interest Group leader for NEFLIN.
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.
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.
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.
I started my work in public libraries with Alachua County Library District in 2004, and have worked at small and large branches, before working as a Reference Librarian in Adult Services at our Headquarters Branch. I started my current position as eBranch Manager in 2013, overseeing the library’s website, digital media, and social media with the help of two librarians. For the past couple years, I’ve been working on making accessibility improvements to our online services and always enjoy digging into all sorts of statistics and strategic planning.
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.