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Lisa Zilinski presents in Purdue symposium

Monday, October 8th, 2012 | Tags: , , ,
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Business Librarian Lisa Zilinski was invited to present at the Data Curation Profiles Symposium organized by Purdue University Libraries on September 24th.

Purdue University Libraries’ Institute of Museum and Library Services funded grant, “Understanding Curation through the use of Data Curation Profiles” provided workshops in using the Profile to over 360 librarians. The goal of this project was to provide librarians with the knowledge, training and means to engage faculty in discussions about their research data, how they work with and manage their data, and their needs in organizing, sharing, publishing, or preserving this data. The symposium was a wrap-up of the research that went into the project. Practitioners talked about their experiences discussing and using the Profile.

Zilinski presented on the work she accomplished on data management plans for USF in Lakeland faculty, in collaboration with Library Assistant Sonia Wade Lorenz.

Diane Fulkerson accepted in SSLLI 9

Thursday, September 6th, 2012 | Tags: ,
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Diane Fulkerson, Social Sciences & Education Librarian, was selected to be a participant in the Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute (SSLLI) class of 2012-13.

SSLLI is a 10-month State of Florida program that provides candidates with an opportunity to develop and strengthen leadership skills. Candidates attend monthly sessions designed to support their leadership development. Each candidate practices their skills on a self-identified and self-directed project that they lead throughout its completion with the support of a mentor. The 9th edition of the SSLLI will start in October 2012. For more information on the program see: http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/bld/leadership/institute.cfm

Lavallée-Welch promoted to University Librarian

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012 | Posted in People by Diane Fulkerson | No Comments »

Catherine Lavallée-Welch, Director of the USF in Lakeland Library, has been promoted to the rank of University Librarian, effective August 2012.

Lavallée-Welch has been employed at USF since 2005 and has established library services in Lakeland, including the creation of the library proper. She also performed extensive governance work on campus in administrative and senate councils and committees. She’s been very active in the Special Libraries Association (SLA), for which she is currently the Chair-Elect of the Academic Division and the Communications Editor for the Florida & Caribbean Chapter.

Professional service for Zilinski

Monday, July 30th, 2012 | Posted in People by Diane Fulkerson | No Comments »

Lisa Zilinski, Business Librarian at USF in Lakeland, has recently been appointed to the Advisory Board of the Institute for Human Resources’ Social Media & Employee Communications Division.

She also has been reappointed as the webmaster for ASIS&T Special Interest Group – Information Needs Seeking and Use (SIG USE) and as chair of the Website Committee.


Fulkerson teaches for LYRASIS

Friday, May 25th, 2012 | Tags: ,
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Diane Fulkerson, Social Science & Education Librarian, taught a three-half day webinar class for LYRASIS this week. The class was entitled Practical Approaches to Information Literacy.

LYRASIS is a regional partner to OCLC, and provides technical and training services to libraries of all types and sizes.

Business Librarian is now certified for MBTI

Monday, May 21st, 2012 | Tags: , ,
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Lisa Zilinski, Business Librarian, went through training last week and received her certification for the use of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI) instrument.

About 25 participants attended the training, from Florida, the US and around the world. The group included HR specialists, career specialists and educators.

Zilinski shared that the certification will have multiple uses around campus, including library instruction and information literacy.

Presentation and graduation by Library Assistant

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 | Tags: , ,
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Sonia Wade Lorenz, our evening and week-end Library Assistant, presented a poster last week at the Society of Florida Archivists Annual Conference in Sarasota.

Sonia, who is also a volunteer at the McKay Archives Center at Florida Southern College, showcased the Shirley Jackson Case collection she has been working on these past months.

This past Saturday, Sonia also graduated from the USF’s School of Information with a Master’s in Library and Information Science.

Kudos to Sonia on both accomplishments!

Librarian Diane Fulkerson presents at the Florida Library Association conference

Thursday, April 19th, 2012 | Tags: ,
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Social Sciences & Education Librarian Diane Fulkerson presented a session at the Annual Conference of the Florida Library Association, in Orlando.

With librarians from Saint Leo University, Florida Gulf Coast University and Florida State University, Diane co-presented a session entitled “Engaging Students in Information Literacy: The First Year and Beyond.” Diane shared how she developed information literacy activities using Google Scholar and Google Books linked to library resources.

The presentation and handout have been published in the conference’s proceedings.

Library Director Lavallée-Welch presents keynote address at Kentucky conference

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 | Posted in People by Diane Fulkerson | 1 Comment »

Catherine Lavallée-Welch, USF Polytechnic Library’s Director, presented the closing keynote address April 13 at the 2012 Joint Spring Conference of the Kentucky Library Association Academic Library Section, Kentucky Library Association Special Library Section and the Special Libraries Association Kentucky Chapter. The conference took place in Jamestown, KY.

The theme of the conference was “Become the Library They Need: Understanding User Expectations”. Lavallée-Welch’s presentation was entitled “The New Academic Library Building – You Can’t Get What You Want (Til You Know What You Want). She shared her own reflections and experiences about library construction and renovation projects, especially when it comes to user studies/user experience and the future of academic library buildings.

New book by USF Poly librarian

Saturday, March 31st, 2012 | Tags: , ,
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Diane Fulkerson, Social Sciences & Education Librarian, has published a new book this month at IGI-Global. The book is entitled Remote Access Technologies for Library Collections: Tools for Library Users and Managers.

The book covers topics like the identification, implementation and updating of new technologies, copyright and fair use laws, creation of metadata for access to digital collections, collection development and outreach activities to users.

Diane did an interview with the publisher where she discusses the changes brought by remote access technologies for libraries.

Congratulations Diane!


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