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2011-2012 SSLLI

Graduates, Mentors, Projects

Graduates and ProjectsMentors
Amy Ackerman
St. Johns County Public Library 

Project
Create St. Johns Speaks, a new oral history project for the St. Johns County Library System that provides equipment for patrons to record their stories. 

Harold George
St. Johns County Public Library

Andrew Beman-Cavallaro
Bartow Public Library

Project
Create an Open Access resource pathfinder on the Bartow Public Library's website that will be disseminated to the other libraries of the Polk County Library Cooperative (PCLC) to allow for patron access to a one-stop-shopping location for free online sites categorized by subject. 

Drew Smith
University of South Florida Tampa Library

Marshelle Berry
Jacksonville Public Library

Project
Create a new partnership to promote a greater awareness of the library and its resources that serves as a means to connect with non-library users and supports efforts to further the library mission. 

Ava Barrett
Jacksonville Public Library

Kathleen Brunner
Jacksonville Public Library

Project
Create floating "deposit" collections of approximately 50 items each, which will be left at daycare centers around town to supplement their libraries. 

Lisa Calvert
St. Johns County Public Library

Jametoria Burton
Florida State College at Jacksonville

Project
Co-develop a new capstone course to assess student proficiency skills prior to graduation. The course will represent summative assessment efforts and address overall student learning in terms of the General Education Assessment. 

Pat Profeta
Indian River State College

Cheris Carpenter
Alachua County Library District

Project
Provide health care information that addresses co-occurring community health disorders; specifically mental illness, substance abuse, domestic violence and HIV prevention. 

Phillis Filer
Alachua County Library District

Andrew Coulon
Jacksonville Public Library

Project
Create a local music collection in the library including a mobile website with streaming music; develop partnerships with local musicians, record labels and music venues. 

Chad Mairn
St. Petersburg College

Danielle Daguerre
LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library

Project
Develop a local authors’ collection. 

Karen Odom
Houston County Library System

Karen Doster
Florida State University - Strozier Library

Project
Conduct a student and faculty user satisfaction and awareness survey. 

Margaret (Meg) Scharf
University of Central Florida

Angela Falsey
North Sarasota Library

Project
Develop a program series for adults with a focus on civic and community engagement, featuring guest presenters and participant discussion. 

Philip Tavill
Children First

Michelle Forde
Nassau County Public Library System

Project
Develop a project to implement educational, literacy and technology services without additional cost to the library. 

Sherry Norfolk
Independent Consultant and Author

Nora Galbraith
Florida Southern College

Project
Create a Friends of the Library group to provide and attract support for library collections and activities. 

Adam Brooks
Hernando County Public Library

Robin Gibson
Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library

Project
Develop a Civility in the Workplace program for the five individual libraries in the north region of Hillsborough County. 

Sarabeth Kalajian
Sarasota County Library System

Hal Harmon
Sarasota County Library System

Project
Develop an E-Government portal for the Sarasota County Library System Website. 

Laura A.B. Cifelli
Lee County Public Library

Khalilah Hayes
Florida A & M University

Project
Create a website specifically for special collections. 

William M. Modrow
Florida State University

Amber Holley
Jacksonville Public Library

Project
Use QR codes to deliver advisory services to readers. QR codes provide a quick list with links to similar authors or titles; codes are placed in physical books or printed on business cards with featured books. 

Paul Alford
Hernando County

Katherine Kastanis
Dunedin Public Library
Charlie Parker
Tampa Bay Library Consortium

Alissa Leonard
Jacksonville Public Library

Project
Design and facilitate library programming that will promote, enrich and preserve community art and music resources through a series of discussions and partnerships. 

Courtenay McLeland
University of North Florida

Julie Lipschutz
Jacksonville Public Library

Project
Develop a partnership with the Jacksonville Children’s Commission to help prevent summer learning loss among summer camp attendees. 

Carole D. Fiore
Training & Library Consultant

Michael Maiers
ITT Technical Institute

Project
Organize a group to create a wiki that would help One Person Libraries (OPL) get started and help them with tips and links to recover lost or forgotten skills. 

Jason Martin
University of Central Florida Libraries

Kelly Malizia
St. Petersburg Community Library

Project
Obtain tablet computers in order to teach technology classes and to make available locked-down tablets for public access computing. 

Kathleen De La Peña McCook
University of South Florida

Norma Medina-Ortiz
Seminole County Public Library

Project
Establish a set of programs to celebrate El Dia de los Niños (Children’s Day) and El Dia de los Libros (Book Day) every year; include partnerships with literacy organizations in the area as well as community involvement. 

Anne Haywood
Bruton Memorial Library

Paolo Melillo
Orange County Library System

Project
Coordinate, develop, market and implement financial literacy workshops at the library and at selected local hotels. 

Susan Bach
Crummer Graduate School of Business

Lisa Olzewski
Moffitt Biomedical Library

Project
Increase communication with stand-alone, National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center libraries by combining efforts to save budgetary dollars and assist in collection development. 

Rose Bland
Shimberg Health Sciences Library

Robert Parker
University of Florida Libraries

Project
Create a user friendly workshop held several times a semester that is designed to educate thesis and dissertation students on exactly what each form means and the ramifications of their decisions. 

Lee Dotson
University of Central Florida Libraries

Sarah Pearson
FSU Law Research Center

Project
Create a committee to include the acquisitions librarians at Florida’s 11 law libraries. The committee will report to and advise the Florida Law Library Directors Committee regarding trends in Acquisitions at academic law libraries. 

Laura Brenkus
Florida State University

Jorge Perez
St. Petersburg College

Project
Market the new Learning Resources Department (LRD) to students and faculty. 

Deborah Robinson
Tallahassee Community College

Tracey Reed
Clearwater Public Library System
Laurel Gustafson
St. Petersburg Public Library System

Melissa Riley
Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library

Project
Guide the development of public computer-instruction curricula for system-wide use. 

David Mather
Pasco County Library Cooperative

Sheree Sims
Putnam County Library System

Project
Develop a pilot family festival to kick off summer reading at the library; upgrade the summer reading program for elementary children and their caretakers to better encourage recreational summer reading. 

Ginny Bird
New River Public Library Cooperative

Heather Sostrom
Alachua County Library District

Project
Develop a Cone Park Branch Library Strategic Plan that sets the direction and establishes priorities for a new library branch. 

Gretchen Mitchell
Jacksonville Public Library

Eridan Thompson
Florida Southern College

Project
Develop a method for recognizing and evaluating paraprofessionals within the Roux Library. 

Catherine Lavallée-Welch
University of South Florida Polytechnic Library

Annamae Trypus
Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library

Project
Work with library Teen Advisory Board to create three how-to videos showcasing some of the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library's most teen-relevant databases. These will be shown during local high school morning shows and will be linked on the library's teen page. 

Gene Coppola
Palm Harbor Library

Kaya van Beynen
University of South Florida - St. Petersburg

Project
Create a series of short, interactive, Library Research Learning Modules for use by faculty teaching online, blended or face-to-face courses. 

Kathleen Miller
Florida Gulf Coast University

Joyce West
Alachua County Library District

Project
Develop Going Greener - Saving the Environment One Notice at a Time. 

Carolyn Shehee Williams
Jacksonville Public Library

Mikaela Wolfe
Alachua County Library District

Project
Organize a library committee to ensure all branches are represented in the library's social media presence and that a consistent social media presence is bolstered by regular posting, generating conversation among stakeholders. 

Diana Silveira
Novare Library Services

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