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Neville Elected Vice-Chair/Chair Elect of FLA Conference Planning Committee

Tina NevilleTina Neville, Librarian and Head, Library Research & Instruction in the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library, has been chosen as the Vice-Chair/Chair Elect of Florida Library Association Conference Planning Committee.

Congratulations to Ms Neville.


Stamatoplos to Present at National Conference

Library CollageTony Stamatoplos, Associate Librarian for Scholarly Support Services and Special Projects, will present a paper entitled “Moving from Novice to Expert Teacher: Turning Your Craft Into Art” at the national conference for LOEX , the national organization for library instruction and information literacy information in Denver in May.

Congratulations to Mr Stamatoplos.

St Pete Conference on World Affairs Nominated for Award

St Petersburg Conference on World Affairs LogoThe St Petersburg Conference on World Affairs ( has been nominated for the Khaladjan Award. The Khaladjan Award is awarded by the American Association of University Administrators ( for an international educational initiative. The third St Petersburg Conference on World Affairs will be held February 26-28 on the USF St Pete campus. The conference is a collaboration between the Honors Program at USF St. Petersburg, the Tampa Bay Times, and a group of civic-minded citizens of Tampa Bay.

Congratulations to the organizers of the conference.

Education Student Kylie Rolle to begin Graduate work at the University of London

Kylie Rolle presenting her researchEducation student, Kylie Rolle’s has been accepted by University College London in its MA program in Comparative Education. Rolle graduated in Fall 2014 from USF St. Petersburg, with a Bachelors of Science in Education in Elementary Education (K-6) and Exceptional Student Education (K-12) with endorsements in Reading and ESOL. The University College of London Institute of Education is one of the leading institutions for education and applied social science. The program that Rolle has enrolled in takes an international look at educational policy as it relates to specific cultures and societies.

Congratulations to Ms Rolle.

USFSP Hosts French Honorary Consult

French Honorary Consul FaustOn November 6, the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library hosted Mr. Jean-Charles Faust, President of the French-American Business Council of West Florida and Honorary Consul of France for the West Coast of Florida. Mr Faust spoke about the French economic presence in the Tampa Bay Area.

The event, which was well attended, was preceded by a reception hosted by Dean Carol Hixson of the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library. I wanted to express my appreciation to Dean Hixson for hosting the event and to Mr Faust for his willingness to speak at USFSP.

Smith & Associates Makes $100,000 Gift

Mr Robert GlaserThanks to the generosity of Mr Robert Glaser from Smith & Associates Real Estate, USFSP has received a gift of $100,000 to support a range of student and faculty initiatives, including academic and research programs, student clubs, equipment, computers and student travel and training, among others. The gift will be recognized by naming the café in the new Kate Tiedemann College of Business building.

Thanks are of course due to Mr Glaser and Smith & Associates.

Librarians to Present Webinar

Dean of the Library, Carol Hixson, Head of Library Research & Instruction, Tina Neville, and Senior Librarian, Deb Henry, all from the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library, have been invited by the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services, a division of the American Library Association, to present a webinar on Faculty Buy-In for Institutional Repository and Open-Access Publishing. They will share their work on elements of the Digital Archives that the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library has built and is continuing to build. There is more information about the Digital Archives at

Congratulations are due to Carol, Tina and Deb for this invitation. The webinar will be held in September 24. Once the Webinar has been presented, it will also be available in the Digital Archive at