Networking, Community Outreach, and Student Success: An interview with Library Journal’s Mover & Shaker Theresa Burress

As a Science Librarian at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, Theresa Burress has learned more about networking than she ever imagined. Between attending faculty events and working on a planning committee for a scientific organization, she has found that outreach makes all the difference.  “Faculty and other campus academic units are not going to think of librarians unless they’re at the table,” she says. In doing so, she has transformed not only her community’s understanding of librarians, but also how faculty members promote student success, leading to her recognition as a Library Journal Mover & Shaker.

For more, watch our previous interviews with Madeleine Charney, Ann Snoevenbos, Chaitra Powell, and Eric Morgan. And look out for our last interview in the series with Ilana Stonebraker, the Assistant Professor of Library Science and Business Information Specialist at Purdue University, coming next week.

     
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