Mark I. Greenberg received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto, a Master of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario, his Ph.D. in American history from the University of Florida, and a Master of Arts degree in Library and Information Science from the University of South Florida. While at UF, he served as assistant editor of The Florida Historical Quarterly and research assistant in the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program. In 1997, he coedited Florida’s Heritage of Diversity: Essays in Honor of Samuel Proctor (Sentry Press), which contains his essay “Tampa Mayor Herman Glogowski: Jewish Leadership in Gilded Age Florida.” Dr. Greenberg has published and lectured extensively on immigrant/ethnic history in the American South. His articles appear in American Jewish History, American Jewish Archives, and The Georgia Historical Quarterly. In 2006 he co-edited Jewish Roots in Southern Soil: A New History (Brandeis University Press) and authored The University of South Florida: The First Fifty Years (University of South Florida). Greenberg's areas of expertise include immigrant/ethnic history, oral history, library administration, and special collections librarianship. In 2007 History News Network at George Mason University profiled him as a “Top Young Historian.” The same year, USF’s Committee on Issues of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity honored him with its Pride Award. He serves as a member of several ACRL RBMS committees and task forces, including conference planning and metrics and assessment. After more than eleven years as a library director at the University of South Florida, in June 2013, Greenberg will become Dean of Libraries at Western Washington University.
Data-Driven Decision Making: An Holistic Approach to Assessment in Special Collections Repositories (with Melanie Griffin and Barbara Lewis), Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (2013)
In an environment of shrinking budgets and reduced staffing, this study seeks to identify a...
"Change or Perish: Implementing Aeon in the University of South Florida Tampa Library's Special Collections" (with Barbara I. Lewis), The Oracle (2011)
"Implementing iPods: A Success Story at the University of South Florida Libraries Oral History Program, Dialogue: The Newsletter of the Oral History Section, Society of American Archivists (2008)
"Becoming Southern: The Jews of Savannah, Georgia, 1830-70, American Jewish History (1998)
"Savannah's Jewish Women and the Shaping of Ethnic and Gender Identity, 1830-1900", The Georgia Historical Quarterly (1998)
Jewish Roots in Southern Soil: A New History (with Marcie Ferris, ed.) (2006)
Jews have long been a presence in the American South, first arriving in the late...
Contributions to Books
A 'Haven of Benignity': Conflict and Cooperation Between Eighteenth-Century Savannah Jews, Jewish Roots in Southern Soil: A New History (2006)
Tampa Mayor Herman Glogowski: Jewish Leadership in Gilded Age Florida, Florida's Heritage of Diversity: Essays in Honor of Samuel Proctor (1997)
CORAL: USF Libraries Digital Collections Prospectus (with Barbara I. Lewis and Richard R. Bernardy, Jr.) (2010)
This prospectus seeks to explain why the University of South Florida Libraries Special & Digital...
Genocide and mass violence have become global threats to peace and security and a sad...
Managing Special Collections: Service, Security, Statistics (with Lisa W. Hinchliffe and Richard W. Oram), Library Journal and Atlas Systems (2012)
Undergraduate Research Programs and the Academic Library (with Nancy Cunningham, Richard Pollenz Ph.D., and Drew Smith), ACRL 2012 Spring Virtual Institute/Extending Reach, Proving Value: Collaborations Strengthen Communities (2012)
Undergraduate research (UR) programs attract highly motivated students who often continue on to graduate/professional schools...
Open-Source Based Solutions for Processing, Preserving, and Presenting Oral Histories (with Barbara I. Lewis and Richard R. Bernardy Jr.), Armenian Genocide Oral History Collections in North America: Development, Utilization, Potential (2011)
For more than a decade, the University of South Florida Library's Oral History Program has...