Tomaro I. Taylor is a Librarian and Archivist at the University of South Florida
Libraries. She holds an MA in Library and Information Science (2002) and bachelor's
degrees in American Studies (2001) and Psychology (1998). She is currently a
master's candidate in American Studies in USF's Department of Humanities and
Cultural Studies. 

Tomaro is the Tampa Library liaison to Africana Studies, Anthropology, Humanities &
Cultural Studies, Religious Studies, the Patel College of Global Sustainability, and the
Institute on Black Life. She is also the Collections Librarian and Archivist at the FMHI
Research Library. 

In addition to her work at USF, Tomaro serves as the Academy of Certified
Archivists' Regent for Examination Development and as Chair of the ACA's Exam
Development Committee. She is the Immediate Past President of the Society of Florida

Conference Papers

White Female Exceptionalism, 2015 PCA/ACA National Conference (2015)

Ethnography, Documentation and the Archival Life Cycle, Archival Education & Research Institute (AERI) (2014)

Negotiating Community: A Case Study of the International Longshoremen Association’s Union Hall in Tampa, Race and Place: Cultural Landscapes of Black Life in America (2014)

Welcome to [Guillermo Gómez-Peña's] Third World, 35th Annual SWPACA Conference (2014)

Learning Archives: Archival Practice within the Context of Pedagogical Settings (with Chris D'Arpa and Jean Carey), Southern Archivists Conference (2012)

Conference Presentations

Ethnography and Documentation, Society of Florida Archivists (2014)


Archives and Records Management: A Long History (with Gail Donovan), Florida Gulf Coast ARMA Chapter Event (2012)

Is There an Archivist in the House? How Health Information Technologies are Changing Archival Practice (with Phoebe Evans Letocha, Melanie Meyers, and Scott Grimwood), Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting (2011)


The MPLP Approach to Processing (with Burt Altman), Special Collections and Archives (2009)


Book Chapters


Affiliation Agreements, Preserving Local Writers, Genealogy, Photographs, Newspapers and Related Materials (2012)

Special Collections as an Integral Part of a Library's Diversity Initiative (with Lorel K. Reinstrom), Achieving Diversity: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians (2006)

Unpublished Works

LibGuides and Podcasts