Tomaro I. Taylor is a Librarian and Archivist for 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

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)

Studies documenting the lived experiences of African American longshoremen in North America are relatively scarce....


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

In art and life, concepts of the real are often obfuscated in performance; bodies and...


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

The classroom - as place - serves as a physiological and psychological barrier to the...


Web 2.0 and Underrepresented Communities, SALALM LV (2010)

Paper presented as part of the panel session "Beyond Institutional Borders: Archivists Document Underrepresented Communities."...


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)

From such traditional considerations of confidentiality to the more modern issues of HIPAA and health...



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



Of Fans, Friends and Followers: Methods for Assessing Social Media Outreach in Special Collections Repositories (with Melanie Griffin), Journal of Web Librarianship (2013)

This article provides the results of an empirical study that examined social media usage in...



Changing the Faces of Librarianship: The Dr. Henrietta M. Smith Residency at USF, Florida Libraries (2005)

This article provides a history of the University of South Florida Libraries' Residency program, in...


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


Administrative Manual, Society of Florida Archivists (2013)

Approved June 2013. The SFA Administrative Manual outlines the duties and responsibilities for all leadership...



Basic Archives Processing Manual for Student Employees and Volunteers (2010)

A step-by-step guide for the arrangement and description of archival collections. Developed for individuals new...



Archon User Guide for USF Special Collections (2008)

User guide for Archon 2.2. "Basic Archives Processing Manual for Student Employees and Volunteers" provides...



Archives, Manuscripts and Personal Papers: A Processing Manual (2007)

A technical manual for arranging, describing and promoting archival and related collections. Developed for professionals...




Autism Spectrum Disorders LibGuide (with Leonah Arroyo) (2012)


Substance Abuse LibGuide (with Rafiyya Farooq) (2012)


Sheet Music Collections [at the USF Libraries] (Podcast) (2010)

Web feature highlighting the USF Special and Digital Collections' sheet music collections, including an overview...