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About Barbara Lewis

As Assistant Director for Digital Learning Initiatives, my primary aim is to inform and educate students and faculty about the many digital/multimedia options available to complement, supplement, or replace analog course assignments with the goal to help students develop digital and media skills of value to future employers.

I received my B.S. in Industrial Engineering from General Motors Institute and my M.A. in Library and Information Science from the University of South Florida. After working 25 years as an Industrial Engineer and Information Systems Analyst for companies such as General Motors, Corning, and Nortel Networks, I began my graduate studies in academic librarianship. A graduate assistantship at the USF Tampa Library helped me gain practical experience in my new career and I joined the USF faculty as Outreach Librarian for the Tampa Library in 2005. In 2008, I became the Digital Initiatives and Services Coordinator and was promoted to Assistant Director for Digital Learning Initiatives in 2015.

I also have a strong commitment to service activities. To name a few, I served as the chair of the Oral History Association's Local Arrangements Committee for the 2015 conference and Secretary for the University of South Florida Faculty Senate. I am currently a member of the Florida Digital Humanities Consortium's Steering Committee and Executive Council.


September 2015 Present Assistant Director for Digital Learning Initiatives, University of South Florida USF Libraries
Present Digital Initiatives & Services Coordinator, University of South Florida

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Tampa Library
University of South Florida
4202 East Fowler Avenue, LIB 122
Tampa, FL 33620-5400
office: (813) 974-4040
fax: (813) 974-5153


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