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About Catherine Cardwell


Catherine Cardwell is the Dean of the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library at the University of South Florida Saint Petersburg. She provides leadership for the library, online learning, and instructional technology services.  A librarian for 24 years, Cardwell has served in various leadership positions for 21 of those years, from library instruction coordinator to library dean. Because she has worked in several different types of institutions, including a public doctoral university with high research activity, a small private university, and a regional comprehensive university, she has a broad understanding of the challenges and opportunities in a variety of academic library settings. Most recently, Cardwell led the library strategic planning effort at USFSP and is currently overseeing its implementation. Her interests include library leadership, integrating information literacy and digital scholarship into the curriculum, creating dynamic and contemporary user-centered teaching and learning spaces, and improving discovery and usability of library resources and services.

Positions

Present Dean, University of South Florida St. Petersburg
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Honors and Awards

  • Digital Collections: From Projects to Pedagogy and Scholarship. Steering Committee Member & Local Project Coordinator. A collaborative $750,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant to the Five Colleges of Ohio.
  • Next Generation Library. Steering Committee Member & Local Project Coordinator. A collaborative $600,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant to the Five Colleges of Ohio.
  • Ohio Board of Regents' Technology Initiatives Content Grant. Collaborated with BGSU's CTLT and Kent State University’s Libraries and Faculty Development Center. ($343,000)
  • University Community Fellowship Award. Department of Higher Education & Student Affairs.
  • Formal Commendation from members of the Connecting the Undergraduate Experience Committee.
  • Omicron Delta Kappa,

Education

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M.L.S., Kent State University
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M.A., University of Pittsburgh ‐ French Language and Literature
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B.A., Youngstown State University ‐ English and French
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Contact Information

727-873-4400
POY 318
ccardwell@usfsp.edu

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Book Chapters (2)

Presentations (1)

Peer Reviewed Articles (3)

Proceedings (5)

Invited Presentations (6)

Refereed Presentations (16)