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About Lisandra R Carmichael

Lisandra R. Carmichael is the Associate Dean at the Thomas G. Carpenter Library at the University of North Florida. Lisandra has a Ph.D. in Information Studies from Florida State University, Florida; and a Master's Degree in Library Sciences and Learning Technologies from the University of Missouri at Columbia., Missouri.

Lisandra has worked in academic libraries where she has held increasingly progressive leadership roles including Interim Dean of Libraries. Besides working in academic libraries for the past 20 years, Lisandra was a commissioned officer in the Air Force, where she worked for 10 years and earned the rank of captain. She then became an elementary and middle school substitute teacher. During her five years as a teacher, she had the opportunity to work in a school library and that experience inspired her to seek a career in librarianship. Lisandra’s research interests include: (1) transformational leadership and succession planning & management programs in academic libraries; (2) broadband adoption and deployment in rural communities; and (3), adapting library spaces and services for multiple constituencies. Her professional goals include establishing succession planning and management programs in academic libraries to develop the talent that information professionals must acquire to ensure the sustainability of information organizations that support practice and research in the information field.


November 2015 Present Associate Dean, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, University of North Florida
Present University Librarian, University of North Florida

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • UNF Presidential Excellence Award - 2015
  • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
  • Esther Maglathlin Doctoral Research Fellowship


  • Florida State University Program for Instructional Excellence
  • Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute
  • Institute for Academic Leadership, Department Chairpersons’ Workshop


Ph.D., Florida State University ‐ School of Information

Contact Information

University of North Florida
Thomas G. Carpenter Library
1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224

Peer Reviewed Articles (2)

Unpublished Papers (1)

Presentations (9)