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About Nancy A Cunningham

Nancy Cunningham is currently the librarian liaison to the USF Muma College of Business and the departments of Communication, Women's and Gender Studies, World Languages, and the Institute for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean (ISLAC). She has been at USF since 2005, serving as the Associate Director of Reference and Instruction and subsequently the Director of Academic Services until 2017. Since receiving her graduate degree in library science in 1986, Nancy has worked in both corporate and academic libraries as a business librarian, and manager of library public services at several public university academic libraries. Her areas of interest have been accounting research, library organizations, and the use of emerging technologies by reference librarians. Nancy is fluent in Spanish and has worked to develop collections on Latin American at USF Libraries.


Present Librarian liaison to the Muma College of Business and departments of Communication, Women's and Gender Studies, World Languages, and ISLAC, University of South Florida

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Academic libraries, assessment of public services, and information literacy

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Professional Service and Affiliations

2016 - Present Chair - ALA LLAMA Assessment of Services Committee, American Library Association
2016 - Present Chair - Faculty Senate Council on Education and Policy Issues, University of South Florida
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Honors and Awards

  • 2013 ALA RUSA MARS (now ETS) – “My Favorite Martian Award”
  • 2006 Fellow - Peabody College (Vanderbilt University) Summer Institute - Academic Library Leadership
  • 1997 Distinguished M.B.A. Graduate, 1997 (Summa cum Laude)
  • 1997 Texas Library Association’s Tall Texan Leadership & Development Institute
  • 1992 ALA Book Fellows Program - Library Fellow (Monterrey, Mexico, 1992-1993)
  • 1986 Della Sisler Fellowship (University of California, Berkeley, 1986)


MBA, St. Mary's University, San Antonio, TX
MLIS, University of California, Berkeley
BA, San Francisco State University

Contact Information

University of South Florida
Tampa Library
4202 E.Fowler Avenue/LIB 122
Tampa, Florida 33620-5400
Office: LIB107
Tel: 974-0450

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