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About Theresa Burress

Theresa Burress is the Science Librarian at University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP), providing research & instruction for students and faculty in Biology, Environmental Science, and Geospatial programs and associated Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics courses. Theresa also co-chairs the St. Petersburg Science Festival, a community celebration that draws 15,000 visitors annually to explore the wonders of hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math). Theresa’s research interests focus on digital scholarship and the intersecting fields of information literacy and digital pedagogy.

Positions

2018 - Present Science Librarian, University of South Florida St. Petersburg
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2014 - 2018 Humanities Librarian, New College of Florida ‐ Cook Library
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2005 - 2014 Part-time Reference Librarian/Adjunct, St. Petersburg College
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2002 - 2014 Science Librarian, CNTS, contracted to United States Geological Survey (USGS) ‐ USGS St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
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1998 - 2002 Business & Engineering Librarian, Tampa Electric Company ‐ Library
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1997 - 1998 Legislative Librarian, Dickstein, Shapiro, Morin & Oshinnksky
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Grants

2017 Supporting Creative Writing in the Community
Mellon Foundation and New College of Florida
Colleague(s): Andrea Dimino and Alberto Portugal
$7,275
2016 Cubano-American Community Project
Florida Humanities Council
Colleague(s): Sonia Labrador-Rodriguez
$5,000
2015 Science on Parade
Science Festival Alliance
Role: Co-PI
Colleague(s): St. Petersburg Science Festival Co-Chair Howard Rutherford, Jacksonville Science Festival, and Indian River Lagoon Science Festival
$15,000
2015 “Data Discussions” Faculty Seminar
New College of Florida President’s Office
Colleague(s): Tammera Race
$5,150
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2016 - Present Peer Reviewer, Communications in Information Literacy
2015 - Present Editor-at-large, dh+lib e-newsletter, ACRL Digital Humanities Interest Group
2015 - Present Community Representative, Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)
2013 - Present Peer Reviewer, International Information and Library Review
2013 - Present Author Introducer, Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading
2012 - Present Festival Co-Chair, St. Petersburg Science Festival
2016 - 2018 Secretary, Florida Digital Humanities Consortium Executive Council
2017 Science Fair Judge, Canterbury Upper School, St. Petersburg, FL
2017 Program Committee, HASTAC 2017: The Possible Worlds of Digital Humanities, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
2016 - 2017 Member, ACRL/Literatures in English Section (LES) Conference Program Planning Committee, Chicago 2017
2016 - 2017 Secretary, Toast of the Bay Club, Toastmasters, Intl.
2015 - 2017 Steering Committee Member, DPLA Florida Network
2015 - 2016 Steering Committee Member, Florida Digital Humanities Consortium Executive Council
2015 Moderator, “Digital Makers, Critical Takes,” HASTAC 2015, Michigan State University
2014 Judge, Florida Authors and Publishers Association President’s Awards
2014 Science Fair Judge, Pinellas County Science Fair, St. Petersburg, FL
2010 - 2014 Science Fair Judge, Bay Point Elementary, St. Petersburg, FL
2009 - 2014 Volunteer, National Ocean Sciences Spoonbill Bowl, St. Petersburg, FL
2012 - 2013 Program Chair, St. Petersburg Science Festival
2011 - 2013 Member, Pier Aquarium Educational Advisory Committee
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Honors and Awards

  • 2017 Library Journal "Mover & Shaker"
  • 2017 Recognized by USFSM College of Science & Mathematics for “Notable Conference Presentation at the Student Showcase for Projects, Research, and Innovation re: Theriault et al. poster presented April 22

Education

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M.L.S., University of Maryland ‐ College of Information Studies
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B.A., Florida State University ‐ English Literature
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Contact Information

Office: POY 130
Phone: 727-873-4977

Email:



Peer Reviewed Articles (2)

Book Chapter (2)

Map Journal (1)

Presentation (9)

Other Publications (7)