My work focuses on building and managing a comprehensive academic library research and teaching collection relating to continental Africa in all material formats (including digital collections). I have taught an annual graduate course in African Studies library research methods (“information literacy” is the library lingo for this) fifteen times as of this semester (fall 2013). I created the library’s African Studies Collection web page in 1995, now maintained as a Springshare Guide, Key Resources for African Studies. I manage African Studies library materials budgets and respond to a wide variety of public service requests relating to the large, active, internationally recognized academic program at the Center for African Studies, housed at the University of Florida (UF), a major, public, comprehensive, land-grant, research university campus. UF is among the nation’s most academically diverse public universities and is one of only 17 public, land-grant universities that belongs to the Association of American Universities. UF Libraries support African related research and teaching at UF’s sixteen colleges. I regularly work with UF students and faculty engaged in a great diversity of research activities around the world, as well as visiting scholars, practitioners engaged in African projects, government officials, and others from the US, Europe, Africa, and other world areas. That said, this blog is a personal endeavor and does not represent the positions or views of my employer or any organization with which I am affiliated.
For further details, my curriculum vitae (CV) is available online.