Distinguished University Professor, U.S.F. 2001

PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison

M. A. in L. S., University of Chicago

Areas of Specialization

  1. BulletLibraries and Human Rights

  2. BulletSocial Justice and Libraries

  3. BulletLibraries Building Communities

  4. BulletAdults and Lifelong Learning Literacy

  5. BulletPublic Librarianship

  6. BulletCultural Heritage

  7. BulletServices to Diverse Populations


  1. BulletProgressive Librarians Guild

  2. BulletREFORMA

  3. BulletAmerican Library Association

  4. BulletSocial Responsibilities Round Table

  5. BulletUnited Faculty of Florida

  6. BulletFlorida Library Association


Most Recent Recognitions:

"Pan-Latinism and Librarianship in the 21st Century: Remembering, Re-Positioning and Re-Igniting the Torch." Keynote speaker at REFORMA 40th Anniversary, President's Program. June 2011, New Orleans.

Human Rights and Librarianship- Jean E. Coleman Lecture. ALA National Conference, Washington, DC. June 28th, 2010

Human Rights: A New Model for Librarianship - University Library/LIS Lecture Series. Jackson Library, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, 2009.

Visiting Scholar - Valdosta State University, 2008.

Lifetime Achievement Award - Florida Library Association, 2007.

Achievement in Diversity Research Honoree, ALA Office for Diversity, 2004.

Scholar in Residence - Chicago Public Library, 2003.

Award for Distinguished Service to Education for Librarianship, Beta Phi Mu, 2003.

McCusker Lecturer. Dominican University, 2003.

Hispanic Heritage Award, University of South Florida, 2003.

Arnulfo Trejo Librarian of the Year Award, REFORMA, 2002.