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Distinguished Alumna Lucia Martinez Gonzalez awarded 2023 Elizabeth Martinez Lifetime Achievement Award

The Elizabeth Martinez Lifetime Achievement Award (LAA) was created to recognize those who have achieved excellence in librarianship over an extended (over 20 years) period of service and who have made significant and lasting contributions to REFORMA, as well as to the Latino and the Spanish-speaking communities. Lucia is a 1988 graduate from the USF Masters in Library and Information Science program and was featured as part of the 2021 Alice G. Smith Lecture series. She has recieved multiple Pura Belpré Children’s Literature Honor Medals, and Library Journal's Movers and Shakers award. Congrats to Lucia on this incredible honor!

2023 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner 

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A remarka-bull heritage month: Black history resources & collections

02/01/24 — Though the concept of celebrating and highlighting the work of Black Americans has been an idea since 1926, originally dubbed “Negro History week” by Carter G. Woodson and celebrated during the second week of February, in 1976 President Gerald Ford officially recognized February as Black History Month.

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SI Newsletter - Spring 2024

02/01/24 — The University of South Florida School of Information (USF SI) newsletter brings together departmental stories, events, and news important to information professionals. Each volume contains two issues published in the Fall and Spring. The Spring 2024 issue is Vol. 2, No. 1 of the publication.

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