Martha Smith

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Title/Position

Associate Library Director

Department

Library and Technology Center

E-mail Address

Phone Number

(904) 680-7602

Room

347

Building

Baypine

Education

Martha received a B.A. in Historic Preservation at Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, VA.  She received her M.A. in History and Master of Library Science (M.L.S.) degrees from the University of Maryland in College Park.  In 2005 she completed her J.D. at Florida Coastal School of Law, passing the Florida Bar in 2006.

Specialization

With a background in historic preservation and museums, and an interest in professional responsibility and humanizing legal education, Martha specializes in legal ethics, legal education, and cross-disciplinary topics such as law and literature, and cultural resources law.

Background

Martha worked in the archives at Stratford Hall Plantation in Virginia for a couple of years before deciding to get her graduate degree in library science with a concentration in archives and historic collections.  She moved to Washington, DC and worked at the National Gallery of Art for about 6 years while she earned her M.A. and M.L.S.  In 1994, soon after graduating, Martha moved to Florida and did cataloging at the Carpenter Library at the University of North Florida for a couple of years before landing at Florida Coastal School of Law.  She’s been with Coastal’s Library & Technology Center for 17 years providing service to the students and the institution in a variety of capacities including the circulation and reference desks, with the online catalog, library purchasing and receiving, space planning, teaching, and committee work.

Professional Activities

Member of AALL since 1996, including membership in the Academic and Technical Services Special Interest Sections.

 

Member of SEAALL since 1996.