SAINT LEO – Elana Karshmer, librarian and associate professor at Saint Leo University, has been elected president of the Florida Library Association. Her presidential term began June 28. The association advocates for libraries across the state and promotes the professional development of a diverse community of staff, volunteers, and supporters for Florida’s libraries.
Karshmer holds a master’s degree in library and information science from the University of South Florida, as well as a master’s in literature from New Mexico State University. Information literacy is one of her teaching specialties at Saint Leo University’s Daniel A. Cannon Memorial Library. She has been with Saint Leo since 2007.
About Saint Leo University
Saint Leo University is a regionally accredited, liberal-arts-based institution known for an inclusive Catholic heritage, enduring values, and a capacity for innovation. The school was chartered in 1889 by Catholic Benedictine monks in rural Pasco County, FL, making Saint Leo the first Catholic college in the state. Saint Leo provides access to education to people of all faiths, emphasizing the Benedictine philosophy of balanced growth of mind, body, and spirit.
The university welcomes learners from all generations and backgrounds, from civilian occupations and the armed forces, and from across the country and more than 60 nations around the world. Saint Leo’s nearly 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students may elect to study at the beautiful University Campus in Florida, at more than 40 teaching locations in seven states, or online from any location. The university’s degree programs range from the associate to the doctorate. Through these rich offerings, Saint Leo develops principled leaders for a challenging world.
Saint Leo University boasts nearly 80,000 alumni in all 50 states, Washington, DC, five U.S. territories, and 72 countries.
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