- Coordinator for Digital Initiatives & Services
- University of South Florida
- Website: works.bepress.com/blewis
- Twitter: @bilewis1958
Barbara received her B.S. in Industrial Engineering from General Motors Institute and her M.A. in Library and Information Science from the University of South Florida. After working 25 years as an Industrial Engineer and Information Systems Analyst for companies such as General Motors, Corning, and Nortel Networks, she began her graduate studies in academic librarianship. Barbara worked as a graduate assistant at the USF Tampa Library, gaining practical experience in her new career field and contributing to the library services and collections available to the USF academic community. She joined the USF faculty as Outreach Librarian for the Tampa Library in 2005. In 2008, she moved to her current position as Coordinator for Digital Initiatives & Services where she is responsible for quality, management, and scheduling of the Library's digitization and oral history projects. Her goals include improving the productivity and capacity of these operations and enhancing the visibility and accessibility of digital and oral history collections.