University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus

Library Administration

With the end of 2021 quickly approaching, this is the perfect time to celebrate good news and spread holiday cheer.  Thanks to the reliability and nocturnal hours of long time staff member Sam Holloway, we’ve been able to provide extended library hours for students to study late before and during exam week.  Sam truly deserves the November 2021 USF Quiet Quality Award

Seeing new and familiar faces in the library has also been wonderful.  New staff members Kirk Mitchell, Amanda DeArmon, and Lieu Huynh, have been a joy to welcome to the library. They are already making their mark helping students, staff, and faculty alike. NPML fall events featured faculty that once called USF St. Petersburg home. Drs. Brenda Walker and Marquis Holley’s virtual presentation gave us much to think on regarding their research on high suspension rates of Black students in elementary, middle, and high schools and Dr. Tony Silvia, presented on his new book Dyslexia and the Journalists on a beautiful day out on the library’s front deck. 

Good news is also coming to NPML in 2022.  I will be chairing the search committee for the next USF St. Petersburg campus Library Dean and we will be hiring a Digital Scholarship Librarian in order to expand our faculty and student support in this emerging area of technology. We will keep you in the know on the progress of both searches.

Wishing you a restful, festive, and fun filled winter break from all of us at the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library!


Kaya van Beynen  
Interim Campus Library Dean
Nelson Poynter Memorial Library
USF St. Petersburg 


Library outside deck
Meet with a Librarian Virtually poster
Library furniture socially distanced