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Berrie Watson
Asst. Director, USF Libraries Systems
Office: POY 215
Phone: (727) 873-4402

Assistant Director, Head of USF Libraries Systems Group

  • Manage USF libraries Systems & Student Technology Center.
  • Provide excellent support and development to library operations, student technology and open access labs.
  • Develop a variety virtual and fixed student technology environments throughout the USF Libraries.
  • Expand the role in maintaining and archiving digital content for USF Libraries, developing multiple storage mechanisms.
  • Act in role of Webmaster for USF St. Petersburg Library
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, minor in Music, The Florida State University
Research Interests
  • Computing virtualization based on VMWare components, VSAN storage and related technologies.
  • Network switching and routing based upon Cisco equipment.
  • Linux & Windows Systems Administration, LAMP & SpringShare web development.
  • Advance the Open Access Movement
Personal Narrative

As a manager of technology, as well as active Systems Administrator and Network Engineer, my role is to create and manage computing solutions for multiple libraries at the University of South Florida.  VMWare-based virtualization infrastructures, cloud-based hosting environments, and Linux CentOS Web Technologies (LAMP) are platforms of choice. Also specialize in troubleshooting LAN issues, as well as managing Cisco and Windows-based Firewalls, switches and LAN architectures.  As a technologist with a years-long open-door policy, I'm always ready to be engaged in questions or comments, or general technology discussion.


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