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Shalu Gillum is responsible for managing library public services, including reference, instruction, and marketing. She provides support to the faculty, students, and staff in the areas of research and literature searching. Ms. Gillum received her certificate in Copyright Management from the Special Libraries Association.
Beginning in 2005 until her hiring at UCF in 2010, Ms. Gillum worked as a licensed Florida attorney in South Florida and Central Florida in the areas of real estate, probate, family law and general corporate law. While receiving her Master’s degree in Library and Information Science, she was awarded the National Library of Medicine and Medical Library Association joint Spectrum Scholarship, which promotes diversity in the library and information science field.
Ms. Gillum is a member of several professional library organizations including the Medical Library Association, Southern Chapter/Medical Library Association, the Florida Health Sciences Library Association, and the American Library Association.
Natasha Williams joined the Harriet F. Ginsburg Health Sciences Library team in September 2010 as a Library Technical Assistant, and now serves as the User Services Librarian. She is responsible for creating various library promotional and informational displays as well as overseeing the coordination of the library’s activities on social media . Natasha works closely with the Head of Public Services to market and promote library events and services, and assess the needs of the different groups of patrons that utilize the library space.
Natasha holds both a Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art and a Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies from the Florida State University, as well as a certificate in Information Architecture. Professionally, she holds memberships in a number of library organizations, including the Medical Library Association, the Florida Health Sciences Library Association, and the American Library Association.
Amelia Strickland joined the Health Sciences Library in November 2015 as a Senior Library Technical Assistant. As part of the Public Services team, Amelia provides assistance to students, faculty, and staff at the library’s circulation desk. She also helps promote the library’s services, resources, and events within the College of Medicine. It is her goal to ensure that every library patron has the best possible experience while engaging with the library’s many offerings.
A Knight at heart, Amelia earned her Bachelor’s degree in Advertising and Public Relations from the University of Central Florida, where she is now pursuing her Master’s degree.
Pamela Herring joined the Harriet F. Ginsburg Health Sciences Library in September 2012 as an Electronic Resources Librarian. As an Electronic Resources Librarian, Ms. Herring is responsible for assisting with collection development, negotiating and licensing electronic resources and content management, and maintenance of electronic resources on the library’s website.
Ms. Herring was born and raised in Orlando, Florida, a distinction not many Floridians can make! She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Literature from the University of Central Florida, and worked as a Student Assistant in the UCF library her last semester there. It was during that time she found her love of Librarianship. She applied to the University of South Florida and earned a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science. She worked at Keiser University as Assistant Librarian, then moved back to Orlando and started part time at the Osceola Library System, where gradually she went from part-time Librarian I to full time Librarian II over the course of 6 years. During the course of her career at OLS, she was responsible for reference assistance, staff development, ordering print and electronic materials, maintaining the website, creating graphics, computer and technology training, and other miscellaneous duties. She’s also worked part-time at Valencia College as a Copy Cataloger.