About Bill

Master of Library and Information Science
University of South Florida, May 2011

Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems
University of South Florida, December 1998

Associate in Engineering
Hillsborough Community College, December 1995

Professional Activities

Member, Florida Library Association (FLA)
Vice-Chair, Outreach & Programming Member Group: 2012-2015
Secretary 2015

Member, Suncoast Information Specialists (SIS)
Vice-President / President-Elect: 2012
President: 2013
Immediate Past President: 2014
Director: 2015

Founding Member, University of South Florida LIS Alumni Society
President Pro-Tempore: 2012
Chairman: 2012-2014
Historian: 2014-2015

Member, USF American Library Association Student Chapter: 2009-2011
President: 2010 - 2011
Vice-President: 2009 - 2010

Member, USF American Society for Information Science & Technology: 2009-2011
Vice-President: 2009

Member, Society of Florida Archivists

Library Experience

Administrative Librarian
Bloomingdale Regional Library - Valrico, Florida                 
Tampa-Hillsborough Public Library

2019 - Present

Administrative Librarian
Arthenia L. Joyner University Area Community Library - Tampa, Florida                 
Tampa-Hillsborough Public Library

2018 - 2019

Principal Librarian
Florida History & Genealogy Library - Tampa, Florida                 
Tampa-Hillsborough Public Library

2015 - 2017

Senior Librarian - Youth Services
Ruskin Branch Library - Tampa, Florida               
Tampa-Hillsborough Public Library

2013 - 2015

Librarian - Youth Services
John F. Germany Public Library / 78th Street Community Library - Tampa, Florida
Tampa-Hillsborough Public Library

2011 - 2013

Library Technical Assistant
John F. Germany Public Library (Youth Services Department) - Tampa, Florida
Tampa-Hillsborough Public Library

2010 - 2011

Library Technical Assistant
SouthShore Regional Library - Ruskin, Florida
Tampa-Hillsborough Public Library

2006 - 2010

Part-time Library Assistant
Bloomingdale Regional Library - Bloomingdale, Florida
Tampa-Hillsborough Public Library

2005 - 2006


Florida Library Association (FLA) Programming & Outreach Ideas: Reimagining the Library as a Cultural Hub. Presentation: 2014 FLA Conference. Bill Harris, Suvi Morales, Marisa Meale. Orlando, Fl. May 7th, 2014.

Suncoast Information Specialists (SIS) The Fantastic Challenges of Librarianship: Finding & Keeping That Job. Panelists: Tracy Elliott, Renelda Sells, Bill Harris. Tampa, Fl. October 1st, 2013.

Florida Library Association (FLA) Making Public Library & School Library Partnerships Work in Troubled Times. Presentation: 2012 FLA Conference. Bill Harris, Carol Sivard. Orlando, Fl. April 20th, 2012.

Suncoast Information Specialists (SIS) SIS Roundtable Discussion: Changing Technologies, Services and Our Libraries. Panel Discussion. Moderator: Bill Harris. Panelists: Hal Harmon, Bill Harris, Alicia Long, Caroline Reed, Nicole Rideout. Tampa, Fl. August 17th, 2011.

Student Organizations of Library & Information Science (SOLIS) After-Dark Lecture: Future of Libraries. Panel Discussion. Moderator: Bill Harris. Panelists: Keith Michael Fiels, Nancy Cunningham, Laurel Gustafson, Charlie Parker, John Milburn. Tampa, Fl. April 13th, 2011.

Tampa Bay Library Consortium (TBLC) Teens Don't Intend to Ruin Your Day. Workshop. Bill Harris, Megan Danak. Tampa, Fl.
November 9th, 2010 & June 7th, 2010.

Florida Association for Media in Education (FAME) TEaM: Technology Education and Mentoring. Presentation: 38th Annual FAME Conference. Diane Austin, Bill Harris, Kristine Smith, Nicole Rideout. Orlando, Fl. November 4th, 2010.

Very Important Paraprofessional (VIP) Workshop (TBLC) Teens Don't Intent to Ruin Your Day. Workshop. Bill Harris, Megan Danak.
St. Petersburg, Fl. May 24th, 2010.

Florida Library Association (FLA) Successfully Developing Youth in Teen Advisory Boards. Poster: 2010 Annual Conference. Bill Harris. Orlando, Fl. April 8th, 2010.

Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library (THPL) Scratch / Audacity Basics. Presentation: Technology Instruction Meeting. Bill Harris.
Tampa, Fl. July 7th, 2009.

Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library (THPL) New Ideas in Teen Programming. Presentation: Staff Day 2008. Bill Harris, Jennifer Dietz. Tampa, Fl. October 13th, 2008.

Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library (THPL) Powerpoint Storytimes. Presentation: Youth Services Meeting. Bill Harris. Tampa, Fl.
October 4th, 2007.

Honors & Awards

Beta Phi Mu, a Library and Information Studies Honor Society. 2011
FLA Student Scholarship, Suncoast Information Specialists. 2011


Library Teen Services, Web 2.0, Social Networking, Website Design, Technology Instruction, Supervisory Experience

Contact Information

Bill Harris