Library Communications Through the Years with Barbara Hood

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Stapleton, Suzanne Cady, and Barbara Hood. 2023. “Library Communications Through the Years With Barbara Hood”. SOURCE: The Magazine of the University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries 5 (1).


Barbara Hood was the Public Information Officer and Director of Communications for the Libraries since 1999. Prior to joining the Libraries, Barbara owned and managed Creative Graphics for 20 years. To this day, she produces the annual class newsletter for the Sebring High School Class of 1970. Barbara is co-author of Collaborating with Strangers: Facilitating Workshops in Libraries, Classes, and Non-profits, published in 2017. She is a previous winner of the Superior Accomplishment Award from the Libraries. Barbara retired after 23 years of service to the University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries. In this interview, we hear from Barbara as she reflects on developments in communication and cultural shifts within the Libraries.
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