Stephanie M Weiss

Associate University Librarian • Online Learning Librarian

Library • Academic Affairs Division

Areas of Expertise

  • Research skills
  • Teaching & demonstration
  • Collaboration
  • Blackboard
  • Online Learning
  • Instructional Design
  • Spanish speaker


BA in Spanish (Flagler College)

MS in Library & Information Studies (Florida State University)


Stephanie M. Lee Weiss is the online learning librarian at UNF’s Thomas G. Carpenter Library. She took on this role after serving as a public services and instruction librarian. Stephanie earned a BA in Spanish and completed her MS LIS entirely online. Having been a DL student herself and previously worked with DL and non-traditional students before becoming a librarian, she brings a unique perspective to distance learning and libraries. Stephanie has a passion for bringing people and information together so working in DL/online education is a perfect fit.  


Professional interests in no particular order:

- instructional partnerships with online faculty,

- using technology to bring library services to online students & faculty,

- teaching & learning language - both ESL and non-English 2nd language (L2), 

- information literacy

- digital humanities and how open access to that scholarly output enhances online/dl education and personal enrichment,

- and the impact of distance/online learning (on lots of things).


  • UNF Center for Instruction and Research Technology, Teaching Online Course (TOL), Summer Workshop for online course development. Awarded June 2013, University of North Florida, $2,000
  • UNF Continuing Education “Making a Difference Award” for service excellence. Awarded three times during 2007 and 2008.


  • Association of College & Research Libraries Instruction Section (IS) – 2014-present
  • American Library Association (ALA) – 2005-2007, 2013-present
  • Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) – 2013-present
  • ACRL Distance Learning Section (DLS) – 2013-present
  • REFORMA - The National Association to Promote Library & Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking – 2012-present
  • Reference & User Services Association (RUSA) – 2005-2007

Publications & Presentations

Forthcoming book chapter - Lee Weiss, S. M., & Newton, L. (2016). Using LibApps to Facilitate Systematic Staff Training. In Innovative LibGuides Applications: Real World Examples. Washington, DC: Rowman & Littlefield.


Workshop facilitator - "Best Practices in Instructional Design for Distance Information Literacy (IL) Courses."  With Julie Fuller at the 17th Annual Distance Library Services Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 20, 2016.


Facilitated roundtable discussion – “Distance Learning and Library Instruction: Creating Sustainable Connections.” Co-presented with Lauren Newton at the Association of College and Research Libraries biennial conference, Portland, Oregon. March 25, 2015.


Poster - “Sustaining a Community of Change: Using Systematic Staff Training to Influence Culture Shifts in the Workplace.” Poster Co-presented with Lauren Newton at the Association of College and Research Libraries biennial conference, Portland, Oregon. March 24, 2015.


Poster - "Collaboration and Curriculum Integration for Student Success."  Poster co-presented with Lauren Newton at the 2nd Annual Academic Technology Innovation Symposium, Jacksonville, FL. October 2015.


Panel discussion - "Four Challenges Every New Distance Learning Librarian Should Know About (and How to Meet Them!)." Co-presented with Amanda Nichols Hess, Ariel Orlov, and Neely Tang at the 16th Annual Distance Library Services Conference, Denver, Colorado. April 24, 2014.


Article - Robbeloth, H., Eng, A., & Weiss, S. (2013). “Disconnect between literature and libraries: The availability of mentoring programs for academic librarians.” Endnotes: The Journal of the New Members Round Table, 33(1), 22-43.


Facilitated fish-bowl discussion - “The Impact of a Discovery Tool.” Co-presented with Alice Eng at the Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge, Mt. Hood, Oregon. May 21, 2011.

WeissContact Information

Building 12, Room 2509

(904) 620-2431