Areas of Expertise
Social Media, Library Marketing, Graphic Design, Student Outreach, Library Instruction, Reference Services
Florida State University (M.L.I.S., 2012)
University of North Florida ( M.A., English, 2009)
University of North Carolina at Greensboro ( B.A., English, 2006)
Maria Atilano is the Marketing and Student Outreach Librarian at the University of North Florida’s Thomas G. Carpenter Library in Jacksonville, Florida. She began working in academic libraries in 2002 as a student employee while studying at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Before becoming a librarian, Maria held staff positions as Library Services Specialist in Public Services and Sr. Library Services Associate in Special Collections at UNF. She graduated with her MLIS from Florida State University in 2012.
Recipient of the 2011 John M. Goudeau Scholarship, FSU
ALA Member (2010-present)
FLA Member (2010-present)
Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society, UNF
Beta Phi Mu – Gamma Chapter, FSU
Publications & Presentations
For a list of my publications, presentations, and other professional activities, please see my SelectedWorks
Atilano, M., Carmichael, L. R., Kucsak, M., Mosley, P., & Silvers, C. (2015, May) Connect, Explore, Soar: Innovative Technologies and Services in Library Learning Commons. Concurrent breakout session at 2015 FLA Conference, Orlando, FL.
Atilano, M. Carmichael, L. R., & Silvers, C. (2015, May) Stop, Collaborate and Listen: Identifying Partnerships to Strengthen Your Library’s Relevance in the Community. Concurrent breakout session at 2015 FLA Conference, Orlando, FL.
Profera, E. & Atilano, M. (2014, November) "Punctuality is the thief of time:” The Earnest Pursuit of Social Media in the Library. Concurrent presentation at the 2014 Charleston Conference, Charleston, SC.
Atilano, M. (2015, November) Tweet With Them, Not at Them: Social Media Listening as a Form of Student Engagement. Poster exhibit at the 2015 UNF Academic Technology Innovation Symposium, Jacksonville, FL.
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