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Randall M. MacDonald

Director of the Library

Mr. MacDonald received his B.A. degree in History from The University of Alabama and his M.S.L.S. from Florida State University. He brought academic and public library and records management experience with him to Florida Southern College in 1986. Here he has served as Reference Librarian, Collection Development Librarian, and since 2007 as Director of the Library.

Mr. MacDonald is President of the Florida Southern College Chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. He also serves as President of the Tampa Bay Library Consortium (TBLC).

He has served as an accreditation committee member for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, is an adult volunteer with the Gulf Ridge Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and has served as a school volunteer since the mid-1980’s.

Education

M.S. L.S., School of Library and Information Studies, Florida State University
B.A., History, The University of Alabama

Honors and Awards

  • Who's Who in America - 2009 to present
  • Charter Member, The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Chapter 295, Florida Southern College 2005 to present - Chapter President, 2009-2010, 2011-2012
  • Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, Lambda Tau Chapter, The University of South Florida, 2000
  • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Chapter 126, The University of South Florida - 1997
  • Member, 1996 Florida Library Association Transformers Honor Roll

Publications and Exhibitions

Co-author with Gene Lamm and Sarah E. MacDonald. CimarrĂ³n and Philmont (Images of America Series). Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2012.

Co-author with Susan Priest MacDonald and Sarah E. MacDonald. Lakeland: Picturing Change. Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2009.

Co-author with Susan Priest MacDonald. Sebring (Images of America Series). Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2008.

Co-author with Nora E. Galbraith and James G. Rogers, Jr. The Buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright at Florida Southern College (Images of America Series). Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2007.

Co-author with Mary M. Flekke and Sarah E. MacDonald. Cypress Gardens (Images of America Series). Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2006.

Co-author with Mary M. Flekke. Lakeland (Postcard History Series). Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2005.

Co-author with Susan Priest MacDonald. Successful Keyword Searching: Initiating Research on Popular Topics Using Electronic Databases. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2001.

The Internet and the School Library Media Specialist: Transforming Traditional Services. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1997.