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Humanities Edge Undergraduate Research Symposium | Summer 2020

Librarian Support

Librarian Support
Christina Dillon
Hialeah Campus
Isabel Duque
Padrón Campus
Christina Isabel Duque

Christina Machado Dillon is a Learning Resources Professional for Miami Dade College, Learning Resources, at the Hialeah Campus. She received her bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Florida Atlantic University and holds a Master of Arts Degree in Library Information Science from Florida State University. Prior to joining Miami Dade College in 2016, Christina worked for the Hialeah Public Libraries, first as Collection Development Librarian and later as Library Services Supervisor. In addition to her current position, she has also served as an instructor of Intro to Online Research.

Christina is a native Floridian, born of Cuban immigrants. She enjoys spending time with her family, and if time permits, reading and watching classic films. She hopes to instill the same love of reading in her children.

Isabel M. Duque is a native Floridian and a daughter of exiled Cuban immigrants. She has a Master's Degree in Library Science, and a Bachelor's Degree in English with a minor in Film studies. Isabel has a background in both academic and public libraries, as well as teaching English literature in public schools. She is dedicated to equity, arts and letters, as well as having communities experience healing. Isabel hosts social justice community discussions, co-leads the College campus book club, hosts racial healing circles, collaborates with civic and earth ethics groups to promote grassroots activism, and conducts professional development workshops for Miami Dade College’s faculty and students. Her life’s work is to transform the library landscape in higher education, create a more inclusive, interdisciplinary curriculum and making curiosity contagious.

Isabel’s areas of interest are in storytelling, critical pedagogy, regenerative culture, and liberation studies, all of which are avenues to developing multi-literacies, community, and self.

   
Lizeth Garcia
Homestead Campus
Angel Hernandez
North Campus
Lizeth Garcia Angel Hernandez
Lizeth Garcia is a Learning Resources Professional at Miami Dade College’s Homestead campus. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology Education from Florida International University, as an Honors College student. She also holds a Master of Arts in Library and Information Science from the University of South Florida. Lizeth is proud to have spent the last fifteen years in support of education. First, as a classroom teacher at a Title I school and currently as a campus librarian at democracy’s college where she serves as library liaison for the School of Aviation and English for Academic Purposes (EAP).

Angel Hernandez is a Learning Resources Professional for Miami Dade College, Learning Resources, at the North Campus. He received his bachelor’s degree in Composition from the University of Florida and holds a Master of Science Degree in Library Information Science from Florida State University. He also holds a certificate in Information Architecture and a certificate in Information Leadership and Management from FSU. He is certified in English, Music, and as an Educational Media Specialist and has served as Librarian, Media Specialist, English Teacher, Music Teacher, and Technology Teacher for both Miami Dade County Public Schools and Broward County Public Schools.

   
Shamsha Karim
Kendall Campus
Michael Moore
Kendall Campus
Shamsha Karim Nature photo
Shamsha Karim is a Learning Resources Professional at the Kendall Campus of Miami Dade College. Shamsha is the collegewide liaison for the business discipline. Her educational background includes a Master’s of Business Administration from FIU and a Master’s of Library Science from the University of North Texas. Previously, she worked at Forsyth County Public Library in Georgia as an Information Services Librarian. Before moving to Georgia, Shamsha served as the Assistant to Dean of Academic Affairs at MDC. She has also taught as an adjunct for the School of Business. Shamsha loves to travel and try out different ethnic recipes. Michael Moore is a Learning Resources Professional at the Kendall Campus of Miami Dade College. Michael is the library liaison for the Engineering, Technology, Humanities, Religion, and Philosophy disciplines. His educational background includes a Master of Arts and a Master of Library and Information Science. Michael’s library experience includes working in both the State University System of Florida and the Florida College System. He has also taught courses as an adjunct in both Florida Systems. Michael enjoys travel and vegan cookery.
   
Caitlin Richardson
Hialeah Campus
 
Caitlin Richardson  

Caitlin Richardson is an Academic Support Writing Coach and Adjunct Librarian for Miami Dade College, Learning Resources department, at the Hialeah Campus. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a concentration in elementary education and special education at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY. She also has a Master of Science Degree in Library and Information Science from the University of South Florida. Caitlin has worked at Miami Dade College for eleven years, during which time she has served as a Tutor, Associate Instructor, and Writing Coach, supporting the development of a multidisciplinary writing center for the campus. She has also served as an instructor for Intro to Online Research, Student Life Skills, and Continuing Education’s ESOL program.