Otis R. Anthony African Americans in Florida Oral History Project

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Interviewer

Anderson, Sherri M.

Publisher

University of South Florida Libraries

Date

2005-11-09

Publication Date

4-20-2011

Abstract

Oral history interview with Darlene Harris, a librarian with the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System. Harris was born in West Tampa in 1960 and attended local schools, including the University of South Florida, where she majored in social work. She did an internship at the Tampa Housing Authority, but transferred to the library system as a library assistant. Harris quickly worked her way up the paraprofessional ranks and was encouraged to go to library school for her MLS, which she did. In 1996, two years after getting her degree, she became a branch manager. In 2000, she became principal librarian for the Urban Libraries. Harris is extremely interested in collaboration and partnership, which is especially beneficial for the Urban Libraries and their patrons. She has also contributed to several local history projects, including the libraries' Central Avenue Oral History Project. In this interview, Harris recounts her childhood experiences in West Tampa and describes some of her accomplishments in the library system. She also discusses her religious faith, which she cites as the source of these accomplishments.

Keywords

African American librarians, Interviews, African American women librarians, African Americans and libraries, Florida, Tampa, Libraries and community, Library outreach programs, Libraries and metropolitan areas, Social life and customs, History

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1 sound file (68 min.) : digital, MPEG4 file + ;

Subject: topical

African American librarians--Interviews; African American women librarians--Interviews; African Americans and libraries--Florida--Tampa; Libraries and community--Florida--Tampa; Library outreach programs--Florida--Tampa; Libraries and metropolitan areas--Florida--Tampa; African Americans--Florida--Tampa; African Americans--Social life and customs--Florida--Tampa; African Americans--History--Florida--Tampa

Subject: geographic

West Tampa (Fla.)

Language

English

Type

Sound

Genre

Oral histories; Online audio

Format

audio/mp3

Notes

Interview conducted November 9, 2005. Interviewed by Sherri Anderson.

Holding Location

University of South Florida

Collection

Otis R. Anthony African Americans in Florida oral history project

Identifier

A31-00091

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