Libraries in the State University System of Florida join NFAIS

The 12 libraries in the state university system of Florida join with the mission to provide services and programs that support university teaching, research and public service

March 24, 2016, Annapolis, MDThe National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS™), a global nonprofit membership organization serving the information services community, announces the libraries in the state university system of Florida have joined NFAIS.

The CSUL members are: University of Florida (already a current NFAIS member), Florida A&M University, Florida Atlantic University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida International University, Florida State University, New College of Florida, University of Central Florida, University of North Florida, University of South Florida, University of West Florida and Florida Polytechnic University.

Their mission is to direct collaborative efforts to build collections, share resources and provide library services and programs that support the teaching, research and service agendas of the state universities of Florida.

The libraries, individually and collectively, provide access to collections and services that support the teaching, research and service missions of the state university system of Florida and the communities they serve. The libraries, in settings both physical and virtual, seek to inspire intellectual inquiry, facilitate learning and serve as a catalyst for the creation of new knowledge.

“I’m very glad to welcome the libraries in the state university system of Florida to NFAIS as our newest members,” said Marcie Granahan, NFAIS Executive Director. “University and collegiate research libraries are always a vital part of our diverse NFAIS community including government libraries, content and information providers, scholarly societies, publishers and startup tech companies serving information services. I’m truly excited to see the energy and vitality the CSUL and its community of library professionals will bring to the NFAIS community.”

The CSUL joins NFAIS’s current membership of libraries and library-related organizations: Carnegie Mellon University Libraries; University of Florida's George A. Smathers Libraries; National Agricultural Library (U.S. Department of Agriculture); National Library of Medicine (National Institutes of Health); National Transportation Library (U.S. Department of Transportation); and the American Theological Library Association.

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The National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS™) is a global, nonprofit, volunteer-powered membership organization that serves the information community – that is, all those who create, aggregate, organize, and otherwise provide ease of access to and effective navigation and use of authoritative, credible information. Member organizations represent a cross-section of content and technology providers, including database creators, publishers, libraries, host systems, information technology developers, content management providers and other related groups. They embody a true partnership of commercial, nonprofit and government organizations that embraces a common mission – to build the world's knowledge-base through enabling research and managing the flow of scholarly communication. NFAIS exists to promote the success of its members and for more than 50 years has provided a forum in which to address common interests through education and advocacy.