Vankampen, Doris

Title: Faculty Development Librarian, Professor

Department: Library

Phone: 352-588-8485

Email: doris.vankampen@saintleo.edu

Education:

  • Ed.D Curriculum &Instruction, University of Central Florida
  • M.A. (LIS), University of South Florida
  • B.A., Interdisciplinary, University of South Florida

Biography:

Dr. Van Kampen-Breit, professor, has more than twenty years in library and information science across several fields of librarianship, with a breadth and depth of experience not always found in this profession. She has worked as a Circulation supervisor at a large R1 institution, a media specialist at a public school, a medical librarian for a health department, a systems librarian with a lead-from-within philosophy; and is currently the Cannon Memorial Library’s Faculty Development Librarian. She enjoys biking, photography, and is an omnivorous reader. She is a recognized leader in the field of librarianship (Marquis Who’s Who 2009-forward ).

Community Affiliation:

  • Member of several professional societies, including: American Library Association (ALA), Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA), Florida Library Association (FLA), and Florida Association of College & Research Libraries (FACRL)
  • President, United Faculty of Florida, Saint Leo University Chapter (UFSLU)

Teaching & Professional Interests:

Dr. Van Kampen-Breit really enjoys assisting and supporting college students’ success by reducing library and research anxiety. She primarily teaches upper-level undergraduates and graduate students; she also enjoys working one-on-one at the reference desk, where you can get to know the individual and support their curiosity and research interests. Dr. Van Kampen-Breit also focuses on supporting faculty research needs, working closely with faculty to locate and make available resources, while applying Fair Use guidelines to classroom and online instruction. In her spare time, she enjoys working with patients with medical illnesses and their families to locate and evaluate health information pertinent to their situation.

Honors & Awards:

  • Peabody Fellowship, 2008

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