Steve Russell Morris             (305) 348-3134
Reference & Instructional Services Dept.
Steven & Dorothea Green Library
Florida International Univeristy
Miami, FL 33199


July, 1984 - Present Business/Legal Research Specialist, Reference and Instructional Services Dept., Steven and Dorothea Green Library, Florida International University, Miami, FL.
Current responsibilities:  Answer general questions at the Reference Desk, respond to more specialized queries in business, law, and selected other fields as referred from colleagues or queried directly; teach research-oriented classes in the above fields and in use of RefWorks; request print and electronicresources in business and economics for Reference and General Collections; maintain liaison with faculty in the College of Business Administration and the Dept. of Economics; serve on committees in the Library and the University; participate in professional organizations; nbsp; Previously participated in maintenance of automated reference tools, including liaison with vendors and basic troubleshooting.  Also provided liaison and related library instruction to School of Hospitality Management, from 1984-1991 (and continued to instruct classes functioning on the University Park campus.)
Special projects:  Created "Business Information Center" website; co-chaired supervising committee to create faculty governance document; planned and supervised move of Reference collections to temporary location (March, 1997); planned and supervised move of Reference collections to permanent location (April, 1998); co-chaired taskforce to develop multimedia tutorial (1994-1995).
Committee activities (current):  Library:   Constitution Revision Task Force, Library Faculty Assembly (Nov., 2006 - )  Summary, previous committees:  Travel Committee (2007-2009); ; Search & Screen Committee for the Latin American and Caribbean Information Center Librarian (July, 2006 - June, 2007); University:  Library representative on Faculty Senate Library Committee (2006-2008); Parliamentarian, Library Faculty Assembly (2004-2006), co-chaired Library Faculty Governance Committee (2001-2004), chaired Staff Development Committee (1995-2001), served on Promotion Committee multiple times, numerous Search & Screen committees (and chaired one); chaired taskforce to evaluate effect of move of College of Business Administration to Bay Vista campus (1984).   Have served as the Library's member on Faculty Academic Policies Committee (2004-2006), Faculty Technology Committee (2000-2002 ), Undergraduate Council (1994-1996), Information Resource Management Taskforce (1988-1992), and Graduate Council (1986-1990).  Other:   Member, Business Subgroup of the Florida Center for Library Automation's Electronic Resources Subcommittee (formerly, Electronic Collections Committee) (1998-present).
Committee Service history & details   Continuing education
August, 1981 - July, 1984Business Reference Librarian, Ekstrom Library, University of Louisville
Louisville, KY
Duties: Performed general reference duties; provided business reference assistance; taught bibliographic research and library use classes; performed online database searches; prepared bibliographies and library guides; developed applications for Apple microcomputer; served as liaison with the School of Business.
Special project: Developed computer-assisted instruction package for library use instruction, using Pilot programming language.


Master of Library Science (M.L.S.)George Peabody College for Teachers of Vanderbilt University.
May, 1981.
Master of Religious Education (M.R.E.)J. M. Price School of Religious Education, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
May, 1977.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A,)Mars Hill College; Major in Religion.
May, 1974.

Website Activities:   

Main website:
    Business Information Center:
    Governments, military, and statistical agencies:
    Symbols and Symbolism:
    HTML colors & images collection:


Resume reviewer, New Member Round Table. American Library Association Annual Conference.  Chicago, IL, July 12, 2009.

Resume reviewer, New Member Round Table. American Library Association Annual Conference.  Washington, D.C., June 23, 2007.

Resume reviewer, New Member Round Table. American Library Association Annual Conference.  New Orleans, LA, June 24-25, 2006.

"Symbols and Symbolism" (online critical bibliographic essay & thematic index, an online work in progress.)

Resume reviewer, New Member Round Table. American Library Association Annual Conference.   Atlanta, GA, June 15, 2002.

Exhibit session, Teaching and Learning with Technology Faculty Showcase. Florida International University, Academy for the Art of Teaching. Miami, FL, October 8, 1999.

Poster session, Dade County Library Association workshop.   Miami, FL, March 14, 1997.

Poster session, SEFLIN workshop, "Energizing for the Future."  Miami, FL, July 7, 1996.

"Creating a CAI Multimedia Project." Keynote presenter, Computer Applications on Library Microcomputers section, LITA, ALA Annual Conference.  Chicago, IL, June 26, 1995.

"Small Business Information Sources."  Panel member, "Focus on Small Business", cable television.  Taped at WLRN studios, Miami, FL, August 14, 1986.

"Communication" seminar.  Co-leader, with Dr. Minnie King Dunbar, "Microcomputers and the Manager II", American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers.  Miami, FL, July 24, 1985.

"Searching Online Business Databases." Seminar leader. Louisville Online Computer Literature Searchers.  Louisville, KY, June 6, 1982.

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  American Library Association
      Association of College and Research Libraries
      Reference and Users Services Association

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