Our Team

Caribbean partnerships librarian

M. Stephanie Chancy

Email: chancym@ufl.edu | Phone: 352-273-0378 | Office: Library West 259

M. Stephanie Chancy is the Caribbean Partnerships Librarian Director of Operations for the Digital Library of the Caribbean. Dr. Chancy’s research focuses on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Black Atlantic material culture. While completing her dissertation, Dr. Chancy served as the Green Family Foundation Graduate Fellow at dLOC. She has taught several undergraduate level courses and, prior to her academic career, served as an administrator for non-profit performing arts organizations.

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interim chair, digital partnerships & Strategies

Perry Collins

Email: perrycollins@ufl.edu | Phone: 352-273-2710 | Office: Library West 255

Perry Collins is Interim Chair, Digital Partnerships & Strategies. In this role, she oversees copyright, open education, and digital scholarship initiatives within the Libraries. Before joining UF in 2018, Collins worked as a librarian at Ball State University and as a program officer in the Office of Digital Humanities at the National Endowment for the Humanities. Her research interests include the ethical stewardship of cultural heritage, rights issues in Caribbean collections, and open access publishing in libraries.

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scholarly publishing & repository librarian

Chelsea Johnston

Email: cjohnston@ufl.edu | Phone: 352-273-2904 | Office: Library West 254

Chelsea Johnston is the Scholarly Publishing & Repository Librarian. She manages the Libraries’ open access journal publishing program, provides guidance on ways that repositories like Zenodo and IR@UF support authors, and serves as editor for SOURCE magazine and other LibraryPress@UF publications. Chelsea has also worked as a Library Operations Coordinator at the University of South Florida Libraries and an Associate Acquisitions Editor at Elsevier. Her research interests include publishing, project management, digital scholarship, and partnerships in academic libraries.

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dloc program assistant

Katharine Lemessy

publications design manager

Tracy MacKay-Ratliff

Email: tmackayratliff@ufl.edu | Phone: 352-273-2644

As Publications Design Manager, Tracy supervises and advises others in graphic design supporting , balancing time-commitments to projects of various scales and complexity, and managing production workflows for LibraryPress@UF. Tracy collaborates with authors, project editors, Libraries Communications, and UF Press to develop and execute a promotional strategy for each publication and for individual projects. She is also Design Editor for SOURCE magazine, featuring accomplishments and perspectives of Libraries’ staff and students.

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dloc communications assistant

Katherine Nguyen

Email: knguyen1@ufl.edu | Phone: 352-273-2895

As Communications Assistant for the Digital Library of the Caribbean, Kat is responsible for outreach, content curation and review, and digital publishing. She is interested in learning how to support and sustain community histories and memories through digitization and open collaboration.

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dloc project coordinator

Tania M. Ríos Marrero

Email: triosmarrero@ufl.edu | Phone: 352-273-0370

As Project Coordinator for the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC), Tania supports activities related to the Revitalizing dLOC initiative. She focuses on open educational resource (OER) development and publishing, ensuring that OER materials are productively developed and shared for use in teaching and learning, and supports the creation of resource handbooks for dLOC partners. She resides in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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