Our Team

See the Digital Partnerships & Strategies Organizational Chart.


Laurie TaylorLaurie Taylor, Senior Director for Library Technology and Digital Strategies, and Chair of the Department of Digital Partnerships & Strategies

Email: Laurien@ufl.edu | Phone: 352-273-2902 | Office: Library West 255 | Twitter: Laurien

As the Senior Director for Library Technology & Digital Strategies, I provide leadership for technology and partnerships with the UF Libraries across the university, regionally, nationally, and internationally. I work closely with colleagues to create and sustain supports for collaborations for building collections, community, and capacity, including for the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) and LibraryPress@UF. My work is geared towards enabling a culture of radical collaboration that values and supports diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Perry Collins, Copyright and Open Educational Resources Librarian

Email: perrycollins@ufl.edu | Phone: 352-273-2710 | Office: Library West 257 | Twitter: perrycollins

Perry Collins is the Copyright and Open Educational Resources Librarian at the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida. She is the UF Lead on the dLOC as Data Project.

Photo of Chelsea JohnstonChelsea Johnston, Scholarly Publishing & Repository Librarian

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

Chelsea Johnston is the Scholarly Publishing & Repository Librarian at the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida. She manages the Libraries’ open access journal publishing program on Florida Online Journals, supports the Institutional Repository at the University of Florida, and contributes to other initiatives in digital scholarship and publishing through the LibraryPress@UF. 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.

Photo of Tracy MacKay-RatliffTracy MacKay-Ratliff, LibraryPress@UF
Graphic Designer & Coordinator

Email: tmackayratliff@ufl.edu | Phone: 352-273-2644| Office: Library West 253 | Twitter: macrat_uf

As the Graphic Designer & Coordinator for LibraryPress@UF, an imprint of UF Press and George A. Smathers Libraries, I develop creative designs and publications. I serve as Managing Editor for SOURCE, UF Libraries Open Access Magazine. I support academic faculty collaborating with the Libraries and manage design projects from conception to production. For over 25 years I have honed my visual communication skills in digital/print publishing, logo/brand development, and advertising/promotional design. I have been fortunate to call many amazing places across the country home while curating my journey as a creative.

Tania Rios MarreroTania M. Ríos Marrero, dLOC Project Coordinator

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

As Project Coordinator for the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC), I support activities related to the Revitalizing dLOC initiative. I focus on open educational resource (OER) development and publishing, ensuring that OER materials are productively developed and shared for use in teaching and learning. I also support the creation of resource handbooks for dLOC partners. My interests include the interrelationship of digital archives and public memory, digital preservation of cultural heritage materials, and community archives and libraries. I reside in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Caribbean Partnerships Librarian

Starting in January!

Katherine NguyenKatherine Nguyen, dLOC Communications Assistant

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

As the Communications Assistant for the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC), I am part of the Revitalizing dLOC Initiative. My work focuses on outreach, content curation and review, and digital publishing. I am interested in learning how to support and sustain community histories and memories through digitization and open collaboration.