Faculty and Staff Support the U: Library Leader Finds Joy in Finding—and Providing—Resources for Students
Ann Campbell enjoys her work as library supervisor at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science Library. “We have an excellent collection of resource materials, and since we are a small library, we get to know our students on a first-name basis,” she says. “It’s a pleasure to help them find the information they need for a research project or a dissertation.”
“We have an excellent collection of resource materials, and since we are a small library, we get to know our students on a first-name basis.”Ann Campbell
But Campbell also donates regularly to the University of Miami, through the annual United Way campaign, as well as the Momentum2 campaign website. Her contributions have supported general University scholarships, the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS), and UM libraries, among other areas. As she notes, “I don’t have a lot to give back, but I know that every gift counts.”
An avid reader whose personal tastes include science fiction and fantasy, Campbell worked in a few bookstores and at Cox Communications in Gainesville, Florida, before joining the University a decade ago. She was a staff associate in the dean’s office at RSMAS before taking the library position five years ago. “My mother, Sue Ann Campbell, had just retired from the UM law library, and encouraged me to apply when I moved back from Gainesville,” she says. “I’ve always loved books, so this is a great position for me.”
A native of Philadelphia, Campbell moved to Florida at age 15 and graduated from Miami Southridge High School. She studied at Miami Dade College, took a job in Gainesville and moved back to Miami in the early 2000s. She’s now finishing the courses for a sociology degree at UM. In her spare time, she enjoys water sports, including paddle boarding, and spending time with her young godchildren.
Campbell’s dedication to UM extends well beyond her own donations. “I encourage other employees to support our University even if you can only give $5 or $10. It’s a way for us to help our fellow ’Canes.”