Kristy Padron, B.A., M.L.I.S

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Interim Assistant Dean of Public Services | Associate University Librarian
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Kristy Padron currently is the Interim Dean of Public Services at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Libraries where she supervises the operations of 3 departments and works with the Senior Library Leadership Team (SLT) in implementing library initiatives.  She holds the rank of Associate University Librarian and has 20 years of experience in college and university libraries in Florida and Michigan. 

Ms. Padron serves as scholarly communication librarian where she reinitiated and restructured her unit's services and functions.  She worked with her colleagues to organize copyright education courses for library staff and to the FAU campus.  She created programs and information sources on open access, transformative agreements available to FAU, and scholarly publishing including the topic of predatory or deceptive publishers. 

Previously, Ms. Padron was an instruction coordinator and information services librarian where she provided library instruction to all levels of students and to small and large class sizes.  She effectively planned instruction sessions with faculty and instructors in various academic disciplines ranging from English 1101 to graduate-level STEM and health science courses, with the goal of showing importance of good information sources for academic, professional, and personal uses.

Ms. Padron actively serves in local, state and national professional library associations with focuses in academic libraries, information literacy, instruction, and mentoring.  For community service activities, she participates in food bank and affordable housing initiatives in south Florida.  

  • (Current): Coursework for Master of Public Administration
  • 2003: Master of Library and Information Science
  • 1998: Bachelor of Arts, English
  • 1997: Bachelor of Arts, Psychology

  • Scholarly communication 
  • Library instruction 

  • Padron, K., & Paige, S.M. (2024).  Starting in-house copyright education programs: Commonalities and conclusions from two southeastern US academic libraries.  Reference Services Review, ahead-of-print. 

  • Edwards, S., & Padron, K. (2022).  "We had to realize quickly how to do things virtually":  How faculty and staff at the Florida Atlantic University Libraries adapted work tasks to the COVID-19 pandemic [Poster presentation].  Florida Library Association annual conference 2022, Ponte Vedra, FL. 

  • Padron, K. (2021).  In-house copyright education: Notes from the field [Lightning talk].  Kraemer Family Library Copyright Conference 2021, Colorado Springs, CO. 

  • Padron, K. (2020). Library presence in a nursing faculty online teaching module [Virtual poster presentation].  Association of College and Research Libraries Distance Learning Section, Virtual Poster Session 2020. 


  • Recipient, Exemplary Reference Award, Florida Virtual Reference Service (Ask a Librarian), June, 2011, January 2019.
  • Recipient, Mid-career Librarian Scholarship, Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Conference, March 2017.

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