Outreach Working Group


The Sunshine State Digital Network (SSDN) Outreach Working Group has responsibility for the outreach and marketing activities of the SSDN. It works with the Implementation WG and Steering Committee to develop a marketing plan and coordinates with statewide collaboratives, associations, and others to ensure broad awareness in Florida’s cultural heritage sector of the activities of the SSDN.


  • Works with Implementation WG and Steering Committee to develop marketing plan and vet outreach material
  • Develops, in collaboration with partners, the other working groups, and the Steering Committee, marketing and outreach materials to share with potential partners and interested parties
  • Maintains list of contacts with statewide collaboratives, associations, digitization centers, and others involved in digital collections in cultural heritage organizations across the state
  • Work with Training Working Group to advertise training workshops
  • Coordinates with appropriate partners to do outreach
  • Maintain social media presence on appropriate platforms

2017-2018 Goals:

  • Develop list of contacts for use by the SSDN
  • Develop a marketing plan for the SSDN
  • Develop social media plan
  • Others to be determined by the WG when established

Current Members:

  • Keila Zayas-Ruiz, Sunshine State Digital Network – Chair
  • Rebecca Campbell, Eustis Memorial Library
  • Rita Cauce, Florida International University (Sub-Hub)
  • Bebe Chang, Nova Southeastern University
  • Gabrielle Clark, University of South Florida
  • Megan Danak, Tampa Hillsborough County Public Library
  • Carol DeMent, Panhandle Library Access Network
  • Katrina Harkness, Division of Library and Information Services
  • Mary Johnson, Jacksonville Public Library
  • Lydia Motyka, Florida Academic Library Service Cooperative
  • Katie McCormick, Florida State University (Hub)
  • Jennifer Pratt, Southeast Florida Library Information Network
  • Blake Robinson, Division of Library and Information Services
  • Jamie Rogers, Florida International University (Sub-Hub)
  • Gerrianne Schaad, Florida Southern College
  • Renelda Sells, Tampa Hillsborough County Public Library
  • Deana Sparling, LexisNexis
  • Susan Swiatosz, University of North Florida
  • Jay Sylvestre, University of Miami
  • Melissa VandeBurgt, Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Candace Webb, University of South Florida
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