Resume of Scott B. Kass

9117 Bay Drive

Surfside, Florida 33154-3111


Home telephone           (305) 868-8492

Work telephone            (305) 919-5933

Cellular             (786) 218-5224




Employment   Interim Associate Director of Libraries

                        Biscayne Bay Campus Library, 2005-2007

                        Served in this capacity while Executive Associate Director

                        Served as Interim Library Director


                        University Librarian, Head of Reader Services

Florida International University Library, Miami, Florida, 1995-present.

I supervise all public services to 8,000 students, faculty, and staff in a library containing approximately 250,000 books and approximately 5,000 journals; supervise 10 librarians; serve as the Hospitality librarian

(instructing students in the use of Internet resources, lecturing to hospitality classes, and coordinating the purchase of books, periodicals, videos and other hospitality resources); serve at the reference information

desk. My lectures to hospitality classes have concerned library/internet resources for hospitality law, marketing, travel and tourism, human resources, management, training, and accounting/finance.


Reference Librarian and Assistant Department Head

Florida International University Library, Miami, Florida, 1977-present.

                        Served at reference information desk and lectured to hospitality classes.


                        Adjunct Instructor in English

                        Department of English, Biscayne Bay Campus

                        Florida International University, Miami, Florida, 1986-present.

                        I have taught two English courses per term (6 courses per year), including

                        Advanced Writing and Research for Hospitality Majors, Writing Across

The Curriculum for Hospitality Majors, Business Report Writing, Technical Writing, Expository Writing, English Composition, Essay Writing, and Literary Analysis.


In 1997 the University presented me with an Excellence in Teaching Award for English teaching.


                        Coordinator of Writing Lab

                        Florida International University, 1978-1982

                        Responsible for teaching basic English writing and research skills

Educational     Master of Science in Library Science

History:          Florida State University, 1981


                        Master of Arts in English

                        University of Miami, 1972


                        Bachelor of Arts in English, cum laude

                        Rollins College (Florida) 1968


                        Additional Education:


                        Columbia University Teachers' College, New York

                        University of Oregon, post-master's graduate coursework in English*

                        University of Miami, post-master's graduate coursework in English*

                        *all post-master's doctoral coursework in English completed


Honors:           Excellence in Teaching Award presented by Florida International

University, 1997, for English teaching


Excellence in Teaching Award presented by Florida International University,1985, for library skills instruction



Activities:         Fellow, Honors College, FIU, 2005-present

                        Taught Honors College seminars every term

                        Starting fall, 2005.

                        Teach a seminar on Contemporary Chinese Cinema


                        Taught English and Lectured on American Culture

                        Tianjin University of Commerce, Tianjin,

                        Peoples Republic of China, 2006

                        Taught as member of faculty team for School of

                        Hospitality and Tourism's program in Tianjin


Instructor for Faculty Scholars program

                        Taught two seminars for Faculty Scholars program (1989-90),

                        precursor to Honors College.


                        Graduate Thesis Committee Member, 2000-present

                        I have served on 20 master's thesis committees for

                        Hospitality & Tourism Management.


                        Developed English course for Hospitality & Tourism Management

                        I created a credit course combining Gordon Rule writing requirements

                        with information literacy skills. It is now a required course for

                        Hospitality students, both graduate and undergraduate

                        (ENC 3311 Advanced Writing and Research).


                        Commendation for English course development, 2001

                        External report evaluating FIU English Dept. cited my courses

                        for hospitality students as a "notable strength" of the dept.


                        Taught for FIU in Switzerland (2001-2003)

                        Taught in the School of Hospitality & Tourism Management's

                        Program in Luzern, Switzerland (various ENC courses and

                        library skills programs)


                        Invited Lecturer, DCT Hotel Management School,

                        Luzern, Switzerland, 2002

                        Presented seminars on the Internet to faculty of

                        Swiss hotel management school and served as consultant

                        on accreditation from US accrediting body.


                        Taught graduate course for USF School of Library & Info. Science

                        In 2001 taught grad. course in legal and business information sources

                        for the University of South Florida.                   


                                Contributing Editor and Writing Consultant for the

                        FIU Hospitality Review, a referred journal published by

                        The Florida International University School of Hospitality and Tourism



Editor in Chief, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

                        (SACS) Accreditation Report for Florida International University, 1990


                                Editorial board, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)

                        Accreditation Report for Florida International University, 2000,

                        and wrote Introduction to the final report.


Editor, College of Health report for accreditation, 1995


Editor, Department of Health Information Management report for accreditation, 1994


Editor, Department of Information Resource Management user's manual, 1991


3 Professional Development Awards presented by Florida International University, 1989-1990


Publications: Review of "Theorie et pratique dans l'enseignement des sciences de

l'information." In Journal of Academic Librarianship 15 (Nov. 1989): 298.


                        Review of "Marketing and Public Relations for Libraries." In Journal of

                        Academic Librarianship 13 (Jan. 1988): 360-1.


Review of "Persuasive Public Relations for Libraries". In RQ (Summer 1984): 492-3.


                        "Little Lessons from Library History." Journal of Academic Librarianship

                        9 (September 1983): 20.


                        Review of "Marketing the Library." In RQ 22 (Spring 1983): 320-1.


Review of "Alternative Library Literature 1988-1989." In Journal of Academic Librarianship 17 (Mar. 1991).


Review of "CompuServe Companion." In Research Strategies 12 (Fall 1994): 253.


Review of "The Upside of Downsizing." In Research Strategies 14 (Fall 1996): 252-3.


Editor of The Art of Music Engraving and Processing. Miami Beach:

Hansen Music and Books, 1987.




Activities:        Member, American Library Association


                        President, Dade County (Miami) Library Association 1987-88


Panelist, Dade County Association annual meeting on technological change in the library, 1995


Conducted 3 days of in-service training in reference skills for entire staff of Miami-Dade County Public Library System, 1999


Travel:            Peoples Republic of China, England, France, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean,                                Switzerland