Mercedes Clemente, 2013
- Chair of Library Services
- DSC employee since 1981
Degrees and schools where awarded: M.S. in Information Sciences, Florida State University; M.Ed. in Education Foundations and B.S. in Arts and Sciences, University of Florida; Diploma, Bible Studies.
Career/Professional honors: Florida Library Association president; Florida Library Association/chair of Leadership-Mentoring Program; Florida Library Association Leader of the Year; Daytona State College Faculty Senate president; Daytona State Faculty Advocacy Award.
Outside interests: Crafts, Singing, Travel
What did you do prior to joining Daytona State College? Principal of Providence School (K – 12) Haiti; also worked at UF in the library acquisitions and cataloguing departments.
What projects are you working on right now? I’m constantly working to make sure that the library is the hub of learning at Daytona State College.
What has been the most rewarding thing about your Daytona State experience? Networking with the Daytona State College family.
What is one goal you still hope to achieve in your career? To make sure that the Daytona State library is the best among colleges.
One thing people are surprised to find out about me is: I was shy as a teenager and young adult.
Last book read: “Core of Conviction: My Story” by Michele Bachmann and “Developing the Leaders Around You” by John C. Maxwell.
If they could bottle your personality what would the label read? Bubbling, committed and compassionate.
If you could have a dinner party and invite any four people, dead or alive, the guest list would be: Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., Mother Theresa and Napoleon Bonaparte.
The Daytona State of Mind to me is students, faculty and staff questioning, discovering and learning!