Susan Epstein MSLS, AHIP

Susan Epstein MSLS, AHIP

Systems Librarian, Charlotte Edwards Maguire Medical Library
Main Campus

Job Description

As systems librarian, Epstein analyzes, researches, documents, and modifies the circulation, e-resource and instructional systems for the College of Medicine Charlotte Edwards Maguire Medical Library.


Susan Epstein began her library career in 1994 as the FSU Career Center's librarian, providing access to the quality information people need for career decision making. While at the Career Center, she created user guides and workshops for researching employers and job searching on the Internet; systematized the processing, cataloging, and filing of print, multimedia, and online resources in the Career Center Library; and documented best practices for career resource library managers. At the Maguire Medical Library, she was head of public services from 2009 to 2012, then developed her current systems librarian position based on the increasing complexity of providing access to an online library.


Professional certificate (graduate-level): Web Design (December 2009); Master of Science in Library Science(1993), The Florida State University; Special emphasis: Information Technology / Bachelor of Arts in Spanish; Bachelor of Science in Family and Community Development, University of Maryland (1981) / Spanish/Community Development Semester Abroad, Universidad de los Andes; Bogotá, Colombia (Spring 1980)


Representative, NN/LM Emergency Preparedness Regional Advisory Committee (2009-2013); Member, Florida State University Libraries Council (2001-2009); Member, The Career Center Web Site Committee (1999-2009); Member, The Career Center Publications and Promotions Committee (1996-2009); Chair, The Career Center Library Committee (1995-2000; 2003-2009)


Member, Medical Library Association (2010-Present); Member, Southern Chapter, Medical Library Association (2010-Present); Member, Florida Health Sciences Library Association (2010-Present); Member, Council of State University Libraries, Public Services Planning Committee (2009-2012); Member, Special Libraries Association (SLA); Biomedical & Life Sciences Division; Medical Section (2010-Present); Business and Finance / Solo Librarians Divisions (1995-2009); Regional Representative, SLA Florida Caribbean Chapter (1995-Present); Member, Career Resource Managers Association (2000-2009); Member, North Florida Library Association (1994-2011);


Epstein, S. A., & Rosasco, R. E. Connecting Faculty Researchers to Librarians via Departmental Associates. The Reference Librarian, 56(2), 102-118. doi: 10.1080/02763877.2014.978246 (2015)
Carr, D. L. & Epstein, S.A. Information resources to enhance career advising. In K. Hughey, D. B. Nelson, J. Damminger, E. McCalla-Wriggins (Eds.) The Handbook of Career Advising. Manhattan, KS: National Academic Advising Association (2009)
Epstein, S. & Lenz, J. G. Developing and managing career resources. Broken Arrow, OK: National Career Development Association (2008)
Epstein, S. & Kinsley, K. The career resource library: Development and management issues. In J. Sampson, R. Reardon, G. Peterson, & J. Lenz, Career counseling and services: A cognitive information processing approach. Wadsworth-Brooks/Cole. Pacific Grove, CA (2004)
Sampson, J., Reardon, R., Reed, C., Rudd, E., Lumsden, J., Epstein, S., Folsom, B., Herbert, S., Johnson, S., Simmons, A., O’Dell, J., Rush, D., Wright, L., Lenz, J., Peterson, G., & Greeno, B. A differential feature-cost analysis of twenty-one computer-assisted career guidance systems (technical report No. 10) (8th Edition). (1998).
Epstein, S. Job searching on the internet – an instructional approach. Journal of Career Planning and Employment 57 (4), 38-40 (1997)