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Kaya Van Beynen
Office: POY 130
Phone: (727) 873-4626

Librarian, Head Library Research & Instruction

As liaison to the College of Education, Kaya provides instruction, research, and collection management support to Education students and faculty.  Additionally, she manages library assessment activities to continually adapt to the needs, perceptions, and satisfaction of the students, faculty, and community of the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library.

Before becoming a librarian, she earned a Masters in Geography from McMaster University and worked as a researcher at McMaster University, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Hispanic Health Council.  Her research interests are interdisciplinary to the fields of geography and library science and focus on karst, visitor studies, and communities of practice.


  • Master of Science, Library and Information Studies, Simmons College
  • Master of Arts, Geography, McMaster University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology, McGill University


Contact Information
Nelson Poynter Memorial Library
University of South Florida St. Petersburg
140 7th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
Office: 727-873-4626
Email:  kayatown@mail.usf.edu


Guides by Kaya vanBeynen

My Subject Specialties

World Languages & Cultures