Administrative records of Donald E. Riggs, Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian at Nova Southeastern University
Scope and Content
General Correspondence, memos, budgets, human resources paperwork, reports, and proposals are present in the administrative records of Donald E. Riggs. The majority of the files’ coverage includes the planning and construction materials related to the building of the joint-use library with Broward County spearheaded by Donald E. Riggs from NSU and Sam Morrison from Broward County. Additional materials related to his work with various organizations is included, particularly the Association of College and Research Libraries where he served as editor of College & Research Libraries and from universities where he served as a distance education faculty member.
The main bulk of the materials is from 1997 to 2002. Therefore, the collection offers a very thorough portrayal of the many facets of the Nova Southeastern University Libraries during those years. The bulk of the material is concerned with the administration of the various libraries at Nova Southeastern University – both on the main campus and at the regional campuses. This includes the Oceanography, Law, Health Professions Division, East Campus, North Miami Beach Campus, Panama, Jamaica, Bahamas, and the main campus libraries. There are files regarding the affiliation agreements between Nova University and various other institutions and organizations. Also included are many files covering the joint-use library planning, libraries’ administration (finance, strategic plans, human resources documentation), and professional and personal correspondence. The challenges of a growing university and a consequently growing university library system are evident in the administrative files.
Access or Use Restrictions
Archival collections are closed to the public. Permission must be obtained from the current NSU Archivist and the Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian. Certain files are restricted to protect identities of former staff and/or students.
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Nova Southeastern University Archive
Nova Southeastern University, Archives, "A Guide to the Records of Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian, Dr. Donald E. Riggs" (2015). Finding Aids. 6.