Jo Ann Sampson has been with the Orange County Library System for 4 years and has 18 years of experience in various library settings. She is currently the Department Head for the Special Services Department which handles MAYL, the highly popular OCLS home delivery program. Previously, Jo Ann was an assistant manager in the library system and the project manager for the OCLS "Job Smart, Job Start" which was recognized by the Florida Division of Library and Information Services as an Exemplary Project. She also served as project managers for our "Grow Your Business" grant project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. She earned her Masters in Library and Information Studies from Florida State University.
Moving Mountains and Crossing Rivers Symposium Presentation, September 2008: "The Library Without Walls: Orange County Library System's Home Delivery"
"Outreach as Virtual Branch" an essay from the Jan/Feb '09 issue of "Public Libraries" in the Perspectives section.
Her project profile was accepted for publication in a soon-to-be-released book. Her work will appear in Writing Successful Technology Grant Proposals: A LITA Guide by Pam Mackellar to be released by Neal-Schuman Publishers later in 2011.