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Library Faculty

Linda Colding

Linda Colding, DPA
Associate Librarian

phone: 239-590-7604


office: 225S Library West

Areas of Responsibility

  • Lead, manage, and supervise all aspects of the Research and Instruction Department
  • Collect, analyze and report statistics and relevant data regarding reference, research and instruction services.
  • Evaluate, plan, implement research and information delivery and literacy programs that reflect the varied needs of FGCU
  • Serves as liaison to MPA program

For Faculty & Students

  • Contact me to discuss research in my area of expertise, Public Administration

Dr. Colding's Education

Doctor of Public Administration, The University of Alabama, 2004

Master of Science in Library Science, Catholic University of America, 1994

MS, International Relations, Troy University, 1991

MA, Management, Central Michigan University, 1985

BA, Political Science, The University of Florida, 1980



Florida Gulf Coast University, 2015 – present
Head, Research & Instruction Department

University of Maryland Global Campus (formerly University College), 2012 – present
Adjunct Associate Professor

University of Central Florida, 1999 – 2015
Coordinator, Research and Information Desk Services, 2006 – 2015
Coordinator, Library Instruction, 2000 – 2006
Reference Librarian, 1999 – 2000

Air University Library, Maxwell AFB, AL, 1995 – 1999
Bibliographer, 1996 - 1999
Periodicals Reference Librarian, 1995 – 1996

United States Institute of Peace, Washington, D.C., 1994/1995
Reference Librarian (Adjunct), May – September 1994
Reference Librarian, January – May 1995

George Washington University, The Gelman Library, August – December 1994.
Reference Librarian (Adjunct)

Library Intern, United States Department of State, Bureau of International Organization
Affairs, United Nations Research, October - December 1993

United States Air Force Officer, 1980 – 1992