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Associate Librarian, Associate Director of Broader Impacts, Copyright and Intellectual Propery Librarian


As Associate Director for Broader Impacts, LeEtta Schmidt leads a series of high-quality specialized services dedicated to grant support and the enhancement of faculty research impact. As the Copyright and Intellectual Property Librarian, she provides copyright and intellectual property guidance, education, and outreach as part of the services offered by USF Libraries’ Special Collections. During her time at the USF Libraries she has developed expertise in journal editing, interlibrary loan, course reserves, digital collections, oral histories, and archives documentation.  


Primary Areas of Focus
  • Copyright and Information Policy
  • Open Access and Creative Commons
  • Grant Support and Enhancement of Faculty Research Impact
  • Master of Arts, Library and Information Science, University of South Florida
  • Bachelor of Arts, English Literature, University of South Florida
Research Interests
  • Copyright, AI, and associated literacies in Higher Education
  • Interaction of authors with their intellectual property rights
  • Intersection of library services and intellectual property laws


Selected Publications


Szempruch, J. N. & Schmidt, L. M. (2024). Successful feedback literacy for library and information science professionals: A literature review. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 50(4), 102903.

Boczar, J. & Schmidt, L. (2022) Analyzing Faculty Open Access Publishing: A citation analysis of select colleges at the University of South Florida.  The Journal of Academic Librarianship.  48(2).

Schmidt, L., English, M. (2015). Copyright Instruction in LIS Programs:  Report of a Survey of Standards in the U.S.A.  Journal of Academic Librarianship. 41(6): 736-743.


Guides by LeEtta Schmidt