Suzanne Cady Stapleton

Suzanne Stapleton
Associate University Librarian
Office: L-306A, Marston Science Library
Phone: (352) 273-2715
Liaison Librarian Services

M. S. Cornell University
B. A. Carleton College

Research Interests: publishing practices of agricultural scholars, information literacy, open access publishing, and preservation of historic agricultural publications.

Subject Responsibilities: Agronomy, Center for Aquatic & Invasive Plants, Environmental HorticultureHorticultural SciencesPlant Pathology, Plant Molecular Cell Biology Program

IFAS Research & Education Center Responsibilities: Citrus (Lake Alfred)Everglades (Belle Glade), Gulf Coast (Balm)Indian River (Ft. Pierce)Mid-Florida (Apopka)

Recent Publications:

  • Cataldo, T. T. and Stapleton, S. C. 2023. Publishing In Reference Module in Social Sciences: Encyclopedia of Libraries Librarianship, and Information Science.
  • Jordana, C. N., Stapleton, S. C., Colee, J. C., Lee S., Gao, Z. , Ray, Z. T., Anrecio, L. R., Freed, D. J., Zhao, X. 2023. How does Watermelon Grafting  Impact Fruit Yield and Quality? A systematic Review. HortScience.
  • Stapleton, S. C. More Than the Sum of Its Parts: The consultative Group on international Agricultural Research, CGIAR. 2022. Journal of Agricultural & Food Information.
  • Leonard M, Stapleton S, Collins P, Selfe TK, Cataldo T (2021) Ten simple rules for avoiding predatory publishing scams. PLoS Comput Biol 17(9): e1009377.
  • Stapleton, S. C., Dinsmore, C. S., Van Kleeck, D., and Ma, X. 2021. Computer-assisted indexing complements manual selection of subject terms for metadata in specialized collection. College & Research Libraries. Association of College and Research Libraries.
  • Johnston, C., Stapleton, S., and Smith, P. L., II. 2021. Creating a test kitchen for research
    data management with UF/IFAS Global Feed the Future – Haiti. In B. Buljung & E.
    Bongiovanni (eds.), The ACRL Scholarly Communications Cookbook. Association of
    College & Research Libraries (ACRL). Chicago, IL. 
  • Google Scholar Profile

Recent Grant Activities:

  • Establishing evidence-based recommendations for high impact open access publishing of UF Research [UF George A. Smathers Libraries Research Award] Cataldo, T. T., Stapleton, S. C., Hundemer, S. On-going.
  • Planning Collaborative Practices for Archiving Farmworker Communities Histories [Institute of Museum and Library Sciences National Leadership Grant] Vargas-Betancourt, M., Nemmers, J., Cusick, J. Stapleton, S., Diaz, J., Skokan, B., Ben-Knaan, K. Phensiriphand, N. On-going.
  • Historical Naval Stores Review preservation and digitization [Pine Chemicals, Inc. Project Award]. Stapleton, S., Hodges, A. W., Perry, L., Pursley, T.
  • Discovery and usage of digital items with enhanced metadata: a test case of machine-aided indexing [Smathers Library Strategic Opportunities Grant]. Stapleton, S.,  Dinsmore, C., van Kleek, D., Spears, L, Perry, L. and Phillips, R.  (
  • UF Library Journal Publishing Survey – 2019. Stapleton, S., Johnston, C., and Collins, P. (report:; video summary:
  • Preserving Florida’s agricultural history: Digitization of the Florida Cattleman & Livestock Journal.  Stapleton, S. C. (report:; video introduction: