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In Conversation with Cayla Miraglia

Meet Cayla, Ringling College’s first-ever Social Media Specialist.

Cayla Miraglia earned her BA in Communications (2019) from the University of West Florida with specializations in Public Relations and Social Media Marketing. During her time at UWF, she worked as a social media intern for the University and was the Public Relations director for the 2018 University of West Florida’s Homecoming. She also acted as graphic designer and was an on-air personality at Cat Country 98.7 in Pensacola. Following graduation, Cayla moved back to Sarasota and started as Digital and Social Media Assistant at iHeartRadio Tampa Bay. She then joined Ringling’s Communications Strategies team in 2020 in the inaugural social media position.

Why do you enjoy working in social media?

C: Social media really shows me that creative possibilities are endless. I enjoy crafting different kinds of posts for all kinds of reasons, then watching people connect with, and enjoy them in real time. There is no better feeling than seeing people enjoying what you’re posting and making a positive impact – sometimes instantly!

What was the most fun campaign you’ve ever worked on?

C: When it comes to social media, I think all campaigns are fun because they’re always so different! Recently I enjoyed working on the Ringling College Giving Challenge 2020 campaign. It was amazing to see how the community came together during the 24-hour fundraiser all in support of our student scholarships. It feels good to know I played a part in that. Other past campaigns that stand out include iHeartRadio’s 2019 FLZ Jingle Ball and several live concerts.

How do you hope to take Ringling’s social media to the next level?

C: My goal is to transform our social pages into something that no one has seen Ringling do before. I want to streamline them and really focus more on current and prospective students. Our students are creating so many amazing things and I really want to showcase that. I want to dive deeper into what Ringling College is, but also why it’s the best, or as Dr. Thompson would say, pre-eminent!

I am really proud that since I have come on board, Ringling’s social accounts have grown exponentially in a few short months – even amidst the pandemic. From mid-February when I started to present, our Instagram account has increased by 682 followers (and counting!), Facebook interactions are up by 57% and Twitter responses/shares are up 26%. Reports claim that approximately 3.5 billion people are actively using social media worldwide; the majority of users being Millennials, Gen X, and of course, Gen Z which is our target audience.

In today’s world, social media in my opinion is the best, fastest, and most tailored way to advertise a brand, or in Ringling’s case, allow everyone to see what the College and its students are really capable of achieving.

When you’re not concentrating on social, what else do you enjoy?

C: I love to explore new places, shop, go to theme parks, and learn new things about myself. The beauty of my chosen career is, I always end up posting everything on social media anyway! I love to connect with, and inspire people; it’s so important to me to try and help them see that social media can be utilized in so many positive ways.

I mainly got started in social media because I wanted people to see its beauty and opportunity the way I do. A lot of people think social media only has negative effects and cannot contribute any good to the world, but I want to show people the exact opposite. I hope I can use my skills and passions to help Ringling College transform their social presence by releasing all of the creativity and talent on campus out into the social world – people need to see the incredible things that are happening at the College, every single day. When we make this content available to everyone, all they have to do is follow us and the impact will be amazing!

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Sarasota, FL 34234-5895
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Attention: Due to ongoing closures from our partner libraries as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be unable to fill most book or book chapter interlibrary loan requests. We will continue to do our best to process article requests in a timely manner depending on availability.

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Staff

Director of Library Services

941-359-7582

Kristina Keogh

Digital Curation and Special Collections Librarian

941-359-7583

Janelle Rebel

Technical Services Librarian   

941-359-7586

Janet Thomas

Instructional Design Librarian

941-309-0038

Claire Powell

Instructional Design Librarian

941-359-7671

Kayla Morrell

Archivist

941-309-4055

Alexandra Vargas-Fournier

Library Technician III (Cataloging and Metadata Assistant)   

941-359-7631

Lisa Martinez

Library Technician II (Periodicals and Interlibrary Loan)

 

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Library Technician III (Circulation Manager)  

941-359-7587

Tim DeForest

Library Technician III (Acquisitions Manager/Office Support)  

941-359-7584

Yolanda Coleman

Library Technician II (Circulation Assistant)  

941-359-7587

Sean Farrell

Circulation Assistant

 

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Christina Song

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Borrowing

Patron Type # of Items Type of Material Borrowing Time
Student 40 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* 7 days
Faculty and Staff 40 Books 6 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 7 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* 7 days
Trustee, Alumni, Cross College Alliance, and  15 Books 3 weeks
Ringling College LibraryAssociation Members CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
PreCollege 5 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
Local Teacher 15 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
Chartwell’s and Follett employees located at Ringling 15 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
*The video game collection supports the research and teaching of the Game Art & Design program. Video games may not be checked out by Alumni, Ringling College Library Association members or Family members.

Spaces

The Alfred R. Goldstein Library features a wide variety of quiet, group study, and work process spaces. Looking for a quiet study area? Make your way up to the 3rd floor to look for a book in the Research Collection or peruse the new art magazines while relaxing in comfortable seating. When the weather is nice, you can take your coffee from Roberta’s Café on the first floor to one of the four terraces to work outside and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. Looking for meeting space to get together with a group? Check out the group study rooms, which are available on all three floors of the Goldstein Library. The 10 group study rooms are available to students on a first-come first served basis, or available for booking by Ringling College faculty and staff for group and class meetings.

Library Hours

The library remains closed to all non-Ringling College visitors, including the general public and alumni, until further notice.

Library Services Hours (when classes are in session):

Monday -Thursday: 8 AM – 11 PM
Friday: 8 AM – 7 PM
Saturday: 12 PM – 6 PM
Sunday: 10 AM – 11 PM

Holidays and Breaks:
The Library is closed on holidays, as designated by the institution, and typically operates on a Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 4 PM schedule during breaks.

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Hours for the Brizdle-Schoenberg Special Collections Center:

By appointment only from Monday – Friday 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM, no drop-ins. Closed Saturday and Sunday. Contact specialcollections@c.ringling.edu to schedule an appointment.

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Sarasota, FL 34234-5895

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