Living Herstory

Often, the life stories of USF Libraries donors are every bit as interesting as the collections they donate. In this case, the two are tightly interwoven. After a rather more conventional life in New York as a housewife, mother of three, teacher’s aide, and intensive care nurse, Edith “Edie” Daly moved back to her home …

Undergraduate Research Stars Rely on the USF Libraries

Looking for inspiration? Go no further than the Undergraduate Research and Arts Colloquium. Produced by the Office for Undergraduate Research, this competitive annual event showcases some of USF’s brightest and most engaged students. Of the 400 research projects on exhibit this year, a handful were singled out for special recognition. The USF Tampa Library’s own Director of Library …

Where in the world is it?

Do you get driving directions from your mobile phone app, check in on Facebook, or use Zillow to research housing prices? You probably didn’t realize how often or how adroitly you use Geographic Information Systems, better known by the initialism ‘GIS.’ GIS software makes use of map information to organize data and enhance its usefulness. …

Capturing Florida’s Impressive Public Health Journey

Public health, as a discipline, relies heavily on numbers and statistics, abstractions that make population-scale information useful. But in order to gain a complete picture of how decisions are made, tomorrow’s leaders benefit from the hard-won expertise of public health pioneers. The anecdotes, inside perspective, and historical memory of those who essentially invented public health …

USF Libraries Nurture Inquisitive Undergraduate Minds

University of South Florida students are capable of great things. But occasionally, an ambitious young student will demonstrate such mastery of the research process, and pursue their academic and career goals with such focus, as to bedazzle those around him or her. It is this passionate undergraduate scholar that the Best Use of Library Resources …

What do student employees contribute to the USF Libraries?

The students who work in the USF Libraries make an invaluable contribution to the success of their fellow students and library initiatives as a whole. Many essential library functions are performed by our student workers who, in return, receive not only remuneration but on-the-job training and proximity to library resources that can benefit their academic outcomes. …

Sharing Library Treasures with the World via Digital Collections

Have you explored USF Libraries Digital Collections lately? If you have, you know these materials are usually primary source items from Special Collections and often of historic or international relevance. They are found in searchable collections on our website, and some have been curated into online exhibitions that walk you through a contextual narrative. The USF Libraries …