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Colleen Lunsford Bevis

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 | Posted in Collections, Faculty, News, Services, Students by Tomaro Taylor | No Comments »

The FMHI Library extends sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Colleen Lunsford Bevis (d. October 11, 2013).  Mrs. Bevis was a staunch advocate for children’s mental health services and is well-regarded for her work in this and related areas.

The FMHI Library maintains a collection of  Colleen Bevis’ papers, which document her work and committment towards improved child welfare services in the state of Florida.  The collection is open to researchers. View the collection guide online.

For more information, contact Librarian and Archivist Tomaro Taylor: tomaro@usf.edu.

Library Books – At Your Service

Thursday, October 10th, 2013 | Posted in Collections, Faculty, News, Services, Students by Tomaro Taylor | No Comments »

Commuter Student? Only on campus once or twice a week?  Consider using the USF Libraries’ Shelf Service.  With Shelf Service, you can request that items from the FMHI Library’s circulating collection be retrieved from the shelves and held at our front desk for your arrival.  (The Tampa Library provides this service, too!).  Requests are limited to circulating books and media.  At this time, you will not be able to request the FMHI Library’s archival collections or tests & measures via Shelf Service.

Good to Know:

  • Limit of 5 items per day.
  • Items held for 7 days.
  • Please allow 1-2 days for pick-up.
  • The service is only available Monday – Friday.

If you are USF Faculty, please continue using the Libraries’ PRONTO Service.

Questions?  Give us a call at 813-974-4471.

October is American Archives Month

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 | Posted in Collections, Faculty, News, Resources, Services, Students by Tomaro Taylor | No Comments »

“What’s an archive?” you say?  Visit the FMHI Research Library to find out.  You can also learn about our archival research collections by visiting: http://lib.usf.edu/fmhi/archives/historical-records-papers/.  (Additional collections are available at the USF Tampa Library Special Collections).

How can archives benefit your research?

  • Archives provide records of activity, which can be used to understand the functions, purpose,  interests, and goals of organizations and individuals.
  • Archival records can be current or non-current, which  allows researchers to better understand the context within which certain activities occur.
  • In addition to printed or textual  information, archives can include images, audio recordings and visual materials  – a wide-range of items that can support and complement your research from various angles.

What are some of the FMHI Library’s archival collections?
(If you don’t know what a finding aid is, click it to find out! Or, here’s a hint – a finding aid is a detailed description of a collection’s contents.)

  • Colleen Lunsford Bevis collection >> finding aid
  • Dr. Charles S. Mahan papers (currently, only select materials are available for research use)
  • Florida Commission on Mental Health and Substance Abuse papers  >> finding aid
  • Florida Study Commission on Child Welfare papers >> finding aid
  • JCAHO Papers on the Accreditation of FMHI >> finding aid
  • National Commission to Prevent Infant Mortality papers
  • Joseph B. Sidowski research materials >> finding aid
  • David C. Speer research materials
  • SEDNET: Multiagency Service Network for Severely Emotionally Disabled Students >> finding aid

How do I use the FMHI Library’s archival research collections?
All researchers are asked to read this page first and this page second.

Contact FMHI Librarian and Archivist, Tomaro Taylor at tomaro@usf.edu or (813) 974-5750.

Need Help Using Databases?

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 | Posted in Faculty, News, Services, Students by Tomaro Taylor | No Comments »

Some of the most commonly used databases in the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences include:

If you need help using these or other databases, let us know!  Schedule a research consultation today: http://lib.usf.edu/fmhi/contact-us/.

Suicide Prevention Week: September 8-14

Sunday, September 8th, 2013 | Posted in Collections, Faculty, News, Services, Students by Tomaro Taylor | No Comments »

September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day; take 5 to save lives.

Select publications on the topic of suicide & suicide prevention available through the USF Libraries include:

  • Crisis counseling, intervention and prevention in the schools (2013): e-book
  • Preventing college student suicide: New directions for student services (2013): e-book
  • A special scar: The experiences of people bereaved by suicide (2013): e-book
  • When the warrior returns: Making the transition at home (2012): e-book
  • Counselling suicidal clients (2010): e-book
  • Now I lay me down: suicide in the elderly (1994): USF Tampa Library, HV6545.2.N68 1993
  • Annual report – National Office for suicide prevention: reports, 2005-2013
  • Archives of suicide research: e-journal
  • Crisis: e-journal
  • Suicide and life-threatening behavior: e-journal

Community resources include:

Image courtesy of American Association of Suicidology.

Closed: September 2

Thursday, August 29th, 2013 | Posted in Hours, News, Services by Tomaro Taylor | No Comments »

The FMHI Research Library will be closed Monday, September 2, in observance of Labor Day. Regular hours will resume Tuesday, September 3.

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.


Welcome New & Returning Students

Monday, August 26th, 2013 | Posted in News, Services, Students by Tomaro Taylor | No Comments »

Welcome (or welcome back!) to USF.   Go Bulls!

If you’re a student in the College of Behavioral & Community Sciences, you may be interested in knowing that there’s a library dedicated to your specific research and educational needs -  the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Research Library.  (We like to call it “FMHI Library” for short.)  The Library is located in the 1700 wing of the MHC building.  You’ll find librarians Claudia Dold and Tomaro Taylor there, Monday – Friday, to assist with your research needs.  Stop by to familiarize yourself with the space, get to know the librarians, and chat with other students.  We look forward to meeting/seeing you and helping you this semester and beyond!


Hey, check this out: http://lib.usf.edu/welcome/

Image courtesy of battlepaint.  Some rights reserved: http://battlepaint.deviantart.com/art/Hi-I-am-a-Dinosaur-208373313.

Welcome, Faculty & Staff!

Monday, August 26th, 2013 | Posted in Faculty, News, Resources, Services by Tomaro Taylor | No Comments »

For over 35 years, the FMHI Research Library has provided services directly supporting the research, teaching and educational activities of the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute -  and we’re just getting started.

Librarians Claudia Dold and Tomaro Taylor are here to assist in- and outside of the classroom.  Whether you need assistance formulating a literature review, finding materials to support your research or grant activities, or helping your students navigate the wealth of library resources available, we’re here to help!  We’re also here to provide basic support for Canvas, EndNote, RefWorks, PRONTO, PRESTO, and APA Citation style.

  • Schedule a consultation for either yourself or your student by using our online form.
  • Schedule the FMHI Library Classroom for a workshop or training session by contacting Tomaro.

We look forward to working with you and your students this semester and beyond!  See you in the library.

FMHI Library Hours: August 19 – December 8

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 | Posted in Faculty, Hours, News, Services, Students by Tomaro Taylor | No Comments »

Please note that the FMHI Library’s hours will change as we transition into the Fall Semester:


  • August 19-23: 9AM – 5 PM
  • August 24 – 25: CLOSED


Fall Semester

  • August 23-December 8: OPEN Monday – Thursday, 8 AM-6 PM, and Friday, 8 AM-5 PM.  CLOSED Weekends.
  • Monday, September 2: CLOSED
  • Tuesday, November 11: CLOSED
  • Thursday & Friday, November 28-29: CLOSED

For information regarding scheduled classes, workshops or temporary closures, please refer to our calendar.

“Eternal Clock” image courtesy of Robbert van der Steeg and Wikimedia Commons: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Eternal_clock.jpg.

One Person Can Make a Difference: Henrietta Lacks

Monday, August 12th, 2013 | Posted in Collections, Faculty, News, Resources, Services, Students by Tomaro Taylor | No Comments »

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks has been selected for this year’s Common Reading Experience at the University of South Florida. The USF Libraries have purchased multiple copies of the book, authored by Rebecca Skloot, which are available to FMHI Research Library patrons via the USF Libraries catalogue online, through InterLibrary Loan, or by visiting the Tampa Library.

In addition to the text, USF Librarians have created a reseach guide to accompany the Common Read: http://guides.lib.usf.edu/CRE.  The guide includes a list of  supplementary resources, including links to documentaries and radio interviews. The guide also includes a brief list of discussion questions and curricula topics that can be used in class.

The following is a list of resources available at or through the FMHI Research Library to suppport and facilitate discussions centered on The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.  For more information about theses resources or for assistance using them, contact the librarians.


Image courtesty of Google/USF Libraries catalogue.


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