Dean of the USF Libraries

Happy 2018!

As our new year begins, the USF Libraries continue to push the innovation envelope through space reengineering, service enhancement, and collection development. Our accomplishments for this very young 2018 include:

  • The newly renovated fifth floor silent study space with improved seating options, better lighting, and universal access to power supplies;
  • Launch of our first dedicated “Research Platform Team,” a group of library professionals offering very advanced research support for faculty and graduate students in targeted fields;
  • Submission of the USF Libraries’ largest Federal grant proposal to date; and
  • Relaunching the USF Libraries’ website after an extensive year-long reengineering process that included many hours of usability testing with our students and faculty at all levels. 

The coming semester will firm the goals and actions that we will use to achieve the level of excellence and recognition that we seek. Stay tuned, stay involved. We need your input!

Todd Chavez
Dean, USF Libraries
tchavez@usf.edu

With an IMLS grant submitted by DHHC and DSS would support innovations in 3D and develop a national platform for how to incorporate these strategies most effectively into libraries. (picture provided by USF DHHC)