Social Media Lawlessness: Copyright Infringement in Your Sharing

Copyright Librarian, LeEtta Schmidt, has written this helpful post about sharing and reposting on social media. We consume, save, copy, and share information all day long. Our online world facilitates this more than our physical world ever did. The ease with which we can post, comment, share, and re-post an idea is an underpinning foundation …

The 7th Annual Dissertation Forum

On Thursday, February 1st and Friday, February 2nd the USF Tampa Library is hosting the Seventh Annual Dissertation Forum. Sessions for this mini-workshop include advice from Dr. Ruth Bahr, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, about what Dissertators should know, Writing Studio information and support, copyright information, and lightning rounds that address the research/writing process. A …

Congratulations LeEtta Schmidt and Melanie Griffin!

Kudos to  Melanie Griffin, Special Collections Librarian, and LeEtta Schmidt, Copyright and Intellectual Property Librarian, for their recent publication, “Special Deliveries: Towards a Methodology for Generous Fulfillment of Special Collections Interlibrary Loan Requests,” in Public Services Quarterly.  

Shimberg Health Sciences Librarians Win 2nd Place for Research Poster at SC/MLA

At the 2017 Southern Chapter/Medical Library Association annual meeting, Rose L. Bland, Krystal Bullers, Ardis Hanson, Randy L. Polo, and Kristen A. Sakmar from the Shimberg Health Sciences Library won 2nd place for their research poster,  “Opportunity for Shaping the Library  of the Future Through Open -Ended Institutional Surveys.”  The poster illustrated the importance of …

HASTAC 2017

Barbara Lewis, Digital Learning Librarian, presented her poster, One to Many: The Possible Worlds of Online Exhibits, at HASTAC 2017 in Orlando, November 3-4.  The poster explores how online applications can be employed to deliver engaging and well-researched exhibits and presentations that challenge the creativity of the curator while teaching media and digital literacy skills.  Specifically, it demonstrates how six tools were …

USF Tampa Library Hosts Scopus Events

Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, was officially publicized and launched on November 16th when representatives from Elsevier assisted the USF Tampa Library in hosting several events that included an introduction to Scopus, and an in-depth session for those who wanted even more. Included in these events were breakfast, a lunch …

Identifying and Avoiding Predatory Publishers

At the request of Dean Todd Chavez and the Provost, Matt Torrence, STEM Librarian, Jason Boczar, Digital Scholarship and Publishing Librarian, and Susan Ariew, Education Librarian, have created a new LibGuide devoted to helping academic faculty identify and avoid publishing their work with predatory publishers. The guide defines the term “predatory publisher” and offers tools …

Access Service Conference

Terry Hutchings, Operations Manager for Access Services at the USF Tampa Library attended the Access Services Conference. The conference began in 2009 ,held annually in November in Atlanta, is an opportunity to gather information and communicate with other access services professionals about circulation, reserves, interlibrary loan, student worker management and security. Terry attended several presentations …

Shimberg Librarian Co-Hosts First ACURIL Social Mediathon for Disaster Relief

Dr. Ardis Hanson, Assistant Director of the Shimberg Health Sciences Library at the University of South Florida (USA) and Dr. Elizabeth Pierre-Louis of FOKAL (Haiti) co-hosted the first ever ACURIL social mediathon Thursday 30 November to 1 December to help Caribbean libraries, archives, and museums devastated by Hurricanes and Maria during the 2017 hurricane season.  …

Escape to Wonderland Highlights USF Tampa Library’s Special Collections

In collaboration with Special Collections, The Humanities Institute presented “Escape to Wonderland: An Ekphrastic Reading of Curious Images.” The event took place on November 9th from 2-3pm. MFA students Alysia Sawchyn, Georgia Rain Jackson, and Colleen Kolba presented their creative interpretations of rare images from USF’s Special Collections, curated around the theme of Wonderland. During the …

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