Welcome Meghan Cook!

Meghan Cook is the new Coordinator of Library Operations in Library Liaison Services.  She will be working with Matt Torrence on the new research platform for Environmental Sciences. Here is some information about Meghan’s background and expertise. She started her career at USF in 2002 as an Environmental Science and Policy major.  She switched to …

Faculty and Staff Campaign Event–Grilled Cheese Feast

On April 28 from 11 AM-1 PM the USF Faculty and Staff Campaign Committee held a lunch event with grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup to encourage and solicit donations for the campaign.  Participation this year has been very good and your contributions have made a difference to the library and support for students. Dean …

FSU-USF Symposium on Library and Information Science

USF was well-represented at the FSU-USF Symposium on Library and Information Science, held April 19th at UF.  Dr. Sarah van Ingen and Susan Ariew presented their research, “How Questions of Undergraduate Researchers Evolve When Linking Research to Practice.” Maryellen Allen’s presentation, “Preliminary Findings on a Study to Determine Pre-Instructional Activities of Instruction Librarians,” offered data …

Burgert Brothers Highlighted in Presentation by Matt Knight

Matt Knight, Director of Special Collections, has given a series of presentations related to the 100th anniversary of the Burgert Brothers.  Matt has partnered with Bill Harris, an Administrative Librarian in the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System to talk about the partnership between the public library and USF Libraries to highlight the Burgert Brothers collections. …

Congratulations, Monica!

Monica Metz-Wiseman was honored by the Provost for student success at the Student Success Awards Luncheon on April 12. The award was for her ground-breaking work in establishing a comprehensive program in the library regarding textbook affordability.

Changes to FSU’s Elsevier 2019 Scubscripions

The Florida State University Libraries, after long deliberation, are planning to cancel FSU’s comprehensive “big deal” subscription to Elsevier journals. Instead, the Libraries will subscribe to a subset of most-needed journals, as identified by faculty and usage statistics. This change will take place in January 2019.   Read about it here.

Profiles of Academic Library Inter-Library Loan Efforts

This report offers a series of profiles of the ILL efforts of six academic libraries or consortia.  Based on interviews with department heads and administrators, the report examines cutting edge efforts related to the innate inter-operability between integrated library systems and ILL/document delivery platforms, discussion of new tools that allow disparate systems to communicate with …

Keeping Up with Research Data Management

ACRL’s online current awareness publication Keeping Up With…features a concise brief on research data management by Cathryn Miller and Gesina Phillips. The brief describes what research data management is all about, The role of librarian, information sources and online social media links.

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