The Lifesaving Power of Books

On March 15th the library and university community came together to support the lifesaving power of books at the “Books Save Lives” reception at the USF Alumni Center hosted by Dean Todd Chavez and sponsored by the USF Libraries.  Dr. Joan Kaywell was the Master of Ceremonies for the event and is recognized for her …

Help Make it Happen: Support Textbook Affordability

Students are faced with the rising cost of tuition, room and board, living expenses.  One cost that is causing a great deal of financial stress for students is purchasing their textbooks.  The USF Libraries Textbook Affordability Project is attempting to do something about this partly through the TAP Herdfunder Campaign.  We need your help so …

Save the Date

Dean Todd Chavez invites you all to a VIP reception to support the lifesaving power of books at the USF Gibbons Alumni Center in Tampa on March 15, 2018 from 5:30-7:30 PM.  Speaking at the event is award winning author Shannon Hitchcock. Attendees can bid on autographed young adult books, posters, personalized birthday cards and …

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 …

What’s New? The AP Stylebook!

The AP Stylebook is a writing style guide for journalists. It is published and updated annually to reflect changes in writing style and new guidelines. Updated regularly since its initial publication in 1953, the AP Stylebook is a must-have reference for writers, editors, students and professionals. It provides fundamental guidelines for spelling, language, punctuation, usage …

British Library’s Collection of Images on Flickr

The British Library’s collection of over a million copyright-free images on Flickr come from books in the collection dating back from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. They are arranged into themed groups like book covers, cycling, comic art, and other general categories. A collection of Highlights allows users to browse.

Social Media in Academia

Social Media in Academia is an important new e-book about the lived experiences of academics on social media. It includes chapters on networked scholarship, knowledge creation and dissemination through social media, networks of inequality, and more.

Assessing the User Experience of E-books in Academic Libraries

This article from the July 2017 issue of College and Research Libraries offers a lot of valuable insights about user experience related to e-books, particularly how discovery affects their perceptions and the variability of vendor platforms.

Supporting Textbook Affordability–Ebooks for the Classroom Database

USF faculty can use this database  to find ebooks currently available for possible course adoptions.  If they do not find what they need, faculty can submit a request using this form. Credit goes to Laura Pascual, Dominque Bortmas, Silvia Onac, Micah Jenkins, Jane Duncan, Richard Bernardy, and Monica Metz-Wiseman for their efforts on this project!

Open Access eBooks on JSTOR

More than 500 quality ebooks are now available at no cost to libraries or users from JSTOR. These titles come from respected presses such as University of California, University of Michgan and ANU Press. You can download a title list by clicking here (excel file). Free MARC records are available and libraries can also activate …