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 …

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 …

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 …

Call for Participation ACRL 2019

ACRL invites you to share your research and creative endeavors with your colleagues at ACRL 2019. Today’s academic and research libraries are vibrant and fast moving, responding quickly to changes in the higher education landscape. Just as our host city of Cleveland has undergone a revitalization in recent years, librarians must continually reinvent themselves to …

First Annual Data Symposium at UF Coming in March

The 1st Annual University of Florida Data Symposium will be held in Gainesville, Florida and hosted by the George A. Smathers Libraries on March 19, 2018. Speakers and Program: http://cms.uflib.ufl.edu/envisioning-data-symposium/registration Please join faculty, students, and staff at the inaugural data symposium at the University of Florida. A major goal of this event to bring researchers, …

Florida Library Association Call for Program Proposals

The Florida Library Association is accepting proposals to present conference programs at the 2018 Annual Conference from May 23-25 at the Caribe Royal in Orlando Florida. The deadline for submitting proposals is 5 PM on Friday, September 1, 2017. Proposals will not be accepted after 5:00 PM on this date.  For detailed information on presenting …

FACRL Seeking Proposals for Presentations & Posters

The theme of this year’s FACRL Annual Conference is about Fake News and Digital Literacy: The Academic Library’s Role in Shaping Digital Scholarship. The program will be held Friday, October 20 at the Tampa Bay History Museum. Presentations and posters may address the following, but all proposals relevant to academic librarianship and digital literacy will …

From College to Career

DMC Supervisor Brittany Self and Business Librarian Nora Wood led a presentation at the 2017 FLA Conference on the Get A Job! Workshop series. The title of the presentation was “From College to Career: Transforming Students into Professionals at the Library” and included an interactive discussion for librarians from public and academic libraries with widely …

Dealing with the Demand: Handling the Problems of Demand-Driven Acquisitions

Congratulations go to Dominique Bortmas, Bonita Pollock, and Brian Falato for their Florida Library Association Presentation, “Dealing with the Demand: Handling the Problems of Demand-Driven Acquisitions” on May 10th. The discussion talked about challenges such as duplication in the collection, vendor issues, URL problems, and record quality. If you would like to see the slide …