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 …

Length of Service Awards Event, 2018

On March 9th the USF Tampa Library celebrated this year’s Length of Service awards and Baked Goods Contest. The following employees were honored: Celebrating five years of service were Melissa Brown, Richard McKenzie, Victoria Rocanelli, and Maryellen Allen. Celebrating ten years of service were Travis Doering, Patrick Crookston, Beverly Marks, Claudia Dold, Jessi Hurd and …

Congratulations Melanie!

Kudos to Melanie Griffin, Special Collections, who successfully defended her doctoral dissertation on Friday, March 9th.  Congratulations, Melanie!

Congratulations Sandra!

Hearty congratulations to Sandra Law for winning two awards for 2018, an Outstanding Staff Award and the Staff of the Year Award!  About Sandra, Dean Chavez says, “We are proud of you for your awards and the excellence you bring to the USF Libraries every day.”

Congratulations Matt Knight!

Matt Knight just published “The Irish Republic: Reconstructing Liberty, Right Principles, and the Fenian Brotherhood” in Eire-Ireland, volume 52, 3/4 Winter 2017. Congratulations!

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 …


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 …

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.  …