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 …

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.”

The USF Tampa Library Bids Cheryl McCoy a Fond Farewell

February 27th was Collection Specialist Cheryl McCoy’s last day at the USF Tampa Library. Cheryl started at the library in 1989 as a graduate assistant and was appointed as a reference librarian in 1990. In 2009 Cheryl moved to Academic Resources as a Associate Director of Academic Resources/Collections  and applied her considerable skills in acquisitions …

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.  


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.  …