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New display on National Teacher Day

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 | Tags: , ,
Posted in Faculty, Staff, Students by Diane Fulkerson | No Comments »

Pic-04162013-003May 7th is the National Teacher Day so the Library thought of honoring our teachers, our student teachers and all their colleagues in this new display.

Don’t forget to give a teacher some love on May 7th. The National Education Association suggests to update your social media to thank a teacher, for example, by changing your Facebook status to thank a teacher who made a difference in your life. Or, by sending appreciation messages on Twitter and using the #thankateacher hashtag.

The majority of the books on display can be checked out.

Display on Black History Month

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 | Tags: ,
Posted in Faculty, Staff, Students by Diane Fulkerson | No Comments »

Pic-02052013-004Our Black History Month display shows books about African-American history and culture. Information about freedom quilts, used by the Underground Railroad as a secret code for fugitive slaves, is also available.

All books can be checked out.

MBTI and Stress: a Deeper Dive training scheduled

Thursday, November 29th, 2012 | Tags: , ,
Posted in Classes, Faculty, Staff by Diane Fulkerson | No Comments »

Business Librarian Lisa Zilinski will offer an advanced session on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI) instrument and its use in stress management, following the seminars offered earlier this year.

The session will take place Tuesday, December 18, 1PM-2:30PM in LTB 1120.

You can contact Lisa for more details on the content of the session.

Display on science education

Friday, November 2nd, 2012 | Tags: , , ,
Posted in Faculty, Staff, Students by Diane Fulkerson | No Comments »

Our new display is on science education. We have scientific titles from our Children’s Books collection, for all age levels, as well as titles on how to teach science to children.

All items can be checked out.

The Guides are back

Monday, September 10th, 2012 | Tags: , , ,
Posted in Faculty, Services, Staff, Students by Diane Fulkerson | No Comments »

We are happy to announce the return of our Subject Guides!

Subject Guides are a very useful tool to identify resources for specific subjects or topics, like Business, Information Technology or Education. You will find guides that are Lakeland-specific as well as guides that are prepared by Tampa librarians. You can also access them with a direct link under “Research Help” on the home page.

We welcome suggestions for new resources or new guides, please let us know!

Website in maintenance – direct links to library services

Friday, July 13th, 2012 | Tags: ,
Posted in Databases, Faculty, Services, Staff, Students by Diane Fulkerson | 1 Comment »

We are working on a new website. We apologize if some links are not working correctly.

We are listing direct links to the catalog, databases, e-journals list and interlibrary loan here for convenience:

Please remember that you have to sign through my.usf.edu (Blackboard) or the VPN to use the electronic resources from off-campus. In Blackboard, look for the USF Libraries tab.

You can also use the Tampa Library’s website at: http://www.lib.usf.edu/

Faculty Research Review published

Friday, June 1st, 2012 | Tags: , , , ,
Posted in Faculty, Staff, Students by Diane Fulkerson | No Comments »

The first issue of Volume 2 of the USF in Lakeland Faculty Research Review has been published.

See the list of books, journal articles and conference proceedings published by our faculty between January and June 2012.

Some notes on how publications were selected:

  • the books are authored, co-authored, edited or co-edited by a USF in Lakeland faculty member
  • the selected articles are from peer-reviewed journals
  • the selected proceedings are from peer-reviewed and published conference proceedings

Pumpkins and ghosts honor in our Halloween display

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 | Tags: , ,
Posted in Events, Faculty, Staff, Students by Diane Fulkerson | No Comments »

Just a bit of fun reading for Halloween – pumpkins, bats, ghosts, witches and other creepy-crawlies are available in our Halloween display.

All books can be checked out, if you dare…

(and come get your candy fix at the Library, starting Friday)

Polytechnic Circulating Collection

  • BF1566.L37 1984 Witchcraft and religion : the politics of popular belief / by Christina Larner.

Polytechnic Childrens’ Books

  • GN293.D43 2008 Bodies from the ice : melting glaciers and the recovery of the past / by James M. Deem.
  • GT3150.S66 2002 Bury the dead : tombs, corpses, mummies, skeletons & rituals / by Christopher Sloan.
  • KFM2478.8.W5A76 2003 Witch-hunt : mysteries of the Salem witch trials / by Marc Aronson.
  • PR4809.H2S64 2002 The spider and the fly / based on the poem by Mary Howitt with illustrations by Tony DiTerlizzi.
  • PS617.T56 2009 Time you let me in : 25 poets under 25 selected / by Naomi Shihab Nye.
  • PS3569.T4557C36 1999 Candy corn : poems / by James Stevenson.
  • PZ7.A4428Gi 2005 Gilda Joyce, psychic investigator / by Jennifer Allison.
  • PZ7.A448Ki 1999 Kit’s wilderness / by David Almond.
  • PZ7.A898Po 2003 Poultrygeist / by Mary Jane and Herm Auch.
  • PZ7.A953Sf 2008 The seer of shadows / by Avi.
  • PZ7.B6236St 2004 Story time / by Edward Bloor.
  • PZ7.C6837Gp 2005 Gregor and the curse of the warmbloods / by Suzanne Collins.
  • PZ7.C6837Gr 2003 Gregor the Overlander /by Suzanne Collins.
  • PZ7.C6837Gre 2004 Gregor and the prophecy of Bane / by Suzanne Collins.
  • PZ7.E8739Win 2005 The winter witch / by Clay Bonnyman Evans.
  • PZ7.F87496Wj 2005 Who stole Halloween? / by Martha Freeman.
  • PZ7.G1273Gr 2008 The graveyard book / by Neil Gaiman.
  • PZ7.G93187Wi 2005 The witch’s boy / by Michael Gruber.
  • PZ7.H21834LO 2009 The lost conspiracy / by Frances Hardinge.
  • PZ7.H8283Ho 2001 Hoodwinked / by Arthur Howard.
  • PZ7.J7684Rag 1999 The raging quiet / by Sherryl Jordan.
  • PZ7.K82325Gh 2008 Ghosts in the house! / by Kazuno Kohara.
  • PZ7.L32073Mag 2005 Magic or madness / by Justine Larbalestier.
  • PZ7.L43545Gh 2000 Ghost boy / by Iain Lawrence.
  • PZ7.M478693Por 2006 Porch lies : tales of slicksters, tricksters, and other wily characters / by Patricia C. McKissack.
  • PZ7.M7881927Ju 2008 Just in case : a trickster tale and Spanish alphabet book / by Yuyi Morales.
  • PZ7.P8865Hat 2004 A hat full of sky / by Terry Pratchett.
  • PZ7.P8865We 2003 The Wee Free Men / by Terry Pratchett.
  • PZ7.P8865Win 2006 Wintersmith / by Terry Pratchett.
  • PZ7.R26347Gh 2005 Ghost ship : a novel / by Dietlof Reiche
  • PZ7.R79835Hak 2007 Harry Potter and the deathly hallows / by J.K. Rowling.
  • PZ7.R79835Hal 2000 Harry Potter and the goblet of fire / by J.K. Rowling.
  • PZ7.R79835Halm 2003 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix / by J.K. Rowling.
  • PZ7.R79835Ham 1999 Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban / by J.K. Rowling.
  • PZ7.S1947Dar 2003 Dare to be scared : thirteen stories to chill and thrill / by Robert D. San Souci.
  • PZ7.S47Mom 2006 Mommy? / art by Maurice Sendak ; scenario by Arthur Yorinks.
  • PZ7.V2773Wht 2003 Witch’s wishes Vivian / by Vande Velde.
  • PZ7.V285117Ne 1999 Never trust a dead man / by Vivian Vande Velde.
  • PZ8.G36Tal 2010 A tale dark & Grimm / by Adam Gidwitz.
  • PZ8.Z38Rap 1997 Rapunzel / retold and illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky.
  • PZ8.3.M775Gat 2006 Los gatos black on Halloween / by Marisa Montes.
  • PZ8.3.S772Hal 2005 Halloween skyride / by Elizabeth Spurr.
  • PZ8.3.T3253Fo 2000 The follower / by Richard Thompson.
  • QL458.4.B58 2007 Spiders / by Nic Bishop.
  • QL458.42.T5M66 2004 The tarantula scientist / by Sy Montgomery
  • QL737.C5C356 2010 The bat scientists / by Mary Kay Carson.
  • QL737.C5P75 2000 Bats! : strange and wonderful / by Laurence Pringle.
  • QL737.C513L86 2007 Hello, bumblebee bat / by Darrin Lunde.

Hispanic Heritage Month 2011

Thursday, October 6th, 2011 | Tags: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Faculty, Staff, Students by Diane Fulkerson | No Comments »

We have published a list of the resources held at the USF Poly Library relevant to Hispanic Heritage Month.

We also displayed some of them in the Library (all items can be checked out) and included the stories of two USFP students with an Hispanic heritage. Come learn about David and Laura!

New service: UBorrow

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 | Posted in Faculty, Services, Staff, Students by Diane Fulkerson | No Comments »

UBorrow allows you to request materials directly from participating libraries within Florida’s state university system. This unmediated borrowing service increases your access to the collections of the other universities in Florida and delivers more quickly than standard interlibrary loan.

How does it work?

If you’re searching the USF catalog for a title and the USF Library system does not own the book, click on the blue UBorrow link towards the top right corner. This will take you to the State University Libraries’ catalog, showing all the available items within the university system. Click on the UBorrow icon again to request the item and you will find a login box where you will be asked to put in your Library ID (the 205 number on your USF ID card) and the month/date of your birthday. Then select where you want to pick up your book. You will receive an email in a few days letting you know that your book is ready for you.

You can also start your search directly into the State University Libraries’ catalog.

Requests for items that aren’t available in Florida will be transferred into an ILLiad (or regular interlibrary loan) request automatically.

What is the loan period?

You are given 30 days from the time the item arrives on campus (this will take a few days so plan ahead!) Again, you’ll receive an email as soon as your book is received and ready for pickup.

Can I renew my loan?

You may request one renewal for materials borrowed through Uborrow. Please note, this is a request, so you will want to place your request several days before your item is due. After you place your request, you will receive an email notifying you of the new due date or that your request was denied. Request renewals the same way as for USF items.

What happens if my books are overdue?

You will receive email notifications about your overdue UBorrow books just as you do for the books that you borrow from the USF Libraries. You will also be fined by the USF Libraries for all overdue, lost, and damaged UBorrow loans.

UBorrow is available today, give it a try!


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