The Library Services Desk is the face of the Tampa Library, the first floor one-stop-shop offering a welcoming environment for every patron throughout the day and night. As the new Library Operations Supervisor, Jeff Hadsock is excited to make the library an enjoyable place to visit and work.
The role of University Librarian is the pinnacle of a librarian’s career, an ascension to the highest level of faculty on a university campus. Tomaro Taylor’s accomplishments, efforts, and body of work have contributed substantially to the betterment of the USF Libraries and to the profession, and being named University Librarian is well deserved.
Special Collections is a unit within the USF Libraries that is, well, special. It houses rare and interesting books, photographs, music, and more. This summer, the Special Collections staff will be taking a holistic assessment of current collections and processing new ones. In order to do so, their hours will be adjusted for the summer only: Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., and by appointment.
The USF Libraries’ Digital Heritage & Humanities Collections (DHHC) initiative does substantial research in the field. One of their largest research projects is in partnership with Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, where they are using the latest in 3D laser scanning and imaging to conserve and document Cape Canaveral’s invaluable space history. As the DHHC’s postdoctoral scholar, Dr. Christine Downs leads a series of geophysical surveys at historical cemeteries on Cape Canaveral.
The USF Libraries strive to be at the center of 21st century learning and research. Our Digital Heritage & Humanities Collections (DHHC) initiative is a driving force in our mission, using sophisticated spatial technologies to digitally document the world around us, and create opportunities to enhance teaching, research, and creativity. As our new GIS Project Manager, Ben Mittler will advance our mission.
For higher education institutions, accreditation is crucial. In the U.S. southern states, SACSCOC is the recognized accrediting agency, with responsibility for carrying out the process. In Fall 2019, USF Libraries Dean Todd Chavez will be serving on the SACSCOC for library accreditation. He’ll be visiting two university libraries, reviewing each library’s resources, services, and staff to ensure sufficiency.
The USF Libraries are in a period of rapid advancement and transformation, and in order to guarantee student success, we too need support. That’s why we’re thrilled to welcome Christina Wisz to our team! Christina will focus her efforts on all things development — investments into the future of the USF Libraries.
The USF Libraries DHHC is partnering with two global leaders in 3D heritage documentation, CyArk and Historic Environment Scotland, to form the Open Heritage Alliance (OHA) and Open Heritage 3D, a repository of 3D digital heritage datasets. Their partnership is supported by Google Arts & Culture, who are transforming their projects into 3D interactive journeys, including the DHHC’s Apollo 1 Memorial at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.