Welcome Jeff Hadsock!

chevron_rightThe USF Libraries are excited to introduce our new Library Operations Supervisor, Jeff Hadsock!

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.

Tomaro Taylor Promoted to University Librarian

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.

Summer 2019 in Special Collections

chevron_rightUSF Libraries Special Collections will start summer hours Monday, June 3rd to audit existing collections and process exciting new ones

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.

Welcome Dr. Christine Downs!

chevron_rightWe here at the USF Libraries are excited to introduce Dr. Christine Downs, our new Postdoctoral Scholar!

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.

Welcome Ben Mittler!

chevron_rightWe here at the USF Libraries are excited to introduce Ben Mittler, our new GIS Project Manager!

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.

How Tampa and Its Street Names Came to Be

chevron_rightUSF Libraries' Andy Huse featured on News Channel 8

“What’s in a Name?” A lot in Tampa! Andy Huse, our resident historian and librarian in Special Collections, was featured on News Channel 8 about the people who shaped Tampa Bay.

SACS Appoints USF Libraries Dean for Library Accreditation Review

chevron_rightTodd Chavez, Dean of the USF Libraries, has been selected to serve on the SACSCOC

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.

Welcome Christina Wisz!

chevron_rightThe USF Libraries are excited to introduce Christina Wisz, our new Associate Director of Development

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.

Preserving Heritage & Providing Open Access: A New Partnership in Preservation Brings 3D Leaders Together

chevron_rightThe USF Libraries’ Digital Heritage and Humanities Collections strengthens their leadership in 3D historical preservation worldwide through a new partnership program

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.

USF Libraries Copyright & Intellectual Property Librarian Awarded Prestigious Publication Award

chevron_rightLeEtta Schmidt has been awarded the first-ever RUSA STARS Publication Recognition Award for her co-authorship about sharing digital collections and content

The RUSA STARS Publication Recognition Award celebrates librarians that show excellence in publication in STARS areas. LeEtta is being recognized for a chapter she co-authored with J. Silvia Cho, “Sharing Digital Collections and Content.”