Confronting Antisemitism

Michael J. Berson, Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Teaching and Learning here at USF, shared some thoughts and educational resources in the wake of the terrible shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. “I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always …

2018-2019 Faculty Staff Campaign Kickoff and Black Faculty & Staff 30th Annual Breakfast

Several enthusiastic library employees attended this year’s Faculty & Staff Campaign “USFOPOLY” held on Friday, September 28th at the Marshall Center. Pictured here from left to right are: Terry Hutchings, Chair of the Library Faculty & Staff Campaign, Joel Kennedy-Ramos, Dean Todd Chavez, Tammi Wilds, Tom Cetwinski-Liaison, Megan Nowell, Bonita Pollock, Beverly Marks, and Tracsean Kirby. Not pictured: Ginny Gates-Fowler who also attended.

Citation: What is it? Why does it Matter?

Students often get confused about citing their sources and where to get help with APA, MLA and other citation formats. This video overview created by Instructional Design Librarian, Stephanie Jacobs, about citing sources might help. Please encourage students to talk to the writing center tutors or a librarian if they need assistance!

Congratulations, Patrick!

Patrick Crookston was nominated in the USF Supplier Diversity Champion Awards for this year. Patrick’s work with vendors and suppliers at the library garnered him the nomination as someone who goes beyond the basic standards in an effort to increase the University’s spending with diversity owned suppliers. Patrick did not win in this category, but we are all very proud of his nomination and contributions to vendor relations.

Books Save Lives Event

Award-winning author Alex Flinn gave an inspiring talk at the “Books Save Lives” Reception on October 11, 2018 at the USF Alumni Center. Participants had the opportunity to purchase autographed copies of Ms. Flinn’s books as well as bid on autographed young adult books, posters, and more.

Visual Archive of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”: Race and Visuality in American Literature, Arts, Crafts, and Objects

From Monday, October 15th until January 31st, USF Libraries, Humanities Institute, and English Department present Dr. R. Ellis’s rich collection of visual art and other objects related to the 19C American abolitionist novel “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” by Harriet Beecher Stowe. The exhibit features surprising and unusual competing interpretations of race and ethnicity, and prompts viewers to explore the diverse understanding of race relations, the abolitionist movement, and later civil-rights movements in the United States. This historical and literary exhibit is the largest collection of objects related to Stowe’s novel. Visit the Grace Allen Room, 4th Floor, USF Library, Tampa Campus. 4202 E. Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL.

Cabell’s Blacklist is Here

Cabell’s has been a well regarded journal directory and now offers a blacklist which the USF Libraries has purchased. It is a welcome development for scholars. Criteria for inclusion on this list are clearly set out and publicly available. Blacklist ratings are given at the journal level with indicators about violations of Cabell’s criteria. This resource should help USF Scholars in avoiding predatory, questionable, or low-quality journals.

Kudos to Tomaro Taylor!

Congratulations to Tomaro Taylor, Associate Librarian, for receiving the 2018 Friend of Anthropology Award.

Publishers take ResearchGate to Court, Claiming Massive Copyright Infringement

Science reports that scholarly publishing giants Elsevier and the American Chemical Society (ACS) have filed a lawsuit in Germany against ResearchGate, a popular academic networking site, alleging copyright infringement on a mass scale. The move comes after a larger group of publishers became dissatisfied with ResearchGate’s response to a request to alter its article-sharing practices.

World Inequality Database

The World Inequality Database (WID) is an open-access database of the world’s historical and current distribution of wealth and incomes within and between countries. It’s goal is to offer high quality data on issues of economic inequality and at the same time promote democratic transparency. More than 100 researchers from 70 countries contribute to this resource which is coordinated by an executive committee of five codirectors from the Paris School of Economics and the University of California Berkeley.

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