Vote Now and Help the USF Libraries Celebrate the Public Domain!

See the article, “Help Us Celebrate the Public Domain” in Digital Dialogs posted by Copyright and Intellectual Property Librarian LeEtta Schmidt about the upcoming celebration of the public domain in January 2019 and vote for what will be digitized and made available in our online collections. This post asks that you choose your favorite five titles on the poll. Responses will be gathered until August 1, 2018.

Well Done, Andy!

Some of the research from Special Collections Librarian Andy Huse’s upcoming book was featured in the Tampa Bay Times.

Bill Gates’s Gift to College Graduates–Factfulness

Factfulness, written by the late global-health expert Hans Rosling, is a free online book to all U.S. college graduates from Bill Gates. It is one of his favorite books. To get a copy of the book, users must sign up for it or become a member of Gates Notes Insider. Click here if you are interested.

The Lifesaving Power of Books

On March 15th the library and university community came together to support the lifesaving power of books at the “Books Save Lives” reception at the USF Alumni Center hosted by Dean Todd Chavez and sponsored by the USF Libraries.  Dr. Joan Kaywell was the Master of Ceremonies for the event and is recognized for her …

Help Make it Happen: Support Textbook Affordability

Students are faced with the rising cost of tuition, room and board, living expenses.  One cost that is causing a great deal of financial stress for students is purchasing their textbooks.  The USF Libraries Textbook Affordability Project is attempting to do something about this partly through the TAP Herdfunder Campaign.  We need your help so …

Save the Date

Dean Todd Chavez invites you all to a VIP reception to support the lifesaving power of books at the USF Gibbons Alumni Center in Tampa on March 15, 2018 from 5:30-7:30 PM.  Speaking at the event is award winning author Shannon Hitchcock. Attendees can bid on autographed young adult books, posters, personalized birthday cards and …

Escape to Wonderland Highlights USF Tampa Library’s Special Collections

In collaboration with Special Collections, The Humanities Institute presented “Escape to Wonderland: An Ekphrastic Reading of Curious Images.” The event took place on November 9th from 2-3pm. MFA students Alysia Sawchyn, Georgia Rain Jackson, and Colleen Kolba presented their creative interpretations of rare images from USF’s Special Collections, curated around the theme of Wonderland. During the …

What’s New? The AP Stylebook!

The AP Stylebook is a writing style guide for journalists. It is published and updated annually to reflect changes in writing style and new guidelines. Updated regularly since its initial publication in 1953, the AP Stylebook is a must-have reference for writers, editors, students and professionals. It provides fundamental guidelines for spelling, language, punctuation, usage …

British Library’s Collection of Images on Flickr

The British Library’s collection of over a million copyright-free images on Flickr come from books in the collection dating back from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. They are arranged into themed groups like book covers, cycling, comic art, and other general categories. A collection of Highlights allows users to browse.