DSS Director attends Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians at Harvard University

 Carol Ann Davis, Director of Digital Scholarship Services (DSS) at the USF Tampa Library, attended the Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians (LIAL) at Harvard University July 29-August 3, 2018. This Institute helps college level librarians and library administrators develop their leadership skills at a time of fast-paced change in the profession. The 104 participants worked …

The Changing Nature of Information Literacy Instruction

On August 27th, Susan Ariew, Research and Instruction Librarian for education and philosophy, presented at a break out session for the VIP 2018 Conference sponsored by the Tampa Bay Library Consortium. The theme of the conference, “Planning for Change and Changing the Plan,” related to Susan’s presentation, “The Changing Nature of Information Literacy Instruction: Online …

VIP TBLC Conference 2018

On August 27th, the Tampa Bay Library Consortium sponsored the VIP Conference at USF Tampa’s Marshall Center and several USF Tampa Library staff members attended. Pictured here are Britt Self, Ginny Gates-Fowler, Tracean Kirby, Tammi Wilds, Pauline Strickland, JoAnn DeLarm, and Beverlyn Harris-Johnson.  Others who attended include Marianne McDonough, Matt McDonough, and Megan Nowell. The …

Teaching and Traveling: Librarians and Study Abroad

Liaison librarians Nancy Cunningham and Susan Ariew presented at the annual LOEX Conference in Houston, Texas on May 4th. Their presentation, “Collaborate, Teach, and Travel: Librarians and Study Abroad, identified ways in which academic libraries can collaborate with campus global initiatives and study abroad programs and how librarians can support student success. Click here to view the slides from their presentation.

DNA and Genealogical Research

Genealogy Librarian, Drew Smith, is fast becoming the DNA expert with regard to genealogy research. At ALA Annual in New Orleans he presented to about 140 attendees as part of the RUSA Genealogy Preconference in New Orleans about how DNA testing changes research, how to work with patron expectations with regard to DNA results, and what changes in DNA testing have occurred recently. For a link to the slides of his presentation, click here.

Congratulations, Matt!

Director of Special Collections, Matt Knight, presented two papers in Cork, Ireland, “Shifting Environments in the Archives: Creating an Online Dion Boucicault Collection at the University of South Florida,” and “D’éireannaighibh an Baile Móir Seo: The Irish Language Department in the Monitor of San Francisco, 1888-1893.”

FSU-USF Symposium on Library and Information Science

USF was well-represented at the FSU-USF Symposium on Library and Information Science, held April 19th at UF.  Dr. Sarah van Ingen and Susan Ariew presented their research, “How Questions of Undergraduate Researchers Evolve When Linking Research to Practice.” Maryellen Allen’s presentation, “Preliminary Findings on a Study to Determine Pre-Instructional Activities of Instruction Librarians,” offered data …

Shimberg Health Sciences Librarians Win 2nd Place for Research Poster at SC/MLA

At the 2017 Southern Chapter/Medical Library Association annual meeting, Rose L. Bland, Krystal Bullers, Ardis Hanson, Randy L. Polo, and Kristen A. Sakmar from the Shimberg Health Sciences Library won 2nd place for their research poster,  “Opportunity for Shaping the Library  of the Future Through Open -Ended Institutional Surveys.”  The poster illustrated the importance of …