Director of library from Colombia visits the USF Tampa Library

On August 14th, Mario Bonfante-Aldana, the Director of the Library at the Universidad Simón Bolívar in Barranquilla, Colombia visited the UF Tampa Library. During his short visit to the United States, Mr. Bonfante gathered as much information as possible on academic library programs that might be applicable to his environment. He was particularly interested in …

Shimberg Welcomes Kimberly May

Kimberly A. May has joined the staff of USF’s Shimberg Health Sciences Library as a Library Specialist in Access Services. Kim graduated from USF with a B.S. in Business, but has only recently returned to the Tampa Bay area, after nine years in circulation and ILL at Warren-Newport Public Library in Gurnee, Illinois. She’ll be putting that experience to good use helping to run Shimberg’s library services desk and interlibrary loan operations

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 …

Welcome, Jennifer!!

Jennifer Slagus is a new hire on the Textbook Affordability Project team. She is a 2017 USF grad–Go Bulls! she has a background in marketing/social media and videography. She hope to spread the TAP message while promoting accessability for students. There are three employees new to the TAP team who are working together to pioneer …

Farewell, Melanie!

It is with  heavy hearts that we bid goodbye to Dr. Melanie Griffin. Since 2009, Melanie has been part of the USF Libraries family, in Special Collections and as librarian for English Literature. She will be joining the University of Arkansas as their Assistant Head of Special Collections. Best wishes, Melanie!

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 …

In-Service Day

On June 8th, library faculty and staff gathered in the Grace Allen Room to talk about supporting research of academic faculty as they listened to four faculty members talk about their research and about the ways in which the USF Libraries can support that research.

Congratulations, Andy!

Historian and Special Collections Librarian, Andy Huse, has been appointed by the Hillsborough Board of County Commissioners to serve on the Historical Advisory Council through May, 2021.

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.