DNA Kit and Privacy

Drew Smith, the USF Tampa Library’s genealogy expert, is featured in a story from WFLA about DNA testing and privacy issues. Discussions about the terms of service for services like 23 and Me. Additionally, Drew is quoted several times in a recent article concerning the growing use of DNA in our society.

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 …

USF Libraries Instructional Video: Introduction to Copyright

LeEtta Schmidt has created a new tutorial video that is an introduction to copyright. In the video viewers meet the Tampa Library’s Copyright Librarian, LeEtta, and learn about fair use, creative commons licensed materials, figure notes, and best practices for responsibly using copyrighted material for research and projects.

APA Style Central is Here!

APA Style CENTRAL is an award winning platform that combines sophisticated online learning, teaching, and writing tools, fully integrating the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.  This resource offers assistance in citing sources and in formatting papers accurately using APA. This interactive online product offers helpful video tutorials that can be embedded into Canvas and deep …

A New Channel For Instruction

The USF Tampa Library’s Instructional Video Committee is pleased to announce a new, instruction-focused YouTube channel for the Library’s Instructional Video content. We are stocking our new channel with focused, directed, and helpful playlists designed to provide an intro to the library’s resources and services. Find the new channel here: http://tiny.cc/USFLibraryInstruction  

Beneath the Horizon

After receiving the final website files Richard Bernardy, Technology & Systems Analyst, launched the visually stunning website Beneath the Horizon. The website examines the effects of oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico: The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the northern Gulf and the lesser known 1979 Ixtoc oil spill in the southern Gulf. By …

Using Interlibrary Loan at USF

Blended librarian Stephanie Jacobs has created an updated video tutorial about using interlibrary loan at USF. This video will come in handy embedded in Canvas courses where appropriate and as a way of helping patrons with research help remotely. The shortened permalink is: http://tiny.cc/ILL1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddk1SbVKrvk&feature=youtu.be

Lynda.com is Here!

With the help of technology fees, the USF community now has one of the top online learning platforms that helps them learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Users have access to the lynda.com video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts. See the video below …

Instructional Video–USF Libraries E-books

At the request of a faculty member teaching an online course, blended Librarian Stephanie Jacobs has created an instructional video about e-books. The video points out features of most of our e-book platforms.  If you feel this video might be helpful to your patrons and online classes, by all means alert USF faculty to its …