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A special Poly Paws – February 15

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 | Tags: ,
Posted in Events by Diane Fulkerson | No Comments »

Echo the Therapy Dog is making a special Poly Paws visit to the USF Poly Library Wednesday, February 15th.

Echo is a licensed therapy dog that loves to be pet, can perform tricks and can help you take your mind off of things, if only for a little while.

She will greet visitors from 10:30AM-12:30PM and again from 3:00PM – 5:00PM in the Group Study area of LTB 1115 (Library/Open Use Lab).

A Poly Paws during Finals

Thursday, December 1st, 2011 | Tags: ,
Posted in Events by Diane Fulkerson | No Comments »

Are final exams stressing you? Take a Bark Break with Echo the therapy dog.

The Library is bringing in our favorite certified therapy dog to offer a much needed stress break. Echo loves to be pet, can perform tricks and help you take your mind off your studies, if only for a little while.

Echo will welcome visitors December 6, from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm, in the Library Group Study area.

Come over to the USFP Library and take a break from the books and spend time with a friendly dog or just chill out and relax!

Florida Library Snapshot Day is November 2nd

Thursday, October 27th, 2011 | Tags: , , ,
Posted in Events by Diane Fulkerson | No Comments »

What’s a day like in an academic library? Once again, the USF Poly Library will participate in the Florida Library Snapshot Day on Wednesday, November 2nd. Libraries of all types throughout the state will tell their stories and make their incredible value known through pictures and stories.

On that day, we will take pictures of all the activity taking place in the Poly Library. We’ll have two open door seminars on database searching (one at 12PM and one at 4PM, in LTB 2153). We’ll also have the visit of Echo, the famous (and gentle) therapy dog. You’ll be invited to leave comments and stories on how the library assists you.

Florida Library Snapshot Day is organized by the Florida Library Association. You can read about last year’s results. We hope to see you on November 2nd.

Pumpkins and ghosts honor in our Halloween display

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 | Tags: , ,
Posted in Events, Faculty, Staff, Students by Diane Fulkerson | No Comments »

Just a bit of fun reading for Halloween – pumpkins, bats, ghosts, witches and other creepy-crawlies are available in our Halloween display.

All books can be checked out, if you dare…

(and come get your candy fix at the Library, starting Friday)

Polytechnic Circulating Collection

  • BF1566.L37 1984 Witchcraft and religion : the politics of popular belief / by Christina Larner.

Polytechnic Childrens’ Books

  • GN293.D43 2008 Bodies from the ice : melting glaciers and the recovery of the past / by James M. Deem.
  • GT3150.S66 2002 Bury the dead : tombs, corpses, mummies, skeletons & rituals / by Christopher Sloan.
  • KFM2478.8.W5A76 2003 Witch-hunt : mysteries of the Salem witch trials / by Marc Aronson.
  • PR4809.H2S64 2002 The spider and the fly / based on the poem by Mary Howitt with illustrations by Tony DiTerlizzi.
  • PS617.T56 2009 Time you let me in : 25 poets under 25 selected / by Naomi Shihab Nye.
  • PS3569.T4557C36 1999 Candy corn : poems / by James Stevenson.
  • PZ7.A4428Gi 2005 Gilda Joyce, psychic investigator / by Jennifer Allison.
  • PZ7.A448Ki 1999 Kit’s wilderness / by David Almond.
  • PZ7.A898Po 2003 Poultrygeist / by Mary Jane and Herm Auch.
  • PZ7.A953Sf 2008 The seer of shadows / by Avi.
  • PZ7.B6236St 2004 Story time / by Edward Bloor.
  • PZ7.C6837Gp 2005 Gregor and the curse of the warmbloods / by Suzanne Collins.
  • PZ7.C6837Gr 2003 Gregor the Overlander /by Suzanne Collins.
  • PZ7.C6837Gre 2004 Gregor and the prophecy of Bane / by Suzanne Collins.
  • PZ7.E8739Win 2005 The winter witch / by Clay Bonnyman Evans.
  • PZ7.F87496Wj 2005 Who stole Halloween? / by Martha Freeman.
  • PZ7.G1273Gr 2008 The graveyard book / by Neil Gaiman.
  • PZ7.G93187Wi 2005 The witch’s boy / by Michael Gruber.
  • PZ7.H21834LO 2009 The lost conspiracy / by Frances Hardinge.
  • PZ7.H8283Ho 2001 Hoodwinked / by Arthur Howard.
  • PZ7.J7684Rag 1999 The raging quiet / by Sherryl Jordan.
  • PZ7.K82325Gh 2008 Ghosts in the house! / by Kazuno Kohara.
  • PZ7.L32073Mag 2005 Magic or madness / by Justine Larbalestier.
  • PZ7.L43545Gh 2000 Ghost boy / by Iain Lawrence.
  • PZ7.M478693Por 2006 Porch lies : tales of slicksters, tricksters, and other wily characters / by Patricia C. McKissack.
  • PZ7.M7881927Ju 2008 Just in case : a trickster tale and Spanish alphabet book / by Yuyi Morales.
  • PZ7.P8865Hat 2004 A hat full of sky / by Terry Pratchett.
  • PZ7.P8865We 2003 The Wee Free Men / by Terry Pratchett.
  • PZ7.P8865Win 2006 Wintersmith / by Terry Pratchett.
  • PZ7.R26347Gh 2005 Ghost ship : a novel / by Dietlof Reiche
  • PZ7.R79835Hak 2007 Harry Potter and the deathly hallows / by J.K. Rowling.
  • PZ7.R79835Hal 2000 Harry Potter and the goblet of fire / by J.K. Rowling.
  • PZ7.R79835Halm 2003 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix / by J.K. Rowling.
  • PZ7.R79835Ham 1999 Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban / by J.K. Rowling.
  • PZ7.S1947Dar 2003 Dare to be scared : thirteen stories to chill and thrill / by Robert D. San Souci.
  • PZ7.S47Mom 2006 Mommy? / art by Maurice Sendak ; scenario by Arthur Yorinks.
  • PZ7.V2773Wht 2003 Witch’s wishes Vivian / by Vande Velde.
  • PZ7.V285117Ne 1999 Never trust a dead man / by Vivian Vande Velde.
  • PZ8.G36Tal 2010 A tale dark & Grimm / by Adam Gidwitz.
  • PZ8.Z38Rap 1997 Rapunzel / retold and illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky.
  • PZ8.3.M775Gat 2006 Los gatos black on Halloween / by Marisa Montes.
  • PZ8.3.S772Hal 2005 Halloween skyride / by Elizabeth Spurr.
  • PZ8.3.T3253Fo 2000 The follower / by Richard Thompson.
  • QL458.4.B58 2007 Spiders / by Nic Bishop.
  • QL458.42.T5M66 2004 The tarantula scientist / by Sy Montgomery
  • QL737.C5C356 2010 The bat scientists / by Mary Kay Carson.
  • QL737.C5P75 2000 Bats! : strange and wonderful / by Laurence Pringle.
  • QL737.C513L86 2007 Hello, bumblebee bat / by Darrin Lunde.

Banned Books Week – thank you!

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 | Tags:
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Our events for Banned Books Week at the USF Poly Library were a success again this year. Pictures are on the Library’s Facebook and Flickr‘s pages.

We would like to thank all of those who have volunteered their time and efforts to make our events a success:

Thank you to our readers, who are students, staff, faculty at USFP, at the Read Out.

  • Stacy Lung – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – JK Rowling
  • Patty Martinez – I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou
  • Diane Fulkerson – To Kill a mockingbird – Harper Lee
  • Cynthia Patterson – Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison
  • Paul Terry – Totally Joe – James Howe
  • Suzanne Reardon-Mullhall – Diary of a Young Girl – Anne Frank
  • Marlene Eplin – The Bible
  • Catherine Lavallée-Welch – The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian – Sherman Alexie
  • Sara Martinez – The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky
  • John Selsky – Nickel & Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America – Barbara Ehrenreich
  • Daryl Manullang – The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
  • Monica Roberts – I know why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou
  • Amy VanMiddlesworth – Slaughterhouse-Five – Kurt Vonnegut

Thank you to Dr. Anne Price, who led the discussion for “1984?, and to Dr. John Lennon, who led the discussion for “Shup Up & Sing”, during the during the First Amendment Film Festival.

Thank you to Dr. Ruth Sylvester, who led the Book Discussion on “And Tango Makes Three”.

Thank you to SG for providing us with refreshments.

Thank you to the students, staff and faculty members who stopped by, listened, watched and discussed with us.

Celebrate your freedom to read and think all year!

Update: We received garlands from The Ledger, in addition to a page 1, B section article.

Banned Books Week events – September 27-29

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011 | Tags: , ,
Posted in Events by Diane Fulkerson | 2 Comments »

The USF Polytechnic Library invites you to events during Banned Books Week.

Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. This year, the Week will take place September 24th to October 1st. Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship. It celebrates the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one’s opinion even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular and stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of those viewpoints to all who wish to read them. After all, intellectual freedom can exist only where these two essential conditions are met.

EVENTS

Tuesday, September 27
Read out!
LTB terrace, outside LTB 1115
11:30AM-1PM
4:30PM-6PM

Wednesday, September 28
First Amendment Film Festival
SG Seminar Room LTB 1149
10:30AM-1PM – 1984
(with a group discussion led by Dr. Anne Price)
4PM-6PM – Shut Up & Sing
(with a group discussion led by Dr. John Lennon)
Both movies are rated R

Thursday, September 29
Book Discussion
LTB 1124
12PM-1PM – And Tango Makes Three!
Discussion lead by Dr. Ruth Sylvester

Refreshments will be served at the events thanks to the generosity of Student Government.

You can find more information about Banned Books Week and the freedom to read on the American Library Association website.

Readers needed for the Read Out!

Monday, September 12th, 2011 | Tags: ,
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As part of our Banned Books Week events, we are looking for readers for our Read Out!

What: Read from a challenged or banned book for a 15 minutes period. There is no microphone, no sitting audience – you read from a passage of your choice from a book of your choice in a normal voice to passers-by.

Who: Anyone can read: students, staff or faculty members.

When: Tuesday, September 27, from 11:30 AM to 1 PM and from 4:30 PM to 6 PM

Where: On the LTB terrace, outside the USFP Library/Open Use Lab

How: Sign up with Catherine Lavallée-Welch (clw@poly.usf.edu), with your preferred time and title (if possible, readers should bring their own books since the Library has a limited selection. Please see the 2010-2011 list of challenged or banned books and the list of the Frequently Challenged Books of the 21st century for title ideas.) We’ll do our best to accommodate your preferred time, first come, first served.

Pride Month resources

Thursday, June 9th, 2011 | Tags: , ,
Posted in Events, Faculty, Staff, Students by Diane Fulkerson | No Comments »

The list of resources offered by the USF Polytechnic Library for Pride Month 2011 is now available.

You can also come see our display in the Library. Those books can be checked out!

Poly Paws starts today until Wednesday

Monday, May 2nd, 2011 | Tags: ,
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From today until Wednesday, come meet Echo the Therapy Dog from 3PM to 6PM in the Group Study area of the Library.

Refreshments will be served, courtesy of SGA. Counselors from the Counseling Center will also be on hand for informal chats and advice.

The local media has picked on the story:

Poly Paws during final exams week

Monday, April 25th, 2011 | Tags: , , ,
Posted in Events by Diane Fulkerson | No Comments »

Are final exams stressing you? Take a Bark Break with Echo the therapy dog.

The Library is bringing in a certified therapy dog to offer a much needed stress break. Echo loves to be pet, can perform tricks and help you take your mind off your studies, if only for a little while.

Echo will welcome visitors May 2, 3 and 4, 2011, from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm, in the Library Group Study area.

Counselors from the USFP Counseling Center will be available for informal chats and advice about end-of-semester stress. For more information about the Counseling Center, contact the center at (863) 667-7701 or visit them in LMC 8027.

Refreshments will be provided by SGA, thank you!

Come over to the USFP Library and take a break from the books and spend time with a dog or just chill out and relax!

 

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