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Pride Month resources

Thursday, June 9th, 2011 | Tags: , ,
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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!

Women’s History Month

Friday, March 11th, 2011 | Tags:
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We have updated our list of resources available via the Poly Library for Women’s History Month. Check our page and the printouts in the Library.

2010 Florida Book Awards winners

Sunday, March 6th, 2011 | Tags:
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Florida Book Awards announced the winners for eight categories of books published in 2010.

The Florida Book Awards program was established in 2006 to recognize, honor, and celebrate the best Florida literature published the previous year. It is coordinated by The Florida State University Libraries, and co-sponsored by the Florida Center for the Book, State Library and Archives of Florida, Florida Historical Society, Florida Humanities Council, Florida Literary Arts Coalition, Florida Library Association, “Just Read, Florida!,” Florida Family Literacy Initiative, the Program in American and Florida Studies at Florida State University, Florida Reading Association, Florida Association for Media in Education, Florida Center for the Literary Arts, the Friends of FSU Libraries, and Florida Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America.

Children’s Literature

  • Gold: Jan Godown Annino, She Sang Promise: The Story of Betty Mae Jumper, Seminole Tribal Leader (National Geographic Society)
  • Silver: Mary GrandPre and Jack Prelutsky, Camille Saint-Saens’s The Carnival of the Animals (Alfred P. Knopf)
  • Bronze: Henry Cole, A Nest for Celeste: A Story About Art, Inspiration, and the Meaning of Home (Katherine Tegen Books)
  • Bronze: Brad Meltzer, Heroes for my Son (Harper Collins)
  • Bronze: Harvey E. Oyer III, The Last Egret: The Adventures of Charlie Pierce (Middle River Press)

Florida Non-Fiction

  • Gold: Margaret Ross Tolbert, AQUIFERious (Fidelity Press)
  • Silver: Julian M. Pleasants and Harry A. Kersey, Seminole Voices: Reflections on their Changing Society (University of Nebraska Press)
  • Bronze: Lu Vickers, Cypress Gardens, America’s Tropical Wonderland (University Press of Florida)
  • Bronze: Anna Lillios, Crossing the Creek (University Press of Florida)
  • Bronze: Randy Wayne White and Carlene Fredericka Brennen, Randy Wayne White’s Ultimate Tarpon Book (University Press of Florida)

General Fiction

  • Gold: Mark Mustian, The Gendarme (Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam)
  • Silver: Patricia Engel, Vida (Black Cat/Grove Atlantic, Inc.)
  • Bronze: T.M. Shine, Nothing Happens Until it Happens to You (Crown Publishing Group)
  • Bronze: Mary Jane Ryals, Cookie and Me (Kitsune Books)

Poetry

  • Gold: Carol Frost, Honeycomb (Northwestern University Press)
  • Silver: Lola Haskins, Still, the Mountain (Paper Kite Press)
  • Bronze: Kelle Groom, Five Kingdoms (Anhinga Press)

Popular Fiction

  • Gold: William Culyer Hall, The Trouble With Panthers (Florida Historical Society Press)
  • Silver: Randy Wayne White, Deep Shadow (GP Putnam’s Sons)
  • Bronze: Joyce Elson Moore, The Tapestry Shop (Five Star/Gale/Cengage)
  • Bronze: Charles Martin, The Mountain Between Us (Broadway Books)
  • Bronze: James Grippando, Money to Burn (Harper)

Visual Arts

  • Gold: Jason Steuber, Laura K. Nemmers and Tracy E. Pfaff, with a foreword by Rebecca Martin Nagy, editors, Samuel P. Harn of Art at Twenty Years: The Collection Catalogue (University Press of Florida)
  • Silver: Margaret Ross Tolbert, AQUIFERious (Fidelity Press)

Young Adult

  • Gold: Christina Diaz Gonzalez, The Red Umbrella (Alfred A. Knopf)

Spanish Language

  • Gold: Jose Alvarez, Los Alamos del Parque (Editoral Voces de Hoy)

List of resources for Black History Month

Monday, January 31st, 2011 | Posted in Events, Faculty, Staff, Students by Diane Fulkerson | No Comments »

Our annual list of resources for Black History Month is now available. We list books, children’s books, journals and databases available at the Poly Library or electronically.

Florida Publishers Association 2010 President’s Book Awards

Friday, October 22nd, 2010 | Tags: , ,
Posted in Faculty, Staff, Students by Diane Fulkerson | No Comments »

The Florida Publishers Association (FPA) presented its 2010 President’s Book Awards to members whose books were chosen as the best in 13 different categories and one special category.

Adult Nonfiction:

  • GOLD MEDAL WINNER — Conquer Prostate Cancer: How Medicine, Faith, Love and Sex Can Renew Your Life by Rabbi Ed Weinsberg, with Dr. Robert Carey, published by Health Success Media (publisher and authors in Sarasota)
  • SILVER MEDAL WINNER — The Not So Patient Advocate: How to Get the Health Care You Need Without Fear or Frustration by Ellen Menard, published by Bardolf & Co. (publisher and author in Sarasota)
  • SILVER MEDAL WINNER — Tea with Elisabeth: Tributes to Hospice Pioneer Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross by 51 Contributors, published by Quality of Life Publishing (Naples)

Adult Fiction:

  • GOLD MEDAL WINNER — Savannah Law by William Eleazer, published by Elex Publishers, Inc. (publisher and author in St. Petersburg)
  • SILVER MEDAL WINNER — Disturbing the Peace by P.D. LaFleur, published by RGI Press (publisher and author in Punta Gorda)
  • SILVER MEDAL WINNER — Jesus Swept by James Alexander Protzman, published by Kitsune Books (publisher in Crawfordville, author in Chapel Hill, NC)

Business Book:

  • GOLD MEDAL WINNER — Training Workshop Essentials: Designing, Developing and Delivering Learning Events that Get Results by Robert W. Lucas, published by Pfeiffer (publisher in San Francisco, author in Casselberry)
  • SILVER MEDAL WINNER — Don’t Bring It to Work: Breaking the Family Patterns that Limit Success by Sylvia Lafair, published by Jossey-Bass (publisher in San Francisco, author in White Haven, PA)
  • SILVER MEDAL WINNER — The Complete Guide To Investing In Bonds And Bond Funds: How To Earn High Rates Of Return — Safely by Martha Maeda, published by Atlantic Publishing (publisher in Ocala, author in Orlando)

Poetry Book:

  • GOLD MEDAL WINNER — The Neighborhoods of My Past Sorrows by Jessee Millner, published by Kitsune Books (publisher in Crawfordville, author in Fort Myers)
  • SILVER MEDAL WINNER — Nothing Is Without Future by Piero Rivolta, published by New Chapter Publisher (publisher and author in Sarasota)

Memoir:

  • GOLD MEDAL WINNER — Bars of Steel: Life Before Love in a Hong Kong Go-Go Bar – The True Story of Maria de la Torre by Brandon Royal & Paul Strahan, published by Maven Publishing (publisher in Calgary, Alberta, Canada; coauthors in Calgary, Canada and Hong Kong)
  • SILVER MEDAL WINNER — Ballad of a Bagpiper by E.A. Channon, published by Eloquent Books (publisher in New York, author in Scotland)

Young Adult Nonfiction:

  • GOLD MEDAL WINNER — Off to College: Now What? A Practical Guide to Surviving and Succeeding Your First Year of College by Jessica Linnell, published by Atlantic Publishing (publisher in Ocala, author in Canton, GA)
  • SILVER MEDAL WINNER — Lincoln Laughing: The Stories, Jokes and Anecdotes of Abraham Lincoln by James W. MacMeekin, III, published by MediaOne/Three Rivers Press (publisher and author in Winter Haven)

Young Adult Fiction:

  • GOLD MEDAL WINNER — Pleasure Island: You’ve Found Paradise, Now What? A Modern Fable on How to Keep Your Dreams Alive by Brandon Royal, published by Maven Publishing (publisher and author in Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
  • SILVER MEDAL WINNER — Ghosts: Another Summer in the Old Town by Randy Cribbs, published by OCRS (publisher in Jacksonville, author in St. Augustine)

Children’s Fiction:

  • GOLD MEDAL WINNER —The Adventures of Charlie Pierce: The American Jungle, written by Harvey E. Oyer, III, illustrated by James Balkovek, maps by Jeanne Brady, published by Middle River Press (publisher in Oakland Park, author in West Palm Beach)
  • SILVER MEDAL WINNER — Trouble in Contrary Woods: A Bailey Fish Adventure by Linda Salisbury, published by Tabby House (publisher and author in Mineral, VA)
  • SILVER MEDAL WINNER — Mudd Saves the Earth by Linda Salisbury, illustrations by Joe Kohl, published by Tabby House (publisher and author in Mineral, VA)

Children’s Picture Book:

  • GOLD MEDAL WINNER — Count Down to Fall by Fran Hawk, illustrated by Sherry Neidigh, published by Sylvan Dell Publishing (publisher and author in Mount Pleasant, SC, illustrator in Simpsonville, SC)
  • SILVER MEDAL WINNER — Mother Osprey: Nursery Rhymes for Buoys & Gulls by Lucy Nolan, illustrated by Connie McLennan, published by Sylvan Dell Publishing (publisher in Mount Pleasant, SC, author in Columbia, SC, illustrator in Rocklin, CA)
  • SILVER MEDAL WINNER — Nicholas, that’s Ridiculous! A Story About Being a Boy by Christa Carpenter, illustrated by Mark Wayne Adams, published by Caballo Books (publisher in Longwood, author in Maitland)

Florida Fiction for Adults:

  • GOLD MEDAL WINNER — Disturbing the Peace by P.D. LaFleur, published by RGI Press (publisher and author in Punta Gorda)
  • SILVER MEDAL WINNER — Windrusher and the Trail of Fire by Victor DiGenti, published by Ocean Publishing (publisher in Flagler Beach, author in Ponte Vedra Beach)
  • SILVER MEDAL WINNER — ReBecoming: The Way of Opportunity by J.R. Maxon, published by Dassana Press, LLC (publisher and author in Anna Maria)

Florida Nonfiction for Adults:

  • GOLD MEDAL WINNER — Expect the Best: There’s Always Hope on the Horizon by Katherine Robinson, published by Bardolf & Co. (publisher in Sarasota, author in Bradenton)
  • SILVER MEDAL WINNER — This Nearly Was Mine: A Journey Through Carlton Country by Dr. Barbara Castleberry Carlton with Barbara Oehlbeck (publisher in Lakeville, MN, authors in Arcadia and LaBelle)
  • SILVER MEDAL WINNER — Haunted Theatres of Southwest Florida by Kim Cool, published by Historic Venice Press (publisher and author in Venice)

Florida Children’s Books:

  • GOLD MEDAL WINNER — The Adventures of Charlie Pierce: The American Jungle written by Harvey E. Oyer, III, illustrated by James Balkovek, maps by Jeanne Brady, published by Middle River Press (publisher in Oakland Park, author in West Palm Beach)
  • SILVER MEDAL WINNER — Haunted Theatres of Southwest Florida by Kim Cool, published by Historic Venice Press (publisher and author in Venice)

Cover Design:

  • GOLD MEDAL WINNER — Africa’s Top Wildlife Countries by Mark Nolting, cover design by 1106 Design, published by Global Travel Publishers (publisher and author in Fort Lauderdale)
  • SILVER MEDAL WINNER — ReBecoming: The Way of Opportunity by J.R. Maxon, cover design by 1106 Design, published by Dassana Press, LLC (publisher and author in Anna Maria)
  • SILVER MEDAL WINNER — Table For Two: The Cookbook For Couples by Warren Caterson, cover design by Rebecca Anne Russo of Principle Creative, published by Winfield and Scott Press (publisher and author in St. Augustine)

PRESIDENT’S PICK, selected by FPA President Chris Angermann:

  • Disturbing the Peace by P.D. LaFleur, published by RGI Press (publisher and author in Punta Gorda)

Hispanic Heritage Month 2010

Thursday, September 16th, 2010 | Tags: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Faculty, Staff, Students by Diane Fulkerson | No Comments »

We have published a list of the resources held at the USF Poly Library relevant to Hispanic Heritage Month.

New, longer opening hours

Monday, September 13th, 2010 | Tags: ,
Posted in Faculty, Schedule, Services, Staff, Students by Diane Fulkerson | No Comments »

Thanks to funding provided by SGA, the Library and Open Use Computer Lab have new, extended hours starting today, September 13.

Week of 9/13/2010
Monday-Thursday
8:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Week of 9/20/2010
(and for the duration of the Fall semester)
Monday-Thursday
8:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Other days’ schedule remains the same. This is for the duration of the Fall semester. If utilization and funding is there we may continue in the Spring semester.

Readers needed!

Monday, September 13th, 2010 | Tags: , ,
Posted in Events, Faculty, Staff, Students by Diane Fulkerson | 2 Comments »

The Banned Books Week Read Out! is coming soon

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

When: Tuesday, September 28, 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 the Business Librarian, Lisa Zilinski (lzilinski@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 2009-2010 list of challenged or banned books and the list of the 100 most challenged or banned books from 2000 to 2009 for title ideas.) We’ll do our best to accommodate your preferred time.

Don’t want to read out loud? Come to the Library during the week to check out the displays, pick up a handout, or participate in a book or movie discussion.

GBLT resources for 2010

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 | Tags: , , ,
Posted in Events, Faculty, Staff, Students by Diane Fulkerson | No Comments »

June is Pride Month and we are indeed very proud to publish the 2010 GBLT list of resources available at the USFP Library. It contains books, children’s books, electronic journals, databases and websites of interest.

Check in at the USFP Library on foursquare

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 | Tags: , ,
Posted in Faculty, Staff, Students, Website of interest by Diane Fulkerson | No Comments »

There are a lot of places that you visit during the day, including the USFP Library. What if you used your mobile phone to record all those places? And then were given points for them? Would that be a fun game? That’s exactly what the web game foursquare is about!

Play along with your fellow students to see what places are of interest, called venues, in the Central Florida area and check in. When you’ll visit the Library venue, you’ll see that we are starting to put together a list of things to do while here. You can add some yourself too.

The more you check in, the more points you get. Check in enough times and become mayor of that location. Who will be the first Mayor of the USFP Library?

 

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