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New service: UBorrow

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 | Posted in Faculty, Services, Staff, Students by Diane Fulkerson | No Comments »

UBorrow allows you to request materials directly from participating libraries within Florida’s state university system. This unmediated borrowing service increases your access to the collections of the other universities in Florida and delivers more quickly than standard interlibrary loan.

How does it work?

If you’re searching the USF catalog for a title and the USF Library system does not own the book, click on the blue UBorrow link towards the top right corner. This will take you to the State University Libraries’ catalog, showing all the available items within the university system. Click on the UBorrow icon again to request the item and you will find a login box where you will be asked to put in your Library ID (the 205 number on your USF ID card) and the month/date of your birthday. Then select where you want to pick up your book. You will receive an email in a few days letting you know that your book is ready for you.

You can also start your search directly into the State University Libraries’ catalog.

Requests for items that aren’t available in Florida will be transferred into an ILLiad (or regular interlibrary loan) request automatically.

What is the loan period?

You are given 30 days from the time the item arrives on campus (this will take a few days so plan ahead!) Again, you’ll receive an email as soon as your book is received and ready for pickup.

Can I renew my loan?

You may request one renewal for materials borrowed through Uborrow. Please note, this is a request, so you will want to place your request several days before your item is due. After you place your request, you will receive an email notifying you of the new due date or that your request was denied. Request renewals the same way as for USF items.

What happens if my books are overdue?

You will receive email notifications about your overdue UBorrow books just as you do for the books that you borrow from the USF Libraries. You will also be fined by the USF Libraries for all overdue, lost, and damaged UBorrow loans.

UBorrow is available today, give it a try!

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!

Textbooks Buy Back

Thursday, April 14th, 2011 | Tags:
Posted in Students by Diane Fulkerson | No Comments »

The Tampa Bookstore will be on campus May 5th and May 7 for the Textbook Buy Back.

Thursday, May 5th – 2PM to 6PM
Saturday, May 7th – 11AM to 3PM

The Buy Back will take place in LTB. The exact room numbers have not yet been determined. We’ll keep this post updated.

Open door seminars online

Thursday, March 24th, 2011 | Tags: , ,
Posted in Classes, Students by Diane Fulkerson | No Comments »

The Library will be offering its two open door seminars on Elluminate for those last weeks’ efforts.

Database research
Learn to select and access the best databases for your subject, search their content and find full-text articles.

Starts: April 5, 2011 12:00 PM
Ends: April 5, 2011 1:00 PM

Meeting Link: http://elluminate.it.usf.edu:80/join_meeting.html?meetingId=1294169980582
Add to Calendar: http://elluminate.it.usf.edu:80/build_calendar.event?meetingId=1294169980582

RefWorks
Learn how to use this citation management system that makes building bibliographies a flash.

Starts: April 6, 2011 12:00 PM
Ends: April 6, 2011 1:00 PM

Meeting Link: http://elluminate.it.usf.edu:80/build_calendar.event?meetingId=1294169980584

To join the meeting, click on the appropriate link above. Enter your name at the login prompt.
This meeting does not require a password to join. Please leave the password field blank.

You may join the meeting 30 minutes prior to the start time.

If this is the first time you will be using Elluminate, you may be prompted to download some software which may take anywhere from 2 to 20 minutes depending upon your Internet connection speed. You can pre-configure your system with the required software by going to the support page located at: http://elluminate.it.usf.edu:80/support.help. Please make sure your computer has a microphone and speakers to be able to talk and hear while you are in the Elluminate meeting. Microphone is not mandatory though.

These seminars are open to all; no registration required. The seminars are cancelled if no attendee is present 10 minutes after the hour.

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.

ILL suspended during break

Friday, December 10th, 2010 | Tags:
Posted in Faculty, Services, Students by Diane Fulkerson | No Comments »

Interlibrary loan will offer restricted services during most of Winter break (December 11 — January 3). Loan requests will be limited to USF inter-campus transfers only.

For items outside the USF system, we cannot hold a backlog of requests during the entire intersession so we’re asking that you hold back on requests altogether until January 3rd. If you would like assistance or have any questions, feel free to contact the Library.

Textbook buyback

Friday, December 3rd, 2010 | Tags:
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The USF Bookstore will come to campus on the following dates for the textbook buyback:

Thursday, December 9th – 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM – LTB 1125
Saturday, December 11th – 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM – LTB 1120

Florida Publishers Association 2010 President’s Book Awards

Friday, October 22nd, 2010 | Tags: , ,
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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)
 

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