Email: Budget and Collections Realignment

Message sent from Todd Chavez, Dean of USF Libraries, to the USF Faculty.

As part of the University’s strategic budget realignment process, the USF Libraries are engaged in a comprehensive “Revisioning Collection Management” process. Because the majority of our base budget is tied to collections, the impact of the realignment must largely accrue to our library materials budget, primarily recurring subscriptions. To meet the realignment targets, our process is guided by the following principles:

  • continue support of faculty resource needs;
  • maximize control of the USF Libraries collection budget;
  • end reliance on non-recurring funding sources;
  • engage faculty in the decision-making process; and
  • refocus collection expenditures on perpetual rather than leased access.

Although the process for accessing full-text library resources may change, the Libraries’ commitment to providing USF faculty and students with access to the content needed for research and instruction is unwavering. To ensure transparency and provide all pertinent information concerning the revisioning process, a comprehensive informational website will be maintained at Please see Our Compact with Faculty as well.

We invite you to participate in Q&A sessions the first week of December to learn more, and a morning and afternoon option is available to accommodate schedules. Please register for the session you would like to attend at Microsoft Teams login information for both sessions are below:

Morning Session: Tuesday, December 1stfrom 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Afternoon Session: Wednesday, December 2ndfrom 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

We look forward to engaging with you throughout this process.

Email from Dean Todd Chavez to the USF Faculty ListServ, 11/18/2020

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