Library Lovers’ Day: Learning to be a skeptical reader

Reading Time: 6 minutes In honor of Library Lovers’ Day, Digital Dialogs asked members of USF Libraries’ faculty and staff to share a story about a book that impacted their life. Read one of these stories below! This guest post was written by Zibby Wilder, Assistant …Continue Reading

Library Lovers’ Day: Finding a Voice

Reading Time: 4 minutes In honor of Library Lovers’ Day, Digital Dialogs asked members of USF Libraries’ faculty and staff to share a story about a book that impacted their life. Read one of these stories below! This guest post was written by Charlayne Sullivan, HR …Continue Reading

Sociedad La Union Marti-Maceo Collection Now in Digital Collections

Reading Time: 4 minutes By Stephanie Mackin, Visiting Assistant Librarian, Special Collections  Since its arrival in 1983, the Sociedad la Union Marti-Maceo collection has been a popular and heavily utilized collection at the University of South Florida Libraries’ Tampa Special Collections. The uniqueness and historical significance …Continue Reading

TAP, Part II: Reducing the Financial Burden on Students

Reading Time: 4 minutes Guest Post by Alex Neff, Director of Data Analytics and Textbook Affordability (DATA) at USF Libraries Building upon the previous post on Florida’s textbook affordability environment, this entry will cover several of the most popular initiatives implemented by the Textbook Affordability Project (TAP) at …Continue Reading

Celebrating the Public Domain through digitization

Reading Time: 3 minutes For six years now, the USF Libraries have celebrated this transition of copyrighted work by digitizing a selection of material from our collections. After a public vote, we added 23 titles across collections including three growing Digital Collection areas:  Florida Studies, Environmental and Natural History, and Sheet Music.

TAP, Part I: Over a Decade of Textbook Affordability at USF

Reading Time: 2 minutes Guest Post by Alex Neff, Director of Data Analytics and Textbook Affordability (DATA) at USF Libraries The Textbook Affordability Project (TAP) at the University of South Florida (USF) has been a vital advocate for addressing the challenges of rising textbook costs since …Continue Reading

Celebrating National Author’s Day: 2023 Reading List

Reading Time: 2 minutes In honor of National Author’s Day, Digital Dialogs wanted to share with you some of our favorite authors. The reading list below was assembled by our very own USF Libraries’ staff and faculty. Fiction, non-fiction, poetry… mystery, comedy, science fiction, fantasy, thriller… …Continue Reading

The Spotted Six or The Mystery of Calvert Hathaway

Reading Time: 4 minutes Guest Post by Richard Schmidt, Coordinator of Library Operations and Resident Dime Novel Reviewer   Warning: Spoilers Ahead I will be spoiling several of the plot twists in my review, and while I can’t recommend reading this particular dime novel, you can …Continue Reading