Illuminating the Archives through Art

Reading Time: 3 minutes Guest post from Erin Peel, Coordinator, Library Operations: FLENH, on connecting new archival collections from the Florida Ornithological Society with Art classes at USF.

Dr. John Ogden Caribbean and Coral Reef Collection

Reading Time: 4 minutes Guest post from John Clarke, Coordinator for Florida Environmental and Natural History collections at Special Collections, USF Libraries, Tampa campus highlights the Dr. John Ogden Caribbean and Coral Reef collection as an important collection of marine science research materials.

Florida Ornithological Society Partnership Takes Flight

Reading Time: 4 minutes Andrew Huse, Librarian and Curator for Florida Studies at Special Collections, USF Libraries, Tampa campus recounts his attendance and contributions to the 50th annual meeting of the Florida Ornithological Society.

Botanical Resources from USF

Reading Time: 2 minutes Extreme environmental and climate changes have caught the attention of politics and the news, pushing environmental sciences into the spotlight.  Like the USF Libraries Florida Environment and Natural History collections, the Atlas of Florida Plants from the Institute of Systematic Botany and USF Species Catalog have been documenting environmental studies for decades.  Both resources collect information on plant species and provide a background against which to observe changes in the botanical world.

#Creekshed – USF Creek Shed Digital Collection

Reading Time: 2 minutes USF Libraries is collaborating with Dr. Thomas Hallock (USF St. Petersburg campus) and Dr. Amanda Hagood (Eckerd College) to archive a series of columns called City Wilds for the newspaper Creative Loafing Tampa Bay. The articles are intended to highlight various creek sheds around the Tampa Bay area. Dr. Hallock finds it important to make sure the conversation on this topic is sustained. In an effort to get the word out on these pieces, Dr. Hallock and Dr. Hagood created and put into use an easily taggable hashtag name, #creekshed.

Library Exhibits on Environmental Studies

Reading Time: 3 minutes USF Libraries’ program partners, donors, staff, and faculty have created several exhibits that highlight the Tampa campus library’s digital collections that focus on environmental studies.  These exhibits work to provide additional context and connect digital resources to tell the full story of events that have shaped the Florida environment.