Category: Featured Blogs

USF History from Digital Dialogues

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If you’d like a brief history of USF, check out the recent Digital Dialogues post , “USF Curiosities: as far as the eye could see?” about the barren campus when USF opened its doors in the fall of 1960. The university consisted of … Continue Reading

Anti-Racist Reading List

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The USF Libraries Anti-Racist Reading list, curated by St. Pete’s Nelson Poynter Memorial Library,  includes library-owned resources. both print and e-books through the Libraries.. The purpose of the list is to help our community create meaningful discourse about the injustices and racial … Continue Reading

The Algorithm Study–Project Information Literacy

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This report from Project Information Literacy, presents findings about how college students conceptualize online information and navigate platforms that filter content and collect personal data. Offered here is a snapshot of how student conduct class research and everyday life information seeking and … Continue Reading

Library of Congress Launches Website on the Constitution

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The U.S. Constitution is very much a part of the current political dialogue right now and the new Library of Congress website, Constitution Annotated, provides an authoritative source for how the Supreme Court has interpreted this governing document for our nation. With … Continue Reading

Celebrating the Public Domain: 19 in 2019

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In June of 2018 the library posted a list of items just coming into the public domain that can be digitized by the USF Tampa Library. We asked our community to vote for what they most would like to see digitized. The list of newly digitized items from the project is available through this post in Digital Directions. We would like to continue this on an annual basis. Here is a list of possible titles for our 2020 digitization and we would like your help narrowing it down. Vote for your favorites here:

https://usf.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0pLGWRNAG86Vpdz.

 

The Tapestry of American Public Education: How Can We Create a System of Schools Worth Choosing for All?

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A recent report published by Peter W. Crookson Jr., Linda Darling-Hamond, Robert Rothman and Patrick Shields from the Learning Policy Institute discusses school choice — the movement to find alternatives to publicly funded and publicly operated school districts — is not an end in itself but rather a means to an end. In the words of the authors, it exists to “create a system in which all children choose and are chosen by a good school that serves them well and is easily accessible. “ It has been the subject of debate, particularly as seen by the post by Carol Burris and Diane Ravitch. They look at the issue of governance and why it matters who is in charge. This is a very interesting discussion for all those interested in policy that affects public schools and choice.

Changing the Citation Conversation

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This piece by Alexandra Gold discusses ways to rethink how faculty talk to students about the issue of plagiarism. Also, keep in mind that the library can offer extra credit workshops on plagiarism for your courses, along with embedded modules we can place into Canvas.