Category: USF Libraries News

Returning to Campus and the New Normal

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The USF Tampa Library will be opening with fewer restrictions starting with Summer B in early July.  That means you no longer will be required to wear a face mask to the library, though you certainly should feel free to do that. … Continue Reading

Special Collection Highlight LGBTIA+ Stories & Exhibit

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In honor of celebrating Pride and the LGBTQIA+ community, the Tampa Special Collections has highlighted their very impressive holdings past and present through the “Queer Life and Literature in the 19th Century” exhibit. Scroll through the exhibit to see the ways in … Continue Reading

USF Libraries Launch the African American Experience in Florida

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The African American Experience in Florida, a new collection from the University of South Florida Libraries,  has curated the Black experience in Florida around six different themes: activism, Black-owned businesses, the community, journalism, the arts, and history. Information in the collection ranges … Continue Reading

Summer Hours at the USF Tampa Library

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Summer School hours for the Tampa Campus USF Library are weekdays from 8 AM to 9 PM, closed on Saturdays and open 1-9 PM on Sundays. For detailed information, check the library hours web page.  You will still need a mask, your … Continue Reading

E-Journal Prioritization (Social Sciences) Survey

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Linked here is a survey concerning journal titles in the Social Sciences that were not renewed as part of the Strategic Budget Realignment process.  Feel free to make your priorities known by filling this out. Similar surveys for Arts and Humanities journal … Continue Reading

New Shared Library Catalog/Discovery Tool Coming Soon

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Due to a recent legislative mandate, all Florida public college and university libraries are migrating to a new integrated, shared library catalog/discovery tool in July 2021. The “look and feel” of the USF Libraries website, catalog, and discovery search interface will not … Continue Reading

Library Spotlight on Dr. Joan F. Kaywell

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In honor of National Support Teen Literature Day (April 23rd, 2021), the USF Libraries acknowledge Dr. Joan F. Kaywell’s contributions to Special Collections’ Ted Hipple Collection, a collection of over 10,000 autographed titles and one of the largest young adult literature collections … Continue Reading

Celebrate Black Heritage Month with Resources from the USF Libraries

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The Antiracist Reading List includes books categorized by Antiracism and Talking about Race, #BlackLivesMatter, Criminal Justice and Policing, Education, Fiction, History, Intersectional Feminism, Memoir, Science, Structural Racism, and Voting Rights. You can find TED Talks and podcasts and recommended reading for children … Continue Reading

Celebrating the Music of Early African American Composers

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Celebrate Black Heritage Month by visiting the USF Libraries online exhibit, “Swing Along! The Music of Early African American Composers.”  The exhibit includes a sheet music gallery, biographical information, a music glossary, and references.

2021 Books Save Lives Award Event

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You are invited to attend the annual Books Save Lives Award Reception celebrating Janice Lynn Mather, author of Learning to Breathe.  The event will be Thursday, February 4th at 2 PM. It will be hosted virtually through Microsoft Teams. RSVP Ginny Puckett … Continue Reading