Category: USF Libraries News

The Joan Kaywell Award

The Kaywell Award, originally given by the Florida Council of Teachers of English (FCTE) and now part of the Hipple Collection of Young Adult Literature in Special Collections at the University of South Florida, is given to the book that best represents an adolescent’s overcoming a situation–not of his or her own making—in such a way to provide significant insight and hope to a reader. It was named in honor of Dr. Joan F. Kaywell, a professor of English Education at USF and long-time leader in the Council. Dr. Kaywell gave the inaugural awards to representative authors who write books that save lives to Laurie Halse Anderson & Chris Crutcher in 2012 and then to Ellen Hopkins & Walter Dean Myers in 2013. The first book to receive the award is Lesléa Newman’s October Mourning. The 2019 winner of the award goes to Sandra Uwiringiyimana’s book, How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child

Starbuck’s Undergoing Renovations this Summer

In case you haven’t been to the library lately, Starbuck’s is being renovated.  The library still has a Starbuck’s kiosk in the lobby where you can buy your favorite brew, but the store itself is closed and there is no seating. It … Continue Reading

Why Education Graduate Students Do Not Need to Buy the APA Publication Manual

If you have listed the APA Publication Manual on your syllabus, you might want to remove it as a required item because it is contained full text in the product Academic Writer through the USF Libraries. Below is a video about Academic Writer and how to access the full text of the Publication Manual.

Library Hours

USF Tampa Library Hours are posted on this page if you need to refer to them during the break or over the summer. Weekday intercession hours begin on Friday, May 3rd and end on May 18 (generally 7:30 AM to 6 PM except on weekends). Once summer session begins the library will be open daily from 7:30 AM to midnight Sunday-Thursday and until 6 PM on the weekends.

Academic Writer Guide

The USF Tampa Library has created a guide to Academic Writer, a web-based application providing interactive tools to help students and faculty learn and apply APA Style. It features point of need quick guides and video tutorials. It also includes all of the content from the APA Publication Manual full text so students need not purchase it as a requirement for their courses. The platform includes sample materials (references, papers, tables and figures), self-quizzes and tests that can assist in the teaching of APA Style.

Join Us for Francisco Stork’s Presentation on February 7, 2019

he USF Libraries and Dr. Joan Kaywell invite you to the presentation of the Joan F. Kaywell Books Save Lives Award to recipient Francisco Stork, author of Memory of Light on Thursday, February 7, 2019 from 1:30-3:30 PM at the USF Alumni Center, Traditions Hall. Book signing to follow. Light refreshments will be served.

Changes to Kanopy Streaming Video Service

Funds ($90k) allocated in 2018-19 to support unlimited Kanopy streaming video viewing have been expended. Alternative funds have been allocated to support new Kanopy streaming video content required by faculty for course use. Currently licensed videos will remain active through their annual expiration date. Please see our list of licensed video content at Streaming Video Collections and Databases or through the USF Libraries Catalog.

2019 Dissertation Forum in February

This year’s Dissertation Forum is scheduled for February 22, 2019 and is sponsored by the Writing Studio, the USF Libraries, and the Office of Graduate Studies. This 1 day mini-conference will inform your students of the resources and services available to doctoral candidates who are currently working on prospectuses or dissertations. Sessions include information about conducting research, writing strategies, research tools, stress management, IRB, and advice from recently hired assistant professors.

The event will be located in the Grace Allen Room, Library 4th floor and the cost is $10.00. The registration fee includes a light breakfast, refreshments and snacks.

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Copyright, Canvas Class Readings, and E-Reserves

Faculty frequently ask if sharing a scan of a chapter or article via Canvas is an acceptable use of copyrighted material. USF Policy (0-105) states that all faculty, staff, and students are responsible for their appropriate use of copyrighted materials, and provides a few guidelines to make it easy for faculty to evaluate their use of materials. It reminds us that a copy must only represent a small amount of the original work, that faculty should consider the four part fair use test if providing course readings under the fair use provision, copying should not be a substitution for the purchase of a book, should not include workbooks or test booklets, should include a copyright notice, and it recommends obtaining permissions if a reading is to be used over multiple semesters. As examples of what constitutes a small amount it elaborates: “a single chapter of a book, an article, or a few photos from a larger collection.” The USF Libraries’ Course Reserves service uses a system that automatically checks the length of requested readings for amounts in excess of one chapter/article or ten percent of a total work.