Dean of the USF Libraries

I want to share an exciting development with you. Over the past few months, our wonderful colleagues in University Communications & Marketing worked with us to develop a case study featuring the USF Libraries’ innovative approach to collections and services. As part of a national campaign to spread the word about the impressive trajectory of the University, this piece is now circulating throughout the higher education community.

Titled “Leading with the Library”, this piece highlights our early shift to a digital preferred library that began in the mid-1990s and the many positive consequences that followed. The case study opens with our extremely rapid (one-day) shift to fully remote operations as the COVID pandemic unfolded and goes on to focus on a selection of our unique “twists” on traditional library activities including collection development, open-access promotion, textbook affordability, space utilization, AI exploration, and more.

In many ways, the case study’s subtitle captures it all: “How One University Positioned Its Library as a Central Hub for Innovation and Strategic Partnerships.”

We invite you to take a moment to review the report.

Todd Chavez
Dean, USF Libraries

Todd Chavez
Dean of the USF Libraries

B.A. Anthropology ’84 and M.A. Library and Information Science ’98

Administrative Contacts

Terry Hutchings
Director for Library Initiatives | 813-974-4497

JoAnn DeLarm
Administrative Assistant | 813-974-1909