Belonging and Equitable Access

Welcome to the USF Libraries page for belonging and equitable access. The purpose of this page is to highlight existing collections and exhibits, efforts towards inclusive access within our library and community, community resources, and information on accommodations for a more accessible USF. Please let us know if you have questions or concerns at

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Juneteenth Reading List

Juneteenth celebrates the day in 1865 when enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, became aware of the Emancipation Proclamation and the freedom that came with that executive order. In observance of this important historic event, the DEI committee has compiled a list of …Continue Reading

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Reading List

This month we celebrate and recognize the culture, traditions, and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in the United States. In honor of AAPI Heritage Month, the DEI committee has compiled the following list of eBooks available for checkout through …Continue Reading

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

The International Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD), marks the day that Auschwitz-Birkenau – the largest Nazi death camp – was liberated in 1945. It seeks to remember the lives of the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, along …Continue Reading

Emily Mann Receives USF Inclusive Excellence Faculty Award

The USF Libraries are pleased to share that Emily Mann, Assistant Librarian at the USF Nelson Poynter Memorial Library (NPML), has been selected for the 2022 Inclusive Excellence Faculty Award from the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at USF. The Inclusive …Continue Reading

Diversify Your Syllabi

What makes an authority on a topic? How do we balance diverse voices with the canon from an academic discipline? Are we perpetuating systems of oppression with the texts we choose?  These thought-provoking questions and more were discussed in depth during a …Continue Reading

Special Collections Digital Exhibits Examine Gender & Sexuality in the Archives

Gender and sexuality studies are a popular analytical framework in the humanities, social science, and history fields. USF students and faculty are pursing innovative research on how these topics intersect across a multitude of subjects, and to support them, the USF Libraries …Continue Reading

The Incredible Irish-American Mary Jane O’Donovan Rossa

On February 28, 2022, President Joe Biden proclaimed March 2022 as Irish-American Heritage Month. Today, nearly one in ten Americans trace their lineage back to Ireland. In his Proclamation he stated: The United States and Ireland are deeply and forever intertwined: linked …Continue Reading

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