Meet the Multifaceted Audrey Powers


Audrey Powers is an Associate Librarian at the USF Tampa Library and the librarian serving the College of The Arts (CoTA), including the Schools of Architecture & Community Design, Art & Art History, Music, Theatre & Dance, and the Institute for Research … Continue Reading

The Accurate American History Starter Pack


“The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future.” – Theodore Roosevelt   Historic and civic education are powerful tools that shape our worldview and provide insight into the understanding of current events, as well as our current socio-political climate. Learning … Continue Reading

Nicole Perez, Graduating Student Spotlight

Summer 2020 Edition

Nicole Perez Lopez is one of our front desk student assistants. This summer, she will be graduating with a Bachelor’s in Health Science and a minor in Deaf Studies! How has the Library aided in your academic goals? The library has been … Continue Reading

Meet Matt Knight, Fulbright Scholar

History RPT, Irish history subject expert, and curator of collections

Matt Knight is a special librarian at the Tampa Library not only because of his time in Special Collections, but because of his undeniable dedication, understanding, and love for libraries and USF. Matt came to USF in 2011 as Operations Manager of … Continue Reading

Celebrate Archives Awareness Week

July 12-18, 2020

Each July, the City of Tampa recognizes Archives Awareness Week as part of the city’s annual birthday celebrations. As one of the Tampa Bay area’s larger archival repositories, the USF Tampa Library Special Collections has celebrated with the city for many years. … Continue Reading

A Matter of Pride: Celebrating the history of the LGBTQIA+ Community

LGBTQ Special Collections 

In the LGBTQIA+ community, June represent the ongoing strides being made to fight for equality, create awareness, build acceptance, and celebrate accomplishments. The first gay rights organization in the United States was the Society of Human Rights, founded on December 10, 1924 … Continue Reading

Celebrating African American Music Appreciation Month

African American Sheet Music Collection

Created by President Jimmy Carter in 1979, and further commemorated by President Barack Obama, the month of June has been declared “African American Music Appreciation Month.” Originally called “Black Music Month,” June marks the celebration of African American music and its influence … Continue Reading

Inside “From Saloons to Steakhouses” with Andy Huse


Andy Huse’s latest book From Saloons to Steakhouses emerged during his years as a graduate student in the history department at the University of South Florida. His research began as an exploration of Tampa’s history outside of the well-known cigar factories of Ybor city, and eventually … Continue Reading

Anti-Racist Resources

Our recommendations for enlightenment during this trying time

As we strive to overcome racial tension and fight injustice together, we want to provide integral anti-racist resources with our community. One way to educate ourselves is by reading books and sharing the Black experience in America. Our Libraries’ Diversity and Inclusion … Continue Reading

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