Welcome Ling He!

short_textIntroducing our new Metadata Analyst

The USF Libraries hosts millions of information resources, and the department who manages these resources is Collections & Discovery (C&D). Not only do they acquire, organize, and maintain our collections, but ensure that they’re balanced, secure, discoverable, and accessible – allowing our students and faculty to explore materials from around the world. As C&D’s new metadata analyst, Ling He processes data for e-books at the Libraries. Meet Ling!

Welcome Matt Barganier!

short_textIntroducing our new Collections Specialist in our Oral History Program

The USF Libraries’ Oral History Program (OHP) is a free online repository of original interviews that explore Florida’s political, economic, social, and cultural issues. These rich resources offer unparalleled opportunities for researchers to explore, and as the program’s new collections specialist, Matt Barganier will be preparing, transcribing, and annotating these oral history recordings — making them more accessible and readily available to the public. Meet Matt!

Welcome Joyce Sams!

short_textWe are excited to introduce our new Staff Assistant in Human Resources

In the USF Tampa Library, we have a team of hardworking human resources staff that are integral to our Libraries’ success. The newest edition to the HR team, Joyce Sams, offers a helpful and friendly face as the new staff assistant. Joyce shares, “Learning and using the skills for position competency has been a process that’s allowed me to enjoy new ways to accomplish things and assist our employees.” She’s also been working heavily on recruiting for the current open positions at the Tampa Library. Meet Joyce!

Welcome Jaime Rogers!

short_textIntroducing our new Project Archaeologist

As our new project archaeologist in Digital Heritage and Humanities Collections, Jaime Rogers is helping his team collect 3D terrestrial and GPS data for many projects – but his main role is directing ongoing excavations at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS). “CCAFS is a very exciting place to work as an archaeologist. The island has been occupied for thousands of years, and affords the opportunity to learn about unique aspects of human culture – from pre-Columbian shell mounds to historic fishing villages to launch complexes,” he shares. Meet Jaime!

Science Friday Celebrates the Apollo Mission’s 50th Anniversary

short_textDr. Lori Collins is featured on NPR's Science Friday discussing her team's work on digitally preserving NASA's Launch Complex 34

NPR’s Science Friday is highlighting imperiled space heritage and the research being done to save these significant sites. Following a successful live show in Tampa last November, Science Friday came back to Florida to visit with Dr. Lori Collins, Research Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Digital Heritage & Humanities Collections (DHHC) at the University of South Florida Libraries, to discuss her team’s work on digitally preserving NASA’s Launch Complex 34.

Welcome Austin Thommas!

short_textWe are excited to introduce Austin Thommas, the new Library Specialist at the USF Libraries!

We are excited to introduce our new Library Specialist, who is part of the Library Services Desk team. Austin will be in charge of Course Reserves, securing course-related materials for students that are selected by faculty. Austin started with us as a student assistant in 2015, and became staff in January 2019. He’s excited to work with student assistants that he can see growing professionally and academically, and like himself, we’re honored to be a part of that same journey. Meet Austin!

Welcome Denise Wright!

short_textThe USF Libraries are excited to introduce Denise Wright, our new GIS Analyst!

We are excited to introduce our new GIS Analyst, who is part of our DHHC team. Denise compiles data to help create our unique digital collections, and is currently creating a 360-photo tour of the Moseley Homestead in Brandon, Florida, a historic 1886 home. Denise is excited to “be somewhere innovative with cutting edge software, equipment, and minds open to new ideas,” and we’re excited to have her. Meet Denise!

Preeminent and Proud

short_textThe USF Libraries present the online exhibition and oral history with Dr. Judy Genshaft

The USF Libraries present the online exhibition and oral history with Dr. Judy Genshaft, commemorating her 19-year presidency and the immense impact she’s had on the University of South Florida and Tampa Bay.

Welcome Jeff Hadsock!

short_textThe USF Libraries are excited to introduce our new Library Operations Supervisor, Jeff Hadsock!

The Library Services Desk is the face of the Tampa Library, the first floor one-stop-shop offering a welcoming environment for every patron throughout the day and night. As the new Library Operations Supervisor, Jeff Hadsock is excited to make the library an enjoyable place to visit and work.

Tomaro Taylor Promoted to University Librarian

The role of University Librarian is the pinnacle of a librarian’s career, an ascension to the highest level of faculty on a university campus. Tomaro Taylor’s accomplishments, efforts, and body of work have contributed substantially to the betterment of the USF Libraries and to the profession, and being named University Librarian is well deserved.

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