Category: Awards & Recognition

Heroes Among Us

The USF community responds to COVID-19 with resilience, creativity and compassion

This excerpt is taken from the USF Magazine Winter 2020 issue, USF Heroes Among us: The USF community responds to COVID-19 with resilience, creativity and compassion. Additional photos have been added.  Library Services Desk They are likely the first people you meet … Continue Reading

Brandi Jagars, Graduating Student Spotlight

Fall 2020 Edition

Brandi Jagars is a full-time staff member of the Textbook Affordability Project (TAP) team at the Libraries, serving as the College Coordinator. She’ll be graduating with a Master’s in Library & Information Science this month! HOW HAS THE LIBRARY CONTRIBUTED TOWARD YOUR … Continue Reading

Meet Our Fall 2020 Student Scholars

Honoring our scholarship and research award recipients

Celebrating our students and their academic achievements is one of our favorite pastimes, and under normal circumstances, we’d be gathering in the Tampa Library to honor our most recent round of student scholarship and research award recipients, and the donors who made … 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

Up and Comer, Meghan Cook


Meghan Cook has been a friendly face in the USF Tampa Library since 2018, where she makes up half of the Geosciences Research Platform Team (RPT). As the subject expert for Geosciences, she and her fellow RPT teammate, Matt Torrence, provide support … Continue Reading

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.

SACS Appoints USF Libraries Dean for Library Accreditation Review

Todd Chavez, Dean of the USF Libraries, has been selected to serve on the SACSCOC

For higher education institutions, accreditation is crucial. In the U.S. southern states, SACSCOC is the recognized accrediting agency, with responsibility for carrying out the process. In Fall 2019, USF Libraries Dean Todd Chavez will be serving on the SACSCOC for library accreditation. He’ll be visiting two university libraries, reviewing each library’s resources, services, and staff to ensure sufficiency.

USF Libraries Copyright & Intellectual Property Librarian Awarded Prestigious Publication Award

LeEtta Schmidt has been awarded the first-ever RUSA STARS Publication Recognition Award for her co-authorship about sharing digital collections and content

The RUSA STARS Publication Recognition Award celebrates librarians that show excellence in publication in STARS areas. LeEtta is being recognized for a chapter she co-authored with J. Silvia Cho, “Sharing Digital Collections and Content.”