Category: Development

Recovering Lost History at Chinsegut Hill

Join us for a Florida Conversation about the historic site in Hernando County

Sometimes you find special places in your life. Sometimes those special places seem to find you, or some part of you you hadn’t known before. The beautiful estate known as Chinsegut Hill can tell scholars much about the history of Florida. Chinsegut … Continue Reading

Show USF #LibrariesLove for the Environment!

Giving Week 2021 features collections to combat climate change

Giving Day at USF is turning into Giving Week, from Monday, April 5th – Friday, April 9th. This week-long celebration asks our USF friends and alumni all over the world to support initiatives from all three campuses. Here at the USF Libraries, we’re … Continue Reading

Meet Jonathan Rodriguez, Student Scholar

Patrick Riordan Memorial Research Award in Florida Studies Recipient

Jonathan Rodriguez is a graduate student at USF, and has been awarded the Patrick Riordan Memorial Research Award in Florida Studies. Jonathan’s research interests include Archaeology of Atlantic Slavery and Colonialism, African and Arawak diaspora in the New World, Maroon settlements in the … Continue Reading

Meet Jordan Norris-Gaither, Student Scholar

Special Collections Latin American & Other Science Fiction Research Award Recipient

Back in November 2020, we celebrated our Fall student scholarship and research award recipients, and we have another wonderful student at the Tampa Library to spotlight this month. Jordan Norris-Gaither, Special Collections Latin American & Other Science Fiction Research Award Recipient Advertising and … Continue Reading

Celebrating the Life and Work of Skip Gandy


The USF Libraries celebrate the life and work of George “Skip” Gandy IV, 1942-2020. A Florida native, Gandy’s childhood on Davis Islands shaped him into becoming an avid outdoorsman, environmental activist, and an honored donor to USF. In 2012, Gandy donated his … 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

Home Sweet Homecoming

Thursday, October 8th from 6 - 7 p.m.
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event Thursday, October 8th
access_time 6 - 7 p.m.

Join the event at 6 p.m. on Thursday the 8th by clicking the following Microsoft Teams Live link: We welcome you to engage in the presentation by utilizing the chat feature to ask questions and comment. We hope to see you … Continue Reading

Tour the Florida Environment & Natural History (FLENH) Collections

Thursday, September 24th from 6 - 7 p.m.
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event Thursday, September 24th
access_time 6 - 7 p.m.

From climate change to man-made and natural disasters, impacts on our environment have become one of the most pressing issues on the planet – and the significance of environmental research is paramount. In response to this growing urgency, we have begun the … Continue Reading

New USF Libraries Digital Collection Documents Coral Reef Changes

Announcing the Dr. John Ogden Florida and Caribbean Reef Collection

Forty years of coral reef research is now available to USF students and scientists worldwide. Integrative Biology Professor Emeritus John Ogden, PhD, donated thousands of photos from his research on tropical coastal marine ecosystems along with their accompanying journal publications, maps, data … Continue Reading

Books Save Lives Award Reception

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event Thursday, February 6, 2020
access_time 4 - 6 p.m.

You are invited to the annual Joan F. Kaywell Books Save Lives Award Reception, celebrating this year’s award recipient, Sandra Uwiringiyimana, author of “How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child.” Join us February 6th from 4-6 p.m. Click for more details.