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New Faces at USF Libraries

2022 new hires... so far!
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USF Libraries are growing! We are excited to introduce a stellar group of new faces coming on board this year. Join us in welcoming them to the University of South Florida family. These positions will bring USF Libraries into a new era …Continue Reading

Library Workshops for Researchers

Take Your Research to the Next Level!
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USF Libraries is pleased to launch our 2022-23 Workshops for Researchers program, offering a wide array of research training for faculty, graduate students and USF researchers. Taught by expert faculty and librarian, our virtual workshops cover a range of essential data analysis …Continue Reading

The Florida Ornithological Society Nests at the USF Libraries 

Special Collections is the official repository of the society’s physical and digital records
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Many birds migrate in predictable ways, heading north in spring as winter retreats from cooler climes and cycling south in the fall as northern habitats freeze over. Florida’s milder climate, however, sustains both the migrants and the state’s charismatic resident birds. For …Continue Reading

Diversify Your Syllabi

How our librarians are supporting the Inclusive & Equitable Pedagogy Faculty Learning Community
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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

Gopher Tortoise Days at USF Sarasota-Manatee

Learn more about this favorite Florida species April 11-14th at USF Libraries Information Commons
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If you have visited the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus, you may have wondered why such a lush forested area is the first thing you see. It’s because one of Florida’s most important and protected keystone species, the gopher tortoise, makes its home amongst …Continue Reading

Special Collections Digital Exhibits Examine Gender & Sexuality in the Archives

#WomensHistoryMonth
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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

Celebrating a rebel in our Anglo-Irish Collection for Irish-American Heritage & Women's History Month
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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

COVID-19 in Florida: Collecting & Curating Research

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As we embark on the two-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic, one crucial aspect we have seen throughout is the need for information. People want to know about the developments and impacts the pandemic is creating, especially in real time. The USF …Continue Reading

Womyn’s Words and the Women’s Energy Bank Collections

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March is #WomensHistoryMonth, a time to reflect on, give voice to, and celebrate the lives of women throughout history. Women of the Tampa Bay area have no shortage of stories to tell, and many of their stories are available in USF Libraries and Tampa Special Collections. The Women’s Energy Bank was a non-profit organization run for women, by women, and … Continue Reading

Black Women Anti-Violence Activists on Display at the USF Tampa Library

From the African American Experience (AAE) in Florida Blog
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In partnership with the USF Center for Victim Advocacy & Violence Prevention, a new display showcases Black Women Anti-Violence Activists. The display includes a collection of books, journals, and media resources that are accessible by students, and have been specifically curated in honor of Black Heritage and Women’s History Month. … Continue Reading