Category: Featured

The Lost African American Cemeteries of Tampa Bay & What’s Being Done to Remember Them

USF librarians are working with USF researchers and the Tampa Bay community to identify living next-of-kin for those forgotten while bringing historical injustices to light
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Can a cemetery with nearly 800 burials be made to disappear from recorded history, only to be rediscovered nearly 100 years later? Sadly, it can, and this is what happened with Zion Cemetery, the first African American cemetery in Tampa. The cemetery … Continue Reading

Special Collections Interns Highlight LGBTQIA+ Stories

Celebrate Pride Month with USF Special Collections
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The month of June celebrates Pride and the LGBTQIA+ community and the ongoing strides being made to fight for equality, create awareness, build acceptance, and celebrate accomplishments. At the Tampa Special Collections, we host more than two dozen archival collections and thousands of … Continue Reading

LIB Latest Research Publications

The most recent research from the faculty and staff of the USF Libraries
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At the USF Libraries, our faculty librarians and staff regularly contribute research presentations, peer-reviewed articles, or equivalent publications that impact the profession. Explore the LIB Latest in publications below.   LeEtta Schmidt, Jason Boczar, Barbara Lewis, and Tomaro Taylor co-authored the article, … Continue Reading

Bernadette Storck: A Tribute

A guest post and tribute from the USF School of Information
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We would like to honor and acknowledge the career of Bernadette Storck, public librarian, consultant, archivist, and adjunct faculty member for the USF School of Information. Storck was an administrator at the Tampa-Hillsborough Public Library System and Leon County Public Library, and … Continue Reading

Call for Materials on the USF Forest Preserve & Piney Point

USF Libraries are collecting crisis-point data and research on recent local environmental concerns
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Two environmental controversies provide USF Libraries with new opportunities for collecting and collaboration. In April of this year, incidents involving the USF Forest Preserve and Piney Point prompted new projects to support the Libraries’ Florida Environment and Natural History (FLENH) initiative launched … Continue Reading

Matt Knight, PhD, Graduating Student Spotlight

Spring 2021 Edition
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Matt Knight, PhD, is an Associate Librarian at the USF Tampa Library, the Content Expert for the History Research Platform Team (RPT), and Affiliate Faculty in the USF History department. He is graduating this Spring with his PhD in Celtic Languages and … Continue Reading

Meghan Cook, PhD, Graduating Student Spotlight

Spring 2021 Edition
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Meghan Cook, PhD, is the Coordinator of Library Operations and Content Expert for the USF Geosciences Research Platform Team (RPT) at the USF Tampa Library—as well as the co-host of our podcast Calling: Earth. She is graduating this Spring with her PhD … Continue Reading

Samantha Sonntag, Graduating Student Spotlight

Spring 2021 Edition
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Samantha Sonntag is a Student Assistant in the Stacks department at the USF Tampa Library, graduating this Spring with a Bachelor’s in Integrative Animal Biology (Human), with a minor in History! She just started playing bass guitar a few months ago, and … Continue Reading

Lydia Symens, Graduating Student Spotlight

Spring 2021 Edition
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Lydia Symens is a Special Collections Student Assistant at USF Tampa Library, and graduating with her BA in International Studies this Spring! She loves to read and spend time outside. HOW HAS THE LIBRARY CONTRIBUTED TOWARD YOUR ACADEMIC GOALS? The Library has … Continue Reading

Trey Stamm, Graduating Student Spotlight

Spring 2021 Edition
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Trey Stamm is graduating with a Bachelor’s in General Biology this Spring, with a concentration in Ecology and Evolution, as well as a minor in Biophysics. He started working at the USF St. Petersburg’s Nelson Poynter Memorial Library (NPML) as a Student … Continue Reading