Category: Librarians

Home Sweet Homecoming

Thursday, October 8th from 6 - 7 p.m.
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For the past sixty years, a diverse student body found a new home at the University of South Florida. In this age of disruption, our students are adapting to a new reality, and educational institutions everywhere are learning what an empty nest … Continue Reading

Meet the Multifaceted Audrey Powers


Audrey Powers is an Associate Librarian at the USF Tampa Library and the librarian serving the College of The Arts (CoTA), including the Schools of Architecture & Community Design, Art & Art History, Music, Theatre & Dance, and the Institute for Research … 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

Celebrate Archives Awareness Week

July 12-18, 2020

Each July, the City of Tampa recognizes Archives Awareness Week as part of the city’s annual birthday celebrations. As one of the Tampa Bay area’s larger archival repositories, the USF Tampa Library Special Collections has celebrated with the city for many years. … Continue Reading

Inside “From Saloons to Steakhouses” with Andy Huse


Andy Huse’s latest book From Saloons to Steakhouses emerged during his years as a graduate student in the history department at the University of South Florida. His research began as an exploration of Tampa’s history outside of the well-known cigar factories of Ybor city, and eventually … Continue Reading

Anti-Racist Resources

Our recommendations for enlightenment during this trying time

As we strive to overcome racial tension and fight injustice together, we want to provide integral anti-racist resources with our community. One way to educate ourselves is by reading books and sharing the Black experience in America. Our Libraries’ Diversity and Inclusion … Continue Reading

Meet Andy Huse

Tampa Bay's Resident Historian

Born in Chicago but still very much a Floridian, Andrew T. Huse is an Associate Librarian in Special Collections who has been with the USF Tampa Library for almost 22 years. Better known as “Andy,” he’s a proud USF Bull, earning two … Continue Reading

USF Librarian Works to Uncover Legacies of Those Forgotten


Associate librarian and genealogist Drew Smith is helping to identify the lineage of individuals buried at the forgotten Zion cemetery, bringing their legacies back to life. Read more and rediscover Tampa Bay’s forgotten cemeteries on USF News. “We die when our physical … 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.

How Tampa and Its Street Names Came to Be

USF Libraries' Andy Huse featured on News Channel 8

“What’s in a Name?” A lot in Tampa! Andy Huse, our resident historian and librarian in Special Collections, was featured on News Channel 8 about the people who shaped Tampa Bay.