The USF Libraries hosts millions of information resources, and the department who manages these resources is Collections & Discovery (C&D). Not only do they acquire, organize, and maintain our collections, but ensure that they’re balanced, secure, discoverable, and accessible – allowing our students and faculty to explore materials from around the world. As C&D’s new metadata analyst, Ling He processes data for e-books at the Libraries. Meet Ling!
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The USF Libraries’ Oral History Program (OHP) is a free online repository of original interviews that explore Florida’s political, economic, social, and cultural issues. These rich resources offer unparalleled opportunities for researchers to explore, and as the program’s new collections specialist, Matt Barganier will be preparing, transcribing, and annotating these oral history recordings — making them more accessible and readily available to the public. Meet Matt!
In the USF Tampa Library, we have a team of hardworking human resources staff that are integral to our Libraries’ success. The newest edition to the HR team, Joyce Sams, offers a helpful and friendly face as the new staff assistant. Joyce shares, “Learning and using the skills for position competency has been a process that’s allowed me to enjoy new ways to accomplish things and assist our employees.” She’s also been working heavily on recruiting for the current open positions at the Tampa Library. Meet Joyce!
As our new project archaeologist in Digital Heritage and Humanities Collections, Jaime Rogers is helping his team collect 3D terrestrial and GPS data for many projects – but his main role is directing ongoing excavations at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS). “CCAFS is a very exciting place to work as an archaeologist. The island has been occupied for thousands of years, and affords the opportunity to learn about unique aspects of human culture – from pre-Columbian shell mounds to historic fishing villages to launch complexes,” he shares. Meet Jaime!
We are excited to introduce our new Library Specialist, who is part of the Library Services Desk team. Austin will be in charge of Course Reserves, securing course-related materials for students that are selected by faculty. Austin started with us as a student assistant in 2015, and became staff in January 2019. He’s excited to work with student assistants that he can see growing professionally and academically, and like himself, we’re honored to be a part of that same journey. Meet Austin!
We are excited to introduce our new GIS Analyst, who is part of our DHHC team. Denise compiles data to help create our unique digital collections, and is currently creating a 360-photo tour of the Moseley Homestead in Brandon, Florida, a historic 1886 home. Denise is excited to “be somewhere innovative with cutting edge software, equipment, and minds open to new ideas,” and we’re excited to have her. Meet Denise!
The Library Services Desk is the face of the Tampa Library, the first floor one-stop-shop offering a welcoming environment for every patron throughout the day and night. As the new Library Operations Supervisor, Jeff Hadsock is excited to make the library an enjoyable place to visit and work.
The USF Libraries’ Digital Heritage & Humanities Collections (DHHC) initiative does substantial research in the field. One of their largest research projects is in partnership with Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, where they are using the latest in 3D laser scanning and imaging to conserve and document Cape Canaveral’s invaluable space history. As the DHHC’s postdoctoral scholar, Dr. Christine Downs leads a series of geophysical surveys at historical cemeteries on Cape Canaveral.
The USF Libraries strive to be at the center of 21st century learning and research. Our Digital Heritage & Humanities Collections (DHHC) initiative is a driving force in our mission, using sophisticated spatial technologies to digitally document the world around us, and create opportunities to enhance teaching, research, and creativity. As our new GIS Project Manager, Ben Mittler will advance our mission.
The USF Libraries are in a period of rapid advancement and transformation, and in order to guarantee student success, we too need support. That’s why we’re thrilled to welcome Christina Wisz to our team! Christina will focus her efforts on all things development — investments into the future of the USF Libraries.