Get to Know Our In-Person Workshops & Canvas Learning Modules
Info + Data Literacy Modules – These short, asynchronous, badge-earning workshops are easy for students & faculty to enroll themselves into, or for faculty or embedded librarians link to within Canvas courses. They are designed to enrich any lower- or upper-level course with a research component and can provide an asynchronous complement to synchronous library instruction. Info + Data Literacy Modules
Workshops for Researchers – in-person and virtual workshops designed to help faculty and students take their research to the next level. Workshops for ResearchersWe can also work with you to create customized Canvas workshops & tutorials to meet your curricular needs!
Schedule 1:1 Research Consultations & Class Instruction Sessions
Research ToolsSubject & Course Guides: Know what we know – find it in our guides! Including research and services assistance, subject guides, and useful resources compiled by your friendly librarians. USF LIB Instructional Videos on YouTube: These quick videos are designed to help you get the information you need to get on with your work. Data Literacy Teaching Toolkit: Instructional activities and resources, with sample assignments, for faculty teaching data literacy skills and integrating data-related learning objectives into their courses. Digital Learning Objects & Media Tools: Open-access (OA) resources for instruction, with virtual field trips and other materials to supplement instruction.
About the Research & Instruction DepartmentThe USF Libraries’ R&I department is committed to serving faculty & students through a wide range of collaborative teaching and research activities.
- We provide self-guided and librarian-led instruction on information and data literacy
- Facilitate workshops for researchers that provide tools and strategies that support all stages of the research process and enhance research impact and visibility
- Offer resources such as library guides, curated open resources and course material lists, and collaborative assignment development with instructional faculty
- Participate in long-term collaborations with faculty on notable USF strategic initiatives
Collaborative Collections & InitiativesDiversity, Equity, & Inclusion Collections Florida COVID-19 Research Collections Piney Point Collections USF Forest Preserve Collections
All Assessment DataArchive for data and information supporting compliance with SACSCOC Principle 7.3.
Recent Librarian Publications:
|Bennett, S. V., McConnaughy, E., Szempruch, J. N., & Gunn, A. A. (2023). Supporting children & families impacted by incarceration through multicultural children’s literature. In A. A. Gunn & S. V. Bennett (Eds.), Teaching Multicultural Children’s Literature in a Diverse Society: From a Historical Perspective to Instructional Practice. Routledge.|
|Crampsie, C., Norton, E., Burress, T., and Henkel, T. (2023). Supporting Undergraduate Research: Self-Guided Instructional Resources for Research Poster Presentations. In M. Hensley, S. Davis-Kahl, and H. Fargo (eds.), Undergraduate Research & the Academic Librarian: Case Studies & Best Practice, Volume 2 (pp. 175-184). Chicago: Association of College & Research Libraries.|
|Johnson, M. W. (2023). Job Control and Its Impacts on Burnout in Academic Instruction Librarians, Journal of Library Administration, 63(5). https://doi.org/10.1080/01930826.2023.2219601|
|van Beynen, K. & Symulevich, A., (2023). Censorship: Book Challenges in Classrooms & School Libraries. In Gunn & Bennett (Eds.), Teaching Multicultural Children’s Literature in a Diverse Society. Routledge.|
|Burress, T. (2022). Data Literacy Practices of Students Conducting Undergraduate Research. College & Research Libraries, 83(3). https://doi.org/10.5860/crl.83.3.434|
|Burress, T. G., & Symulevich, A. N. (2022). Innovating during Times of Disruption: A Project Management Framework for Transforming a Student Research Symposium to Serve Virtual Communities during COVID-19. Interdisciplinary Digital Engagement in Arts & Humanities (IDEAH) 2 (2)|
|Jacobs, S. A. (2022). Successful Research in Today’s Library In S. H. Lee (Ed.), Scholarly Research in Music: Shared and Disciplinary-Specific Practices (2th ed., pp. 19–33). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003153924|
|Lewis, B., Torrence, M., Taylor, T.I., & Cook, M. (2022). Mentoring and diversity. In, Lee, C., Lym, B., & Bryant, T. (Eds.). Implementing excellence in diversity, equity, and inclusion: A handbook for academic libraries (pp. 121-139). Association of College & Research Libraries. https://works.bepress.com/matt_torrence/50/|
|Nash, M., Lewis, B., Szempruch, J. N., Jacobs, S., & Silver, S. (2022). Together, apart: Communication dynamics among academic librarians during the COVID-19 pandemic. College & Research Libraries, 83(6). https://doi.org/10.5860/crl.83.6.946|