Research & Instruction

The USF Libraries Research & Instruction department is committed to supporting student and faculty success, research, and information literacy through instruction, consultation, and service.

Get to Know Our In-Person Workshops & Canvas Learning Modules

Info + Data Literacy Modules – These short, asynchronous, badge-earning modules are easy for students & faculty to enroll themselves into, or for faculty or librarians to embed into Canvas courses. They are designed to enrich any lower- or upper-level course with a research component.
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 Researchers

We can also work with you to create customized Canvas workshops & tutorials to meet your curricular needs!

Schedule 1:1 Research Consultations & Class Instruction Sessions

Schedule a 1:1 Research Consultation

Schedule a Librarian-Led Instruction Session:

Research Tools

Subject & 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 Department

The 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 & Initiatives

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Collections

Florida COVID-19 Research Collections

Piney Point Collections

USF Forest Preserve Collections

All Assessment Data

Archive for data and information supporting compliance with SACSCOC Principle 7.3.

Recent Librarian Publications:

Ariew, S., Schmidt, L., & Torrence, M. (2021). A Guide to Openly Accessible Media and Streaming Video Content. Choice, 58(4).
Bennett, S. V., Gunn, A. A., van Beynen, K., & Morton, M. L. (2021). Religiously Diverse Multicultural Literature for Early Childhood. Early Childhood Education Journal, Apr, 1-11.
Burress, T., Mann, E.Z., Montgomery, S.E., and Walton, R. (2021). Data Literacy in Undergraduate Education: Faculty Perspectives and Pedagogical Approaches, pp. 1-22, in Bauder, J. (ed.). Data Literacy in Academic Libraries: Teaching Critical Thinking with Numbers. Chicago: ACRL.
Crampsie, C., Neville, T., & Henry, D. (2020). Academic librarian publishing productivity: an analysis of skills and behaviors leading to success. College & Research Libraries, 81(2), 248.
Knight, M. (2020). Forming an Army of Vindication: The Irish Echo and the Irish Language Revival in America. In North American Gaels: Speech, Story, and Song in the Diaspora, edited by Aidan Doyle and Natasha Sumner, 217-269. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press.
Schmidt, L., Boczar, J., Lewis, B., & Taylor, T. (2021). Increasing scholarly productivity: Developing an in-house academic librarian support network. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 47(5), 102385.
Smith, A., Cook, M.L., & Torrence, M. (2020). Making disciplinary research audible. Information Technology and Libraries, 39(3).
Symulevich, A. N. (2020). Using Law School Faculty Author Profiles to Promote Impact: The US News & World Report Saga Continues. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, 8(1).