Research & Instruction

The USF Libraries Research & Instruction department is committed to advancing high-impact research, innovation, and transformative learning. We serve faculty and students on the Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota-Manatee campuses by partnering with faculty and other academic units on a wide range of collaborative teaching and research activities:

  • Provide self-guided and librarian-led instruction on information and data literacy
  • Teach professional development workshops that support faculty teaching and curricular development
  • 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
  • Long-term collaborations with faculty on notable USF strategic initiatives

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.

Information on Workshops:

Workshops created by the Research & Instruction librarians include:

  • Workshops for Researchers, in-person and virtual workshops helping faculty and graduate students take their research to the next level
  • Info + Data Literacy Workshops, Canvas workshops made to enrich any lower or upper-level course with a research component
  • Customized Canvas Workshops, Canvas tutorials customized to meet faculty’s curricular needs

Consultation and Scheduling

Schedule a 1:1 Research Consultation
Schedule a Librarian-Led Instruction Session:

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).