Pedagogy & Teaching

Special Collections provides innovative and high-impact support for undergraduate and graduate curricula by helping faculty identify primary source materials that align with course objectives and student learning outcomes. Our team is skilled in creating and presenting workshops, instruction sessions, and learning objects that help students develop awareness of special collections, archives, rare books, and related resources.

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Research Support

Special Collections supports researchers by maintaining dedicated facilities that foster in-depth research experiences. Our team also conducts research consultations and develops resources and tools that enhance access to physical and digital collections. Other ways that we can help include:
  • Designing undergraduate and graduate internships
  • Awarding undergraduate and graduate research funds
Schedule a Consultation or Reading Room Appointment:

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Donor Support

The USF Libraries is dedicated to providing a safe and secure repository for collections of enduring research value that support the strategic mission and goals of Special Collections, USF Libraries, and the University of South Florida. Our team actively works with donors and the USF Libraries Development Office to foster relationships and expand gift opportunities.

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Digitization Services

The digitization unit produces high-quality reproductions of special collections resources. Digitized materials are available in the Libraries open access institutional repository.

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Oral History

Nestled within our digitization unit, Oral History produces and publishes audio-recorded interviews and transcripts of projects conducted by, or in collaboration with, the USF Libraries.

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Our Team

Tomaro Taylor, MLIS, MA, CA


Director, Special Collections

Andy Huse, MLIS, MA


Librarian and Archivist

Amanda Boczar, Ph.D.


Operations Manager, Special Collections

Jane Duncan, MLIS


Operations Manager, Reformatting and Oral History

Meghan L. Cook, Ph.D.


Coordinator, Library Operations: FLENH

Sydney Jordan


Coordinator, Library Operations: LGBTQ+ Studies

Richard Schmidt


Collections Specialist, Reformatting