Fulkerson teaches for LYRASIS

Diane Fulkerson, Social Science & Education Librarian, taught a three-half day webinar class for LYRASIS this week. The class was entitled Practical Approaches to Information Literacy.

LYRASIS is a regional partner to OCLC, and provides technical and training services to libraries of all types and sizes.

Business Librarian is now certified for MBTI

Lisa Zilinski, Business Librarian, went through training last week and received her certification for the use of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI) instrument.

About 25 participants attended the training, from Florida, the US and around the world. The group included HR specialists, career specialists and educators.

Zilinski shared that the certification will have multiple uses around [...]

Presentation and graduation by Library Assistant

Sonia Wade Lorenz, our evening and week-end Library Assistant, presented a poster last week at the Society of Florida Archivists Annual Conference in Sarasota.

Sonia, who is also a volunteer at the McKay Archives Center at Florida Southern College, showcased the Shirley Jackson Case collection she has been working on these past months.

This past Saturday, Sonia [...]

Librarian Diane Fulkerson presents at the Florida Library Association conference

Social Sciences & Education Librarian Diane Fulkerson presented a session at the Annual Conference of the Florida Library Association, in Orlando.

With librarians from Saint Leo University, Florida Gulf Coast University and Florida State University, Diane co-presented a session entitled “Engaging Students in Information Literacy: The First Year and Beyond.” Diane shared how she developed [...]

Library Director Lavallée-Welch presents keynote address at Kentucky conference

Catherine Lavallée-Welch, USF Polytechnic Library’s Director, presented the closing keynote address April 13 at the 2012 Joint Spring Conference of the Kentucky Library Association Academic Library Section, Kentucky Library Association Special Library Section and the Special Libraries Association Kentucky Chapter. The conference took place in Jamestown, KY.

The theme of the conference was “Become the Library [...]

New book by USF Poly librarian

Diane Fulkerson, Social Sciences & Education Librarian, has published a new book this month at IGI-Global. The book is entitled Remote Access Technologies for Library Collections: Tools for Library Users and Managers.

The book covers topics like the identification, implementation and updating of new technologies, copyright and fair use laws, creation of metadata for access to [...]

Personnel news

We have good news concerning USF Poly Library staff:

Laura Means, our part-time Library Assistant in the weekday mornings is now employed full-time. Among her duties is circulation, journals and new books processing and stacks maintenance. Congrats Laura!

Amber Ryder is now our part-time Office Manager. She shares administrative duties between the Library and other units on [...]

New professional service position for Poly's Library Director

Catherine Lavallée-Welch, Director of the University of South Florida Polytechnic Library, was voted chair-elect of the Academic Division of the Special Libraries Association (SLA). Her three year term starts in January.

Created in 2009, the Academic Division has more than 570 members. Lavallée-Welch has been serving as Chair of its Awards Committee for the past two [...]

Librarian Diane Fulkerson presents at Library 2.011 Conference

Social Sciences & Education Librarian Diane Fulkerson presented today a session at the Library 2.011 Worldwide Virtual Conference. The Conference is taking place over three days, almost around the clock, via BlackBoard Collaborate. Presenters are from around the world.

Diane’s presentation was entitled “Multiliteracy is the new Information Literacy”. Some 60 attendees participated in the session.

Book chapter published by Lisa Zilinski

Lisa Zilinski, Business Librarian at USF Poly, recently had a book chapter published in a new title by ASIS&T, “Introduction to Information Science and Technology.” The book was edited by Charles H. Davis and Debora Shaw.

Lisa authored a chapter titled “Computers and networks.” Kudos Lisa!