New person on the team

I have the great pleasure of announcing the arrival of Amy VanMiddlesworth at the USF Lakeland Library. Amy is our new Library Specialist.

A Polk County native, Amy is also a USF alumni, having received a BA in Elementary Education and a Masters in Library Science. She worked as a Media Specialist and a Teacher in [...]

2007 Guide to Polk – mention of USFL Library

We were very pleased to see the new USF Lakeland Library mentioned in the 2007 edition of the Guide to Polk, published by The Ledger this weekend (see the column on USF Lakeland, p77.).

We regretably have to correct a fact: the USFL Library at this point does not contain 27,880 volumes as cited. Our collection [...]

Job opening: Library Student Assistant

The USF Lakeland Library is currently seeking a Library Student Assistant. Duties include manning the circulation desk and offering basic orientation and assistance to library users.

Schedule is Saturday and some week day evening hours.

The full position announcement is also online. Don’t forget to fill the USF application form when applying.

Spring Break

The Library and the Open Use Computer Lab will be open at regular hours during the Spring Break week:
Monday – Thursday – 8am-9pm
Friday and Saturday – 8am-5pm
Sunday – closed

Library’s official opening

The USFL Library’s official opening took place on Monday, February 26th.

A nice crowd gathered to visit the library, browse the new USFL Faculty Publications Special Collection and listen to our two distinguished guests, Dr Judith Ponticell, Associate VP Academic Affairs of USFL and Dr Derrie Perez, Dean, University Library System. We also proceeded [...]

Winner of the book drawing

The winner of our book drawing at the beginning of February is Dr Cynthia Patterson, Assistant Professor of English in the Arts and Sciences Division of USFL. Dr Patterson won a signed copy of the University of South Florida – The First Fifty Years. She received her prize during the Library’s official opening event. Congratulations [...]

ScienceDirect downtime this Saturday

All parts of ScienceDirect will be down tomorrow, Saturday March 3rd, including the linking gateway software. ScienceDirect is the platform for commercial publisher Elsevier’s electronic journals.

Users will see a message that the system is temporarily down. The outage will start at 6:30 AM EST and last approximately 9 hours.