Position opening for a Student Library Assistant

The USF Polytechnic Library is currently seeking a part-time (20hrs/week) Library Student Assistant. Duties consist of manning the circulation desk and offer basic orientation and assistance to library users at the USF Polytechnic Library.

- Knowledge of Microsoft Office
- Knowledge of basic library functions preferred
- Customer service attitude
- Preference to School of Library and Information [...]

Connecting from home - Blackboard works!

Poly students and faculty connecting from off-campus using MyUSF (aka Blackboard) in recent months may have experienced some difficulties accessing the library’s databases and e-journals. We are happy to announce that the situation seems to be completely resolved.

So wherever you are, whenever it is, you can access all the electronic resources you need. Log into [...]

Lit2Go – extensive collection of literature at USF available free on iTunes U

Good news for those driving long distances, have little time to read or simply enjoy audiobooks:

Students, parents and teachers alike can enjoy Alice in Wonderland, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Aesop’s Fables, along with other literary classics, through the University of South Florida College of Education’s extensive audiobook collection, Lit2Go. Adventure tales, scary stories, [...]

E-resource Update: Springer Ebooks

While this has been an ongoing development over the past three years for the USF Libraries with a preliminary purchase of three Springer e-book collections and the monographic series, here is a summary and update on the Springer E-Book Collections.

Springer E-book Collections acquired for 2010:

Architecture, Design and Arts
Behavioral Sciences
Biomedical & [...]

It’s National Robotics Week

Find events and activities for this first National Robotics Week.

The purpose of National Robotics Week is to:

Celebrate the US as a leader in robotics technology development
Educate the public about how robotics technology impacts society, both now and in the future
Advocate for increased funding for robotics technology research and development
Inspire students of all ages to pursue [...]

Celebrate all your libraries, it’s National Library Week

This week, April 11 to the 17, is National Library Week.

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the United States of America each year.

This year’s Honorary Chair is Neil Gaiman. He’s the author of, among others, The Graveyard Book (2009 [...]

Trial databases: SpringerImages and SpringerMaterials: the Landolt-Börnstein Bornstein Database

The USF Libraries are currently offering two databases on trial. Both databases are of particular interest to USF Polytechnic. I will be happy to receive your comments.

SpringerImages is a growing collection of scientific images that spans the scientific, technical and medical fields, including high-quality clinical images from images.MD. The continually updated collection – currently over [...]

Associate Librarian to present at the Florida Library Association Annual Conference

Wednesday, April 7, Catherine Lavallée-Welch will present on the usage of Twitter by academic libraries at the Florida Library Association Annual Conference in Orlando. This is one of a four-part presentation that’s also covering the social media tool’s technological aspects, the role it plays for outreach and its use in public libraries. The other presenters [...]

Reminder about open door seminars

This is a reminder about our open door seminars today and tomorrow on Elluminate.

Database Research
Learn to select and access the best databases for your subject, search their content and find full-text articles.

Starts: Apr 5, 2010 12:00 PM
Ends: Apr 5, 2010 1:00 PM

Meeting Link:

Learn how to use this citation management system that makes building [...]

New resources at the USF Poly Library

Here are the items newly arrived at the USF Polytechnic Library during the month of March.

As always, new circulating books are found in the “New books” stacks in the Group Study area and can be checked out; the new A/V and reference materials are immediately being shelved in their respective stacks.

To note, donations by [...]