2010 Florida Book Awards winners

Florida Book Awards announced the winners for eight categories of books published in 2010.

The Florida Book Awards program was established in 2006 to recognize, honor, and celebrate the best Florida literature published the previous year. It is coordinated by The Florida State University Libraries, and co-sponsored by the Florida Center for the Book, State Library [...]

List of resources for Black History Month

Our annual list of resources for Black History Month is now available. We list books, children’s books, journals and databases available at the Poly Library or electronically.

ILL suspended during break

Interlibrary loan will offer restricted services during most of Winter break (December 11 — January 3). Loan requests will be limited to USF inter-campus transfers only.

For items outside the USF system, we cannot hold a backlog of requests during the entire intersession so we’re asking that you hold back on requests altogether [...]

Florida Publishers Association 2010 President’s Book Awards

The Florida Publishers Association (FPA) presented its 2010 President’s Book Awards to members whose books were chosen as the best in 13 different categories and one special category.

Adult Nonfiction:

GOLD MEDAL WINNER — Conquer Prostate Cancer: How Medicine, Faith, Love and Sex Can Renew Your Life by Rabbi Ed Weinsberg, with Dr. Robert [...]

Hispanic Heritage Month 2010

We have published a list of the resources held at the USF Poly Library relevant to Hispanic Heritage Month.

New, longer opening hours

Thanks to funding provided by SGA, the Library and Open Use Computer Lab have new, extended hours starting today, September 13.

Week of 9/13/2010
8:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Week of 9/20/2010
(and for the duration of the Fall semester)
8:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Other days’ schedule remains the same. This is for the duration of the Fall semester. If [...]

Readers needed!

The Banned Books Week Read Out! is coming soon

What: Read from a challenged or banned book for a 15 minutes period. There is no microphone, no sitting audience – you read from a passage of your choice from a book of your choice in a normal voice to passers-by. [...]

GBLT resources for 2010

June is Pride Month and we are indeed very proud to publish the 2010 GBLT list of resources available at the USFP Library. It contains books, children’s books, electronic journals, databases and websites of interest.

Eresource Update: Wiley InterScience journal backfiles

Based on high use for the current issues, turnaways on the unsubscribed issues, and high journal impact factors, the USF Libraries have acquired specific Wiley InterScience journal backfiles as a one-time purchase. With the purchase of these journal backfiles, access now begins with volume one through the present.

The titles in the Wiley InterScience [...]

Check in at the USFP Library on foursquare

There are a lot of places that you visit during the day, including the USFP Library. What if you used your mobile phone to record all those places? And then were given points for them? Would that be a fun game? That’s exactly what the web game foursquare is about!

Play along with your fellow [...]