New ACRL appointment for Diane Fulkerson

Diane Fulkerson, Poly’s Social Sciences & Education Librarian, was appointed Vice-Chair of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Information Literacy Standards Committee at the recent American Library Association Annual Conference.

This Committee oversees the development of discipline-specific information literacy standards in higher education. Information literacy is defined as a set of abilities requiring [...]

The Poly Library welcomes a new librarian

Diane Fulkerson recently joined the staff at the USF Poly Library as our Social Sciences and Education Librarian.

Her main duties are reference and research assistance; library instruction and information literacy; collection development and library liaison for the Education, Social Sciences, Technical & Professional Communication and, Digital Arts & Digital Media divisions.

Diane’s previous position was [...]

USF Libraries 2010 Annual Report

Now available is the 2010 Annual Report for the USF Libraries.

Please see the final pages for mentions of your favorite USF Polytechnic librarians!

Library Director named a candidate for SLA Board of Directors

Catherine Lavallée-Welch, Director of the University of South Florida Polytechnic Library, is a candidate for a position on the 2012 Special Libraries Association (SLA) Board of Directors.

The SLA Nominating Committee solicits names of potential candidates from the membership and compiles a group that has exceptional talent, is professionally diverse, and provides regionally balanced representation to [...]

Poly students help certify (library) canine

Poly Business Librarian Lisa Zilinski is the proud owner of Echo, a recently certified therapy dog. Lisa worked with the Psychology Club to help certify Echo. The German-Australian shepherd mix visited some cognitive science classes as well to help students discuss the benefits of animal-assisted therapy, as well as cognition and learning in dogs.

It was [...]

New professional service position for Poly's Business Librarian

USF Poly Business Librarian Lisa Zilinski has accepted the Chair position of the Web Site Committee for the American Society for Information Science and Technology’s (ASIS&T) Information Needs, Seeking and Use (USE) Special Interest Group. Her mandate consists in creating a completely new website for the Group.

The ASIS&T has been in existence for over 70 [...]

Business Librarian wins election!

Business Librarian Lisa Zilinski will become one of two Directors of the Florida and Caribbean Chapter of the Special Libraries Association (SLA) this coming January. This position on the Executive Board of the Chapter is for a period of two years.

SLA is an international professional association grouping information professionals and librarians from the corporate, government, [...]

New Business Librarian at USFP!

It’s our great pleasure to introduce to you our new faculty member and Business Librarian at the USF Polytechnic Library, Lisa Zilinski. Lisa started on Monday, July 19th.

Lisa was previously a corporate librarian, having worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers and First Marketing Corporation. She will be performing reference and research assistance, instruction and collection development services, [...]

USFP Librarian presents at Polytechnic Summit

Catherine Lavallée-Welch, Director of the USFP Library, organized and moderated a panel on polytechnic libraries Friday, July 16th, at the University of Wisconsin – Stout, in Menomonie, WI. The panel took place during the 2nd Polytechnic Summit, an event regrouping polytechnic higher education institutions in the country.

Panelists were Shirley Bower, Bob Mayo and Paul Roberts, [...]

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 [...]