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The Nelson Poynter Memorial Library is the cornerstone of the academic experience at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. Committed to anticipating the needs of our community, our dedicated faculty and staff strive to be the gateway to the world’s information. We work hand-in-hand with students and faculty in their journey to find, evaluate, utilize, create, and preserve the knowledge they need to be successful.

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Recent News & Events

Event,  Library Blog,  News

Research Data Mandates: Facilitating Your Research Needs and Obligations

Monday, February 23, 2015, 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Research Data Mandates: Facilitating Your Research Needs and Obligations

•P. Scott Lapinski (Digital Resources and Services Librarian, Harvard Medical School, a leader in developing data management plans, particularly for NIH
•Kenneth D. Crews (Attorney and law professor, internationally recognized expert on copyright)

Join us for an exciting morning of presentations and discussion on research data mandates, management, curation, and sharing. Our quest speakers are experts in the complex field of open data, data management planning, and data ownership. For more information, visit: http://guides.nelson.usf.edu/DMProgram

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Library News and Events: Congratulations!

Congratulations to Dean Carol Hixson!
Carol Hixson, dean of the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library, has been invited to serve on the Board of Directors of the Tampa Bay Library Consortium (TBLC). Since 1979, TBLC has worked with member libraries to provide better, faster service to the residents of central Florida.
Congratulations to Jim Schnur!
Jim Schnur has been selected to participate in the 2015 Archives Leadership Institute. This is a selective program open only to 25 people.
and, also for Jim’s publication for a new book on St. Petersburg
Congratulations to Tony Stamatoplos!
Tony Stamatoplos, associate librarian for Scholarly Support Services and Special Projects, Library Research and Instruction, was recently named to the editorial board of “Learning Communities Research and Practice.” The journal is a major publication for learning communities.
Congratulations to Marcela Estevez!
IMLS-RBS Fellowship for Early Career Librarians at Rare Book School.


February 9 – February 20. No need to register! Contact Karla Kmetz kmetz1@mail.usf.edu or call 727-873-4474
Developments for the Online Student Portal
In early 2014, Dr. Casey Frechette was asked to undertake a study that would lead to the development of a robust, interactive web presence for USFSP’s online students, consulting with all invested parties on campus and beyond. Here is a link to the full report.

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Oline Learning and Instructional Technology

Pilot Study Released. A pilot study was undertaken by the Library’s Online Learning and Instructional Technology Services department and a report was prepared in August 2013, which was shared with the Distance Learning Steering Committee in 2014. Here is a link to the report.

2015 PASSHE Virtual Conference on Transforming the Teaching & Learning Environment
Online Learning and Instructional Technology Services at the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library will be streaming the 2015 PASSHE Virtual Conference on Transforming the Teaching & Learning Environment. Topics range from Emerging Technologies to Organizational Best Practices to Mobile Learning and more.
Dates: February 9 – February 20 (between 9:00am – 3:00pm)
Location: OLITS, POY 219
Contact Karla Kmetz, kmetz1@mail.usf.edu 727-873-4474
Link to the program [.pdf]

Canvas Grade Center & Speed Grader
Tuesday, February 3, from 2:00PM to 3:00PM POY 219

My Studio Booth
Thursday, February 5, 2015 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm POY 219

For questions, please contact: Mr. David Brodosi

Phone: 727 873-4405