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  • Congratulations to Karla Kmetz Morris

    Karla Kmetz-Morris, lead instructional designer here at USFSP, will be serving on the Board of Directors for the Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology, which also serves as the State Advisory Committee for the Assistive Technology Act. In this role she will collaborate with other board members and key stakeholders across the state and nationally on issues surrounding funding, awareness, training, programs, device loans, and advocacy for assistive technology and services. Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology For further information, please contact: David Brodosi Interim Director of Operations Online Learning and Instructional Technology Services 727-873-4126

  • Welcome Stephanie Fuhr to OLTIS

    Let's give a warm Nelson Poynter Library and USF St. Petersburg welcome to Stephanie Fuhr, our new Instructional Designer! Stephanie has a Masters in Instructional Design and Technology from USF and a Bachelor of Science Psychology from Florida State. She has worked in the USF System for the past five years, two at USF Tampa and three at USF Sarasota. Stephanie’s office will be located on the second floor if the library in the OLITS department. Come by and say hello! David Brodosi Interim Director of Operations Online Learning and Instructional Technology Services 727-873-4126

  • Remember! Library closed July 3 and July 4th

    Have a SAFE holiday!

  • USFSP Online Learning and Instructional Technology Services

    screenshot of video on how to moderate a quiz How to Moderate a Quiz in Canvas Also don't forget to register for summer workshops. Anything from cheating to voice-over PowerPoint, Online Learning has you covered. Click the Register button below to see our summer calendar. If you have questions or a special request for your department, drop us a line! image button that links to registration For information, please contact: Mr. Otis Wilder 727.873.4226

  • Goodbye Carol….you will be missed.

  • Saying Goodbye… and Hello

    On behalf of myself, the faculty and staff of the library, I want to express my gratitude to Dean Carol Hixson for her excellent leadership these past five plus years. Carol is fond of saying that Poynter Library is “not your Grandmother’s library.” Under her direction, the staff have moved the library into the 21st century, doing so with vision, collaboration, and lots of hard work. In her last blog entry as Dean, she has highlighted several of the successful accomplishments. Read the full article. Let's go to the blog and welcome Deb Henry as the Interim Dean of Library!

  • Adios!

    This is my final message as Dean of the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library. I came to USF St. Petersburg in August 2009 to take over leadership of the Poynter Library. In the past five and a half years, we have transformed the physical and virtual space of the Library and have redefined the services we provide to the students and faculty of USFSP. We did this strategically, working closely with the students and with colleagues across the University to be sure we were anticipating and meeting their changing needs. We did this collegially, involving all library faculty and staff, valuing every individual’s contributions, celebrating each individual and group success. I am proud of every member of the Poynter Library family and what we have accomplished together. The full article may be found here. Let's go to the blog and wish Dean Hixson well for the future!

  • June Exhibit in the Library — LGBT Pride Month

    A beautiful display in the library by Angela Hood and Camielle Swenson For more information on the LGBT display, please contact: Ms. Virginia Champion Head, Access Services (727) 873-4843

  • Message from the Regional Chancellor, Dr. Sophia Wisniewska

    (May 27) Today, we offer our most sincere congratulations to Carol Hixson, Dean of Library, who has accepted a position as Dean of University Libraries at Florida Atlantic University. Carol will begin her appointment on Tuesday, Aug. 11, where she will be responsible for promoting and growing a learning environment that encourages scholarship and the use of emerging technologies to enhance library resources and services..... Read the full message from the Chancellor