Welcome new and continuing students to the Fall 2019 semester

Detroit Publishing Co., Copyright Claimant, and Publisher Detroit Publishing Co. Tampa Bay Hotel, Tampa, Fla. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2016799043/>

We hope you all had a fun summer and are ready to start a fast roll up the undulating hills of academia this year. The Macdonald-Kelce Library is here to help you through college, from Freshman to Graduate.

Here are some tips:

Bookmark utopia.ut.edu on your personal device. This is the front page of the library.

Sign into Esearch when looking for articles in the databases. Log in with your network username and password. Use the same password when signing into the campus computers and MyUTampa to get to Blackboard.

Visit the About the Library guide. This guide will answer most of your questions about library services (laptops, lockers, reserves, printing, etc.)

Find a librarian. Every department/college has a liaison librarian. If you need help with your research, stop by the reference desk or email a librarian. We are here to help you.

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Today at 2PM: Learn about the Library’s Institutional Repository

50 Years ago we landed on the Moon

In case you haven’t heard by now, July 20th is the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing! You know how it went: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Neil Armstrong couldn’t predict the future, but it turns out humanity has made a couple more leaps since then in the fields of science and technology. Where can you browse new books on these topics, you ask with great fervor? “The Library!” yell librarians into the dark cold atmospheric ether.

So stop by the library to learn more about this historic event from the displays and check out a book or two on recent astronautical expeditions. How about this one from 2017: Endurance : a year in space, a lifetime of discovery by astronaut Scott Kelly TL789.85.K45 A3 2017

We are lucky enough to live in Florida close to the Kennedy Space Station, so if you are able to visit this weekend, here are details of the celebration.

The Library welcomes the Summer Institute for College and University Teachers attending the Center for José Martí Studies

The Center for Martí Studies Affiliate is a month long workshop on Cuban revolutionary José Martí and the interlocking histories of Cuba and Florida. The Macdonald-Kelce Library provides resources for attendees during the Summer Institute. Stop by and see the Martí/Cuba display, talk to a librarian, and use the José Martí research guide.

Tampa was and is a city of Cuban immigrants. Ybor City in particular, the site of José Martí Park, was a central local for the kindling of the Cuban independence movement at the turn of the twentieth century. Read more about this history by checking a book out of the library and going on a walking tour.

Here is further information about the Center for Martí Studies Affiliate at The University of Tampa.

Writing Center Summer Hours

Finals Hours – Spring 2019

It’s that time already! The Macdonald-Kelce Library offers extended hours during finals week so you can have a quiet and relaxed space to work.

Here are the Library’s hours for next week (May 5 – May 10) :

  • Sunday: 11AM – 2AM
  • MondayWednesday: 7:30AM – 2AM
  • Thursday: 7:30AM – 1AM
  • Friday: 7:30Am – 8PM

Good luck everyone!

Winner of the National Library Week raffle is Alexandra Ricciardiello!

Alexandra “Alex” Ricciardiello was the lucky raffle winner of a UT gift basket, compliments of Macdonald-Kelce Library.  The raffle was part of the Library’s observance of National Library Week (April 7-13).  The annual celebration serves as an opportunity to raise awareness of the crucial role libraries play in engaging and empowering the people they serve, like Alex.  Library Director Marlyn Pethe presented the freshman a basket filled with pens, pencils, markers, snacks, portable headphones, a USB drive, and plenty of UT paraphernalia. Congratulations, Alex!

Marlyn Pethe, Director of the Macdonald-Kelce Library, and UT student Alexandra “Alex” Ricciardiello

Student Scholarship in the IR 4/18

Students! Come join the Library for a discussion of how the work you do in college is scholarship (for real!) and can be published in our Institutional Repository.

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UTWrites with Ed Steck, next Thursday 4/4

Faculty CTL Information Literacy Discussion 3/27 at noon

If you are interested in how to use information literacy methods in the classroom, please join Librarian David Davisson for a discussion on how the Library can work with you.

This event is sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning.