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.


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.


UTWrites with Amanda Firestone next Thursday, March 21

International Women’s Day is March 8

Main (2nd Floor NX180.F4 W655 2006

Today on International Women’s Day we celebrate the accomplishments of women across the globe. Achieving equality demands constant dialogue and learning. Here are some reads that get you thinking about gender parity and your roll in striving towards #BalanceforBetter.

Books about women who changed the world – how many have you read?

Need a longer list? The New York Public Library compiled a list of books for each day of the year, all by women.

Here’s some books we have in our collection:

Main (2nd Floor) HQ1208 .B352 1953
Main (2nd Floor) E185.86 .D382 1990
Main (2nd Floor) HQ1596 .W6 2009
Main (2nd Floor) QB34.5 .S63 2016

Faculty Scholarship Panel – Today!