Monthly Archives: September 2014

Banned Books Week at the library

It’s that time again – Banned Books Week!

Celebrate the freedom to read and recognize the history of American censorship this week. Visit the library and check out a banned book…you may be familiar with many of them, but have you read them all? Some books that have been contested as inappropriate, from elementary school to college, in public and academic libraries, may surprise you! They include, the Harry Potter series, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, and even A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein.

Check out this map to see which books have been recently contested in every state in America. Typically, books that deal with sex, violence, drug use are contested. Comic books have recently been a target for censorship, including Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, and In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak.

Learn more about Banned Books Week here.

Stop by the display by the library entrance to see some examples of banned or contested books that we have available for you to check out.

Anne Dalton presentation on copyright law this Tuesday, Sept. 16, 3pm

Publication1Interested in how Copyright Law directly effects your studies here at UT?  Understanding the complexities of copyright and fair use is important for teachers and students alike. Take the opportunity to learn more at two presentations this week at the Library and at the Reeves Theater in the Vaughn Center, sponsored by the Friends of the Macdonald-Kelce Library.

Attorney Anne Dalton will discuss the Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization Act (TEACH Act) this Tuesday 16th at the Macdonald-Kelce Library, room AV II at 3 p.m. Snacks are provided. Take a peek at the copyright display when you enter the library in the display cases on the right.

Publication2Anne Dalton’s second presentation “Copyright Basic Legal and Business Concepts for Artists: Protect Yourself and Your Work,” will take place Wednesday, Sept. 17 at the Reeves Theater, Vaughn Center, at 1 p.m.

New charging stations now in the library!


A familiar scene: you’re in the airport, flight delayed, and your phone is running low on batteries. Crisis! Thankfully, you may have noticed that many airports have installed charging stations for this very reason.

In addition to power outlets, the Macdonald-Kelce Library has recently added similar charging stations with USB ports and plugs to fit most types of laptop and mobile devices. Desks with these chargers are located between the Reference Desk and the Florida Military Collection. They are on the top of the circular desk clusters.

So next time you’re phone or tablet is running low, stop by the library!

PrivCo Database now requires separate login

Some important news for business majors or anyone doing marketing or financial research:

PrivCo, a database for business and financial research, now requires users to establish a separate account for access. Some databases choose to do this to handle the large amounts of data that users download.

Once an account is set up, logging in is quick and easy. When clicking on the PrivCo database, it will prompt you to create a new account, with an authorization code provided for you. Please use your University of Tampa email to sign up.

Please email library [at] if you have any questions or access issues.



Fall 2014 Library Hours

Don’t forget you can find library hours here – library hours.


Monday – Wednesday 8am – 1am
Thursday 8am – Midnight
Friday 8am – 7pm
Saturday 10am – 6pm
Sunday 11am – Midnight

That page also lists when librarians are available to answer your research questions. Our reference desk hours are:


Monday – Thursday 8am – 9pm
Friday 8am – 5pm
Saturday 10am – 6pm
Sunday 1pm – 9pm

If you have questions about the library you may find an answer at our About the Macdonald-Kelce Library guide.