Monthly Archives: March 2015

Give Us Your Feedback

We want to thank Liz Rockett for her recent opinion piece about the library – “Current Library Hours Hinder Student Success.”

Thanks, Liz!

We appreciate everyone’s feedback about the library.

Now is the perfect time to let us know what you think. Take our Library Quality Survey. There is a section at the end for comments. (You can also register to win an Ipad Mini.)

You can always find the library’s hours from the front page.

Starting April 19 we will be extending our hours as we approach finals time.

If you have any questions (or need help with your research!) email me or stop by the reference desk.

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This Wednesday! UTWrites Lecture with Bruce Friesen

UT Writes with Bruce Friesen

Sponsored by The Friends of the Macdonald-Kelce Library
Wednesday April 1, 10:30 a.m.
Macdonald-Kelce Library
Room AV2

Please join us for the 2015 UT Writes lecture and reception. This year UT sociologist, Bruce Friesen, will share insights from his book, Moral Systems and the Evolution of Human Rights (Springer 2015), which provides a compelling account of the vast amount of change in moral systems over time, the human imperative to create meaningful moral systems and why human rights have emerged as the world’s first indigenous, global moral system. Treats will be provided and professor Friesen will be available to answer questions after the presentation. The event is free and open to the public.

Bruce Friesen Flyer

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Your opinion counts!

The University of Tampa Macdonald-Kelce Library is conducting an online survey.

As the University continues to grow, it is important to us to get your feedback. Your responses will help to shape the future of the Library. The survey was designed by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and more than 1,200 libraries have participated worldwide.

This survey should take about 5-10 minutes to complete. If you have any trouble accessing the survey, please contact LibrarySurvey@ut.edu.

Win an iPad Mini!

If you would like the opportunity to win an iPad Mini, submit an email address at the conclusion of the survey. Emails are used only for notifying the winner. All survey responses are confidential.

Take the survey here.

Many thanks for helping us to improve library resources and services!

Undergraduate Research Week: April 23 – 29

The university library plays a critical role in undergraduate (or any level) of research. Here at Macdonald-Kelce we celebrate UT’s emphasis on the importance of undergraduate research. This means we are able to offer you higher quality collections with a more in depth focus on research methods. Many of our librarians have subject specific expertise – don’t hesitate to ask us for help.

A week long schedule of events honoring the achievements (your achievements!) made in undergraduate research is coming up in April. Symposia include many of the colleges at UT: College of Natural and Health Sciences (CNHS), Sykes College of Business, College of Social Sciences, Mathematics, and Education (CSSME), the Honors Program, and a Human Rights Conference. Read more about it in the March Insighter.

Lockers are now available!

Sometimes you need an entire day at the library, especially when finals roll around. If you need to step out for a bite to eat or to make a phone call, we now have lockers to store your valuables.

Borrow a locker for one day at a time – no keeping your stuff here overnight. The Circulation desk will issue you a key at any time during the day and you can use one locker for any amount of time until one hour before the library closes. Keep in mind no personal locks may be used. The full policy is listed on our “About the Macdonald-Kelce Library” Guide.

Computers and phones have been stolen in the past, so lockers are a safe way to store your laptop here at the library. Questions? Stop by the Circulation Desk or call 813 253 6231.

New Displays up for Woman’s History Month and more

ladies-labor-girls-adventure-nan-enstad-paperback-cover-artStop by the displays on your way in and out of the library for some literary inspiration!

Celebrate Women’s History Month. Read a biography or two about the exceptional women who shaped history here in the US and abroad this March (or any time of the year.)

Discover Florida’s marauding past in our “Pirates of Florida and the Caribbean” display.

April is National Poetry Month. Some of your professors are accomplished poets – see their books on display by the front entrance. Go ahead and check them out at the Circulation desk, don’t be shy!

Learn how to do qualitative and quantitative research (and what that even means) by checking out the table display by the exit. UT is emphasizing undergraduate research, so be prepared to ace that final paper with a little help from us.

 

UTWrites Lecture with Sociology Professor Bruce Friesen

Please join us for the annual UTWrites lecture presented by the Friends of the Macdonald-Kelce Library.

Wednesday, April 1
Macdonald-Kelce Library
Room AV2
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

This year UT Sociologist Bruce Friesen will share insights from his book — Moral Systems and the Evolution of Human Rights (Springer 2015) — which provides a compelling account for the vast amount of change in moral systems over time, the human imperative to create meaningful moral systems and why human rights have emerged as the world’s first indigenous, global, moral system.

Treats will be provided and Professor Friesen will be available to answer questions after the presentation.

Link to flyer:
Bruce Friesen

Spring Break Library Hours

Have a chill Spring Break everyone!

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