Monthly Archives: September 2015

Banned Books Week

September 27 through October 3 is Banned Books Week, highlighting books that are challenged in schools and libraries around the world.

According to the American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual Freedom the following were the most challenged books in 2014:

1) The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
Reasons: anti-family, cultural insensitivity, drugs/alcohol/smoking, gambling, offensive language, sex education, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group, violence. Additional reasons: “depictions of bullying”

2) Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi
Reasons: gambling, offensive language, political viewpoint. Additional reasons: “politically, racially, and socially offensive,” “graphic depictions”

3) And Tango Makes Three, Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
Reasons: Anti-family, homosexuality, political viewpoint, religious viewpoint, unsuited for age group. Additional reasons: “promotes the homosexual agenda”

4) The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
Reasons: Sexually explicit, unsuited for age group. Additional reasons: “contains controversial issues”

5) It’s Perfectly Normal, by Robie Harris
Reasons: Nudity, sex education, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group. Additional reasons: “alleges it child pornography”

6) Saga, by Brian Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Reasons: Anti-Family, nudity, offensive language, sexually explicit, and unsuited for age group.

7) The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini
Reasons: Offensive language, unsuited to age group, violence

8) The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
Reasons: drugs/alcohol/smoking, homosexuality, offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group. Additional reasons: “date rape and masturbation”

9) A Stolen Life, Jaycee Dugard
Reasons: drugs/alcohol/smoking, offensive language, sexually explicit, and unsuited for age group

10) Drama, by Raina Telgemeier
Reasons: sexually explicit

“A challenge is defined as a formal, written complaint, filed with a library or school requesting that materials be removed because of content or appropriateness. The number of challenges reflects only incidents reported. We estimate that for every reported challenge, four or five remain unreported.”


Interlibrary Loans

Can’t find the book you’re looking for? Request an interlibrary loan (ILL) from another campus.   Email OR complete an online form located on our ILL website.  We will notify you when books are available for pick-up at our circulation desk.


Honors Symposium with Daniel Dooghan


Two New Study Rooms

Study rooms

Two study rooms open for all

More study rooms are now available! The two open rooms are located behind the reference collection on the first floor. First come, first serve.



Also, AV2 is now unlocked and open for everyone as an open study area. The room is located on the second floor of the library. Please ask Circulation if you have any questions.

Honors Symposium with Gary Luter


Today, Tuesday Sept. 15th at 5PM in AV2, Macdonald-Kelce Library

Honors Symposium with Gary Luter, professor of speech, theatre, and dance, will give his talk “The Ultimate Censorship: Killing the Poet Garcia Lorca.”

All are welcome to attend.

Please note that dates and locations are subject to change. For more information, contact the Honors Program at (813) 257 – 3545 or


Bloomberg Terminals

Presentation1Did you know students now have access to Bloomberg Terminals in the library?  Users can monitor and analyze real-time financial market data while also placing trades.   Check out this financial software in the library computer lab (the lab on the right as you walk in).

Ask a librarian if you need any help. There are user manuals beside the terminals with log-in info.

Regular Semester Hours

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UT’s Scholar’s Symposium Fall 2015 Presents Eric Hayot

From UT Scholar Symposia:


For more about Eric Hayot, check out his page.