Category Archives: Macdonald Kelce Library

Printing at the MKLibrary

Many of you will have to use the computer labs for printing, so if you are new to UT, here’s how it works:

  • Log into the computers with your network user name and password. This is the same log-in that you use for MyUTampa.
  • Your print job will default to the closest printer. Double check to see if the numbers on the front of the printer match the printer on the print list. There is a list of all networked printers at the Reference Desk if you need to send a job to another printer.
  • If you need to print in color, there are two color printers in the front lab. Make sure to select “color” on whatever program you are printing from. The labs default to black and white, double sided printing.
  • Everyone is allotted $30 a semester for printing. If you need more, log into the pop-up box on the desktop. This will take you to your Spartan Print account where you will be able to add more funds as well as dispute print jobs.

Useful tip: Trouble printing from the web? Download your document to the desktop and open it up in designated software, e.g. Word for .doc, Adobe for .pdf. That should solve it.

Still having trouble? Contact the IT Help Desk at:

Phone: 813- 253-6293


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, <>

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 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.

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.

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

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!

Welcome, Spring 2019

Happy 2019! The Library welcomes you all back on campus, and we hope you had a fun and relaxing break.

As you’re preparing for your new classes this Spring, remember to check the Library’s Subject and Research Guides. Stop by the Reference Desk if you need any research assistance, or have questions about Library services.

Like us on Facebook and follow the Library on Twitter for news, events, and recommended reads. We are also on YouTube where you can view MFA Lectores readings, student work, and other University lectures. If you haven’t seen our new Digital Collections, be sure to check it out!

Alligator on the bank of the Saint Johns River in Florida, anonymous, c. 1883 – in or before 1893, collotype,

Farewell and Happy Retirement to Art Bagley

by Jeanne Vince, Collection Development Librarian

Art Bagley in Special Collections, Macdonald-Kelce Library

Bye-bye to our favorite Special Collections and Reference Librarian, Art Bagley, who has been with us for over 31 years!  He has worked diligently to archive and preserve material representing the history of The University of Tampa and, along with The Plant Museum, has secured materials highlighting many events here.  During his time at UT, Art has accomplished many things for the benefit of the Macdonald-Kelce Library. Working alongside ROTC, Art developed the Florida Military Collection, a collection of books and materials on war and military history. He has also worked on many projects with the Tampa Bay History Center.  Art has brought integrity, honesty, a love for history and humor to this place: he is a brilliant colleague and teacher.  Thank you and best wishes for a long and happy retirement!

 The following is an excerpt from The Minaret.  Posted on September 7, 2016 in Faculty & StaffFeatures:

“Art vividly remembers helping one student when he was “fresh out of library school” who asked him how many inches are in a foot. He says he took a step back and remembered that what he was taught in school – there are no unimportant questions. She needed to know. So, he found a dictionary and showed her a conversion chart. As it turned out, she was an international student from Spain who had grown up using the metric system.

Art concludes the story saying, ‘That just drove home the importance of a reference librarian and understanding the needs of the patrons.’

Art’s knowledge of UT is really what sets him apart from most other staff members. He is somewhat of the go-to person for UT and local history on campus. He can pull out information on who was here when and what dorms used to look like (many even with old photos stored in his archives). Art seems to enjoy talking about the former students and staff members he finds in his records the most. One such story is that of John “Jack” Brockman who left UT twice to go to war. The first time was for World War II and the second time for the Korean War, coming back to study in between. Shortly after his arrival in Korea, he was captured by the North Koreans and was photographed by a Red Cross representative with other prisoners. That photograph made it out of Korea and into Life Magazine, but Jackn ever did. He most likely died as a prisoner of war. ”

We will miss you Art!

Fall 2018 Finals Library Hours

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