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Welcome New Faculty
USF Libraries Collections and Services
Librarians Nancy Cunningham & Matt Torrence
Office for Undergraduate Research
Dr. Richard Pollenz
Tutoring & Learning Services
Dr. Patricia Maher
Welcome New Faculty
A brief introduction to
library collections
services
spaces
and ..special programs and initiatives
Nancy Cunningham - Director of Academic
Services
Matt Torrence - Librarian for Business &
Engineering
USF Libraries & Partner Affiliates
Tampa Library
Nelson Poynter Memorial
Library USF St. Petersburg
USF in Lakeland
Jane Bancroft Cook Library
USF Sarasota
Shimberg Health Sciences
Library
Florida Mental Health Institute
(FMHI) Research Library
Services for you
Identifying materials you need
 Copyright guidance
 Research instruction to your students from
librarians
 Placing items on reserve for your students
 Scheduling media viewing in the library
 Teaching Assistants as your proxy
 Providing access to your research –
Scholar [email protected]
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Getting materials for your
course & research
Interlibrary loan
 PRONTO
 Making a purchase request
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Adding library support to your
BlackBoard course module
Library course/subject guides
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Log in to your BB course
Select “Tools”
Scroll down to “Library
Course Guides”
View the course/subject
guide
Go to the “+” button
Create tool link
Under “Type” select Library
Course Guides
Name the link
PRESTO Course Reserves:
Electronic, book & media in one place
 If you don’t have it, we can get it for you
 Easily transfer reserves to new courses
 Copyright is tracked by reserves system
 Accessible through Blackboard for you
and your students
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Course Reserves easy as:
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Services to your students
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Access to collections
 24/5 – books, government docs, reference
 24/7 – databases, e-books, digital collections
Textbooks on reserve
 Textbook Affordability Project
Research support from librarians
 Reference desk – online chat – email
 Research consultations
 Subject/course guides
Tutoring, Math Lab, Writing Center
Presentation practices rooms
Laptop checkout
Study rooms ……
How we build our collections
Direct requests
 Faculty
 Librarians
 Students
Patron Driven Acquisition
Library initiatives & programs
Library – Faculty Collaborations
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Collection building
 College of Education – Young Adult Literature
Data collection, storage, and access
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Documenting
 History, Anthropology – Genocide & Holocaust
Grants
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Marine Science, College of Education, Department of History, FMHI
Information Literacy
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Marine Science, Geography, Geology
First Year Composition
Open access publications
 Geology, FMHI
Oral history
 History, Communications, etc.
Scholarly Communications
Librarian – Todd Chavez
LIBRARY
INITIATIVES
Scholar Commons
Interdisciplinary Storehouse of
USF’s Knowledge Capital
Repository
Services
eScience
Services
OA Publishing
Services
Geoportal &
Data
Repository
Collection
Building
Publication &
Scholarly
Communication
Digital Access
& Preservation
Data
Management
Planning
Digital Access
& Preservation
Social
Interactions
Impact
Assessment
Information
Visualization
Conference
Management
Data
Production &
Curation
Consultation &
Strategic
Planning
Data
Preservation
Scholar [email protected]
Browse department research &
scholarship by faculty member or
department
 Use Selected Works to create your own
profile
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 Get
your research available through Google
 View your downloads
Our partners in the library’s
Learning Commons
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Tutoring and Learning Services – 2nd floor
 SMARTLab
 Dr. Pat Maher
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Office for Undergraduate Research
 Dr. Richard Pollenz
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Career Center
 Job
Shop – 1st floor
 Dr. Drema Howard
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OFFICE FOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH:
Overview of Faculty
and Student Services and Resources
Richard S. Pollenz, Ph.D.
Director: Office for Undergraduate Research
Associate Dean: Undergraduate Studies
Professor: Dept. Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology
LIB 210
Second Floor
http://lib.usf.edu/undergraduate-research/
The OUR is a unit of Undergraduate Studies
Importance of a UR Experience
Students engaged in UR:
• Show increased retention (especially when engaged as
freshman/Sophomores)
• Show higher academic performance
• Show decreased time to degree
• Exhibit higher levels of competitiveness for national awards
• Gain increased marketability and competitiveness
Main Objective of the OUR:
Facilitate processes that will allow all UG
students in all disciplines an opportunity to
engage in a UR experience at least one time
during their four years at USF
A “Value-Added” USF Experience
Challenges to Undergraduate Research at USF
Majority of formalized undergraduate research
opportunities occur in STEM disciplines
Coordination of university UR efforts within a highly
decentralized model
Convincing students of the value of interdisciplinary
research projects
OUR Support to Faculty and Programs
• Training Resources
- For faculty and graduate student mentors
• For mentors webpage and guide (in progress)
- For beginning and advanced students
• “Getting Started in Research”
• Professional development Workshops
• Posting of UR Opportunities and Screening of Applicants
- Recruitment of eligible students
- Tracking and assessment
• Class Visitations and UR Training
- BCS UR Certificate Program
- Business Honors Program
OUR Support to Faculty and Programs
• Listing of Courses that Contain a UR Component
- CREATE UR in courses initiative
• UR Student Data, Tracking and Assessment
• OUR funding initiatives
- UR Publication Awards
- UR Mentoring Awards (beginning Spring 2013)
- CREATE Scholars Program
• Partnering with Recruitment Efforts
Defined pathways to
obtaining a UR
experience
OUR Tiers of Engagement
“Getting Started in
Research”
Workshops
Getting Started in Research Workshop
Goals and Outcomes
• Complete a self-assessment on what research means
• Understand the types of research opportunities at USF
• Understand the importance of interdisciplinary research and opportunities
that are outside of the discipline
• Understand the importance of ENGAGEMENT with faculty, staff and other
students
• Understand responsibilities in obtaining a UR opportunity
• Understand the services of the OUR
• Develop an “Action Plan” for obtaining a UR experience
• Determine library resource competencies and meet USF library staff
Getting Started in Research Workshop
Fall 2012
• 25 workshops are scheduled (~30 students/workshop)
- Offered All days of the week
- 2 workshops are held on Saturday/Sunday
• Attendees are added to the Undergraduate Research Interest Group
- Access to postings
• OUR collects survey data on all attendees to evaluate the learning objectives
and inform practice
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Number of Respondents
Number of Respondents
I know what I need to do to prepare for and
obtain a UR experience
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BEFORE (3.00)
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Agree
(95%)
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AFTER (1.56)
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Disagree
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Number of Respondents
Number of Respondents
I am aware of the different types of research
experiences offered at USF
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BEFORE (2.99)
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(70%)
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AFTER (1.76)
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Disagree
Increasing of UR
capacity at USF
Creating Research
Experiences and Activities
through Teaching
Enhancement
(CREATE)
CREATE Program
Overview
The goal of the CREATE program is to promote the integration of
research as part of the course curricula or as an option to a subset
of students who are enrolled in a course
Research opportunities must involve at least 15 students and may
be carried out as groups or may involve individual projects
The OUR will provide up to $1,000 for supplies and 30 hrs of
support for a graduate student (2hr/week)
CREATE Program
In both options, students engaged in the research
experience will be expected to:
• Pose or work from defined research questions
• Apply defined methods of inquiry relevant to the project/discipline to create
original outcomes/products
• Present the outcomes/products to others in formal and informal platforms
The research experiences are not confined by the expectation of the “creation of
new knowledge”. At the core of these activities is the development of the
student as a researcher or the opportunity to experience the research process
and make the connection to how new knowledge that is generated drives the
discipline.
CREATE Program Examples
• Research and response to a challenge question in or out of the discipline
• Researching and creating an archive of bibliographical documents
• Creation of web-based sites to disseminate archived information
• Researching and writing a biography
• Survey data collection, analysis and presentation
• Teaching as research projects
• Development of science literacy modules (take on the road)
• Use of performance to “answer” a challenge question or demonstrate a
concept (take on the road)
• Use of performance to communicate key course concepts (take on the
road)
• Genome annotation
Academic Support:
Tutoring & Learning
Services
Patricia A. Maher, Ph. D.
Director
Writing Center
Free service for writers of all levels
Appointments, Appointments, Appointments!
Tutors:
What:
Schedule:
Online:
Graduate students from English, World Languages, etc.
All aspects of writing: from brainstorming to polishing
Online, Phone, or in Person
Smarthinking (Go to Blackboard > Academics Tab)
Tutoring
NEW!
New Math course format LIB 232
SMART Lab
Drop In: Math, Gen Chem, Calc, Physics, Organic
Chem, Stats and more!
Appointments: Business, Foreign Languages, Test Prep
Schedule: By phone or in person.
Online Help: Smarthinking (Blackboard > Academics Tab)
Get Help OnLine!
 Atomic Learning
 Many
software tutorials
 Smarthinking
 Online
tutoring/writing support
 Subject “tipsheets”
 Study tips
 And more!
Study Smart Workshops
2 Options:
Face to face
Online
Topics:
Memory systems
Test-taking
Time Management
And more, schedule on website
Outcomes: Student Reports
Spring 2011
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78% reported at least 1 grade level gain
33% reported moving from failing to passing
Begin/End
Grade
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Number of
Students
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Learning
Support
Courses
REA 2604
Strategic Learning . . . 1 Credit/Half Semester
REA 2105
Critical Reading & Writing . . . 3 Credits/Full Semester
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