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Volume 2, Issue 7, November 2019
From the Dean
The Nelson Poynter Memorial Library strives to create environments that facilitate multidisciplinary exploration, conversation, and collegiality. We accomplish that goal in a variety of ways, but perhaps the most important is that we foster relationships on campus and then build on those relationships in new and compelling ways.

The Library, for instance, has long collaborated with the Center for Civic Engagement, led by Dr. Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan. Librarians curated a collection of Works in Civic Engagement in Digital USFSP, highlighting USFSP faculty publications and presentations and making it easier for researchers to find. Judithanne and her assistant Thomas Gay are leading a year-long Civic Engagement Faculty Learning Community sponsored by CITL. Faculty in that learning community, along with Judithanne and Tom, will present their work at the Fifth Annual Bay-to-Bay Symposium, which is sponsored by the Library, CITL, and OLITS.

I wish to thank Judithanne, Tom, and everyone who made this collaboration possible, and hope that you will join us on February 14, for the Fifth Annual Bay-to-Bay Symposium. Registration details follow in the Spotlight section.

A very happy Thanksgiving to you all!

Catherine Cardwell
Dean, Nelson Poynter Memorial Library
Scholar's Corner
Lyman Dukes, Casey Frechette, and Karla Morris presented the results of a USFSP study, in partnership with 3Play Media, exploring the effectiveness of closed captioning and interactive transcripts with a correlation study that examined the relationships between captioning, interactive transcripts, student demographics, student behaviors, and student comprehension of course material in an applied context. USFSP study partners also included Tiffany Chenneville, AnnMarie Gunn, and Nicole Stowell.

Access the final report or view the recorded web inar.
Learning Design Event

The Nelson Poynter Memorial Library hosted the Fall 2019 meeting of the Tampa Bay Regional Instructional Design Group (TBRIDG) on October 18, 2019. The event was coordinated by Steph James (OLITS) and Michelle Piper of St. Petersburg College.

The event brought together learning design and technology professionals from many of the higher education institutions from around Tampa Bay including USFSP, USFT, USFSM, SPC, HCC, and St. Leo. The group participated in presentations and roundtables on emerging technologies and strategies, a Gen Z Learner workshop led by Zac Hyder of Compass, and a service project to benefit Southeastern Guide Dogs.
Did You Know?

Students love 3D Printing!

After learning the Tinkercad program in our 3D printing workshops, multiple students are creating their own game pieces, designing cosplay accessories, and coming up with their own creative designs for everyday use. We will continue to offer 3D printing workshops in the Spring.
Special Collections Trivia
This image from the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library's Special Collections and University Archives comes from the Jacobs collection of Francis Wagner photographs.

Question: During the 1930s St. Petersburg was home to a Goodyear Blimp. Where did it stay when it wasn't flying around town?
Fall in Love with Civic Engagement Feb 14, 2020

The 5th annual Bay to Bay Learning Symposium will once again take place on the second Friday in February. This year we will explore civic and community engagement across the curriculum. Plan on joining us for the day, which will feature presentations by national experts, Drs. George Mehaffey and Ashley Finley, as well as panel conversations with students, faculty and community partners. Plus, bring your own research and experiences to share with others. Submit your research or experiences with civic and community engagement as part of the Poster Session Idea Lab. Reserve your seat, submit your work and learn more about this exciting day at USFSP at
In partnership with the Global Initiatives office, the library hosted a Study Abroad Colloquium as part of International Education Month. This event allows students to share their experiences on recent study abroad experiences. One student discussed her experience with the USFSP Leadership Ethics study abroad in Greece, Italy, and England, led by Dr. Stephen Ritch. Other students discussed their experiences in China, Spain, and France. Studying abroad is a fantastic way for students to enhance their college experience and USFSP's Global Initiatives office many different opportunities.
Ambient Plastic: The Story of Us is a masters project curated by Nina Shand. The Masters of Liberal Arts program allowed Nina to take courses in English literature, writing, education, and geography. This unique course of study led to a close examination of Bayboro Harbor and the surrounding urban watershed, and the ways people assign narrative to place. The final display is a collection of personal works and pieces created by local community members, and USF students and staff. The processes of trash collection, cleaning, and creating is just as important as the final works themselves. Engaging in acts of service, community dialogue, and collective creation has led to careful consideration of the importance of place, and allowed individuals to create their own message about the harbor, plastic pollution, and the value of art in our daily lives. 

This process will continue as an ongoing community project in 2020. 
Follow St.PeteTrashArt on Instagram to keep updated with new clean-ups, creation days, community forums, and finished artworks.

E-mail if you would like to host or participate in future community collaborations.
Halloween Costume Contest Winners

We had our biggest turnout ever for our annual Halloween costume contest with over 40 entries! Congratulations to our winners!
SPSS Workshop for Students
November 19th at 11am-1pm

Simple Circuits for Students Workshop
November 20th at 1pm - 3pm

Adobe Premiere Pro Workshop
November 21st at 10am - 12pm

Brown Bag: How do I create an effective Syllabus for my online class?
November 21st at 12pm - 1pm
SEAS: Trash Talk
November 22nd at 4pm - 5pm

Project PUP
December 3rd at 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Study Snacks for Finals
December 4, 5, 9, 10 at 8pm