phone: (727) 873-4094
contact : Robert Vessenmeyer
phone: (727) 873-4246
Library Fines / Renewals / Interlibrary loans
contact: Virginia Champion
contact: Tina Neville
contact: Berrie Watson
General Suggestions or Problems
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Need more information on who to contact for help? Here's a description of the services provided by the different departments in the library!
Comprised of the Circulation, Reserves, and Interlibrary Loan departments of the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library. Circulation is the physical point for borrowing of materials from within the library. Course reserves consist of shelved materials such as books, journals, and media and assistance with electronic materials delivered through Blackboard. Interlibrary Loan fulfills the borrowing requests for items located in other Libraries of the USF System, as well as those around the country and beyond.
Collection Development & Technical Services
Supporting the teaching mission of USFSP by acquiring and organizing library materials and coordinating the assessment and development of the library collection, in collaboration with subject area specialists appointed as library liaisons.
Located on the second floor of the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library, Distance Learning Services (DL) provides instructional design and educational technology support and facilities for faculty and staff at USF SP. The DL team of Instructional Designers and Technologists help faculty learn the pedagogical differences between online and face-to-face learning and use that knowledge to generate a repertoire of content for the creation of Quality Matters (QM) certified online and hybrid courses.
Facilities include a multi-camera digital studio for the creation of Video Enhanced Lectures and a digitization studio for the conversion of instructional media. Professional development opportunities available through our office include workshops, tutorials, and one-on-one support on the following topics:
- Media Streaming Services
- Blackboard Training and Support
- Instructional Technology Tools
- ADA Accessibility Best Practices for Online Content
- Other topics vary by semester
The Instructional Media Department supports the teaching and research efforts of the University of South Florida St. Petersburg by providing audiovisual technologies in all on-site classrooms. Situated on the 2 nd floor of the Nelson Poytner Library, the Media Center provides access to large and small listening and viewing rooms, a graphics lab, a studio and control room, production room, dubbing and archive room, and storage and repair rooms. The USF St. Petersburg ID Card Center creates USF ID cards for all USF Students, Faculty, Administrative and Professional (A&P), University Support Personnel System (USPS) and OPS personnel.
Reference and Instruction Services
The Poynter Library Reference Desk is open seven (7) days a week with a professional librarian on duty to assist library users with their research and information needs.
Special Collections & Archives
The SCA operates as a distinct unit within the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library at USF St. Petersburg, a public institution chartered by the State of Florida.
Systems & Technology
This office supports the computing needs of several groups- library staff, librarians, students and patrons. Here you will find support for wireless network access, the library Information Commons, group study computing and library printing and copying. Individual questions regarding Nelson Poynter Library computing may be submitted via the library help desk by navigating to www.nelson.usf.edu/helpdesk .