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Library Administration

Welcome to the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library, Spring 2021

During this past year, much of NPML's focus has been on supporting students faculty as they navigate the challenges of our current learning environment, one defined by a global pandemic. In addition to that very important focus, NPML has much to celebrate. 

Associate Dean Kaya van Beynen received a prestigious national award for her work spanning more than a decade.

We are also celebrating our long-standing partnership with Florida Humanities with a new physical and online display of FORUM magazine covers. We selected covers to demonstrate Florida's rich, challenging, and varied history and highlight USF authors. Drs. Michael Francis, Tom Hallock, Ray Arsenault, Chris Meindl, Mark Walters, and Gary Mormino contributed to the the publication throughout the years. 

We are also celebrating our graduate and undergraduate student scholars who have the opportunity to participate in the upcoming online student symposia, where they can demonstrate their work. The NPML librarians were so successful at transitioning the in-person USF St. Petersburg symposium to an online experience in Spring 2020 that they have offered to create a digital collection of student projects for the online Graduate Student Research Symposium for USF. 

We are also celebrating our first significant "One USF Libraries collection," which connects once separate special collections into a portal- the African-American Experience in Florida. Read more about the portal in the USF Newsroom and about NPML in the following stories. 

Wishing you good health and very much looking forward to seeing you in person, 

Catherine Cardwell

Campus Dean, Nelson Poynter Memorial Library


Library outside deck
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