The Faculty & Staff Campaign

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Message from the Dean:

Thanks to the extraordinary generosity and vision of faculty and staff like you, the USF Libraries are becoming an exceptional academic research library. You help make it possible.

Your contributions have enabled us to grow our electronic and print resources, enhance services offered to faculty and students, award scholarships to deserving USF undergraduate and graduate students, and build distinctive research collections. Collaborations with USF faculty Carolyn Ellis, Manoug Manougian, Joan Kaywell, and others showcase the Libraries' leadership in solutions-based research through the growing genocide and young adult literature collections. Our strategic priorities are aligned closely with those of the University, among them student success and global sustainability. The University's emphasis on environmental sustainability shows clearly in the Libraries' work with such projects as the Karst Information Portal, the Gulf Oil Spill Information Center, and the Coastal Area Climate Change Education project.

You enable us to realign our resources and break new ground in our quest to be a top-tier academic research library. The renovations in our Library demonstrate a continued investment from the University in the Libraries' contributions to student success. The powerful suite of student learning and support services within the USF Tampa Library's Learning Commons, including our new state-of-the-art SMART Lab, are a centerpiece for student success.

Thank you for your invaluable support. Your continued commitment, and that of the University community, is critical if we are to become a globally recognized academic research library and continue to offer meaningful, relevant resources for all that we serve.


William A. Garrison
Dean, USF Libraries

Please Consider These Funds

Fund Name Fund PurposeFund Number
USF Library Fund for ExcellenceProvides an opportunity to support the Libraries' top priorities. Determined by the Dean, gifts to this fund immediately impact the services, collections, technology, and programming that are so critical to our students, faculty, researchers, and our community.370010
USF Fund for the USF Library (Annual Fund)Collection development, purchase of equipment, and support of Tampa campus library advancement.370120
Library Endowment FundTo provide annual income for the purchase of library materials (books, journals, electronic resources, audio-visual materials, etc.)376020
Special Collections Operating FundSupports the Enhancement of research collections of distinction, and works to promote the Tampa Library's Special Collections through a variety of programs and initiatives that support our students and faculty.370002
Karst Information Portal InitiativeSupports Karst research, education and programs that identify global solutions to global water quality and supply challenges.370004
Barbara I. Lewis Endowed Library Fund for Faculty & Staff DevelopmentSupports professional development for Library faculty and staff.376006
USF Florida Studies Center Operating FundSupports the Florida Studies Center.370140
Tampa Campus Library Scholarship FundTo annually award an academic scholarship and to cover operating expenses incurred in managing the fund & awarding scholarships.370110
Library Advancement FundSupports Library Advancement activities370090

24% of Library employees have participated in the Faculty & Staff Campaign. THANK YOU!