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Poynterdean blog – Welcome!

Welcome USFSP students, faculty, staff, and friends to the online space created to communicate to you about what is going on in the library! Email Dean Hixson (hixson at with any suggestions, comments or concerns you have. Or just add your comments right on the Poynterdean blog.


USFSP Graduate Students’ Reception Thursday August 28, 2014
4:30 to 5:30pm 3rd Floor Rooftop Terrace

Graduate Reception Thursday August 28 4:30 to 5:30 Third Floor Rooftop Terrace Nelson Poynter Memorial Library

USFSP Digital Archive Features St. Petersburg Arts Alliance

Through a collaboration with the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library of the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, this community will contain some of the work of the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance.

Founded in 2012, the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance evolved from a shared desire among city and community leaders to make a serious investment in our local arts organizations, artists and creative businesses. The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance is the only 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to raising money and advocating for our entire creative community – artists, arts and cultural organizations, and creative businesses. We raise money through individual and corporate gifts, event sponsorships, and state and federal grants that support community-wide arts efforts.

View the Digital Archive collection here.


Online Learning and Instructional Technology Services Professional Development




Quality Matters Recognizes Dr. Nina Schmidt 

On July 11, 2014 Quality Matters recognized Dr. Nina Schmidt, USFSP’s College of Business, for meeting the highest standards in course design for her Real Estate Decision Making (REE 3043) course. Quality Matters (QM) is a nationally recognized faculty-based peer review process that examines course design elements to assess the quality of an online course. Dr. Schmidt is also a Certified Peer Reviewer with QM. Congratulations Dr. Schmidt!


Read the full article here.

Canvas Open Labs

Get a head start on the semester with our Canvas Open Labs!

Have a quick Canvas question or need assistance importing your online courses? Let us help you! Come to one of our Canvas Open Labs, where Instructional Designers are available. The Canvas Open Lab will be located in POY 234.

Dates & Times:
Monday, August 18, 1pm-4pm
Tuesday, August 19, 1pm-4pm
Wednesday, August 20, 9am-12pm
Thursday, August 21, 9am-12pm
Friday, August 22, 9am-4pm


No registration necessary.


For more information contact Timi Hager:

Online Learning and Instructional Technology Services Professional Development

From the Dean’s Blog: Resetting NetIDs

Any students who need help resetting their NetIDs following a failure to answer their challenge questions directly must either call USFSP’s Campus Computing (3-help) or the Tampa IT helpdesk at 974-9000. Any questions about this should be directed to Berrie Watson.



Monday August 25 Classes Resume
Regular Library Hours Resume

Holiday Schedule

Labor Day, Monday, Sept 1 Closed
Veteran’s Day, Tuesday Nov 11 Closed
Day Before Thanksgiving, Wednesday, Nov 26 Open 8am Close 5pm
Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov 27 Closed
Friday, Nov 28 Closed
Wednesday, Dec 25th through Thursday, Jan1 Closed