Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Gift Giving Guide for Librarians

For a comprehensive gift giving guide for librarians visit "The Librarian in Black: Amazingly Informed and therefore Properly Opinionated"
A few other ideas below.  Please share any sites or products you think would tickle the fancy of a librarian...we are a little "different," in a good way.  
Support Your Radical Militant Librarian Women's T,100067479

Game - Literati Challenge  - click to enlarge

Atomic Holiday Bazaar (Indie Craft Bazaar in Sarasota).  Remember this next year.  Thanks to Dense Shereff for sending this link

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Knit a Square- Today 12/14/11

Dear Journal Club and readers of this blog:
Sparks will be flying off our knitting needles/crochet hooks as the Knit a Square initiative for 2011 continues.  Please consider joining us today 12/14/11 in the Moffitt Cancer Center Lobby between 1-2 p.m.  If you don't knit or crochet, please consider donating soft yarn to our project...either from a stash you may have, or next time you see some yarn when you're shopping at a craft store.  

Thank you.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

"Developing e-Book Collections for Health Science Libraries" 1/6/12

An informative workshop was presented by the Librarians of the Harriett S. Ginsburg Health Sciences Library at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine in Orlando, FL on 12/6/11.

Barbara A. Wood, Public Services Librarian will be sharing the content of this informative workshop with the First Friday Journal Club on 1/6/12. 

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Christmas Journal Club is a Special Gift.

Join us tomorrow in Room 2215, Shimberg HSL.

Part I.  Denise Shereff, MLIS will lead us into a discussion of how we can support the physicians involved in  research or patient advocacy/support groups developing a "virtual" multicenter disease registry through disease-specific social media networks. This study is a prime example of patient-initiated research that could be used by other health care professionals and institutions.

1.Spontaneous coronary artery dissection: a disease-specific, social networking community-initiated study.
Tweet MS, Gulati R, Aase LA, Hayes SN.
Mayo Clin Proc. 2011 Sep;86(9):845-50.
PMID: 21878595 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Related Citation:  Mayo Clin Proc. 2011 Sep;86(9):836-7.

2. Electronic communication and medical research: beyond the record.
Brandom BW.
Comment on
Mayo Clin Proc. 2011 Sep;86(9):845-50.

PART II.  Barbara A. Wood, MLIS
"USF Health in the Villages.  What I saw and the potential of successful social networking-enabled research participation, engagement, and recruitment. "

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Say NO to Internet Censorship.

Congress is debating whether to grant itself the power to turn off parts of the Internet. Fun sites like YouTube. Informative sites like Wikipedia. Political sites like

This week, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) will start a historic filibuster of the Internet Censorship Act where he'll read the names of every person who signs a petition against Internet censorship. It's the perfect opportunity for 5 million Internet-connected progressives to visibly add their voice to a Senate debate. The more of us who sign, the stronger this effort to block this terrible law will be.

Sign the petition at

Monday, November 21, 2011

Knit (or crochet) a squillion

Join Us and Invite Your Friends*

What:  Knit Wits.
Where:Moffitt Cancer Center Lobby.
Time:  Every Wednesday from 1-2 p.m. December 2011.
Goal:   60 squares make a blanket.  5 blankets before the New Year?
Fellas... let's see some of you get out of those cubes, and hidey holes, and join us gals in this project.

Knitting instructions
FOR ONE 8"/20 cms SQUARE, you will need:
Yarn from a 100 gram (3.5 oz) ball of yarn or scraps of yarn or wool
8 ply (Aus), worsted (USA), double knit (UK)
Size 6mm needles (Aus) 4 (UK, Canada) 10 (USA)
A yarn sewing needle.
1. Cast on 32 stitches (try to make your stitches neither too loose nor too tight to help ensure uniform squares)
2. Row 1: knit
3. Row 2: knit. These two rows form the 'garter' stitch knitting pattern for your square
4. Continue knitting as per these two rows until you have knitted a square
5. To ensure you square is 8"/20cm either use a tape measure or form a triangle by folding one corner of your square over to meet the opposite corner as shown - if all sides are equal - then you have a square!
6. Cast off
7. Use your yarn sewing needle to sew in all the yarn ends using a darning method
Leave a one metre (one and a quarter yards) length of your yarn attached to your work after you have cast off. This will be used to join the squares together.

P.S.  Thanks to Lee Ann Howlett for suggesting this great project.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Next time you want to buy or download a book, movie, or CD and enrich the 1%....Remember...

Jeff Stahler free online comic strip library at
"Those of us who have faith in the future of democracy can only hold our faith fast by believing that the knowledge of the learned, the wisdom of the thoughtful, the conscience of the upright, will some day be common enough to prevail, always, over every fractious folly and every mischievous movement that evil minds or ignorance can set astir. When that blessed time of victory shall have come, there will be many to share the glory of it; but none among them will rank rightly before those who have led and inspired the work of the public libraries."

--Mary Salome Cutler quoting Joseph Nelson Larned from a paper read at Lake Placid - "Two Fundamentals" Library Journal, 1896, p. 446.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Writing for Publication in Library Science

Below please find Dr. McDermott's slide presentation given to FFJC on 10/7/11.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Did you have a craptastic week?

Hope not!!

If you want a fantastic kickoff to the weekend, please attend today's First Friday Journal Club.  Our very own tri-athlete, Ms. Claire Keneally, MLIS (below) will inspire you to put pen to paper and share your experiences in librarianship and life with the world.
 Where:  Shimberg HSL
Room 2215
When:  11/4/11
1-2 p.m.
Post work debriefing/Happy Hour
5 p.m.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

St. Pete Times Festival of Reading October 22, 2011 - Thanks to all USF volunteers

FFJC Salutes our USF Author/Presenters:
Special Recognition to First Friday Journal Club Presenter:
Julie Armstrong
Raymond Arsenault (with Laurens Grant, David Myers and Winonah Myers)
Mark Durand
Tony Silvia

Helen Levine (External Affairs) – James W. Hall and Lisa Unger; Mark Durand
Vivian Fueyo (Education) – Herb Snitzer
Deanna Michael – Patricia Rossi
Patricia Pettijohn (Library) – Edwin Black; Ian Vasquez
David McMullen (History) - Robert Olen Butler
Susan Allen (Social Work) – Terry Tomalin
Jan Blake (Education) – Tammar Stein
Kim Hall (External Affairs) – Nick Fagnoni
Linda LaPointe (Honors Program) – Roy Peter Clark
Kaya Van Beynen (Library)

Captain - House Manager
Patricia Claytor – Williams House

CAC Events Facilitators
Don McCarty
Anthony Ingram
Jeremy Johnson

Faculty and Staff

Cynthia Brown
Harriet Fletcher
Michel Fougeres
Bill Heller
Barbra Higel
Charlie Justice
Melanie Marquez
Barry McDowell
Solitaire Kelley Pepper
Tony Pepper
Carissa Santana
Anita Thompson – USF Tampa
Sudsy Tschiderer
Robert Vessenmeyer
Barbara Wood – USF Tampa

Talia De Angelo
Kevon Bremmer
Robert Burnham
Amaury Figueroa
Ingrid Morales
Taylor Upchurch

USF St. Petersburg Booth
Roy Callihan
Talia De Angelo

Campus Computing
Jeff Reisberg
John Diaz

Facilities Services
John Dickson
Kevin Cartmill
Cathy McClish
Rick Close
Ron Quincel
Guy Van Asten
Doug Maczis
Chris Heinrich
Jerry Coleman
Kevin Cowley
Robert Herrington
William Thornton
Howard Vail

Rene Chenevert
Reggie Oliver
Ada Bell
Kevin Deloatch
Walter Ewing
John Neder
Michael Wasserman
Fred Wassmer
Michael Williams

Parking Services
Julie Jakway
Bill Benjamin
Ryan Sweeney

Scott Macksam
William Millazo
Samantha Woodgreer
Adam Goetz
Josh Rivera
German Medina

Campus Associate
India Williams

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

"On Getting Published: The Good, the Bad, and the COMPLETELY Different?"

Ms. Claire Keneally, MLIS (below left), Librarian Shriner's Children's Hospital, Tampa, FL
November 4, 2011
Room 2215
Shimberg Health Sciences Library
1-2 p.m.
Claire will be allowing us to read a manuscript that she submitted and had published in "Guideposts" magazine.  Unlike, scholarly publication which is done for the honor and the glory, Claire was actually paid for writing this article!!  In addition, "Guideposts" didn't merely edit Claire's original submission, they completely re-wrote the article. 

Anyone who's ever attended one of Ms. Keneally's FFJC presentations, knows she's a master storyteller-- she literally has you on the edge of your seat. 

Join your colleagues for some tea and cookies, and what's certain to be an interesting story!!
For further information contact