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USF 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog - USF St. Petersburg - Pages 242 - 243


Academic Advising Center
Location/phone: DAV 134, (727) 553-4511

The Academic Advising Center is dedicated to promoting the successful achievement of students’ academic goals through comprehensive advising services. The Center’s primary responsibility is to provide academic advising to undergraduate students.

The following services are provided to these undergraduate students: advisement regarding academic policies and programs, assistance in the selection of a major, administration of special programs for at-risk student populations, and special advisement for under-represented students. The staff prepares students for entrance into all limited access majors.

Library Services

Media and Distance Learning Services

The Media Center in Poynter Library offers a large array of media and distance education technologies. This 7,500 square foot facility provides six large and small group listening and viewing rooms for all audio and video formats, a graphics lab, a studio and control room, production room, dubbing and archive room, storage and repair rooms, and an instructional materials center and juvenile collection reading area that seats 44. It also provides for duplication of copyright-compliant learning resources for students and faculty. Media Center staff also will assist with film showings, video taping services, portable public address systems, and other audiovisual support for campus lectures, presentations, and other activities. Media Services provides audiovisual technologies for instructional support in all campus classrooms. Each classroom is equipped, at minimum, with an overhead projector, television monitor, and VCR. Instructors may arrange for other standard audiovisual equipment, including still and video cameras, a portable computer projection system, slide projectors, and DVD or CD players, through written or online requests.

A broadcast studio located in the library Media Center is equipped to receive and send regularly scheduled classes, as well as video conferences or other televised activities. The USFSP Media Staff coordinate such transmissions through the Tampa-based Educational Outreach office responsible for maintaining the video network for all USF campuses. Students from up to ten remote sites may call in through two-way audio to interact with their instructors. Fax links are also available. Faculty may schedule distance learning activities through the office of Academic Affairs. The distance learning studio, when not is use for classroom transmissions, may be used for tele-conferenced meetings, lectures, symposia and other presentations. The class schedule for distance learning courses received or transmitted at USFSP and its distance learning sites is included in the regular USF St. Petersburg course catalog.

Further information regarding these services may be found on the web at www.nelson.usf.edu/av

Poynter Library

The Nelson Poynter Memorial Library, opened in 1996, provides library services for USF St. Petersburg. Poynter Library is open 79 hours per week when school is in session. Librarians staff the reference desk at all times. Reference librarians are also available to help with classroom library instruction for faculty and with individual research assistance for students. Other library services include circulation, reserves (both print and electronic), interlibrary loan, and copier and media services. The library also provides a wireless network that provides access to electronic library resources as well as Microsoft Office programs. Over 200,000 books and approximately 800 periodicals are cataloged and arranged on open shelves using the Library of Congress classification system. A valid USF St. Petersburg ID card (available through Poynter Library’s Media Services) is required to check out materials and to access various library services. Circulation, interlibrary loan, and other library guidelines and procedures are posted on the library web site: www.nelson.usf.edu.

A USF St. Petersburg ID number also provides remote access to the USF Libraries’ electronic resources. This electronic library features WebLUIS (USF’s online catalog), an electronic course reserve system, over 1,000 electronic journals, hundreds of databases, and digitized historical materials such as photographs, documents, and oral histories. Numerous library services such as interlibrary loan request forms, the ability to renew materials, and reference assistance requests are also available online. Through WebLuis and interlibrary loan services, students and faculty have access to all six libraries within the USF Library System, a combined collection of over 1,500,000 volumes. Catalogs of other state university libraries are also available through WebLuis. More information about the USF Libraries’ online resources is available on the World Wide Web at www.lib.usf.edu/

Information about obtaining a Net ID number for remote access to library resources is available at https://una.acomp.usf.edu/

USF St. Petersburg I.D. Card

Location/Phone: Media Center, Nelson Poynter Library (POY 221), 553-3409. Card cost is $10, payable in advance at the Cashier’s Office, BAY132.

The USFCard is the official I.D. card of USF St. Petersburg. University policies require that all student, faculty and staff members carry the USFCard while on campus. A valid ID card number is necessary to access many online academic and library services, including services to distance learners. Students may be denied services if they do not have one.

For additional information: www.auxsc.usf.edu/usfcard.asp

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Effective Date: Semester I, 2004