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Monograph Review Project

The FSU Libraries are working in consultation with the Faculty Senate Library Committee to make recommendations for repurposing some space for student study needs.  Please take a moment to provide feedback on titles eligible for deselection. Deadline: June 1, 2022

New Faculty Grants Deadline

The University Libraries offer New Faculty Collection Development Grants to newly hired full-time tenure track faculty. These grants provide eligible faculty members with up to $1,000 to order books and media materials for our permanent collection. Requests can be submitted via the Faculty Development Grant form. Please include your name in the request and in the Department drop-down menu select New Faculty Collection Development Grant. These funds cannot be used for subscriptions or other resources that incur an annual continuing cost. The following deadlines are currently in effect:

  • Faculty hired in 2020-2021 Academic Year: January 31, 2022
  • Faculty hired in 2021-2022 Academic Year: January 31, 2023

For more information please contact your subject librarian.

New Diversity & Inclusion Materials, 2020-2021

Through fundraising efforts such as the Noles Read Day and Great Give programs, plus some cost savings, the FSU Libraries were able to purchase a variety of Diversity and Inclusion archival electronic collections in 2020-2021:

Materials Suggestion Form

Faculty may make recommendations of books or other materials for the library to purchase by using the Library Materials Suggestion Form. This form requires a login. For more information please contact your subject librarian.

Popular Literature Collection

The FSU Libraries maintain a small popular literature collection, which has been funded through the generosity of Student Government and the F.S.U. President’s Diversity and Inclusion Mini-Grant program. Materials can be found in the Pop Lit section next to Starbucks on the first floor of Strozier Library.

Call for Bradley Grant Applications

The 2021-22 Bradley Grant process has begun. The annual Robert B. Bradley Library Research Grants support the research and creative endeavors of our faculty while developing our library's world-class collections. Deadline: October 8, 2021

Library Budget Reductions, 2020-21

Due to the impact of the global pandemic on revenues for the State of Florida budget, Florida State University has been forced to reduce its expenditures for fiscal year 2021. For the FSU Libraries, this need to reduce our budget is compounded by years of inflationary price increases from scholarly publishers. We seek your assistance and feedback on reducing our budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

2019 Elsevier Subscription Changes

In spring of 2019, the FSU Libraries exited the “Big Deal” for Elsevier subscriptions and maintained select individual title subscriptions.

Faculty Senate Library Committee

The FSU Libraries regularly consult with the Faculty Senate Library Committee about upcoming projects and strategies.

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