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Tampa Bay Book Display: Welcome

Each month, the Tampa Bay Regional Campus Library will showcase books in two specific categories: Take a Second and Topics in Healthcare.


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At the Tampa Bay Regional Campus, most people know that the library offers reserve textbooks and study rooms.  They don't know that we offer programming like curated book displays and drop-in study breaks with snacks.  This library guide will feature two monthly book displays: Take a Second and Topics in Healthcare.  Books on the display pages will be divided by format (i.e. e-book, e-audiobook, or print book).  

  • Click the Current Display tab or the gallery below for this month's featured content. 
  • Click the Past Displays tab to find curated content from earlier this year.

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“We spend too much time trying to be “good” when good is often merely average. To be great we must be different. And that doesn’t come from trying to follow society’s vision of what is best, because society doesn’t always know what it needs. More often being the best means just being the best version of you.”

“If you persist over time, refusing to take offense, making your motive genuine, showing respect, and constantly searching for Mutual Purpose, then the other person will almost always join you in dialogue.”

“Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.”

“In a very real sense we have two minds, one that thinks and one that feels”

“When you make a commitment, you create hope. When you keep a commitment, you create trust.”

“What I want in my life is compassion, a flow between myself and others based on a mutual giving from the heart.”

“Never let a good crisis go to waste. It’s the universe challenging you to learn something new and rise to the next level of your potential.”

“These tick bites would rob us of our good health and send me on an investigation into an almost unimaginable possibility: that we were collateral damage in a biological weapons race that had started during the Cold War.” 

“They acted in the dark, and in the process they took steps that were sometimes extreme, often wasted resources, and were frequently counterproductive. By the end of the eighteenth century, however, the path that they followed led to a first major victory in the war against epidemic disease.”

“One simple reason for malaria’s ferocity is that the protozoan creature that cause the disease is, by definition, a cheater at the game of life.”

“Yet something has been lost in the record as well, something more intimate and experiential than stories of pudding and malt liquor — namely, what it felt like to contact cholera in that teeming, fraught city, at a time when so little was understood about the disease.”

“When a virus is trying, so to speak, to crash into the human species, the warning sign may be a spattering of breaks at different times and places.”

“This points to another pair of themes: the relationship between poverty and disease and the geography of epidemics and pandemics. All of the diseases discussed in this book, while able to be controlled (to varying degrees) by modern medicine, are all affected by social conditions.”

Featured Video

Here's where we'll feature videos that will help you get the most out this month's display!

Featured Video for November - December:

Requesting a Print Book (Tampa Bay)

Since this month's selections feature books that the library only possesses in physical copies on the Davie Campus, here's a quick how-to video on how to order print books as a distance user.  If you're here in Tampa Bay or at another regional campus, this means you!  Take a look.

Take a Second Series: Adulting & Professionalism

Take a Second has always focused on broadening horizons and the practice of mindfulness by using narratives on marginalized communities and practical advice. This year, Take a Second will evolve once more and the focus will be YOU!   This shift in focus will still include a diverse collection of voices, but the narratives will fall within five areas of life where every healthcare professional needs a strong foundation.  The five areas are: 

  • Interpersonal Relationships,  

  • the World At Large,  

  • Patient Care,  

  • the Professional Sphere and  

  • Economics.   

Whether you’re still trying to figure out how to navigate a topic or you could use just some pointers from an expert, our yearlong series, ADULTING & PROFESSIONALISM, has got you covered!   

Our current topic is Economics and the collection title is .  This collection will focus on economics and its impact on healthcare!  Click on the Current Display tab to learn more and see selected titles! 

Topic in Healthcare Series: History of Medicine

Topics in Healthcare has always focused on the connection between healthcare providers and the practice of healthcare with an emphasis on providing greater transparency in marginalized communities.  This year, we will shift to a series that explores how medicine became formalized healthcare and its manifestation in various aspects of medicine. The five aspects are: 

  • Origins of Medicine,  

  • Military Medicine,  

  • Social Justice & Ethics,  

  • the War on Disease, and  

  • Innovation & Technology.   

In our series, the HISTORY OF MEDICINE, the selected texts use these categories to demonstrate how effectively healthcare has navigated different aspects of the mandate to Do No Harm using a range of examples from ancient civilizations to today! 

Our current topic is the Innovation and Technology and the collection title is .  This collection will focus on the impact of innovation and technology on medicine and healthcare! Click on the Current Display tab to learn more and see selected titles!