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Table of Contents
    Director's update on the libraries
        Page 1
    Frequently asked questions
        Page 2
    Government documents move to MSL
        Page 3
    Information commons
        Page 4
    Connect to library databases and e-journals from off campus
        Page 5
    have you checked out and electronic book lately?
        Page 6
    Privacy and compliance with the USA Patriot Act and related legislation
        Page 7
    Electronic thesis or disseration (ETDs)
        Page 8
        Page 9
    New faces, new responsibilities at the libraries
        Page 10
        Page 11
        Page 12
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George A. Smathers Libraries


Director's update on the libraries

WA welcome back to campus! It's
time for the annual update
on the libraries. This year
library staff will face one of the hard-
est years in memory. Construction of
the new Library West addition will
commence near the end of the first
semester. A large number of library
staff will be relocated in other build-
ings so that they can continue their
work. At the same time, large num-
bers of books and other collections
will be moved out of harm's way so
that serious building deficiencies in

Library West can
be corrected. The
building will be
tuck pointed and
sealed, have new
windows and a
new environmental m
system installed,
receive new lighting, renovated
elevators, and increased computing
facilities. There will be a quiet study
facility for graduate students and
much better grad student dissertation
(Continued onpage 2)

Architects' rendering ot the Library West addition facing north.

1 2 Frequently Asked
1 3 Government Documents
move to MSL
1 4 Information Commons
pilot project for Library
1 5 Connect to library data-
bases and e-journals from
off-campus; Look for SFX
1 6 Electronic books
1 7 USA PATRIOT Act and
related legislation
1 8 Electronic thesis or
1 9 Upcoming; Law Library
expansion breaks ground
1 10 New faces, new
responsibilities at the
1 12 Library orientations

Q. Does the library have copies of
UF theses & dissertations?
A. Yes, the library has always been
committed to providing access to
the theses and dissertations of UF
students. While we offered these in
book form in the past, we have also
begun providing access to elec-
tronic ones through the library cat-
alog. We will do so increasingly as
the graduate school requirement
for electronic submission comes
into full effect. Please see article on
page 8 for more about electronic
theses and dissertations (ETDs) or
consult the following Web site
about finding all theses and disser-
tations: http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/

Q. Is everything I access when
searching on the Internet free?
A. No, while many Web pages are
offered as free services from
government agencies, etc., there
are also now many significant
scholarly resources that you can
get to directly from UF-related
computers only because of
subscriptions arranged and paid
for through the libraries.

Q. Are we still planning to get a
new library building next to
Library West?
A. Yes, plans are moving forward
for the addition to and renovation
of Library West. Check the libraries'
home page at www.uflib.ufl.edu
for construction updates.
Jimmie Lundgren
Resource Services

Director's Update (Cont.frompage 1)

studies. There will be a research collection of about 1.5 million volumes and seats
for 1,500 faculty, students, and staff. With a small cafe on the main floor, we
expect this to be a welcoming facility for students studying the humanities and
social sciences. This work should be completed by spring 2006.
During the construction period, the implications for users will be significant.
Library West will close as will the Library West parking lot. Access to library
materials will be difficult and everyone will need to rely heavily on electronic
books and journals, searching the electronic catalog rather than browsing, and
paging from the print and microfilm collections that will be housed off-site.
Reference and current periodicals, along with some user seating and computers
will be housed on the main floor of Smathers Library. Circulation and receipt of
paged and ILL materials will be housed in Marston Science Library.
The new floorplans for Library West will be posted on the libraries' Web site.
See the Construction Update link. Please let us know if you have questions or
concerns. You can reach me at dcanelas@ufl.edu.
In the spring, the libraries will be moving to a new automated library informa-
tion system. Although this should be transparent to users, the way staff perform
every library routine will change. Staff will spend the year undergoing extensive
retraining to bring it up smoothly.
It promises to be a busy year as the libraries try to move forward on several
fronts. Welcome back, and let us know how we can help you and your students.
Dale Canelas
Director of UF Libraries

.. Left: Architects' rending of
the Library West addition as
seen from the northwest

Below: Architects' renderings
of interior areas of the
remodeled Library West.

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Government Documents move to MSL

n the construction chaos of the
next few years, one collection
currently located in Library West
will continue to be available to its
users, albeit in a different location.
The Government Documents collec-
tion currently located on the second
floor of Library West will move in
October 2003 to the first floor of the
Marston Science Library.

Wireless, scanning, and GIS
The newly renovated location will
be a high technology user-friendly
documents department providing
innovative services to faculty and
students. The new location will offer
students and faculty a state-of-the art
scanning station, computer worksta-
tions with DVD drives and GIS soft-
ware, and the libraries' first wireless
study space.

Merged federal documents
The move will enable the merger
of the federal documents in the
Marston Science Library (the publica-

tions of the Department of
Agriculture, NASA and other selected
agencies) with the larger collection of
documents now in Library West. Lack
of space has prevented this more user-
friendly arrangement in the past.
Another happy merger will be that of
the Documents Department and the
Map & Imagery Library. Organization-
ally, these two units are in the same
department; and services to users will
be enhanced by proximity, especially
in the area of Geographic Information
Systems (GIS).

Individual consultations
The government information spe-
cialists will provide in-depth reference
service as well as individual consulta-
tions to faculty and students. Areas of
specialization include Florida govern-
ment, U.S. government, U.S. census,
European Union, Web development,
and GIS applications.

Real-time reference
service and Web sites
The department will continue to
provide its chat reference service,
GovXpress http://govxpress.uflib.
ufl.edu/govx/; its popular Web site
Florida Electronic Federal Depository
Library (FEFDL) http://www.uflib.
ufl.edu/fefdl/, providing access to
Florida State and local government
information; and a comprehensive
department Web site that provides
state, federal, and international
government information resources.
The Documents Department staff
look forward to the improved service
made possible by the new, renovated
location and encourage faculty,
students, and staff to make use of the
department's resources.
Jan Swanbeck and Shaun Saxon
Government Documents Department

LEFT: Construction has begun on
transforming part of the first floor of
Marston Science Library to the
Government Documents Department.

ABOVE: Future home of the
Documents Department's staff offices.

Library News 1 Page 3

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university of Florida student
arrives at Library West, logs
into one of the public
computers in the reference area, goes
to WebCT and checks her class
syllabus. She then searches some of
the full text databases found on the
UF Libraries' home page and finds
some great articles for the class
assignment. Next,
she e-mails her arti-
cles to herself at
home and e-mails
the professor her
citations just to
make sure she is on
the right track. She
then begins to draft
some notes for her
paper in Word but
interrupts that work
to meet some friends la
and scan some
pictures they need for their group
presentation. They start to work on
the presentation at the library
computer that also has PowerPoint
software. They will save their work
to a CD before leaving the library.
This will all be possible when
new services are added to the public
computers on the first floor of
Library West as part of an
"Information Commons" pilot
project beginning in fall semester
2003. Two high-speed color scanners
will be available in Library West.
Additional scanners for public use
will be located in the Special



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Collections Department on the
second floor of the Smathers Library
and later in the Documents
Department when it relocates to
Marston Science Library. Users will
be able to save scanned images and
other large files to zip drives or burn
them to CD-R/W drives available on
selected computers. Due to popular
demand, the
Microsoft Office
suite of software,
including Word,
Excel, and
PowerPoint, will be
Added to twenty
computers in
Library West.
S o These twenty
Wgr workstations will
also continue to be
available for video
class viewing, e-Jmail, and database
searching, all on a first-come, first-
serve basis. Please note that stu-
dents wishing to listen to class
lectures will need to bring their
own headphones.
The George A. Smathers
Libraries, in order to support the
curricular and research require-
ments of the student body, is looking
at innovative ways in which our
computer centers can meet those
needs. The multi-purpose comput-
ing workstation area, sometimes
called an "Information Commons"' is
a concept that combines productivi-

ty software and hardware with more
traditional library database servic-
es. The pilot project should provide
librarians with valuable information
on use patterns and support desk
needs. A larger information com-
mons and digital studio facilities
will be a vital part of the newly
renovated third floor Library West
Reference Department scheduled to
reopen in January 2006. Although
we are very excited about the new
facilities, in the meantime we will
not forget current needs and will
strive to provide the university
community with the very best in
library computer services.
LeiLani Freund
H&SSS El, i ,i.,, Resources Librarian

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Connect to library databases

and e-journals from off campus

While most licensed library databases and e-journals are automatically
accessible to UF faculty from their campus offices just as if they were being used
inside one of the UF Libraries connecting from off campus requires using one of
several available approaches that allow restricting access only to those who can
verify current UF affiliation.
The link to "Remote Access" on the UF Libraries' home page -
http://www.uflib.ufl.edu leads to details about the various options for dial-up
and high-speed Internet access. Included on that page is a link to log in easily
using the Primary Proxy (EZproxy), which many have found to be the easiest way
to connect. This library service has recently been upgraded and may now be used
with all database services, including ones that it could not be used with last year
(e.g. FirstSearch).
The UF Virtual Private Network (VPN) option is also an excellent approach.
While it requires downloading some software from UF to get started, installation
is not difficult, and logging on using your GatorLink account after installation
is easy.
Regardless of the connection approach you select, be sure to prepare for
accessing these resources from off campus by obtaining a GatorLink account and
activating the 14-digit library number on your Gator 1 Card. Details of how to do
this are available on the "Remote Access" page.
Rich Bennett

Legal Information Center Expansion (Cont.frompage 9)

state and UF monies, the project will
include extensive renovation of exist-
ing space and infill construction
between the current separate Bruton-
Geer Hall and Holland Hall buildings
in the college.
In addition to the expansion of
the Legal Information Center the
project will provide 16 new class-
rooms with state of the art teaching
and communication capabilities, a
"new" entrance to the college on the
west side, a 4,000 square foot atrium
which will serve as the entry to the
new library space and classrooms, a
plaza with green space and a new staff

parking area. The entire project has
also been designed to comply with
standards set by the U.S. Green
Building Council's Leadership in
Energy and Environmental Design
For additional information about
the project, including images and a
"fly through" of the new facility as it is
projected to look, go to the UF
Facilities Planning and Construction
site at: http://www.ufspace.ufl.edu/
fpcweb/viewprj.jsp?prj =1032.

Patrick Reakes
Journalism and Communications Library

Look for 0 S-F

A revolutionary new service
enabling easier linking among the
UF Libraries' many Web resources
will be introduced in early fall
For example, when using an
article index database that only
includes citations/abstracts (i.e. no
actual full text of articles), clicking
the SFX button will result in a
special search to check if the full
text of the article has been licensed
from another database service or
E-Journal publisher that UF
students, staff, and faculty may
access. And if full text is accessible,
a link to the article itself (or at
least to the service containing the
article) will be available. In addi-
tion, links that will automatically
search the UF Libraries' catalog for
records of locally owned copies of
the journal title will be available
for easy checking.
While the initial implementa-
tion will emphasize enhancing the
delivery of article full text, offering
other SFX services will be explored
as we become more familiar with
possibilities of this new technology.
Not all database services avail-
able at UF are yet compatible with
the SFX technology, but the SFX
button will begin to appear in
many of our large services (e.g.
FirstSearch, EUREKA, and
Cambridge Scientific Abstracts).
Watch for announcements on the
UF Libraries' home page.
So when you see the O S-F
button, click it and see what
Rich Bennett

Library News 1 Page 5

Have you checked out an

electronic book lately?

nic books (e-books) are digital
s of books. Some are available
e Internet through subscrip-
tion or purchase. Others, like older
works in the public domain, are avail-
able free. Numerous Web sites offer
"libraries" of e-books; there are sites
that link to a broad variety of titles
and others that
specialize in certain kinds of works.
The libraries have purchased access to
a very large collection called
NetLibrary, and several specialized
collections such as Early English
Books Online and American
Women's Letters and Diaries.

Over 30,000 e-books in the
humanities, social sciences, and
sciences are currently available online
via NetLibrary. Many of these are
scholarly works published within the
last 10 years; the database also
includes popular guides to tests (like
the SAT and TOEFL), software,
careers, and even includes Cliff's
Notes. The public domain works
offered by Project Gutenberg are also
accessible through NetLibrary in an
easy-to-read format, but are listed
only in the NetLibrary database and
not in our library catalog as the
current NetLibrary e-books are.

Early English Books Online
EEBO is a database of full text
works published between 1473 and
1700, that were printed in English or
in England. Also known as the Pollard
& Redgrave and Wing short title cata-

logs (and now including the politically
sensitive literature in the Thomason
Tracts), each volume is now accessible
in facsimile form. With more titles
being added every year, there are
currently 125,000 volumes online. UF
students and faculty can download
these files to a hard drive. Subjects
cover anything of interest during this
early modern period, including histo-
ries, herbals, prayer books, ballads
and songs, works of cookery, falconry,
and dancing. There are even lists of
provisions to take (with costs) when
moving to the American colonies. One
document dated 1622 recommends
that each man have a "Monmouth
Cap)' three shirts, one "waste-coate)'
one "suite" each of Canvase, Frize, and
Cloth, "Three paire of Irish stockins"
and, along with musket and sword,
"Twenty pound of powder" and "Sixty
pound of shot or lead, Pistoll and
Goose shot."A collateral database, the
EEBO Text Creation Partnership
consists of searchable/readable
editions that link to corresponding
page facsimiles in the larger EEBO
database; currently several thousand
EEBO texts have been transcribed in
this manner.

North American Women's
Letters and Diaries
This online database of primary
materials records the daily lives of
1,017 women, drawn from several
hundred sources, much of it previous-
ly unpublished. All ages and ethnici-
ties are represented and the experi-
ences documented cover many

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geographical regions. Searching is
also available by historical and
personal events (such as marriage,
travel, and death of parent).

Coming soon!
Watch for the Wright
American Fiction Project
This is an online collection that
will eventually include practically
every novel published in the U.S. from
1851 to 1875. Almost 3,000 volumes
have been digitized so far. Many are
fully edited and available for search-
ing and browsing, using the digital
page images.
In addition, UF Libraries are a
leading participant in a statewide
initiative to digitize materials from
university library collections in
Florida, called the PALMM Project.

PALMM is an ongoing cooperative
initiative of the public universities of
Florida to provide free digital access
to important source materials for
research and scholarship. PALMM is
an acronym for Publication of
Archival, Library & Museum
Materials. PALMM projects range in
topic from geology to children's litera-
ture, in format from books to photo-
graphs to antique maps. Patrons may
search in the UF online catalog for
any of the items in these collections,
or go to the collection Web sites and
search there. Most items are available
both in html and pdf format for better
(Continued on page 7)

viewing and printing, respectively.
The largest projects so far are the
Florida Heritage Collection and the
Linking Florida's Natural Heritage
Collection (LFNH). Publications of the
Florida Geological Survey and many
early publications on Florida agricul-
ture and engineering are already
included in LFNH, and thus now listed
in our catalog with the links to the
actual materials.
Find e-books by clicking on the
e-books Web page on the libraries'
home page. The libraries' catalog also
includes links to books in NetLibrary,
Early English Books Online, PALMM,
and some other collections.
An electronic book must be read
using either a computer or a special
reading device. Most e-book users will
simply use their personal computer
for accessing, reading, studying and
printing excerpts from e-books.
However, there is a growing demand
for a more portable option such as one
of the Gemstar readers, SoftBook,
Everybook, or eBookMan, and most
PDAs offer e-book reader software.

Shelley Arlen
Jimmie Lundgren
Alice Primack

UF Libraries

Ask Us!


Pry ad cc wh t
and related leggi slto

The University of Florida
Libraries have long adhered to the
principle and tradition of protecting
the privacy of library patrons and
maintaining the confidentiality of
library records as provided under
Section 257.261 of the Florida
Statutes and affirmed by the
American Library Association's
Code of Ethics. UF's library manage-
ment systems are constructed so
that information about the materials
an individual borrows is destroyed
when the materials are returned.
Staff will not disclose information
about library patrons or the library
materials they are using except:

* to the library patron him/herself;
* to library staff to provide
necessary service to the patron;
* to any other entity only as
required by law.

Following the September 11,
2001 attacks, the federal government
received greatly expanded authority
for surveillance and access to
records (including library records).
PL 107.56, the USA PATRIOT Act
(The Uniting and Strengthening
America by Providing Appropriate
Tools Required to Intercept and
Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001) and
related legislation amend 15 federal
statutes and override state library
confidentiality laws protecting
library records. It allows the FBI to
obtain a search warrant for "any
tangible thing" and to compel the
library to produce library circulation
records, Internet use records and
registration information stored in
any medium. The Act does not

require the agent to demonstrate
"probable cause" to obtain records,
and it prohibits the library from dis-
closing that records were produced
as the result of a search warrant.
The libraries have reviewed and
revised policies and procedures to
comply with changes in the law. If
library staff are approached by a
federal law enforcement or govern-
ment official and asked for informa-
tion about patrons or about library
materials or computer information
they have borrowed or used, the staff
member will request identification
and refer the person to the Office of
the Director of Libraries (or on
nights or weekends to the University
Police Department). The Director will
respond, working under guidelines of
and in concert with the Office of the
General Counsel of the university.
To reflect policy and procedure
changes resulting from changes in
the law, the library Privacy Policy
html) has been revised and updat-
ed, and a notice concerning privacy
and compliance with the law now
appears on all library computers
when patrons log on.
For additional information,
consult the Web page on Anti-
Terrorism, Homeland Security, and
Related Issues developed by the
Association of Research Libraries -
Carol Turner
Associate Director for Public Services

Library News 1 Page 7

Electronic thesis or dissertation (ETDs)

W hat exactly is an ETD?
Could it be a new strain of
S influenza? Have you heard of
extra-terrestrial dementia? Not
another recently discovered disease...
An electronic thesis or disserta-
tion, ETD, provides a technologically
advanced medium for presenting
research documents. An ETD is the
electronic version of the paper thesis
or dissertation. The content can still
include figures, tables, footnotes and
references. It has a title page with the
author's name, the official name of
the university, the degree sought and
the names of the committee mem-
bers. An ETD also documents the
author's years of academic commit-
ment, and it describes why the work
was done, how the research relates to
previous work as recorded in the lit-
erature, the research methods used,
the results, the interpretation and
discussion of the results, and a
summary with conclusions.
The ETD can be prepared using
nearly any word processor or docu-
ment preparation system and easily
accommodates links to relevant mul-
timedia objects. In contrast to the
traditional paper version, ETDs are
less expensive to prepare thereby
eliminating the need for multiple
copies of a thesis or dissertation on
100 percent cotton bond paper. In
addition, they consume virtually no
library shelf space, never collect dust,
and they are available to anyone who
can browse the Web.
At the UF Graduate Council's
meeting in October 2000, the Council
authorized requiring electronic the-
ses and dissertations from all gradu-
ate students who enter the university

in the fall 2001 and after. The policy
aims to encourage wide dissemina-
tion ofUF graduate research on the
Web. Since the fall of 2001 require-
ment, the UF Libraries have
processed 774 ETDs, which are
accessible online at
The ETD process is a collabora-
tive, coordinated effort on the UF
campus, involving the Graduate
School, the Libraries, the Center for
Instructional and Research
Computing Activities and the Florida
Center for Library Automation. Our
campus ETD efforts are likewise
underway at universities around
the world.
UF has been a member of the
Networked Digital Library of Theses
and Dissertations (NDLTD) since
1997. The NDLTD's goal is to improve
graduate education worldwide by
developing accessible digital libraries
of theses and dissertations. The
NDLTD, which can be found online at
http://www.ndltd.org/, is comprised
of 185 members, which includes 161
member universities, of which 6 are
consortia, and 24 institutions. The
main objectives of the NDLTD mem-
bers are to improve graduate educa-
tion by allowing students to produce
electronic documents, use digital
libraries, and understand issues in
publishing; to increase the availabili-
ty of student research for scholars
and to preserve it electronically; to
lower the cost of submitting and
handling theses and dissertations; to
empower students to convey a richer
message through the use of multime-
dia and hypermedia technologies; to
empower universities to unlock their

information resources; and to
advance digital library technology.
UF's electronic dissertations are
also included in the UMI Proquest
Dissertation Abstracts Database at
aboutcresearch. UMI's ProQuest
Digital Dissertations is a digital
library of dissertations and theses
submitted to UMI for publication.
Current Research is one part of the
ProQuest Digital Dissertations initia-
tive that accepts new dissertations
and theses submitted in digital for-
mat, digitizes new titles submitted in
paper and converts them to Adobe
Acrobat' PDF format, and provides
access to the Dissertation Abstracts
database through the Web. The site
allows users to preview the first 24
pages of each title (from 1996 on)
and delivers full-text digital copies
through the Web for free to author-
ized users for their own school's, and
all others are available for purchase
(from 1996 on).
At the state level, the Florida
Center for Library Automation is
committed to building the technical
infrastructure to provide a digital
archive for UF's electronic theses and
dissertations as well as those of the
other state universities in Florida. As
part of that development, a database
of ETDs from throughout Florida will
be developed.
The UF ETD collection begins the
process of redefining how our univer-
sity research is archived, distributed
and integrated into the greater body
of scholarship in the Internet world.
Martha Hruska
Associate Directorfor Technical Services
and Mandelyn Hutcherson

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Dr. William Mendenhall Statistics Exhibit
September 1-30, 2003
Marston Science Library
The exhibit features the statistics books written by
professor emeritus Dr. William Mendenhall. Mendenhall was
the first chair of the Statistics Department at the University
of Florida, from 1963 until 1977. He is well known as one of
the most prolific textbook authors in statistics. Dr.
Mendenhall recently donated copies of his collection to the
George A. Smathers Libraries.

University Archives Sesquicentennial Exhibit
"Gator Life: An exploration of student culture at the
University of Florida from 1853 to the present"
October 1 through December, 2003
Smathers Library (East) Special Collections Exhibit
Area 2nd floor
Special attention will be given to the university's prede-
cessor institutions, the East Florida Seminary and the
Florida Agricultural College. There will also be exhibit cases
on dorm life, haunts and hangouts, campus politics, student
activism, and other extracurricular topics. The student as a
student will also be explored. The exhibit will include arti-
facts, photographs, posters and documents from the
UniversityArchives, prepared by Carl Van Ness, university
archivist. Marston Science Library and the Library West will
feature companion exhibits during October.

UF Libraries Seminar Series
Thursday, October 2,3:00-4:00 p.m.
Smathers Library Special Collections exhibit area
In conjunction with a reception for the Archives exhibit,
Carl Van Ness and English professor Kevin McCarthy will
discuss collaboration and research for their recently pub-
lished book, Honoring the Past, Shaping the Future.
McCarthy has published 29 books, including African
Americans at the University of Florida. He is the UF Alumni
Association's 13th Distinguished Alumni Professor.

Author Lecture and Reception
Sunday, October 26, 4:00 p.m.
Smathers Library Special Collections Research Room
Eliot Kleinberg, Florida author and reporter for the
Palm Beach Post, will speak about his latest book, Black
Cloud, The Great Florida Hurricane of 1928, a new narrative
history of the hurricane that devastated the Okeechobee
area. An autographing session will follow the talk. Kleinberg,
son of the storied Florida reporter, Howard Kleinberg, has
written or contributed to six books, all of them focusing on
Florida and Florida's history: Pioneers in Paradise, Florida
Fun Facts, Historical Traveler's Guide to Florida, Weird
Florida, War in Paradise, and Our Florida. He is a member of
the Florida, South Florida, and Palm Beach County histori-
cal societies. The program is sponsored by the Howe Society,
a support organization of the Department of Special and
Area Studies Collections.

UF Legal Information Center breaks ground for expansion

Construction has begun on the expansion of the
University of Florida Legal Information Center in
the Levin College of Law. Work started July 7th on
the $22 million dollar plus renovation and expansion,
which will almost double the size of the present facility.
Although it is currently among the three largest academic
law libraries in the Southeast, the growth and expansion of
the collection had reached the point where it had outgrown
the existing facility. This was reinforced during American
Bar Association (ABA) accreditation inspections when
ABA representatives noted that the facility lacked adequate

quality space. At the completion of the project, estimated
to be in March of 2005, the library will equal or surpass
the law libraries at peer institutions in size, space quality
and technological capabilities.
A collaborative process was used in the planning and
design of the new facility, utilizing input from the UF
College of Architecture and soliciting feedback from the
college's faculty, staff, students and trustees; UF adminis-
tration; and the relevant UF campus-wide committees
that review and comment on all building projects on cam-
pus. Funded by private support and supplemented with
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New [Y I( 4- Ifacs ,1 nI eIw1 r o s ibiltI at the mI ] t1 l [r i

Paul S. Losch
will be handling all
the daily manage-
ment of the Latin
Collection (LAC) in
his new position as
Operations Librarian. Losch, who has
been with the libraries since 2000,
first as senior technical assistant and
then as acting operations librarian,
has an extensive background in
Portuguese and Spanish. He lived in
Brazil for three years (1995-1997),
where he taught English as a second
language at the Pan American School
of Bahia. This summer he went back
to Rio de Janeiro for three weeks to
help the Library of Congress with its
"Popular Groups" collection. For the
past twenty years, the Library of
Congress has been microfilming
newsletters and pamphlets produced
by political parties and social action
groups in Brazil. Losch organized and
prepared the most recent acquisitions
for filming. His wife, Joelma, born and
raised in Brazil, and their son William,
accompanied him on the trip. Back
here in Florida, they all attended
Losch's master's of library science
graduation ceremony at Florida State
University on August 2, 2003.
Losch takes up his duties at a time
of transition in the Latin American
Collection. The LAC reading room will
probably experience additional traffic
this year when Library West closes for
renovation and students begin search-
ing for other study spaces. Some staff
from Library West will also be trans-
ferring their offices over to LAC.
Besides running the collection's daily
public and technical services, Losch

has plans to update the Latin
American Web pages and continues
his work as an indexer for the
Hispanic American Periodicals Index
"Paul has deep ties to Latin
America)' notes Richard Phillips, Head
of the Latin American Collection, "and
brings excellent language skills and
computer interests to this position."
James Cusick
Department of Special and
Area Studies (C.' i .. ,,I ,

The Smathers Libraries would like
to welcome two new librarians to the
Humanities and Social Science Services
(H&SSS) reference department. Paul
Victor and Marina Salcedo have both
recently joined the department as
tenure track faculty members at the
assistant librarian level.

Victor holds a
master's degree in
library and infor-
mation science
from the University
of Pittsburgh and a
master's degree in
medieval studies
from the University
of Connecticut. He also holds a bache-
lor's degree in English from Western
Connecticut State University and a
graduate teaching certificate in
English secondary education. Victor
has a strong interest in teaching and
instruction and has spent time as a
high school English teacher and a
personal trainer.

Salcedo holds
a master's degree
in library studies
from Florida State
University as well
as a bachelor's
degree in cultural
anthropology and
a certificate in
Latin American Studies from the
University of Florida. Salcedo spent
time as the head librarian at Florida
State University's Panama Library in
the Republic of Panama and is bi-
lingual (English and Spanish). She has
prior experience working in the
Smathers Libraries where she served
as a library instruction student assis-
tant while pursuing her degree. She is
a member of the Beta Phi Mu
International Library and Information
Studies Honor Society.
Both Victor and Salcedo will assist
in providing reference services to the
UF community, participate in H&SSS
Reference collection management and
play a major role in the Library West
general library instruction program.
Patrick Reakes
Journalism and Communications Library

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Faculty may
borrow most
materials for up
to six months.

Most items are due
April 1 or October 1.

Julia Allen has
joined us as
Coordinator in the
Resource Services
Dept., Central
Bibliographic ml
Services Section. She
recently completed her master's degree
in information studies at FSU with
concentration in information architec-
ture. Her bachelor's degree was earned
at UF in anthropology with a minor in
philosophy. Her secondary education
was primarily in Italy, where her
mother was teaching.
Allen's face is not exactly new in
the libraries since she has worked with
us for the past year purchasing mono-
graphs in the Acquisitions Section
where her communication skills,
especially in foreign languages, were a
strong asset. Previously, she had
worked in the Legal Information Center
where she assisted in government
documents and cataloging activities.
In her new position Allen will be
working with Phek Su to find and
implement ever more effective and
efficient methods for acquiring and
cataloging information resources for
our users. She will work closely with
Resource Services managers and those
in Systems and the Digital Library
Center to optimize data loads,
management reports and workflows
for networked library information. She
will especially work to smooth our
path to new workflows and tools as we
begin using ALEPH, our new library
management system/catalog, next
spring. In the field of information
studies, Allen is interested in informa-
tion retrieval systems research. Her
outside interests include forensic
science, running, and foreign films.
Jimmie Lundgren
Resource Services

John R.
Nemmers has been
appointed the new
Technical and
Services Archivist
in the Department
of Special and Area
Studies Collections.
Nemmers comes to UF from the
Claude Pepper Library at FSU, where
he has been project archivist since
1998. Under Nemmers' direction,
much of the massive assemblage of
papers chronicling Pepper's political
career have been made available
online. Nemmers also worked with
the Florida Center for Library
Automation to establish state guide-
lines on how to create electronic
versions of manuscript finding aids.
He will now be applying his skills to
the wealth of twentieth century politi-
cal papers housed at UF.
"I am thrilled to be coming to
Special Collections," he said. "This
department stands out among special
collections and archives in the state,
and I feel privileged to be a part of it."
Nemmers' talents with Electronic
Archival Description (EAD) and Web
page design will be a boon for the
department, which has long wanted
to update and standardize the way it
presents manuscript material online.
His experience with processing large
collections, his computer skills, and
his familiarity with Florida history
"make him a perfect fit for this
department,' said Carl Van Ness, head
of the manuscripts section.
James Cusick
Department of Special and
Area Studies ( '11,, i. ,.'

Paul Kirk has
been appointed as
Librarian in
Marston Science
Library (MSL).
His chief responsi-
bilities are to
provide reference service and user
training and to select materials in the
subject area of geology. He has
already demonstrated important
contributions in all these areas during
the past three years when he served as
a visiting librarian at Marston. His
educational background includes a
master's degree in geology from the
University of South Carolina and
extensive studies towards a Ph.D. in
geochemistry from the University of
Florida. He is pursuing a master's
degree in library and information
science at the University of South
Florida. Kirk brings to the library
strong automation skills and great
enthusiasm for helping our users meet
their needs. Prior to coming to the
libraries, Paul worked to provide hard-
ware/software support in the office of
the Vice President for Health Affairs.
Jimmie Lundgren
Resource Services


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