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Table of Contents
    The changing role of libraries
        Page 1
    Libraries' web site features a new steamlines look
        Page 2
    New library catalog incorporates 'patron empowerment' features
        Page 3 (MULTIPLE)
    Libraries partner with faculty to provide course materials
        Page 4
    Focus on access to Library West materials
        Page 5
    What's new in electronic databases
        Page 6
        Page 7
    Finding books will be easier in new library building
        Page 8
    Ephemeral cities brings together elements of history in online exhibit
        Page 9
        Page 10
    Library West construction update
        Page 11
        Page 12
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George A. Smathers Libraries


Director's Update

The changing role of libraries

A welcome back to campus!
The campus is coming alive
again as students and facul-
ty return from summer break. This is
a very different year for us with one of
our major libraries closed, but library
staff are eager to meet the informa-
tion needs of returning scholars. You
will see a new "face" on our Web page.
We've tried to make it easier to navi-
gate so you can find exactly what you
are looking for. Please take a look and
let us know how we can improve it.
And we've added even more electron-
ic information to make your work
easier and faster.
All this change raises some ques-
tions. Where are libraries going? How
should university libraries relate to
their constituencies? Learning is
ubiquitous, taking place not only in
schools and libraries and museums,
but also in the workplace and at home
and in the community. Electronic
information allows libraries to
become an even more critical agency
in an evolving learning infrastructure
of social agencies that facilitate learn-
ing. The UF Libraries have partnered
with the Florida Museum of Natural
History to digitize herbarium collec-
tions, with UF faculty to digitize out-
of-print books that other faculty want
to use as texts, with other SUS

libraries and
archives to create
digital collections
of materials on
Florida history,
ecology, urban
development, etc. (see
html). In bringing together these
resources from so many university and
special libraries, archives, and muse-
ums, we are breaking down institution-
al barriers and trying to make learning
materials broadly purposed. Hopefully,
these developments will support cus-
tomized learning and enable learners
to locate the resources they need.
Libraries are changing from
collection-centered to learning-
centered institutions. We are encour-
aging staff to serve as partners with
faculty in information creation and
use. Utilizing the new course manage-
ment system software, librarians will
work with faculty to identify digitized
information for reserves, collateral
reading, and other course related
purposes. And reference librarians are
taking reference on the road to
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Americas, and to other heavily traf-
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picked areas. Utilizing wireless
technology, a laptop, and a new
mobile reference desk, these trailblaz-
ing librarians are assisting students
wherever they may be.
We are looking forward to an inter-
esting and challenging year that will
include even more ways to create
seamless library services. Please let
us know how we can assist you in
getting your academic work done.
Dale Canelas
Director of University Libraries

Faculty Services

Guide debuts

A new Faculty Services Guide
Web page http://www.uflib.ufl.
edu/ps/faculty provides links to
resources and services frequently
used by faculty. The guide was
produced by one of three new
library task forces (focusing on
faculty, graduate students, and
undergraduates) that have been
charged to address issues relating to
campus awareness of library
resources and services.
The task force focusing on faculty
is being chaired by Carol Drum
(cdrum@ufl.edu, 392-2759), head of
Marston Science Library. She and
committee colleagues, Peter McKay,
Pat Reakes, and Colleen Seale, will be
talking with individuals and groups
and conducting surveys about how to
ensure that library users and non-
users have current and accurate
information about what is available
and how to access it. Your sugges-
tions, comments, and questions are

Carol Turner
Director for Public Services

Libraries' Web site features

a new streamlined look

The UF Libraries unveiled a new look to its Web site on August 6,
2004. The new design is a result of meetings with librarians, library staff,
and students. The design is consistent with the new university Web site
design, is more streamlined, and intended to direct users more easily to
the page they are seeking. The design also allows more flexibility to incor-
porate future suggestions from the library undergraduate, graduate, and
faculty taskforces.
The new design allows users to navigate more freely throughout the Web
site. Global access to the catalog and online databases to ask a question,
determine library hours, place online requests, and log on remotely to
library services are now available from almost every page. The home page
offers a new "Find"category to allow direct navigation to links for library
materials such as books, journals, articles, databases, subject guides, and
research tips. The new "Contact Us" category gives direct access to library
telephone numbers and email addresses. A new site map gives the user an
"exploded" view of the home page, offering an even more comprehensive
navigational scheme.
Look for more features in the future. For example, the coming MetaLib
service will provide simultaneous access to numerous databases and the
libraries' catalog. The new electronic course reserve pages will provide added
functionality. The new "Faculty Services" section will bring together informa-
tion on what the library can offer for the university faculty.

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New library catalog incorporates

"patron empowerment" features

new Online Public Access Catalog
(OPAC) was unveiled over the
summer by the University of
Florida Libraries, and the change
means more to library patrons than a
different look. The system offers new
functionality, with added benefits for
both the novice and experienced user.
Among the new capabilities of the
system are "patron empowerment"
features, which allow library patrons
to sign in to the system and do a num-
ber of things they were unable to do in
the old LUIS or WebLUIS systems.
These new features include accessing
your personal account information to
view a list of items checked out or

overdue items, renewing library mate-
rials directly from the catalog, display-
ing information regarding the status
of recalls and hold requests submit-
ted, changing the account password,
viewing proxy (formerly deputy) bor-
rower activity, and customizing how
search results appear when signed in.
In addition, there are several
features that will be very beneficial to
more advanced searchers, such as fac-
ulty and graduate students, who often
work on long-term research projects.
When signed in to a personal account,
full bibliographic records chosen from
the results list can be saved to an
"E-Shelf" and persistent search

queries that the user may want to
re-run later can be saved to a "Saved
Searches" location. Both the records
and searches are saved permanently
on a server and not merely saved in
the local location, so they are available
indefinitely until deleted by the
account holder.
For more information about the
new library catalog or other library
resources or services, contact the
library subject specialist for your area
(see list at http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/
selects.html) or a librarian at any of
the library locations on campus.
Patrick Reakes
Journalism & Communications Library

Librarians take reference on the road

he UF Libraries launched a new
service during the Summer B
semester called the "Information
Station." The Information Station is a
mobile reference and information
booth equipped with a wireless tablet
PC that is moving around campus to
provide students, faculty, and staff
with answers to their questions.
During the pilot phase the station was
located in three major locations,
Turlington Plaza, Plaza of the
Americas, and Little Hall/Carlton
Auditorium area. The station was
staffed by several librarians from the
Humanities and Social Sciences
Reference department. A variety of
questions were asked, ranging from
where a building was located to ques-
tions about the Library West construc-
tion and the retrieval of books from
its collection. The Information Station
will continue to move around campus
during the fall semester helping
students adjust to the changes the

library has undergone, such as the new
library home page and catalog. Watch

for the Information Station in your
area of campus this fall.
Marina Salcedo
Humanities & Social Sciences Reference

Library News ) Page 3

he University of Florida
Libraries provide traditional
and electronic course reserve
services to support teaching activities
at the university. Electronic reserves
allow students and faculty to access
online materials 24/7 from anywhere.
Instructors can enjoy the convenience
of faxing documents, such as class
notes, exams, syllabi, homework, over-
heads, and student papers, directly to
the system. It is also easy to link to
online library resources, including
electronic journals and articles in
databases such as JSTOR, Academic
Search Premier, Science Direct and
others. Traditional reserve materials
such as books or videos are cross-
listed in the electronic reserve system,
providing students a convenient list of
all assignments and allowing them to
check the availability of an item
before coming to the library circula-
tion desk.
Library E-Reserves also work well
with courseware such as WebCT,
making it easy to integrate reserve
readings into a course Web site. Recent
upgrades in the software allow stu-
dents to navigate easily to documents
and back to their course pages without
re-authenticating. Students who access
readings from off campus or inde-
pendently of courseware can authenti-

cate through the UF Virtual Private
Network. Although the new system
was just fully implemented this past
spring, by the end of summer term
there were over 500 faculty accounts,
295 active courses, 167 archived
courses, and almost 4,300 documents.
Librarians will be working with
academic technology staff to integrate
electronic reserves information into
WebCT instruction for faculty.
Only materials that are in compli-
ance with copyright law and library
policy may be placed on reserve. Fair
Use provisions of the copyright law
allow reproduction and distribution of
copyrighted materials on a limited
basis for the purposes of teaching,
scholarship, or research. A reasonable
interpretation of the law is one article
per issue of a journal and one chapter
of a book, whichever is greater. Use
beyond this allowance requires per-
mission and usually payment of copy-
right royalty fees to the publisher. The
Smathers Libraries will pay copyright
royalty fees that are not excessive in
dollars or number. If a publisher
declines the use of their materials, we
must remove the document from the
system. We have not been successful
in seeking permission to use a book;
if more than one chapter is needed
or use of the reading will continue

from semester to semester, we will
attempt to purchase the item for the
library collection and place it on
traditional reserve.
Please contact us for course
account creation before the start of
the semester. In order to make course
reserve materials available to your
students in a timely manner, please
submit your requests as early as pos-
sible. We often must recall items from
other users. All photocopies of journal
articles or single book chapters must
have the complete citation imprinted
or clearly written on them. Each jour-
nal title or single book chapter must
be submitted with a photocopy of the
publisher's copyright statement.
Please remember to submit a signed
Copyright Compliance Statement for
your own work and secure permission
for any student work that is on
reserve. You are encouraged to visit
the Course Reserves site at
http://eres.uflib.ufl.edu/. The
Instructor Guide at the site provides
detailed information on getting an
account and using the service. For
more information, e-mail
Lori Driscoll
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Page 4 ) Library News

Libraries partner with faculty to provide course materials
when and where students need them

Focus on

Access to Library West materials

With the renovation oft
Library, W\\st, the main
:,llction \\ is imoll to t the
neriw Auxiliary Librari Facilitvy i ALF 1
Miatc ial housed at ALF includes the
book and bound periodical collec-
ti ons previously held at Librarv \Wst,
some d,,cuLments from Libirar -\\t,
anid the bulk otf thi e m icr. trm oIll c-ic
tion ll (xlud in sciome Florida ne \\spia-
pers held at Mlarst,.,n Sciencec
Libra rv I. These mate rials,h,:,'e v cc
arc still availJbl thri:ugh the requestL
teatLlur of the online library catalog .
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ble ;r 6 :icatin request d i items Jaind
sending them to the Marston Science
Library (MSL) for pick-up. If a
request is submitted by noon on one
day, it will be available for pick-up at
MSL by noon the next day.

To access the request feature:
* Sign-in to your account from the
Library home page>>Find>>UF
Libraries Catalog>>sign-in
* Enter your UF ID number (e.g.
9999-9999) or 14-digit barcode
number found on your Gator 1
* Enter your PIN in the Verification
box and select "Go".

To search for an item and place a
* From the Basic Search
page>>Browse Organized
Lists>>enter the title>>click Go
* Select the correct item from the list
by clicking on the underlined title.
* This directs you to a list of items.

Library WCst items will display
"Rcquest Retrie\-l-\\'EST BOOK"
in the lokca tion field. Sclct b-
clicking on the underlined location
* If thee is an Lunldrlined "Rcquest"
link.click on it to request the item.
if there is no link, this item must
be lvequjested USlng aln Jlte lanate
form Pleasc the S th instrLlctions
for th,:ose items below.
* The ne\t screen is lthe "Hold
Request"p 'ae if the item is a pteri-
,dical. indicate the additiona-l
Int 'rmati'on No other i nfIriiati'nl
IS needed f,,r mnr'4phs
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For microforms or other items
with no underlined "Request" link,
use the alternate request form. To
access the form and submit the
request, follow these steps:
* If there is no underlined "Request"
link, scroll to the top of the
Holdings screen and select "Online
Requests" from the orange menu
bar at the top of the screen.
* This opens a new window,"Online
Request Forms". Select "George A.
Smathers Libraries Forms".
* This will display the various online
requests. Select "Library West" or
"Storage" Items.
* This will open a "Retrieval Help"
window. Select the blue "Retrieval
Form" link from the second arrow.
* The retrieval form will now
display. Instructions for complet-
ing the form are available by
selecting "See Instructions".

To check the status :t' \our account:
* From the Basic Scarch page
Y ou Acc'ount
* Displays number of actilv holds
and loans Click on the undrrlined
links folr more Imntrmatioln.

Thee examples represent tilhe
majority of the requests that are
recci\'ed by the libraries taff do
their best t1:1 till requests as qLuikl as
p.:ssible, but the i are times when
items are notC .:na the shelves, despite
the fact that the catalog indicates the
item is avalable In these cases, stall
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For assistance at any stage of the
* From the Library Home
This displays a comprehensive
list of help topics, including staff
phone numbers and e-mail
addresses and online reference
* For search assistance, from the
Basic Search page>>Search Help
* For specific retrieval questions,
contact the Information Desk at
MSL (392-2836)
* For further assistance, contact an
Information Desk at any of the
campus libraries:
From the Library Home
page>>Contact Us>>Public
Service Telephone Numbers
From the Basic Search
page>>Ask a Librarian
Ben Walker
Access Services

Library News f Page 5

What's new in electronic databases

Within the next few weeks
several new online databas-
es will be available to the UF
community. For updates, check the
"Library News and Updates" link from
the UF Libraries home page:

U.S. Serial Set Online
Described as "the single most
valuable collection of American his-
torical documents in existence"' the
US. Serial Set is a collection of 180
years of congressional publications
published between 1789 and 1969.
The documents capture every aspect
of American life, from farming and
westward expansion to scientific
exploration and manufacturing.
Now available online, over 325,000
documents include committee reports
on public and private legislation,
House and Senate journals, investiga-
tive documents, directories, rule man-
uals, and histories of Congress and the
Capitol. The legislative reports are
particularly revealing in that they
offer insight into the intent of laws
enacted by Congress. Access to the
print collection has been hampered by
incomplete finding aids, but the online
version, with its numerous keyword
and format search capabilities, makes
it easy to locate information. Other
sources in the Serial Set are executive
agency and departmental reports, and
nongovernmental publications
(reprints from newspapers, journals,
and other sources). When the data-
base is completed in December 2005,
it will access over 11 million pages,
including the American State Papers
and all maps, illustrations, photos, and
lithographs found within the original

collection. The U.S. Serial Set Online
complements the LexisNexis
Congressional Database of fulltext
documents from 1970 to the present.

Eighteenth Century
Collections Online (ECCO)
With over 150,000 texts, ECCO is
an essential resource for the compre-
hensive study of the Age of Reason.
Every significant English-language
and foreign-language title printed in
the United Kingdom from 1701 to
1800, along with thousands of impor-
tant works from the Americas, is now
available online. The collection is
based on the English Short Title
Catalogue, and contains facsimiles of
works from the British Library,
Library of Congress, the Bodleian
Library, Harvard, and 11 other
research institutions. Offering multi-
ple fulltext search options to over 33
million pages, ECCO enables
researchers to study this century in
ways not possible until now.
The collection is presented in
seven subject areas: History and
Geography; Social Science and Fine
Arts; Medicine, Science, and
Technology; Literature and Language;
Religion and Philosophy; Law; and
Reference. A wealth of sources are
represented: ancient and contempo-
rary histories, accounts of voyages and
discoveries, gazetteers, military histo-
ries, maps, treatises on social reform
and politics, speeches/addresses,
songbooks, and works on art/architec-
ture, agriculture, natural philosophy,
and science. Other kinds of works
include dictionaries, grammars,
sermons, prayer books, ethical
debates, conduct books, legal tracts,
and appellants' cases. Within the next

few months, each individual title in
ECCO will be represented in the UF
Libraries' catalog.
Note: ECCO is cooperating with
the University of Michigan's Text
Creation Partnership to tag 10,000
selected texts with SMGL/XML encod-
ing to enable more sophisticated
searching. Researchers familiar with
Early English Books Online may
have already encountered SMGL/XML
texts and the strategies of enriched
searching provided.

American Periodical
Series Online
APS Online contains fullpage
images of over 1,400 American maga-
zines and journals from colonial days
to the beginning of the 20th century.
Early publications represented are
Benjamin Franklin's General
Magazine, Medical Repository
(America's first scientific journal), and
Thomas Paine's Pennsylvania
Magazine. The Golden age of
American periodicals in the 19th
century saw the serialization of
Harriet Beecher Stowes "Uncle Tom's
Cabin" in National Era, Edgar Allan
Poe's contributions to the Southern
Literary Messenger, and Margaret
Fuller's articles in The Dial.
Publications of the American Economic
Association and Proceedings of the
American Academy ofArts and
Sciences are among the early profes-
sional journals. Scribner's and
Lippincott's, and Ladies'Home Journal
are popular titles; Puck and McClure's
offer political and social commentary.
Presented as digitized images, the
database displays the original typog-
raphy, drawings, graphic elements,
and article layouts exactly as they

Page 6 ) Library News

were originally published. By the end
of 2004, records for the individual
journal titles will appear in the UF
Libraries' catalog.

Digitale Bibliothek Deutscher
Klassiker (DKV Online)
A virtual library of 11 centuries of
German literature, DKV contains over
15,000 selected literary and non-liter-
ary texts, letters, diaries, and registers.
It also provides an introduction to the
development of German as a modern
language. Extensive commentaries
accompany each text and complete
reproductions of the original texts are
available. These carefully edited
editions of major authors are text-

searchable, and both English and
German search screens are provided.
The Bibliothek Deutscher Klassiker
is regarded throughout the world as
the premier collection of German
writing, and the online version now
makes the collection accessible to a
wider audience. DKV Online includes
historical, political, philosophical,
theological, and art history texts.
The DKV Online home page
provides a short introduction to
the database.
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Finding books will be easier

in new library building

he renovation and expansion of
Library West, home to University
of Florida's Humanities and
Social Sciences collections, continues
with completion in early 2006. A
complex floor plan and the use of two
call number classification systems
(Dewey Decimal, or DDC, and
Library of Congress, or LC) presented
difficulties for patrons looking for
materials in the old building. The
new building has a simplified floor
plan, and reclassification with a sin-
gle scheme will further improve
access to library materials. The
library will reclassify and relabel all
books and periodicals to be housed
in Library West with an LC call num-
ber, facilitating the arrangement and
retrieval of materials.
In June, three librarians (Phek Su,
Priscilla Williams, and Dan Reboussin)
presented a poster titled "Automated
Reclassification in the 21st Century" at
the annual conference of the
American Library Association (ALA)
in Orlando. Their work outlined an
innovative approach to reclassification
that could likely be adapted for this
larger, more complex project. The pilot
project integrated the most useful
books formerly shelved separately as
biographies into the general collec-
tion. The process of collection review,
reclassification, and relabeling
employed the NOTIS (aka LUIS) data-
base, our library computer network,
laptop computers, and Excel spread-
sheets to reclassify and process more
than 10,000 volumes. About 1,600 vol-
umes were designated for storage and
1,200 volumes withdrawn after review
by collection managers.

Librarians Phek Su, Dan Reboussin and Priscilla Williams of the reclassification

Coordinating this library-wide
project required a team effort on
many fronts. To establish the required
workflow activities, the project team
consulted and involved key staff in
Technical Services, Access Services,
Public Services, Collection Manage-
ment, and Systems departments.
Collaboration was critical to the success
of the project and to meeting the firm
deadline of the closure of Library West.
The ALA presentation highlighted the
purpose, scope, planning, and imple-
mentation of the project. "Lessons
learned" and recommendations were
instructive for other libraries consider-
ing applying new technologies to
reclassification projects.
The library has already applied
the lessons learned during this project
in other efforts as we shifted collec-
tions to allow construction to move

forward last winter. For example, we
used the same techniques to reclassify
and relabel over 20,000 additional
volumes in the Dewey 900 class,
bringing together books on similar
history topics that previously were
shelved on different floors or even in
different buildings. Several collection
management librarians individually
reviewed five to ten thousand volumes
in this area, while over twenty techni-
cal services staff pooled their efforts
to finish the project in record time.
Thanks for this efficiency are due
largely to the innovative procedures
developed for the biographies reclassi-
fication. Library users will benefit
from these efforts by finding books
and periodicals much more easily in
the renovated Library West once it
reopens in 2006.
Dan Reboussin
African Studies ('/. i.. I ,i

Library News 1 Page 8

Ephemeral Cities

brings together elements

of history in online exhibit

Let me tellyou a story. When I
moved to Gainesville, an elderly
ginlcI1i, would grab me on my
nightly walks around the neighbor-
hood that once had been the
University of Florida' campus. He
would hold me by the elbow and
guide me from block to block as
though I might have been child.
In front of each house, he'd shuffle
to a stop. "Miss Emma lived here
when I was a boy"he might say. "She
was an upright woman. Would boll-
up peas, she, herself had planted."
He'd gi, I~ .' -u a breath as if
tasting history. Then, he'd quietly
add, "Don'tya know, her husband,
Jimmie, was a no account..." And,
of course, I didn't know.
The marvel of those walks, night
after night traveling the same blocks,
was that the stories were never the
same, never repeated. Each night, he
would bring the neighborhood's
characters back to life in a sequence
spread like peanut butter over time.
Heraclitus, the Greek philoso-
pher, might have characterized the
equation of change over time as an
ever-changing river. The old man
chose a more southern idiom.
"Lord,"he said, "don't wait for
no mastah! Why, I'll be gone,
myself, tahmarah ..."he interject-
ed, "if it I'V c'l for memory." One
could hardly say if he was fearful of
Alzheimer's, or, haunted by ghosts,
or, preparing his journey by impart-
ing his memories to me.
Erich Kesse
Head, DigitalLibrary Center

E .hfmcia te:11 Cii['. ings tiethe
these random elements of his-
tory onto a series of detailed
historical maps, layered one atop the
other in an Internet accessible geo-
graphic information system (GIS).
Funded by the Institute for Museum
and Library Services (IMLS), it is a
"national leadership" project, demon-
strating the use of maps in navigating
archival, library, and museum
resources. The project, led by the
University of Florida, partners more
than 10 cultural institutions and
invites public participation.
The project targets three Florida
cities: Gainesville, Key West, and
Tampa; but it will eventually grow to
encompass resources from throughout
Florida and, likely, beyond. This initial
phase examines change from 1890
through 1910: a relatively restful peri-
od of Florida history between the fitful
starts of railroad expansion before
1890 and the land development boom
of the 1920s. Subsequent phases will
reach beyond these dates. Of the
resources targeted (texts, maps and
photographs documenting history and
cultural artifacts; agricultural sciences

,nJd 1 ':II! Ium spI cmn I !lgc ,l infor-
m:ti,:in, census and civil data; litera-
t lue : nd the arts), many are already
:i N!ill ble in the PALMM Collections
(http://palmm.fcla.edu/) and other
digital libraries.
Digitization of these resources is
somewhat incidental to the project's
primary goal: development of systems
that eventually will power advanced
geographic and temporal searches
across the Internet. Ephemeral Cities
uses highly detailed PALMM
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps of
Florida as the base-map layers of the
GIS. And, new text systems dig into
documentary sources to link informa-
tion about people and named things to
specific places at specific times. The
product is being designed to facilitate
research, data collection, and proximity
studies, leaving the researcher more
time to analyze and interpret results.
Test launch of the Ephemeral
Cities interface is anticipated in the
first quarter of 2005. Until then, more
information about the project may be
found on its participants' page:

Library News ) Page 9

Shelley Arlen Chelsea Dinsmore is
appointed chair of new international
Collection Management documents librarian

Shelley Arlen has .- 7'
been appointed chair
of the Collection
Department. A UF
librarian since 1994,
she previously
worked as reference
librarian for the Humanities/Social
Sciences Services Department, and is
selector for U.S. and British history.
She has been a member of the
Collection Management department
for two years.
Prior to coming to UF, she was
head of reference at the University of
Oklahoma. Her other Oklahoma
experience includes special collec-
tions photographic archivist, human-
ities librarian, head of acquisitions,
and coordinator for collection devel-
With three master's degrees in
library science, anthropology, and
English, her research interests are
interdisciplinary. Much of her work
builds on her book, The Cambridge
Ritualists: An Annotated Bibliography
of the works by and aboutJane Ellen
Harrison, Gilbert Murray, Francis M.
Cornford, and Arthur Bernard Cook.
The Cambridge Ritualists were classi-
cal scholars during the early 1900s
who used anthropological methods to
analyze myth and literature. Her arti-
cle on Jane Ellen Harrison, "'For Love
of an Idea:' Jane Ellen Harrison,
heretic and humanist," published in
Women's History Review, is available
online: http://www.triangle.co.uk/

Chelsea Dinsmore
is the new interna-
tional documents
librarian. The
Documents depart-
ment is located on the
first level of Marston
Science Library.
Chelsea will maintain
and increase access to the documents
of international organizations, seek to
increase the university community's
awareness of this extensive group of
resources, and provide reference
services to users.
She holds a master's degree in
library and information science from
the University of Texas at Austin, as
well as a master's degree in history
from the University of Florida. She
earned her bachelor's degree from New
College. She spent the last five years at
the Harry Ransom Humanities
Research Center in Austin, first in the
manuscripts and archives department
and then as the technical librarian.
Prior to attending library school,
she worked on various UF database
projects including the Florida
Agricultural Information Retrieval
System (FAIRS) and the National
Food Safety project. Her interests
include immigration issues, food
history, cookery, and tennis.

discover the libraries'
best-kept little secret

smathers library (east)
1st floor

mon-wed 1Oam-4pm
thur-fri 1 Oam-i pm

Tara Cataldo
appointed biology and
life sciences selector
and subject specialist

Tara Cataldo
has been appointed
the new selector and
subject specialist
for biology and life
sciences in Marston
Science Library. She
intends to work at
building relationships with depart-
ments in this area to better hone the
libraries' collection.
In addition, Tara will be answer-
ing reference question at the
Marston reference desk, through
RefeXpress, and e-mail. She will also
participate in library instruction and
plans to build online instruction in
the future.
Tara has spent the past five years
working in the UF Health Science
Center Libraries' reference depart-
ment. She holds a master's degree in
library and information science from
the University of South Florida and a
bachelor's degree in biology and
marine science from the University
of Tampa.

Smothers library


Library News 1 Page 10

Library West construction update

Simultaneous concrete work and demolition have been in
progress for the past several months at Library West

The simultaneous interior demolition of the existing
Library West building and the construction of the addition
are continuing on schedule. Concrete for the sturdy second
floor that will hold compact shelving is being formed and
put in place. Conduit for electrical and fire systems is
installed in the existing building. Skylights have been

UF student Brian Peace reads from the pages of President
Bernard Machen's faculty reading initiative book, Why are
all the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?And
Other Conversations About Race by Dr. Beverly D. Tatum.
The entire book is posted on the construction fence around
Library West facing the Plaza of the Americas. The starting
point is near Newell Drive and continues around to the east
side of the building. Copies of the book have also been
placed on reserve in various libraries.

Looking down on the concrete forms that will create a sturdy
second floor to hold compact shelving

installed on the sixth floor. The underground utilities work
on Newell Drive has been completed and the road reopened.
For current photos and further information see the
construction Web site: http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/pio/

Special Collections exhibits
Inauguration Exhibit and Lecture gs
The presidents of the lDisoer
University of Florida rIoivAfTY FLoR ID
Photographs and memorabilia from Andrew Sledd to Bernard
Machen on display September 9-11
Smathers Library second floor exhibit gallery lobby

Carl Van Ness, university archivist, will present
Andrew Sledd and the beginnings of a modern university
Thursday, September 9, 1:30-2:00 p.m. in the Smathers Library
second floor Special Collections Research Room
Light refreshments will be served

Early Botany Illustrated
Rare books from the Department of
Special and Area Studies Collections
on display through September 10 in
the Smathers Library second floor
exhibit gallery


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