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Table of Contents
    Welcome from the director
        Page 1
    Library West reopens
        Page 2
        Page 3
    The Information Commonds in Library West
        Page 4
        Page 5
        Page 6
        Page 7
    Spotlight on faculty/librarian collaboration
        Page 8
    New titles lists to be available
        Page 9
        Page 10
        Page 11
        Page 12
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George A. Smathers Libraries


A s each academic year begins, there
is a sense of reinvigoration and
renewal on campus. Returning faculty and
students make the campus feel lively, and
expectancy reigns as plans for the new
year are put into place.

The good news
The good news is that the university
has been able to increase the libraries'
resources allocations so that we will not
have to cut journals this year. We would
like to say a special thanks not only to the
president and provost, but also to those
faculty who helped us identify the cuts
that would be least disruptive to their
work. We have not had to cut journals
since 1991 and we are very happy to
keep that streak going!

Not your father's library
We look forward to the exciting
possibilities of the renovated and
expanded Library West. The reopening
makes possible greater access to the
university's humanities and social science
collections, and offers private study
rooms for faculty and graduate students.
But we can do a lot more. For the first
time, we can provide group study rooms
for joint assignments and a study floor
designed especially for graduate students.
Tripling the space for study seats has
allowed the libraries to separate noisy,
interactive areas from those designed for
quiet study and to provide a variety of
study seats at carrels, tables and booths.
Expanded space for public computers has

made possible the
addition of high end
computing facilities
that will support
Digital World
assignments. A cafe
will provide coffee
and snacks for those
spending long hours in the library.
Lap-top check-out and wireless Internet
access make it possible for students
to work with electronic information
anywhere in the building.

Library without walls
But while working on the new Library
West, we haven't forgotten the electronic
library! Available to all of our users
24 X 7, our online resources are getting
more use than ever. Last year, UF users
did more than eleven million searches of
the online catalog and clicked through to
more than 300,000 full text items. Of our
70,000 journal subscriptions, 44,000 are
electronic and almost 300,000 books are
in electronic form all clickable through
the catalog. In 2005 the percentage of on-
campus catalog searches was 58.5%. In
2006, that dropped to 49.5% with 50.5%
of the searches coming from off-campus
- clearly people are integrating library
use into their work patterns wherever
they may be. Faculty and students also
did more than 3 million searches directly
on the electronic journals and databases
provided through the SUS consortium
and more than 6.4 million downloads
of full text information from journals

and databases licensed directly by UF's
libraries. These use numbers dwarf any
that libraries had in the "old days."As we
integrate increasing amounts of electronic
information into library services, use by
faculty and students is sky-rocketing. UF's
libraries are no longer bounded by walls.
Let us know what we can do to serve
you better. We are looking forward to a
busy and challenging year improving library
services for UF's academic programs.

Dale B. Canelas
Director of University Libraries

~ 2 Library West reopens

7 Hesham Monsef join staf;
Course reserves; Faculty
open house at Library West

8 Spotlight on faculty/
librarian collaboration

9 New titles lists; Keeping up
with technology; College of
Engineering seminars

10 Frank DiTrolio & Robert
Singerman retire

11 Martha Hruska & Robert
Shaddy depart UF

12 Library orientations;
Scavenger hunts


Welcome from the director

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The past few months have been spent
fine-tuning the building, re-stocking
the shelves, hooking up 139 public
computers, and readying the study spaces.
Come in and discover the vast collections,
special treasures and unique spaces housed
in 139,000 square feet on six floors.
The overall arrangement of collections
in Library West has improved. Installation
of compact shelving has provided us with
an opportunity to rethink the overall
layout to maximize user convenience.
For example, in response to feedback
from library users, all call numbers in the
circulating book collection are arranged
in one linear sequence, beginning on
the 1st floor and continuing up to the
third floor. All books and periodicals
are shelved according to the Library
of Congress Classification System. The
Judaica Collection will also be located in
Library West. The Library West collections
comprise humanities and social science
research collections that include books,
periodicals, videos, and microforms.
Did you know these interesting facts
about our compact shelving?

* Book capacity: 1.7 million volumes
* Number of shelves: 68,909 shelves
(lined end to end, they would stretch 39
miles, from Gainesville to Ocala)

* Weight: 634 tons (48 elephants)
* Length of rails: 1.2 miles
* Eighteen-wheelers transporting the
shelving: 55 truckloads, plus two truck
loads of book ends

Library West is your place for
learning, collaboration, and access to
information and knowledge.

Ben Walker
Assistant Chair, Access Services

Lori Driscoll
Chair, Access Services

Faculty study rooms

Library West has individually
assigned faculty study rooms that are
furnished with a desk, chair, and book-
shelf and that provide Internet access. The
assignment period is for one academic
year, beginning at the end of the first week
of classes during fall semester and ending
on the last day of the summer C semester.
Any current University of Florida faculty
member who is in social science or
humanities fields and who is at the rank of
assistant professor or above may apply for

a study. Priority will be given first to those
on sabbatical who are using the resources
of Library West and second to those at the
rank of assistant professor. The chair of
Access Services makes study assignments,
using a lottery if there are more applicants
than studies in the priority categories.
A waiting list will be maintained so
that studies relinquished early may be
Thirty-six faculty study rooms will
be assigned this fall. Apply online by
completing the form available at http://
html. This form is linked from both the
Online Requests page and the Faculty
Services page.
Carol Turner
Director for Public Services

Graduate study space

Library West has two kinds of new
facilities that support research and study
for graduate students.
First, the sixth floor is designated
for graduate students. The attractively
renovated floor is well-lit and appointed
with skylights and new furnishings.
It contains three group study rooms
(assigned at the circulation desk on the
second floor) and a variety of seating that
includes study carrels, tables and lounge
chairs. Lockers are available on the floor
and assigned at the circulation desk. Access
is via the elevator's Gator 1 card swipe.
Second, the renovated building has
84 graduate study rooms that contain a
desk, chair, shelving, and Internet access.
Graduate students desiring a study room
should apply online prior to the first
week of fall semester. Assignments are
made by the chair of Access Services at
the end of the first week of classes for fall
semester. Priority is given to currently
enrolled graduate students who are social
sciences or humanities majors completing
doctoral dissertations or master's theses.
Graduate students with disabilities will be
given special consideration. A waiting list
is maintained so that studies relinquished
during the year may be reassigned. The
assignment period ends on the last day
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of the summer C semester. Renewal of
graduate studies is not automatic and
reassignment is not guaranteed. Graduate
students must re-apply before each
fall semester. The online application is
available at the Online Requests page or
directly at http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/ps/
Carol Turner
Directorfor Public Services

Storage retrievals

With the return of materials to
Library West, it might be helpful to define
the collections that will be available at the
new library and those that will remain
in storage.
The following collections were
formerly only available via the request
mechanism in the online catalog. However,
they will now be publicly available and
located in Library West:

* Microfiche
* Microfilm
* Bound Periodicals
* Books with Library of Congress call
numbers (a letter or letters followed by a
series of numbers)

These items were formerly held
in Library East. They are now publicly
available and located in Library West:

* DVD and VHS formats
* Current (loose) periodicals

The collections that have always been
classified as "Storage" will remain in the
off-campus storage facility and will be
available for retrieval using the request
link in the online catalog. Prior to the
move back to Library West, certain titles
were selected to remain in storage. These
determinations were based on usage, but
all items will still be available within 24
hours, Monday through Friday, using the
retrieval service.

Ben Walker B
Assistant Chair, Access Services 4f

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Cost of Project
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Site prep, infrastructure, architect
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Architecture firm: Long & Associates
Interior design: Ross Barney +
Jankowski Architects
Construction management firm:
Biltmore Construction

Building Features
* Entire collection of bound volumes,
microforms, and VHS and DVD
videos is housed on compact, movable

Special study areas
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* 36 faculty studies
* 8 booths equipped with computers
* 6 booths equipped with video players
and monitors
* Wide array of individual seating at
carrels, tables, and lounge chairs
* Sixth floor is the designated graduate
student floor

* Building is wireless throughout
* 139 general-use computers including
18 computers with specialized software
in the digital media center area
* 8 digital microform readers
* 6 video monitors/players

Carol Turner
Director for Public Services

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The Information
Commons in
Library West:

Public workstations in
a collaborative work

The mission of the George A.
Smathers Libraries is to meet the
information needs of the University
of Florida community by serving as a
catalyst for research and discovery. The
burgeoning use of technology has had
a profound impact on the information-
seeking and research behavior of library
users. Library facilities are evolving from
collection-centered to learning-centered
institutions.A vital component of that
process is the development of an area
designed to foster collaborative learning in
a creative environment.
With the renovation of Library West,
the libraries designed an Information
Commons to match patron needs with
the latest resources and technologies.
Located on the third floor of Library
West, the Information Commons offers a
total of 130 workstations with the same
basic productivity software already
available in all of the campus libraries.
These Windows XP workstations provide
access to the Internet, library resources,
applications to create documents and
complete assignments (Microsoft Office),
and access to the WebCT Vista e-Learning
system. The new facility has areas set up
for quick access to information as well as
spaces that accommodate collaboration
with colleagues and classmates on
extensive projects.
In addition to basic productivity
software, some workstations in the
Information Commons include specialized
software and peripherals to enable web
development, conversion of documents
and photographs to digital formats, and
audio/video creation and editing. Eighteen
workstations in the Digital Media Center,
located at the east end of the third floor
are available on a first come, first serve
basis. Some media areas are available for
reservation, including:

* two ADA/media studios (Rooms 335
and 336) with adaptive technology,

* a group presentation area for users
to practice work they have created (NE
corner of the 3rd floor), and

* a media viewing/video-conferencing
room (Room 229).

Further details on the Library West
Information Commons, including
equipment, use, and reservation policies,
can be found at http://



Marilyn Ochoa
Humanitities and Social Sciences
Reference Librarian

Enhanced access to
library materials
in Library West

While the building was closed,
we took the opportunity to reclassify
40,000+ books and over 1,500 serials
from Dewey to Library of Congress
numbers. This completed the second
phase of the library's on-going efforts
to have all print materials re-classed in
to the Library of Congress Classification
System before the building reopened.
Previously, patrons had to deal with
dual classification systems that required
searching for items in separate shelving
areas in both the Dewey Decimal and the
Library of Congress classification system.
As a result, patrons had to spend much
more time locating all of the titles the
library owned in a particular subject.
Some benefits of using a single
classification system are:

* Patrons will no longer suffer the
inconvenience of searching for materials
in dual classification systems in two
areas of the library

* Patrons will need to spend less time
locating items in the library

* Patrons will be assured that they have
located all of the titles they need within
a subject in one area of the library

* Patrons will find it much easier to
browse by call number online as well as
in the stacks

The overall benefit to users of the
library is easier access and use of the
collections in the new library building.

PI iscilla Williams
Associate Librarian, Head,
Authorities and Metadata
Quality Unit

New book shelving

New books in Library West will be
stored on the wood shelving which is
located near the circulation desk on the
second floor. New books will be kept on
these shelves for eight weeks, or until the
first circulation, at which time they will be
returned to the general collection. Each
new book will be marked with a label on
the spine indicating "New." Additionally,
these books will display in the catalog as
"New Book." These items will be available
for circulation for the same period as
other books.

Ben Walker
Assistant Chair, Access Services
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Microform readers

Eight new ST 200 digital microform
readers in Library West have replaced ''' 'I
the old machines that were available Io
prior to the building renovation. The e Ib
new equipment provides for viewing and
capture of information from microfilm,
microfiche, slides and opaque microcards Ws,
- all using the same machine. Readers may
use the equipment to zoom in, zoom out,
and enhance images for viewing using a PC
monitor. They can then scan the images to
capture them and make them available in
their desired output format printed on S -
one of the library printers, on a USB storage
device, burned on a CD, or temporarily
saved on the hard drive and sent to the user
via e-mail.
The new machines are located on the
third floor of Library West on a long counter behind the Research Assistance Desk. The
new machine is also available in Marston Science Library, the Documents Department,
and the Education Library. Library staff can assist new users, and there is an introductory
video available at each microform workstation.
Carol Turner
Director for Public Services

Library West Locations

1st Collections AC1-PG2640 General Study Facilities Management
Oversized Collection Group Study 142
Judaica Collection

2nd Collections PG2640-Z Checkout & Return General Study Access Services
DVDs & Videos Course Reserves Group Studies 219, 220, 222,
Information 223, 224, 225, 227, 228
Interlibrary Loan 229, 230
Library Instruction & Training Graduate Studies G201-G226
Rooms 211 & 212 Faculty Studies F201-F212

3rd Reference Collection Computer Access & Assistance General Study
Bound Journals Research Assistance Group Studies 335 and 336
Current Periodicals
Newspapers; Microforms

4th General Study Business Services
Group Studies 401, 405, Human Resources
415 & 417
Graduate Studies G401-G458
Faculty Studies F401-F424

5th Administration
Collection Management
Humanities and
Social Sciences Services

6th Graduate Reading Room
Graduate Group Studies
610, 612 & 613

Library News --' Page 5

Library West now offers a wide variety of study spaces,
130 public computers and compact shelving

Library News ~- Page 6

Why use library
course reserves?

* Insures that your assigned readings are
in compliance with U.S. Copyright Law.
* The libraries pay any required
copyright fees.
* Links to library-licensed journal
articles, etc. can be included.
* Library reserves staff can help by
scanning materials and creating links
for you.
* Materials not available online can be
placed in a campus library.

How does this work with WebCT?
You can link from your WebCT course
page to your Library Course Reserve
list. Use WebCT's unique functions (e.g.,
interactive quizzes, chat rooms, bulletin
boards) in tandem with lists of assigned
resources made available in Library
Course Reserves.
Training sessions on how to submit
materials for reserves will be held
throughout the semester.
For more information, please contact
the course reserves office: 273-2520;
eres@uflib.ufl.edu. Hours: Monday-
Thursday 8am-llpm; 8am-5pm Friday;
lpm-8pm Sunday. Hours will vary during

Faculty open house
at Library West

UF faculty are invited to a "thank you"
open house to celebrate the reopening of
Library West on Tuesday, August 22,2006
from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the first floor study
area to the left of the front door. Faculty
are invited to enjoy light refreshments and
take a self-guided tour the building.

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Hesham Monsef joins Documents Department

Hesham Monsef is the new spatial and numeric data librarian.
Hesham joins the Documents Department's Spatial Data Services Unit
headed by Joe Aufmuth, GIS librarian and assistant chair. Monsef will
work closely with Aufmuth in the selection, organization, delivery
and archiving of data collection to support the research needs of the
faculty and students. He will also serve as Aufmuth's back-up for
consultations with researchers who need expertise in the area of GIS
(Geographic Information Systems).
Hesham comes to us with an impressive scholastic background
in addition to extensive professional experience. He has a doctorate in remote sensing/
geology from the University of Florida and the Suez Canal University, Egypt (USA/Egypt
Channel System Program).
His area of expertise is remote sensing and GIS applications in geology and
environmental science, with field work in both Egypt and the United States. He has most
recently been working on projects such as the Red Sea Sustainable Development and
Improved Water Resources Management Project, USAID; the location of shallow aquifers
in North Sinai, Egypt; the construction of a fully automated geological map of Sinai; the
monitoring of unauthorized cultivated area in South Sinai using SPOT images; the locating
of flash flood risk zones in the Red Sea coast using TM-images: the development of an
ArcView interface with forest inventories; and the assessment of national wetland inventory
recognition of wetlands with hydrophetic vegetation, north Florida.Also, he is working on a
project near and dear to his heart funded by USAID to build democracy in the Middle East
entitled "Dissemination of Information on Democracy, Law and Political Science through
the Public Library System and Women's Centers in Egypt"'

Jan Swanbeck
Head, Documents Department

Library News -- Page 7



Quality pre-owned
books at low prices

Convenient Location:
UF Smathers Library
(East) 1st floor

Store reopens Aug. 24
Mon-Thurs 10am-3pm
Fri 10am-2pm
*Sale excludes specially priced
and promotional items

Would your students benefit from
a more in-depth familiarity with
the key literature in your field? If you
had an almost sure-fire way to increase
the quality of the scholarship contained
within the papers turned in to you, would
you use it? Do you want to ensure that
your students have access to the latest data
in your field? Of course you do.
Kendal Broad, associate professor
of sociology and women's studies, feels
the same way. Dr. Broad has asked
these questions and can testify that the
Smathers Libraries have many options
for ensuring her students have all the
information and data they require to
conduct the highest quality scholarship
possible.With the vast quantity
of resources now available online,
collaborating with library faculty and staff
to ensure that the information needed is
quickly and easily made accessible to your
students has never been more important.
During her seven years here, Dr.
Broad has worked closely with Dr. Carol
Ritzen Kem, the library bibliographer for
women's studies and gender research and
an affiliate faculty member in the center,
to ensure that her students are aware of
and know how to access the variety of
resources available in the field. At the
request of Dr. Broad, Dr. Kem creates
a presentation custom designed for

Drs. Kem and Broad review the list of online jour
Dr. Broad's students.
Library News '-- Page 8

each class. The presentations showcase
the range of resources available within
the library, including books, journals
and databases, which may be of value
to students for their assignments. In
addition, Dr. Kem explains to the students
how to access materials via the Internet,
including which online journals are
available in full text. The presentations
take place in the classroom or in a special
hands-on training room at the library.
Dr. Broad, who regularly teaches
undergraduate courses such as
Introduction to Lesbian and Gay Studies
and S., ; ,.I: of Gender, as well as
graduate seminars including Feminist
Chlllngcs to Positivism (WST6936)
and S,. 1 / ..: of Gender (SYD6807), has
noticed a definite increase in the quality of
the scholarship produced by her students
during a semester that Dr. Kem has
presented a library research seminar.
Dr. Kem will offer regular office hours
this fall in the recently renovated Kathryn
Chicone Ustler Hall. Ustler Hall, formerly
known as the women's gymnasium, is
the new home of the Center for Women's
Studies and Gender Research.
In addition to making a subject
specialist available for classroom
presentations, there are many other ways
that the library can be supportive of Dr.
Board and her students. Remote login
and E-Reserves are
IS4O htwo services that Dr.
SBroad finds particularly
useful. Remote
login is the process
Whereby UF students
are authenticated in
order to access online
library resources from
their dorm rooms,
homes and via wireless
networks across
campus. E-Reserves is
the service that allows
UF faculty to identify
nals available to the library resources
needed for their

particular class and make them easily
and quickly available to their students
online.A Course Reserves Web page is
automatically generated and the URL can
be pasted into your syllabus. For many
titles, E-Reserves can be set up in two
ways, either connecting directly to the
required article or connecting to the table
of contents page of the particular journal
issue. This second method allows students
to examine other articles in the issue that
might be of value to them in their studies.
It is also possible to add a link from your
Web CT page to the E-Reserves system so
that students have one stop shopping for
all their information needs.
Dr. Broad finds that using the
E-Reserves system permits her students
to become more familiar with the journals
and databases available within the
library than they would be if she used the
traditional method of placing photocopies
of individual articles on Hard Copy
Reserve.As often as technically feasible,
she requests that E-Reserves staff link to a
higher level within the electronic journal
issue, rather than point the student directly
to the first page of the article. She feels
encouraging the student to navigate to
the article within the resource allows the
student to become more involved in the
learning process and increases their overall
familiarity with the scope and content
of the journal being used. Consequently,
when doing self-directed research at a later
date, the student has a deeper awareness of
the scholarship available.
Dr. Broad has noticed that her
students are becoming much more
comfortable using online resources. The
libraries will continue to allocate their
limited resources to support this trend
If you can use help with library
resources related to one of your courses,
please contact your librarian or go to

Cathleen Martyniak
Head, Preservation Dept.

SP TLIGHT on faculty/librarian collaboration

New titles lists to be available

Early in the fall semester the libraries
will begin posting lists of the most recent
acquisitions. Once available, users may
simply connect to the library catalog at
http://uf.aleph.fcla.edu/F and select
CHANGE DATABASES to see a link to this
new service.
To enable this service, library
processing staff have been coding new
records as they are added to the library
catalog. A program is run automatically
each night to remove records that are over
120 days old.
There will be two main ways to
display lists of new titles:

* Select"Quick Check" and click on
the name of a campus library or

Keeping up with

The Marston Science Library is
implementing a digital signboard system
to enhance the usability of the building.
Developed by TTSS Interactive Products
(http://www.ttss.com/ ), this 46-inch
LCD monitor is programmable to display
library news and messages, interactive
maps, calendars of events, schedules of
classes, graphics, and even live TV and
video. Sara Russell Gonzalez, science
librarian and coordinator of the TTSS
project, commented,"This system will
be an effective way to keep our patrons
informed about what's going on at the
library." The TTSS system will be installed
sometime during the fall semester. For
more information, contact Sara Russell
Gonzalez at sargonz@uflib.ufl.edu.

Kathryn Kennedy W
Engineering Outreach Librarian .

collection to generate a list of all recent
records added.
* Select "More Options" to display a
search form where you may choose more
precisely what to list by selecting one or
more of the criteria in the lower part
of the screen (Library Location, Material
Format (e.g.,book or video), Language,
and Date Record Added to the Library
Catalog). If desired, you may also include
any author, title, subject, etc. Keyword(s)
to further refine your list.
Library catalog records retrieved will
generally be listed with the most recently
added shown first.You may then click at
the top of the Results List to re-sort the list
in order by author or title if desired (and if

the list is not greater than 2,000 records).
NOTE: We are exploring adding the ability
to sort results by call number as well.
After you have completed any re-
sorting of the Results List and online
viewing, you may also use standard library
catalog procedures to download or e-mail
a list of any/all of these new titles.
We hope that this new service will
be useful for helping users keep up with
library collections as they grow. We also
hope that it will be possible following a
planned upgrade of the library catalog
system in 2007 to begin offering the
option of setting up automatic RSS feeds
of lists of new titles to your desktop.
Rich Bennett
Electronic Access Services Coordinator

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Frank DiTrolio,
bibliographer, retires

DiTrolio, the
for the Smathers
Libraries, retired

as an emeritus
librarian in June
after 18 years
of service to the
University of Florida. DiTrolio, the first
and only person to hold the position,
was instrumental in establishing a
comprehensive and logical method of
building the humanities collection. In

fact, he founded the entire program, hired
several staff members over the years,
documented policy and procedures and
ensured that the humanities collection
contained materials relevant to all the
colleges and disciplines in his area.
DiTrolio stressed the interdisciplinary
nature of the humanities, and strove
to ensure that a very broad scope of
knowledge was accessible to scholars
and researchers within the university.
He also felt that'collection management
is collection management, regardless of
format,' strongly supporting the trend
towards purchasing more and more
materials in both electronic and audio/
visual formats.
DiTrolio, who has also been
the assistant chair of the collection
management department since 1991,

graduated with a master's degree in French
and Spanish and a doctorate in French
from the University of Western Ontario in
addition to a master's in library science
from Florida State University. As with
many retiring faculty, Frank plans to
continue to teach as the opportunity
arises, publish and finally be able to
finish a couple of projects he has in
the works. He also hopes to travel a bit
more, especially to Ontario, Canada to
see his family. Library staff will miss
him, his expertise and his calm, rational

Cathleen Martyniak
Head, Preservation Dept.

Robert Singerman,Judaica librarian, retires

After 27 years with the University
of Florida, Judaica librarian and
bibliographer Robert Singerman retired
in June of this year. Singerman came to UF
in 1979 from the world-renowned Klau
Library at the Hebrew Union College-
Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati.
Two years later, the Price Library of
Judaica was formally established here
at UF, and Singerman began his tenure
as its first and only librarian. Over the
span of his career, he was instrumental
in significantly increasing the size of the
Judaica collection from 24,000 volumes to
over 85,000 cataloged volumes.
Commenting on the Price Library,
Singerman stated that it "is built upon
a very solid foundation of retrospective
and newer materials. It reflects my sense
of subject balance."
Today, the Price Library is without
peer in the southeastern United States, and
has taken its place alongside other well-

respected and mature Judaica collections
in the United States.
Singerman is as a widely-published
and esteemed Judaica researcher and
bibliographer. For over 30 years, he has
contributed to Judaica scholarship by
compiling bibliographies on topics such
as Jewish and Hebrew names, the Jews
of Spain and Portugal, Jewish serials,
and Judaica Americana. Fortunately,
Singerman will continue this work during
his retirement. He plans to complete three
book-length bibliographies, and he also
currently is conducting research to assist
a colleague in the publication of a book
related to nineteenth-century Egyptology.
For his outstanding achievements,
Singerman was awarded Faculty Emeritus
status following his retirement.
When asked what he will miss most
about his former position here at UF
Singerman stated,"I will miss the book
selection aspects of the position, being able

to pour through offers and catalogs, and
capturing prizes for Florida before other
research libraries beat me to the punch" To
learn more about his career here at UF you
can read Singerman's own reminiscences,
entitled "Not the Work of a Day;' available
online at http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/spec/
Singerman leaves the Price Library in
the capable hands of Yael Herbsman, who
took over as interim librarian in early July.
A trained Israeli librarian, she has had
a lengthy relationship with the Judaica
collection, providing invaluable assistance
to Singerman over many years. Her first
big project will be to oversee the transfer
of the Price Library and offices from the
Education Library to the newly renovated
Library West.

John Nemmers
Descriptive and
Technical Services Archivist,
Special and Area Studies (Coll/ccti u

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Martha Hruska, director for technology services
and associate director for libraries, assumes new
position at University of California, San Diego

Director for Technology Services and
Associate Director for Libraries Martha
Hruska left her position in early August
to assume responsibilities as the associate
university librarian for collection services
at the University of California, San Diego.
Her colleagues are both saddened and
excited for her as she moves on to this new
and challenging post.
During her tenure at UF, Martha
has been one of the driving forces in
the transformation of the libraries from
a relatively paper based organization
to one rich and diverse in electronic
resources, in both the materials available
in the collections and in the methods
used to manage the library. At a recent
going away party for Martha, Director of
University Libraries Dale Canelas noted
that "hers has been the major directional
contribution to the technological changes
taking place so rapidly at the libraries."
Personally, Martha has said that the
most significant change she has coordinated
has been the emergence of the Digital
Library Center, the unit charged with
the creation and maintenance of digital
collections for use in teaching and research.
Martha, who has been with the
libraries since 1981, has had a variety
of positions in the organization, each
with increasing responsibilities over
the years. She started as assistant chair
of the cataloging department, moving
steadily up through the ranks, with stops
at acquisitions librarian, acting chair and
chair of the cataloging department before
being appointed director for technical
services in 1990. In addition to publishing
in the area of serials management, she
has been the principal investigator for
both NEH and Mellon grants and has
been influential at the national level via
her many contributions to the American
Library Association.

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While working at the libraries, she
was responsible for coordinating many
broad university efforts, in some cases
even setting the course for campus-wide
technology. She was chair of the 1994-1996
CWIS policy implementation committee,
which was appointed to develop the policies
that would govern a home page for the
University of Florida. She is also the library
representative to the ITAC group and has
been the chair of the ad hoc electronic
thesis and dissertation committee since its
inception in the late 1990's.
Martha is a well-respected
member of the libraries' faculty and her
leadership within the Smathers Library is
unmistakable. She constantly challenged
herself, and therefore the rest of us, to think
in broad terms about what we do and why.
Embracing the potential of technology and
dealing in a positive manner with change
were her constant themes. She will be a
terrific asset to UC San Diego just as her
loss is a big one for UE

Chair of Special
and Area Studies
Collections departs for
Queens College

Robert Shaddy, chair of the
Department of Special and Area Studies
Collections for the past four years, has
accepted a position as chief librarian
at Queens College (City University of
New York). Upon his departure, Shaddy
stated that there would be much he
would miss after leaving UF, including
"being able to work with faculty and
staff in the department who have such
a deep knowledge of and respect for the
materials, researchers, and others they
work with."
He enjoyed having responsibility
for (and access to) the rich research
collections in Special and Area Studies
Collections, as well as the opportunity
to work with a library administration
that recognizes the value and potential
of those collections. During his tenure
here, Shaddy worked on several lectures,
exhibits, and other public events including
the annual Florida Writers Festival,
a Caribbean Collage exhibition at the
Historical Museum of Southern Florida
in Miami, and the Howe Society annual
dinner. He also is thrilled that he had
the opportunity to help shape, develop,
and make accessible the Comics Studies
Collection with the collaboration of
Special Collections staff and Professor
Don Ault and several graduate students in
the English Department's Comics Studies
Program.As Robert moves from serving
as head of a department to head of a
library, we wish him the best.
Rita Smith, librarian for the Baldwin
Library of Historical Children's Literature,
has been serving as interim chair for the
department since July.

John Nemmers ]
Cathleen Martyniak Descriptive and
Head, Preservation Dept. Technical Services Archivist,
Special andArea Studies (cllcct'iius

Library News ~--' Page 11

Library orientations for
new faculty and students

New to campus or just need a refresher
on library services and resources? Come
to an orientation to learn which of the
libraries is best for you to use and what
library services are available. Learn how
you can use the libraries from home or
office. Take a library tour to learn about
how it's all arranged. Find out how to get
help when you need it.All this and more is
included in each session.All sessions are
held in Library West, room 211.

Monday, August 28
Tuesday, August 29
Wednesday, August 30
Thursday, August 31

10:40-11:30 a.m.
3:00-3:55 p.m.
1:55-2:45 p.m.
10:40-11:30 a.m.

All subject areas are covered and
no registration is needed. Please bring
your Gator 1 card so you can log in to
the computers. If it's your first time in
the library, take your Gator 1 card to the
circulation desk to have it activated. For
more information, call an information
desk at 273-2525 (Library West) or
273-2856 (Marston Science Library).
Marina Salcedo
Humanities and Social Sciences
Reference Librarian

University of Florida
George A. Smathers Libraries
P.O. Box 117001
Gainesville, FL 32611-7001
(352) 392-0342; Fax: (352) 392-7251
e-mail: carturn@uflib.ufl.edu

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Library News Editorial Board
Barbara Gundersen
Carol Kem
Kathryn Kennedy
Cathleen Martyniak
Angela Mott
Marilyn Ochoa
John Nemmers
Carol Turner
Priscilla Williams
Barbara Hood, editor/designer
An equal opportunity institution
Library News --' Page 12

UF Libraries have begun to use
role-playing, games and creativity to give
freshmen a more relaxed first impression
of our facilities. These orientations are set
up in a scavenger-hunt/clue-based style,
where the students' goal is to successfully
navigate basic library resources, such as
finding books and articles, getting help
from library staff, and activating their
Gator 1 ID.
This summer, the libraries hosted
two Survivor-themed scavenger hunts.
Held after hours, with appropriate theme
music, the scenario unfolds: "Becalmed in
the Tropics of Libra by Hurricane Albert,
you and your team must confront teeming
databases, negotiate with literate natives,
and follow countless clues in order to
find the resources you need to return to
civilization.., and cake."
Students were grouped into teams
and had about an hour to find the answers
to six clues. The first team to find all
the answers received prizes. Random
drawings were held with additional prizes.
Library staff were available to offer tips
and help-making sure that students
finished with a basic understanding
of how to access library resources. "If
nothing else, we want them to know that

it's okay to ask the librarians for help," said
Carrie Newsom and Chelsea Dinsmore,
co-originators of the program.
In the fall 2006 semester, Newsom
and Dinsmore are holding two more
orientations. One is "Murder in the Stacks"
in Library West on August 20 and 24 from
5:00-6:30 p.m., and the other is "Pirates of
the Library" in Marston Science Library
on August 22 and 27 from 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Pizza, sodas and dessert will be provided.
After the pilot is finished, Newsom
and Dinsmore plan to continue the
program in addition to offering class- or
group-specific sessions, so faculty will be
able to request these interactive, fun-filled
orientations for your students and clubs.
Contact Carrie Newsom at 273-2863 or
Chelsea Dinsmore at 273-0369 for more

Kathryn Kennedy
Engineering Outreach
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