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Table of Contents
    Course reserve materials can now be submitted online
        Page 1
    The NEW research gateway
        Page 2
    Spotlight on faculty/librarian collaboration
        Page 3
    Update on the Smathers Libraries materials budget
        Page 4
    UF librarians volunteer in New Orleans
        Page 5
        Page 6
        Page 7
        Page 8
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Fo th U ngiver s.itfF loria Fcut y Vol. 17 Issue2Fall2006

Course reserve materials can now be submitted online


To provide five-star customer service
and to meet the needs of the UF
faculty, staff and students, both on-
campus and at a distance, is the goal
of the libraries and the course reserves
staff. Electronic course reserves can be
easily accessed 24/7 to provide students
the opportunity to view required class
readings at their convenience. Physical
items, such as multimedia, books or
personal materials, may be placed on
reserve at any library on the main campus.
During the fall 2006 semester the
course reserves department has seen an
increase in the number of items placed on
reserve. Currently 3,650 items have been
placed on reserve by faculty. This growth
is anticipated to continue as more faculty
become aware of this free and convenient
service that is offered by the libraries.
To manage these requests and to
ensure the highest quality of service
with fast turn-around time for items to
be placed on reserve, a new online form
has been developed for submission of
materials. This new form provides an
added convenience for faculty because
requests can be submitted from a faculty
member's office, articles can be uploaded
within the form and requests are tracked
with a confirmation number.

Three easy steps to filling
out the online form:
1. Go to the online form at




and log in using your Gatorl ID and
2. Fill out the appropriate form
If you have a book, click on "Book"
and fill out the citation information.
Do the same if you have a "journal" or
"multimedia" item.
If you have a personal item, a call
number will be automatically
Quick Tip: copy & paste the citation
from your syllabus as it will save
you time.
A full citation and date needed are
If you need to fill out the copyright
form you may include it in the online
form or fax it to us at 392-6540.
3. Once the form is completed, hit the
"submit" button.A confirmation
number will be given. Please print for
your records and/or save the e-mail for
future reference if you call us during
the semester. Include this confirmation
number on any personal items brought
to the library circulation desk for
reserves processing.

Michelle Foss
Head, Interlibrary Loan
and Electronic Reserves

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- 2 Transition year; New Research
Gateway; Donate now
- 3 Spotlight on faculty/
librarian collaboration
- 4 Update on budget; Sports

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C-' 6

UF librarians volunteer
LeiLani Freund named chair
of H&SSS; Haiyun Cao named
digital projects metadata
librarian; Carol McAuliffe
promoted to head of Map &
Imagery Library

c- 7 Lane Jimison named director
of development; Honors
program course at MSL
- 8 New services; faculty and
graduate student carrels


Significant changes in facilities,
administration and focus are occurring
or scheduled for this year at the
University of Florida Libraries. The
renovated and expanded Library West
opened its doors to the university
community during Summer B,
following by several months the move
into the newly remodeled Lawton
Chiles Legal Information Center. Dale
Canelas, director of university libraries,
will retire in January 2007 and Faith
Meakin, director of the Health Science
Center Library, will retire in March
2007.A search committee for a new
dean of libraries, chaired by Dr. Joseph
Glover, is in place and information on
the search is available at http://www.
aa.ufl.edu/search committees/
Finally, a provost's committee
chaired by Dr. Will Harrison is
examining "The Future of the Library":
Meeting schedules, minutes and
background documents are available
at http://www.aa.ufl.edu/search_
Both committees welcome input into
their work.

Carol Ritzen Kem
Department of
Collection Management

Now is the opportune time
to donate to the libraries

To make a gift to the libraries online:

Books may be donated to the Gifts &
Exchange Unit. Call (352) 392-0355 or e-mail

The NEW Research Gateway

Faculty may have noticed the Research
Gateway link and search boxes at
the top left of the Smathers Libraries'
homepage.A test version was released
during the summer and the beta tag has
now been removed. Librarians have begun
developing classes that will teach patrons
how to use the Research Gateway, and
everyone is invited to explore it on their
own as well. On-screen notes have been
added and fuller explanations can be
found through Get More Information on
the homepage or through Help. The tool is
indeed a gateway to important resources
and new ways to find and use them.
When a term is entered in the search
box on the homepage, the default search
retrieves CrossSearch results for articles,
books, etc. simultaneously from the
following list of databases: Academic
Search Premier, InfoTrac OneFile, OmniFile
Full Text Mega, ProQuest National
Newspapers, UF Libraries Catalog and
Google Scholar as a"contains" search
(truncation should be indicated with a ?).
Several other options are available through
drop down menus, including Find Database
by Title which offers a quick and easy path
to a favorite database.
Clicking on the words Research
Gateway will take you into the portal
where you will see tabs leading to the five
options: QuickSearch, Find Database, Find
Journal, CrossSearch and My Space. It is
advantageous for users to login here to
get the most benefit, especially in the My
Space area (not to be confused with the
popular myspace.com online community).
Library users frequently ask which
databases are most helpful for researching
a particular subject area, and UF
librarians who specialize in that area are
well-prepared to answer their questions.
Library subject specialists have applied
their knowledge and experience to select
small groups of those databases most
productive for over 50 named subject
areas and also for categories of usage
within each subject. These selections are
found in the Research Gateway under Find
Database and By Subject. The drop down

menu on the left side of the screen allows
users to choose a subject area of interest.
Choosing any subject reveals a short list of
subcategories of databases. On displaying
a database list users may choose to link
directly into one of the recommended
databases and continue their research,
or (for those databases marked with a
magnifying glass) a search can be done
from the Research Gateway itself.
The same carefully-chosen subject
groupings also appear in the federated
search function called CrossSearch. If
the CrossSearch tab is chosen, then one
of the options for identifying databases
to search is Subject, and these same
subjects and groups of databases support
choices for searching multiple databases
simultaneously. Not all databases permit
this kind of use, and the ones which do
are listed in CrossSearch with a check box
to their left. It is often true that searching
inside a particular database offers
additional ways to search that cannot
be offered as part of the CrossSearch
simultaneous search, and with experience
we are determining more about specific
advantages and limits as they pertain to
different subject areas and databases.
Suggestions are welcomed as
the implementation of the Research
Gateway continues. Faculty are invited
to take advantage of opportunities to
ask questions or take classes to become
a more skilled user of this important
new tool. The significant cost of today's
journals and databases argues strongly
for the most effective means possible
to connect UF faculty and students to
information sources acquired to support
research, and the Research Gateway is an
important tool to that end.

Jimmie Lundgren,
Science & Social Sciences
Cataloging Unit Head

Page 2 --' Library News


Guerry McClellan, Carol
McAuliffe, Sara Russell Gonzalez
and Hesham Monsef

The year is 1953. Century Tower is
being built to commemorate the
100th anniversary of the university and
will be dedicated to UF students killed
in World Wars I and II.A young Guerry
McClellan, a Gainesville native, is at the
building site to observe the construction.
Pilings for the tower are being driven into
the ground to support the foundation.
Unfortunately, placing the last one is
turning out to be rather problematic. The
machinery pounding the 50 foot high
piling is having trouble forcing the shank
of steel into the correct location. The piling
clangs repeatedly into the ground, making
hardly a dent. Finally, as the piling is
being hammered into the soil yet again, a
thunderous crack is heard and the piling is
swallowed whole by the earth! The workers
have unknowingly discovered a karstic
void, a large empty pocket in the earth
caused by the dissolution of the bedrock
over time. In order to finish the foundation
and build the Tower itself, the engineers
and workers filled the void with numerous
pilings reportedly so close together "a dime
could not be fitted between them". It was
an exciting incident in the life of young
McClellan and may have contributed to his
lifelong passion for geology.
After earning his bachelor's and
master's degrees from UF while working

Guerry McClellan, Carol McAuliffe and
Sara Russell Gonzalez work collaboratively
to provide McClellan's students with the
tools they need to conduct research. Not
shown: Hesham Monsef.

part time at the Education Library
shelving books and at the chemistry
stock room at Leigh Hall, he left town
for 25 years to complete his Ph.D. at
the University of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign, perform a post-doc in
France, travel to 50 countries and return
to his home town where he is now a
full professor with the Department of
Geological Sciences here at the University
of Florida. Realizing the importance of
making library resources available to
himself and his students, he has worked
closely with the UF Libraries for decades.
For many years, he brought his Geology
of Florida (GLY4155) students to the
Map and Imagery Library to meet with
Dr. Helen Jane Armstrong. Dr. Armstrong
would prepare a presentation specifically
for his class, including setting out maps
and photographs of the state for the
students to view and reviewing the
specific resources available in the Map and
Imagery Library.
With the recent retirement of
Armstrong, and the significant increase in
the number and types of library resources
available to geology students over the last
five to seven years, McClellan has revised
and expanded his interactions with the
library. Once a semester, his GLY4155
students meet with three members of the
library faculty: Carol McAuliffe, head of
the Map and Imagery Library, Dr. Hesham
Monsef, the spatial and numeric data
librarian and Dr. Sara Russell Gonzalez, the
physical sciences librarian, who specializes
in geology, astronomy and physics. Each
librarian brings a special set of skills and
knowledge to the table when working with
McClellan and his students.
Located on the first level of the
Marston Science Library, the Map Library
holds maps, atlases, aerial photographs,
books and journals, and features several
new and exciting electronic resources,
including an Internet Web site that
displays thousands of aerial photographs
of Florida. Monsef is working with the
document department's team to construct

a new Internet web site that displays
hundreds of international and national
satellite images via zoomable JPEG
technology. Remote sensing, a specialty
of Monsef's, is a method of gathering
information about an object without
actually being in direct contact with the
object.Another resource that GLY4155
students find essential for their research
are journals and books pertaining to
geology. In addition to introducing the
students to the physical collections held
in the Marston Library stacks, and the
various relevant electronic journals and
databases, such as GeoRef and Web of
Science, Gonzalez coordinates the visits
of McClellan and his students so that the
students are exposed to the information
that can be provided by all three librarians.
The major project for GLY4155 is an
assignment where each student selects
a Florida county and gathers specific
information about its geology. McClellan
encourages his students to make use of
computer technologies that they may
use in their future, and that will allow
them to take advantage of digital media,
including color photographs and satellite
images, audio and video clips, and 3D GIS
modeling. He has seen an increase in the
quality of the projects as his students have
access to richer and broader information
via the libraries.
In addition to geology, there are
numerous other disciplines that can
benefit from use of the wide variety
of information resources available at
the Marston Science Library, including
geomatics, anthropology, geography,
forestry, as well as building construction
and art & art history (which can also
find resources at the Art & Architecture
Library). Faculty needing help with library
resources related to courses, can contact
their librarian or go to http://www.uflib.

Cathleen Martyniak
Chair, Preservation Department

Library News '--' Page 3

during the last fiscal year, the Smathers
Libraries continued efforts to
increase purchases for the collections that
support student and faculty research. For
the current fiscal year our efforts begin
with optimism that we shall again meet
user demands for essential resources.
In the 2005/2006 academic year, the
Smathers Libraries spent $7,853,298 on
database access and collections for UF
These expenditures reflected an addition
of about $125,000 above the expenditure
for the previous year ($7,727,990);
however, through effective library
initiatives there were additional increases
in databases and materials acquisitions.
Endowment spending improved to almost
$70,000. Libraries Director Dale Canelas
earmarked $100,000 from carry forward
funds to augment book purchases, which
had decreased over recent years due to
escalation in the cost of journals. She also
removed all possible non-acquisition costs
(memberships, shelf-ready processing for
books, and cataloging activities) from the
materials budget, which freed up funds to
meet both an inflation-caused shortfall

in serials as well as to purchase database
access, books and other materials. The
combined effect of these initiatives
enabled the libraries to acquire more
than $500,000 in additional resources
compared to the previous year.
The university administration's
decision to add $750,000 to the base
library budget for fiscal 2006/2007 has
mitigated the effect of the past four years
of inflation on our serials acquisitions.
With our ongoing operating budget
now at $7,327,000 plus approximately
$850,000 from Sponsored Research (the
actual amount fluctuates dependent on
UF's success rate in grant proposals),
our budget is almost $8.2 million. The
director's decision to allocate some
additional one-time funds ($500,000)
from carry forward funds will also
allow the libraries to add several long-
sought-after resources (Black Studies
Center database, Inspec backfiles, Empire
Online database) as well as individual
monographs, monographic sets, and
other one-time libraries resources for the
current fiscal year.

Continuing support from the general
UF budget for the ever-increasing cost
of database access and other academic
resources will always be a critical part of
accomplishing our mission, but we must
also expand the support we receive from
other sources. Like all parts of the Gator
Nation, the libraries rely on donated funds
as essential support for the services we
provide to the UF community. We continue
our efforts to increase our endowments,
which currently stand at somewhat over
nine million dollars. With the appointment
of a new development officer (Ms. Lane
Jimison) for the libraries and a renewed
focus on expanding resource endowments
through donation opportunities from
the libraries' friends and supporters,
the libraries will continue to strengthen
their efforts to support the university's
academic programs

John Ingram,
Deputy Director and Director
for Collections

"100 Years of University of Florida Sports" exhibit in Special Collections

Did you know that the Gators' first
conference championship was in
boxing in 1930, that the swim teams have
won more SEC titles (49) than the rest
of the conference combined, or that the
Florida women's teams have won sixteen
national championships and the men's
only nine? These are just a few of the
fun Gator
sports facts
that are
Years of
of Florida
Sports," a
display that
will run

December 15 in the Special Collections
exhibit area on the second floor of
Smathers Library. The exhibit features
vintage photographs, posters and sports
memorabilia from the University Archives.
The University Athletic Association
is commemorating 100 years of Florida
football this fall. But there is more
to University of Florida sports than
football. In addition to the headline-
grabbing football and basketball teams,
the exhibit highlights the success of
men's golf and women's tennis, Gator
Olympians, and our twenty-five national
championship teams.
Sports memorabilia includes football
programs, pennants, a football trivia
game, and two 1984 commemorative Coke
bottles on loan from Special Collections
staffer. Mil Willis. Cheerleaders and fans

also make an appearance along with
several of the Gator sports venues. The
latter include photographs of Florida Field
and Florida Gym when they were being
constructed as well as the university's first
athletic site, Fleming Field.
The largest exhibit case is devoted
to our national champions. There have
been 25 national champion teams at UF
beginning with the 1968 men's golf team
and ending with this year's unanticipated
victory at the NCAA basketball
championship. In between, the Gators have
garnered titles in eleven sports including
four NCAA titles in men's golf and four in
women's outdoor tennis. Go Gators!

Carl Van Ness
University Archivist &
University of Florida Historiani

Page 4 -' Library News

UF librarians volunteer in New Orleans

by lona Malanchuk
Head, Education Library &
PI tillla Williams,
Head, Authorities and Metadata Quality Unit


* S;iii

UF librarians lona and Peter
Malanchuk, Betsy Simpson and
Priscilla Williams were among 800
unflinching and energetic volunteers who
spread out across the Katrina-devastated
school, academic and public libraries of
New Orleans last June. They participated
for a full day in the American Library
Association's (ALA) "Librarians Build
Communities" campaign at their annual
conference on June 22-28,2006.ALA
calculated that three-and-a-half years
of work was accomplished in just a little
over two days by the determination and
resourcefulness of the library volunteers.
In October, 2005 ALA announced
its plan to honor their commitment to
hold the 2006 annual conference in New
Orleans despite the aftermath of hurricane
Katrina. They sent a group into the city
to examine conditions and calculate the
city's ability to accommodate the large
professional organization. The group's
report resulted in ALA's decision to not
only keep the conference in New Orleans
but also to seize the opportunity to use
their knowledge to assist in the clean-up

lona and Peter Malanchuk

Betsy Simpson and Priscilla Williams

and reorganization of the city's devastated
The librarians knew they could
handle the logistics of quickly curating
books,journals, CD's and software. It
was obvious that thousands of boxes of
donated materials needed to be examined
and rapidly sorted due to the less than
prime conditions of the storage areas.
Upon arriving at the assembly
point in the Morial Convention Center,
volunteers were given assignments, along
with "Libraries Build Communities"
t-shirts, water and box lunches donated
by the Heavenly Ham Co. Buses were lined
up to take the groups of volunteers to
their assigned locations at over 20 sites
throughout the city. This scene in the
Morial Convention Center was repeated
twice in the early morning of Friday,
June 23 and again on Tuesday, June 27.
The bus ride was an eye-opener for the
volunteers. The librarians rode into areas
of total devastation and abandonment. It
was odd on the bright and sunny summer
mornings to see no movement on those
particular streets of New Orleans no cars
or people, no sign of life. Roof after roof
was still blown wide-open, twisted metal
signs were not repaired or cleared away,
smashed cars, bicycles, toys, furniture,
clothing and all sorts of items had been
carried far and wide by the rushing water
and either stacked in a hodge-podge
manner or left alone.A quiet hush took
over the buses as they looked at the
horror of massive destruction and felt the
overwhelming pain of loss.
Betsy Simpson and Priscilla Williams
were among a group assigned to St.
Mary's Academy. The campus had been
completely destroyed in the hurricane.
Working side by side with librarians from
around the country they were asked to
help prepare space designated for the
library in a newly acquired building, an
old convent that had been vacated two

years earlier. Inside the old, neglected
convent there were signs of water
leakage from the floor above. The team
proceeded to prepare the building to
house a combined middle and high school
library. They mopped up the water, carried
furniture, boxes of books and supplies to
the second floor and into the adjoining
rooms. In addition, they sorted hundreds
of materials into appropriate grade levels
and removed inappropriate titles.
Across town in the Algiers branch
of the New Orleans Public Library lona
and Peter Malanchuk were assigned to
a library that had sustained structural
damage to the roof, walls and floors.
Mountains of dilapidated boxes of
donated books were piled nearly to the
ceiling throughout the main floor reading
room and circulation areas. Working in
98 degree heat with poor air quality, they
sorted, labeled, filled and lifted over 275
cartons of books which were loaded,
without the use of a dolly or ramp, onto a
semi-trailer truck.
Sitting outside on cardboard boxes
eating the box lunches, the volunteers were
approached by hesitant but curious people
from the neighborhood. Mothers with
children and elderly patrons approached
hesitatingly to inquire about the reopening
of their community branch library that
they missed so much.
The librarians assigned to Algiers
were given an opportunity to be of help
to one more person at the end of the
day: their bus driver. The word quietly
passed among them that the gentleman
driving the bus had lost his home and all
of his possessions and he and his family
were struggling to start over again. One
librarian took off her hat and passed
it around so that upon arrival at the
convention center, two hundred dollars
was handed to the shocked and teary-eyed
driver who was truly overwhelmed by the
generosity of the group of strangers.
Library News -- Page 5

LeiLani Freund named chair of
humanities and social sciences services

LeiLani Freund is the new chair of the
humanities and social sciences services
department, which encompasses reference
services in Library West and the branch
libraries.A tenured associate university
librarian, she has held several positions at
Smathers Libraries since arriving at UF in
1988 as the interlibrary loan librarian. In
1995, she became the humanities and social sciences department's
electronic resources coordinator and later served as the head of the
department's technology services unit. Most recently, in 2005 she
served as the acting co-chair for the department.
Much of Freund's work has been in the area of information
technologies in the libraries. Following technology trends and
focusing them on user-based operations, she has been integral in
the improved delivery of interlibrary loan, reference, electronic
resources, and public computing services. She received her master's
of library and information studies at the University of California,
Berkeley and a bachelor's degree in anthropology from San
Francisco State University.

Marilyn Ochoa
Humanities and Social Sciences
Reference Librarian

Haiyun Cao appointed digital projects
metadata librarian

Haiyun Cao is the new digital projects
metadata librarian at the George A. Smathers
Libraries in the cataloging and metadata
department. Haiyun joined the University
Libraries faculty on August 7, 2006.
She has a master's degree in library
and information science from McGill
University, Montreal, Quebec and a master's of
engineering, computer science and engineering from the Harbin
Institute of Technology in Harbin, China.At the Harbin Institute
Haiyun was a research assistant conducting research on optical
character recognition (OCR) for manuscripts. Haiyun's other
career-related experience includes work at the Canadian Center for
Architecture Library, Montreal, Quebec and the National Gallery of
Canada Library, Ottawa, Ontario.
Haiyun will work closely with the Digital Library Center to
provide access to digital collections. Her research and career-related
work experience will aid her in providing enhanced access to these
collections to the benefit of users.

Pi unilla Williams L
Head, Authorities and Metadata Quality Unit

Carol McAuliffe promoted to
head of Map & Imagery Library

Carol McAuliffe is the new head of the
Map & Imagery Library. She is neither new to
UF nor the UF Libraries. In 2000, she received
her bachelor's degree from UF in wildlife
ecology and conservation, with a minor in
zoology and geography. She first worked in the
UF Libraries as a student assistant in Library
West while getting her undergraduate degree.
It was there that she discovered her love of reference work and the
libraries. Upon graduation, she pursued her master's degree in
library science from the Florida State University. During this time,
she worked at the Map & Imagery Library and learned a great
deal from the former head, Dr. HelenJane Armstrong, who recently
retired in late December 2005.
As the new map librarian, McAuliffe concentrates on
providing quality customer service through reference services,
outreach and instruction. She has worked to integrate library
instruction into course curriculum, making every class visit
center around what the students are learning in class. She meets
with researchers from multiple departments to ensure the map
collection meets their research needs. She works in collaboration
with the Digital Library Center to digitize the collection, especially
in the special interest areas of Florida, Latin America, and Africa.
As part of the spatial information services unit, the Map &
Imagery Library also has computers available with specialized
software for GIS applications. Her research interests include user
services as they relate to Map & Imagery Library patrons, the
use of new technologies to better serve the community, and how
metadata affects how the user accesses information.

Kathryn Kennedy
Engineering Outreach Librarian

Library News '- Page 6

Lane Jimison welcomed as new director of development

Lane Jimison
joined the UF
Libraries as
the director of
development in
September. She
brings 18 years
experience in
resource development as the executive
director of the Florida 4-H Foundation
Inc. Located on the UF campus, the
4-H Foundation is a four million dollar
foundation providing private support for
the needs of the 4-H Youth Development
As the executive director of the 4-H
Foundation, Lane is familiar with the fund-
raising process at UF She has experience
raising funds and allocating them
appropriately. While with 4-H, Lane wrote
and received both private and government

grants to enhance the program. She is also
a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE)
and member of the University of Florida
Foundation development team. She has a
bachelor's degree in English from Kansas
State University.
Lane believes that managing a fund-
raising program is "a gentle exercise in
helping people work together productively":
Her objective is to bring potential donors
together with library officials to make
the UF Libraries the best they can be.
With the increased emphasis on bringing
the University of Florida into the top 10
universities nationwide, it is likewise
imperative that the UF Libraries be among
the top university library systems.
Her first order of business is to visit
every member of the Libraries' Leadership
Board and show how vital they are to the
fund-raising process. Lane expects to

work with the Leadership Board in order
to formalize their work processes. In the
near future she intends to complete a
stewardship plan and develop a boilerplate
proposal with variables for donations. Her
overall goal is to find a million dollar donor.
Lane says she is happy to be at the
libraries and is very enthusiastic about
the UF Libraries system and its future.
She is impressed with the dedication and
professionalism of the staff and faculty
working here, and by the renovated
Library West facility. She is interested in
hearing any ideas for fund-raising, and
welcomes all e-mails (ljimison@ufl.edu)
or calls (273-2505).

Robert Parker
*:-.: Unit Head
Preservation Department

Teaches Research Skills to Science Students

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New services in the new building

Faculty and graduate
student carrels
in Library West

Library West has now been open for
over three months. But there is so
much more to the new building than just a
new building! New services abound in the
huge 139,000 square foot library. Below
are a few new services available at the
circulation desk:
Laptop check-out There are 20 laptops
available for checkout. Students, staff and
faculty can check out a laptop using their
Gator 1 Card for two hours, access the
Internet via a wireless connection using
their Gatorlink account, and use basic
office applications such as MS Word, Excel,
PowerPoint and Access. In fact, these
laptops are loaded with the same software
capabilities as the library desktop computers.
Students can even print from them.
Group study rooms: There are 14
group study rooms available for check-out
that provide seats for two to 12 people. To
check out these rooms for two hours, more
than one person must be studying in them
and both must appear at the circulation
desk to obtain the key. These rooms are
available for check-out to faculty, staff and
students using a Gator 1 card on a first-
come, first-serve basis. They have become
quite popular and there is generally

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someone waiting for a room, so renewal
is not offered. To better manage a
waiting system, the library has ordered
coaster pagers similar to those used
at restaurants. This system will be
implemented in November 2006, and we
anticipate this "GatorWait" system will
improve the group study check-out service
even more.
Sixth floor access: Our graduate
students spend a lot of time here, and we
finally have a space dedicated to their use.
The sixth floor of Library West is only
accessible to currently enrolled graduate
students. Temporary access can be
granted to these students through check-
out of a card that is due by closing.
To have their Gator 1 card activated to
allow them access to the sixth floor, they
will need to sign up at the circulation
desk on the second floor to have their
information entered into the security
system. This process can take up to
one business day.Aside from having a
dedicated space, there are also 44 lockers
available for all-day checkout and three
group study rooms available without
check-out to our graduate students.

Angela Mott
Copyright Permissions and
Information Assistance Coordinator

LoriDriscoll j
Chair, Access Services

O ne of the most eagerly awaited
features of the remodeled Library
West is the complement of study
carrels installed on the second and
fourth floors. These cubicles with
lockable doors and bins provide a
temporary private sanctuary for the
faculty and graduate students who are
lucky enough to win the lottery for
a year of tenancy. The faculty carrels
are slightly larger, with conventional
swinging doors.
Knowing that there would be
much more demand than we could
accommodate, the graduate carrels
were designed with sliding doors that
maximized the number that would fit
in available space. Unfortunately, the
tracks which guide the doors proved
to be no match for the "enthusiastic"
opening and closing they encountered
in the campus environment. We are
awaiting hardware upgrades which will
keep the doors operational and secure,
and expect to have them refitted and
assigned before the end of November.

Bill Covey
Interim Directorfor Support Services

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