George A. Smathers Libraries
Message from the dean
I am delighted to join the UF community as the Dean of .. ..
University Libraries and welcome the challenge of ensuring
that the university libraries meet the current needs of our
users and are poised to further President Machen's vision of UF
becoming a top ten public university.
Taking on the challenge of leading the libraries of a university of
this size into the future was a major attraction of this position
for me and I especially look forward to serving such a large and
diverse population. During my first months I have been meeting
with many deans and faculty across campus to learn more about
their goals and find out how the libraries can support them.As superintendent
of documents at the U.S. Government Printing Office, I worked extensively with academic
and research libraries. Being the dean is certainly a different role for me, but one that
Building collections of international distinction that support the full range of UF teaching
and research activities will continue to be one of our major goals.At the same time, we will
expand and improve library services and facilities.We will strive to set the standard for
high quality service to all our users with outstanding reference and instruction from our
knowledgeable faculty and staff. In addition, we will provide you with excellent educational
and cultural exhibits and programs.
We will strengthen our relationship with faculty and expand our support for the
curriculum with both new and existing library resources, in both print and electronic
form. We will continue to collaborate with the colleges and other campus units to promote
the information access goals of the whole institution and position UF to deal with the rapid
societal changes being advanced by technology.
The libraries will participate actively in the capital campaign and partner with individuals,
corporations and foundations to secure necessary funding to support these goals and meet
the future needs of our users.
The libraries continue to evolve, grow and adapt to the changing needs of you, our users.
Your continued input and feedback help make that possible.We appreciate your past
support and look forward to working with you now and in the exciting future. If you have
comments or suggestions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Judith C. Russell
Dean of University Libraries
"The libraries continue to
evolve, grow and adapt to
the changing needs of you,
our users. Your continued
input and feedback help
make that possible. We
appreciate your past
support and look forward to
working with you now and
in the exciting future."
Judith C Russell
Dean of University Libraries
S 2 Spotlight on faculty/librarian
collaboration; pilot food policy
in Library West and MSL
S 3 New databases; new Course
Reserve system; fine increase
S 4 Carol Drum retires; Pam Cenzer
named interim chair of MSL;
- 5 New librarians: Melissa Shoop,
Laura Woodruff, Nancy
- 6 New librarian: Laurie Taylor;
new library catalog in beta
H ikaru Nakano, East Asian cataloger/
selector for Japanese language
material and David Hickey, East Asian
bibliographer, are working with Dr.
Kyung-Eun Yoon, lecturer in the recently
established Korean Language Program at
UF, to build a collection to support this
The Korean Language Program began
at the University of Florida in the fall of
2006. The Department of African and
Asian Languages and Literatures based
the need for a Korean Language Program
on an experimental class that was offered
in fall 2005. The class, taught by teaching
assistant Sunhee Kwon, generated high
interest among the students in bringing
a Korean Language Program here. To
meet the demands of the students,Yoon,
from the University of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign, was hired to introduce the
summer. In the
fall she will teach
two beginning and
Hickey and Nakano
have developed an Kyung-Eun Yoon
working relationship with the Department
of African and Asian Languages and
Literatures. They were in contact with Yoon
prior to her arrival at UF, eager to find out
how they could assist her with building
the initial core collection for the newly
formed Korean Language Program. Their
familiarity with limited material budgets
made it of utmost importance to let Yoon
know about any alternative sources of
funding available to her upon her arrival
The Asian Studies Program is the
recipient of a Korea Foundation grant.
The grant was written by Helen Lee,
Ph.D., and is used as a source of funding
to acquire material for the Korean
Language Program. Once a year the
foundation sends a selected bibliography,
"Resources for Korean Studies," listing
the available titles. The Asian Studies
bibliographer consulted Yoon to get her
recommendation on titles from the list
that would support the classes that she
would be teaching. The collaboration
allowed Yoon to assist the Asian Studies
librarians in getting the program started.
Because of the success of the Korea
Foundation grant, Yoon, Nakano and
Hickey are preparing to submit a grant
application to the Daesan Foundation.
The foundation "supports institutions
and individuals who propose projects
in the area of Korean literature studies
overseas to promote the growth of a wider
understanding and interchange of Korean
literature and culture." The introduction
of the Korean Language Program
qualifies UF as a candidate to receive
Daesan Foundation funding. If the grant
is successful, the materials will greatly
enhance the Asian Studies collection.
Yoon is very pleased with how well the
program has been received and the
success of the 2006-2007 academic year.
Both the beginning and intermediate
classes were filled to capacity at 25
students each. Nakano was one of those
students. She jumped at the chance to
improve the Korean language skills she
will need as a cataloger. Taking the classes
supports her role as East Asian cataloger
in providing access to Chinese, Japanese
and Korean languages material in the UF
Libraries' online catalog.
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Head, Authorities and
Metadata Quality Unit
Food policy pilot allows snacks in Library West and Marston Science Library
Library West and Marston Science Library
are running a summer pilot allowing
snack foods in the buildings. During the
summer, snack foods such as granola bars,
chips, crackers, cookies, candy, nuts, and
small fruits and vegetables are permitted
throughout both buildings, along with
covered drinks.Anything hot, messy or
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odorous must still be consumed outside or
in the cafe area across from Starbucks in
Library West. If you have questions, please
ask library staff.
Like this idea? Hate it? Have suggestions?
We would like to hear from you! Come
fill out a survey at the Library West
circulation desk on the second floor or the
reference desk on the third flood. Surveys
at Marston are at the information and
Access Services '
SPOTLIGHT on faculty/librarian collaboration
The libraries continue to enhance collections through the acquisition
of new databases with broad coverage in specialized fields.
A few of these new resources include the following:
* Index Islamicus including over three thousand journals as
well as conference proceedings, monographs, multi-authored
works and book reviews of literature on Islam, the Middle East
and the Muslim world. Records include over one hundred years
* Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center dealing
with current social issues including viewpoint articles, full-
text materials, primary source documents, statistics, images,
podcasts and internet links.
* IBISWorld is the largest collection of Industry Market
Research Reports in the United States covering more than 97%
of the U.S. economy. This resource is updated four times a year.
* Testing & Education Reference Center offers
information regarding thousands of college and graduate
New Course Reserves system begins summer B
Smathers Libraries' Course Reserves migrated to a new system, Ares, on June 22. This new
system has more features than the previous one and is easier to use, which will greatly
benefit both faculty and students.
Ares allows all activities to take place in one cohesive form. Instructors can view and edit
all requests as well as keep track of the status of their items.
Any old course information or items can be renewed from the previous system to Ares
upon request, provided that the course was last taught during or after the fall 2006.
Please contact the course reserves department at 352-273-2520 or email@example.com for
information on renewals.
All faculty and students need to create their own accounts using their UFID # and a
password, regardless of whether or not they previously had an account in the old course
reserves system. Students will have a personalized account to add the courses they are
taking, rather than sifting through the entire database of classes and items, as in the
A series of training dates for faculty are scheduled during July and August. Faculty
members not able to attend one of the training sessions this summer can view one-minute
training videos at https://ares.uflib.ufl.edu/videos.html. Ares Web site: https:ares.
In the faculty training, instructors will create their accounts on the spot, view all the new
features of Ares, and learn how to submit materials and check their status online.
Training dates, locations and times:
Marston Science Library, Room 308 (10:00-11:00 a.m.) July 2, 9,11, 16,18,23,25, 30
Library West, Room 211 (10:00-11:00 a.m.) August: 1, 6,8,13,15,20,22,27,29
Natalie Donoso, Course Reserves and
Scott Fagen, Systems Liaison Access Services
schools including practice tests, scholarship information and
test prep eBooks to assist with educational goals.
Three Japanese resources are included in the newest acquisitions:
* JapanKnowledge: Primarily in Japanese, this resource
contains Encyclopedia Nipponica, Kodansha Encyclopedia of
Japan, Japanese/English dictionaries and other full text and
partial full-text sources.
* MAGAZINEPLUS: This database includes over 8,500 titles
and 5.2 million articles in the fields of medicine, science,
humanities, popular culture, business and the social sciences.
Also included are faculty papers and annual reports of academic
institutions. Updated on a weekly basis. In Japanese only.
* BOOKPLUS Books published since 1927.Allbooks published
since 1986.Also includes contents pages. In Japanese only.
(/llccltu. i Management
Library fine increase
Have students complained about being unable to
read an assignment in a book placed on Course
Reserve because the item is overdue? Or have you
waited an unreasonably long time for someone to
return a DVD you wanted to check out?
Unfortunately for many patrons these scenarios
are all too familiar. To encourage patrons to
return these short term loan items in a timely
manner, making them available to others, the
George A. Smathers Libraries has increased
overdue fines for short term loan and recalled
items effective summer A 2007. This is the first
increase in library fines in over 30 years.
Overdue charges for items with shorter daily
loan periods have increased from $0.25 to $1.00
per day. This includes recalled items, periodicals,
videos & DVDs, reference items and some
Overdue charges for items with hourly loan
periods have increased from $.25 to $1.00 per
hour. This includes most Course Reserve items.
The maximum overdue fine per item for short
term loans has increased from $10.00 to $40.00
per item at which point they are considered lost
and borrowers are assessed the replacement cost
of the item in addition to fines accrued.
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CAROL DRUM retires as head
of Marston Science Library
Carol Drum, the first and only chair
of the Marston Science Library since
1987, will retire this summer. She came
to UF in 1972, when she was hired as the
head of the Chemistry Library which, at
that time, was located in Leigh Hall.
Before coming to UF, Drum earned a
bachelor's degree in chemistry from
Texas Christian University and worked
in chemical laboratories for several years
before joining the staff of the Celanese
Corporate Library. In 1971, she went to
library school to earn her master's in
library science. She attended what is
now University of North Texas (North
Texas State) and graduated in 1972. In
September of that same year, she came to
UF as the chemistry librarian.
Changing from the corporate world to
academia was interesting for Drum. She
noticed differences in the number of clientele
served and also in the areas of research.
She noted another difference was that in
academia, the work is geared to pure research
while in the corporate world, the work leads
to a consumer product. But in both instances,
she loved working with the people, making
sure to get them the information they needed.
In 1983, she joined a committee to plan
the building of a Central Sciences Library
(Marston Science Library). For Drum, this
committee was the most rewarding time
in her career at UF She and a group of UF
Libraries' staff were able to put the plans
together to make what is today the Marston
Science Library, an accomplishment to
be proud of. When the Central Sciences
Library opened in 1987, Drum was named
In addition to her library work on campus,
she was very active in professional
organizations including the Special
Libraries Association, where she held
many leadership roles, and also in the
American Chemical Society. She especially
enjoyed her three-year appointment on
the planning committee for the 1983 SLA
Annual Conference in New Orleans.
When she began her career, her scholarly
work focused on topics relating to
chemistry librarianship, but over the
past decade, her work has included
management-related topics as well. A
collaboration that she remembers fondly
is working with Dr. Alan Katritzky of
UF's Department of Chemistry. She
and Katritzky collaborated on two
comprehensive literature review articles
about heterocyclic chemistry.
Drum is also very proud of her staff at
the Marston Science Library, whom she
says are extremely creative. Moreover,
she appreciates that whenever there is
something that needs to get done, the staff
bands together and finishes it.
Upon retirement, Drum will move to
North Carolina to be near relatives. She
plans to travel and would especially like to
visit Australia, New Zealand and Europe.
She will continue to be a mountain
dulcimer and handbells enthusiast and
would like to take part in her church's
outreach work, traveling to Brazil and
Costa Rica to build community churches.
Engineering Outreach Librarian
named interim chair
of Marston Science
Upon Carol Drum's retirement in August,
Pam Cenzer has graciously accepted the
position of interim chair of the Marston
Science Library. Cenzer has been the
assistant chair and
the serials liaison
at Marston since
1990. Before that time,
she worked during
her sabbatical at
and also has worked
at the University of
Michigan. Her research interests include
collection management, library school
education and user-centric services. She is
very active in the Charleston Conference,
an annual gathering of librarians,
publishers, vendors, electronic resource
managers and more, who discuss topics of
interest to libraries worldwide.
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Melissa Shoop named new outreach
and instruction librarian
Melissa (Missy) Shoop is a new outreach and
instruction librarian at Library West. Her primary
responsibilities include library instruction for
the University Writing Program and organizing
outreach activities. She also provides reference
assistance in the Information Commons
and she serves on the Ask-A-Librarian chat team.
She has been on staff as a supervisor in Library West Access
Services since 2003. In 2005, she began library school through
FSU's School of Information Science and was awarded a federal
scholarship through the Institute of Museum and Library Services'
grant program called Librarians Serving the Public. She finished
her master's degree in information studies this past spring.
Before coming to UF, Shoop earned a master's degree in English
from Northern Illinois University (2002) and a bachelor's degree in
English from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (1999). Her
area of expertise is in instruction and literature research methods.
Her current projects include writing database tutorials, helping
with library information video projects, providing training for the
libraries' catalog, Aleph, and assisting with the Gator Common
Reading Program. She hopes to get to know the many different
student organizations on campus so that the library can become
part of their orientations and information sessions.
Kathryn Kennedy w
Engineering Outreach Librarian .., ..
Laura Woodruff named new outreach
and instruction librarian
Laura Woodruff is a new outreach and
instruction librarian at Library West. Woodruff
is not new to the UF Libraries; she first worked
at the Education Library as a visiting reference
and instruction librarian from May to December
2006. After that, she moved to Library West as a
visiting librarian where she interviewed for and
was offered a permanent position within a couple months.
She holds a dual bachelor's degree in English and history from the
University of South Florida and two master's degrees in English
and library science from Indiana University. She is especially
enjoying the people that she works with on a daily basis. She
also appreciates that the libraries'work environment encourages
Her current projects include coordinating and managing the
UF Libraries participation in Preview and general library
orientations. She is also working on a task force to design online
tutorials for UF's undergraduate population. In the near future, she
hopes to plan and coordinate the "Murder in the Stacks" orientation,
where new students will be sent on a clue-based search through
the library. Her hobbies and interests outside of work include going
to the movies, cooking and eating good food, and traveling.
Engineering Outreach Librarian
Nancy M. Poehlmann head of the humanities and special collections cataloging unit
Nancy M. Poehlmann is the new head of the
humanities and special collections cataloging
unit in the cataloging and metadata department
of the Smathers Libraries. She has a master's
of library and information science and a
master's of arts degree from Indiana University,
Bloomington. She is currently working on
a doctor of philosophy at IU in comparative literature. Her
dissertation, entitled, The C. Hystoryes of Troye: An Edition of
Robert Wyer's Translation of Christine de Pizan's Epistre d'Othia,
is in progress.
Poehlmann brings to the UF position a wealth of library and
teaching experiences. Previous to accepting the faculty position
she was a cataloging and documents librarian at Notre Dame
Law School where she planned, trained and administered the
work of both the cataloging and documents units. Her most
recent teaching experience was as an associate lecturer at Indiana
University, South Bend, where she taught principles of composition
in the English department.
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Head,Authorities and Metadata Quality Unit
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Laurie Taylor welcomed as new digital
projects technology librarian
Dr. Laurie N. Taylor is the new digital projects
technology librarian in the Digital Library Center.
Her primary responsibility will be to enhance the
educational and research uses of digital collections
created by the libraries and partner institutions.
In addition, she will play an integral role in
future projects by designing and incorporating
appropriate educational components. Taylor will work closely with
faculty and students of academic units on and off campus, as well as
with collection managers and curators within the libraries.
Taylor earned her Ph.D. in English from UF in 2006 and her
master's degree in English from UF in 2002. Her past and current
research focuses on digital media and visual rhetoric in video
games, comics and digital texts. She is the author of numerous
gaming reviews and articles both online and in print, and her
columns have been published regularly in The Gaine'sille Sun since
2004. She also has authored numerous scholarly articles and book
chapters, and she has been a regular contributor to Recess!, the
radio program produced at WUFT-FM and broadcast on NPR.
Taylor helped curate the 2004 Smathers Library exhibition,
"Help is on the way!" Comic Books and Superheroes in Special
( //I, i,.,, She is interested in continuing her relationship with the
Department of Special and Area Studies Collections, particularly
with the Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature, hoping
to link faculty and students with its holdings through various
digital projects, education modules and lesson plans.
John Nemmers I
Descriptive and Technical Services Archivist, r
Special and Area Studies Collections -4
New library catalog in beta
An improved library catalog interface will be available beginning
summer B. UF, along with Florida's other state university libraries'
catalogs will all be based on the Endeca software, which will
provide users access to a current, integrated state-wide catalog in
addition to our local holdings.
Some of the most prominent features of Endeca include:
* Categories and faceting of result sets to aid in narrowing broad
searches and facilitate resource discovery
* Information on item availability directly from the result page
* Find full-text links (via the Find it @ UF "SFX" button) for journals
The beta implementation of Endeca is based on several months of
planning, testing and configuration. During spring 2007, usability
testing was conducted at UF and Florida State University on behalf of
the other state university libraries using groups of faculty and students
from each location. The data gathered showed a favorable response to
the new interface. This user feedback directed refinements to the tool
prior to beta release throughout the Florida university populations.
Researchers using Endeca in beta mode will have full access to the tool
and will be encouraged to submit qualitative feedback to the libraries.
Since the libraries are working to improve the Endeca catalog interface,
users should not be surprised to notice modifications to this resource
on a regular basis. The beta test will continue throughout the summer
with an expected full release in fall 2007.
To access the Endeca catalog interface, look for a link on the Smathers
Library homepage or the Try our new catalog (beta) link from the
current library catalog.As with all library services, librarians and staff
are happy to answer your questions and provide guidance.
Digital Services Librarian, HeSS Reference
University of Florida
George A. Smathers Libraries
P.O. Box 117001
Gainesville, FL 32611-7001
(352) 273-2505; Fax: (352) 392-7251
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