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Table of Contents
    Welcome from the dean
        Page 1
        Page 2
    Acess services news
        Page 3
        Page 4
        Page 5
    Brazil's Padre Cicero : views from the Ralph dall Cava gift
        Page 6
        Page 7
        Page 8
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George A. Smathers Libraries


Welcome from the dean

Welcome back to campus!
Returning students and faculty
reinvigorate the campus and make it
come alive with the excitement and the
promise of a new year.

Since my arrival in May I have had the
opportunity to meet with many deans
and faculty across campus to learn more
about their goals and how the libraries can
provide additional support for them and
their students. The information I gathered
will inform the strategic planning process
that the libraries will begin this fall. We plan
to invite members of the faculty along with
students to play a major role in this process.

We will kick off our portion of the capital
campaign, Florida Tomorrow, on Septem-
ber 28 at 3:30 p.m. in Smathers Library,
with a fireside chat on Florida history with
Dr. Michael Gannon. We will participate
actively in the 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 remodeled and expanded Library
West enters its second fall semester and
has become a hub of campus activity.
A walk through the building, especially
the second and third floors, will reveal
how heavily used it is.A creative team
of librarians, systems staff and media
technicians, guided by campus focus
groups and consultants, shaped a dynamic
learning environment in Library West.

The InfoCommons on the third floor
provides access to the latest digital and
instructional resources, while retaining
the comfort and services of more
traditional libraries. During the Fall and
Spring semesters students and other
library users can be found at the 130
public work stations throughout the day
and night. The group study rooms, study
booths and tables throughout the
building are also heavily used. Our
friendly and knowledgeable staff are
always available to help with information
or research assistance.

In Library West, students will find an
array of services to complete their
projects: research assistance with
resources, computing services, digital
media center, group study rooms and a
presentation area. The graduate students'
sixth floor study area and the individual
studies that are assigned to graduate
students and faculty for the academic
year (see http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/ps/
Circ/facultystudypolicies.html for more
information) have been well received as
environments that facilitate research.

We are working to improve other campus
libraries as well. Space in the Education
Library has been equipped for library
training sessions and Marston Science
Library space has been reconfigured to
support users more effectively. We'll update
you on further changes as they occur.

I look forward
to meeting
and working
with faculty
., throughout
the year and I
d ] welcome your
feedback and
suggestions as
to how we can
better serve you
and your students. Please contact me with
your comments at jcrussell@ufl.edu.
Judith C. Russell
Dean of University Libraries

,- 2 New dean; documents dept.
celebration; faculty readings
-' 3 Access Services news

- 4 New databases; LibraryWest
presentation area
- 5 Library West receives green
building certification; food
- 6 Padre Cicero exhibit

- 7 New head of Judaica Library;
library orientations
- 8 The libraries and the Gator
Common Reading Program



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The Smathers Libraries' Government
Documents department will host
a state-wide depository meeting in
conjunction with its 100' anniversary
as a Government Printing Office (GPO)
Federal Depository on Friday, August 17.
The event will include guest speakers
from the Census Bureau, GPO, State
Library of Florida and Judith C. Russell,
dean of university libraries and former
superintendent of documents,.
Page 2 -- Library News

Faculty readings and reception

Have you or a UF colleague recently published a book that should be shared with the
campus community? The Smathers Libraries begin a series of programs to feature
UF faculty members reading from their recent books. The reading will be followed by
a reception that will allow author and attendees to talk informally. Please send us the
following information on potential readers and their books.

* Author's name and UF department

* Title of the book and bibliographic information about it (publisher, date of
publication, etc.)

* Tell us briefly something about the importance of the book and its audience

Send this information to Barbara Hood, public information officer,

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New Course Reserves
system began 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.

Course information or items from the
previous system can be transferred to Ares
upon request, provided that the course
was last taught during or after Fall 2006.
Please contact the Course Reserves
department at 352-273-2520 or eres@
uflib.ufl.edu for information on renewals.
All faculty and students need to create
their own accounts using their UFID # and
a password, regardless of whether 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 previous system.

Training dates for faculty are scheduled
for late 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, location and times:
Library West, Room 211 (10:00-11:00
a.m.) August 20,22,27 & 29
Natalie Donoso, Course Reserves and
Scott Fagen, Systems Liaison Assess Services

Faculty and graduate
studies: apply online now

Applications are currently being accepted
for academic year Fall 2007- Summer
2008. This year, the application process is
entirely online. Renewal of studies is not
automatic and reassignment is not
guaranteed.You must re-apply before each
Fall semester. The deadline for
applications is August 22,2007 before
the start of the Fall semester. Assignments
will be made by the end of the first week
of Fall classes.All applicants will be
notified via e-mail whether they have been
assigned a study.

For policy information and a link to the
online application please visit:
facultystudypolicies.html for faculty,
and http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/ps/Circ/
graduatestudypolicies.html for graduate

Library fines increase
on selected items

In response to student and faculty
requests, the University of Florida
Libraries has increased certain fines
effective Summer A 2007 to encourage the
prompt return of high demand materials.
This is the first increase in library fines in
over 30 years.

* Overdue fines for items with shorter
loan periods have increased from $0.25
to $1.00 per day per loan. This includes
recalled items, periodicals, videos,
DVDs and reference items.

* Overdue fines for items on Course
Reserve have increased from $.25 to
$1.00 per hour.

* The maximum overdue fine has
increased from $10.00 to $40.00 per
item for short term loans, at which
point an item is considered lost and
borrowers are assessed the replacement
cost in addition to fines accrued.

* Fines for items with regular loan
periods remain at $.25 per day.

Current information on all library fines is
available online at http://www.uflib.ufl.

Angela Mott
Access Services

Interlibrary Loan upgrade

The Interlibrary Loan system (ILLiad) has
been upgraded to provide more
convenient access to the system.
Beginning August 16, the 200# to logon to
your account is no longer required;
instead log on with your UF ID.

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Dissertation &Theses: Full Text
(Dissertation Abstracts 1861-)
The authoritative resource for information
on master's theses and doctoral
dissertations now includes more than
two million entries with over 600,000 full
text versions available in both native or
image PDF formats. These materials may
be downloaded at no cost.All included
master's theses published after 1987
have 150-word abstracts. Dissertations
included in this database published after
1979 include 350-word abstracts written
by the author.

Patrologia Latina Database
An electronic version of the first edition
of Jacques-Paul Migne's Patrologia Latina,
published between 1844 and 1855 and
the four volumes of indexes published
between 1862 and 1865. The Patrologia
Latina comprises the works of the Church
Fathers from Tertullian in 200 AD to
the death of Pope Innocent III in 1216.
Contains the complete Patrologia Latina,
including all prefatory material, original
texts, critical apparatus and indexes.
Migne's column numbers, essential
references for scholars, are also included.
Barbara Gundersen
Collection Management

Group presentation area in Library West

The Info Commons @ West group presentation area is located on the east side of the third
floor and includes a 61" plasma display and large study spaces for patron use. Faculty
and students can test or try their classroom presentations or other activities in this area.
Microsoft Office and Adobe/Macromedia suites are available. For specific applications, visit
http://www.uflib.ufl.edulhss/infocommons/icequipment.html. Please see the research
assistance desk in Library West or call 352-273-2665 to get started.

Librarian Paul Victor, right, discusses an online tutorial in the Info Commons group
presentation area.

Smathers Library
Quality pre-owned books
Smathers Library (East)
Mon-Thurs 10-3

Page 4 --' Library News

Sale prices Aug 27-Sept 7
Sale excludes specially
priced and promotional items

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UF announces Library West has received

green building certification

The newly renovated Library West
now ranks as one of the most
environmentally friendly buildings on

Library West has received gold
certification from the Leadership in
Energy and Environmental Design
(LEED) Green Building Rating System. It
is only the second building at UF to attain
gold status. Rinker Hall, the first, was
certified gold in 2004.

LEED ranks new and existing buildings
based on their site planning, water
management, energy management,
material use, indoor air quality and
innovation and design process. To
receive gold certification, the second-
highest rating, a building must earn 39
of a possible 69 points in those six areas.
Library West earned 40.

The library's sustainable features include
low-flow plumbing fixtures, such as

waterless urinals, that have dramatically
reduced water use, exceeding the standards
of the Energy Act of 1992 by 30 percent.
Also, the building was designed with
increased insulation on the walls, roof and
occupancy controls, resulting in energy
saving of 30 percent above American
Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-
Conditioning Engineers standards.

Inside Library West, carbon dioxide
monitors have been installed, and all
interior materials including sealant,
adhesive, paint, and carpet contain low
or zero volatile organic compounds, which
can evaporate and become toxic fumes.
Most noticeably, building occupants have
access to daylight and views throughout
more than 90 percent of the space, an
unusual quality for a library, and one that
has shown significant positive effects.

According to Bahar Armaghani, assistant
director of the LEED program at UF, studies
have shown green buildings increase

productivity, reduce absenteeism and
improve performance. In fact, many of the
new features of Library West were suggested
by the library staff to create the most
comfortable, effective workplace possible.

Ultimately, Armaghani hopes to instill the
principles of sustainability in UF's student

"UF plays a leading role in training
leaders to make [a] difference in the
world,"Armaghani said."Students will
have [a] major environmental impact as
consumers [and] conservers when [they]
depart campus."

In addition to Library West, the Veterinary
Medicine Food Animal Facility was
recently certified by LEED, earning 28
points of the 69. The McGuire Center for
Lepidoptera and Biodiversity was certified
in 2005.

Allison Burke

Libraries introduce new food policy

Library West and Marston Science
Library introduced a pilot project
during the summer sessions that allowed
patrons to bring in snacks such as granola
bars, chips, crackers, cookies, candy
and nuts, along with small fruits and
vegetables throughout the building.

Former Library West policy permitted all
food in Library West to be consumed only
in the study area across from Starbucks.
Marston Science Library policy did not
permit food in the building.

Beginning with the Fall 2007 semester,
the pilot policy will expand to all of the
George A. Smathers Libraries except for
the Special Collections research room in
Smathers Library and the Music Library.
Covered drinks but no food will be

permitted in the Architecture and Fine
Arts Library. The new food policy is in
effect in the following libraries:

* Library West
* Marston Science Library
* Education Library
* Journalism & Communications Library
* Latin American Collection on the fourth
floor of Smathers Library

Hot entrees, salads, pizza, soup and hot,
messy or odorous items must still be
consumed outside or in the study area
across from Starbucks in Library West.
Food may not to be delivered to the
libraries. Covered drinks are permitted in
the above buildings.

During the summer, library users were
encouraged to fill out an online or paper
survey to let library administration know
their opinions of the pilot.

At press time, 243 surveys were
completed with the following results:54%
30% graduate students
16% faculty/other users

56% were in favor of the pilot project
54% took advantage of the change
56% agreed the pilot policy makes the
library a more pleasant/conducive place
to study
46% agreed the housekeeping staff
maintains a clean and pleasant library

Barbara Hood
Public Information I,,. ,
Library News '- Page 5

Brazil's Padre Cava Gifcero:

Views from the Ralph della Cava Gift

Anew exhibition in the Smathers
Library exhibit gallery examines
the life of Padre Cicero Romao Batista
(1844-1934), the venerated Catholic priest
from Brazil's northeast region who has
long been considered by many to be a
saint and a performer of miracles. The
exhibition examines popular religion in
Brazil, the controversy surrounding Padre
Cicero, and the significant impact that
he and his multitude of followers have
had on religion and politics. Librarians
Richard Phillips and Paul Losch of the
Latin American Collection are curators for
the exhibition, which is on display from
August 15 to October 7,2007.

Padre Cicero first gained notice for his
work to aid the peasants of his native state
of CearA during the terrible droughts that
plagued Brazil's northeast interior region
in the latter half of the 19th century.
During the Great Drought (Grande
Seca) of the late 1870s it is estimated
that hundreds of thousands of residents
died while government officials either
did nothing or fled the region outright.
Padre Cicero quickly became a hero to the
drought victims as he worked tirelessly to
alleviate their suffering and to administer
to their spiritual needs. "Padre Cicero

Padre Cicero
Library News Page 6

is like the Mother
Teresa or Gandhi of
Brazil," said Richard
Phillips."He's such a
central icon... one of
those larger than life
Ralph della Cava
A true following developed in the 1890s
when reports spread that Padre Cicero had
performed miracles, and soon thousands
of pilgrims were making their way to the
city of Josaeiro to receive his blessings.
Although initially supportive towards
claims of his miracles, officials of the
Catholic Church soon became wary of the
power and wealth being accumulated by
Padre Cicero and others in his "sacred"
city of Joaseiro. The increase in wealth had
attracted opportunists, who were able to
take advantage of Padre Cicero's status for
their own benefit. Particularly as he aged
and his health declined, the schemers who
surrounded him were able to make political
and monetary gains at the expense of his
community. For decades he was extremely
influential in shaping social and economic
policy, and both he and his associates had
a profound impact on regional, national
and Church politics. To this day, hundreds
of thousands of pilgrims, or romeiros,
continue to travel to Josaeiro.

The exhibition features rare and unique
materials donated to the libraries by Ralph
della Cava, a noted scholar of religion
in Brazil. Della Cava has researched
the fascinating life and legacy of Padre
Cicero for over forty years, and his gift
to the libraries includes hundreds of
late 19t- and early 20th-century writings
and artifacts. The items displayed in
the exhibition include the notes and
correspondence of Padre Cicero, books,
newspapers, photographs, broadsides,
flyers, medals, statues and political
campaign posters.Also on display are
examples of chapbooks, small poetry

books that are popular in Brazil's
northeast region. Many are adorned with
woodcut illustrations depicting Padre
Cicero and events from his life.
"The Ralph della Cava gift to the
university transcends more than just one
academic field," Phillips said."It's about
history, religion, politics, anthropology
and so on. For years there has been a
great interest in Brazil by UF scholars,
and the Latin American Collection has
been able to support research in diverse
topics ranging from agriculture to politics
to music, and many other research
endeavors.It's also important to point
out that the religion department recently
launched a Ph.D. program specializing in
Religion in the Americas, and the della
Cava gift will provide valuable resources
for these students'"

As Losch points out,"Della Cava selected UF
from among several prestigious institutions
to which he was considering donating his
collection" Della Cava had ties to UF, and
he was well aware of the strengths of Latin
American studies and the Latin American
Collection. He also was assured that the
libraries had the conservation expertise to
preserve the important historical resources
in his collection.

Della Cava will be the guest speaker at
a reception for the exhibition to be held
on September 23 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in
Smathers Library. The reception is open to
the public and is made possible by support
from the UF Center for Latin American
Studies and the Howe Society. Phillips also
acknowledges the curatorial assistance of
three graduate students from the Museum
Studies program: Oaklianna Brown,
Claudia Cervantes and Chloe Smith.

John Nemmers
Descriptive and Technical Services
Archivist, Special and
Area Studies Collections

New Head of the Price Library of Judaica

We are pleased to welcome Seth
Jerchower as the new head of the
Price Library of Judaica. In addition to
collection development responsibilities
and overall management of the Price
Library, Seth will work closely with faculty
and students, particularly those affiliated
with the Center for Jewish Studies, to
satisfy their research and teaching needs.
He replaces Robert Singerman, who
retired in the summer of 2006 after 27
years with the libraries.

Jerchower has many years of experience
in Judaic studies librarianship, having
served recently as Judaic research and
instructional services librarian at the
University of Pennsylvania and as public
services librarian at the Center for
Advanced Judaic Studies. He currently
is completing his Ph.D. in linguistics at
the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Science
Sociales in Paris with a dissertation
entitled, A Judeo-Italian Translation of
the Hebrew Bible: Critical Edition of MS
Parma 3068. He also holds a bachelor's
degree in Italian from Rutgers and a
Laurea degree in Biblical Philology from
the Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Italy.

Jerchower looks forward to his leadership
role in furthering the development
of the Price Library. With more than
85,000 volumes, it is the largest research
Judaica collection in the Southeast."This
important collection is very well regarded,"
he stated."It has a good reputation
in the world of Judaica librarianship

Seth Jerchower
and scholarship. It's a bibliographer's
collection, built with great care by Bob
Singerman, and it is poised to grow and
become a world class research library."

He is particularly excited about the Price
Library's complimentary relationship with
other library collections and academic

units at UF."There are strong connections
already between Jewish studies, Latin
American studies, the Romance languages,
and geography, to name a few," he stated.
"And yet, there is potential for expansion
in all of those areas, and also in areas
that are not currently a focus for the
Judaica collection, such as the broader
field of Atlantic studies. I am excited
about bridging connections between
these diverse but related topics for faculty,
students and scholars'"

Jerchower also looks forward to exploring
his own interests pertaining to "the
technological aspects of 21st-century
librarianship."At the University of
Pennsylvania, he managed the Center
for Jewish Studies web site and all
Judaic Studies electronic resources. He
also created numerous online exhibits
and took a lead role in digitization and
cataloging projects. He plans to continue
these activities, and to explore innovative
methods to deliver information and
engage researchers and educators.
John Nemmers
Descriptive and Technical Services
Archivist, Special and
Area Studies C(.ilh'tff/ I

Library orientations

Learn which of the libraries is best for
you and your students and what library
services are available. Learn how you can
use the libraries from home. Find out how
to get help when you need it.

All orientations are in Library West,

room 212
Monday, Sept. 10
Tuesday, Sept. 11
Wed. Sept. 12
Tues. Sept. 18
Wed. Sept. 19
Mon. Sept. 24

Period 3 (9:35-10:25)
Period 4 (10:40-11:30)
Period 6 (12:50-1:40)
Period 7 (1:55-2:45)
Period 5 (11:45-12:35
Period 3 (9:35-10:25)
Period 4 (10:40-11:30)
Period 5 (11:45-12:35)
Period 7 (1:55-2:45)

Bring your Gator-1 card; no registration is
needed; all subject areas are covered.

Need more information? Call an information
desk at 273-2665 or 273-2856, or send an
e-mail to Laura Woodruff at lauwood@

If you can't make it to one of the sessions,
try the online orientation at http://www.

Mystery in the Stacks r]
student orientation

Library West will hold its second annual
mystery-themed scavenger hunt, Mystery
in the Stacks, as part of the "Weeks of
Welcome" program for new students on

Thursday, September 6, and Wednesday,
October 3, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. This event
will begin with a "kidnapping" that the
students, role-playing as detectives, will
have to solve. Students will be divided into
teams that will then need to use library
resources and services to collect clues to
solve the mystery. All participants will
be treated to refreshments and a library
information packet which will iterate
what they have learned over the course of
the program. The events will be run on a
first come, first served basis and limited to
25 students.

Laura I ,,T
Humanities & Social Sciences
Outreach and Instruction Librarian

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The libraries and the Gator Common Reading Program

The Smathers Libraries are partnering
with the Dean of Students Office and
their inaugural Gator Common Reading
Program to help make it a successful
experience for first year students. The
libraries plan to develop groups on
Facebook and MySpace as well as a wiki
linked from the libraries' home page to
interact with students online about the
book Mountains Beyond Mountains.
Copies of the book are available for check-
out on Course Reserve at the circulation
desk in Library West. In addition, two
READ posters have been designed and
placed in various campus locations. One
features Vice President for Student Affairs
Dr. Patricia Telles-Irvin and the other
features Tracy Kidder. They can be viewed
online at http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/pio/

The en t-ire RA poster colletion can be viie[ed at http:I//wwwuflib~ufl.edu/pio/webpage/indexhtmIi

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