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 Spring 2009 course reserves submissions...
 Libraries to sponsor NaNoWriMo...
 Library mentors connect with First-Year...
 Library West and Marston Science...
 New link resolver added
 Upcoming exhibits
 Libraries now have Access World...
 Jim Liversidge Collection...
 New online finding aid uncovers...
 Photoplay editions: a colorful...
 Meet Bess de Farber
 Elegance of Science contest
 Let's talk about it!






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Table of Contents
    Smathers Libraries to sponsor GIS Day Nov. 19
        Page 1
    Spring 2009 course reserves submissions now being taken
        Page 2
    Libraries to sponsor NaNoWriMo "Write-In"
        Page 2
    Library mentors connect with First-Year Writing class students
        Page 3
    Library West and Marston Science Library to be open extended hours for exams
        Page 3
    New link resolver added
        Page 3
    Upcoming exhibits
        Page 4
    Libraries now have Access World News from NewsBank
        Page 4
    Jim Liversidge Collection dedicated
        Page 5
    New online finding aid uncovers 225 years of stage history and lore
        Page 5
    Photoplay editions: a colorful promotional tool spanning silent and sound films
        Page 6
    Meet Bess de Farber
        Page 7
    Elegance of Science contest
        Page 7
    Let's talk about it!
        Page 8
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George A. Smathers Libraries
www.uflib.ufl.edu


LIBRARY NEWS





Smathers Libraries to sponsor GIS Day Nov. 19


The George A. Smathers Libraries
will host an all-day event to
showcase the use of geographic
information systems (GIS) to the
academic community and the public
on Wednesday, November 19,
beginning at 9:30 a.m. in Smathers
Library, Room 1A.

GIS Day is a global event that
celebrates GIS and is held each year
on the Wednesday of National
Geographic Society's Geography
Awareness Week (November 16-22
in 2008). The Smathers Libraries will
provide this opportunity for those
curious about GIS to see its
applications in action. It will also
allow the many departments on
campus who use GIS to come
together to share the research
projects on which they are working.
Most importantly, it will highlight
the many services and resources in
the libraries' Spatial Information
Services Unit available for
researchers using GIS.

The event will include speakers from
a number of different departments
across campus as well as a special
guest from the St. Johns River Water
Management District who will talk
about using GIS in litigation. After
the morning presentations will be a
cake-cutting ceremony and opening
of the exhibit hall area. This area will


include information about the many
resources in the libraries that support
GIS from data and books to GIS
consulting services. Also offered will
be demonstrations of GIS software,
as well as booths set up by various
organizations across campus and
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In addition, there will also be a poster
session from 12:30-1:00. The posters
will showcase how GIS is used in
actual research at the University
of Florida. The day will conclude
with a geocaching event from 2:30-
4:00. Pre-registration is required for
geocaching on the GIS Day Web site.
Geocaching is a popular hobby that


allows people to use GPS technology
to locate hidden clues and treasures.
Everyone, no matter what level of
previous experience, is encouraged to
sign up for this event.

For a complete schedule and list of
exhibits for GIS Day, please visit
http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/msl/
gisday2008/ or call (352) 273-2825.

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Spring 2009 Course Reserv
submissions now being tak

Submissions for the Spring 2009 semester Course Reserves are now being
taken, so get a head start on the semester rush.

Course Reserves are supplemental readings that are made available to
students both in electronic and hard copy formats. Faculty may request
materials for their courses via the Ares system. These include articles,
scanned chapters of books, DVD's, VHS's, CD's, books, personal materials,
lecture slides, etc.

Scanned materials are subject to copyright evaluation prior to being placed
on reserve. For more information on our copyright guidelines, please view
the brochure that is available on the Ares Web site at https://ares.uflib.ufl.
edu/images/Course-Reserves0708.pdf.

The Ares course reserve system has received a new feature in its latest
version update: Tags! Tagging allows instructors to sort their materials by
labeling them for students.

A series of training dates for faculty are scheduled during December and
January to demonstrate how to use the Ares system. In the faculty training,
instructors will learn how to create an account, be shown all the features
of Ares, learn how to renew previous course material, and learn how to
submit new materials and check their status online.


Training Dates, Times and Location:
Library West Room, Room 211 (10:00 a.i

December: 16, 18, 23
January: 6, 8, 13, 15

For those not able to attend one
of the training sessions and not
familiar with the system, please
refer to the one-minute training
videos at https://ares.uflib.ufl.
edu/videos.html

Would your department like a
personalized training session? Call
the Course Reserves office at (352)
273-2520 or e-mail eres@uflib.ufl.
edu to schedule a representative to
come to your department meeting
for a presentation.
Natalie Lane
Course Reserves


11:00 a.m.)


Libraries to sponsor
NaNoWriMo"Write-In"

Every November for the past six
years, people from all over the nation
have pledged to write a 175-page
(50,000 word) novel in just one
month for National Novel Writing
Month (NaNoWriMo), http://www.
nanowrimo.org/.

The George A. Smathers Libraries,
will host a middle-of-the-month
"Write-In" to support NaNoWriMo
writers as well as those interested in
learning more about the month-long
event. This special write-in will be
Wednesday, November 19, 5:00 p.m.
- 10:00 p.m. in the InfoCommons@
West on the third floor of Library
West.

Several local authors will be on
hand to lend their support to the
NaNoWriMo writers. M.D. Abrams,
a north Florida mystery writer, will
provide a motivational lecture and
urban fantasy writer Jeanine Frost
will provide a podcast interview
which will be played that evening.

Smathers Libraries will also host a
"Final Push Write-In" on November
30, from 3:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m. in the
InfoCommons@West on the third
floor of Library West.

Direct questions about the event to
Stacey Ewing, staewin@uflib.ufl.edu,
or Laura Jordan, laujord@uflib.ufl.edu.
Stacey Ewing
Humanities and Social Sciences I d'rina


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Top ten Course
Reserves users
by department

1. English
2. Political Science
3. Art & Art History
4. History
5. Sociology
6. Education Teaching &
Learning
7. Anthropology
8. Romance Languages &
Literatures
9. Latin American Studies
10. All other departments
(48%)








Spring 2009 Course Reserv
submissions now being tak

Submissions for the Spring 2009 semester Course Reserves are now being
taken, so get a head start on the semester rush.

Course Reserves are supplemental readings that are made available to
students both in electronic and hard copy formats. Faculty may request
materials for their courses via the Ares system. These include articles,
scanned chapters of books, DVD's, VHS's, CD's, books, personal materials,
lecture slides, etc.

Scanned materials are subject to copyright evaluation prior to being placed
on reserve. For more information on our copyright guidelines, please view
the brochure that is available on the Ares Web site at https://ares.uflib.ufl.
edu/images/Course-Reserves0708.pdf.

The Ares course reserve system has received a new feature in its latest
version update: Tags! Tagging allows instructors to sort their materials by
labeling them for students.

A series of training dates for faculty are scheduled during December and
January to demonstrate how to use the Ares system. In the faculty training,
instructors will learn how to create an account, be shown all the features
of Ares, learn how to renew previous course material, and learn how to
submit new materials and check their status online.


Training Dates, Times and Location:
Library West Room, Room 211 (10:00 a.i

December: 16, 18, 23
January: 6, 8, 13, 15

For those not able to attend one
of the training sessions and not
familiar with the system, please
refer to the one-minute training
videos at https://ares.uflib.ufl.
edu/videos.html

Would your department like a
personalized training session? Call
the Course Reserves office at (352)
273-2520 or e-mail eres@uflib.ufl.
edu to schedule a representative to
come to your department meeting
for a presentation.
Natalie Lane
Course Reserves


11:00 a.m.)


Libraries to sponsor
NaNoWriMo"Write-In"

Every November for the past six
years, people from all over the nation
have pledged to write a 175-page
(50,000 word) novel in just one
month for National Novel Writing
Month (NaNoWriMo), http://www.
nanowrimo.org/.

The George A. Smathers Libraries,
will host a middle-of-the-month
"Write-In" to support NaNoWriMo
writers as well as those interested in
learning more about the month-long
event. This special write-in will be
Wednesday, November 19, 5:00 p.m.
- 10:00 p.m. in the InfoCommons@
West on the third floor of Library
West.

Several local authors will be on
hand to lend their support to the
NaNoWriMo writers. M.D. Abrams,
a north Florida mystery writer, will
provide a motivational lecture and
urban fantasy writer Jeanine Frost
will provide a podcast interview
which will be played that evening.

Smathers Libraries will also host a
"Final Push Write-In" on November
30, from 3:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m. in the
InfoCommons@West on the third
floor of Library West.

Direct questions about the event to
Stacey Ewing, staewin@uflib.ufl.edu,
or Laura Jordan, laujord@uflib.ufl.edu.
Stacey Ewing
Humanities and Social Sciences I d'rina


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Top ten Course
Reserves users
by department

1. English
2. Political Science
3. Art & Art History
4. History
5. Sociology
6. Education Teaching &
Learning
7. Anthropology
8. Romance Languages &
Literatures
9. Latin American Studies
10. All other departments
(48%)







Library mentors connect with

First-Year Writing class students


This year's First-Year Writing
classes have a little more person-
alized help when it comes to re-
search: library mentors. Mentors are
connecting with students to better
ensure they learn sound methods of
performing research instead of wait-
ing for them to come to librarians.

This project is entirely new to library
staff. Formerly, ENC 1101 and 1102
classes visited the library for a session
of general bibliographic instruction
that often did not coincide with a
time when the students were work-
ing on a project that required outside
resources. This new, personal touch
empowers students to seek assistance
and learn how to use their library
resources.

After planning the mentoring
program over the course of last
spring and summer, the project
commenced in late August when the
ENC sections were divided among
the library mentors. Then meetings
and e-mails between ENC faculty
and library mentors opened the door
to this new way of reaching students.


Library mentors were tasked with the
mission to portray the library as an
approachable resource for First-Year
Writing faculty and students seek-
ing personalized help. The mentors
developed a number of resources to
help with the transition to the new
program, such as the First-Year
Writing LibGuide (http://libguides.
uflib.ufl.edu/enc) and the UWP/
Library Mentor Blog (http://blogs.
uflib.ufl.edu/enc).

The students e-mail the library
mentors with questions as they
proceed with their projects. Faculty
contact library mentors for advice
and instruction on how to help their
students succeed with research.
Mentors visit their classrooms.
Students attend Library Labs where
they receive guided help from library
mentors. Library mentors hosting the
labs know what kind of projects the
students are working on, and they
know how best to help.
Missy Shoop
Humanities and Social Sciences I dli,rii'tn


Library West and Marston Science Library
to be open extended hours for exams

Library administration recently met with student government
representatives to discuss continuing the extended hours in both Library
West and Marston Science Library at the end of the fall semester. The
extended hours will be as follows:

Saturday, Dec. 6 through Wednesday, Dec.17 8:00 a.m. 4:00 a.m.
Thursday, Dec. 18 8:00 a.m. 1:00 a.m. and
Friday, Dec. 19 8:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.

Starbucks in Library West will be open all hours that Library West is open.
After dark, members of the UF community may request a walking escort
or a ride with Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol (SNAP) via telephone at
392-SNAP (392-7627).


New link resolver added

On October 8 the libraries replaced
SFX with 360 Link as the article
link resolver. 360 Link underwent
testing for several months and has
several advantages over SFX. The
biggest change that users may notice
is that if full text is available, one-
click will take users right to the
article. Fewer inaccurate links, better
database choices and an up-to-date
knowledge base are all critical, but
rarely noticed features of a first rate
article link resolver. End users will
find all of these features in 360 Link.
This change should require little
or no change to library instruction
handouts or presentations. While the
accuracy and timeliness of full-text
retrieval should improve with 360
Link, it's likely that the only apparent
change to end-users will be the one-
click functionality.

Users who prefer to choose the full-
test database themselves still have
that option by clicking a link in the
"helper window."

In addition to working with
QuickSearch, 360 Link also works
from within many of the library
databases as well as Google Scholar.

If any problems with 360 Link are
encountered, please send a message
to the Electronic Resources Unit help
desk at er-help@uflib.ufl.edu.
Christian Poehlmann
Electronic Resources I dlirtiin


Visit the
Smathers Library
Bookstore

Quality used books, cd's,
record albums,
USGS topos at low prices

Smathers Library (East) first floor
Open Tues-Fri 10:00-3:00


I il, )' News %-A Page 3







Library mentors connect with

First-Year Writing class students


This year's First-Year Writing
classes have a little more person-
alized help when it comes to re-
search: library mentors. Mentors are
connecting with students to better
ensure they learn sound methods of
performing research instead of wait-
ing for them to come to librarians.

This project is entirely new to library
staff. Formerly, ENC 1101 and 1102
classes visited the library for a session
of general bibliographic instruction
that often did not coincide with a
time when the students were work-
ing on a project that required outside
resources. This new, personal touch
empowers students to seek assistance
and learn how to use their library
resources.

After planning the mentoring
program over the course of last
spring and summer, the project
commenced in late August when the
ENC sections were divided among
the library mentors. Then meetings
and e-mails between ENC faculty
and library mentors opened the door
to this new way of reaching students.


Library mentors were tasked with the
mission to portray the library as an
approachable resource for First-Year
Writing faculty and students seek-
ing personalized help. The mentors
developed a number of resources to
help with the transition to the new
program, such as the First-Year
Writing LibGuide (http://libguides.
uflib.ufl.edu/enc) and the UWP/
Library Mentor Blog (http://blogs.
uflib.ufl.edu/enc).

The students e-mail the library
mentors with questions as they
proceed with their projects. Faculty
contact library mentors for advice
and instruction on how to help their
students succeed with research.
Mentors visit their classrooms.
Students attend Library Labs where
they receive guided help from library
mentors. Library mentors hosting the
labs know what kind of projects the
students are working on, and they
know how best to help.
Missy Shoop
Humanities and Social Sciences I dli,rii'tn


Library West and Marston Science Library
to be open extended hours for exams

Library administration recently met with student government
representatives to discuss continuing the extended hours in both Library
West and Marston Science Library at the end of the fall semester. The
extended hours will be as follows:

Saturday, Dec. 6 through Wednesday, Dec.17 8:00 a.m. 4:00 a.m.
Thursday, Dec. 18 8:00 a.m. 1:00 a.m. and
Friday, Dec. 19 8:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.

Starbucks in Library West will be open all hours that Library West is open.
After dark, members of the UF community may request a walking escort
or a ride with Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol (SNAP) via telephone at
392-SNAP (392-7627).


New link resolver added

On October 8 the libraries replaced
SFX with 360 Link as the article
link resolver. 360 Link underwent
testing for several months and has
several advantages over SFX. The
biggest change that users may notice
is that if full text is available, one-
click will take users right to the
article. Fewer inaccurate links, better
database choices and an up-to-date
knowledge base are all critical, but
rarely noticed features of a first rate
article link resolver. End users will
find all of these features in 360 Link.
This change should require little
or no change to library instruction
handouts or presentations. While the
accuracy and timeliness of full-text
retrieval should improve with 360
Link, it's likely that the only apparent
change to end-users will be the one-
click functionality.

Users who prefer to choose the full-
test database themselves still have
that option by clicking a link in the
"helper window."

In addition to working with
QuickSearch, 360 Link also works
from within many of the library
databases as well as Google Scholar.

If any problems with 360 Link are
encountered, please send a message
to the Electronic Resources Unit help
desk at er-help@uflib.ufl.edu.
Christian Poehlmann
Electronic Resources I dlirtiin


Visit the
Smathers Library
Bookstore

Quality used books, cd's,
record albums,
USGS topos at low prices

Smathers Library (East) first floor
Open Tues-Fri 10:00-3:00


I il, )' News %-A Page 3







Library mentors connect with

First-Year Writing class students


This year's First-Year Writing
classes have a little more person-
alized help when it comes to re-
search: library mentors. Mentors are
connecting with students to better
ensure they learn sound methods of
performing research instead of wait-
ing for them to come to librarians.

This project is entirely new to library
staff. Formerly, ENC 1101 and 1102
classes visited the library for a session
of general bibliographic instruction
that often did not coincide with a
time when the students were work-
ing on a project that required outside
resources. This new, personal touch
empowers students to seek assistance
and learn how to use their library
resources.

After planning the mentoring
program over the course of last
spring and summer, the project
commenced in late August when the
ENC sections were divided among
the library mentors. Then meetings
and e-mails between ENC faculty
and library mentors opened the door
to this new way of reaching students.


Library mentors were tasked with the
mission to portray the library as an
approachable resource for First-Year
Writing faculty and students seek-
ing personalized help. The mentors
developed a number of resources to
help with the transition to the new
program, such as the First-Year
Writing LibGuide (http://libguides.
uflib.ufl.edu/enc) and the UWP/
Library Mentor Blog (http://blogs.
uflib.ufl.edu/enc).

The students e-mail the library
mentors with questions as they
proceed with their projects. Faculty
contact library mentors for advice
and instruction on how to help their
students succeed with research.
Mentors visit their classrooms.
Students attend Library Labs where
they receive guided help from library
mentors. Library mentors hosting the
labs know what kind of projects the
students are working on, and they
know how best to help.
Missy Shoop
Humanities and Social Sciences I dli,rii'tn


Library West and Marston Science Library
to be open extended hours for exams

Library administration recently met with student government
representatives to discuss continuing the extended hours in both Library
West and Marston Science Library at the end of the fall semester. The
extended hours will be as follows:

Saturday, Dec. 6 through Wednesday, Dec.17 8:00 a.m. 4:00 a.m.
Thursday, Dec. 18 8:00 a.m. 1:00 a.m. and
Friday, Dec. 19 8:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.

Starbucks in Library West will be open all hours that Library West is open.
After dark, members of the UF community may request a walking escort
or a ride with Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol (SNAP) via telephone at
392-SNAP (392-7627).


New link resolver added

On October 8 the libraries replaced
SFX with 360 Link as the article
link resolver. 360 Link underwent
testing for several months and has
several advantages over SFX. The
biggest change that users may notice
is that if full text is available, one-
click will take users right to the
article. Fewer inaccurate links, better
database choices and an up-to-date
knowledge base are all critical, but
rarely noticed features of a first rate
article link resolver. End users will
find all of these features in 360 Link.
This change should require little
or no change to library instruction
handouts or presentations. While the
accuracy and timeliness of full-text
retrieval should improve with 360
Link, it's likely that the only apparent
change to end-users will be the one-
click functionality.

Users who prefer to choose the full-
test database themselves still have
that option by clicking a link in the
"helper window."

In addition to working with
QuickSearch, 360 Link also works
from within many of the library
databases as well as Google Scholar.

If any problems with 360 Link are
encountered, please send a message
to the Electronic Resources Unit help
desk at er-help@uflib.ufl.edu.
Christian Poehlmann
Electronic Resources I dlirtiin


Visit the
Smathers Library
Bookstore

Quality used books, cd's,
record albums,
USGS topos at low prices

Smathers Library (East) first floor
Open Tues-Fri 10:00-3:00


I il, )' News %-A Page 3






Libraries now have
Access World News
from NewsBank!


SPECIAL COLLECTIONS EXHIBITS

Buttons, Badges, and Bumper
Stickers: 160 Years of
Presidential Campaigns
November 3 December 15, 2008
Smathers Library Exhibit Gallery,
Second Floor
Sponsored by the Stewards of Florida
History and the UF Department of
Political Science (Political Campaign-
ing Program)

"Buttons, Badges and Bumper Stick-
ers" illustrates some key components
of presidential election campaigns
as they have affected Florida, the na-
tion, and the candidates themselves.
The exhibit introduces viewers to
the world of campaign memorabilia,
from the early ribbons, badges and
watch fobs worn to state and national
conventions to recent novelty pins.

Featured items include ribbons from
the campaigns of Andrew Jackson
(1828) and Abraham Lincoln (1860)
and an example of a torch carried
in turn-of-the-century torch light
parades. While the exhibit con-
tains many campaign standards
and oddities from candidates who
won through to the White House, it
also reminds us of the forgotten or


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unsuccessful bids by Al Smith (first
Catholic candidate), James Cox (later
founder of Cox Communications)
and Barry Goldwater.

The exhibit showcases pins and
badges associated with campaign
firsts, the evolution of bumper stick-
ers as vehicles for espousing a politi-
cal cause or candidate, and the rise
of negative campaigning. The role of
Florida in national politics exem-
plified in the stormy and controver-
sial voting returns of the 1876 and
2000 presidential elections is also
prominent. An actual West Palm
Beach voting booth complete with
butterfly ballot is showcased.

Cuba, Past, Present and Future
January 9 January 23, 2009
Smathers Library Exhibit Gallery,
Second Floor

Sunday, January 11, 2009
4:00-7:00 p.m. Reception and
Discussion, Smathers Library
Please RSVP to Gail Crawford,
(352) 273-2505
163

MARSTON SCIENCE LIBRARY
DISPLAY CASE SCHEDULE

2008
November-December: Harn:
Promises of Paradise Exhibition &
Holiday Sale display

2009
January: Geology
February: Charles Darwin's
Bicentenary Celebration
March: Hindu Students' Council
April: Office of Sustainability

The display case is available begin-
ning with May 2009 for displays by
university-affiliated groups.
For display case policies see:
http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/msl/about/
policies/display.html


Access World News includes
almost 1,200 U.S. titles (primarily
newspapers) and over 1,000
international news sources. There
are over 50 Florida newspapers,
including The Miami Herald,
Tallahassee Democrat, Florida
Today, Pensacola News Journal and
a number of papers to which the
libraries previously had no electronic
access. It has a straightforward
and easy-to-use search interface
which will make it a good choice
for many of the newspaper titles
duplicated in Lexis or Factiva as well.
Access at http://infoweb.newsbank.com
Patrick Reakes
Head, Journalism and
Communications Library


Fred Pearce, author of When the
Rivers Run Dry, the 2008 Common
Reading Program selection, spoke
at a reception in his honor at
Smathers Library on October 15.






Libraries now have
Access World News
from NewsBank!


SPECIAL COLLECTIONS EXHIBITS

Buttons, Badges, and Bumper
Stickers: 160 Years of
Presidential Campaigns
November 3 December 15, 2008
Smathers Library Exhibit Gallery,
Second Floor
Sponsored by the Stewards of Florida
History and the UF Department of
Political Science (Political Campaign-
ing Program)

"Buttons, Badges and Bumper Stick-
ers" illustrates some key components
of presidential election campaigns
as they have affected Florida, the na-
tion, and the candidates themselves.
The exhibit introduces viewers to
the world of campaign memorabilia,
from the early ribbons, badges and
watch fobs worn to state and national
conventions to recent novelty pins.

Featured items include ribbons from
the campaigns of Andrew Jackson
(1828) and Abraham Lincoln (1860)
and an example of a torch carried
in turn-of-the-century torch light
parades. While the exhibit con-
tains many campaign standards
and oddities from candidates who
won through to the White House, it
also reminds us of the forgotten or


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unsuccessful bids by Al Smith (first
Catholic candidate), James Cox (later
founder of Cox Communications)
and Barry Goldwater.

The exhibit showcases pins and
badges associated with campaign
firsts, the evolution of bumper stick-
ers as vehicles for espousing a politi-
cal cause or candidate, and the rise
of negative campaigning. The role of
Florida in national politics exem-
plified in the stormy and controver-
sial voting returns of the 1876 and
2000 presidential elections is also
prominent. An actual West Palm
Beach voting booth complete with
butterfly ballot is showcased.

Cuba, Past, Present and Future
January 9 January 23, 2009
Smathers Library Exhibit Gallery,
Second Floor

Sunday, January 11, 2009
4:00-7:00 p.m. Reception and
Discussion, Smathers Library
Please RSVP to Gail Crawford,
(352) 273-2505
163

MARSTON SCIENCE LIBRARY
DISPLAY CASE SCHEDULE

2008
November-December: Harn:
Promises of Paradise Exhibition &
Holiday Sale display

2009
January: Geology
February: Charles Darwin's
Bicentenary Celebration
March: Hindu Students' Council
April: Office of Sustainability

The display case is available begin-
ning with May 2009 for displays by
university-affiliated groups.
For display case policies see:
http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/msl/about/
policies/display.html


Access World News includes
almost 1,200 U.S. titles (primarily
newspapers) and over 1,000
international news sources. There
are over 50 Florida newspapers,
including The Miami Herald,
Tallahassee Democrat, Florida
Today, Pensacola News Journal and
a number of papers to which the
libraries previously had no electronic
access. It has a straightforward
and easy-to-use search interface
which will make it a good choice
for many of the newspaper titles
duplicated in Lexis or Factiva as well.
Access at http://infoweb.newsbank.com
Patrick Reakes
Head, Journalism and
Communications Library


Fred Pearce, author of When the
Rivers Run Dry, the 2008 Common
Reading Program selection, spoke
at a reception in his honor at
Smathers Library on October 15.






Jim Liversidge Collection
Dedicated
On Monday, August 25, 2008,
the Jim Liversidge Collection
- the newest addition to the
Department of Special and Area
Studies Collections Popular Culture
Collections unit was formally
dedicated at a reception in Smathers
Library. This followed the summer-
long exhibit "The Passing Parade:
A Baby Boomer Collects" which
provided highlights of the collection
from politics, television, theatre, film,
music, sports and day-to-day current
events of the past 50 years. An article
about the reception appeared in
the Independent Florida Alligator at
http://tinyurl.com/66tfps

The collection began in 1963 as a
third grade homework assignment
and grew to lifetime collecting
passion that now consists of close
to seven thousand individual pieces
(autographs, scrapbooks, photos,
programs, posters, campaign buttons,
sheet music, newspaper clippings,
audio recordings, VHS and DVD
films, artifacts and over 400 book
titles). Special attention is reserved
for "wide screen" promotion and
gimmicks of the 1950s and early
1960s (Cinerama, Cinemascope, 3-D,
etc.) and ephemera related to the
1963 Stanley Kramer production and
cast of "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad
World." A detailed finding aid to the
contents of the collection is available
at http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/spec/
belknap/liversidge.htm

Liversidge has worked for the UF
Libraries for 15 years and currently
serves as curator of the Popular
Culture Collections. The libraries
are most grateful that he has decided
to donate his fascinating and
entertaining collection of artifacts
and materials to the UF Libraries
where they will be permanently
available to researchers of the era.
Rich Bennett
Chair, Special and Area Studies (. 4/, ii, .,,


New online finding aid uncovers

225 years of stage history and lore

ince the establishment of the Sara Yancey
Belknap Collection for the Performing
Arts as a dance archive in 1958, the holdings
in the Department of Special and Area Studies
Collections have grown steadily to include
ephemera and artifacts from the worlds of theatre,
film, music, radio and television. The largest single
area of collecting in the archive of performing arts
is the Theatre Playbill and Program Collection
which until recently has never been browsable by
the general public. For the first time, this vast and
eclectic research treasure is now accessible, online,
through a detailed and entertaining finding guide created for the Belknap Web
page by the curator of Popular Culture Collections: http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/
spec/belknap/ufplaybills.htm

The extensive and time-consuming project (18 months in the making!) began
with the transfer of approximately 9,500 individual play titles into new acid-
free folders and 111 storage boxes (148 linear feet of shelf space). Each folder
contains and represents multiple professional and amateur productions resulting
in over 100,000 individual programs, playbills and miscellaneous promotional
items of interest to researchers, historians and theatre aficionados. Play titles
in the finding guide are listed alphabetically and include descriptive historical
notes (dates for the original production, cast listings, playwrights, composers,
producers, directors, choreographers, song titles, etc) as well as tidbits of show
business trivia scattered throughout the text.

The patron using this research aid will find a wealth of theatrical history and
production information, but will also discover early performances by film stars
Cary Grant (billed under his real name "Archie Leach") and John Garfield
(billed under his real name "Julius Garfinkle"). A researcher, with a keen eye,
will also uncover stage performances by writers George S. Kaufman, Thornton
Wilder and Sinclair Lewis or attempts at theatrical immortality by businessman
Dean Witter and Dorothy Brando (Mother of Marlon Brando and a respected


HIGLER THEATRE COMPANY



SINCLAIR LEWS1
ANMGA IS TWENTY-TWO
k -II s



SIR CEDRIC HARDWICKE
SHADOW nd SUBSTANCE
NOW


acting coach).


This vast and colorful collection of vintage primary
source material will educate, entertain and surprise
the patron, researcher and student at the University
of Florida (and beyond) and the newly created
finding guide will introduce the community to a
valuable (but undiscovered) historical resource
in the Department of Special and Area Studies
Collections in the George A. Smathers Libraries. For
more information, please contact Jim Liversidge at
jimliv@uflib.ufl.edu or call (352) 273-2759.
Jim Liversidge
Curator ofPopular Culture (. .II i, i..


Library News %6- Page 5






Jim Liversidge Collection
Dedicated
On Monday, August 25, 2008,
the Jim Liversidge Collection
- the newest addition to the
Department of Special and Area
Studies Collections Popular Culture
Collections unit was formally
dedicated at a reception in Smathers
Library. This followed the summer-
long exhibit "The Passing Parade:
A Baby Boomer Collects" which
provided highlights of the collection
from politics, television, theatre, film,
music, sports and day-to-day current
events of the past 50 years. An article
about the reception appeared in
the Independent Florida Alligator at
http://tinyurl.com/66tfps

The collection began in 1963 as a
third grade homework assignment
and grew to lifetime collecting
passion that now consists of close
to seven thousand individual pieces
(autographs, scrapbooks, photos,
programs, posters, campaign buttons,
sheet music, newspaper clippings,
audio recordings, VHS and DVD
films, artifacts and over 400 book
titles). Special attention is reserved
for "wide screen" promotion and
gimmicks of the 1950s and early
1960s (Cinerama, Cinemascope, 3-D,
etc.) and ephemera related to the
1963 Stanley Kramer production and
cast of "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad
World." A detailed finding aid to the
contents of the collection is available
at http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/spec/
belknap/liversidge.htm

Liversidge has worked for the UF
Libraries for 15 years and currently
serves as curator of the Popular
Culture Collections. The libraries
are most grateful that he has decided
to donate his fascinating and
entertaining collection of artifacts
and materials to the UF Libraries
where they will be permanently
available to researchers of the era.
Rich Bennett
Chair, Special and Area Studies (. 4/, ii, .,,


New online finding aid uncovers

225 years of stage history and lore

ince the establishment of the Sara Yancey
Belknap Collection for the Performing
Arts as a dance archive in 1958, the holdings
in the Department of Special and Area Studies
Collections have grown steadily to include
ephemera and artifacts from the worlds of theatre,
film, music, radio and television. The largest single
area of collecting in the archive of performing arts
is the Theatre Playbill and Program Collection
which until recently has never been browsable by
the general public. For the first time, this vast and
eclectic research treasure is now accessible, online,
through a detailed and entertaining finding guide created for the Belknap Web
page by the curator of Popular Culture Collections: http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/
spec/belknap/ufplaybills.htm

The extensive and time-consuming project (18 months in the making!) began
with the transfer of approximately 9,500 individual play titles into new acid-
free folders and 111 storage boxes (148 linear feet of shelf space). Each folder
contains and represents multiple professional and amateur productions resulting
in over 100,000 individual programs, playbills and miscellaneous promotional
items of interest to researchers, historians and theatre aficionados. Play titles
in the finding guide are listed alphabetically and include descriptive historical
notes (dates for the original production, cast listings, playwrights, composers,
producers, directors, choreographers, song titles, etc) as well as tidbits of show
business trivia scattered throughout the text.

The patron using this research aid will find a wealth of theatrical history and
production information, but will also discover early performances by film stars
Cary Grant (billed under his real name "Archie Leach") and John Garfield
(billed under his real name "Julius Garfinkle"). A researcher, with a keen eye,
will also uncover stage performances by writers George S. Kaufman, Thornton
Wilder and Sinclair Lewis or attempts at theatrical immortality by businessman
Dean Witter and Dorothy Brando (Mother of Marlon Brando and a respected


HIGLER THEATRE COMPANY



SINCLAIR LEWS1
ANMGA IS TWENTY-TWO
k -II s



SIR CEDRIC HARDWICKE
SHADOW nd SUBSTANCE
NOW


acting coach).


This vast and colorful collection of vintage primary
source material will educate, entertain and surprise
the patron, researcher and student at the University
of Florida (and beyond) and the newly created
finding guide will introduce the community to a
valuable (but undiscovered) historical resource
in the Department of Special and Area Studies
Collections in the George A. Smathers Libraries. For
more information, please contact Jim Liversidge at
jimliv@uflib.ufl.edu or call (352) 273-2759.
Jim Liversidge
Curator ofPopular Culture (. .II i, i..


Library News %6- Page 5










Photoplay Editions: a colorful promotional

tool spanning silent and sound films


Scattered throughout the Popular
Culture Collections in the
George A. Smathers Libraries are
many examples of motion picture
"tie-ins" promoting films and the
actors starring in the celebrated
productions. Posters, lobby cards,
press books, press kits, toys, sheet
music and miscellaneous artifacts
and ephemeral items, preserved
in the performing arts depository
of the Department of Special and
Area Studies Collections, provide
information and insight into the vast
production and publicity machine
set in motion to alert, enlighten and
influence an eager ticket buying
populace.

One of the earliest promotional
movie tie-ins was the photoplay
edition, defined by historian Arnie
Davis (in his definitive history of the
subject, Photoplay Editions and Other
Movie Tie-in Books) as "referring to


a link between a book and a movie
defined by the use of photographs,
artwork or written credit relating
the movie title, movie production
company and/or movie cast to the
text of the book."

In the past year, a rare collection of
367 photoplay editions assembled by
distinguished private collector, Mark
H. Wolff of Studio City, California,
was added to the Belknap Collection
for the Performing Arts. Many of
the items are first editions and the
collection is a rare presentation of a
now defunct promotional art form.

Most of the hardcover publications
are in good to satisfactory condition
complete with the historic dust
jackets intact. However, it is almost
impossible to find the earlier silent
film editions in a dust wrapper,
but this portion of the collection
represents a rare compilation of


photoplays from the silent films of
the 1910s and 1920s many of the
films themselves, sadly lost forever.

The collection, now catalogued
and available for patron research,
does include the "first crossover"
edition of What Happened to Mary
from 1913. The collection includes
a parade of major writers (Charles
Dickens, Nathaniel Hawthorne,
Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck,
Somerset Maugham, Raymond
Chandler, etc.) and noted illustrators
who provided classic artwork for
the dust jackets (Mach Tey, Alfred
Skrenda, Norman Rockwell, etc.).
For more information please contact
Jim Liversidge at jimliv@uflib.ufl.edu
or call at (352) 273-2759.
Jim Liversidge
Curator ofPopular Culture Collections


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UNIVERSITY of
UFFLORIDA







Meet Bess de Farber:
Smathers Libraries'new grants manager


Elegance of Science
Contest


Bess de Farber, MNM, CPF
(Master of Nonprofit Manage-
ment, Certified Professional Facilita-
tor) became the libraries' grants
manager on October 6. In this
newly-created position, de Farber
will manage the grants program
through partnering with Smathers
Libraries' faculty and staff in the
pursuit, acquisition and completion
of grants-related projects. Key to the
success of this program will be
providing collaboration development
and planning support.

In this capacity, she will work with
staff and faculty to facilitate new
libraries' partnerships with university
faculty and departments, as well as
local, regional and national organiza-
tions for project and revenue gener-
ating opportunities.

de Farber says that this type of
hands-on grants management
position doesn't exist in most
academic libraries. Traditionally,
both academic and public libraries
have been self-sufficient. Only
recently, because of increases in costs
for electronic and other library
resources combined with budget
reductions, many more libraries have
begun seeking grant funds to support
the "new" library work-organizing
and/or creating greater accessibility
to existing information resources.

"It's not all about books anymore,"
said de Farber, "it's about what we
can do with the information we have
and how we can make it more
accessible to users." de Farber went
on to say that regarding "new" library
work, has no specific funding source.
Regardless, librarians are indispens-
able to this process because they are
specifically skilled in how to find and
use information, and how to best
dispense it to others.


A classically
trained
clarinetist,
de Farber
uses her
collaborative
background
in her new
position. She
points out
that wind
players
usually
perform in groups, requiring a
variety of communication, facilita-
tion, negotiation and team building
skills in order to produce the most
desirable musical result. The same
skills are necessary to support those
seeking to create fundable and engag-
ing proposals

Most recently, de Farber was the
grants and revenue manager at the
University of Arizona Libraries. She
has previous experience in a variety
of grants management and consult-
ing projects ranging from arts
education planning for Palm Beach
County School District to acquiring
funding to digitize an endangered
collection in Afghanistan. She holds
a master's degree in nonprofit
management from Florida Atlantic
University and a bachelor's degree in
music from the University of South-
ern California. She has been a
featured presenter/speaker on topics
including the art of grant proposal
preparation and "speed dating" for
asset mining and collaboration
development.

"It is an extremely creative experi-
ence to work in the grants world. If
you work with lots of people and lots
of ideas, it can be very gratifying,"
said de Farber.

Barbara Hood
Public Information Officer


The University of Florida's
Marston Science Library and its
partners, the Health Science
Center Libraries, the Architec-
ture & Fine Arts Library, and the
Alumni Association are holding
the first ever "Elegance of Science"
contest. This contest will showcase
the spectacular research happening
at the University of Florida in an
imaginative and unique format.

Current faculty, students and staff
of the University of Florida are
being asked to submit artistic
two-dimensional representations
of their scientific research. A panel
of judges will award cash prizes to
first, second and third place
winners. Successful entries will
creatively merge science and art.

An opening reception to honor the
winning artists will be held in the
Marston Science Library during
February 2009. Additionally,
winning entries will be displayed
at the Marston Science Library and
the Health Science Center Library,
and the contest Web site during the
spring 2009 semester.

Entry deadline is December 19,
2008. For further details or to
submit an entry see the contest
Web site:
http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/msl/art

Amy Buhler
Science I llitririti


L rV


I i, u)' News %"- Page 7







Meet Bess de Farber:
Smathers Libraries'new grants manager


Elegance of Science
Contest


Bess de Farber, MNM, CPF
(Master of Nonprofit Manage-
ment, Certified Professional Facilita-
tor) became the libraries' grants
manager on October 6. In this
newly-created position, de Farber
will manage the grants program
through partnering with Smathers
Libraries' faculty and staff in the
pursuit, acquisition and completion
of grants-related projects. Key to the
success of this program will be
providing collaboration development
and planning support.

In this capacity, she will work with
staff and faculty to facilitate new
libraries' partnerships with university
faculty and departments, as well as
local, regional and national organiza-
tions for project and revenue gener-
ating opportunities.

de Farber says that this type of
hands-on grants management
position doesn't exist in most
academic libraries. Traditionally,
both academic and public libraries
have been self-sufficient. Only
recently, because of increases in costs
for electronic and other library
resources combined with budget
reductions, many more libraries have
begun seeking grant funds to support
the "new" library work-organizing
and/or creating greater accessibility
to existing information resources.

"It's not all about books anymore,"
said de Farber, "it's about what we
can do with the information we have
and how we can make it more
accessible to users." de Farber went
on to say that regarding "new" library
work, has no specific funding source.
Regardless, librarians are indispens-
able to this process because they are
specifically skilled in how to find and
use information, and how to best
dispense it to others.


A classically
trained
clarinetist,
de Farber
uses her
collaborative
background
in her new
position. She
points out
that wind
players
usually
perform in groups, requiring a
variety of communication, facilita-
tion, negotiation and team building
skills in order to produce the most
desirable musical result. The same
skills are necessary to support those
seeking to create fundable and engag-
ing proposals

Most recently, de Farber was the
grants and revenue manager at the
University of Arizona Libraries. She
has previous experience in a variety
of grants management and consult-
ing projects ranging from arts
education planning for Palm Beach
County School District to acquiring
funding to digitize an endangered
collection in Afghanistan. She holds
a master's degree in nonprofit
management from Florida Atlantic
University and a bachelor's degree in
music from the University of South-
ern California. She has been a
featured presenter/speaker on topics
including the art of grant proposal
preparation and "speed dating" for
asset mining and collaboration
development.

"It is an extremely creative experi-
ence to work in the grants world. If
you work with lots of people and lots
of ideas, it can be very gratifying,"
said de Farber.

Barbara Hood
Public Information Officer


The University of Florida's
Marston Science Library and its
partners, the Health Science
Center Libraries, the Architec-
ture & Fine Arts Library, and the
Alumni Association are holding
the first ever "Elegance of Science"
contest. This contest will showcase
the spectacular research happening
at the University of Florida in an
imaginative and unique format.

Current faculty, students and staff
of the University of Florida are
being asked to submit artistic
two-dimensional representations
of their scientific research. A panel
of judges will award cash prizes to
first, second and third place
winners. Successful entries will
creatively merge science and art.

An opening reception to honor the
winning artists will be held in the
Marston Science Library during
February 2009. Additionally,
winning entries will be displayed
at the Marston Science Library and
the Health Science Center Library,
and the contest Web site during the
spring 2009 semester.

Entry deadline is December 19,
2008. For further details or to
submit an entry see the contest
Web site:
http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/msl/art

Amy Buhler
Science I llitririti


L rV


I i, u)' News %"- Page 7







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T he George A. Smathers Libraries announces the return of the "Let's Talk
About It: Jewish Literature Identity and Imagination" series. These series
explore Jewish literature and culture through scholar-led discussions of con-
temporary and classic books on a common theme. The library received funding
to sponsor two sessions in the 2008-09 school year. The spring series will take a
look at Modern Marvels: Jewish Adventures in the Graphic Novel.

Spring 2009 discussion schedule
Modern Marvels: Jewish Adventure in the Graphic Novel

All discussions are held in Smathers Library, Room 1A, from 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Feb 1 A Contract with God, Will Eisner
Feb 15 The Complete Maus: A Survivor's Tale, Art Spiegelman
Mar 1 Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer, Ben Katchor
The Baldwin Library of Historical
Mar 15 The Quitter, Harvey Pekar (art by Dean Haspiel) Children's Literature received the
Mar 29 The Rabbi' Cat, Joann Sfar university's third historical marker in
a ceremony on October 2. The marker
For additional information, please contact Chelsea Dinsmore at chedins@uflib. is located in the courtyard on the west
ufl.edu or (352) 273-0369. Further information about the University of Florida side of Smathers Library. The 103,000
Libraries can be found at http://www.uflib.ufl.edu. For more information about volume Baldwin Library is cited for
the depth of its collection and for
Nextbook programs see http://www.nextbook.com the depth of its collection and for
pioneering and supporting the study
Chelsea Dinsmore of children's literature as an academic
International Documents Librarian discipline.


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