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2 Coral Reef crochet project;
Elegance of Science;
Read-A-Thon and Edible
Book Contest
3 Exhibits
4 New faculty positions:
Cynthia Peterson, Mary
Edwards, Nina Stoyan-
5 Patrick Reakes named chair
of Library West; Friends of the
Libraries form
6 Libraries-University Press of
Florida collaboration;
Research help at Hume Hall

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Researchers often need to find infor-
mation about grants, publications and
people, but this data is rarely contained
in one location and finding it can be
time consuming and challenging.
VIVO is an open-source Semantic Web
research discovery tool designed to
solve this problem. VIVO integrates
research-related information and
provides interlinked data on research
at an institution. Originally developed
at Cornell University, VIVO is now a
resource of the UF Libraries.

Judith Russell, dean of UF Libraries,
explains that the libraries initially
became involved with VIVO through
the Smathers mini-grant program
which encourages library faculty and
staff to explore innovative projects.
Librarians Valrie Davis and Sara
Russell Gonzalez worked on a project
to begin bringing Cornell's VIVO
software to UE They partnered with
Mike Conlon, associate director and
chief operating officer of the UF
Clinical and Translational Science
Institute, and in 2009 the National
Institutes of Health awarded UF and
six partner institutions a $12.2 million
consortium grant to expand VIVO for
national use.

Russell notes that the libraries have
been a natural partner to promote the
use of VIVO campus-wide: "VIVO is
a logical extension of the role librar-
ies play as facilitator and provider of
information." The UF VIVO outreach
team, led by Michele Tennant from the
Health Science Center Libraries, has
been essential in this endeavor.

enabling national
networking of scientists

VIVO is different from other network-
ing platforms in the methods it obtains
and uses data because it imports
existing public data from authoritative
sources at the university and beyond.
VIVO's data linking can help research-
ers discover information beyond their
original search. Conlon, principle
investigator of VIVO, explains that
the Semantic Web t. i n. . ..-\ enables
enhanced searching and browsing:
"VIVO is much more than a profile; it
links people to funding, data, papers
and publications and resources."

Both Russell and Conlon highlight
VIVO's potential for facilitating not
only multi-disciplinary collaboration,
but also multi-institutional collabora-
tion. Conlon shares that in the future
VIVO will feature search capabilities to
link data across VIVO locations. "We
want to be able to answer questions
about collaboration and research at
other universities as well'," he said.

Russell notes that "we are in an
increasingly collaborative world, and
without an aid like this, there's no way
you could know what opportunities
there are for collaboration."

To learn more about VIVO, please visit

Contact the UF VIVO team at
Kaitlin Wilson
VIVO Outreach Team

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Help us build (and view) a coral reef

The Marston Science Library's display
case will house a coral reef from April
through October 2011. The reef will
evolve throughout the summer.

An opening celebration will be held
on Tuesday, April 12 at 3:00 p.m. in
Marston Science Library, room 107.
Featured speakers include Dr. Kevin

Knudson, director of the Honors
Program and professor of mathematics
and Dr. Gustav Paulay, curator of
Marine Malacology at the Florida
Museum of Natural History and
adjunct associate professor of /, ,I ,!,.
The reef celebration will be followed
by a reception for the third annual
Elegance of Science Art Contest.

The Gainesville reef is a satellite of the
worldwide Hyperbolic Crochet Coral
Reef project created by Margaret and
Christine Wertheim of the Institute
for Figuring (http://theiff.org) in
Los Angeles. The project combines
mathematical awareness, art practice
and environmental awareness, and
will involve collaboration from several
areas on campus.

By showcasing the science communi-
cation aspect of the project, the
Smathers Libraries plan to engage the
interest of the academic community,

addressing the mathematical nature of
these natural structures and providing
a forum for presentations and
discussion. As a community art
project, the Coral Reef provides an
approach to a wide array of people of
all ages, from school children to
retirees, to teach or remind them of a
handcraft, engage their creativity, and
engender awareness of the
world's oceans.

Contributions of crocheted corals,
yarn, hooks and funding for atoll
construction are welcomed through
October. Please see photos of
other satellite reefs, instructions
for crocheting coral and contact
information on the reef website:
Denise Beaubien Bennett
Engineering Librarian

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Call for Readers and Food Creations

for the Smathers Libraries'Annual

Readathon (April 4-6)


Edible Book Contest (April 7)

Page 2 Library News

Submission deadline is March
28, 2011. See details at www.
Winning entries will be on display
and winners will be announced
at a reception on Tuesday, April
12 at 4:00 p.m. on the main floor
of Marston Science Library. The
reception is open to the public.

Department of Special and Area
Studies Collections
Smathers Library, second floor gallery
Open Monday through Friday,
9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Looking Forward, Looking Back:
Celebrating 80 Years of Latin
American Studies at the University
of Florida
March 20 - April 15

Thursday, March 24 related events:

4:00 p.m.: Historic Marker Ceremony
Plaza of the Americas

4:30 p.m.: Exhibit Gallery Talk
Richard Phillips (MALAS 81),
head librarian, UF Latin American
Collection, Smathers Library, 2nd floor

7:00 p.m.: Opening Plenary
60th Annual Center for Latin
American Studies Conference
Smathers Library, Room 1A

2011 will mark 80 years since UF
President John J. Tigert created the first
program in the United States to focus
on US-Latin American relations, the
Institute for Inter-American Affairs
- predecessor of the UF Center for
Latin American Studies. Next year
will also be the Center's 60th annual
conference. It is a fitting occasion to
assess the contributions by faculty,
students and alumni to the field of
Latin American Studies and the Latin
American development. The objective
of the 2011 conference is to envision
how the Center can move forward in
the 21st century while building on its
rich legacy.

The conference will include symposia
on Latin American Business and Latin
American History; panels recognizing
influential former faculty, Center
directors and alumni; sessions focusing
on substantive topics such as Latin
American communities in the southeast;
and a Latin American career workshop
for students. A series of ongoing

activities is planned and will include art
and architecture exhibits, documentary
screenings and student posters. A
gala reception, sponsored by the Latin
American Studies Center Alumni Board
will be an opportunity for conference
attendees to reconnect with old friends
and network with new ones.

A Celebration of Jewish Life and
Culture Around the World
May I -June 30

Coinciding with the annual Jewish
Heritage Month in May, this exhibit
will highlight treasures from one of
America's foremost Judaica research
collections, The Isser and Rae Price
Library of Judaica, to emphasize
and celebrate the great richness and
diversity of Jewish culture in various
communities throughout the world.
Exhibit items will be selected from
the over 90,000 catalogued volumes,
imprints, booklets, newsletters,
periodicals and miscellaneous
ephemeral items archived in a
collection noted for its exceptional
depth, scope and singularity.

Also, of interest:
Retrospections: Celebrating the Life
and Legacy of A. Quinn Jones
Through March 20
The Thomas Center Main Gallery,
302 NE 6th Avenue, Gainesville

A small but powerful artifact exhibit
showcases the life and legacy of
academic and professional standout, A.
Q. Jones, the principal of Gainesville's
first Lincoln High. The exhibit,
featuring artifacts and ephemera from
the UF Department of Special and
Area Studies manuscript collections,
joins the University of Florida's
Black History Month celebration, "A
Mahogany Renaissance." The exhibit
is curated by Murray Laurie and
members of the Lincoln High School
Alumnae Association. Ms. Laurie
writes: "We are very grateful to the
Smathers Library for allowing us to
display materials, photographs and

documents from the A. Quinn Jones
collection. They formed the basis for
most of the text, reflecting the scope
and significance of his contribution to
the education of generations of African
Americans. And we are particularly
grateful for the assistance provided
by members of the staff such as John
Nemmers and Mil Willis, who helped
retrieve these materials."

For more information, please contact
Rich Bennett, chair, Department of
Special and Area Studies Collections
at (352) 293-2592 or at richben@
Jim Liversidge
Department of Special and
Area Studies Collections

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Cynthia Peterson joins
UF as architectural
archives curator

On February 1,
2011 Cynthia
Peterson joined
the Department of f
Special and Area
Studies Collections
as the architectural H
archives curator. Her
appointment fulfills a commitment
by the Smathers Libraries and the
School of Architecture to advance
the acquisition and preservation of
architectural records related to Florida
and the Caribbean. Peterson is a
certified archivist, records consultant
and specialist in architectural records
preservation and management.

She is a member of the Society
of American Architects, Society
of Florida Architects, Sarasota
Architectural Foundation and
serves on the Florida state board of
is the international organization
dedicated to the documentation
and conservation of buildings, site
and neighborhoods of the modern
movement. She is also a contributing
columnist to the Florida/Caribbean
Architect magazine.

Peterson graduated from Simmons
College, Boston, with a master's
degree in library and information
science with an archives management
concentration. She has been a
consulting archivist throughout
Florida working with design
professionals, historical societies and
private foundations in the preservation
and management of their design

Since joining the libraries, Peterson
hasn't wasted any time and has
traveled to several locations to speak
with potential donors. When she
talks about her appointment, her
enthusiasm and intense personal and
professional interest is evident. "The
documents of our built environment

represent a societal and symbolic
meaning of our built heritage," she
remarked, "and I look forward to the
opportunity to expand and enhance
these important collections."

Mary Edwards named
distance education
coordinator for the Health
Science Center Library

Mary Edwards was
hired as a tenure-
track librarian on
January 7, 2011
at the Health
Science Center
Library. She is the
distance education
coordinator for the library's education
and information services for Health
Science Center distance learning
students. In addition, she is the liaison
to several on-campus departments in
the colleges of medicine and public
health and health professions. Edwards
has been at the Health Science
Center Library since 2004, first as an
OPS librarian and then in 2006 as a
visiting librarian. She is in the final
stages of completing her doctorate in
education, focusing on educational
tP.cn. i,1. .1. Her research interests
include the intersection of tcin. ,1. ..y y
and education. Edwards' ongoing
projects involve synchronous library
instruction for distant students, online
information literacy instruction and
online embedded librarians. Other
research interests include all "new
literacies" including visual, media,
information and digital and the
intersection of those literacies.

Nina Stoyan-Rosenzweig
transfers to the Health
Science Center Library

Nina Stoyan-
transferred to the
Health Science
Center Library in
January 2011 as r
the coordinator .
of educational A i t e
training programs. She began creating
an archives and history program for
the health science center in 2001,
with a focus on collecting materials
pertinent to health science center
history specifically and health science
education history in Florida. The
archives now contain manuscripts
and other unique documents from
all six colleges and the library, a large
collection of digitized photographs,
oral histories, publications and other
materials. Nina also oversees history
programming, including development
of a history lecture series. Her personal
research interests include eugenics
and environmental history.

Before coming to UF Stoyan-
Rosenzweig was on the faculty of the
English Department at Washington
State University, teaching English
composition, training writing tutors
and running a writing tutorial class
as well as teaching in the history

She has a bachelor's degree from
Brown University, a master's degree
from the University of Pennsylvania
and is completing a PhD in history
from University of Michigan.

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Patrick Reakes named chair of Library West

Patrick Reakes became the chair of
Library West, the humanities and
social sciences library, in January
2011. Previously, he was the chair of
the Neuharth Library of Journalism
and Communications for more than
nine years.

Reakes will provide leadership for all
aspects of the Library West collections
relating to the humanities and
social sciences, including collection
development; reference, instruction,
circulation services and outreach
services; organization, maintenance
and preservation of collections; space
management, staff management and
supervision; and the collaborative
development of digital library
initiatives. He will play a key role in
the evaluation of emerging library
technologies and encouraging student
and faculty use of web-based and
instructional technologies.

He is a Fellow in the selective
Association of Research Libraries/
Research Library Leadership Fellows
Program. It is an executive leadership
program that offers an opportunity
for the development of future senior-
level leaders in large research libraries.
He also holds memberships in the
American Library Association and
Association for Education in
Journalism and Mass Communication.

Reakes received his master's degree
in library science from Florida State
University and a bachelor's degree in
public relations from the University
of Florida.

"Library West has over 1.4 million
people come through the doors every
year. That's more than twice as many
as Ben Hill Griffin Stadium and the
O'Connell Center combined," stated
Reakes. "The challenge that the library

faces in this
tough economic
climate is
to continue
to provide a -
for UF students, 2-
faculty and
staff while also
effectively supporting their widely
varying teaching, learning and research
needs. The primary focus throughout
my career has always been on the
importance of customer service and
that will continue to be the highest
priority at Library West. Those efforts
will include being responsive to our
users needs and continually assessing
to identify what we do well and what
we can improve upon."


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UF Libraries and
University Press of Florida

The University of Florida Libraries
and the University Press of Florida
are collaborating on a project to make
out-of-print titles from the Press
openly available online. Over 60 titles
are already available as Open Access
within the University of Florida Digital
Collections, and additional titles are
added on a regular basis.

This is only one of the many Open
Access projects from the UF Libraries
and the Press. Kara Schwartz, the
Press' digital initiatives coordinator,
reports that the Press is also working
to make affordable textbooks a reality
for students by creating Open Access
textbooks available through Orange
Grove Texts Plus.

Open Access @ UF Libraries:
University Press of Florida titles in the
UF Digital Collections:
Orange Grove Texts Plus:
Laurie Taylor
Interim Director, Digital Library Center

Research help offered at Hume Hall

This spring the Smathers Libraries
embarked upon a pilot outreach
program that will bring research
services directly to the dorms. In
partnership with the Honors Program,
library services are now being
offered at Hume Hall. Students have
convenient access to librarians just
steps from their residence hall in the
Hume Hall Study Center.

The librarian for the Honors Program,
Margeaux Johnson, will coordinate
the research help service which is
available every Sunday, Tuesday and
Thursday from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Two
dedicated and experienced library
professionals, Chris McHale and Hank
Young, staff the service. Armed with
a laptop and their vast knowledge of
UF's array of online resources, they
can help students start their research,
find reliable resources for projects and
evaluate information.

Judith Russell, dean of UF Libraries,
was inspired to create the service as
part of the Hume Hall Study Center
renovation in Fall 2010. Dean Russell
has been an active supporter of library
outreach programs, as shown by the
hiring last year of a new outreach

coordinator, Dr. Isabel Silver, and the
creation of this pilot project. Russell's
commitment to outreach is evident.
"I'm always looking for ways to reach
out to the academic community and
bring the library and its services to any
and all UF students, faculty and staff.
This pilot project seemed like a natural
fit... If this pilot project is successful
- and we are evaluating the program
through various means - we are
eager to identify additional points of
outreach around campus," said Russell.

Having knowledgeable librarians in
the dorms, available where and when
students need them is just one of many
ways the library extends access to
resources for users. The libraries also
offer research help through its popular
instant messaging reference service,
Ask A Librarian (http://www.uflib.ufl.
edu/ask), and provide personal subject
librarians for departments on campus.

A library guide to help honors students
get started on research is available at

Chris McHale, Library West circulation
Hank Young, cataloging and metadata

For additional copies of Library News contact
the editor at bhood@ufl.edu.

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Library News Editorial Board
Aimee Barrett, Amy Buhler, Ellie
Bushhousen, Cindy Craig, Brian Keith,
Jim Liversidge, Patricia Morgan, Carol
McAuliffe, Richard Saltzburg, Jay Wiese.
Barbara Hood, editor/designer

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