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Vol. 22 Issue 2 Spring 2012Library NewsUniversity of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries Wednesday, February 22, 2012 6:00-7:00 p.m. Smathers Library, Room 1A Professor Norman Goda, the Braman Professor of Holocaust Studies in the Department of History, will discuss his book Hitlers Shadow Nazi War Criminals, US Intelligence, and the Cold War e book investigates how and why numerous Nazi war criminals, including high ocials of the Gestapo, escaped prosecution at the end of the Second World War. Professor Goda will share his perspective as a writer, historian and researcher. Q&A and discussion will follow. Students, faculty, sta and the community are invited to attend. Coee will be provided and a reception will follow the program. Sponsored by the Smathers Libraries Campus Conversations. Rebecca Jeerson Head, Isser and Rae Price Library of JudaicaFor UF Faculty George A. Smathers LibrariesIN THIS ISSUE2 Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War exhibition 3 Chemical Engineering Education journal online; GPS unit checkout; Tales From the Source: PIRATES! 4 New library faculty 5 Library News survey 7 E-books for checkout; Hawk rescued from library; Star performer awards 8 Collaborating with Strangers workshops Visit the Smathers Library BookstoreLocated on the first floor of Smathers Library Hours: Monday-Thursday 10:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.Pre-owned books, CDs, record albums, topo maps and more at reasonable prices! CAMPUS CONVERSATIONSAuthors@UF: Norman GodaHolocaust perpetrators, allied intelligence and the Cold War Library West is open 24/5 Sunday through Thursday during the spring 2012 semester. Starbucks will also be open the same hours.TELL US WHAT YOU WANT FROM LIBRARY NEWS!Please take a moment to fill out our reader survey online at http://uflib.ufl.edu/ librarynews and let us know your opinion of Library News. (Or fill out the paper copy on page 5 and mail it to us.) Thank you for taking the time to respond.
Page 2 Library News LINCOLN:the Constitution and the Civil WarA traveling exhibition in Library West, 3rd floor, through March 7, 2012Emancipation Proclamation will be at noon and the Gettysburg Address at 1:00 p.m. with Lincoln interpreter Lew Wegal. Cake and refreshments will be served. is traveling exhibition is made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH): e Great Ideas Brought to Life, and was created and organized by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Oce. is exhibition was obtained with the assistance of local supporters, including the Alachua County Library District, the City of Gainesville Division of Parks and Recreation, the Matheson Museum and the History Department, University of Florida. e George A. Smathers Libraries is hosting a major national traveling exhibition, Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War, which focuses on President Abraham Lincolns struggle to meet the political and constitutional challenges posed by the Civil War. Visitors will walk through a series of nine museum-style panels with photographic images of Lincoln, signicant historical documents, and prints and photos depicting the era of the Civil War. Related events, including lms and discussions, are listed at http://guides. uib.u.edu/lincoln. On February 13 a Union encampment will be set up on the Plaza of the Americas in front of Library West from 10:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. Reading of the Related ExhibitsCivil War Legacies: Smathers Library, 2nd oor gallery Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Featuring UFs special collections materials on Lincoln and the Civil War. is exhibit oers perspectives on Lincoln as portrayed in childrens literature, propaganda directed against the president and a study of the Gettysburg Address. Also examined are Floridas reasons for seceding from the Union in 1861 and examples of letters, images and memorabilia from the Civil War in Florida. Atlases, Geography and Slave Routes Map and Imagery Library (First oor, Marston Science Library) 8:30 a.m. 7:00 p.m. Mon.-urs. 8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Friday 10:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m. Sunday e main display will feature selected sheets from the original Atlas to Accompany the Ocial Records of the Union and Confederation Armies, published in 1895. Outside of the library there will be a display titled e Geography of Lincoln and the nal display will focus on the Atlantic slave routes featuring original 17th and 18th century cartography from the Antique Map Collection. PHOTOS: President Abraham Lincoln. Image Courtesy of Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division. is portrait was used as a model for the engraved bust of Abraham Lincoln that appeared on the United States ve dollar bill for many years. e Gettysburg Address. Owned by John George Nicolay, Lincolns private secretary. Courtesy of Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division. e Gettysburg Address was delivered by President Lincoln in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, at the dedication of a national military cemetery on November 19, 1863.
Library News Page 3Chemical Engineering Education journal now onlinee online Chemical Engineering Education journal (CEE) has been launched by the University of Florida Libraries Digital Services and Shared Collections department and Marston Science Library. e project is UF Libraries-funded, and involves the digitization of all issues of the journal from 1962-2010. Future issues will be added aer a one year rolling embargo. Chemical Engineering Education online provides students, teachers, researchers and the world with free, full and open access to this important journal, which was previously only available in print. Chemical Engineering Education is a quarterly journal serving the needs of the international community of educators in chemical engineering and is the premier archival journal for chemical engineering educators. Chemical Engineering Education joins the 7th International Conference on Multiphase Flow ICMF 2010 Proceedings in the Chemical Engineering Collection within the UF Digital Collections (http://ufdc.u.edu). Both are available at http://ufdc.u.edu/ chemeng/all Laurie Taylor, UF Digital Collections Librarian Donna Wrublewski, Chemistry LibrarianGPS units available for check-out from the Map & Imagery LibraryNew this spring, the UF Map & Imagery Library has ten circulating global positioning system (GPS) units available for students, faculty and sta to borrow. e units will enable UF classes and researchers to collect and download spatial data from the eld. e points and tracks collected with the units can be imported into Google Maps, Google Earth, ArcMap and other mapping and GIS applications for further analysis and display. Each unit contains a base layer with interstates, major streets and water bodies and is Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) enabled for three to ve meter accuracy. ey have a variety of advanced functions including color moving map displays and a microSD card/slot for data storage. e units can be used for viewing information like location, bearing and elevation. ey are to be primarily used by patrons to record data points for research and instructional purposes. In addition to collecting eld data, the handheld Garmin GPSMAP 76CSx can be used for geocaching, orienteering, hiking and exploring. UF instructors can also check out the entire set of units for class use by contacting the Map & Imagery Library at least two weeks in advance. Faculty from the geography department, the department of urban and regional planning and the geomatics program have expressed interest in having GPS units available for use. Additionally, there are many potential uses for this technology in a variety of other colleges and departments on campus such as anthropology, business, sociology, geology and ne arts. For more information, see the Map & Imagery Library web page at www.uib.u. edu/maps/gps/. e Map & Imagery Library includes more than 500,000 maps from around the world, 200,000 aerial photographs of Florida, atlases, reference books, satellite imagery and GIS data. Carol McAulie, Head, Map & Imagery LibraryTales from the Source: PIRATES!New videos on the Golden Age of Piracy: Pyrates! Truth Be Told (http://ufdc.u.edu/aa00008736) and Captain Kidd: Pirate or Privateer? (http://ufdc.u.edu/ aa00008735/) explain primary source documents. Viewers will learn where to nd primary documents such as the transcript of Captain William Kidds trial and discover the ties between Daniel Defoe (author of Robinson Crusoe ) and real pirates. Viewers can discover the mysteries and legends of pirates that still haunt us today and try their hand at separating fact from ction. For more information on pirates and primary documents, see http://guides.uib.u.edu/tales. Shelley Arlen Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian
Peggy McBride University ArchivistAs the University Archivist in the Archives and Manuscripts section of the Department of Special and Area Studies Collections, Peggy McBride collects the historically signicant records of the University of Florida. ese records include administrative les of the institution, papers and records of individuals and organizations associated with the university as well as yearbooks and materials reecting student life on campus. She also coordinates the records management program at UF. McBride received her masters degree in library and information science with a concentration in archival management from the University of Texas-Austin aer years of administrative positions in academic and non-prot organizations. She moved to Gainesville from the University of New Mexico, where she was the Archivist for the Health Sciences Center. Her current research interests are information and visual literacy. Margarita Vargas-Betancourt Caribbean Basin LibrarianMargarita VargasBetancourt is the new Caribbean Basin librarian at the George A. Smathers Libraries. She serves as the resource person for UFs unique historical archives from Latin America and Spanish Florida, leading reference services and collection processing. She comes to Gainesville from Tulane University, where she is nishing her doctoral work, and was an assistant to the curator there. Her research includes earlyMexico, colonial city planning and archaeology.Lourdes Santamaria-Wheeler Exhibits CoordinatorAer seven years in the UF Digital Library Center, Lourdes SantamaraWheeler has moved into the new role of Exhibits Coordinator of the George A. Smathers Libraries. is role includes planning, directing and organizing an active exhibition program designed to share, interpret and promote the libraries collections. In addition to the Digital Library Center, Santamara-Wheeler has also worked in the curatorial department at the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art and the registration department at the Matheson Museum. She holds a masters degree in museum studies and a bachelors degree in creative photography, both from UF. Her research interests include visitor participation and user-generated content in exhibits as well as exhibits as a form of scholarly publication.David Schwieder Political Science LibrarianPolitical Science Librarian David Schwieder supports political science and related interdisciplinary work at the University of Florida. He serves as liaison to the political science department, facilitating the information needs of departmental students and faculty, and teaching numerous course-integrated library instruction sessions. He also manages the Smathers Libraries political science collection, selecting books and serials to support teaching and research. As a member of the Library West team, he performs reference services for the broader university community. NEW LIBRARY FACULTY Schwieder received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and served as a political science professor at Susquehanna University. His masters degree in library and information science is also from the University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign. His major projects include facilitating increased use of data resources and government documents, and his research interests focus on information literacy and information psychology. Lois Widmer Head, Digital Services and Shared CollectionsLois Widmer is the chair of the department that combines the services of the Digital Library Center, Preservation and the Auxiliary Library Facility. She was most recently the manager of the Science Library at Brandeis University.With the unexpected merger of libraries and information technologies at Brandeis, she was able to work on a wide range of special projects such as merging websites and launching Moodle, in addition to core responsibilities for electronic resources licensing, collection and scholarly communications and institutional repositories.She previously held positions in the University of North Carolina system. She received her master of science in library science from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and holds graduate certicates in Management of Programs and Projects from Brandeis University and in Digital Information Management from the University of Arizona. Her research interests include evaluation of digital library systems and emerging technologies in general. Page 4 Library News
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For additional copies of Library News contact the editor at firstname.lastname@example.org. Archives: www.uib.u.edu/giving/ LibraryNews/LibraryNews.html Library News Editorial Board Aimee Barrett, Amy Buhler, Ellie Bushhousen, Cindy Craig, Brian Keith, Jim Liversidge, Patricia Morgan, Carol McAulie, Richard Saltzburg, Lourdes Santamaria-Wheeler, Jay Wiese. Barbara Hood, editor/designer Library News P.O. Box 117000 Gainesville, FL 32611-7000 (352) 273-2505; Fax: (352) 392-7251 An equal opportunity institution Cover photo: Architecture & Fine Arts Library P.O. Box 117000 Gainesville, FL 32611-7000 Collaborating with Strangers workshops create connections between faculty and studentsCollaborating with Strangers workshops are speed-meeting events that convene campus faculty, graduate and undergraduate students with a goal of creating interdisciplinary connections in a safe and engaging environment.e sessions feature facilitative methods from the CoLAB Planning Series, a large group facilitative process that supports one-on-one threeminute focused conversations where workshop participants quickly reveal their passions, skills and resources. Participants gain valuable opportunities to create personal connections, practice communicating with strangers from other disciplines, and discover hidden assets on campus. e key benet for participants is that they make connections which otherwise may require months of conversations to uncover or may never be discovered. Post-workshop activities enable participants to follow-up with strangers they did not meet during the live workshop session. e project is funded by the UF Creative Campus Committees competitive award program. Two workshops will be held during the spring semester on March 21 and April 4, 4:00-5:30 p.m. Locations TBA. Registration opens 30 days in advance at www.uib.u.edu/pio/CoLAB/ home.html. Space is limited so early registration is advised. Faculty are invited to attend and also to inform their students of the opportunity. Sponsored by the George A. Smathers Libraries and co-sponsored by I-Cubed, College of Engineering, College of Fine Arts, Honors Program, UF Graduate School, Florida Opportunities Scholars Program and Women in Science and Engineering. Bess de Farber Grants Manager Barbara Hood Director of Communications