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The BOB HOPE COLLECTION Gift en-USSPRING 2020en-US FOR FRIENDS OF THE GEORGE A. SMATHERS LIBRARIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA T en-UShe University of Florida will soon en-US make available to UF classes, en-US researchers and the general public en-US the Bob Hope Collection, which en-US documents the entertainer’s 80-year en-US career spanning global wars, social en-US change and celebrity culture during en-US the 20th century. The Bob Hope en-US Collection will become part of the en-US Popular Culture Collections in the en-US Special and Area Studies Collections en-US through a gift by the Bob & Dolores en-US Hope Foundation of Burbank, en-US California.en-US The Bob Hope Collection features en-US an array of scrapbooks, photographs, en-US documents, posters, stage costumes, en-US awards, artifacts and one-of-a kind en-US memorabilia from the event-filled en-US life and colorful performing career en-US of an iconic American 20th-century en-US show business figure. Access to the en-US materials for research, teaching and en-US exhibitions will generate a better en-US understanding of broadcast media en-US and the role of entertainment figures en-US as shapers of culture in larger society.en-US Over his career, Hope left an indelible en-US mark on the entertainment industry en-US through his work in vaudeville, en-US Broadway theatre, radio, television, en-US recording and film. His career grew en-US from local vaudeville to the global en-US stage, lasting for eight of the ten en-US decades that he lived. Over a long en-US career, he became a leading en-US comedian, commentator on en-US American life and times, TV en-US and film star, humanitarian en-US and friend to 11 Presidents. en-US In support of the troops, Hope en-US entertained active duty personnel en-US in war zones for half a century, en-US from 1941 to 1991. He was en-US awarded the Congressional en-US Gold Medal in 1963 and the en-US Presidential Medal of Freedom en-US in 1969. Hope’s rapid-fire en-US delivery crammed jokes into a en-US en-US performance, with an en-US underlying witty skepticism en-US and just enough brashness en-US en-US(Continued on page 3) Photos courtesy of the en-USBob & Dolores Hope en-US Foundation.en-USTo many Americans en-US in the 20th century, en-US a simple cartoon en-US of a ski-slope nose en-US immediately called en-US to mind Bob Hope. en-US Richard Zoglin’s en-US biography of en-US Hope named him en-US “Performer of the en-US Century.”en-USby Jim Liversidge


en-USeducation resources including open access en-US children’s and young adult literature en-US options.en-US The en-US Latin American and Caribbean en-US Collectionen-US has created a guide and a series en-US of webinars to help with research and en-US teaching through remote-access resources.en-US The en-US Digital Partnerships & Strategies en-US Department, Library Press@UF en-USand en-US Twanna Hodgeen-US , Diversity, Equity and en-US Inclusion Librarian, have started a en-US “Practicing Kindness in Crisis” series which en-US offers multiple ways for Smathers Libraries en-US personnel to share what makes them a en-US “whole person.” en-US I am impressed by and grateful for the en-US “can do” attitudes and the many creative en-US responses to the current difficult situation.en-US Most of our faculty, staff and student en-US employees are working remotely and as I en-US write this, we have had no COVID-19 cases en-US among our employees! We certainly hope en-US that continues, and that you and you loved en-US ones also remain safe and well! en-USCONTENTS 3 þ en-USDedication of the “Jews and the en-US Americas Book Collection” Alcove 4 þ en-USThe New Ways Libraries Faculty en-US and Sta Work 6 þ en-USNelson Initiative on Ethics and en-US Leadership Series; Faculty Awards 7 þ en-USGiving Day; Rutherford en-USScholarship en-US Winner; Message from the Chair of en-US the Library Leadership Boarden-US 8 þ en-USSpotlight: Neil Weijer, Rare Booken-US en-US Collection Curator en-USGeorge A. Smathers Librariesen-US at the University of Floridaen-USArchitecture & Fine Arts Library en-US Education Libraryen-US Health Science Center Libraries en-US Library West (Humanities and Social Sciences)en-US Marston Science Library en-US en-US Smathers Library (Special and Area Studiesen-US Collections)en-US JUDITH C. RUSSELLen-US Dean of University Librariesen-US PATRICK J. REAKESen-US Senior Associate Dean for Scholarly en-US Resources and Servicesen-US BRIAN W. KEITHen-US Associate Dean for Administrative Services en-US and Faculty Affairsen-US VALRIE MINSONen-US Assistant Dean for Assessment and Student en-US Engagement and Chair, Marston Science en-US Libraryen-US MELISSA RETHLEFSENen-US Associate Dean and Fackler Director, Health en-US Science Center Librariesen-US BEN F. WALKERen-US Associate Dean for Discovery, Digital Services en-US and Shared Collectionsen-US NEWS from the Sourceen-US en-US is published en-USsemi-en-US annually and distributed to Friends en-USof the en-US Libraries and selected institutions. Questions en-US and comments should be addressed to the en-US editor, Barbara Hood, at or en-US (352) 273-2505.en-US THE DEAN OF THE LIBRARIES The library buildings closed on March 19th en-USand will remain closed until the University en-US deems it safe to re-open, but the faculty and en-US staff of the Libraries continue interacting en-US with University students, faculty and en-US staff to deliver services electronically. en-US The Libraries have also joined in the fight en-US against COVID-19 as we move through en-US these unprecedented times. Some examples en-US are provided below. en-US The en-US Conservation and Preservation en-US Departmenten-US donated 46 R95 respirators, en-US 100 surgical masks and 2,700 gloves from en-US its own supply, en-USSpecial and Area Studies en-US Collectionsen-US , and the off-campus en-USAlternate en-US Library Facilityen-US and the en-USInterim Library en-US Facilityen-US to UF Health Shands Hospital.en-US Randell Duggins, Sara Gonzalez and Israel en-US Herrera at the en-USMarston Science Libraryen-US , in en-US coordination with an Associate Dean of the en-US College of Engineering and in partnership en-US with other UF and non-UF entities, are en-US assisting with prototyping and producing en-US PPE for UF Health Shands Hospital, VA en-US Hospital, North Florida Regional Medical en-US Center and UF Health Jax. These items en-US include parts for testing swabs, face shields, en-US masks, adapters for respirators, surgical en-US mask head straps and other items. en-US The en-US Health Science Center Libraries en-US (HSCL)en-US are providing twice as many en-US document delivery and interlibrary loan en-US requests to clinicians and researchers as the en-US same time period last year. en-US The en-US Interlibrary Loan, Course Reserves en-US anden-US Acquisitions and Collections Servicesen-US en-US units have been working with instructors en-US and students to meet the need for on-en-US demand at-home access to library materials.en-US The en-US Education Libraryen-US has created a guide en-US for the College of Education that collects JUDITH C. RUSSELL en-USDean of University Libraries SPRING 2020


en-USto set him apart from performers with gentler personae. His en-US showmanship resonated with thousands of military troops en-US during World War II and continued into the 1990s with en-US en-US Desert Storm. en-US The collection will make it possible for the Smathers Libraries en-US to support courses, scholarship and programs related to en-US popular culture, performing arts, 20th-century U.S. and en-US global history, military service and support, and philanthropic en-US activities. A major public exhibition will be available in en-US Smathers Library in spring 2021, with the collection available en-US for research in January 2021.en-US3en-USBOB HOPEen-US en-US(Continued from page 1)en-USNEWS FROM THE SOURCE Surprise Dedication of the “Jews and the Americas Book Collection” Alcove en-USOn January 12, 2020, Eunice and Barry Zisser of en-US Jacksonville, Florida, boarded a bus bound for Gainesville en-US for a tour of the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica, en-US named in honor of her parents, in the George A. en-US Smathers Libraries. Unknown to them, their daughter en-US Melinda was planning a surprise. Once they were all en-US seated, Rebecca Jefferson, Curator of the Price Library, en-US gave an introductory speech recognizing the important en-US contributions made by the Price family in supporting en-US and developing one of the best Judaica research libraries en-US in America. She emphasized the support of Barry and en-US Eunice and directed the assembled group to see the Torah en-US scroll they had donated to the Library in collaboration en-US with Florence and Gerald Schemer. Rebecca then invited en-US Melinda up to present the surprise dedication plaque for en-US the “Jews and the Americas Book Collection” Alcove to en-US her parents on behalf of herself, her brother Howard and en-US his wife and all of the grandchildren. Rebecca followed up en-US this heartwarming family moment with a talk about the en-US history of the library. She showcased some of its treasures, en-US with a particular focus on materials relating to the en-US experience of the Jews in the Americas. en-USRead more at en-US aspx#20200310en-USABOVE: Photo courtesy of the Bob & Dolores Hope en-US Foundation.en-US en-US LEFT: A few of the objects in the Bob Hope Collection. en-US Photo by Jim Liversidge. The Barry and Eunice Zisser Family at the dedication in the en-USJudaica Suite.


4 en-USNEWS FROM THE SOURCE THE NEW WAYS LIBRARIES LEFT: en-USMari Mekeen-US and en-US Lisa Bailey-Westen-US of en-US the User Services staff en-US are putting returns into en-US quarantine, processing en-US them once quarantine is en-US over, helping Interlibrary en-US Loan and processing new en-US books.en-US RIGHT: en-USPatrick Reakesen-US , en-US Senior Associate Dean for en-US Scholarly Resources and en-US Services, has his hands full en-US with his 9month-old Boxer en-US mix Biscuit while he works at en-US home on his computer.en-US LEFT: en-USAriel en-US Pomputiusen-US , Health en-US Science Center en-US Librarian, says while en-US the adjustment en-US initially was “ruff,” en-US working from home en-US with her pomerian/en-US spitz mix dog Leo has en-US become an absolute en-US treat. He tries to be a en-US good boy while Ariel en-US searches databases en-US en-US for students.en-US ABOVE: en-USHlne Hueten-US , European Studies en-US Librarian, is helping students and faculty with en-US their research via Zoom meetings, the ask-a-en-US librarian chat and emails. Her coworker Lucy is en-US helping too but finds it very tiring.en-US LEFT: en-USBetsy Bemisen-US , Special and Area Studies en-US Collections, is standing by, ready to record en-US interviews for the Panama Canal Museum en-US Collection’s oral history project in her en-US en-US husband’s home music studio. She is also en-US available to respond to research requests and en-US to meet online with faculty, staff and students en-US from her computer.


5 en-USNEWS FROM THE SOURCEen-USFACULTY AND STAFF WORK ABOVE: en-USLela Johnson,en-US Administrative en-US Assistant in Administration, and daughter en-US Olivia, are rocking distance learning and en-US telework together.en-US RIGHT: en-USJim Liversidgeen-US , Curator of the en-US Popular Culture Collections, is processing en-US a small portion of the Bob Hope Collection en-US at his home.en-US RIGHT: Zoom virtual meetings are en-US the way Libraries faculty and staff en-US communicate. en-USApril Hinesen-US , Journalism en-US and Communications Librarian, en-US chats with graduate student Sarah en-US Staub. They were looking at how en-US conspiracy theories are represented in en-US communications research.en-US LEFT: en-USLisa Campbellen-US , Instruction en-US and Outreach Librarian, is working en-US alongside her 90-lb pup Albie, to help en-US students navigate the library research en-US process. She’s currently teaching an en-US online library and internet research en-US course, and has been connecting en-US with her students to ensure they en-US have the resources they need for her en-US course and others. She’s also working en-US with other teaching librarians and en-US faculty to support the transition to en-US online learning. Lisa works on several en-US Libraries committees, so Albie is en-US making many Zoom appearances. en-US He wants everyone to know he’s one en-US hundred percent a good boy.


Margarita Vargas-Betancourt named en-USRare Book School (RBS) Cultural Heritage en-US Fellow for 2020-2022en-USMargarita Vargas-Betancourt, en-US Associate Librarian and Latin en-US American & Caribbean Special en-US Collections Librarian, has been en-US named one of 15 prestigious RBS-en-US Mellon Cultural Heritage Fellows for en-US 2020-2022. Margarita coordinates the en-US processing of Latin American manuscripts, and serves as en-US a liaison to faculty and students. She uses her background en-US on colonialism, ethnohistory and diversity to identify and en-US highlight the hidden voices in archival collections, and en-US to serve and empower Latino students at the University en-US of Florida. In 2016, she was part of the team that won the en-US SAA Diversity Award for the Latin American and Cultural en-US Heritage Archives Section webinar series “Desmantelando en-US Fronteras/Breaking Down Borders.”en-US6en-US NEWS FROM THE SOURCE Rebecca Jefferson named to Florida en-US en-US Task Force on Holocaust Educationen-USRebecca Jeffersonen-US , Curator of the Isser en-US and Rae Price Library of Judaica and a en-US Joint Faculty member of the University en-US of Florida’s Center for Jewish Studies, en-US has been named to the Task Force en-US on Holocaust Education by Richard en-US Corcoran, Commissioner of Education en-US for the Florida Department of Education. en-US Since becoming the Curator of the Price Library, Rebecca en-US has focused her efforts on developing the collection to en-US bring it to national prominence. She oversees the unique en-US Judaica Suite, where local and visiting students and en-US educators can experience and work with Judaic resources (and anti þ­ Jewish hate propaganda) first-hand and up-close. en-USRebecca looks forward to supporting the Task Force’s en-US core mission of promoting Holocaust education in the en-US state of Florida by providing increased access to resources en-US for teachers and through outreach to schools and the en-US community.en-USNelson Initiative on Ethics and Leadership Seriesen-USFormer U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, en-US whose collection of papers and en-US historical materials are on deposit en-US with the Smathers Libraries, has en-US hosted three events in the Smathers en-US Library Grand Reading Room.en-US The Nelson Initiative on Ethics and en-US Leadership includes a regular, en-US ongoing series of speakers and en-US seminars; classes for UF under-en-US graduate and graduate students; and a en-US fellowship program for UF graduate en-US students interested in more in-depth en-US examination of these topics.en-US The first event was on July 2 on en-US “Bipartisan Cooperation in the en-US United States Senate” featuring U.S. en-US Senator Marco Rubio. The second en-US was on January 23 with author Jon en-US Meacham, titled “Politcal Division en-US in America.” The third was with en-US former U.S. Senator and Governor en-US Bob Graham, titled “Florida Political en-US History Live.”en-US The events were co-sponsored by en-US the UF Bob Graham Center for en-US Public Service and the Levin College en-US of Law Center for Government en-US Responsibility. en-US Two additional planned events for en-US the spring semester were postponed en-US until a later date: a forum with Erin en-US H. Kimmerle, forensic anthropologist en-US and Executive Director of the en-US Institute of Forensic Anthropology en-US & Applied Science at the University en-US of South Florida, and another en-US with Former Senator Nelson, a en-US Payload Specialist on Space Shuttle en-US Columbia’s STS-61-C mission, along en-US with the other Shuttle astronauts.en-US Recognizing his personal and en-US professional contributions to Florida en-US and his country, an endowed fund en-UShas been established at the George A. en-US Smathers Libraries to honor former en-US U.S. Senator Bill Nelson and to en-US support his initiative focused on ethics en-US and leadership. The endowment will en-US also foster research and scholarship en-US through the use of Senator Nelson’s en-US personal and professional papers and en-US related materials.en-US Gifts to support the Nelson Initiative en-US on Ethics and Leadership can be en-US made online at en-UShttps://www.uff.ufl.en-US edu/giving-opportunities/023653-en-US nelson-initiative-ethics-leadershipen-US . en-US To give by check, make payable to en-US the University of Florida Foundation en-US (UFF) #023653 and mail to the Office en-US of Development, George A. Smathers en-US Libraries, University of Florida, en-US en-US PO Box 117000, Gainesville FL en-US en-US 32611-7000. For more information, en-US call the Office of Development at en-US (352) 273-2505.


en-US7en-US NEWS FROM THE SOURCEen-USMESSAGE FROM THE LIBRARY LEADERSHIP BOARD CHAIR en-USThe libraries are a living organism en-US and the faculty and staff at the en-US George A. Smathers Libraries en-US have adapted to the new normal of en-US exclusive online learning. The Library en-US Leadership Board met on April 17 to en-US learn of the innovations implemented en-US by the Smathers Libraries to help en-US students adjust and learn.en-US The “Ask Us” button appears on the en-US Libraries home page, en-UShttps://cms.en-US uflib.ufl.eduen-US providing immediate en-US research assistance to students en-US and the public with just one click. en-US Additional e-books and digital en-US materials have been purchased to en-US help students with their new learning en-US environment while the Marston en-US Science Library is partnering with UF en-US and non-UF departments to 3D print en-US needed materials for our front line en-US health care workers. en-US If you are looking for ways to give en-US back to the Libraries, please consider en-US a gift to support efforts during en-US this critical time. You can also en-US acknowledge, honor or memorialize a en-US family member or friend through the en-US Books of Honor program or join the en-US Friends of the Libraries. en-US While the Libraries are closed, we en-US want to keep you informed but we en-US also want to hear from you. You can en-USkeep in contact en-US or explore the en-US Libraries on en-US social media en-US by following us en-US Twitter, Facebook en-US and Instagram.en-US For Friends membership, gifts or en-US more information, feel free to call the en-US Libraries Development Office at (352) en-US 273-2505. Or contact me, Michael en-US Price, Chair of the Library Leadership en-US Board, at (904) 465-1724, or e-mail en-US The en-US giving website is en-UShttps://cms.uflib.en-US . Michael Price en-US en-US Chair, Library en-US Leadership Boarden-USChristine Reynolds, a sophomore graphic design major en-US from Ocala, Florida, won the James and Leslie Rutherford en-US Student Assistant Scholarship for the spring semester. en-US Christine works in Special Collections in Smathers Library.en-US Each spring and fall semester, student assistants working en-US in the Libraries can submit an essay to compete for en-US the scholarship. One $500 scholarship is awarded each en-US semester. Winners are chosen based on the essay with the en-US best answer to a question. Christine’s essay read in part: en-US “The library of today is drastically different from the en-US libraries of twenty years ago. In twenty years, our very own en-US Library West may be unrecognizable from renovations and en-US upgrades! However, no matter what changes may come to en-US the library, it will always retain its primary function as a en-US collaborative and education space.”en-USSpring Rutherford Scholarship Winner Christine Reynolds with Judy Russell, Dean of University en-USLibraries and John Nemmers, Associate Chair, Special and en-US Area Studies Collections. en-USGATOR NATION GIVING DAY 2 The University of Florida second annual Giving Day was en-USheld on February 20, 2020. The Libraries raised $22,849 en-US from 414 gifts. An effort was made to involve more en-US students so the Libraries tabled in front of the Marston en-US Science Library and Library West and for a minimum $9 en-US donation, students, faculty and staff received a t-shirt for en-US either of the two libraries. en-US Below are the statistics for each of the three initiatives that en-US were the focus this year: the Price Library of Judaica NEH en-US Challenge Grant; the Textbook Affordability Initiative; en-US and the Friends of the Libraries.


en-USPO Box 117000en-US Gainesville FL 32611-7000en-USNON-PROFIT ORGen-US US POSTAGE PAIDen-US GAINESVILLE FLen-US PERMIT NO 94 SPOTLIGHT: en-US Neil Weijer, Rare Book Curatoren-USThe Harold and Mary Jean Hanson en-US Rare Book Collection covers more en-US than 900 years of human interaction en-US with the book in its many forms. As en-US its curator, Neil Weijer works to make en-US the collection accessible and useful en-US as a source of knowledge and creative en-US inspiration on and off campus. en-US Throughout the year, Neil works with en-US University and Libraries faculty and en-US staff to plan hands-on class sessions, en-US workshops and talks that bring the en-US materials in the collection to life.en-US A historian by training, Neil enjoys en-US uncovering the stories written in, en-US around and over the books in the en-US collection, many of which were used en-US for centuries before they arrived on en-US campus. He is most excited about en-US creating more opportunities for en-US University of Florida’s undergraduate en-US and graduate students to do research en-US and find new meaning in the en-US collections, as well as outlets to share en-US those stories with the world. en-USFor student events this year, Neil designed temporary tattoos featuring images en-US from rare books. en-USIf you haven’t seen the en-USNews from the Sourceen-US ’s sister digital publication en-US Source Magazineen-US , en-US you can read it here: en-US . The next issue will publish in August.