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Inaugural MICHAEL GANNON Lecture en-USFeatured Author Jon Meacham en-USSPRING 2021en-US FOR FRIENDS OF THE GEORGE A. SMATHERS LIBRARIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA T en-UShe inaugural Michael Gannon Lecture featuring en-US author Jon Meacham was held April 13, 2021 with en-US 50 guests in attendance in Smathers Library and en-US over 400 virtual attendees. The annual Michael Gannon en-US Lecture commemorates the achievements and scholarship en-US of Dr. Gannon, Distinguished Service Professor, en-US remembered at the University of Florida as an outstanding en-US teacher and scholar, an advocate for fairness and academic en-US integrity, and a nationally known writer on Florida history en-US and the history of World War II.en-US Gannon’s career encompassed work as a broadcaster and en-US author, a priest in the Catholic Church, a professor of en-US religion, ethics and history, and a leader in promoting the en-US history of Florida to both academics and the public. He en-US passed away April 11, 2017.en-US Meacham’s topic was based en-US on his book en-USHis Truth Is en-US Marching On: John Lewis and en-US the Power of Hopeen-US (2020). en-US Meacham is a renowned en-US presidential historian, en-US contributing writer to en-USTheen-US en-US New York Timesen-US Book Review, en-US contributing editor at en-USTIMEen-US , en-US and Pulitzer Prize-winning en-US author for en-USAmerican Lion: en-US Andrew Jackson in the en-US White Houseen-US (2009). After en-US serving as Managing Editor en-US of en-USNewsweeken-US for eight years, en-US Meacham was the Editor from 2006 to 2010. A member en-US of the Council on Foreign Relations and of the Society of en-US American Historians, Meacham is a distinguished visiting en-US professor at Vanderbilt University. en-USHe wove tributes to Gannon and his work into his en-US presentation. University of Florida President Kent Fuchs en-US introduced the lecture series and speaker. James Cusick, en-US curator of the P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History en-US and former student and long-time colleague of Gannon, en-US moderated the Q&A session following the lecture. Lamar en-US Matthews (UF Law 1964) provided generous support for en-US the lecture.en-US If you enjoyed this program, or if you remember en-US Mike Gannon as an outstanding teacher, scholar, and en-US community advocate, please consider making a gift to en-US support the Gannon Lectures. Gifts to the Gannon Lecture en-US Fund can be made online at en-US or by mail. For information, contact the Libraries en-US Development Office at (352) 273-2505 or en-US en-US lib-development@ad.ufl.eduen-US . Author Jon Meacham L to R: Gigi Haugen Gannon, Jon Meacham and Judy en-USRussell, Dean of University Libraries.


en-USLibraries during this difficult time en-US and look forward to sharing with you en-US our future endeavors and initiatives en-US that benefit the UF community and en-US others around the world.en-US We lost two very special Libraries en-US supporters recently: Samuel Price en-US and Robert Egolf. Their friendship en-US and dedication to the Libraries en-US greatly enhanced our Judaica and en-US historical children’s book collections en-US respectively. We are very grateful en-US for their years of dedication to the en-US Smathers Libraries and their presence en-US will be missed.en-US We hope you enjoy this issue of en-USNews en-US from the Sourceen-US . As always, please en-US contact me with any questions or if en-US you seek further information about en-US the Libraries, at en-USjcrussell@ufl.eduen-US . 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 HANNAH F. NORTONen-US Interim Associate Dean and Fackler Director,en-US Health 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 of the en-US Libraries and selected institutions. Questions en-US and comments should be addressed to the en-US editor, Barbara Hood, at en-USbhood@ufl.eduen-US or en-US (352) 273-2505.en-US THE DEAN OF THE LIBRARIES The Smathers Libraries are fortunate en-USto have a wonderful team of faculty en-US and staff, including our student en-US workers. For over a year, many have en-US worked fully or partially remotely en-US and yet even though physically en-US separated, managed to work together en-US to accomplish our goals and creatively en-US serve the UF community. We have en-US come through the last 14 months en-US stronger and wiser, producing results en-US of which everyone can be proud.en-US As we begin coming back to campus en-US for the Summer B semester, we will en-US continue to build on our strengths en-US and accomplishments. The 40th en-US anniversary of the Isser and Rae en-US Price Library of Judaica (see next en-US page), was held virtually, and I hope en-US you have the time to watch the video en-US of the presentation. Former U.S. en-US Senator Connie Mack discussed his en-US recently published book en-USCitizen Mack: en-US Politics, an Honorable Callingen-US in a en-US virtual presentation. In April, we held en-US our first major partially in-person en-US event since early 2020: the inaugural en-US Michael Gannon Lecture featuring en-US author Jon Meacham. In addition en-US to the social-distanced and masked en-US guests in attendance, over 400 people en-US watched virtually. We look forward to en-US holding more events in-person in the en-US coming year, as the University allows.en-US I would like to thank our donors en-US who have continued to support the JUDITH C. RUSSELL en-USDean of University Libraries SPRING 2021 CONTENTS 3 þ en-USPrice Library 40th Anniversary; en-US Connie Mack Book Talk 4 þ en-USTreasures from the Libraries 6 þ en-USRutherford Scholarship Winner; en-US Business Library; Giving Day 7 þ en-USMessage from the Library en-US Leadership Board Chair; Samuel en-US Price Remembered; Robert Egolf en-US Remembereden-US 8 þ en-USSpotlight: Randell Duggins, en-US Innovative Media Facilitator in 3D en-US Printing


en-US3en-US NEWS FROM THE SOURCE en-USCelebrating 40 Yearsen-USof theen-USIsser and Rae Price Library of Judaicaen-USTen-UShe Isser and Rae Price celebrated en-US its 40th anniversary on March en-US 7, 2021 with two special en-US virtual presentations. The first was en-US given by guest lecturer, Dr. Deborah en-US E. Lipstadt, the Dorot Professor of en-US Modern Jewish History and Holocaust en-US Studies at Emory University. Lipstadt en-US is the author of many highly regarded en-US books on the subject of the Holocaust en-US and antisemitism, including her most en-US recent work, en-USAntisemitism Here and en-US Nowen-US , which won the 2019 National en-US Jewish Book Award. Anita Zucker, en-US CEO of Intertech Group, introduced en-US Dr. Lipstadt, and Professor Norman en-US J. W. Goda, the Norman and Irma en-US Braman Professor of Holocaust en-US Studies at the University of Florida, en-US moderated a fascinating question and en-US answer session. en-USFollowing Lipstadt’s talk, Dr. Rebecca en-US J. W. Jefferson, curator of the Judaica en-US Library, gave a heartfelt and poignant en-US presentation on the last forty years of en-US highlights and accomplishments of en-US the collection. en-US The video of presentation is en-US here: en-US watch?v=hCTllcymdR0en-US with Dr. en-US Jefferson’s slideshow presentation en-US on the Price Library beginning at en-US 1:15:50. The celebration was dedicated en-US to the memory of Samuel and Jack en-US Price, the library’s major benefactors, en-US and children of Isser and Rae Price.en-US 40 years, 40 objects: The Price en-US Library of Judaica Exhibiten-US A companion exhibition in the en-US Smathers Library gallery celebrates en-USforty years of the Isser and Rae Price en-US Library of Judaica at the University en-US of Florida by highlighting forty of its en-US special items. A sample of the many en-US riches within, the exhibit includes en-US printed books from the 15th – 20th en-US centuries, unique scrolls, manuscripts, en-US and works of art. Also included are en-US periodicals, a map, cookbook, rare en-US children’s book, musical score, and en-US other distinctive items that capture en-US moments of Jewish history.en-US The exhibit will be open in the en-US Smathers Library gallery until July en-US 30 and the online exhibition can be en-US viewed at en-US . en-USOn February 4, 2021, Connie Mack III discussed his recently published book en-US Citizen Mack: Politics, an Honorable Callinen-US g. Mack, a former U.S. Senator, a en-US crusader against cancer and a dedicated father, has had many titles throughout his en-US life and career, but his title of choice remains: citizen. Carl Van Ness, University en-US Historian, conducted the interview with the Senator during the online event. en-US Senator Mack discussed his 18-year journey to and from Capitol Hill and en-US subsequent path as chairman and chairman emeritus of the H. Lee Moffitt en-US Comprehensive Cancer Center in Tampa. The presentation video can be viewed en-US at en-US . The Connie Mack III en-US Political Papers are housed in the George A. Smathers. A finding aid for the en-US collection is available at en-US . en-US Co-sponsors for the event were the Bob Graham Center for Public Service en-US and Oak Hammock at the University of Florida, a retirement community in en-US Gainesville, Florida. BOOK TALK en-USConnie Mack:en-US en-US Politics, an en-US Honorable en-US Calling


4 en-USNEWS FROM THE SOURCE TREASURES from the LI The Tim Lawrence Collection en-USThe Department of Special and Area Studies Collections en-US recently acquired the extensive collection of papers en-US and artifacts of the late motion picture and television en-US special effects artist Tim Lawrence (1958-2019) as a en-US gift-in kind donation from his life partner, Catherine en-US Carey, Education Programs Coordinator for the Florida en-US Museum of Natural History, with the blessings of the en-US Lawrence family. Mr. Lawrence was the founding en-US member of IMAGIMATION, a creature fabrication, en-US animation and special effects group in his hometown of en-US Jacksonville. He had an extensive career in Hollywood en-US as an actor, artist, puppeteer, make-up and special en-US effects artist, including concept sculptor for en-USJurassic en-US Parken-US , character design for the en-USShreken-US franchise, roles in en-US Beetlejuiceen-US , en-USGhostbusters 1 en-USanden-US 2en-US , en-USGremlins 2en-US , en-USHarry en-US and the Hendersonsen-US , en-USHoward the Ducken-US , en-USStarmanen-US , en-US Michael Jackson’s en-USThrilleren-US , and many more. This en-US impressive research collection will be housed in the en-US Popular Culture Collections. ABOVE: en-USGhostbusters II, en-US 1989en-US LEFT: Harry en-US and the en-US Hendersons, en-US 1987en-USNative American en-US en-US Oral History Collectionsen-USThe University of Florida is one of seven en-US universities included in a project funded by the en-US Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. The George en-US en-US A. Smathers Libraries and the Samuel Proctor Oral en-US History Program join as partners in the effort to en-US revitalize, repatriate and responsibly share the en-US digital cultural heritage of eight Native communities. en-US Many of the interviews are over 50 years old and en-US include oral histories from Native leaders and culture en-US bearers from across the Southeast. The oral histories en-US en-US will be available online through both partners.


5 en-USNEWS FROM THE SOURCEen-USBRARIES COLLECTIONS en-USDr. Patricia Hilliard-en-US Nunn Black Film en-US & Film Literature en-US Collectionen-USThe Smathers Libraries have en-US dedicated a legacy collection of en-US Black film and film literature to en-US the memory of the late Dr. Patricia en-US Hilliard-Nunn. The Dr. Patricia en-US Hilliard-Nunn Black Film and Film en-US Literature Collection is a selection en-US of popular films spanning Black en-US film history; documentaries on en-US Black history, culture and social en-US issues; and secondary, scholarly en-US works on Black film theory, en-US criticism and analyses. The en-US collection contains a variety of en-US formats, including DVD and Blu-en-US ray disc, streaming video, as well en-US as print and eBooks. An online en-US guide is available here: en-UShttps://en-US . en-USU.S. Caribbean & Ethnic Florida en-US Digital Newspaper Projecten-USThe Smathers Libraries, along with the University of the en-US Virgin Islands, supported by the National Endowment en-US for the Humanities, is digitizing and making available en-US The en-USSt. Croix Avisen-US newspaper. Issues published between en-US 1865 and 1882 are now included in en-USChronicling Americaen-US en-US (en-US ), and coming en-US soon are issues published through 1934. The completed en-US project will be provided free online through the Library en-US of Congress en-USChronicling Americaen-US , the University of en-US Florida Digital Newspaper Library and the Digital Library en-US of the Caribbean.


en-US6en-US NEWS FROM THE SOURCEen-USSpring Rutherford Student Assistant Scholarship Winneren-USArlette Garcia, a second-year en-US journalism major from Miami, en-US Florida, won the Rutherford Student en-US Assistant Scholarship for the spring en-US semester. Arlette works in the Latin en-US American and Caribbean Collection. en-US The scholarship is awarded each spring en-US and fall semesters to one student en-US assistant based on a submitted essay.en-US Arlette’s winning essay read in part:en-US “To improve student success at UF, en-US I believe the libraries should focus en-US on partnering with local community en-US organizations and focusing on en-US community engagement. While this en-US may not seem like the clearest route to en-US student success, I believe it would play en-US a huge role in students’ lives during en-US their time in higher education. Since en-US many of UF’s students are from different en-US parts of Florida or around the world, en-US they often see Gainesville as a place en-US where they simply learn and then leave en-US after four years. Rather than interact en-US with the local community that truly en-US calls Gainesville home, they are stuck en-US within the “UF bubble.” I believe en-US that such a change would greatly help en-US underrepresented student communities, en-US such as undocumented, BIPOC, en-US disabled, or LGBTQ+ folks, who may en-US find it harder to find safe spaces during en-US their transition to college.” en-USSmathers Online Business Library: en-US en-US The UF Entrepreneur’s Best Frienden en-USBy Peter Z. McKay, Business Librarianen-USEach year Warrington College of Business’s en-US Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation en-US sponsors the en-USBig Idea Gator Business Plan en-US Competitionen-US . Hundreds of teams compete for en-US the prizes. The Business Library’s databases en-US and other resources play an essential role in en-US researching and writing the industry and en-US en-US market sections of the business plans. en-US This year’s $25,000 first prize winner was Sheldon Barrett, founder and en-US president of Cocovana. Cocovana’s first product is the en-USCoconut Twisten-US . The en-US Coconut Twisten-US allows anyone to safely open the thick husk of green coconuts en-US in seconds without creating a mess, much like a corkscrew, but for coconuts. en-US It replaces the machete as the best tool for opening green coconuts, to obtain en-US the rich, fresh coconut water. A physician prescribed fresh coconut water to en-US Sheldon to help control a bout of high blood pressure. He began searching for a en-US better way to open them. Thus, the en-USCoconut Twisten-US was born.en-US Sheldon says, “Utilizing the UF online Business Library was critical to my en-US success in winning the 2020 Big Idea Competition. With the help of business en-US librarian Mr. Peter McKay, we were able to quickly find the correct report en-US for my company’s business plan Industry Section. Because this was the first en-US section of my plan, completing it was my first ‘win,’ which I used as motivation en-US to complete the rest of my business plan. All this information obtained from en-US the UF online business databases helped me deliver one of the most polished en-US business plans and presentations in UF Big Idea history.” en-USPeter McKay and Sheldon en-US Barrett en-USGATOR NATION GIVING en-US DAY 2 The Gator Nation third annual en-USGiving Day raised a record amount en-US of funds for the Libraries. Four funds en-US were featured. Thank you to all who en-US gave to support the Libraries!en-US Price Library of Judaicaen-US en-US 54 donations for $11,200 (includes a en-US $5,000 matching dollar gift)en-US Friends of the Librariesen-US en-US 45 donations for $6,960en-US Textbook Affordability Initiativeen-US en-US 28 donations for $658.00en-US Health-related Information en-US Resourcesen-US en-US 11 donations for $547.00


7 en-USNEWS FROM THE SOURCEen-USMESSAGE FROM THE LIBRARY LEADERSHIP BOARD CHAIRen-USOn April 13, 2021, the renowned en-US speaker and writer, Jon Meacham, en-US spoke in person in the Grand en-US Reading Room. This was the first en-US in the Michael Gannon lecture en-US series. Dr. Gannon was a memorable en-US professor, and I took his spellbinding en-US comparative religion course in 1976. en-US Look for more upcoming live and en-US virtual lectures. en-USYou can find library news, highlights, en-US social media and publications at en-US https://communications.uflib.ufl.eduen-US . en-US That site will provide hours of en-US interest and fun. Just try it with your en-US family and inspire discussion. en-US Please let me or the library staff en-US know of any Family Foundations en-US that may be interesting in supporting en-US the Smathers Libraries. And keep in en-USmind the Books of en-US Honor program to en-US acknowledge life en-US events with a gift en-US and bookplate. I en-US look forward to en-US hearing from you, en-US (904) 465-1724 or en-US en-US e-mail en-USmprice@pricerealestate.landen-US . Michael Price en-US en-US Chair, Library en-US Leadership Board en-USSamuel Price Remembereden-USWe are deeply saddened en-US to share the news that en-US Samuel Price, one of en-US the Isser and Rae Price en-US Library of Judaica’s major en-US benefactors, passed away en-US on January 23, 2021. en-US Samuel and his brother en-US Jack, both University of en-US Florida alumni, endowed en-US the Judaica Library, which was formally dedicated in en-US March 1981 in honor of their parents. en-US After serving in the U.S. Navy during WWII, Sam en-US went on to develop a highly successful career as a real en-US estate developer. With his exuberant zest for life, he en-US regularly traveled around the world, making friends en-US wherever he stayed. Sam also became a collector in his en-US own right, purchasing artwork, objects and books from en-US every place he visited. He delighted in finding rare en-US books for the Judaica Library. Among the wonderful en-US pieces he found was an 18th-century rabbinic work en-US from London that had been buried during the en-US Holocaust to keep it from being seized or destroyed en-US and a set of Sephardi Jewish prayerbooks printed in en-US Constantinople. en-US According to his daughter, Ellice Berg, Sam loved the en-US Library in a manner akin to the love a father bears a en-US child: “He nurtured it and kept it close to his heart.” en-US Indeed, he often shared with his family his fervent en-US hope that it would one day become one of the top en-US collections in the country. As we continue to strive en-US toward that goal, his warm and enthusiastic support en-US will be sorely missed.en-USRobert Egolf Remembered en-USDr. Robert Egolf, long-time en-US en-US friend to the Smathers en-US en-US Libraries’ Baldwin Library en-US en-US of Historical Children’s en-US en-US Literature, passed away on en-US en-US December 29, 2020. Dr. Egolf’s en-US en-US gift of 19thand 20th-century children’s books in en-US 2007 was the most significant gift to the Baldwin en-US collection since the original donation in 1977 by its en-US founder Ruth Baldwin. en-US The Egolf collection, containing 2,800 books in en-US pristine condition with many first editions, moved en-US the Baldwin toward a higher level of excellence en-US as a research archive. The Baldwin Library of en-US Historical Children’s Literature contains more en-US than 120,000 volumes published in Great Britain en-US and the United States from the mid 1600s through en-US 2007. In March 2010, Dr. Egolf established the Dr. en-US Robert L. Egolf Library Endowment to provide en-US for the acquisition, processing and digitization en-US of additional books to enhance the collection. en-US Selected books in the Egolf collection have been en-US digitized and are at en-US . en-US Dr. Egolf donated a second collection of books to en-US the Libraries in November 2020, including 572 en-US books on religion and the history of science as well en-US as 434 children’s. He also donated two brass frog en-US bookends, the inspiration for his interest in collecting en-US children’s books. He saw the frogs in a bookstore en-US and thought it would be a “clever idea to have some en-US children’s books between those bookends.”


en-USPO Box 117000en-US Gainesville FL 32611-7000en-USNON-PROFIT ORGen-US US POSTAGE PAIDen-US GAINESVILLE FLen-US PERMIT NO 94 Innovative Media Facilitator in 3D Pr en-USintingen-USandell Duggins is the Innovative Media Facilitator in 3D printing en-US at the Marston Science Library. Beginning in March 2020, Randell en-US played an integral role on a campus-wide team of engineers and en-US fabrication facilities, led by Associate Dean Forrest Masters in the College of en-US Engineering. Randell became their go-to 3D modeler, to develop and 3D print en-US customized models, including masks and respirators for UF Health Shands en-US anesthesiologists.en-US His most significant contribution was collaborating with others to design and en-US print the nasal swabs used in UF’s COVID-19 testing. UF Health could not en-US procure enough swabs to test all campus employees so Randell was asked to en-US evaluate a 3D printed swab model being developed at the University of South en-US Florida. He iteratively modified the 3D digital model to meet UF Health’s en-US specifications that it had to be a certain length and diameter for the swab shaft en-US to snap cleanly in the available tubes.en-US Once UF Health physicians approved the model, he then was part of a small en-US team that fabricated the thousands of swabs at Exactech’s manufacturing en-US facility in Alachua, Florida. Randell learned how to operate a resin 3D printer en-US (this is very different from the Libraries’ plastic 3D printers) and completed en-US Exactech’s training to ensure that the swabs were produced in a completely en-US sterile and clean environment. Randell and the team spent long days at the en-US facility in order to produce enough swabs for the campus testing. en-USIf you haven’t seen the en-USNews from the Sourceen-US ’s sister digital publication en-US Source en-USMagazine, en-US you can read it here: en-US . The next issue will publish in August. Randell was awarded a UF Division 3 en-USSuperior Accomplishment Award last en-US fall for his innovation and initiative en-US to develop and produce protective en-US equipment for the Libraries, UF en-US researchers, UF Health Shands, VA en-US and North Florida Regional Medical en-US Center hospitals. He also won the en-US Innovation Award from the Libraries en-US in October 2020. en-USSPOTLIGHT:en-US RANDELL DUGGINSen-US en-USR