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    Try the libraries instant messaging assistance
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    Online instruction for database searching
        Page 2
    New exhibition highlights life and career of landscape architect
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George A. Smathers Libraries


Try the libraries instant messaging assistance

The UF Libraries have joined other
peer institutions in offering real-time
research assistance to students, faculty
and staff using instant messaging (IM).
The new service is called Ask a Librarian
IM and is hosted by the UF Computing
and Networking Services (CNS). Students
at the University of Illinois, Champaign-
Urbana, University of Michigan at Ann
Arbor, Temple University, SUNY-Buffalo
and many other universities use similar
IM services heavily. Several professors
have helped us to test the usability of the
new IM service during our pilot and we
hope you will too.
At present, getting connected to Ask
a Librarian IM requires that you install

and configure an IM client, connect to
the UF Jabber server, and join the library
staff member on duty in the library chat
room. There are many free client software
packages for Windows, Macintosh and
UNIX computers that you can use with
Jabber. Exodus and Psi are both clients
supported by CNS. Detailed instructions
are available at the Ask a Librarian IM
site, http://www.uflib.ufl.edulhss/ref/rx/
askaim.html. For further assistance, UF
Computing Helpdesk offers personalized
assistance at http://helpdesk.circa.ufl.
edu/ or 392-HELP.

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- 2 Online instruction for
database searching

S3 New landscape architect
exhibition in special
collections; donor form

S4 New library staff; holiday
book sale in Smathers

S5 New library staff; eBooks
at UF Libraries

S6 Library West construction
update; Interlibrary Loan


Online Instruction for Database Searching

It wasn't long after the Internet exploded
on the scene that teachers recognized
its potential as an instructional tool and
began to employ it. The University of
Florida Libraries, with its own instruction
component, wasn't far behind.
The libraries started with simple
online tutorials, where guided web
pages taught users about resources in a
particular field or the steps in searching
a database. Examples of these tutorials
include the libraries' online Business and
Psychology Subject Guides and the Health
Science Center Library's PubMed Tutorial,
winner of a 2000 Davis Productivity
Award. After six years, this tutorial for the
world's largest biomedical database is still
going strong and is linked to from around
the world.
New technologies for online
instruction are continually emerging.
Currently, the UF Libraries are exploring
the use of Flash video tutorials. These
dynamic tutorials teach users to search
the library catalog, Web of Science, and the
chemistry databases, SciFinder Scholar
and CrossFire Commander. These videos
take the user through various searches
and use text in callout boxes to explain
the steps. Links to the videos and other
tutorials are available at http://www.uffib.

Online tutorials solve common problems
associated with traditional classroom
instruction such as schedule conflicts,
locating classroom space, and teaching to
students with varied levels of experience.
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Online tutorials can be accessed at any
time a gift of unparalleled value to the
proverbial night owl. Plus, tutorials can be
accessed anywhere an Internet connection
is made, such as on a laptop under a
shady tree in a wireless area. How about
this scenario? A class of biology students
have to use the library catalog and science
databases to do an assignment. Half of the
students had library catalog instruction in
their freshmen English class and half did
not. In the traditional classroom model,
the former half would have to sit through
catalog instruction again in order to get
the whole class on the same level. Using
online tutorials, the first half can skip
taking the UF Libraries catalog tutorial
and just take the Web of Science one to
help with their assignment. The latter half
can do both to get up to speed. Now, that's
good time management.
Are there any drawbacks to using
online tutorials for library instruction?

Sure. Not everyone has a learning style
that adapts to the online environment.
Also, many people prefer to face-to-face
contact with a librarian. If you have a
question while taking an online tutorial,
librarians can be reached by phone,
e-mail, in a chat room or in person to assist
you (see the Ask-a-Librarian webpage at
The team of instruction librarians
at UF provides a variety of classroom
instruction along with online training,
including in-class demonstrations
and hands-on computer training. For
questions, comments, or requests
regarding library instruction, please
contact the instruction coordinator for
your area. Names and contact information
are listed at http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/jgs/

Tara Tobin Cataldo
Marston Science Library

Using the UF Libraries and General Research Skills
Information Skills Mini-Course
Online Orientation to the UF Libraries
Information Cycle (PennState)
UF Libraries Catalog Tutorials (best with Internet Explorer, requires Shockwave)
E-Journals Tutorials (JSTOR, ScienceDirect, Kluwer, etc.)
Intellectual Property (UCLA)
CrossFire: Beilstein and Gmelin databases
Using FirstSearch: Overview
ISI Current Contents Connect tutorial see "Searching" to set up e-mail alerts
SciFinderScholar (Chemical Abstracts)
Web of Science (by the UF Libraries)
Web of Science (from ISI, the database producer)
Bibliographic Software Programs
RefWorks and the UF Libraries Catalog
RefWorks Quick Start Guide
EndNote, Reference Manager and ProCite

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Tohn Ormsbee Simonds: Visionary
Landscape Architect, Planicl; Educa-
tor, and Environmentalist (1913-2005),
an exhibition in the Special Collections
Exhibit Gallery, focuses on the philosophy
and accomplishments of an individual
who has helped to shape development and
growth in Florida and the U.S. His numer-
ous landmark and innovative projects
include Mellon Square and the Aviary in
Pittsburgh, the Chicago Botanic Garden,
and several new communities in Florida,
including Miami Lakes, Pelican Bay,
and Weston.
Not only as a practitioner but also
as an author and educator, Simonds was
instrumental in shaping the profession
and promoting environmentally sensitive
planning. The exhibition features plans,
photographs, writings, and documents
selected from the Simonds Papers, which
Mr. Simonds donated to the libraries
in 1990.

This exhibition would not be a real-
ity without the generous support of the
Department of Landscape Architecture,
particularly department Chair Bob Grist
and graduate coordinator Kay Williams.
They recognized the importance of the
Simonds Papers for students and scholars,
and demonstrated a rare level of commit-
ment by appointing two graduate students
over three semesters to
assist with the arrange-
ment of the collection
and the creation of
this exhibition. With-
out the hard work of I
the talented graduate
students, Brenda Curtis
and Nicole Hawkins, the
Simonds Papers would
still be inaccessible to
library patrons, and we
would not have been
able to locate and select

many of the materials included in this
The exhibition is on display in the
Exhibit Gallery of Smathers Library (East)
November 15,2005-February 3,2006.
John Nemmers
Special (C'llcctin's

Now is the opportune time to donate to the UF Libraries. For almost one hundred years, librarians have worked hand-in-hand
with scholars to create collections that support the university's academic programs. Many of the unique and one-of-a-kind archival materials
purchased through the donations of library patrons benefit students throughout the world.Your gift will help the libraries to both create and
share resources. To make a gift to the libraries use the form below or go online: https://www.uff.ufl.edu/OnlineGiving/Libraries.asp.

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Library News -' Page 3

Michelle Foss named new
interlibrary loan librarian
Michelle Foss '
is the new head of
Interlibrary Loan *
for the George A.
Smathers Libraries. a
She comes from
the Health Science
Center Library where
she was the assistant director of Access
Services. Michelle earned her master's
degree in French translation from the
Institute for Applied Linguistics at Kent
State University.
While teaching French at Kent,
Michelle earned her master's degree in
library science.After working as both
a corporate and academic reference
librarian, her interest shifted to
Interlibrary Loan, which she feels blends
public services with technical services.
Michelle believes the mission of ILL is to
support the research needs of UF faculty,
students, staff, and researchers. She looks
forward to implementing new technology
to streamline the ILL operations and
make the service faster, more convenient
and more reliable.
Angela Mott Electronic Reserves

Valrie Davis is the new
outreach librarian for
off-campus researchers

Valrie Davis is the
new Outreach Librarian
in Marston Science
Library.As Outreach
Librarian she provides
service to off-campus
IFAS researchers and
students, and ensures
that they get the same access as those
on-campus. She has a master's degree in
library science from Florida State University,
and previously worked at Dickinson College
in Pennsylvania handling reference and
instruction and serving as liaison to academic
departments.Val, who joined the faculty in
August, says that it was the subject area that
attracted her to the position, and that she is
looking forward to visiting the research and
education centers around the state.
John Nemmers Special Collections
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Kathryn Kennedy is the new
engineering outreach librarian
Kathryn Kennedy is the new Engineering Outreach Librarian for
the Marston Science Library. She is responsible for selecting materials
for biomedical engineering, mechanical and aerospace engineering,
and nuclear and radiological engineering. She provides library
instruction and reference desk assistance. She also provides library
assistance for the UF EDGE Program (EDGE=Electronic Delivery of
Engineering Education), the distance learning engineering program.
She assures that the graduate engineering students have everything
they need to complete their online degrees.
The distance learning phenomena is nothing new to Kathryn. She completed her
entire Library Science master's degree online through FSU. One of the highlights of
her master's degree was an international internship, sponsored by the FSU College of
Information, which placed her in central London as a supervisor librarian at the FSU
London Study Centre Library from August 2004 to May 2005.
Kathryn isn't new to UF either. She received her bachelor's degree in English from
UF in 2000. And while working on her master's degree, she was employed at the UF
Division of Human Resources as a classification analyst. Contact Kathryn at 273-2866 or
katkenn@uflib.ufl.edu. Or stop by her office in Marston Science Library L201B.

Sara Russell Gonzalez is physics, astronomy and
geology selector at Marston Science Library

Sara Russell Gonzalez recently joined the faculty of the Marston
Science Library (MSL). She selects materials for physics, astronomy,
and geology; provides library instruction; and works on the MSL
reference desk. She graduated with a bachelor's degree from California
Institute of Technology and received her Ph.D. in geophysics from
University of California, Santa Cruz. She received her master's degree
in library and information science from Florida State University in
August 2005.
Gonzalez worked as a scientist conducting research in nuclear explosion detection
and monitoring at Weston Geophysical Corporation prior to library school. Her experience
as scientist and training as a librarian enable her to anticipate and relate to the needs
of faculty and students in her assigned disciplines. She plans to visit her departments
regularly to keep faculty and students informed about how the library can aid their
research. She can be reached at sargonz@uflib.ufl.edu or at 273-2867.
Marilyn Ochoa

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Jingfeng Xia named new digital projects
metadata librarian

Jingfeng Xia is the new digital projects metadata librarian in
the Cataloging and Metadata Department at the George A. Smathers
Libraries. Jingfeng began his career at UF on September 1,2005.
He works closely with the Digital Library Center and the Systems
Department to provide access to digital collections. -
Jingfeng received his M.L.S. degree in the School of Information
Resources and Library Science and a Ph.D. in anthropology from the
University of Arizona, Tucson. Prior to coming to UF, he worked as a
research assistant in the school's Digital Libraries of Information Science & Technology.
He was responsible for creating and maintaining metadata documentation, in print
and web formats for a disciplinary digital repository. He coordinated with scholars and
organizations to collect and select archiving materials and conducted usability research on
digital resources.
Jingfeng worked many years in the fields of archaeology and anthropology. A decade
ago in China, he participated in and organized various archaeological excavations and
ethnographic fieldwork. The (70;,:,, Science Journal rated one of his archaeological
discoveries, a complete skeleton of Ape Man in northern China existing 150,000 years ago,
as one of the top ten scientific discoveries of the year in 1984. It earned him a national
award for social science research. He is hoping to bring his knowledge and training in
social sciences into his present work in the investigation of historical and ethnographic
names and subjects for digital collections.
PIi idlla Williams
Cataloging & Metadata

Hikaru Nakano is the new east Asian cataloger

In September, Hikaru Nakano joined the Cataloging & Metadata
Department as its new east Asian cataloger with the faculty rank of
Assistant University Librarian. Hikaru earned her bachelor's degree
in art at the Kwansei Gakuin University in Japan. She has a master's
degree in educational technology from Radford University, Virginia
and a master's degree in library science from Florida State University.
Her most recent position was assistant Japanese cataloger at Hillman
Library at the University of Pittsburgh.
Hikaru is responsible for the cataloging of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean language
materials for the University of Florida's growing Asian Studies Collection. Hikaru enters the
bibliographic data into the cataloging records using both romanized transcription as well
as vernacular script. In the last two years, Chinese vernacular was added retrospectively
to Chinese language records in the database, and one of Hikaru's first goals is to complete
a project to retrospectively enhance our older Japanese language records with vernacular
script as well. She will also be working closely with the department's Authorities and
Metadata Quality Unit and the Florida Center for Library Automation to make it possible
some day for patrons to search the online catalog using these vernacular scripts.
Tatiana Barr
Cataloging & Metadata

UF afte st a click away
fa e re urces and mor .

Brian Keith named human
resources officer
Brian Keith,
the new Human
Resources Officer
for the George A. a 1S
Smathers Libraries,
has a strong
commitment to
customer service
and, as an alumnus, to the success of
the University of Florida. He believes
these can only be accomplished through
positive interactions with both faculty
and staff and "input from the greater
university community". Brian received
a bachelor's degree in psychology and an
MBA while at UF, and recently received his
SPHR certification from the Society for
Human Resources Management.
Brian comes to the university having
just served as the Human Resources
Director for the Cathedral Foundation of
The university's environment offers
Brian an opportunity to serve in a larger
organization with more resources and
distinct challenges. He is excited to
work in the libraries with the focus on
continuing to be an essential resource
to the university's faculty and students.
He believes that university faculty input
is vital, and particularly so in recruiting
library faculty and staff that serve specific
academic areas.
Barbara Gundersen
Collection Management Support

eBooks available

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Library News --' Page 5

Interlibrary Loan at the University of Florida

All the compact shelving rails have
been installed and the concrete topping
has been poured to the top of the rails.
Carpet has been installed on the sixth
floor and this floor is now 90% completed.
The contractors are completing the
drywall finishes, ceiling grid, lighting,
and the marble window sills on the third,
fourth, and fifth floors. The project is on
schedule for spring 2006 completion.

For up-to-date construction news
and photos, see http://www.uflib.ufl.

University of Florida
George A. Smathers Libraries
P.O. Box 117001
Gainesville, FL 32611-7001
(352) 392-0342; Fax: (352) 392-7251
e-mail: carturn@uflib.ufl.edu

Is there another person in your department
who would like a copy of Library News? If so,
please notify us at: bhood@uflib.ufl.edu

Library News Editorial Board
Shelley Arlen
Tatiana Barr
Barbara Gundersen
Carol Kem
Cathleen Mook Martyniak
Angela Mott
Marilyn Ochoa
John Nemmers
Carol Turner
Priscilla Williams
Barbara Hood, Editor/Designer
An equal opportunity institution
Library News ~--' Page 8

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) locates and
borrows materials not owned by the UF

WHO may use interlibrary loan?
* UF Faculty
* UF Staff
* UF Graduate Students
* UF Undergraduates
* UF distance learning students
* Off-campus Research and Education
Centers staff affiliated with the univer-

WHAT types of materials
will ILL borrow?
* ILL will request materials not owned by
the UF Libraries, materials that are lost,
missing, or otherwise unavailable to the

WHAT types of materials are
difficult to borrow?
* Rare or old items
* Newly published items
* Theses and dissertations
* Newspapers
* Genealogical materials
* Audio/visual materials
* Popular books/videos

HOW does a patron
submit an ILL request?
* Requests are submitted online through
the Interlibrary Loan system ILLiad.

* To create an ILLiad account, please go
to the ILLiad homepage at http://illiad.
uflib.ufl.edu/illiad, and select "First
Time Users: Create Account." Enter
your 14-digit library number and com-
plete your profile information.
* Requests also may be submitted via
FirstSearch databases such as Worldcat.

HOW long will it take
to receive materials?
* Articles via electronic delivery take 1-3
days. Photocopies take 2 to 10 days.
* On average, books take 2 to 14 days
depending upon lending library and
* Rush service is available for faculty and
graduate students.

HOW do Distance Learning
patrons submit requests?
* Requests are submitted online via IL-
Liad: http://illiad.uflib.ufl.edu/illiad

WHAT does Distance
Learning service cost?
* All requests for articles are free. Books
will be shipped via UPS. Patrons are
responsible for return shipping costs.
To contact Interlibrary Loan call (352)
273-2535, fax (352) 392-7598 or e-mail

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