Group Title: Library news : for faculty of the University of Florida
Title: Library news
Full Citation
Permanent Link:
 Material Information
Title: Library news for faculty of the University of Florida
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: George A. Smathers Libraries
Publisher: The Libraries
Place of Publication: Gainesville Fla
Genre: government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
periodical   ( marcgt )
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 3, no. 1 (summer 1991); title from caption.
General Note: "A publication of the George A. Smathers Libraries."
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00017067
Volume ID: VID00043
Source Institution: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 001927378
oclc - 30684097
notis - AKA3361
lccn - sn 94026904
 Related Items
Preceded by: Library news


This item has the following downloads:

LibNews1107 ( PDF )

Full Text


George A. Smathers Libraries


Libraries embrace

capital campaign goals

The library is the cornerstone of
our information-based society, and its
role has never had greater importance to
UF's future. We will meet that future by
* building collections of international
distinction that support the full range of
UF teaching and research activities;

* expanding and improving library
services and facilities;

* keeping abreast with ever-changing
technological advances;

* continuing to strive to set the standard
for high quality service to all our
users with outstanding reference and
instruction from our knowledgeable
faculty and staff, and

* providing outstanding educational and
cultural exhibits and programs
In consultation with the University of
Florida Foundation, we have established
the capital campaign goal for the George
A. Smathers Libraries at $20 million.

The Foundation asked us to identify
the major (high level) objectives for the
capital campaign and assign an estimated
dollar value to each goal. Obviously, the
actual gifts may be allocated differently
based on donor interests, but these are the
initial objectives:

$10 million:
endowments for
acquisition of and
access to
collections that
support university
educational and
research programs

$3 million:
Increase endowments for the digitization
and preservation of collections to ensure
wide-spread access and future availability

$2 million: Increase direct support for
acquisition and integration of significant
new collections

$3 million: Increase endowments for
library programs and services, including
named faculty positions

$2 million: Obtain support for renovating
and updating library facilities

We already have a list of naming
opportunities that will be expanded to
include endowed faculty positions and
additional spaces within the various
branch libraries, and we will continue
to identify specific projects, programs
and resources to share with potential
donors. I look forward to hearing your

I am confident that this will be a
successful campaign and that it will
provide new resources for improved
collections, services and facilities for our
Judith C. Russell
Dean of University Libraries

lii~i 'll!!lc ~L! l!: !

0\ ILId I SC id I IicSI: L %1
The Aticilik .4 Ahoz ~!!!!I.\!lj!

W. oido \ I ;I\!Iiid C r Ad ol S

Lu", iI ..hi. 1IAld

'IiL 1 .'I Is I[ 1 1d .1

-1.1 -1

Library instruction goes online

The World Wide Web has made information more accessible but often harder to assess.
As a result, librarians work to teach effective research skills for the use of both print and
online resources.Academic librarians are successful in encouraging information literacy
and assessment using traditional reference, face to face instruction and research assistance.
To respond to the increasing use of online teaching and learning tools within academe to
work, teach and collaborate with students, librarians also develop online subject guides and
tutorials. With these online tools, incoming students and faculty can learn to save time and
effort in conducting research using the vast array of information sources available to them.

In 2007, Jana Ronan, Jan Swanbeck and Paul Victor received one of four $10,000 Academic
Technology Faculty Grants from the UF Office of Academic Technology to develop a
series of"Information Literacy Online" tutorials and a virtual reality tour of Library
West. Developed as teaching resources, instructors who use the tutorials as part of a class
assignment can take advantage of the assessment tools that are built into each module
within WebCT and from the tutorial Web site.

The first of the online literacy tutorials, Research 101, is now available. Comprised of five
modules, Research 101 teaches essential research skills such as searching techniques to help
quickly identify the best books, articles or Web sites, and strategies for evaluating the quality
and usability of such sources. In spring 2008, the UF Libraries tutorials task force will be
releasing other tutorials on specific databases appropriate for undergraduate research.

Research 101, as well as all of the other resources, is currently available at http://mihq.
Paul VictorJr. Marilyn Ochoa
Humanities & Social Sciences Assistant Head, Education Library
Reference Librarian

The University of Florida Libraries is again participating in the Association of Research
Libraries Statistics and Measurement Program Initiative, LibQUAL+. On Tuesday, October
30, this library service quality survey was sent by e-mail to faculty, staff and students
at the main campus, IFAS/REC and the Legal Information Center, excluding those who
are affiliated with the six colleges of the Health Science Center and library employees.
The participants will receive a link to a Web form that includes 27 questions.Although
the survey will collect basic demographic information about the respondents, responses
are confidential and no links between respondents and responses will be maintained.
Participation in LibQual+ is an important tool for the libraries to evaluate services and
those receiving the survey are encouraged to fill it out.

The LibQUAL+ Research Team is creating a Web page of frequently asked questions about
the survey and will send the link as soon as that is available.

General information about LibQual+ is available at
FAQ/index.cfm. Sample screens from the Spring 2004 survey are available at http://www. Questions not answered by the FAQs can be
referred to ,
Lori Driscoll
Chair, Access Services

Page 2 '- Library News

Time to plan for
spring course

Spring semester is just around the corner.
For faculty who haven't tried out the new
course reserves system, Ares, now is a
great time to start!

Course reserves migrated to Ares in
summer 2007.Ares has streamlined
course reserves requesting and processing.
All course reserves requests can be
entered online and the processing status
can be tracked.

All new faculty and student users to the
Ares system will need to create an account
on the first visit.After that users will
be able to log in using their UFID and
password. There are several one-minute
video tutorials online demonstrating how
the system works from both the faculty
and student point of view at https://ares. and faculty
training sessions will be scheduled
throughout November. During the faculty
training sessions attendees create an
account, view all the new features of
Ares, learn how to submit materials, and
see how to track the status of requests.
Please visit the course reserves page for
more information on training sessions at

The libraries now have bookmarks
available for faculty to hand out to
students explaining how to access Ares
and what information is needed to bring
when checking out hard copy reserve
materials at the libraries. Materials can
be found faster when the student comes
prepared with the name of the item and
the call number. Bookmarks are available
at any Smathers Libraries' circulation desk
or contact the reserves staff to arrange
delivery via campus mail.
Angela Mott
Access Services

Electronic dissertation online timetable

One of the most frequently asked
questions in the binding unit is
"When will my dissertation be available
online?" Although the University of
Florida has transitioned the theses and
dissertations from print to electronic
format, the binding unit in the
preservation department still serves as
the coordinator between the Graduate
Editorial Office, Florida Center for Library
Automation (FCLA), and the University
Library for Electronic Theses and
Dissertations (ETD's).

Overall, the time line for ETD's to be
available in the UF catalog typically runs
between seven to eleven weeks after the
student's graduation date. If a student
discovers that his/her ETD is not available
in the UF catalog three months after
graduation, and if they did not restrict it,
they should contact Robert Parker in the
preservation department (rparker@uflib. or 352-273-2833).

Four to six weeks after graduation,
the Graduate Editorial Office delivers
paperwork for the graduating class to
the library. This paperwork includes
the Proquest Agreement forms for
dissertations and the UF Rights and
Permission forms. Preservation staff
verifies the release date list against the UF
Rights and Permission forms, and that all
Proquest Agreement forms are accounted
for and separated into alphabetized sets
according to the release date. Once these
tasks are complete, preservation staff
notifies the Graduate Editorial Office
that they are clear to FTP the ETD files
to FCLA. Preservation staff forwards the
release date list to FCLA and cataloging
and metadata staff, and deliver an author/
title list and the UF Rights and Permission
forms to special collections staff. These
tasks are typically completed within two
weeks of delivery of the forms from the
Graduate Editorial Office.

FCLA verifies the metadata in the ETD
files and creates two spreadsheets to

send to the persons working with ETD
materials. One is a file format spreadsheet,
which details the different file formats
associated with this collection of ETD's,
while the second spreadsheet is the master
class list, including such information as
name, title, graduation date, release date,
and whether it should be sent to Proquest.
FCLA usually completes their processing
within one week.

Upon receipt of the master class list,
preservation staff breaks it down into
smaller lists based on release date. The
electronic dissertations for immediate
release are sent by FTP from FCLA to
Proquest. The Proquest agreement forms,
along with a cover letter and print copy of
the release date list, are mailed to Proquest
by the preservation department.

As soon as the release date documents
are verified by preservation staff and the
FCLA master class list arrives, cataloging
and metadata staff begins processing.
Using both documents, C&M staff
calls up each ETD record in Aleph and
"unsuppresses" the immediate release
documents. This makes the record
available to view via the UF catalog.
The records for restricted ETD's remain
suppressed and staff verifies they are not
accessible through the public catalog.
When a restriction date arrives, C&M staff
unsupresses the ETD's due to be released
at that time, and verify that they are

Cataloging & metadata staff keeps
track of new or changed majors and
major departments. They forward this
information along as necessary. They
also keep track of author name revisions,
changes in titles, scientific symbols, and
diacritics which don't display correctly
in the catalog. In the case of significant
author name changes, C&M staff corrects
the author title list and master class list
and notifies everyone involved with the
ETD process of the change. This processing
usually takes between one and two weeks.

Students have several options regarding
access to their ETD. Beginning with the
December 2007 graduating class, students
have the opportunity to choose between
four restrictions: six months, one year, two
years, and secret for two years.Previous
classes offered seven restriction options:
secret for six months, one year, two years,
three years, four years, five years and ten
years. Students currently also have the
option to end or extend their restriction
as they deem necessary. For more
information please contact Carl Van Ness
in the Department of Special and Area
Studies Collections, located in Smathers
Library ( or

The coordinated processing of the ETD's
through all the different units takes from
two to three months, on average. The
Graduate Editorial Office, University
Libraries, and FCLA are committed to
ensuring that ETD's are made available as
soon as possible, correctly, and according
to the students' requirements.Anyone
with questions or concerns should
contact Robert Parker in the preservation
department ( or
Robert Parker
Preservation Department n

Now is th opotn im
to d'oi a e* ito' t'h' lraT riesi.

Gt & IEnge Unitg
^^^P* S~p^^B j STar TnT^^^^^

*^^H *t^~ xI. u 'x i *T 1i^7~fic^^^^

T lI, c S. I rI I l 111t 11:, I i.II SIt.I IN: l'c ;
S iti I I ,! itr ,: lit iii i % It F I., il, ..i
G ':cl l;c A _< i hilc i i Li tI[[ Ii li hl:c Ilt; i i

N'.: ciih ci 14, -Clii- ti, t :'"i I. j i. I. 4 I'i
i I 'T Ill ..ill d .J, -, i c ,i !! S :l,: ;.. a;l S h
Iit ,, ': ,:,:' .Jl ,h l: I! it:,! !hit- .I l i:'l tl S !N l lS
St i -, i I!:' .l i.ld !IIc 1 '1.'' 0 !. IM % .1.d
hll !,h'' ,: Thl c. ll wiill i'llud:ll -4ll,: Si
s it t.i i s .11 : i s ic ':L i I ti l.I i i iic ll ii

S ci,: ..i C.!!. : i c ;, lii IIi .':i 11, 11 i .s i \!!!. 11

.c:j ll:.!: S ..!Il! d .,:'Sl` S c !S :S! ,:,! !S t ,J : iI ,:
.t.I IS Id :,..I ll d t o1 :'l ;l l Sc SI.:'l l L:'I NiC.'
Liz%,ILSI .,.h :, id IS h l:i_': l ic l -4.HJ,: t,:i .hc
11:_ '>:.::.lJi,11 :_ .i, i 1: S l. S ,.'., ,: IS I: 2 k i.. I A !!

sF:' lss,:, s III k: hic!d 1 1..,rhcis Ld.; ,l l l
1 E ..ln.I I,1 ,,1 ,ltl I A I i t I rlic i i l .t c i it .:

. c .k llll..d .2,1: id .JI ..!!d t U Li l 11 !c :,t .11

I_,,,,, :t' +_ li _4,m; '4. :, C.l LC !,:,LIu ld .1t

hitt ://ln.i.uflib.ull.ediu/tedl/gisda 0)7/

,:,. -l l. L' .t_ I ', I 'l !. !-' !, I ,,

cii [',l i c'Lilih' :L i s : -
.i!d ,.li 10 \\i c l.. I N'\rh : \.liL'I 11:d c I1 III

C lI: .i i k i i ic h l N I 'i:' i ..I. ili i I. I Ii I :
':''uLii t.-s L' il i.ll Sr t, l vi:i l! Fli irlth
iit':'i !ii. :ii c.i L.' i uLilid i t \t-w w.gisday.
oni T-! ii: S ii.itlih i s L _,! !iL cs v. i II .' ,,, : dc:
J i ,:,.i[, :i tI i [r h r t:, t r %L:iSLc iit ib' L bIN r i
i I_ I, ,:,: Its .i 'ii ,C .1j I l:is ii .j' ; ,':' A Li i J
k .J :,:,!,: !0- [,61:d h 1- r !. jrl
I,.i c s IIIt':I, !i j, :ii, t ':,! ,ii ddiiJ[,,J'j ,i: Jl, 'uLi
IJ l':, 1.Jr!,:,l Sllu ll .6; Srli : lN, U l' llll .;S, V.'.l1c I
k -..i lltlil c N, ..!A 1 .i l .111 ld ii fl 16 ItI I tI,-

A1 l .. h Nll 1 l 1 1 A .1 1 l .;!'% Sc N .c I NJA ,:,'I l c l
Ic :, ..i I !-[. .I[ I I i t i s .[ I i.- I : ,l l l 1 d c !!
':',!iii.k!! ml.I i d!I !i: sI 1

A l :irlL:. 4 1 ':'liu iu V Ii H :'I L',,c Jai'. c .:'t It.
G it. %, ; h:'I K I LIr I IIt dlilt. it i s i iScd
Lii I:- 4 :,I l i ith i,:' I ,iI I :'i .ic: c .1 sL Lh.s
i c i tc.d I I:' i c l i: !I l i ic: l il .c I' illi i i :,
I .Jll i .Ihct. ,ll llc NN t:l. : 4 dl :.N l ,: I ll
..Id ['L iLu l It.NJ l tlic i l [T ,, p.' i,: i suLi[-1-1%
dii ct., itd It .I iii lc s, i, ,c Il .l % i .iJi s ,id 'it.
tl uLI.S N th. I 1 .`: c c [c l i:,- L',,:,l h,:,:,ds s tk A tId
lhlc dc ld c l I- l % 1 Lh.' -i u :'l. P h ,:,,Jd All l lt'l l [- ll
! I:,IIl c C t.Ii.'ic l I l\1 L' :..ll S% :,t AL i TI Il s

ATM S ,.I s A id cs ,] i J.l ; iii !!i ':i l : i,!',:' !!: li t

Ith iI i 1 i I i c ,' lid h.1 Lt lic It. 1 'I l ii sl 'l:i'. i 1i 'Li:

.i' ti. lil h l i I a 'k S. l ii. i '''% ic Ct. I ct.v 6 ,
,:c'll! it % 1 l .11 : I .A;l c N l, i dic d ,: 'c !I c Id

.;l| .l |> ':l 1 lS ,'1 ,:,'t ( I_!N !t fil | i: c c I l_ I c si .
h!lllll~ : 'l ll\ [,'\ lhli: !lll.:_!! ,]I!,:,!! ,:,t !i ; ll~ ci S,: t

Government Documents celebrates 100 years as a Federal Depository

On August 17 the government
documents department celebrated
its 100th year as a Federal Depository
Library. The Federal Depository Library
program makes available to the public
no-fee access to information produced
by Federal agencies via over 1,300
depository libraries. The University of
Florida was added to the system in 1907
because of its status as a land grant
college. In 1964 it became a regional
depository charged with overseeing the
activities of the 44 selective depositories
in Florida and the Caribbean.As a regional
depository, the government documents
department receives and processes all
items distributed through the program
and retains them in perpetuity. The
government documents department
actively adds material to its collection in
order to serve as the source of last resort
for all libraries in the state.

The celebration took place in the newly
renovated meeting space in room 1A of
Smathers Library. Dean Judy Russell started
the festivities by reading a letter from
Governor Charlie Crist congratulating the
government documents department on its
100 year milestone. She then introduced
Provost Janie Fouke who welcomed
attendees and gave a brief talk. Dr. Fouke's
presentation was followed by speeches given
by State Representative Larry Cretul and
Professor Emeritus Mickey Edwardson, a
long-time user of the documents collection.
Dr. Edwardson charmed the audience with
her stories about the assistance provided
by the staff of the government documents
department along with the value of the
Federal documents to her research.

In conjunction with the celebration, the
government documents department
hosted a meeting of directors and

documents coordinators from the Federal
depository libraries across the state. This
meeting was opened by Dean Russell, the
former superintendent of documents.
While in this position, Russell oversaw
the Federal Depository Program. She
entertained the audience with her unique
insight and fascinating anecdotes about
her experiences in this position.After her
talk Russell answered general questions
from the audience, many of whom knew
her from her tenure as superintendent of
documents. The program also included
a presentation on the 2010 Census
and a discussion of a state plan for the
depositories of Florida.

Jan Swanbeck
Head, Government Documents

Page 4 --' Library News

The Afterlife of Alice in

Wonderland exhibit open in

The current exhibit in the Department
of Special and Area Studies
Collections explores the remarkable
impact that a classic work of children's
literature has had on our culture for
almost a century and a half. The Afterlife
of Alice in Wonderland examines the
ongoing presence of Lewis Carroll's Alice'
Adventures in Wonderland in American
culture, by presenting a variety of
editions, illustrations, media and objects.
The exhibition will be on display in the
Smathers Library second floor exhibit
gallery through December 15.

Curated by Rita Smith, the Baldwin
Library of Historical Children's Literature
librarian, and Kenneth Kidd, associate
professor in the department of English,
the exhibit traces the many incarnations
of the text and images and the many uses
to which Alice has been put over time. The
exhibit also focuses on Lewis Carroll and
several of the Alice illustrators. In addition
to the texts and illustrations, a variety of
artifacts, such as figurines, tea cups, and
video games are on display.Visitors can
also view a video compilation of Alice-
related film and music media, created by
Alexandria Schmitt.

Kidd hopes that visitors to the exhibition
will see how children's classics are kept
alive through "ongoing invention and

Smathers Library

appropriation," rather than simply by
standing the test of time."Another way of
putting this,' he stated, "is that Alice is not
'timeless'but rather timely over and over,
remade to fit the needs and desires of the
cultural moment"'

The highlight of this exhibit is a 1969
portfolio edition of Alice's Adventures in
Wonderland illustrated by the Surrealist
painter, Salvador Dali. The Dali Alice was
purchased by the Baldwin Library in 2007,
and Smith points to this acquisition as
one major impetus for the exhibition."I
had my eye on the Dali edition for a couple
of years,' she said."It's a limited edition;
a unique work. After we had purchased
it, I was talking with Kenneth Kidd
about his fall class in which the students
would examine the classics of children's
literature and their various editions and
adaptations. The exhibit was a perfect
opportunity to showcase the Dali and to
provide an opportunity for the students
in Kenneth's class to work with our large
number of Alice items:'

The students in Kidd's graduate course on
the "Golden Age of Children's Literature"
were able to attend class sessions held
in Special Collections and work directly
with the books in the Baldwin Library. In
preparing for this exhibit, Smith provided
the students with the opportunity to
examine and discuss the dozens of Alice
and Alice-related titles in the collection.
The students helped select many of the
illustrations on display in the exhibition,
and one of the students, Cari Keebaugh,
provided text for the exhibits.

In discussing his collaboration with
Smith, Kidd expressed his belief that more
teaching faculty should look to librarians as
partners in educating students. He stated,
"Obviously, [Special Collections] holdings
make possible all sorts of collaborative

ventures in pedagogy, and the digital
projects focus is especially exciting."

A companion Web site features
an overview of the exhibit, a brief
biography of Carroll, and a discussion
of the numerous Alice editions,
adaptations and illustrators. The Web
site (
?s=alice&m=hitspecexhibit), created
by digital projects technology librarian
Laurie Taylor, also provides a PowerPoint
slideshow featuring images of items used
in the exhibition and a version of the
video compilation available for download.
Additionally, the Web site provides
access to the Alice digital collection,
part of the University of Florida Digital
Collections (UFDC). Several editions of
Alice' Adventures in Wonderland, Through
the Looking-Glass and related works are
available online.

Smith is pleased that the exhibit will promote
the rich holdings of the Baldwin Library, but
she feels that it also produces a significant
educational outcome."More importantly'
she said,"I believe that it illustrates how
children's literature has an active role in
academia and in popular culture. Children's
literature is a repository of incredible social
and cultural research material. I hope that
people will come away from this exhibit
with that understanding"

The exhibit is on display in the Smathers
Library Exhibit Gallery daily Monday
through Friday and runs through December
15.A Tea Party Reception, free and open
to the public, will be held Wednesday,
November 7,3:30-5:00 p.m. in Smathers
Library, room 1A on the first floor.
John Nemmers
Descriptive and Technical Services
Archivist, Special and
Areas Studies (0Ill/tfif/t

Library News '- Page 5

CAROL TURNER retires as

associate director for public services

On November 29,2007, Carol Turner
will retire from her position at
the University of Florida as associate
director for public services at the George
A. Smathers Libraries. She has led the
division that includes all user services
at Library West and the Marston Science
Library, as well as government documents
and the four branch libraries: Architecture
and Fine Arts, Music, Education, and
the Allen H. Neuharth Journalism and
Communications Libraries. This is the
largest library division with 30 librarians
and 65 paraprofessionals.

Turner arrived at the University of Florida
Libraries in April 1987, following a
successful career at Stanford University
Libraries that culminated as the head
of the Jonsson Library of Government
Documents, a Federal Depository library.
In this role, Turner served with distinction
at the national level, holding office on the
Depository Library Council to the
Public Printer. She helped develop
national standards concerning
government documents depositories in
university libraries.

Throughout her career, Turner has
focused her librarianship on improving
access to information and research.At
the University of Florida, she has actively
promoted new trends in reference and
information services through Web
instruction modules, chat rooms and
digital reference materials. In the last
few years, Turner managed the smooth
transfer of services while Library West was
under renovation, working with the staff
to ensure access even with the collection
in storage. Her dedication to library
services facilitated academic study for
students and faculty performing research
on and off the UF campus.

Turner has been committed to distance
education initiatives, serving as a member
of the UF Distance Learning Advisory

and UF
Learning ."J
Committee. ,
On the
state and
level, she
served as
a principal
writer for
a library distance education program
and helped build the program within
the state by heading the State University
Libraries (SUL) Public Services Planning
Committee (PSPC), as well as serving
on the SUL PSPC Distance Learning

In the international arena, Turner
co-presented papers at four conferences
under the auspices of the European
Association for Library and Information
and Research (EUCLID), sharing
University of Florida Libraries' innovative
approach to reference services with
colleagues and gaining worldwide
recognition for the libraries' contributions
to the profession.

Turner will be greatly missed at the
libraries, but her many contributions will
continue to benefit the library profession
as well as the students, staff and faculty of
the University of Florida for years to come.

Michele Crump
Interim Assistant Director for Technical Services

Chair, Humanities and Social
Sciences Services

named interim assistant
director for public services

Shelley Arlen, chair of the collection
management department and
bibliographer of United States history, has
been named interim assistant director
for public services, following Carol
Turner's retirement this fall.Arlen will
continue the work Turner began with the
library strategic planning, heading the
Special and Area Studies Collections and
Government Documents task force, as well
as other public services initiatives while
assisting in the transition from Turner's
tenure to a new incumbent.

Arlen has an extensive background
to bring to the duties of this position,
having experience working in almost
every department of a library. Hired as a
reference librarian by UF in 1994,Arlen
brought four years of experience as the
head of the reference department at the
University of Oklahoma. She has been in
her current position as chair of collection
management for five years. She has
earned a master's degree in English and
another in anthropology in addition to her
master's in library science. Her annotated
bibliography, The Cambridge Ritualists:
an Annotated Bibliography of the Works
by and about ane Ellen Harrison, (;/11, t
Murray, Francis M. Cornford, andA I IA ,
Bernard Cook, published by Scarecrow
Press in 1990, combines her interest in
anthropology, history and mythology.
Her research in librarianship also draws
heavily on this background. One current
interest is developing library programs to
introduce undergraduates to the processes
of finding and using primary documents,
now that so many sources are accessible
via electronic collections.

During this period, Peter McKay, business
librarian and associate chair of collection
management, will serve as interim chair
of the department.
Nancy Poehlmann
Head, Humanities & Special
(/,ll'eturns Cataloging Unit
M '^

Library News '- Page 6

New assignments in the humanities

& social sciences services department

Due to shifting priorities and needs
in the Education Library and the
reference unit in Library West, two
humanities & social sciences services
(H&SSS) library faculty members have
exchanged their assigned locations.

Suzanne Brown moved to Library West
to assume reference and instruction
responsibilities with an emphasis on
services to special user groups. Marilyn
Ochoa has become the assistant head
of the Education Library and a resource
person for media/technology. Needless
to say, both are
carrying over projects
in progress. Even as
Ochoa takes on her
new responsibilities
for collection ..
management and
resource support
Suzanne Brown
in the education
disciplines, Brown will
no doubt maintain her
many valued contacts
among the faculty and
students of the College -
of Education. Brown
will also continue
her duties as the Marilyn Ochoa

Holiday book sale

The University of Florida Smathers
Library Bookstore will hold a holiday book
sale beginning in late November
highlighting many great offers including
a large selection of art and architecture
books. The bookstore is located on the
first floor of Smathers Library.
The bookstore's collection is created from
donations received throughout the year.
The collection includes unselected and
duplicate items and gift books, record

elected vice president of the University
of Florida Faculty Union. Likewise,
Ochoa will continue her work as a
primary resource person for digital user
studies and she will remain the chair
of the resource navigation committee,
a very active library-wide group which
evaluates the usability of the libraries'
Web pages and the ease of navigation of
electronic resources.

This is an exciting opportunity for two
experienced members of the H&SSS
department. We are delighted that they
have the opportunity for new challenges
and a change of pace in their respective
duties. The department is indeed
fortunate to have two faculty members
with the talents and flexibility to respond
to changing needs and technologies. Their
respective specialties can only enhance
their new assignments.

To contact Suzanne Brown, call 273-2784
or e-mail To contact
Marilyn Ochoa, call 273-2627 or e-mail
Chair, Humanities and Social
Sciences Services

albums, DVDs, maps and magazines.
Often the items are marked well below
book dealers' and collectors' prices. Some
out of print materials are available which
may not be easily found elsewhere. First
editions, limited printings and special
editions are available as well as popular
"coffee table" type books. The collection
contains both hardback and paperback
items and for those planning future trips
there is always a large selection of maps

Stacey Ewing named
Commons librarian
Stacey Ewing is the new Information
Commons librarian in Library West.
In this capacity, she coordinates and
leads the activities of the humanities
& social sciences (H&SS) technology
services team. The team maintains all
public and staff computer equipment
in the H&SS reference unit and
the Information Commons of the
renovated Library West.

Stacey has had approximately eighteen
years of managerial experience and
seven years of experience organizing,
curating and digitizing cultural
heritage, visual resources and photo
archive collections.An expert in digital
resources, she previously served as the
director of the Visual Resources Center at
the University of Florida from July 2004
to August 2007.

Stacey received her master of science
degree in information science in May
2004 and her bachelor of arts degree in art
history in August 2001 at the University of
North Texas.

Marilyn Ochoa
Assistant Head, Education Library

and tourist guides from which to choose.
Many of these highlighted items will be on
the shelf in time for the holiday season. The
bookstore is open Tuesday-Friday, 10:00
a.m.- 3:00 p.m. through the end of the
semester. Contact David Allerton at (352)
273-2699 or e-mail
to make a donation or to obtain further
information about the upcoming sale.
Barbara Gundersen
Collection Management

L New 0 0ag 06.7- .6 0 S -e e

uthor Thomas J. Sheehan will kick off
the first of the libraries' new Faculty
Author Series @ Your Library with a
discussion of his recently published book,
Orchids to Know and Grow, written with
Robert J. Black, on Sunday, November 18,
from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Smathers Library
(East) in room 1A. The talk, entitled "The
Orchid Flower: Variations at their Finest,"
will include a slide show presentation. The
authors are also featured in the 2007 DVD,
Growing Orchids: Easier Than You Think,
created by IFAS. Through interviews and
hands-on demonstrations in the video,
the two experts disprove the notion that
orchids are difficult to grow.

Refreshments will be served, and copies
of the book and DVD will be available for
purchase and signing.

Sheehan and Black, professors emeriti
of environmental horticulture at UF's
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
(IFAS), are familiar to orchid enthusiasts
around the world for their numerous

books and
articles on
orchidology and horticulture.

Their current book, Orchids to Know and
Grow, was published this year with the
University Press of Florida as an easy-to-
read resource for both novice and expert
orchid growers. In addition to discussing
the identification, selection, cultivation
and care of orchids, the book also includes
illustrations and descriptions of the
most commonly grown orchids and an
illustrated glossary of orchid terminology.

Sheehan and Black also authored the
revised edition of Florida Landscape
Plants: Native and Exotic, published with
the University Press of Florida in 2005.

Sheehan is an American Orchid Society
judge emeritus and has earned the
organization's highest honor, the
prestigious gold Medal of Achievement.

This faculty author reception is the first
of three planned in the libraries this year.
The Faculty Author Series @Your Library
provides an opportunity for members of
the campus and regional communities
to interact with some of the leading
scholars at UFAs a natural focal point for
research and scholarship on campus, the
library provides the perfect venue for such
interactions. The author series are free and
open to the public.
John Nemmers
Descriptive and Technical Services
Archivist, Special and
Areas Studies Collections

University of Florida
George A. Smathers Libraries
P.O. Box 117001
Gainesville, FL 32611-7001
(352) 273-2505; Fax: (352) 392-7251
Is there another person in your department
who would like a copy of Library News? If so,
please notify us at:

Library News Editorial Board
Joe Baca
Barbara Gundersen
Carol Ritzen Kem
Angela Mott
Marilyn Ochoa
John Nemmers
Robert Parker
Nancy Poehlmann
Carol Turner
Barbara Hood, editor/designer
An equal opportunity institution
Coverphoto: Smathers Library

U George A. Smathers
P.O. Box 117001
Gainesville, FL 32611-7001

Library News '~ Page 8

University of Florida Home Page
© 2004 - 2010 University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries.
All rights reserved.

Acceptable Use, Copyright, and Disclaimer Statement
Last updated October 10, 2010 - - mvs