Manuscript travel diaries donated...
 Scrapbooks donated to African Studies...
 Friends of the Libraries
 R. J. Wiltshire
 A message from the director


Chapter one
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Table of Contents
    Manuscript travel diaries donated to Department of Special and Area Studies collections
        Page 1
        Page 2
    Scrapbooks donated to African Studies collection
        Page 3
    Friends of the Libraries
        Page 4
        Page 5
    R. J. Wiltshire
        Page 6
        Page 7
    A message from the director
        Page 8
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by Bruce Chappell, archivist

n the 13th of July 1842, don
Eusebio Guiteras, nineteen
year-old scion of the Cuban
sugar aristocracy, embarked on the
first of two tours of the world that
would occupy his next three years.
World travel has always been consid-
ered a desirable component in the
education of the young and wealthy
and the practice of sending the young-
ster abroad, prior to his or her assum-
ing the responsibilities of adult life,
continues to this day. This practice
produced numerous written accounts
of these travels and they comprise a
recognized genre of important histori-
cal sources. And this was the case with
don Eusebio though with an interest-
ing twist: there are many accounts of
visitors to Cuba in the 1830s and
1840s but nowhere do we find
accounts by Cuban travelers in the
world from this period.
Thus, for an institution with a
profound interest in Cuba, the Depart-
ment of Special and Area Studies
Collections announces, with gratitude,
the gift of the Eusebio Guiteras travel
diaries by the Guiteras Jacunski family
comprised of Mrs. Mary Guiteras
Jacunski, son Col. George Jacunski,

and daughters Jan Jacunski Corcoran
and Jinx Jacunski Travis.
Howard Karno of California, an
internationally recognized expert and
appraiser of rare manuscripts, placed
a high monetary value on the diaries.
His detailed analysis of the diaries in
2002, is summarized below:
"Volume 1, pages 1-85 comprise a
diary of travel to the United States
and Canada: New York, Philadelphia,
Lake Ontario, and Montreal, com-
menced in Matanzas (Cuba) 13 July
1842 and terminating in the same
port on 13 December 1842. Pages 87-
228 comprise the beginning of a diar)
of travel to Spain: Cadiz, San
Fernando, Jerez, Sevilla, Granada,
Gibraltar, Bailen, Aranjuez, Madrid,
and El Escorial, commenced in Matan-
zas 9 April 1843.
"Volume 2, pages 1-228, continues
the travel diary begun 9 April 1843.
Spain: Madrid, Burgos; France:
Bordeaux, Avignon, and Marseilles;
Italy: Liorna, Pisa, Rome, Florence,
Naples, Pompeii, Ferrara, and Venice;
Greece: Athens; Turkey: Smyrna,
the Bosphorus, Istanbul, and the

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S2 Price gift shows continued
support for Judaica
3 Scrapbooks donated to
African Studies collection;
Monthly gift; Smathers
window replacement
S4 Friends of the libraries

6 Leadership board member
profile; Bechtel Fellow studies
historic children' literature
S7 Desiderata

c 8 A Message from the Director


Jacunski (Continued from page 1)

Jinx Jacunski Travis, Bruce Chappell, Laura Chappell, Mary Guiteras Jacunski, Jan
Jacunski Corcoran, Sandra Melching, and Col. George Jacunski at the libraries'
Howe Society annual dinner last February.

"Volume 3, pages 1- 101 continue
the travel diary begun 9 April 1843.
Holy Land: Jerusalem and Bethlehem;
Egypt: Alexandria, Cairo, Giza and
Sphinx; Malta; Messina, Naples,
Marseilles, La Havre, La Habana, return
to Matanzas 28 March 1845. Pages 102-
228 comprise lists of souvenirs from
both trips, of relics from the Holy
Land, gifts to family and friends, a list
of memorable sights, monuments, and
rivers, a list of important persons met
on the trips, a ledger of expenditures
on the 1842-1845 trip and of the 1842
trip, and business and social cards
from persons met on the trips."
Karno's evaluation states that in
addition to the antiquarian value of
these travel diaries, they are also of
great interest for these reasons:
1. The extraordinary descriptive
detail of the diaries, in addition to
sketches by the author, provides an
almost photographic image of places
and historical monuments in the
1840s, and is of great historical value
in understanding the places he visited.

2. The details of travel in the diaries
provide an interesting historical view
of sea and land travel at the period.
3. The commentaries of the author
are of extraordinary value for socio-
political history. The reactions of
Guiteras to diverse social and political
situations encountered in his travels
provide frank insight into his personal
thinking, political and social concepts,
providing a picture of one of the last
vestiges of the Spanish Empire.
Karno's eloquent words easily
convey the magnitude of this extraor-
dinary gift to the George A. Smathers
Libraries. In turn the libraries grate-
fully acknowledge the trust and faith
of the Guiteras Jacunski family in
placing this treasure where it will
assume its rightful place in the world
of patrimony available to scholars
and other interested parties who
visit the Department of Special and
Area Studies Collections. c-,

Price gift shows
continued support
for libraries'
Judaica collection

by Mandelyn Hutcherson

Samuel Price of Price
Contracting, Inc. in Jacksonville
recently made a gift to the Isser &
Rae Price Library of Judaica in
memory of his parents. The library
was dedicated in 1981 and named
in honor of Samuel's parents, Isser
and Rae, when he and his brother
Jack established a fund to support
sustained development of its col-
lections. Sam's recent gift marks a
continued commitment to main-
tain the Price Library's collections
and the mission of the Center for
Jewish Studies.
Sam graduated in 1950 from UF
with a bachelor's degree in building
construction, as did his brother,
Jack, in 1952. Sam returned from
Cuba a few weeks ago where he had
the opportunity to visit one of the
Jewish synagogues, and he was invit-
ed into the library. He said this
prompted him to make the gift.
The Price Library of Judaica
supports the teaching and research
missions of the Center for Jewish
Studies at the University of Florida.
The library holdings exceed 75,000
volumes and it is a regional library
of excellence in Jewish studies in
the Southeast.
Robert Singerman, head of the
Judaica library, said, "Sam's recent
gift will allow me to continue to add
newly published Israeli books and
out-of-print materials such as
booklets dealing with Jewish topics
and Zionism." c--

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Scrapbooks donated to
African Studies collection

by Mandelyn Hutcherson

Will and Jean Manis, along
with Rosemary Manis
recently donated a collection
of two scrapbooks of photographs,
manuscript letters, and ephemera
related to Liberia, West Africa. In
addition Will and Jean made a
contribution to the African Studies
collection and the Digital Library
Center to assist with the digitization
of the materials.
The late W.E. Manis (Rosemary's
husband and Will's father) was a rub-
ber planter with the research depart-
ment of Firestone Plantations Co. in
Liberia. He took the photos and col-
lected items for the scrapbooks while
he worked there in 1940-1941. The
books contain 224 black and white
photographs and 111 sheets of mostly
unpublished typescript letters, manu-
scripts, mimeographs, and telegrams.
Will, a 1974 UF graduate in
political science, said his family has

always had strong ties with the
University of Florida. He was initially
concerned about the condition of the
scrapbooks and explored conservation
options with Dan Reboussin of the
African Studies collection. It was
determined that digitizing was the
best way to preserve the collection.
Will said he is extremely satisfied
with the digitization of the scrapbook
material. His ninth grade daughter
was recently studying Africa and
colonialism in school and by using the
digitized images he was able to
prepare a presentation for her to show
to the social science class.
"My family is very glad to be able
to share a unique piece of African
history with the UF community," said
Will. "Placing the albums in the UF
Libraries allows others to experience
through the photographs and writ-
ings, an Africa much different than we
see in the press today. The more

W.E. Manis purchased this Deangle
mask and costume after the wearer
performed in it for a boys' initiation
ceremony. It was donated to the Harn
Museum of Art in 1978.

complete a picture of Africa we can
construct, the better we can aid Africa
in developing solutions to its post-
colonial problems."
The collection images and accom-
panying descriptions will soon be
available on the Publication of
Archival Library and Museum
Materials (PALMM) Web site at

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Smathers Library window
replacement underway

Work is underway on the replacement of the Gothic style
windows in Smathers Library. Another benefactor has been
added: Leadership Board member Charlotte M. Porter is
sponsoring half of a window in honor of her brother.
Dr. Porter, curator at the UF Florida Museum of Natural
History, said, "I associate windows with light, light with
learning, and learning with libraries, so my sponsorship of
a window was a natural choice, enhanced by our beautiful
Florida light. I chose to honor my brother Michael T. Porter
and his children with my gift, and I like the fact that the
viewer has to look up to see the windows. The windows
heighten our vision, too, for the essential role of the library
in university life."
To sponsor a window, call Sandra Melching at (352)
392-0342 or e-mail sfmelching@mail.uflib.ufl.edu. c-
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of the Libraries

Donations received by the Smathers Libraries between November 1, 2002 and November 1, 2003

The Libraries of the University of Florida form the largest
information resource system in the state of Florida. Nine
campus libraries reflect the university's increasingly broad
research and instruction programs. Over the past 100 years,
faculty and librarians have built hundreds of specialized
collections, now totaling nearly four million volumes, printed
in practically every written language by publishers throughout
the world.
The George A. Smathers Libraries of the University of
Florida include specialized collections in science, architecture,
art, history, languages, and music. Our collections cover all
areas of contemporary knowledge, from agriculture to zoology
and from philosophy to history. All of the libraries serve all of
the university's faculty and students, but each has a special
mission to be the primary support of specific colleges and
degree programs. The libraries support the very best educa-
tional, research and service performance by university faculty
and students using the latest on-line technology and time-
honored methods of collection and preservation.
For more information on giving to the George A. Smathers
Libraries at the University of Florida contact Sandra Melching,
director of development, at (352) 392-0342.

Mr. Gilbert N. Vansoi &
Dr. Darren M. Roesch
Dr. William & Mrs. Joan S.

$100,000 or more
Mrs. Frances Arthur Holmes
Dr. Alan R. & Dr. Linde Katritzky
University Athletic
Association, Inc.

$10,000 or more
Dr. Ruth M. Baldwin (d)
Dr. & Mrs. Lewis Berner
Mrs. Barbara W. Fearney
Dr. & Mrs. Harold P. Hanson
Mrs. Allene G. Hatch
Col. George G. Jacunski, Mrs.
Mary Guiteras Jacunski,
Mrs. Jan Jacunski Corcoran,
& Mrs. Jinx Jacunski Travis
Mr. Frank Karel III
Dr. Madelyn M. Lockhart
Dr. & Mrs. Ralph L. Lowenstein
Mr. Philip S. May, Jr.
Ms. Nancy Owen Meers

$1,000 or more
Mr. & Mrs. Fred S. Aaron
Ms. Elizabeth P. Boyd
Dr. & Mrs. Robert A. Bryan
Mrs. David M. Cornwell
Dr. Lawrence D. Harris &
Dr. Kathleen A. Deagan
Mrs. Elizabeth V. Harrer
Dr. John E. Ingram
Mr. Walter G. Jewett, Jr.
Mrs. Cecilia L. Johnson
Dr. & Mrs. Earle E. Muschlitz
Dr. Charlotte M. Porter
Violet M. Porter Fund
Mr. Samuel Price
Mrs. Marie H. Saul

$500- $999
Mr. William C. Covey III
Dr. & Mrs. Allen Y. DeLaney
Mr. & Mrs. Keith R. Douglas
Dr. Dimitrios loannou
Mr. & Mrs. William A. Manis
Mr. H. E. Osteen
Mr. Kurt E. Rudolph

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Ali
Ms. Wanda F. Barry
Dr. & Mrs. Rodney J. Bartlett
Dr. George C. & Dr. Elizabeth
R. Bedell
Mr. & Mrs. Stefan Borg
Mrs. Marcia 0. Bourdon
Dr. Derek G. Burch
Mr. & Mrs. Marcelo Canelas
Dr. & Mrs. Ira G. Clark
Mr. Robert C. Dowd & Ms.
Maribeth Krupczak
Mr. Russell Fairman & Ms. Sable
Dr. Michael J. & Dr. Margaret
U. Fields
Mr. & Mrs. A. Thomas Felter

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Mr. & Mrs. Martin G.
Gundersen, Jr.
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Hartford Insurance Group
Dr. & Mrs. Rufus M. Holloway,
Mr. Bill Hoppe
Mr. & Mrs. Justin W. Hutcherson
K2 Engineering, Inc.
Dr. Carol Ritzen & Dr. William
R. Kem
The Kiker family
Dr. Vernon N. Kisling, Jr.
Mrs. Colleen M. Kremer
Ms. Rhoda Anne R. Lawrence
Dr. & Mrs. Murdo J. MacLeod
Mrs. Rosemary L. Manis
Dr. Sandra F. Melching
Mr. Marc Messer
Dr. Jerald T. Milanich & Dr.
Maxine L. Margolis
Dr. John H. Moore & Ms. Shelley
A. Arlen
Mr. & Mrs. Robert B. Murphy
Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Nancarrow
Mr. & Mrs. George H.
Nickerson, Jr.
Ms. Carol A. Pooser
Dr. Daniel A. Reboussin & Dr.
Ann L. Glowasky
Dr. Hal H. Rennert
Mr. Thomas D. Rider & Dr. H.
Jane Brockmann
Mrs. Mary M. Ross
Dr. Daniel M. Schulgasser
Dr. & Mrs. Jon F. Sensbach
Mr. & Mrs. Leon R. Sikes, Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Singerman
Dr. Chris G. Snodgrass & Dr.
Carol J. Murphy

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State Farm Cos. Foundation
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Taylor
303rd Bomb Group Association
Mr. Ronald P. Trunzo
Ms. Carol A. Turner
United Business Systems
Dr. Charles S. & Dr. Barbara

Under $100
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Ms. Melanie V. Barr-Allen
Mr. & Mrs. Richard D. Bartlett
Dr. Christopher A. Baumann
Dr. Joanne M. Bedlek-Anslow
Dr. Thomas M. Bertnick
Ms. Carole W. Bird
Ms. Eleanor M. Blair
Ms. Debora S. Bloom
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Mr. Daniel A. Bunye
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Mr. & Mrs. Bruce S. Chappell
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Mr. Jack R. Fisher II & Dr. Mary
E. Yontz
Florida Defenders of the
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Dr. Michael V. Gannon & Ms.
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Mr. & Mrs. L. Fred Hood
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Thompson II
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Dr. Herbert E. Wollowick
Dr. Bertram & Dr. Anne M.
Mr. Hyun Yoon

Gifts in Kind
Mr. Mark Allender
Dr. Edward Andrews
Ms. Shelley Arlen

Dr. Andres Avellaneda
Mr. Owais Balti
Ms. Tatiana Barr
Lohse B. Beeland
Mr. Dean Bell
Mr. Rich Bennett
Dr. Elizabeth Bondy
Dr. Brisbane H. Brown
Mr. Peter Bushnell
Mr. Henry P. Cabbage
Dr. William Calin
Mr. Leonardo Calenga
Mrs. Dale Canelas
Mr. Antonio Carreno
Ms. Pam Cenzer
CH2M Hill
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Ms. Ellen Chen
Dr. Chauncey Chu
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Dr. K. Anderson Crooks
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Mr. Mark Damohn
Dr. Richard Hunt Davis
Mr. Tim Davis
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Dr. Frank Di Trolio
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Dr. Mickie Edwardson
Mr. Steve Ellner
Mr. Maximo Fabella
Mr. Marcel Faubert
Mr. Jeff Ferguson
Ms. Mary Gallant
Dr. Michael Gannon
Mr. Joel R. Gardner
Dr. Raymond Gay-Crosier
Mr. Marcelo Giugale
Dr. Alex Green
Harn Museum
Mr. Howard N. Hirschhorn
Dr. Norman H. Holland
Dr. Marjorie Hoy
Ms. Christine Jaroszewicz
Ms. Lisa Jelks
Mr. Robert Johnson
Mr. David A. Kaufman
Dr. Carol Ritzen Kern
Dr. Harold W. Kemp
Mr. Walter P. Kistler
Col. Dennis M. Layendecker
Mr. James P. Liversidge
Mr. Edward Locke
Dr. Paul Magnarella
Ms. Rosemary Manis
Dr. Stephen McKnight

Dr. Sandra F. Melching
Dr. William Mendenhall
Dr. Rebecca Martin Nagy
Dr. Gale E. Nevill
Dr. Melvin New
Dr. Geraldine Nichols
Northwest Creative Works
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Mr. Robert Parker
Mr. Ravi Patel
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Ms. Rose Posno
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Mr. John Reeder
Mr. D. Richard Renner
Mr. Barry Phelps Richardson
Mr. Juan Riera
Dr. John Riser
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Mr. Shinjiro Sato
Dr. Paul Schauble
Mr. Robert Schriltz
Dr. Dinesh 0. Shah
Mr. Robert Sherwood
Mr. Steve Shorb
Dr. Stuart Schwartz
Dr. Charles Sidman
Yoke Siebold
Dr. Robert Singer
Mr. Robert Singerman
Ms. Brigitte Wullur Siregar
Ms. Ana Soler
Dr. Anita Spring
Mr. James M. Stephens
Dr. William Stern
Dr. Mel Sunquist
Mr. George Szkolny
Mr. James D. Taylor
Dr. Ewen Thomson
Ms. Kathy Tonnelier
Ms. Cecilia Vieira-Gaviria
Dr. Warren Viessman, Jr.
Dr. Thomas J. Walker
Ms. Sara Wartenberg
Ms. Laurie Wilkins
Mr. Edward T. Winn
Mr. David Wolf
Mr. Andrew Xanthropoulos
Dr. Yunechang Yang
Ms. Sally Yerkovich
Dr. Charles E. Young

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Leadership Board Member Profile

by Mandelyn Hutcherson

Board member R.J. Wiltshire
of Fort Myers helped to recruit
members and formulate the
George A. Smathers Libraries
Leadership Board, which was estab-
lished earlier this year.
The board is a service organiza-
tion of the George A. Smathers
Libraries. In this role, the board acts
as advocates of special causes, needs,
and projects of the libraries through-
out local, state, and regional commu-
nities. The board also advises and
assists the libraries' director and the
director of development with securing
financial and gift-in-kind resources.
Wiltshire was instrumental in the
establishment of auxiliaries for the
Leadership Board. The auxiliaries are
local groups that will host awareness

and fund-raising
events on behalf of
the UF Libraries. The
Fort Myers auxiliary
will be a model
across the state and
is comprised of
board members
Marilyn H. Adkins, Sylvia Gerson,
Ann Smoot, Marjorie Starnes, Cathy
Thompson, and R.J., as well as auxil-
iary members Suzanne Edwards,
Sidney Ann Brinson, and Judy Royal.
"Our local communities are a
resource for our efforts on the board,"
Wiltshire said. "It is very important
that we be able to tell the story of
the UF libraries to our friends,
colleagues, and fellow citizens at
home. The auxiliaries will facilitate

this communication. We can send
people to Gainesville to hear the
story, and then bring it home to share
with others."
Wiltshire, a fifth generation
Floridian, is the editor of the Edison
Festival magazine, co-chair of staging
for the Edison Pageant of Light, and
works diligently in vacation bible
school for St. Luke's Episcopal Church
in Fort Myers. She has been heavily
involved in local civic clubs and
charities, where she has served as
president of many organizations.
Wiltshire was the third generation
of her family to attend UF. Her
husband Warren received his degree
from UF in 1957. Three of their four
children were honor graduates of UF
in the 1980s. c--

Bechtel Fellow spends month studying UF's Historical Children's Literature
by Barbara Hood

Leslie Barban, children's librari-
an at the Richland County
Public Library in Columbia,
South Carolina, was the 11th Bechtel
Fellowship Award winner to spend a
month reading and studying in the
Smathers Libraries' Baldwin Library
of Historical Children's Literature.
According to Rita Smith, curator
of the Baldwin collection, each of the
fellows has had a different research
project, but all of them have talked
about the thrill of reading and
handling books that children read and
loved over the centuries. "Since they
are public librarians, they deal prima-
rily with current children's literature
and the historical resources of the
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Baldwin Library give them a ground-
ing in earlier literature written for
children and a historical context for
evaluating and recommending current
books. Some of them have donated
large collections of books to the
Baldwin Library after their visit."
Ms. Barban said that when she
received the Bechtel Fellowship she set
her sights on studying the work of and
related to E.Nesbit. "After one look at
this formidable library, and reading
Rita Smith's articles about Ruth
Baldwin's collecting, I knew these
plans were sunk. Yes, I discovered
Nesbit short stories in various collec-
tions long out of print. But the sheer
volume and variety of the Baldwin

collection, offering me a historical
perspective I could read and see and
touch, grabbed me with unabated
force, and left me breathless everyday.
It has been a highlight of my career as
a librarian." c-

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Victorian Yellowbacks and Paperbacks, 1849-1905, by Dr. Chester Top. Five-volume
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bills-of-sale documenting the importation of slaves into Louisiana from Africa during
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Library West Smathers Library Music Library
Marston Science Library Education Library
Architecture & Fine Arts Library Allen H.
Neuharth Journalism and Communications
Dale B. Canelas
Director of University Libraries
Martha Hruska
Director for Technical Services
John Ingram
Director for Collections
Stephen Shorb
Director for Support Services
Carol Turner
Director for Public Services
Sandra Melching
Director of Development
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Chapter One
University of Florida
George A. Smathers Libraries
PO Box 117001
Gainesville FL 32611-7001

A M e s s age* f ro m th e D i r c o I

he holidays are upon us again
and the Smathers Libraries are
not only caught up in the usual
race to the end of the semester when
students use us day and night while
finishing papers and studying for finals,
we are also in the throes of planning to
re-house the collections of Library West
in a new off-site storage center and
moving seventy-one staff to locations
in other library buildings. Whew!
All this activity has some great
payoff, though. The construction fence
for the new Library West Addition
goes up on December 1. And in
January, 2006, we will reopen; an
extraordinary butterfly of a library.
The new library will be at the cutting
edge, providing integration of both
electronic and print information. One
of the great challenges for libraries
during this time of transition between
a primarily print world and a primari-
ly electronic world, is finding success-
ful ways of pulling together all of the

academic information needed by
students and faculty. Our new library
will enable the university to increase
the humanities and social science
collections housed in the main library
by some 700,000 volumes, increase
digital services to include not only
more information but also software
for discovering data, integrating it into
papers, citing the source, and format-
ting it into tables, charts, and prose
more effectively. There will be equip-
ment, software and assistance for
students to integrate these learning
technologies and intellectual content
into their class presentations.
The new library will increase
student seats from 400 to 1600.
Graduate students working on their
dissertations will have access to
almost twice as many lockable carrels
as the present library provides.
Undergraduates will have many differ-
ent kinds of seating to choose from
all over the library. Some will be in

booths, some in
carrels, some at
open tables.
Some will be in I
reading rooms
near large window walls overlooking
the Plaza of the Americas or the new
lawn along University Avenue, others
will be in small nooks tucked in
corners of the building. The combined
choices should meet the preferences of
all our students.
Shortly the libraries will begin a
campaign to fund new furnishings for
the building. With a small cafe on the
first floor and a quiet study area for
graduate students as well as numerous
digital workstations, group study rooms
for groups of students working togeth-
er, and large and small reading rooms,
there will be many naming opportuni-
ties for all who would like to be
involved in this elegant new building.
Dale Canelas
Director of UFLibraries