Marston Science Library
Renovation Open House
Thursday, August 20, 2009 3:30 p.m.
Featuring the new service desk, group study rooms
and renovated Map & Imagery Library
Top Row: Joe Glover provost, Judy Russell, dean of UF Libraries
and Wesley Marston, son of former UF president Robert Q. Marston;
Nadine Smith, fiscal services, Alicie Antone, administration and
Robena Cornwell, Music Library head.
Second Row: Marijka Willis, MSL and Kate Lee, MSL (retired);
Michelle Foss and Valrie Davis, MSL; Gail Crawford, administration
and Denise Bennett, MSL.
Third Row: Rachel Schipper, associate dean for technology & support
services and Tara Cataldo, MSL chair; Guests enjoy refreshments.
Left: L to R; Calvin Peterson, PPI/Charles Perry Construction; Joe
Garcia, architect Brame Architects; Billy Brame, architect Brame
Architects; Troy Laurmoore, CPC/Perry Construction; Chandler
Rozear, UF PPD Architecture & Engineering; Rob Roberts, head,
Smathers Libraries Facilities Planning; Rod Clements, project
manager, UF PPD Architecture & Engineering.
Top Row: Flo Turcotte, Special Collections, John Ingram, sr. associate dean
and John Nemmers, Special Collections; Sam Huang, right, associate dean for
advancement and development.
Second Row: Wallace McLendon, associate dean and director, HSCL & Amy
Buhler, MSL; Beth Zavoyski, Paula Tarrant & Laurie Brennan, MSL.
Third Row: student musicians; Kate Lee and Pam Cenzer, MSL (retired); Vanessa
Jewett and Lee Jones, MSL.
Bottom Row: Michael Howell, MSL.
Top Row: Alicia Antone, administration and Chelsea Dinsmore,
Government Documents; Alex Annis, left, MSL.
Second Row: Carol McAuliffe, Map & Imagery Library head, led
tours of the renovated space on the first floor.
Third Row: Wesley Marston and daughter, Judy Russell and Joe
Glover; Naomi Young, left, cataloging & metadata.
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Did you know the
Marston Science Library...
Was founded in 1987
Is named after Robert Q. Marston, the seventh president
of the University of Florida
Was originally called the Central Science Library
Is five stories tall
Had over 778,000 people visit in 2008
Has been the home of Government Documents since 2003
Has over 248,000 books and 195,529 journal volumes in
Has a view of Paynes Prairie from the fifth floor windows
Has 10 faculty librarians on staff
Still has six original staff members working today
Had 1,704 students attend 84 library instruction classes in
Launched its SciencePortal (http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/msl/)
Is sometimes called the "French Fry Library" due to its
proximity to the John Henry sculpture, "Alachua"
Compiled by Tara Cataldo