Smathers Library History

The George A. Smathers Libraries history was compiled by Vernon N. Kisling Jr. through 2007. Vernon worked at the Smathers Libraries for more than 25 years, serving as the collection manager for the environmental sciences and the history of science. He also served as the Chair of the Marston Science Library. Vernon’s outstanding contributions to the Smathers Libraries and the University of Florida have directly impacted the University’s students, faculty, staff and researchers through his efforts to improve the quantity and quality of the collections.