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Alexandra Avelino

Maps Library Celebrates Juneteenth With New Display

In celebration of Juneteenth, the Map and Imagery Library is hosting a display featuring Louise E. Jefferson. Jefferson is known as an illustrator, photographer, graphic designer, founding member of the Harlem Artists Guild, and as one of the first Black female cartographers. Louise E. Jefferson’s passion for portraying disenfranchised populations…

Libraries Send Students to Impact Forum

By Judith C. Russell, Dean of University Libraries Students at the University of Florida have many opportunities to attend programs, concerts, and events. The Smathers Libraries sponsor or co-sponsor a number of these events each semester. In late February, the Libraries had a unique opportunity to take 100 students to…

Education Team Wins Multicultural Award

The American Library Association (ALA) Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) David Cohen/EMIERT Multicultural Award recognizes recent articles that include significant new research related to the understanding and promotion of multiculturalism in libraries in North America. Lisely Laboy, Dr. Rachael Elrod, Dr. Krista Aronson, and Brittany Kester have…

Smathers ’22-’23 Annual Report

This annual report features significant milestones, library updates, and exciting collaborations and innovations. You can click through the images below or find the PDF version of the report, here. Image Gallery…

Florida House Visits Smathers Library

On April 18, 2024, the Smathers Libraries hosted a visit from the Trustees of Florida House on Capitol Hill who were meeting at UF and touring various locations on campus. Florida House operates as the state’s embassy in Washington, D.C., and many of the Trustees are UF alumni. When…

Women’s History Month at the Smathers Libraries

The Smathers Libraries celebrated Women’s History Month through a variety of events and activities that highlight the stories and success of female authors. From book displays and online exhibits to guest speakers and Out Loud readings, there is something for everyone. We honor the contributions and achievements of women and…

Newly processed (or recently revised) collections at the University of Florida

President John F. Kennedy, Brigada 2506 welcoming ceremony, Orange Bowl, Miami Florida. December 1962 (found in Eduardo Hernández “Guayo” Papers) Lawrence Carpenter Papers / Guía de la Colección de Lawrence Carpenter, 1973-1989 Field notebooks, index cards, general files and publications, slides, and AV material related to linguist…

CONVERSATIONS: The Guayo Collection

On March 21, Dr. Lillian Guerra and Martha Kapelewski presented the Smathers Libraries newest collection. The Eduardo “Guayo” Hernández collection contains documents, letters, newspaper articles, photographs, slides, correspondence, films, documentaries, and ephemera. Guayo was one of the premiere cameramen and journalists of pre-revolution Cuba. Guayo formed Noticuba, a news documentary…

CONVERSATIONS: The St. George Collection

On January 30, Dr. Lillian Guerra presented “Witness to Revolution: Cuba & the Photography of Andrew St. George.” This collection is a gift of Andrew Szentgyorgyi and his family, the Andrew St. George Collection represents the experiences and vast work of one of the most prolific and historically important photojournalists…

CONVERSATIONS: The Gore Vidal Collection Event

On October 12th, Neil Weijer, Curator of the Harold and Mary Jean Hanson Rare Book Collection hosted a lively discussion with Steven Abbott and Jim Stephens, bibliographers for Gore Vidal. Weijer introduced and probed about the recent Smathers Libraries collection. Donated by Abbott and Stephens in 2023, the Gore Vidal…