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Health Science Center Librarian Receives Distinguished Membership

Mary Edwards, AHIP-D, Associate University Librarian, is a Liaison and Reference Librarian at the University of Florida Health Science Center Library (UF HSCL) and has been awarded the highest level of academy membership from the Medical Library Association, the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP). The AHIP…

Instruction and Outreach Librarian elected to Board of Directors

Lisa Campbell has been elected to serve on the FACRL Board of Directors. The Florida Association of College and Research Libraries (FACRL) is the Florida state chapter of the American Library Association’s (ALA) division of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL).FACRL strives to provide…

Associate Chair Elected to Serve on the UF Compensation & Equity Committee

Associate Chair of Marston Science Library, Melody Royster, has been elected to serve a 3-year term on the University of Florida’s Faculty Senate Compensation & Equity Committee. The committee shall evaluate, report on, and make recommendations concerning matters of equity including, but not restricted to, compensation, benefits, resources, and…

European Studies Librarian Elected Member of Advisory Committee

Hélène Huet, European Studies Librarian, was recently elected membership to the Advisory Committee on the MLA International Bibliography. The Modern Language Association of America International Bibliography is one of the most used databases in the Humanities, for anyone studying literature or linguistics. This committee examines and assesses the direction…

Literary Manuscripts Archivist Wins Florida History Award

Special Area & Studies Collection’s Florence M. Turcotte received the Rembert Patrick Award for a scholarly book on a Florida History topic for their book, Marge and Julia, The Correspondence Between Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Julia Scribner from the Florida Historical Society. Named in honor of the late…

Rare Books Curator Receives National Fellowship

Curator of Rare Books, Neil Weijer, received the Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography from the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia/ Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This highly selective national fellowship draws together early career scholars, curators and librarians around the study of…

Recently Processed, Expanded or Revised Collections

Holland-America Line 1937 promotional album of photographs of the West Indies taken by photographer Robert Smith Mathews with text written by his brother, Richard B. Mathews. This photo shows passengers on their way to the Port of Havana. MSS 0538 SS…

Dancing in the Archives Delights Audiences and Highlights Spaces

On April 26, 2023, 21 Dance majors enrolled in Dr. Rachel Carrico’s Dance History course performed “Dancing in the Archives,” a site-specific suite of dances staged in the Smathers Special Collections’ Judaica Suite. The students’ choreographies were inspired by their archival research in the Belknap and Hurston collections, where they…

Sarah Erekson Named to the Depository Library Council

Regional Government Documents Librarian for the George A. Smathers Libraries, Sarah Erekson, was recently appointed a member of the Depository Library Council (DLC). Members of the council work in libraries all over the country, promoting access to U.S. government information through the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) of the U.S.

Recently Processed, Expanded or Revised Collections

The following collections in the Special and Area Studies Department have been recently processed, expanded or revised at the University of Florida. Howard T. Odum Papers, 1935-2003 (significantly expanded and newly revised finding aid) Correspondence, research files, publications, photographs, and personal papers of the renowned ecologist, environmental scientist…