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Virtual Fall Festival 2020

The Libraries are hosting the first Virtual Fall Festival beginning this Friday, August 28 through Friday, September 4. Join us for a week of fun, games and resources!

Friday 8/28 @11 am – Staying Well with HSCL
At this mini-workshop, learn about some of the best websites for health information, such as MedlinePlus, as well as information portals made by the HSC Library and others at UF that can help you find wellness resources in Gainesville. 

Monday 8/31 – All Day Guess the Children’s Book Title

Can you guess the titles of children’s books based on nothing but emoji?  Take the quiz and find out!

Tuesday 9/1 – All Day Get Buzzed with AFA

Take the multiple-choice quiz based on materials available at Architecture and Fine Arts Library to discover aspects of your personality you may not have known. Compare yourself with famous people, buildings, artworks, musicians and performers to discover the hidden you.

Wednesday 9/2 – All Day An InvestiGATOR in Library West

A fun, online, mystery activity to help you become familiar with the Libraries’ homepage and student-oriented services.

Thursday-9/3 – All Day Legends of the Hidden Library

Join the fearless Fall Fest explorers as they take a deep dive into the books, archives and manuscripts of UF’s Special and Area Studies Collections.


UF Resources from the Comfort of your Couch

Learn how to connect to, search, and shape the digital collections available at the Libraries from the source.

Friday 9/4 @ 3 pm – Drag Story Time with Bubbles 

Celebrate a first week back to class with some drag magic live from Marston Science Library. Special guest Mx. Bubbles will read aloud a selection of fun science-themed storybooks.

French Academic Libraries During COVID-19: A Conversation with Mélissa Defond

French Academic Libraries During COVID-19: A Conversation with Mélissa Defond.

For this special zoom session, Mélissa Defond, Head of the Research Department at the Université Polytechnique, Hauts-de-France, discussed the impact of COVID-19 on academic libraries in France. More specifically, she discussed the situation at her library and what steps they are taking now that confinement is ending in France. This session was an opportunity to share thoughts, concerns, and ideas as we start thinking about steps to reopen libraries and what the future of academic libraries worldwide will look like.

Newsletter Fall 2019 Semester

Welcome back (and welcome) to the University of Florida. My newsletter for Fall 2019 is out. In this newsletter, I highlight the services I provide for my patrons and new resources we have recently acquired in the UF libraries. I also provide information about the IR@UF and ORCID, quick facts about the Graduate Student Workshop Series we are hosting and our faculty and graduate carrels. Finally, I list 10 of our most recent book acquisitions.

Image of the title of the newsletter I have created for Fall 2019

Finding French and Francophone Special Collections

Many institutions in the United States and Canada have very strong French and Francophone collections. In 2017, CRL’s Collaborative Initiative for French Language Collections (CIFNAL) Collection Development Working Group had the pleasure to work with an intern from ENSSIB, who created a database and map of these collections. The database and the map are now featured on this website: https://cifnalcollections.wordpress.com/

Click on the Collections menu to see a list of collections with detailed descriptions in English. Click on the Map menu to visualize the locations of the many institutions represented in the database.

We are grateful to Anne-Charlotte Pivot for her fast and professional work on this project. Anne-Charlotte also prepared a detailed explanation of the rationale behind the project and how to best use the database, explanation which is available in both English and French.

The CIFNAL Collection Development Working Group has also created and is sustaining a LibGuide that compiles a number of French and Francophone Digital Humanities projects from around the world. You can suggest new projects if you see one that is missing!

Getting to Know Your Library West Librarians

Last week, we launched a series of profile videos so you can get to know the amazing librarians who work at Library West at the University of Florida. Library West is the Humanities and Social Sciences library at UF. The videos were filmed during the Summer 2017 semester and were completed thanks to a Smathers Graduate Internship in Public Relations (see proposal). The goal with these videos is to show students and faculty that librarians are approachable as well as highlight how librarians can help patrons with their research needs and more (academic job market, instruction, etc…).

My video is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1tSE51W_oo&index=6&list=PLm1EZOX-MZAV29cvdiIZbLytzv6J3elfj&t=0s . 

If you are interested in watching all the videos, the playlist is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1tSE51W_oo&index=6&list=PLm1EZOX-MZAV29cvdiIZbLytzv6J3elfj&t=0s

Image including different thumbnails from each librarian's videos.

Workshops at the University of Florida in May

Please join us  for the following workshops:
Wednesday, May 9, 1-3 pm
Introduction to 3D Technologies and Augmented Reality
Marston Science Library, Rm L136
Workshop created and hosted by graduate students Brittany Mistretta and Francisco Morales
Wednesday, May 16, 1-2 pm
Introduction to Project Management
Library West 212 (Scott Nygren Scholars Studio)
Workshop created and hosted by graduate students Holland Hall and Patrick Daglaris

University of Florida Special Collections/Area Studies Travel Grants

The Special and Area Studies Collections at the University of Florida has issued its call for Travel to Collections grants.
Travel grants up to $2,500 are available to undertake research between August 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019 with any of UF’s Special and Area Studies Collections. Proposals are due Friday, June 1, 2018 with award notifications expected the week of July 1, 2018.
Judging criteria includes prioritization for interdisciplinary research and/or use of more than one collection, and proposals that support a feasible and tangible publication (e.g., an article, dissertation or book chapter). Awardees must travel 100 miles or farther to be eligible.

For application process and guidelines, please visit: http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/spec/Travel2CollectionsCFP.pdf
For information on Special and Area Studies Collections, University of Florida: http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/spec/
If you have questions about the suitability of your proposal, or need information on any aspect of the program, please contact Flo Turcotte by phone (352-273-2767) or email (turcotte@ufl.edu).