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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.

My Updated Research Guides at UF

Hi everyone, in preparation for the Fall 2020 semester, I have updated the following research guides:

European Studies

French and Francophone Studies

German Studies

International Students

Italian Studies

Portuguese Studies

Slavic Studies

Spanish Studies

Study Abroad (done in collaboration with Lisa Campbell)

Voting (a voting guide for the UF community done in collaboration with Lisa Campbell)

Graduate Student Workshop Series: Building Your Career. Spring 2019

Graduate Student Workshop Series: Building Your Career.

Spring 2019

Getting Published: Navigating the Peer Review Process (Feb. 6). This workshop provides an “authors-eye view” of the peer review process. Covered topics include selecting appropriate journals, understanding editors’ goals, formatting your manuscript, responding to reviews, and more. 

Dr. David Schwieder, Political Science Librarian.

Getting Hired: Navigating the Academic Job Market (Feb. 13). This workshop provides a brief introduction and discussion about approaching the academic job market and application process in the last year of graduate school.

Dr. Megan Daly, Classics, Philosophy, and Religion Librarian.

Getting Known: Developing a Web Presence (Feb. 20). This workshop provides an overview of how to create and maintain a professional web presence by using personal websites, digital projects, and social media platforms like Twitter or Facebook.

Dr. Hélène Huet, European Studies Librarian.

Getting (Mildly) Famous: Broadcasting Your Expertise (Feb. 27). This workshop provides tips on how to pitch an op-ed and start a podcast: two tried-and-true techniques for making anonymous graduate students into publicly-recognized experts in their fields.

Dr. Sean Trainor, Lecturer, Management Communication Center.

All sessions are Period 4 10:40-11:30 a.m.

Room 212 Library West (Scott Nygren Studio)

No registration required

All UF Graduate and Professional Students Are Welcome

Poster for Graduate Student Workshop Series Spring 2019

Inaugural FLDH Conference, March 2019

I am very excited to announce that the Florida Digital Humanities Consortium (FLDH) will be hosting its inaugural statewide conference at the University of North Florida (UNF) on March 29-30, 2019.

Friday, March 29, will be a formal research symposium, and Saturday, March 30, will follow a more spontaneous THATCamp format. The deadline for submissions to the Friday, March 29 portion of the conference is December 15, 2018. For more information and to submit a proposal, see https://www.unf.edu/dhi/Inaugural_FDLH_Conference.


George A. Smathers Libraries in partnership with the Digital Library of the Caribbean Receive $231,093 National Endowment for the Humanities Grant Award

In partnership with the Digital Library of the Caribbean, University of Florida researchers led a collaborative project, which has been awarded $231,093 to host a week-long, in-person workshop and five additional monthly virtual workshops on collaborative Digital Humanities (DH) and Caribbean Studies. The project is entitled Migration, Mobility, and Sustainability: Caribbean Studies and Digital Humanities Advanced Institute. The lead researchers will open a call in October to select participants for the program. Participants will gain DH teaching experience and in-depth knowledge of how to utilize digital collections in teaching. The Institute will provide training in tools, processes, and resources for developing lessons, modules, and/or courses. Twenty-six participants will achieve: 1) acquisition of concrete digital skills and DH approaches for teaching and research utilizing Open Access digital collections; 2) participation in an enhanced community of practice for DH; and, 3) creation of Open Access course and teaching materials that blend DH and Caribbean Studies.

Migration, Mobility, and Sustainability: Caribbean Studies and Digital Humanities Advanced Institute is the most recent of ongoing initiatives by UF and the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) for building capacity and community for Caribbean digital libraries, from digitization for access and preservation, to building upon digitized materials for research and teaching. The Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) is a cooperative digital library for resources from and about the Caribbean and circum-Caribbean. The dLOC partner institutions are the core of dLOC. dLOC partners retain all rights to their materials and provide access to digitized versions of Caribbean cultural, historical and research materials currently held in archives, libraries, and private collections. This is the first Advanced Institute with UF and dLOC, and it will enable greater engagement with more community members on critical needs and opportunities in the digital age for research and teaching.

Laurie Taylor, PhD, UF’s digital scholarship librarian and the dLOC’s digital scholarship director, is the lead investigator, and is collaborating with the co-principal investigators, Hélène Huet, PhD, European studies librarian; Paul Ortiz, PhD, Director of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program in the Department of History; and  Leah Rosenberg, PhD, professor of Caribbean Literature in the Department of English.

Position Vacancy Announcement: Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Librarian at the University of Florida

University of Florida
George A. Smathers Libraries
Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Librarian
Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian
The Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Librarian [AMES Librarian] is a year-round (12 month) tenure track library faculty position responsible for the overall development, management and coordination of the George A. Smathers Libraries resources in all formats for these subject areas. The position supports the University’s academic programs including the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (LLC), as well as interdisciplinary programs supported by the University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, such as International Studies and the Center for Global Islamic Studies. The AMES Librarian also liaises with the Harn Museum of Art in support of the Asian Collection. Responsibilities include analyzing the University’s programs in the LLC and International Studies, collaborating with librarians and academic faculty to establish collection profiles, selection guidelines, and preservation, location and cataloging priorities; and evaluating existing collection strengths and current collecting intensities. Collaborates with other subject librarians to provide support in religious studies and other interdisciplinary areas. This position manages specialized subject area reference services, library instruction, and online database services.
The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the AMES Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the AMES Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in work activities. The AMES Librarian will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.
The search will remain open until July 16, 2018. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.
The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

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

Digital Humanities Study Abroad, UF in Trinidad and Tobago

UF Digital Humanities & Public History Study Abroad in Trinidad & Tobago

The deadline to apply for UF in Trinidad and Tobago, a new and unique study abroad opportunity during Summer B, is little more than a week away—March 15.
UF in Trinidad and Tobago is designed to immerse students in the history and cultures of Trinidad and the broader Caribbean through oral history fieldwork and digital humanities production. Major themes of the course are religion, Trinidadian literature, anti-slavery and anti-colonial movements, oral history, historical memory, and public history. Excursions include Nelson Island, the island of Tobago, key heritage and eco-tourist sites, beaches, and more.
Dr. Ortiz, the lead faculty instructor and director of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, is very excited to bring students to Trinidad and Tobago for a fun, immersive, and hands-on learning experience.
Students will earn six history credits at the 4,000-level through the program. Visit the link below to apply. Please send any application or program questions to portiz@ufl.edu or akotipoyina@gmail.com.