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Keep up to date on what is happening at the George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida.

Last Build Date: Tue, 3 june 2008 17:40:00 GMT

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Library West will Close June 20-29 for repairs

Tue, 3 june 2008 17:40:00 GMT

Library West will close Friday, June 20 through Sunday, June 29 for replacement of the cork flooring. The building will open on Monday, June 30 with regular hours. Marston Science Library and other branches will be open with intersession hours. An information booth will be set up during that week to the left of the Library West entrance to take retrieval requests. Requests submitted by noon will be available the following day. Retrieved items can be returned to the drive-up book return or another library.

Workshops for RefWorks Citation Manager Announced

Wed, 14 May 2008 18:15:00 GMT

Interested in learning how to compose footnotes, in-text citations, and bibliographies for your papers in correct bibliographic style? Better still, interested in learning an easy application that does the work of forming footnotes, in-text citations, and bibliographies for you? Come to one of the library’s introductory Refworks workshops to find out how. No reservations necessary! Where: Library West, Room 211 When: May 28, 10-11:30 June 9, 1:30-3:00 For more information, contact Blake Landor (273-2644 email:

UF Digital Collections Reaches One-Million Page Milestone

Tue, 11 Sep 2007 22:10:00 GMT

The University of Florida Libraries now has over 1,000,000 pages in the University of Florida Digital Collections (UFDC). See Little Red Riding Hood, Beauty and the Beast, thousands of children's and picture books, photographs of the football team, handwritten works by important authors like Harriet Beecher Stowe, maps from around the world and across history, and more. The one million pages fall into more than 20 collections, representing more than 44,000 titles in more than 52,000 volumes. Included are maps, newspapers, photographs and books, as well as archival resources, recorded sound and video. Collection content ranges geographically from the University of Florida to the South American Andes, from Africa to the Russian steps. Topical content spans local and world history, covering the arts, humanities and social sciences, as well as agriculture and the sciences. In addition to content from the University Libraries, content also comes from the Florida Museum of Natural History, the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, the Matheson Museum and partners in several Caribbean countries.

UF Announces that Library West Has Received Green Building Certification

Fri, 27 Jul 2007 17:45:00 GMT

The newly renovated Library West now ranks as one of the most environmentally friendly buildings on campus. Library West has received gold certification from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System. It is only the second building at UF to attain gold status. Rinker Hall, the first, was certified gold in 2004. LEED ranks new and existing buildings based on their site planning, water management, energy management, material use, indoor air quality and innovation and design process. To receive gold certification, the second-highest rating, a building must earn 39 of a possible 69 points in those six areas. Library West earned 40.

Smathers Libraries Announces the Name-A-Book Program to Honor Graduating Scholars

Wed, 06 Jun 2007 22:35:00 GMT

The UF Libraries has introduced a program that will give relatives and friends of graduating seniors an opportunity to name a book in the graduate’s honor. For $94, the libraries will select one new book to add to the catalog in the spring of 2007 in the area that you choose. The libraries will then place a bookplate on the front inside cover with the graduate’s name on it. Additionally, his or her name will also appear in the libraries’ online catalog and can always be found by checking the Web site at

Marston Science Library Display Area Available to Campus Groups

Wed, 07 Mar 2007 19:45:00 GMT

Would you like to highlight a current issue or event, or promote interest in a local organization or UF club? The Marston Science Library invites you to reserve for one month the display case located at the entrance to the building. For more information on policies, or to apply to reserve the display, visit this web site: