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June 2014

June 11

Exhibit: Northeast Florida Wildlife Books

The large exhibit case outside of Special Collections is currently displaying library books and resources on Northeast Florida wildlife.
June 4

Exhibit: Summer Reading

During the month of June, the library entrance case will display books for summer reading.

May 2014

May 30

Jim Alderman Retires

Jim Alderman, University Librarian, retired after nearly forty years of service at the University of North Florida's Thomas G. Carpenter Library.

April 2014

April 11

Exhibit: George W. Simons

George W. Simons was a prominent Jacksonville, Florida, city planner active in the Southeastern United States in the twentieth century. Over the course of his 40 year career, he prepared city plans for more than 70 municipalities. The exhibit features examples of some of Simons' work and other memorabilia from the Simons Collection. Materials will be on display in Special Collections in April through May.
April 11

Exhibit: Communities of Northeast Florida

Running through April, the library's large exhibit case outside Special Collections features selected Special Collections books on Jacksonville and surrounding communities in Northeast Florida. Included in the exhibit are historical materials on various Jacksonville neighborhoods such as Mandarin and Riverside and a variety of publications on communities such as St. Augustine and Fernandina Beach.
April 8

Database Trial: Transparent Language Online

Featuring a scientifically-proven methodology, the widest variety of high-quality learning material, and seamless integration of real-life language use by native speakers - all packaged together in an easy-to-use interface - Transparent Language Online is simply the most complete language-learning solution available anywhere. And with 80+ languages to choose from, there is something for every language learner. Only 200 users during trial. Available through 5/7/14.
Access this database and other database trials on our LibGuide.
April 7

Exhibit: Earth Month

The library entry exhibit case is featuring resources in honor of Earth Month. The exhibit runs through the month of April.

March 2014

March 24

Database Trial: Mango Languages

Mango Languages is an e-learning language solution offering language and cultural skills in 57 foreign languages, allowing students to pursue interests in almost any nation during and after their formal education. Available until 4/10/14.

Access this database and other database trials on our LibGuide.

March 7

Exhibit: Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month and the library is highlighting local women's history on the first floor in its cases just outside Special Collections and in the Special Collections reading room. Featured are materials on Eartha White, the early women's movement in Jacksonville, Florida, and notable women honored by the Mayor's Commission on the Status of Women.
March 4

Exhibit: Irish Literature

For the month of March, the library entry exhibit case will feature resources for and about Irish literature.
March 3

Database Trial: APA PsycTests

PsycTests is a research database that provides access to psychological tests and measures from the APA. It features instruments that are relevant to psychology and related fields, such as psychiatry, education, medicine, business, social work and more. Available until 3/29.

February 2014

February 17

Welcome Elizabeth Curry, Library Dean

The Thomas G. Carpenter Library would like to welcome our new Dean, Elizabeth Curry. Previously Curry served as Dean for Learning Resources at the College of Central Florida. 
February 10

Exhibit: National African American History Month

The library entry exhibit case features resources for National African American History Month. This year's theme is the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Many of the exhibited library resources focus on passage of this landmark legislation and the historic events that led up to and followed its enactment. The exhibit runs through the month of February.
February 7

Exhibit: The Hidden Room in the House; Printmakers and the Art of Sublimation

"The Hidden Room in the House; Printmakers and the Art of Sublimation" is on exhibition within the University of North Florida Library and Special Collections through the month of February. The exhibit was curated by Emily Arthur, UNF Associate Professor of Printmaking.


Arthur is one of 33 American artists featured in the exhibit including the portfolio organizers Kathryn Polk (of New Mexico) and Sylvia Taylor (of New York). A complete list of the artists is below. Five UNF advanced printmaking students are also featured which include Jessie Barnes, Sarah Victoria Brown, Skyler Earnheart, Wai Chee (April) Sham Elizabeth Taber, Josh Quarti, Page Valtison, and Georgia Ward-Collins.

The tradition of printmaking exchange allows for the dissemination of prints between national and international artists. The portfolio organizers Kathryn Polk and Sylvia Taylor selected the participating artists and the concept of the portfolio exchange: 

The Hidden Room in the House; Printmakers and the Art of Sublimation: We all have a dark side. There exists in each of us a psychological repository that lives beyond or on the periphery of awareness. Childhood memories, primordial urges, and inappropriate impulses inhabit this shadowy realm. Whether we repress, deny, project or sublimate, we cannot escape the shadow. Nor should we really want to, for even though the shadow can be creepy and frightening, it is also a treasure trove of rich, imaginal and energy-filled material. Indeed, Carl Jung declared the shadow to be gold. As artists, we are fortunate to be able to access dormant power and imagery through the process of sublimation. As printmakers, we have a unique ability through the production of multiples as well as the social and political nature of printmaking to share, learn, and cultivate common ground.  – K. Polk & S. Taylor, 2013 

Exhibiting Portfolio Artists:

  • Lynne D. Allen  
  • Emily W. Arthur
  • Michael Barnes
  • Catherine Bebout
  • Marwin Begaye
  • Doug Bosley
  • Alice Leora Briggs
  • John Driesbach
  • David DuBose
  • Oscar Gillespie
  • Karla Hackenmiller
  • Nicole Hand
  • Yuji Hiratsuka
  • John Hitchcock
  • Mary Hood
  • Mark Hosford
  • Elizabeth Klimek
  • Eunkang Koh
  • Carrie Lingscheit
  • Teresa Gomez Martorell
  • Michelle Martin
  • David Menard
  • Hibiki Miyazaki
  • Ashley Nason
  • Andrew Polk
  • Kathryn Polk
  • Minna Resnick
  • Jenny Schmid
  • Fred Stonehouse
  • Sylvia Taylor
  • Susan Weisend
  • Art Werger
  • Melanie Yazzie


February 7

Tell Us Why You Love the Library Contest

In celebration of Valentine's Day, students, faculty and staff are invited to share what they love about UNF's Thomas G. Carpenter Library. For a chance to share a favorite Library feature or resource, visit the display on the first floor and fill out a card. Those who wish to enter the contest for prizes must include their name. Winners will be randomly chosen on February 17.
February 4

Database Trial: Dictionary of American Regional English

DARE (Dictionary of American Regional English) represents the full panoply of American regional vocabulary, from Adam’s housecat to Zydeco—and has long been consulted by a wide range of scholars and lovers of language and regional nuance. This digital version transforms the dictionary into an interactive, multimedia tool that will greatly benefit both scholarly inquiry and general intellectual curiosity. Available until 4/1/14.

January 2014

January 14

Exhibit: Nelson Mandela

Library resources on Nelson Mandela are featured in the large exhibit case just outside Special Collections on the 1st floor of the library. Nobel Peace Prize recipient and the first democratically elected black president of South Africa, Mandela was instrumental in ending apartheid in South Africa and in bringing significant social and political change to the country. The library display features biographical studies of Mandela, historical examinations of South Africa and its transition away from apartheid, and a series of posters providing an overview of Mandela's life and work.
January 6

Exhibit: Golden Age of Hollywood

The library's entryway exhibit features resources on the Golden Age of Hollywood. Hallmarks of this important period of American cinema, which lasted from late 1920s to early 1960s, were the studio system, the star system, and the notorious Hays Production Code.  Materials feature books about famous films and stars from that era as well as DVDs and VHS tapes. The exhibit runs through January.

December 2013

December 9

Finals Week @ Carpenter Library

The library celebrated Finals Week for the Fall 2013 semester by offering our first annual Finals Week @ Carpenter Library event.  From Monday - Thursday, December 9 to 12, 2013, coffee and snacks were available for free on the 2nd floor starting at 8pm. On December 11, 2013, the library also celebrated with popcorn and a movie in Classroom 2102B. In addition, a reading room on the 3rd floor was transformed into a Zzz-Zone, complete with comfy pillows and blankets. 

November 2013

November 5

Exhibit: Simuel Decatur "S. D." McGill

During November and December, the Special Collections exhibit cases feature photos, newsclippings, and historic documents relating to noted Jacksonville attorney Simuel Decatur “S. D.” McGill. McGill achieved local, state, and national recognition for his work with civil rights cases during the 1920s, 30s, and 40s. Materials in the exhibit are from the library’s Eartha M. M. White Collection. Visitors can view the exhibit 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, contact Jim Alderman at (904) 620-1533 or at lib-special@unf.edu.

October 2013

October 31

Tommy G's Haunted Open House

The Thomas G. Carpenter Library celebrated its first Open House on October 31, 2013. Students were invited to the all-day event, which took place on the 1st and 2nd floors and included donuts in the morning, pizza for lunch, and cookies in the afternoon, as well as games and prizes. Many staff members and students dressed for the occasion and stopped by for food and games. For photographs of the festivities, visit the Library's Facebook page.
October 18

Carpenter Library Receives 2013 BizTech Innovation Award

On Friday, October 18, 2013, UNF's Thomas G. Carpenter Library was presented the 2013 BizTech Innovation Award from the Jacksonville Business Journal for its collaboration with EBSCO Discovery Service. The BizTech Innovation Awards aim to identify and acknowledge the substantive gains Jacksonville area businesses are making in the ways they are developing, employing and utilizing technology for their own companies and/or their clients. Submitted entries were screened and honorees chosen by an editorial panel. For more information, see the Press Release from Media Relations.
October 1

Exhibit: LGBT Resource Center History Project Archives Exhibit

This exhibit showcases artifacts from more than 1,000 materials gathered by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History Project Research Team. The exhibit is curated by Jim Alderman, special collections librarian. The exhibit will show through the month of October for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History Month. Visitors can view the exhibit 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or by contacting Alderman for an appointment at (904) 620-1533 or at lib-special@unf.edu.

September 2013

September 23

Database Trial: Literary Reference Center Plus

Available through 11/19/13. Literary Reference Center Plus is a comprehensive, full-text database providing the most relevant information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes—to give students, professors and researchers a complete foundation of literary reference works to meet any and all of their research needs. http://libguides.unf.edu/databasetrials
September 8

Art in the Library Exhibit

The exhibit case in the entryway to the library features works that are a part of the library's permanent art collection. For many years the library has fostered a relationship with Northeast Florida's artistic community and, consequently, now houses over 130 works of art, many of them donated by the artists, themselves. Running through September, the exhibit highlights a few of those items and the library's Art in the Library publication which features representative works in the collection.

August 2013

August 25

Patriots & the Sea Exhibit

The study area behind the library's instruction rooms on the 2nd floor now features a traveling exhibit from the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum. The Patriots & the Sea exhibit features 5 educational banners that portray a small part of the story of the maritime archaeology at the Lighthouse. Brochures providing additional background on the exhibit and the resources available at the Museum are available at strategic locations in the library. The exhibit runs through September.

July 2013

July 3

Exhibit: National Days of the World

The library's entry display case features library resources on holidays in general and on National Days world-wide. The main poster provides a listing of national celebrations by country.
July 3

Exhibit: Hurricanes

Hurricane season is upon us. The large display case on the first floor of the library just outside Special Collections features library materials on hurricanes, including books, atlases, and government documents.
July 2

Dee Baldwin named Interim Dean of the Library

Library Associate Dean Dee Baldwin has been appointed Interim Dean of the Library effective July 1st, 2013.
July 1

Shirley Hallblade Retires

Shirley Hallblade retired as Dean of the Library on June 30. Dean Hallblade came to the Thomas G. Carpenter Library in 2006 from Occidental College in Los Angeles, Calif., with previous experience at Stanford and Vanderbilt Universities. The library has continued to thrive under her leadership in times of financial uncertainty and in the face of continual staffing changes resulting from multiple retirements. Dean Pam Chally of Brooks College of Health is chairing a search committee to recruit a new library dean.

May 2013

May 24

New Database: Natural Standard

Natural Standard bills itself as the "Authority on Integrative Medicine." The database was founded by healthcare providers and researchers to provide high-quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative medicine including dietary supplements and integrative therapies. Grades reflect the level of available scientific data for or against the use of each therapy for a specific medical condition.
May 17

Exhibit: Jazz

The exhibit case in the library's entryway features library resources on jazz. The library's collections include more than 5000 music discs, nearly 2000 books, and a major research database, NAXOS Music Library. The exhibit samples a few of those resources.
May 10

Exhibit: Photography

The library's exhibit case in the 1st floor elevator lobby features resources on photography. The exhibit runs through June.
May 10

New Databases

The following databases have been added to the library's resources:

  • eStatement Studies -- The online version of Risk Management Association's Annual Statement Studies, providing financial ratio benchmarks and industry default probabilities and cash flow measures.
  • Films on Demand -- A web-based digital video collection that features thousands of educational films on a multitude of subjects.
  • State Papers Online -- Provides the full text of 16th Century British State Papers.
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States -- The Statistical Abstract provides authoritative data on the social, economic, and political conditions of the United States.
  • VAST -- Access streaming videos on all types of topics including art, architecture, music, history, economics, and more.

For a full list of library databases, visit http://www.unf.edu/library/databases/.

May 9

Database Trial: e-libro

e-Libro is the first and only electronic Spanish-language platform devoted to research, with a focus on academic institutions. This site enables you to search, browse, and preview all of the e-books and other authoritative material that e-Libro offers from leading publishers.  It is available until 6/1/13 at http://libguides.unf.edu/databasetrials.

April 2013

April 30

Sarah Philips Retires

University of North Florida graduate and long-time library faculty Sarah Philips retired after 22 years of continuous service to the Thomas G. Carpenter Library. Sarah's affiliation with UNF began in 1972 as a member of the university's charter class of students, receiving her BA in Sociology from UNF.  From November 1985 to January 1988, Sarah worked in the library's Documents Department as a part-time library technical assistant. After receiving her library master's degree from Emory University, Sarah returned to the library in January 1990 as the successful candidate for Head of the library's Reference Department. In her last couple of years in the library, Sarah served both as Director of Public Services and as Director of Special Projects.
April 15

Database Trial: Films on Demand

Available until 5/5/13. Films on Demand is a web-based digital video delivery service that allows you to view streaming videos from Films Media Group anytime, anywhere, 24/7! Choose from thousands of high-quality educational titles in dozens of subject areas. Special features allow users the ability to organize and bookmark clips, create and share playlists, personalize folders, and more. View the library's database trials page to link to Films on Demand. http://libguides.unf.edu/databasetrials
April 2

Exhibit: Focusing on the Environment -- Curriculum Materials in the Library

April is Earth Month. The library's entry display case features materials from the library's collection of children's books that focus on the environment and recycling.
April 1

Database Trial: VAST

Available until 4/26/13.VAST: Academic Video Online is the most comprehensive multidisciplinary streaming video resource on the Web. It brings together thousands of video titles in a wide range of disciplines. With thousands and thousands of complete titles (not clips) and growing by more than 400 titles per month, VAST includes award-winning films from dozens of notable producers and distributors.

VAST covers the following areas and more: art, architecture, business, counseling and therapy, dance, economics, education, ethnic studies, ethnography, gay and lesbian studies, health, history, humanities, law and public safety, literature, opera, philosophy, political science, rehabilitation and sports medicine, feature films* (including contemporary world cinema and silent films), psychology, religion, science, theatre, musical performance, and women’s studies. The range of subjects covered continues to grow.

March 2013

March 28

New Database: Joanna Briggs Institute Evidence-Based Practice


This comprehensive database covers a wide range of medical, nursing, and health science specialties and includes a unique suite of information that’s been analyzed, appraised, and prepared by expert reviewers at JBI so users can integrate the world’s best evidence into everyday health practice:

  •   Evidence Summaries
  •   Evidence–Based Recommended Practices
  •   Best Practice Information Sheets
  •   Systematic Reviews
  •   Consumer Information Sheets
  •   Systematic Review Protocols
  •   Technical Reports

Library access also includes two Joanna Briggs journal selection and analysis tools, JBI Journal Club and JBI RAPid.

March 12

Database Trial: PsycTESTS

PsycTESTS® is a research database from the American Psychological Association that provides access to psychological tests, measures, scales, surveys, and other assessments as well as descriptive information about the test and its development and administration. The Library has a trial of the database that runs until April 10th, 2013. For more information and to link to other database trials, visit http://libguides.unf.edu/aecontent.php?pid=274675. 
March 8

Exhibit: Discovering Florida

The large exhibit case just outside Special Collections on the 1st floor of the Library features materials related to the discovery and exploration of Florida and North America. April 2013 is the 500th anniversary of Juan Ponce de Leon's "accidental" discovery of Florida while in search of the "Islands of Benimy."

March 7

New Database: Annual Reviews

Since 1932, Annual Reviews has offered comprehensive, timely collections of critical reviews written by leading scientists. Annual Reviews volumes are published each year for 41 focused disciplines within the Biomedical, Life, Physical, and Social Sciences. UNF Library's subscription provides access to the Reviews from 2009 to date. Topic matches from the Reviews are included in OneSearch or the database can be accessed and searched individually.
March 6

Exhibit: Mirth Month

March is Mirth Month. The library's entry case display features library resources that highlight humor, cartoons, and the therapeutic uses of humor.
March 6

Exhibit: What's Special About Jacksonville

Exhibit cases inside Special Collections now feature materials that focus on Jacksonville. Items include books on Jacksonville history, culture, and business, and selections from the library's collection of historic Jacksonville area postcards.
March 4

Database Trial: ProQuest Statistical Abstract

The ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States. The library has a trial of this database until April 3, 2013. Find this and other database trials at http://libguides.unf.edu/content.php?pid=274675.
March 4

Database Trials -- more

Patai’s Chemistry of Functional Groups - Available until 3/31/13. Patai covers all aspects of the chemistry of functional groups – an essential tool for the organic chemist – including physical organic chemistry, analytical chemistry and techniques, reaction mechanisms, chapters on synthetic pathways, reactions and strategies as well as applications in drug discovery, pharmaceuticals, biochemistry and molecular biology.
Native American Archives - Available until 4/26/13. Whether tracing your heritage or learning about Native American history, original records shed new light on the people and events of the past. Over 1.5 million images available for the first time on the Internet.
National Review Archive - Available until 4/26/13. This database offers complete indexing, abstracting, and full text coverage for all issues of the journal back to the first issue in 1955 through the present.

Access to trial databases is via the trials libguide at http://libguides.unf.edu/content.php?pid=274675.

February 2013

February 27

BioOne now included in OneSearch results

OneSearch now includes BioOne matches in its search results. BioOne provides coverage of high-impact bioscience research journals and features content on a wide variety of today’s most pressing topics, including global warming, stem cell research, and ecological and biodiversity conservation. The database covers over 170 journals with over 100,000 articles online.
February 25

Naxos Music Library and Naxos Jazz now searchable in OneSearch

Naxos Music Library is the world´s largest online classical music library. Currently, it offers streaming access to more than 82,210 CDs with more than 1,181,800 tracks. Naxos Music Library Jazz provides online streaming access to jazz CDs from hundreds of artists. The addition of Naxos matches to OneSearch search results means quick and easy access to over 100,000 streaming CDs.
February 8

Exhibit: Black History Month

February is Black History Month. Accordingly, the library's entry display case on the 1st floor features library resources related to African American history. Also featured are a poster of famous Black Americans, a copy of Gerald Ford's 1976 proclamation recognizing Black History Month, the text of the 1986 Congressional joint resolution recognizing the month, and President Barack Obama's 2013 Proclamation.
February 1

Database Trial: Joanna Briggs Institute

Available until February 28, 2013. This comprehensive database covers a wide range of medical, nursing, and health science specialties and includes a unique suite of information that’s been analyzed, appraised, and prepared by expert reviewers at the Joanna Briggs Institute to assist researchers looking for information on evidence based practice.
February 1

Database Trial: Business Experts Press eBooks

Available until March 15, 2013. Business Expert Press's Digital Libraries are filled with practical, concise books covering specific areas of business, including supply and operations management, international business, social media, finance, accounting, public relations, and marketing strategy.

January 2013

January 25

UBorrow Comes to OneSearch

OneSearch now includes a widget that will allow a researcher to search Florida's state university libraries' combined catalog for materials that can be borrowed from other libraries statewide. The widget appears to the right of the search results in OneSearch.
January 22

Service Recognition

Five library employees were recently recognized for service milestones at UNF. Recent retirees Verna Urbanski and Cynthia Valentine were recognized for 35 years of service, Bob Farnsworth and Paul Mosley for 25 years, and Tracey Britton for 20 years of service.
January 17

Database Trial: Wharton Research Data Services

Wharton Data Research Service.    Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is the leading data research platform and business intelligence tool for over 30,000 corporate, academic, government and nonprofit clients in 29 countries. Wharton provides single-point access to over 200 terabytes of data across multiple disciplines, including Finance, Marketing, and Economics.       Username, unorthf. Password, Unf2013.



January 1

Exhibit: Remembering Martin Luther King

The library's main exhibit case in the 1st floor entryway features library resources on Martin Luther King, Jr., renowned civil rights leader and recipient of the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize. The exhibit runs through the month of January.
January 1

Exhibit: The Emancipation Proclamation

The large library display case just outside Special Collections on the 1st floor features an exhibit on Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation. Running through February, this exhibit showcases library resources focusing on Abraham Lincoln and the Proclamation.

December 2012

December 18

Library launches new home page

The library's web site features a new start page. Redesigned to place a stronger focus on the library's main search system, OneSearch, and to emphasize the library's engagement with social media, the new home page also more prominently features specialized collections, such as Digital Commons, and library help and instruction.
December 10

Kaleen Davis joins library staff

We are pleased to announce that  Kaleen Davis has accepted the position of Executive Secretary in the Library Dean's Office.
December 3

Exhibit: What's Special About Florida

Running from December 2012 through January 2013, the Special Collections exhibit cases feature Florida materials housed in the library's Special Collections. Included are rare books, maps, and other materials relating to Florida history, geography, business, and culture.

November 2012

November 30

Eileen Brady Retires

University Librarian and Head of Special Collections, Eileen Brady retired on November 30th, 2012, after serving the university community for over 38 years.
November 9

Exhibit: Veterans

This month's featured exhibit in the Library's 1st floor display cases focuses on Veterans.
November 6

Database Trial: Passport

 Available until 11/30/12, this online market research tool monitors industry trends and gives you strategic analysis and a market size and market share database for all your products across all your key countries. Passport is Euromonitor International's global market analysis software platform, which analyzes the industry in countries around the world.
November 6

Database Trial: eStatement Studies

 Available until 11/14/12, eStatement Studies is the only source of composite performance metrics derived directly from the financial statements of financial institutions’ borrowers and prospects. These financial statements come directly to Robert Morris Associates (RMA) from its member institutions, which get their data straight from their customers.

October 2012

October 14

Libguide: Art in the Library

If you've ever wondered about all of the art work that is displayed in the library -- who created the individual works, when were they created, where are they located -- take a look at the library's guide to art in the library.

September 2012

September 30

Verna Urbanski Retires

Hired September 30, 1977, as Assistant Cataloger, Verna's career spanned 35 years of service to the Library and the University community.
September 14

Exhibit: Voces y caras: Hispanic Communities of Jacksonville

This exhibit represents an oral history project conducted by students in Constanza Lopez's Communications and Communities for Speakers of Spanish class in Spring of 2012. Housed in the exhibit case just outside of Special Collections, Voces y Caras runs through October.
September 11

Jeremy Hall

Jeremy Hall has joined the Thomas G. Carpenter Library as its new Virtual Services Librarian.
September 11

Technology Assistance Center

A cooperative effort between the library, ITS, and CIRT, the Center is located at the information desk on the 2nd floor of the library and provides reference and instruction, technological assistance, help with Blackboard, and even laptop troubleshooting. Hours are Monday - Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
September 10

Exhibit: Fine Arts at UNF

Running through October, this exhibit features the variety of free programs sponsored by UNF, including Movies on the House, free performances at the Fine Arts Center, and free art exhibits at the campus gallery and MOCA.
September 10

Sarah Philips and Jim Alderman

Sarah Philips and Jim Alderman have moved to Special Collections. Sarah is now Director of Special Projects, while Jim serves as Special Projects Librarian and oversees the daily operations of the Special Collections area.
September 10

Exhibit: UNF Library -- 40 years

A new exhibit has been launched in Special Collections as part of UNF's 40th anniversary. The display features photos, memorabilia, and other artifacts representing the library's 40 years at UNF.
September 10

New Database: Journal Citation Reports

On its wish list for quite some time, the library is pleased to now offer access to the Journal Citation Reports database. The JCR is an essential tool for faculty wishing to analyze the impact of the journals where they are published.

August 2012

August 8

Exhibit: Native Americans

This exhibit features library resources about Native Americans, including information on Florida tribes. Also featured are works by Native American writers. The exhibit runs through September 13th.

July 2012

July 13

Barbara Tuck Retires

Barbara Tuck, reference librarian and library webmaster, retires after 21 years of service to the library.
July 3

Exhibit: Political Parties in the United States

This exhibit focuses on sources about political parties in the United States. It is located in the library entry display case and will be available through August 17.
July 2

Stephanie Weiss moves to Reference Department

Reference Librarian Stephanie Weiss moves from Access Services to the Reference Department. Her duties will include library instruction, distance learning support and assessment.
July 2

David King, Jr., joins Library Systems & Technology Department

David King, Jr., joins the library to support all areas of technology.

June 2012

June 11

New Exhibit in Special Collections

"Two Jacksonville Legends: James Weldon Johnson & Eartha M. M. White," features rare materials from Special Collections relating to White and Johnson. Eartha White was a contemporary and friend of a wide range of prominent artists, authors, social welfare activists, and political leaders. The exhibit features correspondence from Johnson regarding his friend Eartha White, a photograph of his brother, John Rosamund Johnson, and letters from Grace Nail Johnson, widow of James Weldon Johnson. Copies of his notable works, The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man, God's Trombones, and Along This Way, are also on display. The exhibit is open in the Special Collections Reading Room (first floor) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday through July 31, 2012.
June 7

Exhibit: Caribbean-American Heritage Month

This exhibit features a variety of resources that focus on the history, peoples, and heritage of the Caribbean area. The display runs through the month of June.
June 7

Exhibit: Library of America Project

Founded in 1979 with the support of seed money from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Ford Foundation, the Library of America is a nonprofit publishing venture whose objective is to restore and pass on to future generations our nation’s literary heritage. In the years since its inception it has gained recognition by both scholars and the general public as the national edition of our country’s literature. The display runs through the months of June and July and is located in the large display case outside Special Collections on the 1st floor.

May 2012

May 18

FRANCIS database change

FRANCIS database moves from FirstSearch to EBSCOhost platform.
May 9

JSTOR VII and JSTOR Life Sciences Collections Now Available

Here are JSTOR collection descriptions.
May 7

Exhibit: Teaching and Teachers

This exhibit is in the entry display case and will remain through the end of May.
May 7

Exhibit: Resources for Nursing

This exhibit is in the large case outside Special Collections and will remain until the end of May.
May 1

Courtenay McLeland moves to Technical Services

Courtenay McLeland moves from Government Documents Librarian to Digital Projects and Preservation Librarian.

April 2012

April 11

Journal Citation Reports database now available

This database provides academic authors with information about scholarly/peer-reviewed journals. Impact factors are one of the criteria used to judge an academic journal. JCR reports this information for thousands of journals.

March 2012

March 31

Vicki Stanton Retires

Vicki Stanton, Head of Digital Projects and Preservation, retires after 35 years at UNF Library.
March 19

Au Courant - Library Update

Spring edition of Au Courant - Library Update now available.

February 2012

February 13

Exhibit: Library Resources in Communication

This exhibit in the library main entryway showcases library resources in communication studies.
February 7

Historic Architectural Photography by Lance Taylor - February 16, 2 p.m.

Lance Taylor, a UNF staff employee and avocational photographer, will talk about his interest in the photography of historic architecture. Taylor, a UNF alumnus (BA 1974, MBA 1986), recently donated to the Library over 7,000 of his photographic images of historical sites in the United States, predominately in Florida and neighboring states. The presentation is part of the current Library exhibit, “Jacksonville Architecture: In Print and Photography.” This event will take place in the Special Collections Reading Room, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, Building 12, first floor on February 16 at 2 p.m. Free and open to the public. 

February 3

Exhibit: Poetry Resources in the Library

This exhibit features poetry resources available in the library. It is located in the large display case on the first floor outside Special Collections.

January 2012

January 5

Marquis Who's Who Database Now Available

The Marquis Who's Who database includes many of the Who's Who sets: America, World, Art, etc. Here is the publisher's description.
January 5

Library Exhibit: Jacksonville Architecture: In Print and Photography

This exhibit features the photography of Lance Taylor, a UNF staff member and avocational photographer. Taylor recently donated to Special Collections over 7,000 of his photographic images of historical sites in the United States. The images on display are integrated with relevant print materials from Special Collections, including historical site applications, postcards, ephemera, and site memorabila. The exhibit is in the Special Collections Reading Room on the first floor and will remain on display from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, until Wednesday, February 29.
January 3

Project Muse New Interface

Project Muse unveils new interface. Tutorials are available here

December 2011

December 21

ProQuest Updates Search Platform

ProQuest databases now have a new search interface that features database descriptions and improved search options and results.
December 9

Some databases move from Wilson to EBSCO

These research databases are now available in the EBSCOhost interface:  Applied Science & Technology Full Text, Biological & Agricultural Index Plus, Book Review Digest, Essay and General Literature Index, Legal Periodicals & Books Full Text and Library Literature & Information Science Full Text.
December 6

Library Exhibit: Broadway and Musical Theater

This exhibit showcases library resources related to Broadway and musical theater.  It is located in the large exhibit case outside Special Collections on the first floor.

November 2011

November 8

New Database - SRDS

This frequently-used reference source is now available online.  Standard Rate and Data Service - SRDS.  Find it in the A to Z list of databases.
November 2

New Database Platforms

Three familiar databases are now available through a different publisher and platform.  PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES, and Philosopher's Index have moved to EBSCOhost.  The old platforms will be available through the end of the year.  You can compare the new interfaces by selecting from the A to Z list of research databases.

October 2011

October 18


OneSearch searches all the library's holdings at once.  It searches the library catalog for books, cds, videos, government documents, etc., as well as for articles in most of the library databases.  The results are displayed in one set with options for narrowing several different ways by using facets. 
October 18

ebrary Academic Complete

This collection has over 70,000 ebooks from 350 academic publishers. 
October 5

Au Courant - Library Update

The October edition of Au Courant is now available.

September 2011

September 30

New EBSCO Databases

The major health sciences database CINAHL now includes full text, as does SPORTDiscus. Other new ones include Academic Search Complete, Art and Architecture Complete, Business Source CompleteComputers & Applied Sciences Complete, Education Research Complete, Environment Complete, Humanities International Complete, SocINDEX with Full Text, and Sustainability Watch.
September 30

New faculty member Hilary Robbeloth

Hilary Robbeloth joins the library faculty.  She is the metadata librarian.
September 30

Hilary Robbeloth joins the library faculty.

Hilary Robbeloth joins the discovery enhancement department as the metadata librarian.
September 11

Library Exhibit - Censorship and Banned Books

This exhibit is related to censorship, banned books, and the reasons various titles have been banned. 

It is located in the large case outside Special Collections on the 1st floor and will be available through October 31. 

September 1

Westlaw Campus Research

The database Campus Research by Westlaw is no longer available. 

August 2011

August 25

Netlibrary is now EBSCO eBook Collection

EBSCO eBook Collection takes over Netlibrary.  See more information about the library's evolving ebook collections here.
August 5

Library Launches New Web Site

The library's new collection of Web pages features all searching on the main page, with links to over 250 research databases, thousands of online journals and books.  Special Collections and University Archives Web pages showcase the library's and university's extensive holdings. 
August 1

UBorrow is Here!

UBorrow is a new service that lets you search all of the collections in Florida's university libraries and borrow items with the UBorrow icon from anywhere in the state.  Here is more information

July 2011

July 21

Au Courant

Summer Update - Au Courant
July 18

New Exhibit: Sources about the Space Program and Space Exploration

The exhibit is located in the large display case outside Special Collections on the 1st floor.
July 4

LibAnswers Now Available

LibAnswers is a software package that allows library staff to build a database of answers to assist students and other library users. They can be quick information answers or more in-depth research information.

June 2011

June 28

Chemical Abstracts Student Edition no longer available.

This database is no longer available.

May 2011

May 15

LibGuides Now Available

LibGuides is now available. This software enables librarians to create information and research subject guides for students and faculty.
May 12

Knowing the Ropes: JAXPORT in the Arts

This exhibit features a unique collection of photographs and printed materials from the Jacksonville Port Authority Gallery. Included are images from two recent JAXPORT displays, Faces of the Port and Women of the Port. The exhibit is in the Special Collections Reading Room on the first floor and will remain on display from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, until Friday, August 12.
May 12

Music in Three Parts

This exhibit features music resources in the Library.