Exhibits, Events, Resources Libraryhttp://www.unf.edu/libraryBlind Date with a BookBlind Date with a BookThe Thomas G. Carpenter Library invites students, faculty and staff to go on a "Blind Date with a Book" for Valentine’s Day. Popular reading titles have been selected from the Library's collection and decoratively wrapped and labeled with basic genre information to provide the best blind date experience. Share photos and experiences from "Blind Date with a Book" via Facebook and Twitter using #TommyGBlindDate.]]>Thu, 12 Feb 2015 16:00:13 GMTExhibit: Northeast Florida Wildlife BooksExhibit: Northeast Florida Wildlife BooksThe large exhibit case outside of Special Collections is currently displaying library books and resources on Northeast Florida wildlife.]]>Fri, 06 Jun 2014 17:51:05 GMTExhibit: Summer ReadingExhibit: Summer ReadingDuring the month of June, the library entrance case will display books for summer reading.]]>Fri, 06 Jun 2014 17:49:47 GMTJim Alderman RetiresJim Alderman RetiresJim Alderman, University Librarian, retired after nearly forty years of service at the University of North Florida's Thomas G. Carpenter Library.]]>Fri, 06 Jun 2014 17:42:28 GMTExhibit: Communities of Northeast FloridaExhibit: Communities of Northeast FloridaRunning 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.]]>Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:38:06 GMTExhibit: George W. SimonsExhibit: George W. SimonsGeorge 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.]]>Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:33:02 GMTExhibit: Earth MonthExhibit: Earth MonthThe library entry exhibit case is featuring resources in honor of Earth Month. The exhibit runs through the month of April.]]>Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:15:13 GMTDatabase Trial: Transparent Language OnlineDatabase Trial: Transparent Language OnlineFeaturing 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.
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:12:01 GMT
Database Trial: Mango LanguagesDatabase 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.

Mon, 24 Mar 2014 19:29:21 GMT
Exhibit: Women's History MonthExhibit: Women's History MonthMarch 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.]]>Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:20:19 GMTExhibit: Irish LiteratureExhibit: Irish LiteratureFor the month of March, the library entry exhibit case will feature resources for and about Irish literature.]]>Thu, 06 Mar 2014 14:28:53 GMTDatabase Trial: APA PsycTestsDatabase Trial: APA PsycTestsPsycTests 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. ]]>Thu, 06 Mar 2014 14:26:45 GMTWelcome Elizabeth Curry, Library DeanWelcome Elizabeth Curry, Library DeanThe 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. ]]>Wed, 26 Feb 2014 14:06:05 GMTExhibit: National African American History MonthExhibit: National African American History MonthThe 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.]]>Wed, 12 Feb 2014 14:02:10 GMTTell Us Why You Love the Library ContestTell Us Why You Love the Library ContestIn 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.]]>Fri, 07 Feb 2014 15:11:32 GMTExhibit: The Hidden Room in the House; Printmakers and the Art of SublimationExhibit: 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


Fri, 07 Feb 2014 13:54:04 GMT
Exhibit: Nelson MandelaExhibit: Nelson MandelaLibrary 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.]]>Tue, 04 Feb 2014 14:54:31 GMTDatabase Trial: Dictionary of American Regional EnglishDatabase Trial: Dictionary of American Regional EnglishDARE (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.]]>Tue, 04 Feb 2014 14:52:30 GMTFinals Week @ Carpenter LibraryFinals Week @ Carpenter LibraryThe 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. ]]>Wed, 08 Jan 2014 15:14:32 GMTExhibit: Golden Age of HollywoodExhibit: Golden Age of HollywoodThe 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.]]>Wed, 08 Jan 2014 14:06:10 GMTExhibit: Simuel Decatur McGillExhibit: Simuel Decatur "S. D." McGillDuring 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.]]>Wed, 06 Nov 2013 13:58:16 GMTTommy G's Haunted Open HouseTommy G's Haunted Open HouseThe 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.]]>Wed, 06 Nov 2013 13:55:05 GMTCarpenter Library Receives 2013 BizTech Innovation AwardCarpenter Library Receives 2013 BizTech Innovation AwardOn 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.]]>Mon, 04 Nov 2013 15:21:49 GMTExhibit: LGBT Resource Center History Project Archives ExhibitExhibit: LGBT Resource Center History Project Archives ExhibitThis 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.]]>Fri, 04 Oct 2013 12:58:52 GMTDatabase Trial: Literary Reference Center PlusDatabase Trial: Literary Reference Center PlusAvailable 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]]>Tue, 24 Sep 2013 13:34:56 GMTArt in the Library ExhibitArt in the Library ExhibitThe 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.]]>Tue, 10 Sep 2013 20:27:20 GMTPatriots & the Sea ExhibitPatriots & the Sea ExhibitThe 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.]]>Tue, 10 Sep 2013 20:02:01 GMTDee Baldwin named Interim Dean of the LibraryDee Baldwin named Interim Dean of the LibraryLibrary Associate Dean Dee Baldwin has been appointed Interim Dean of the Library effective July 1st, 2013.]]>Wed, 10 Jul 2013 17:13:50 GMTExhibit: HurricanesExhibit: HurricanesHurricane 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.]]>Wed, 03 Jul 2013 19:54:25 GMTExhibit: National Days of the WorldExhibit: National Days of the WorldThe 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.]]>Wed, 03 Jul 2013 19:52:26 GMTShirley Hallblade RetiresShirley 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.
Tue, 02 Jul 2013 15:58:04 GMT
Sarah Philips RetiresSarah Philips RetiresUniversity 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.]]>Wed, 29 May 2013 14:26:32 GMTNew Database: Natural StandardNew Database: Natural StandardNatural 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.]]>Fri, 24 May 2013 15:09:51 GMTExhibit: JazzExhibit: JazzThe 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.]]>Fri, 17 May 2013 18:06:14 GMTNew DatabasesNew 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/.

Fri, 10 May 2013 13:59:55 GMT
Exhibit: PhotographyExhibit: PhotographyThe library's exhibit case in the 1st floor elevator lobby features resources on photography. The exhibit runs through June.]]>Fri, 10 May 2013 13:28:29 GMTDatabase Trial: e-libroDatabase Trial: e-libroe-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.]]>Thu, 09 May 2013 18:26:39 GMTDatabase Trial: Films on DemandDatabase Trial: Films on DemandAvailable 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]]>Mon, 15 Apr 2013 13:44:52 GMTExhibit: Focusing on the Environment -- Curriculum Materials in the LibraryExhibit: Focusing on the Environment -- Curriculum Materials in the LibraryApril 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.]]>Tue, 02 Apr 2013 17:55:02 GMTDatabase Trial: VASTDatabase Trial: VASTAvailable 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.
Mon, 01 Apr 2013 13:39:37 GMT
New Database: Joanna Briggs Institute Evidence-Based PracticeNew 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.

Mon, 01 Apr 2013 13:31:27 GMT
Database Trial: PsycTESTSDatabase Trial: PsycTESTSPsycTESTS® 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. ]]>Tue, 12 Mar 2013 13:19:17 GMTExhibit: Discovering FloridaExhibit: 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."

Fri, 08 Mar 2013 19:24:55 GMT
New Database: Annual ReviewsNew Database: Annual ReviewsSince 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.]]>Thu, 07 Mar 2013 21:27:28 GMTExhibit: What's Special About JacksonvilleExhibit: What's Special About JacksonvilleExhibit 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. ]]>Wed, 06 Mar 2013 20:44:36 GMTExhibit: Mirth MonthExhibit: Mirth MonthMarch is Mirth Month. The library's entry case display features library resources that highlight humor, cartoons, and the therapeutic uses of humor. ]]>Wed, 06 Mar 2013 20:37:50 GMTDatabase Trials -- moreDatabase 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.

Mon, 04 Mar 2013 21:15:08 GMT
Database Trial: ProQuest Statistical AbstractDatabase Trial: ProQuest Statistical AbstractThe 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.]]>Mon, 04 Mar 2013 13:57:31 GMTBioOne now included in OneSearch resultsBioOne now included in OneSearch resultsOneSearch 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.]]>Wed, 27 Feb 2013 16:08:07 GMTNaxos Music Library and Naxos Jazz now searchable in OneSearchNaxos Music Library and Naxos Jazz now searchable in OneSearchNaxos 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.]]>Mon, 25 Feb 2013 21:07:38 GMT