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HAPPY SUMMER!
Welcome to our second newsletter!  
Ah, Summer!  The end of the fiscal year, when the fourth floor can work on our "Summer Lists," otherwise known as the giant list of projects and goals we make for ourselves to work on "when we have more time."  :)
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-June 2022-
- The Wellness Calendar, thanks to Angela and the rest of the Smathers Libraries Wellness Team
- This video that was part of the HR training "Embracing the Growth Mindset" 
- Charleston In Between Virtual Conference May 11 and 12
- Conference on Academic Library Management (CALM) April 25-29
- ELUNA Virtual Conference
- Verna volunteered at Commencement
- Doug joined Pauline in the sub-committee for Ask-A transcripts
- Many selectors did a great job this year of expending their budgets - see the reports here
- April got a new puppy
- We will be implementing Rialto next fiscal year - more to come
- We welcomed a new Collections Support Student Assistant Finley
Common Question Alert!
Credit: Sara Peden

What does UDA, DDA, PDA, and EBA stand for?

UDA - Use-Driven Acquisition

DDA/PDA - Demand-Driven/Patron-Driven Acquisition

EBA - Evidence-Based Acquisition

More details by Eric Gumbayan here 

Conversation with Sherri
Get to know our new Electronic Resources Librarian!
What is your favorite aspect of working in Acquisitions and Collections Services?
So far, the warm and welcoming environment. I feel very supported.
What do you like doing in your spare time?
Observing my cats' behavior when they aren't sleeping. Also, watching movies and people-watching when socializing or at a red light.
What is the best purchase you've ever made?
A vacation for my parents.
Where would you like to visit?
Mars! Until then, Germany, especially the Black Forest.
What is your favorite game?
Clue.
Pictured: Sheri's cats Bonnie and Angie
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Congratulations to Pauline Mae Bickford Cline, our E-Resources Specialist, for acceptance into the MLIS program at Valdosta State University!
SASC is... well, Special!
By April Helena (fka "April Peebles")

I grew up in the Midwest going to antique fairs with my mom and have always loved old things.  I get such a thrill being able to learn about and order important pieces of history as part of my position liaising with Special & Area Studies Collections Department, or SASC.  Just this month, I’ve seen a collection of twenty-two contracts for indentured Chinese laborers in Cuba in the 1860s and 1870s, some fascinating photos of Fidel Castro attending a birthday celebration, some beautifully illustrated vintage travel pamphlets, a 1920s manual of artificial limbs, and a really unique manuscript attempting to chronologically document world history from 4000BCE to 1764!  So many lovely details – little hinges, and beautiful swirled handwriting, faded gold titles and bookplates as fascinating as the content inside. Not many other areas will have something delivered in a custom made box, or use a vendor whose slogan is “Books Bought & Occasionally Sold.”  

The curators are also so cool and passionate about their work.  I appreciate how welcoming they have all been, some even giving me personal tours of the collections! 

It is clear that SASC is doing important work promoting, preserving, and growing our collections to "advance knowledge for the future" and support the academic mission of the University of Florida and I am proud to be a part of that.

E-Resources Unit Resource Highlights
A special thank you to Devon Hickey and the rest of the e-resources unit

We’re pleased to announce three newly-accessible e-resources: History Vault: Slavery, the Slave Trade, and Law and Order in 19th Century America 1636-1880; Nursing and Mental Health in Video; and Krasnyi Arkhiv.  The links below will work, but you can also access these e-resources in Primo and via the A-Z database list.

It’s exciting to gain access to such rich, primary source collections and archives!

History Vault: Slavery, the Slave Trade, and Law and Order in the 19th Century America, 1636-1880

This module documents the international and domestic traffic in slaves in Britain’s New World colonies and the United States, providing important primary source material on the business aspect of the slave trade. In addition to records on the slave trade, this module also includes letters received by the Attorney General on law and order in 19th century America. These letters cover the slave trade, general slavery matters including runaway slaves and rights of slaves, and other legal issues. 

Nursing and Mental Health in Video: A Symptom Media Collection

Features over 240 videos of the most common mental health disorders nurses may encounter – whether in a primary care setting, emergency room, medical, psychiatric, or other. These essential visual examples will prepare nurses to better assess, diagnose, and manage mental health issues in patients. Faculty can easily integrate these 2-22-minute-long videos within lectures, discussion groups, tests, and distance learning programs. Nursing and Mental Health in Video supports the existing curriculum at all levels – undergraduate, graduate, and professional. 

Krasnyi Arkhiv  

This journal was published in Moscow from 1922 till June 1941. The proclaimed goal of this journal was to reveal the secrets of diplomatic documents hidden in the archives of Tsarist Russia and to regularly publish important archival papers “for the education of the proletariat”. The complete set of Krasnyi Arkhiv contains more than 900 unique archival documents on the history of Russia in the 19th and 20th centuries, development of the Bolshevik movement and the Russian communist party, Russian civil war, Russia’s foreign policy, the history of Russian endeavors in Siberia, Central Asia and Kazakhstan.

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Happy Work Anniversary!
Happy work anniversary to our Acquisitions and Collection Services Employees who celebrate milestone anniversaries during the months of May, June, and July!

Eric Gumbayan (Enrico) - 16 Years
Collections Support Specialist
Michelle McClure Elneil - 11 Years
Accountant 2
Devon Hickey - 1 Year
E-Resources Specialist
June 2022 Edition
April Helena (fka "April Peebles"): Editor

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