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Student studies in the Latin American Collection



Upcoming Events

  1. Sep 24



Smathers Library Gallery (2nd floor) – 01/29/24 – 04/26/24

The Learning & Labor of the Blind

The debate over the education of the blind should not be considered solely as a competition between ideas or technologies. The materials in this exhibit contain compelling stories to tell about the lived experience of blind people during the 19th century, from the traces of use left by readers to the accounts of blind students and professionals who lived, studied, and encountered the biases of their times. Curated by Neil Weijer & Laken Brooks. All exhibits are free and open to the public during the same hours as the building in which they are housed, unless otherwise specified and with occasional exceptions for maintenance.

A sepia tinged photograph of eight blind students surrounding a large globe and touching a braille document on a table.

News and Highlights

Libraries Send Students to Impact Forum

By Judith C. Russell, Dean of University Libraries Students at the University of Florida have many opportunities to attend programs, concerts, and events. The Smathers Libraries sponsor or co-sponsor a…

Education Team Wins Multicultural Award

The American Library Association (ALA) Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) David Cohen/EMIERT Multicultural Award recognizes recent articles that include significant new research related to the understanding and…

Smathers ’22-’23 Annual Report

This annual report features significant milestones, library updates, and exciting collaborations and innovations. You can click through the images below or find the PDF version of the report, here.