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LCSNA Fall 2022 Meeting

November 4, 2022 - November 6, 2022

How doth the little crocodile
  Improve his shining tail
And pour the waters of the Nile
  On every golden scale!

How cheerfully he seems to grin,
  How neatly spreads his claws,
And welcomes little fishes in
  With gently smiling jaws!

@ the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

PDF Agenda (Available in October)

The meeting is free and open to the public. It will be held at the George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida.

Registration (Begins September 1)

We will request that you register in order for us to plan for your arrival.

We will let you know if there is a charge for meals Saturday and Sunday when registration opens.

NOTE: If you are not able to travel to Gainesville, Saturday’s program will be broadcast live over Zoom. We will miss you. You will need to register to receive the login information.

Program (Eastern Time Zone)

Friday, Nov 4: Education Library, 1:30 pm – 6:30 pm

  • LCSNA Board Meeting, Smathers Libraries, 2:00 pm -4:00 pm
  • Maxine & David Schaefer Memorial Reading, 4:30 pm
  • Tour the Education Library, 5:30 pm
  • Exhibition of Carroll Related Books , 5:30 pm

Saturday, Nov 5: George A Smathers Libraries, Rm 100, 9:00 am – 8:30 pm


  • Judith Russell, Dean of University Libraries
  • Linda Cassady, LCSNA President


  • Ramona Caponegro, Curator, Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature, UF
  • Maxine Donnelly, Felipe González-Silva, Kathryn Hampshire, UF Graduate Students
  • Charlie Lovett, Carroll Scholar & Author, Lewis Carroll: Formed by Faith
  • Andy Malcolm, Filmmaker, There’s Something About Alice
  • LL McKinney, Author
  • Maggie Taylor, Illustrator

Evening Gathering & Social Time

  • Hors d’oeuvres, Food & Social Hour
  • Speaker

Sunday, Nov 6: George A Smathers Libraries, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

  • Introduction to Special and Area Studies Collection
  • Individual research, work with the Librarians to view rare materials and collections, 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
  • Exhibition, 9:30 – 1:00 pm
  • Tea Party, Grand Reading Room, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Information for Using the Collection on Sunday

    • “Guidelines for Using Special Collections.” For Sunday, it would be helpful if you review the “Guidelines for Using Special Collections.” The guidelines will introduce you to the Grand Reading Room’s policies about food and beverages, writing utensils, taking photos, etc.
    • UF Library Catalog: The catalog will allow you to search for available materials. If you only want to search for materials in Special Collections, first select “UF Library Catalog,” enter the desired information (title, author, etc.), and then sort by “Location.”
    • UF Digital Collections (UFDC): The digital catalog will allow for searching of all digitized materials available through UF. Under the Advanced Search, select specific collections to search, such as the Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature.
    • If you know there are specific materials you would like to see on Sunday, send an email to special@uflib.ufl.edu to request those materials be pulled ahead of time. Specific materials can be requested on Sunday, but making requests ahead of time will ensure the materials are waiting for you upon your arrival in the Grand Reading Room.

Hotels & Lodging

There are a limited number of hotels, restaurants, immediately around the University. However, several are within a short walking distance to the Smathers Library where most of the conference will be held.
Close to Smathers Library

  • Holiday Inn University Center (352-376-1661) is located across the street from campus and is about a three-minute walk to the Library. Piesano’s restaurant is in the hotel, and other restaurants are within walking distance. There are no kitchen facilities or suites. theuniversityhotel.com
  • AC Hotel Gainesville (352-792-1151) is located across the street from the Holiday Inn University Center and campus, therefore, in walking distance. There are restaurants within walking distance. The hotel tends to be more expensive than the Holiday Inn. achotels.marriott.com/hotels/ac-hotel-gainesville-downtown
  • Reitz Union Hotel (352-392-2151) is located on campus in the Student Union (10-15 minute walk through middle of campus). There are fast food restaurants in the Student Center, and you will be able to park in their area of the parking garage and purchase a second spot. union.ufl.edu/unionhotel

Other Hotels & Airbnb

Bed and Breakfasts:

  • Laurel Oak Inn Information: (352) 375-6653; Reservations: (800) 201-2379. The host and hostess were very friendly. Bus service is available off University Avenue, but you will have to walk to University Avenue. laureloakinn.com
  • Magnolia Plantation Bed & Breakfast Information: (352) 375-6653; Reservations: (800) 201-2379 is close to Laurel Oak Inn and Sweetwater Branch Inn. There is bus service from here, but it is a seven-minute walk to the bus stop on University Avenue. magnoliabnb.com
  • Sweetwater Branch Inn (373-6760 or 1-800-595-7760) is a bed and breakfast that is very “homey.” The owners are apparently very friendly and you become “one of the family.” There is someone to look out for you. There is bus service from here. sweetwaterinn.com


Parking & Campus Map

UF Parking Map: There are printed maps in the Student Union, and we will have copies available for attendees when they arrive.

Parking on campus is extremely limited. Uber, Lyft and taxi services are available and recommended if you are not staying close to campus. Gainesville has a good public transportation system for getting to and from campus. go-rts.com

Paid Parking (non-UF)

  • Roberts Stadium Club parking, 16 NW 18th Street, 10-minute walk to Smathers. Cash and credit cards accepted. stadiumclubuf.com/parking
  • The Standard Parking Garage, 1324 NW 2nd Ave, 5-minute walk to Smathers. Credit cards only


Within walking distance of the Libraries and the two nearest hotels (AC and Holiday Inn). Here are the closest restaurants that serve alcohol!

The Swamp Restaurant: a UF/Gainesville institution, reopening in a new location at the end of August

Piesanos: Italian restaurant connected to the Holiday Inn

AC Lounge: drinks and limited menu in the AC Hotel

The Social at Midtown: sports bar with full menu and rooftop seating

Restaurants that are further away from campus and would likely require transportation:

The Top: downtown restaurant beloved by the UF English Department

Dragonfly: a sushi and sake restaurant in downtown Gainesville

Liquid Ginger: a popular Asian restaurant in downtown Gainesville

Amelia’s: a downtown Italian restaurant

Harry’s Seafood Bar and Grille: a Southern chain with a restaurant downtown

Covey Kitchen and Cocktails: restaurant in the Hotel Eleo

Satchel’s Pizza: fun, very casual Gainesville hotspot



November 4, 2022
November 6, 2022
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George A. Smathers Libraries
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611 United States
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