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Tatiana Barr
Tatiana Barr joined the Resource Services Department of the George A. Smathers Libraries in September 1999 as the new head of the Special Collections/Architecture & Fine Arts/Humanities Cataloging Unit (SCAFAH). 
     Born in Belgium of Russian and German parents she immigrated to New York at the age of six. She studied art history and Russian literature and received her undergraduate degree from Barnard College. Her MLS is from Columbia University where she specialized in the Rare Book Program. 
Tatiana brings to the position her wide-ranging cataloging experience in monograph and rare book cataloging at the New York Historical Society, Columbia University and Stanford University, where she was Slavic cataloger for five years.  The mission of SCAFAH is to serve the interests of the many members of the library, faculty and student community that are represented in the broad range of subjects and formats that the Unit catalogs, and provide timely and thorough intellectual access to the materials in LUIS and OCLC.  She is married to Jeffrey Barr, Rare Book Curator, Dept. of Special and Area Studies Collections here at UF.
Barbara Hood
Barbara Hood became the George A. Smathers Libraries Public Information Officer on November 22, 1999. Barbara has primary responsibility for developing and coordinating efforts to disseminate information about the library to the academic, library and general public communities at the local, state and national levels. She coordinates publicity efforts to stimulate donor cultivation and ensure that appropriate donor recognition objectives are achieved. Barbara works collaboratively with library administration, the library's Development Officer, library faculty and staff, the University's Office of News and Public Affairs, and the University of Florida Foundation, Inc. to promote library needs, activities, and achievements.
 Barbara came from the Volunteer Center of Alachua County where she was Program Director. Previously, she owned and operated Creative Graphics, an award-winning graphic design studio, for 19 years. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of South Florida.
 A Florida native, Barbara and her husband, Leo, editor of a daily stock market report, have lived in Gainesville for 24 years. They have three teenage daughters.


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