Faculty and Staff Directory

Special and Area Studies is home to more than thirty staff and faculty who work across our collections to make them more accessible and approachable. We provide reference assistance, virtual access, as well as public services in our three reading rooms.

Scroll down to see more information about our faculty members and our public services personnel, or view our mailing addresses. Click the buttons below to view our organization chart or to jump to faculty & staff profiles.

Staff Directory (Alphabetical)

Name Title Phone # Email
Betsy Bemis Associate Curator of the Panama Canal Museum Collection (352) 273-2676 ehbemis@ufl.edu
Bridget Bihm-Manuel Florida History Coordinator (352) 294-1052 bmbm@ufl.edu
Ivy Chen Latin American & Caribbean Collection Specialist (352) 273-2747 ichen@ufl.edu
Sarah Coates University Archivist (352) 273-2817 sarah.coates@ufl.edu
Pam Cunningham-Williams Library Assistant, Collection Services Unit (352) 273-2758 pamwill@uflib.ufl.edu
Jim Cusick Curator of the P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History (352) 273-2778 jamcusi@uflib.ufl.edu
Caleb Del Rio Digital Services Specialist (352) 273-2756 jacob.delrio@ufl.edu
Jennifer Farrington Map Library Senior Archivist (352) 273-2826 jenfarr@uflib.ufl.edu
Steven Hersh Public and Support Services Assistant, Grand Reading Room (352) 273-2543 s.hersh@ufl.edu
Rebecca Jefferson Head of the Price Library of Judaica (352) 273-2865 rjefferson@ufl.edu

Mailing Addresses

Department of Special & Area Studies Collections
P.O. Box 117005
205 Smathers Library
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-7005
Physical Address: 1508 Union Road, Gainesville, FL 32611-7005

Price Library of Judaica
P.O. Box 117010
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-7010

Latin American and Caribbean Collection
P.O. Box 117009
Smathers Library
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-7009

Map & Imagery Library
P.O. Box 117001
112 Smathers Library
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-7022

Governor’s House Library
University of Florida
48 King Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084