Contributed Cataloging Unit

The Contributed Cataloging Unit is comprised of the former Area Studies and Special Collections units and consists of one faculty member and four staff members. The Unit is responsible for cataloging materials in all formats needing original or difficult shared cataloging from most of the Libraries’ on-campus collections. These include collections held by the Special and Area Studies Department’s Latin American and Caribbean Collection, the Map & Imagery Library, the P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History, the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica, and the Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature, as well as materials held by the Architecture and Fine Arts Library, Marston Science Library, Education Library, and Library West. The unit also aids in the creation of metadata for items destined for the University of Florida Digital Collections (UFDC) and participates in special projects both on and off campus as needed. In addition to provision of access to these materials in the library catalog, the Unit contributes new and upgraded bibliographic and authority records to the OCLC (WorldCat) database. Many of the members have special cataloging and liaison assignments with various areas of the Libraries, including the libraries at UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) Extension Centers at Belle Glade, Homestead, and Lake Alfred.

Contributed Cataloging Unit Staff

Library Associate 2, Departmental Web coordinator

Greg Allen

Greg contributes original and shared cataloging for books, maps, videos and other formats. He works independently with certain special collections materials. His areas of expertise are nutrition and food science/microbiology. He earned a M.S. from the University of Florida in 2010. He serves on the Library Green Team, Affiliated Libraries Working Group and the Presidential LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee.

Greg Allen – ORCID
Greg’s full bio

Library Associate 2

Susan Duser

Susan creates original and copy cataloging records for special collections materials including antique maps and atlases, modern maps, Hanson Rare Book Collection monographs, Baldwin Library collection materials, and artists’ books from the SASC Book Arts Collection. She submits authority records for personal names, corporate bodies, and series. She also creates and edits records in various languages and formats. Her special areas of expertise are maps and graphic arts.

Library Associate 1

Beatriz Lugo

Beatriz creates original and shared cataloging records for special collections materials including the Belknap Collection for the Performing Arts, Baldwin Library collection materials, Hanson Rare Book Collection monographs and serials, and Spanish language and literature materials. She is also responsible for processing withdrawals for a number of collections, batch loading of records, and record editing distribution. She serves on the Cataloging and Discovery Services Training Committee and acts as the Department’s webpage backup.

Chair, Cataloging and Discovery Services Department

Dave Van Kleeck

Dave has been cataloging materials in public and academic libraries since 2006. He is currently Chair of the Cataloging and Discovery Services Department in the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida (UF). He provides leadership, strategic vision, and direction for optimizing description of and access to materials and resources held by the Libraries at UF. Prior to that he was the Authorities/Identities Librarian, a position centered on providing guidance at UF in developing and applying best practices and international standards for the management of name authority metadata. Previously, he was Head of the Special Collections Cataloging Unit in the department, leading a team focused on cataloging rare and Florida-related materials.

Dave Van Kleeck – ORCID

General contact:

Dave Van Kleeck
Chair, Cataloging and Discovery Services Department
George A. Smathers Libraries
University of Florida
P.O. Box 117004
1508 Union Road, Room 406
Gainesville, FL 32611-7004
PHONE: (352) 273-2863