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Rosen Faculty Lines

April 2014: Faculty Lines

Posted on: Apr 28, 2014 @ 9:34:39 am

Rosen Faculty Lines

Vol. 6, no. 1 | April 2014

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"The two most important requirements for major success are: first, being in the right place at the right time, and second, doing something about it."
~ Ray Kroc (1902-1984)

News & Notes...

Rosen Library Website Redesign

If you've been on the Rosen Library Website recently (library.ucf.edu/rosen) you may have noticed that it received a facelift! Mid-semester we unveiled a cleaner, updated design based on student and faculty feedback. Important links to our research help, research guides, and video list are now prominently displayed, along with our hours and news blog. Have suggestions or questions about our new site? Let us know!

New Chat Help

Did you know that the Rosen Library now offers chat? Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to use the new chat feature to ask questions and receive research assistance. Although only recently added to our website, chat is already becoming popular with students! Please encourage your students to try out this great new service.

Library Instruction

If you are teaching a course this summer or fall that includes a research-assignment, we encourage you to think about including a library instruction component. Topics could include how to perform basic library and online research, how to find company information, how to cite sources, and more. Delivery options include:

  • Online modules through Canvas
  • Online modules through our library website
  • Face-to-face sessions

If you're not sure which delivery method to choose, we can help you pick the option that works best with your course and with your work style. To schedule a library instruction component with one or more of your summer courses, simply contact Kelly or Tim at rosenlib@ucf.edu, at 407-903-8100, or in person in the library. We request that you please contact us as soon as possible — before the start of classes, if possible — with all library instruction requests.

Canvas Modules Update

For those who have used our Canvas modules in the past: we ask that you not reuse older modules, as some of the content and functionality is out of date! Please contact us and we will provide you with the updated module.

Course Reserves

Please contact us if you would like to put any additional materials on (print or electronic) reserve for your Summer course(s), or if you just want to double-check to see if we have a copy of your required and/or recommended text on reserve. Students really enjoy having access to course materials in the library — this past semester, students checked out reserve items in the library over 2200 times!

Tech Fee Improvements

The Rosen Library was recently awarded tech fee funds, and we are busy implementing the new technology. Within the next few months, we'll be replacing all of the desktop PCs in the library, adding wall-mounted computers and Blu-ray players in the small study rooms, adding tablets for checkout, and improving both wired and wireless connections in the library.

We are also implementing a digital sign, where we will feature news about the library and the Rosen campus.

Stay tuned for updates. We hope all of the technology improvements will be complete and functional by the end of the summer!

University Writing Center Update

The University Writing Center (UWC) was more popular than ever this past spring at Rosen, providing 69 consultations during their limited hours! Unfortunately, the UWC does not have enough available staff to offer in-person writing consultations at the Rosen campus over the summer. However, they will still offer services through their main campus locations and their online consultation options. Please refer to the UWC website for more information.

From the Stacks...

DVDs & Streaming Videos

Looking for the perfect video to show in your classroom? Check out our helpful guides to hospitality videos:

We Still Have Books, Too!

Have a look at some of our key recent acquisitions in our area:

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Contact Us

Have a question, comment, or suggestion? Please don't hesitate to email us at rosenlib@ucf.edu, call us at 407-903-8100, or to stop by and share your thoughts in person!

Have a comment or suggestion about Faculty Lines or about any other aspect of library services? Please don't hesitate to comment here (by clicking on the Comments link below), to email us at rosenlib@ucf.edu, or to stop by and share your thoughts in person.

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Dec. 2013: Faculty Lines

Posted on: Dec 10, 2013 @ 2:36:55 pm
Rosen Faculty Lines

Vol. 5, no. 4 | December 2013

Opening Lines


Success seems to be connected to action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they never quit.
~ Conrad Hilton (1887-1979)

New Look


You’ll notice that Faculty Lines has a new design! It should look and work great, no matter which type of device you use to read email. Love it? Hate it? Meh? Let us know!


Technology Facelift


We are pleased to report that the Rosen Library has been awarded Technology Fee funding for spring 2014! With the funds, we will be replacing the library’s desktop computers, adding tablets for student checkout, and adding wall-mounted computers to the three group study rooms. This is the first full technology refresh for the Rosen Library since it opened 10 years ago, and we are very excited about it! We will be publicizing the upgrades to students, as they are completed and ready for use.


Scholarly Communications Support


Did you know? The main campus library now has a Scholarly Communication department, which heightens awareness and provides support for areas such as citation management tools, citation metrics, copyright, data management plans, institutional repositories, metadata, open access, and much more. Furthermore, your Rosen librarians, Kelly and Tim, are part of a Scholarly Communications workgroup that meets regularly to work on these issues, which are becoming so vital in today’s higher education environment.

Simply put: please don’t hesitate to contact us with your scholarly communications questions or concerns. We can help with most issues, or we can seek out assistance from our fellow Scholarly Communications colleagues!


Library Instruction


Now is the time to look ahead to spring! If you are teaching a course this spring that includes a research-assignment, we encourage you to think about including a library instruction component. Topics could include how to perform basic library and online research, how to find company information, how to cite sources, and more.

Delivery options include online modules through Canvas, online modules through our library website, or face-to-face sessions. The Canvas modules are proving to be very popular and include the option to have a graded quiz that automatically syncs with your Canvas gradebook! However, we can help you pick the option that works best with your course and with your work style.

To schedule a library instruction component with one or more of your spring courses, simply contact Kelly or Tim at rosenlib@ucf.edu, at 407-903-8100, or in person in the library. We request that you please contact us as soon as possible, before the start of classes if possible, with all library instruction requests.


Course Reserves


Please contact us if you would like to put any additional materials on (print or electronic) reserve for your spring course(s). You can contact us at rosenlib@ucf.edu, at 407-903-8100, or in person in the library.


New Stuff


We are always acquiring new books and DVDs! Check out what’s new at:


Want to suggest other new materials? Please send us your library requests at rosenlib@ucf.edu!

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Aug. 2013: Fall Semester Notes

Posted on: Aug 9, 2013 @ 4:07:27 pm

Rosen Faculty Lines

Vol 5, no. 3 | August 2013

Opening Lines


I'm not a teacher: only a fellow-traveler of whom you asked the way: I pointed ahead — ahead of myself as well as you.
~ George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

News & Notes


Library Instruction

If you are teaching a course this Fall that includes a research-assignment, we encourage you to think about including a library instruction component. Topics could include how to perform basic library and online research, how to find company information, how to cite sources, and more.

Delivery options include online modules through Canvas, online modules through our library website, or face-to-face sessions. The Canvas modules are proving to be very popular and include the option to have a graded quiz that automatically syncs with your Canvas gradebook, but we can help you pick an option that works best with your course and with your work style.

To schedule a library instruction component with one or more of your Fall courses, simply contact Kelly or Tim at rosenlib@ucf.edu, at 407-903-8100, or in person in the library.

We request that you please contact us as soon as possible, before the start of classes if possible, with all library instruction requests.


Reserves

Please contact us if you would like to put any additional materials on (print or electronic) reserve for your Fall course(s). You can contact us at rosenlib@ucf.edu, at 407-903-8100, or in person in the library.


Writing Center

The University Writing Center (UWC) will be on campus again this Fall, offering writing consultations in a Rosen Library study room.

Starting with the second week of classes, writing experts will be available in the Rosen Library:

  • Mondays, 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Tuesdays 3:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Students can visit http://uwc.cah.ucf.edu (and click on the TutorTrac logo) or call 407-823-2197 to set up an appointment. Walk-ins without appointments will also be helped, if availability permits. The UWC also offers remote consultations by phone or by Adobe Connect.


Assistive Technology Station

Spread the word — we now have a new assistive technology workstation in the Rosen Library. The new computer workstation features Jaws and MAGic software, a large-print MAGic keyboard, and a large display (24 inch) monitor.


Like us!


The Rosen Library has a Facebook page. You can "like" us to show your support and stay abreast of current news, photographs, and more. It's available at https://www.facebook.com/rosenlibrary

From the Stacks


New Audiovisuals

We have recently acquired a number of new audiovisual titles that might be appropriate for showing in your Fall courses. Here's how to find them:

Our Video Title List includes all of our audiovisual offerings — in DVD, VHS, and streaming — and is available at http://library.ucf.edu/rosen/video_list.php

Our Rosen Video Collection guide focuses on the streaming videos, including how to use them. It is available at http://guides.ucf.edu/rosen-video

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Have a comment or suggestion about Faculty Lines or about any other aspect of library services? Please don't hesitate to email us at rosenlib@ucf.edu, call us at 407-903-8100, or to stop by and share your thoughts in person.

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Mar. 2013: New Videos!

Posted on: Mar 13, 2013 @ 3:57:33 pm

Rosen Faculty Lines

Vol. 5, no. 2 | March 2013

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Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.
~ Sandra Carey

News & Notes...


Proxy Changes

UCF Libraries has updated its proxy service — the service that allows users to access articles, databases, and other licensed materials from off campus. The good news is that the sign-on process will be easier and will offer the option to sign in using the PID. The bad news is that some of your links to articles, streaming videos, and other resources (listed in your Canvas courses, syllabi, assignments, etc.) may not work. Please contact us if you run across any bad links and we can help you update them!

Interlibrary Loan

Find a book or article that the UCF Libraries does not own? Remember that you can still acquire such materials through Interlibrary Loan. All you have to do is set up an Interlibrary Loan account and submit your requests, and we'll notify when your material is available for download (if digital) or pickup (if hard copy).

Writing Center

Just a friendly reminder that the University Writing Center (UWC) is offering writing assistance on the Rosen campus again this semester. Please encourage your students to take advantage of this service and to schedule appointments early.

Writing experts are available in the Rosen Library study rooms:

  • Mondays, 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Students are encouraged to visit http://uwc.cah.ucf.edu (and click on the TutorTrac logo) or call 407-823-2197 to set up an appointment. Walk-ins without appointments will also be helped, if availability permits. The UWC also offers remote consultations by phone, chat, or Adobe Connect.


From the Stacks...


Lots of new DVDs and Streaming videos!

We have recently acquired quite a few new DVDs, DVDs to replace some older VHS titles, and new streaming videos.

Among the recent acquisitions are:

  • Adventure Travel: Marketing Unique Experiences (streaming)
  • Confessions of an Event Planner (now DVD and streaming)
  • Five Star Hospitality (DVD and streaming)
  • Gen Y Decoded: Insights and Tactics for Leaders (DVD)
  • Handling the Difficult Customer (streaming)
  • Managing Change in Tough Times (streaming)
  • Performance Appraisals: Getting Results (DVD)
  • Starting a Franchise: The StartUp Experience (streaming)
  • Supervisory Skill Builders (9 short programs on topics such as leadership, time mgmt., communication, training, team building, etc.) (now on DVD)
  • and many more!

Our Video Title List has been updated to reflect all of our DVD, VHS, & Streaming Video offerings. The list includes clickable links that you can use to access the full catalog record for any title, as well as a printable Excel spreadsheet of all titles. New acquisitions are marked as such so that you can quickly scan for new titles only, if you wish.

If you are ready to try some of the streaming videos, which can be easily assigned to students through the sharing of a link or by embedding in Canvas, check out our Rosen Video Collection guide. It lists the streaming videos by category and provides some instructions to help you get started. As always, let us know if you need any assistance!

New Books

As a reminder, our New Items guide is frequently updated. It lists new books received in different subject areas. Each entry includes a cover image, a short description, and a link to the online catalog for more information. Just use the tabs near the top of the page to navigate among the subjects.


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Have a comment or suggestion about Faculty Lines or about any other aspect of library services? Please don't hesitate to comment here (by clicking on the Comments link below), to email us at rosenlib@ucf.edu, or to stop by and share your thoughts in person.

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Jan. 2013: Spring Semester Notes

Updated on: Mar 13, 2013 @ 3:58:00 pm

Rosen Faculty Lines

Vol. 5, no. 1 | January 2013

Opening Lines


Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.
~ Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

News & Notes...


Library Tutorials & Instruction Requests

We hope you will consider utilizing a Rosen Library Research Tutorial and assigning the accompanying quiz to your students as a graded assignment this semester. We can suggest an appropriate Tutorial for each course, and we will simply ask that you decide on a due date and how many points to assign to the quiz. That's all! We do the rest of the work, including compiling and grading the quizzes. We can even supply you with suggested wording to add to your syllabus.

Face-to-face library instruction sessions may also be arranged in addition to or in lieu of an online tutorial. Sessions may be based on class assignments, research topics, citation help, or other topics. Session length and accompanying assignments are completely customizable based on your needs

Want to assign a research Tutorial or instruction session for your Spring course(s)? Just fill out our Library Instruction Request Form or email us and we'll be in touch shortly! Or just stop by and let us know your plans.

Please note that we prefer to receive your requests for library instruction or tutorials prior to the start of the semester.

Reserve Materials

Please contact us as soon as possible if you would like to put materials on (print or electronic) Reserve in the library for your Spring course(s). We can inform you of your options and any restrictions that may apply.

Writing Center

The University Writing Center (UWC) is offering writing assistance on the Rosen campus again this semester. Please encourage your students to take advantage of this service and to schedule appointments early.

Starting with the second week of classes, writing experts will be available in the Rosen Library study rooms:

  • Mondays, 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Students can visit http://uwc.cah.ucf.edu (and click on the TutorTrac logo) or call 407-823-2197 to set up an appointment. Walk-ins without appointments will also be helped, if availability permits. The UWC also offers remote consultations by phone, chat, or Adobe Connect.

New Library Exhibit

This year the Rosen College of Hospitality Management is celebrating a very special 30th anniversary! In addition to events taking place throughout the year, the library has curated our newest exhibit, Celebrating 30 Years of Excellence, as homage to the history of Rosen College.

Come to the library to view a timeline of Rosen College history and special materials which include a commemorative chocolate and the original press release from Rosen's grand opening ceremony in 2004, newspaper articles, and pamphlets from Rosen's early years as part of the College of Business Administration.

For more information about the exhibit, as well as a digital timeline, please see the exhibit's accompanying website: http://guides.ucf.edu/Rosen-Anniversary.


From the Stacks...


DVD & VHS Title List

Interested in showing a video in class this semester or assigning a video for students to view? Our DVD & VHS Title List catagorizes our DVD, VHS, & Streaming Video offerings. The list includes clickable links that you can use to access the full catalog record for any title, as well as a printable Excel spreadsheet of all titles.

The Rosen Library now also offers a number of streaming video titles. These are educational videos that can be viewed online. Links to these videos may also be easily placed in syllabi or embedded into Canvas. To learn more about these and for a complete list of titles, check out the Rosen Video Collection guide, and let us know what you think!

New Books

We have acquired many new books this year! Check out our New Items guide, for a select list of new books and DVDs received in different subject areas. Each entry includes a cover image, a short description, and a link to the online catalog for more information. Just use the tabs near the top of the page to navigate among the subjects.


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Have a comment or suggestion about Faculty Lines or about any other aspect of library services? Please don't hesitate to comment here (by clicking on the Comments link below), to email us at rosenlib@ucf.edu, or to stop by and share your thoughts in person.

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Sep. 2012: OneSearch and more

Posted on: Sep 19, 2012 @ 3:40:19 pm

Rosen Faculty Lines

Vol. 4, no. 3 | September 2012

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The fact of the matter is that there will be nothing learned from any challenge in which we don't try our hardest. Growth comes at the point of resistance. We learn by pushing ourselves and finding what really lies at the outer reaches of our abilities.
~ Josh Waitzkin (1976- )

News & Notes...


Reserve a Study Room

Need a place to meet with a small group of students? We can reserve one of the library study rooms for you. They can accommodate groups of 2-6 people, and we just ask that you provide us with 24 hours notice in making reservations. When not in use, the study rooms are also available on a first-come, first-served basis, so feel free to stop down and check out availability any time. To make a reservation, or for questions about study rooms, just contact us at rosenlib@ucf.edu or 407-903-8100.

By the Numbers

We are pleased to report that student usage of the Rosen Library continues to grow. In fiscal year 2011-2012:

  • The Rosen Library welcomed 139,856 patrons through the front door (a new record!)
  • The Rosen Library website received 261,097 hits
  • Rosen librarians conducted 41 library instruction sessions, reaching 1,206 students
  • Rosen Library staff answered 5,475 questions (a new record!)
  • Rosen Library staff circulated library materials 11,585 times (a new record!)

University Writing Center

The University Writing Center (UWC) is once again offering writing consultations at the Rosen Campus. Help spread the word!

This semester consultations are available Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., in the Rosen Library study rooms.

Students can get advice on writing papers, including tips on developing ideas, structuring papers, using proper grammar, and much more.

To set up an appointment, students can visit http://uwc.cah.ucf.edu (and click on the TutorTrac logo) or call the UWC at 407-823-2197. Walk-ins without appointments will also be helped, if availability permits. The UWC also offers remote consultations using phone, chat, or Adobe Connect.

Game Day Hours

Thursday, October 4th is "Game Day" at UCF. That day, UCF will host a weeknight football game at Bright House Networks Stadium on the main campus. Classes and most university operations will end that day on the Rosen campus at 3:00 p.m. The Rosen Library will close at 5:00 p.m. that day. Acess to online library resources — such as OneSearch, catalogs, databases, online journals, and ebooks — will not be affected by the closure. For more information about Rosen Library hours, see our Hours website.


From the Stacks...


OneSearch

Have you seen the new look for the Rosen Library homepage? Among the more significant changes is the addition of OneSearch, a powerful new search tool that combines a fast, easy search with sophisticated options to refine and filter the results. You can search for books, articles, videos, digital collections, images, newspapers, and more — all in one search. Give it a try and let us know what you think!

Collection Development

We are currently buying items with this year's collection development funds. Kelly and I make careful purchase decisions based on reviews from standard sources, vendor selection plans, comparison with other libraries, reference encounters, and other means. You can help, too! Please let us know if you have any suggestions for specific books, DVDs, or other materials you'd like to see us buy. Or if you will be teaching a new course or starting a new program, let us know so we can see if we need additional resources to support those classes. The more we know, the more we can tailor the collection to best support our students and faculty.


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Have a comment or suggestion about Faculty Lines or about any other aspect of library services? Please don't hesitate to comment here (by clicking on the Comments link below), to email us at rosenlib@ucf.edu, or to stop by and share your thoughts in person.

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Jun. 2012: Videos, Videos, and More Videos!

Updated on: Jun 18, 2012 @ 3:10:00 pm

Rosen Faculty Lines

Vol. 4, no. 2 | June 2012

Opening Lines


Summertime is always the best of what might be.
~ Charles Bowden (1945- )

News & Notes...


"Like" our Facebook page!

Show your support for the Rosen Library by "liking" our new Facebook page. We will be promoting the page more widely in the coming months, and we'd love to have some faculty and staff supporters on board from the get-go! Check it out at: http://www.facebook.com/rosenlibrary

Tutorials & Classes

Does your class have a research component requiring students to utilize books, journal articles, and other scholarly sources? If so, we hope you will consider using a Rosen Library research Tutorial or a face-to-face library instruction session. Just fill out our Library Instruction Request Form or email us and we'll be in touch shortly. Or simply stop by and let us know your plans.

Please note that we request that all instruction and tutorial requests be submitted prior to the start of classes. This allows us time to plan accordingly, and it also allows you time to add the information to your syllabus.

Reserve Materials

Please contact us as soon as possible if you would like to put materials on (print or electronic) reserve for your Summer B course(s).


From the Stacks...


New Streaming Videos and DVDs

We have significantly increased our audiovisual offerings in recent months. Take a look at the online listings below, or stop by and browse through our offerings in person: you're sure to find something appropriate for use in your upcoming summer or fall courses.

Public Services Librarian Kelly Robinson has created a new guide that highlights all of the Rosen Library's video offerings — including DVD, VHS, and streaming video options. We recently acquired a number of new streaming video titles through our FMG Films on Demand database: these titles are categorized on the new guide, and instructions are provided to help you get started with using them. Without further ado, pleace check out the Rosen Video Collection guide, and let us know what you think!

Kelly also completely updated our DVD & VHS Title List, which categorizes our DVD & VHS offerings. This list also now has clickable links that you can use to access the full catalog record for any title.

Both listings incorporate all of our new DVD titles, including those that were recently purchased with the funds from Rosen Administration and from the Rosen Department of Foodservice & Lodging Management.

New Books, too!

Kelly also recently updated our New Items guide, which highlights new books and DVDs received in different subject areas. Each entry includes a cover image, a short description, and a link to the online catalog for more information. Just use the tabs near the top of the page to navigate among the subjects.


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Have a comment or suggestion about Faculty Lines or about any other aspect of library services? Please don't hesitate to comment here (by clicking on the Comments link below), to email us at rosenlib@ucf.edu, or to stop by and share your thoughts in person.

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Apr. 2012: New Faces & New Materials

Posted on: Apr 23, 2012 @ 12:04:26 pm

Rosen Faculty Lines

Vol. 4, no. 1 | April 2012

Opening Lines


I love deadlines. I love the whooshing sound they make as they go by.
~ Douglas Adams (1952-2001)

News & Notes...


New Faces

We are pleased to introduce three new members of our team:

  • Our new Public Services Librarian is Kelly Robinson. She has been busy helping students, teaching instruction sessions, creating or updating research guides, and more.
  • Our first new Sr. Library Technical Assistant is Amanda Richards. She has been busy helping students, learning the ins and outs of the library circulation system, maintaining our reserves collection, and more.
  • Our second new Sr. Library Technical Assistant, Ashleigh Ginther, will be starting soon. She will be helping students, maintaining our periodicals collection, overseeing our interlibrary loan operations, and more.

These new staff members are joining longtime team members Library Technical Assistant Supervisor TJ Ormseth and Head Librarian Tim Bottorff. If you haven't been in the library for a while, come on down and meet the staff! While you're here, let us know what we can do to better support your students and your classes!


Tutorials & Classes

Does your class have a research component requiring students to utilize books, journal articles, and other scholarly sources? If so, we hope you will consider using a Rosen Library research Tutorial or a face-to-face instruction session.

All you need to do is let us know with which course(s) you'd like to use a Tutorial or instruction session. We can suggest an appropriate Tutorial for most courses, and we will simply ask that you decide on a due date and how many points to assign to the Quiz. That's all! We do the rest of the work, including compiling and grading the Quizzes. We can even supply you with suggested wording to add to your syllabus. If a face-to-face session is more appropriate, we will discuss the appropriate details with you.

Want to assign a research Tutorial or instruction session for your Summer course(s)? Just fill out our Library Instruction Request Form or email us and we'll be in touch shortly! Or just stop by and let us know your plans. Please note that we request that all instruction and tutorial requests be submitted prior to the start of classes. This allows us time to plan accordingly, and it also allows you time to add the information to your syllabus.


Reserve Materials

Please contact us as soon as possible if you would like to put materials on (print or electronic) reserve for your Summer A or C courses.


No On-site UWC Services over the Summer

The University Writing Center (UWC) has indicated that they do not have enough available staff to provide a Rosen campus consultant during the summer sessions. Please plan accordingly. They do offer a variety of services through their main campus locations and their online consultation options. Please refer to the UWC website for more information.


Rosen Library Hours During Exams and Break

  • Tue Apr. 24 thru Thu Apr 26: 7am-9pm (Exams)
  • Fri, Apr. 27: 8am-5pm
  • Sat Apr. 28: CLOSED
  • Sun Apr. 29: 12pm-8pm
  • Mon Apr. 30: 8am-9pm (Exams)
  • Tue May 1 thru Fri May 4: 8am-5pm (Break)
  • Sat May 5 thru Sun May 6: CLOSED
  • Mon May 7 thru Fri May 11: 8am-5pm (Break)
  • Sat May 12 thru Sun May 13: CLOSED
  • Mon May 14: Resume normal hours

From the Stacks...

Public Services Librarian Kelly Robinson has created a fantastic new guide that highlights New Items (books and DVDs) received within the last few months.

Each entry includes a cover image, a short description, and a link to the online catalog for more information. We think you will like it! The guide is categorized into many different subject areas to make it easier to find materials of interest to you. Just use the tabs near the top of the page to navigate among the subjects.

Please take a look, and let us know what you think of our New Items guide!


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Have a comment or suggestion about Faculty Lines or about any other aspect of library services? Please don't hesitate to comment here (by clicking on the Comments link below), to email us at rosenlib@ucf.edu, or to stop by and share your thoughts in person.

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Nov. 2011: Cornucopia of New Materials

Updated on: Nov 3, 2011 @ 10:58:00 am

Rosen Faculty Lines

Vol. 3, No. 11 | November 2011

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It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.
~ Mohandas "Mahatma" Gandhi (1869-1948)

News & Notes...


Search for a Librarian

As mentioned in a recent email, we are currently conducting a search for a full-time Public Services Librarian. We are looking forward to filling this vital role, which has been vacant for several years. This librarian will work closely with students as well as with faculty, with primary responsibilities including reference, instruction, collection development, web design, and other core public service duties.

We will likely be doing on-campus interviews in December or January, and we would welcome feedback from Rosen faculty about the final candidates. We will be in touch with the details as we set up on-site interview times.

November Library Hours

Please note the following exceptions to our normal hours in the near future:

  • We will be closed on Friday November 11th for Veterans Day.
  • We will close at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday November 23rd.
  • We will be closed Thursday November 24th through Sunday November 27th for Thanksgiving.

For more information, please see the Rosen Library Hours page.

UWC Update

University Writing Center consultants continue to be available in the Rosen Library:

  • Tuesdays 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. and 2:30 - 4:15 p.m.
  • Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
  • Please note these end-of-the-semester updates: there will be no consultant at Rosen on Nov. 23rd, and Nov. 30th will be the last day of UWC services at Rosen for the Fall semester.

Students can visit http://uwc.cah.ucf.edu (and click on the TutorTrac logo) or call 407-823-2197 to set up an appointment. Walk-ins without appointments will also be helped, if availability permits. The UWC also offers remote consultations by phone, chat, or Adobe Connect.

From the Stacks...


In anticipation of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, this month we're presenting a cornucopia of new resources, a smorgasbord of new books and DVDs with something for just about everyone. Enjoy!

To discover more new materials, search the UCF Library Catalog.

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Oct. 2011: Event Mgmt. Resources

Updated on: Sep 28, 2011 @ 3:18:00 pm

Rosen Faculty Lines

Vol. 3, No. 10 | October 2011

Opening Lines...

All things on earth point home in old October: sailors to sea, travelers to walls and fences, hunters to field and hollow and the long voice of the hounds, the lover to the love he has forsaken — all things that live upon this earth return, return.
~ Thomas Wolfe (1900-1938)

News & Notes...


Cross Your Fingers

UCF Libraries recently submitted a Technology Fee proposal. The proposal, if approved, would have three major components: 1.) a redesign of the Rosen Library's instruction room, turning it into a collaborative workspace with computers and various seating options, 2.) the addition of electrical outlets in the main room of the Rosen Library, and 3.) the addition of several portable computing devices (iPads and netbooks) for student checkout. Technology Fee proposals are evaluated as part of a competitive submission process. We should hear in November or December whether the proposal will be funded. Keep your fingers crossed for us!

By the Numbers

It's always interesting to reflect on all that has been accomplished during the past year. In fiscal year 2010-2011:

  • The Rosen Library welcomed 126,695 patrons through the front door
  • The Rosen Library website received 320,652 hits
  • Rosen librarians conducted 48 library instruction sessions, reaching 1,650 students
  • Rosen Library staff answered 4,825 questions
  • Rosen Library staff circulated library materials 9,457 times

Spread the Word

The University Writing Center (UWC) is offering writing assistance on the Rosen campus again this semester. Please encourage your students to take advantage of this service. You might even consider offering extra credit or other incentives to visit with a UWC consultant.

Writing experts will be available, in the Rosen Library study rooms:

  • Tuesdays 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. and 2:30 - 4:15 p.m.
  • Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Students can visit http://uwc.cah.ucf.edu (and click on the TutorTrac logo) or call 407-823-2197 to set up an appointment. Walk-ins without appointments will also be helped, if availability permits. The UWC also offers remote consultations by phone, chat, or Adobe Connect.

From the Stacks...


Below is a quick summary of some of our major resources pertaining to the meetings and events industry:

Key Audiovisuals (DVD & VHS):

Key New Circulating Books:

Key Databases:

Key Reference Books:

Key Websites:

For more information, check out our MICE Industry Guide, search the UCF Library Catalog, or drop us a line!

Closing Lines...

Have a comment or suggestion about Faculty Lines or about any other aspect of library services? Please don't hesitate to comment here (by clicking on the Comments link below), to email us at rosenlib@ucf.edu, or to stop by and share your thoughts in person.

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Aug. 2011: Preparing for Fall Semester

Posted on: Aug 3, 2011 @ 11:11:02 am

Rosen Faculty Lines

Vol. 3, No. 8 | August 2011


Opening Lines...


As a human being, one has been endowed with just enough intelligence to be able to see clearly how utterly inadequate that intelligence is when confronted with what exists.
~ Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

News & Notes...


Research Tutorials

We are pleased to announce that all of our research Tutorials have been updated in preparation for the new academic year, including the addition of some short video clips and some new quiz questions.

We've made using the Tutorials easy for you, and we hope you will consider adding one to any course with a significant research component. All you need to do is let us know with which course(s) you'd like to use a Tutorial. We can suggest an appropriate Tutorial for each course, and we will simply ask that you decide on a due date and how many points to assign to the Quiz. That's all! We do the rest of the work, including compiling and grading the Quizzes. We can even supply you with suggested wording to add to your syllabus.

Want to assign a research Tutorial for your Fall course(s)? Just fill out our Library Instruction Request Form or email us and we'll be in touch shortly! Or just stop by and let us know your plans. Please note that we now require all instruction and tutorial requests to be submitted prior to the start of classes. This allows us time to plan accordingly, and it allows you time to add the information to your syllabus.

Course Reserves

Please contact us as soon as possible if you would like to put materials on (print or electronic) reserve for your Fall term courses.

University Writing Center

The University Writing Center (UWC) is committed to offering face-to-face writing consultations on the Rosen campus again this semester. The exact schedule will be dependent upon student worker schedules, which will not be fully known until the start of classes, but they have pledged to offer approximately 8 hours of consultation time at Rosen each week, most likely split between Tuesdays and Wednesdays. They also offer a variety of remote consultation options (phone, chat, Adobe Connect) for those who may need assistance at other times.

I will pass along the exact schedule for Rosen consultations as soon as I receive it from the UWC, but in the meantime please feel free to mention and promote the UWC's services in your syllabi and assignments.

Hours for Break

The Rosen Library's Break Hours have been posted. In brief, we will be open 8a-5p, Monday through Friday, during the semester break.


From the Stacks...


Our popular list of DVD/VHS titles in the Rosen Library has been updated. Now is a good time to preview videos that you may wish to use during the Fall semester.

We are always happy to consider suggestions for addition to the collection, to receive donations, or to otherwise discuss ways to improve our holdings. Visit our faculty Collection Development page for more information.

To discover new titles in your favorite subject areas, search the Library Catalog or ask us for assistance.


Closing Lines...


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Jun. 2011: Beer & Wine materials

Updated on: Jun 15, 2011 @ 5:21:00 pm

Rosen Faculty Lines | Vol. 3, No. 6 | June 2011

Opening Lines...

Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.
~ Russell Baker, New York Times (27 June 1965)

News & Notes...

Tutorial Requests

We're in the process of updating and revising all of our tutorials, including the addition of some short video clips and some new quiz questions.

Want to assign a Tutorial for your Summer B course(s)? Just fill out our Library Instruction Request Form and we'll be in touch shortly! Or just stop by and let us know your plans. Please note that we now require all instruction and tutorial requests to be submitted prior to the start of classes.

Course Reserves

Please contact us before the start of classes if you would like to put materials on (print or electronic) reserve for your Summer B term courses.

Looking Ahead: July 4th Hours

The Rosen Library will be closed July 2nd, 3rd, and 4th for the Independence Day holiday. Enjoy the break!

From the Stacks...

Jackie Toops recently wrote about about Rosen students seeking the beer industry's Cicerone certification. On a related note, below we serve up a sampling of recent acquisitions related to beer, wine, and spirits.

To discover even more new titles, search the Library Catalog for your favorite subjects.

Closing Lines...

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May 2011: News & New Books

Updated on: Apr 27, 2011 @ 5:11:00 pm

Rosen Faculty Lines | Vol. 3, No. 5 | May 2011

Opening Lines...

Hail, bounteous May, that dost inspire
Mirth, and youth, and warm desire!
Woods and groves are of thy dressing;
Hill and dale doth boast thy blessing.
Thus we salute thee with our early song,
And welcome thee, and wish thee long.
-- John Milton (1608-1674), "Song on May Morning"

News & Notes...

Library Tutorials:
Please note that we need to receive your requests for library instruction or research tutorials prior to the start of the semester. To make your request(s), simply fill out our Instruction Request form or stop by and chat with us in person.

Course Reserves:
Please contact us as soon as possible if you would like to place materials on Reserve in the library, or online as electronic reserves, for your Summer course(s). We can inform you of your options and of any restrictions that may apply.

Collection Ideas:
If you have any suggestions for book or DVD purchases, please send them to us as soon as possible. The Acquisitions department needs to make final purchases soon in order to pay for and receive materials before the end of the current fiscal year.

No UWC Services in the Summer:
The UWC will not have a physical presence on the Rosen campus during the summer sessions. Students can use their services on the main campus or take advantage of their remote consultation options. All the details are available at the UWC website.

From the Stacks...

Below is a quick summary of some significant new acquistions in a variety of areas. Lots of good stuff here! Click on the title to learn more about an item.

To discover more new titles, search the UCF Library Catalog.

Closing Lines...

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Apr. 2011: Tourism resources

Posted on: Mar 31, 2011 @ 5:37:51 pm

Rosen Faculty Lines | Vol. 3, No. 4 | April 2011

Opening Lines...

It is a glorious fever, that desire to know.
--Edward Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873)

News & Notes...

New Faces
Please join us in welcoming our new part-time Adjunct Librarian, Sonjia McSween. Sonjia, taking over the position vacated by Jamie Conklin a few months ago, will be working mostly daytime hours Monday through Thursday. She has a Master's in Library and Information Science (MLIS) from Florida State University and brings some excellent skills to the position. You may see her working with students in reference encounters and library instruction sessions, updating our webpages and research guides, assisting in developing the collection, and otherwise contributing to our service and research mission. Say hello next time you're in the library!

Database Spotlight:
An occasional feature wherein we highlight one of our especially useful databases...

The Dissertations & Theses Full Text database is a real boon to faculty, graduate students, and other advanced researchers. You can search for U.S. dissertations and theses by author, title, school, year, or discipline. Full text is available for most dissertations from 1997 forward. From 1980 forward, citations include a 350-word abstract. Citations for master's theses from 1988 forward also include 150-word abstracts. If you have any questions about using Dissertations & Theses Full Text (or any other databases), just Ask a Rosen Librarian!

From the Stacks...

Below is a quick summary of some of our major resources pertaining to tourism research:

Key Audiovisuals:

Key New Circulating Books:

Key Databases:

Key Reference Books:

Key Websites:

For more information, check out our Travel & Tourism Research Guide, search the UCF Library Catalog, or drop us a line!

Closing Lines...

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Mar. 2011: Marketing resources

Posted on: Mar 2, 2011 @ 5:12:28 pm

Rosen Faculty Lines | Vol. 3, No. 3 | March 2011

Opening Lines...

Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.
-- Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

News & Notes...

Adjunct Search
We are close to wrapping up our search for a new adjunct reference librarian. We will let you know when the new person is on board and ready to assist! In the meantime, the rest of the staff (Grenka, Nicole, TJ, Tim, and student assistants) remain hard at work to serve Rosen students, staff, and faculty, in the midst of this busy Spring semester. Please let us know if we can help you in any way!

Spring Break Hours:
Hours for the Rosen Library, March 5th-14th:

  • Sat.-Sun. Mar. 5-6: CLOSED
  • Mon.-Fri. Mar. 7-11: 8a-5p
  • Sat.-Sun. Mar. 12-13: CLOSED
  • Monday Mar. 14: Resume Regular Hours

Enjoy the break!

Tax Time...
With tax season just around the corner, you could probably use a handy resource with information on filing taxes. Check out the UCF Library's Taxes information guide. Created by UCF Government Documents Librarian Rich Gause, the guide provides general tax information, links to the IRS, lists places to get free tax help and to file your forms, and more.

From the Stacks...

Below is a quick summary of some of our major resources pertaining to marketing:

Key Audiovisuals:

Key New Circulating Books:

Key Databases:

Key Reference Books:

Key Websites:

For more information, check out our Marketing Research Guide, search the UCF Library Catalog, or drop us a line!

Closing Lines...

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Feb. 2011: Research materials

Posted on: Feb 8, 2011 @ 5:13:55 pm

Rosen Faculty Lines | Vol. 3, No. 2 | February 2011

Opening Lines...

Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.
-- Zora Neale Hurston (1903-1960)

News & Notes...

Adjunct Search

As mentioned in the last issue, Jamie Conklin, our longtime adjunct reference librarian, left in December to accept a full-time position out-of-state. Unfortunately, the budget still will not allow us to hire a full-time reference librarian. However, we have undertaken a search to hire a new adjunct librarian and will let you know when the new person is on board.

UWC Hours:

Keep in mind that the University Writing Center (UWC) is offering writing assistance on the Rosen campus again this semester. Please encourage your students to take advantage of this service. You might even consider offering extra credit or other incentives to visit with a UWC consultant.

Writing experts will be available, in the Rosen Library study rooms:

  • Mondays 12:00 - 2:45 p.m.
  • Thursdays 11:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Students can visit http://uwc.cah.ucf.edu (and click on the TutorTrac logo) or call 407-823-2197 to set up an appointment. Walk-ins without appointments will also be helped, if availability permits. The UWC also offers remote consultations by phone, chat, or Adobe Connect.

Academically Adrift?

A new book suggests that students learn very little in college, prompting coverage in many major news outlets. Below are a few interesting stories on this topic:

What's your take?

From the Stacks...

Below are some recent acquisitions related to research design, methodology, and statistics. Use them for your own research, or share with your graduate students!

To discover new materials in your favorite subject area, search the UCF Library Catalog.

Closing Lines...

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Jan. 2011: Spring semester notes

Updated on: Jan 5, 2011 @ 10:08:00 am
Rosen Faculty Lines | Vol. 3, No. 1 | January 2011

Opening Lines...

The Old Year has gone. Let the dead past bury its own dead. The New Year has taken possession of the clock of time. All hail the duties and possibilities of the coming twelve months!
-- Edward Payson Powell (1833-1915)

News & Notes...

Personnel Change

Jamie Conklin, who served as Adjunct Reference Librarian for the past two and half years, has left to accept a full-time position at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Jamie did excellent work for us, and we wish her well in her new position!
We do not yet know when we will be able to fill the vacant position, but we will do our best to continue to maintain high levels of service in the interim.

Library Instruction / Tutorial Requests

Please note that we need to receive your requests for library instruction or tutorials prior to the start of the semester.
We hope you will consider utilizing a Rosen Library Research Tutorial and assigning the accompanying Quiz to your students as a graded assignment. All you need to do is let us know with which course(s) you'd like to use a Tutorial. We can suggest an appropriate Tutorial for each course, and we will simply ask that you decide on a due date and how many points to assign to the Quiz. That's all! We do the rest of the work, including compiling and grading the Quizzes. We can even supply you with suggested wording to add to your syllabus.
Ready to make your request(s)? Simply fill out our Instruction Request form or stop by and chat with us in person.

Course Reserves

Please contact us as soon as possible if you would like to place materials on Reserve in the library, or online as electronic reserves, for your Spring course(s). We can inform you of your options and of any restrictions that may apply.

Audiovisuals

Looking for a good academic DVD or VHS program to show in class? Browse through our online list of DVD & VHS Titles, or stop by to take a look in person.

University Writing Center

We are pleased to report that the University Writing Center (UWC) plans to offer consultation hours in the Rosen Library again this Spring semester. The exact schedule has not been determined yet, but the number of hours offered will be the same as in the Fall semester. Please encourage your students to take advantage of this service. You might even consider offering extra credit or other incentives to visit with a UWC consultant.

Diversity Initiatives

One of President Hitt's Five Goals is to "Become more inclusive and diverse." One way to contribute to this goal is to take advantage of some of the services of the Office of Diversity Initiatives (ODI). For example, a representative from ODI can speak to your class about inclusive communication, recruitment, or other relevant topics. If interested, contact ODI at 407-823-6479 or by e-mailing diverse@mail.ucf.edu.

Closing Lines...

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Dec. 2010: Lodging resources

Posted on: Nov 29, 2010 @ 4:41:27 pm
Rosen Faculty Lines | Vol. 2, No. 12 | December 2010

Opening Lines...

Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
--Orson Welles (1915-1985)

News & Notes...

Library Instruction / Tutorial Requests

Please note that we need to receive your requests for library instruction or tutorials prior to the start of the semester.

We hope you will consider utilizing a Rosen Library Research Tutorial and assigning the accompanying Quiz to your students as a graded assignment. All you need to do is let us know with which course(s) you'd like to use a Tutorial. We can suggest an appropriate Tutorial for each course, and we will simply ask that you decide on a due date and how many points to assign to the Quiz. That's all! We do the rest of the work, including compiling and grading the Quizzes. We can even supply you with suggested wording to add to your syllabus.

Ready to make your request(s)? Simply fill out our Instruction Request form or stop by and chat with us in person.

Course Reserves

Please contact us prior to the start of the semester if you would like to place materials on Reserve in the library for your Fall course(s). We can inform you of your options and of any restrictions that may apply.

University Writing Center

We are pleased to report that the University Writing Center (UWC) plans to offer consultation hours in the Rosen Library again this Spring semester. The exact schedule has not been determined yet, but the number of hours offered will be the same as in the Fall semester. Please encourage your students to take advantage of this service. You might even consider offering extra credit or other incentives to visit with a UWC consultant.

Diversity Initiatives

One of President Hitt's Five Goals is to "Become more inclusive and diverse." One way to contribute to this goal is to take advantage of some of the services of the Office of Diversity Initiatives (ODI). For example, a representative from ODI can speak to your class about inclusive communication, recruitment, or other relevant topics. If interested, contact ODI at 407-823-6479 or by e-mailing diverse@mail.ucf.edu.

Rosen Library Hours in December

For our hours Dec. 6-13, see our Finals Week Hours page.
For our hours Dec. 14-Jan. 9, see our Intersession Hours page.
Enjoy the break!

From the Stacks...

Below is a quick summary of some of our major resources pertaining to the lodging industry.

Key Audiovisuals (DVD & VHS):

Key New Circulating Books:

Key Databases:

Key Reference Books:

Key Websites:

For more information, check out our Lodging Industry Guide, search the UCF Library Catalog, or drop us a line!

Closing Lines...

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Nov. 2010: Restaurant/Food resources

Posted on: Nov 3, 2010 @ 5:55:04 pm
Rosen Faculty Lines | Vol. 2, No. 11 | November 2010

Opening Lines...

We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom. The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices wisely.
-- E.O. Wilson (1929- )

News & Notes...

Hours Exceptions in November

We will be closed Nov. 11th for Veterans Day and Nov. 25th-28th for Thanksgiving. Enjoy the break!

Suggestions for the Collection

Budgets are tight these days, but we do try to set aside some money each year for faculty requests. Have a suggestion for the collection? Email us at rosenlib@mail.ucf.edu or stop by with your book or DVD requests, and we will buy as many as the budget allows. Any titles we cannot purchase immediately will be added to our "wish list" for future purchase.

From the Stacks...

Below is a quick summary of some of our major resources pertaining to restaurant management and the foodservice industry.

Key Audiovisuals (DVD & VHS):

Key New Circulating Books:

Key Databases:

Key Reference Books:

Key Websites:

For more information, check out our Food & Beverage Industry Guide, search the UCF Library Catalog, or drop us a line!

Closing Lines...

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Oct. 2010: MICE Resources

Updated on: Oct 5, 2010 @ 11:31:00 am
Rosen Faculty Lines | Vol. 2, No. 10 | October 2010

Opening Lines...

"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns."
--George Eliot

News & Notes...

Game Day News

In case you haven't heard, Wednesday, October 6th is "Game Day" at UCF, with most university operations being altered that day. For example, classes will end on the Rosen campus at 3:00 p.m. and the Rosen Library will close at 5:00 p.m. (Main campus classes will end at 12:30 p.m.) For more details, see our Game Day post on the Rosen Library Blog.

University Writing Center

Please remember to encourage your students to take advantage of the services of the University Writing Center consultant at the Rosen campus!

Writing experts are available:
Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
In the Rosen Library study rooms

(Please note the following exception: there will be no UWC services on the Rosen campus on "Game Day," Wed. Oct. 6th.)

Students can schedule an appointment with a University Writing Center consultant by phone at 407-823-2197 or online at http://uwc.cah.ucf.edu. Walk-ins without appointments will also be helped, if availability permits.

Business is Booming!

Just in case you had any doubts, we can happily report that the Rosen Library is hopping this Fall! In the month of September....

  • More than 14,000 patrons came through the doors of the library
  • We circulated more than 990 library materials
  • We answered more than 700 questions
  • We reached more than 460 students through library instruction
  • Our website received more than 30,000 hits

From the Stacks...

Below is a quick summary of some of our major resources pertaining to the meetings and events industry.

Key Audiovisuals (DVD & VHS):

Key Circulating Books:

Key Databases:

Key Reference Books:

Key Websites:

For more information, check out our MICE Industry Guide, search the UCF Library Catalog, or drop us a line!

Closing Lines...

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Sept. 2010: Theme Parks / Attractions

Posted on: Sep 2, 2010 @ 5:14:19 pm
Rosen Faculty Lines | Vol. 2, No. 9 | September 2010

Opening Lines...

"I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way."
--Franklin P. Adams

News & Notes...

University Writing Center

Good news! The University Writing Center (UWC) is back, offering consultations on the Rosen campus again this semester:

  • University Writing Center consultations
    Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10:45a-2:45p
    In the Rosen Library study rooms
    (phone and online consultations are also available by appointment)

The Writing Center consultants work with all kinds of writing and all subjects, at every stage of the writing process.

You can encourage your students to take advantage of this service by directing them to schedule an appointment with a UWC consultant by phone at 407-823-2197 or online at http://uwc.cah.ucf.edu.

Citation Management Workshop

More good news! Main campus Outreach Librarian Renee Montgomery will present a Citation Management workshop on the Rosen campus for graduate students and faculty members:

  • Citation Management Workshop (featuring EndNote and RefWorks)
    Friday September 10th, 1-2:30p
    In the Rosen Library instruction room (120F)

Come learn how to use these programs to collect citations, organize your references, and create bibliographies in standard citation styles.

Main Library Knowledge Commons Open

The new "Knowledge Commons" at the main library (the redesigned 2nd floor) is now open. Stop by if you're on the main campus, or check out some of the photos and coverage at the Knowledge Commons website.

"From the Stacks" Section Expanded

The "From the Stacks" section of Faculty Lines (see below) has been redesigned a bit, with the hope that it will be more useful for you. Instead of focusing mainly on new circulating books, this section will now explore a wider range of resources available for a particular area (key DVDs, reference books, websites, etc.). Let us know what you think!

From the Stacks...

Below is a quick summary of some of our major resources pertaining to theme parks, amusement parks, and attractions.

Key Audiovisuals (DVD & VHS):

Key Circulating Books:

Key Databases:

Key Reference Books:

Key Websites:

For more information, check out our Theme Park & Attraction Industry Guide, search the UCF Library Catalog, or drop us a line!

Closing Lines...

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Aug. 2010: New DVDs

Updated on: Aug 2, 2010 @ 12:14:00 pm
Rosen Faculty Lines | Vol. 2, No. 8 | August 2010

Opening Lines...

"The first key to wisdom is assiduous and frequent questioning... For by doubting we come to inquiry, and by inquiry we arrive at truth."
--Peter Abelard

News & Notes...

Tutorials and Instruction Requests

Please contact us before the start of Fall classes if you would like to assign a Research Tutorial for your Fall course(s). Published research suggests that online library instruction is equally, if not more, effective than traditional face-to-face library instruction. Accordingly, we hope you will consider utilizing a Rosen Library Research Tutorial and assigning the accompanying Quiz to your students as a graded assignment.

All you need to do is let us know with which course(s) you'd like to use a Tutorial. We can suggest an appropriate Tutorial for each course, and we will simply ask that you decide on a due date and how many points to assign to the Quiz. That's all! We do the rest of the work, including compiling and grading the Quizzes. We can even supply you with suggested wording to add to your syllabus.

Want more details? Check out our Tutorials FAQ.
Ready to make your request(s)? Please fill out our simple Instruction Request form or stop by and chat with us in person.

Course Reserves

Please contact us prior to the start of the semester if you would like to place materials on reserve in the library for your Fall course(s). We can inform you of your options and of any restrictions that may apply.

New Audiovisual Checkout Policy...

We know that some of our DVDs and VHS tapes are in high demand and are therefore difficult to lay your hands on when needed, so you will be happy to know that we are going to align our audiovisual checkout policy with that of the main library: DVDs and VHS tapes will now check out for 1 week. This change will allow more professors to have a fair chance at using the hottest titles in the collection.

University Writing Center

The University Writing Center plans to offer consultation hours in the Rosen Library this Fall semester, as they have done for the past two semesters. This has proven to be a popular and useful service! They have not yet released a schedule, but we will pass on that information as soon as we receive it.

Main Library Knowledge Commons Project

Check out the Knowledge Commons website if you would like to keep abreast of changes taking place at the main library. The 2nd floor of the main library is getting a facelift, including the addition of hundreds more computers and seats, and it promises to be a big hit with students!

From the Stacks...

We know you are always looking for good audiovisuals to use in the classroom. Below are some of our newest DVD arrivals. Also check out our updated DVD & VHS Titles list. It lists just about all of our audiovisuals, roughly categorized for your convenience. (Keep in mind that some titles could logically fit into several categories, so be sure to scan the entire list, in addition to your favorite subject areas.)

New DVDs in the Rosen Library:

Click on the hyperlinked title for more information about any title.

To discover even more new titles, search the Library Catalog for your favorite subjects.

Closing Lines...

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Jun. 2010: Airline, Cruise, & Highway Travel

Updated on: May 25, 2010 @ 6:38:00 pm
Rosen Faculty Lines | Vol. 2, No. 6 | June 2010

Opening Lines...

"'In the summer term,' Professor Trelawney went on, 'we shall progress to the crystal ball -– if we have finished with fire-omens, that is. Unfortunately, classes will be disrupted in February by a nasty bout of flu. I myself will lose my voice. And around Easter, one of our number will leave us forever.'"
--Professor Sibyll Trelawney, in Divination class, in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

News & Notes...

Citation Searching

Citation searching seems to be a hot topic these days. Main campus Reference Librarian Ven Basco has compiled a useful guide, outlining the nature of the topic and some of the major tools for doing such analyses (click on the tabs near the top of the page): Citation Analysis Tools.

Main Library 2nd Floor Redesign

If you occasionally travel to the main campus, you may notice some unusual activity in the main UCF Library this summer. The 2nd floor (the main floor on which you enter the building) is being transformed into a Knowledge Commons, a dynamic space that brings together learning and technology, study and research, academic support, print and online resources all in one place for students and faculty. Construction will continue all summer, with the new space scheduled to open just in time for the Fall semester. The project is partially funded by the 2009/2010 Student Technology Fee. For more information, check out the main Library's Knowledge Commons website.

Looking Ahead to Summer B

Want to assign a Tutorial for your Summer B course(s)? Just fill out our Library Instruction Request Form and we'll be in touch shortly! Please note that we now require all instruction and tutorial requests to be submitted prior to the start of classes.

Also contact us before the start of classes if you would like to put materials on reserve for your Summer B term courses.

From the Stacks...

In honor of the coming summer vacation season, below is a selection of materials related to airline, cruise line, or highway travel.

Click on the hyperlinked title for more information about any title.

New materials in the Rosen Library:

To discover even more new titles, search the Library Catalog for your favorite subjects.

Closing Lines...

Have a comment or suggestion about Faculty Lines or about any other aspect of library services? Please don't hesitate to comment here (by clicking on the Comments link below), to email us at rosenlib@mail.ucf.edu, or to stop by and share your thoughts in person.

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May 2010: Summer Reads

Posted on: May 3, 2010 @ 8:56:23 am
Rosen Faculty Lines | Vol. 2, No. 5 | May 2010

Opening Lines...

"You see, I don't believe that libraries should be drab places where people sit in silence, and that's been the main reason for our policy of employing wild animals as librarians."
-- Monty Python "Flying Circus" TV show skit

News & Notes...

Instruction/Tutorial Requests

Want to assign a Tutorial for your Summer A course(s)? Just fill out our Library Instruction Request Form and we'll be in touch shortly! Please note that we now require all instruction and tutorial requests to be submitted prior to the start of classes: doing so allows us to plan appropriately, and it also allows you to include the relevant information in your syllabus. Thanks for your cooperation!

Course Reserves

Please contact us before the start of classes if you would like to put materials on reserve for your Summer A or C term courses.

Break Hours

Over break, the Rosen Library will be open 8a-5p, Monday through Friday. Our normal hours will resume on Monday, May 17th.

University Writing Center Update

We received a lot of good feedback on offering space in the library for University Writing Center (UWC) consultations. We believe the partnership will continue in the future -- for example, the UWC is already planning to offer consultations on the Rosen campus in the Fall term.

At this time, the UWC has not decided whether they will be able to offer in-person consultations on the Rosen campus during Summer terms. We will let you know if we hear anything definitive. However, you can still encourage your students to take advantage of their online and phone appointments. Direct students to the UWC homepage for the details:
http://www.uwc.cah.ucf.edu/

From the Stacks...

Usually we tell you about scholarly acquisitions and related support services, which are at the heart of our mission. But did you know that the Rosen Library has some "fun" reads, too? The titles below are a good change of pace, suitable for your next vacation or when you just need something "lighter" -- everything from novels to biographies to popular nonfiction. You can also stop by the library to look through our "Browsing Books" to discover even more such titles.

Click on the hyperlinked title for more information about any title.

New materials in the Rosen Library:

To discover even more new titles, search the Library Catalog for your favorite subjects.

Closing Lines...

Have a comment or suggestion about Faculty Lines or about any other aspect of library services? Please don't hesitate to comment here (by clicking on the Comments link below), to email us at rosenlib@mail.ucf.edu, or to stop by and share your thoughts in person.

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Apr. 2010: Lodging

Updated on: May 3, 2010 @ 8:55:00 am
Rosen Faculty Lines | Vol. 2, No. 4 | April 2010

Opening Lines...

"I stuck my head out the window this morning and spring kissed me bang in the face."
-- Langston Hughes

New Faces

Nicole LeBoeuf just joined the Rosen Library team as a Sr. Library Technical Assistant, filling the vacancy created when Sandra Varry accepted a position in the main library's Special Collections department. Nicole has a Bachelor's in European History from Hampshire College, and a Master's in Library & Information Studies from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, as well as prior working experience in libraries. Please join us in welcoming Nicole to Rosen!

News & Notes...

Quick Takes:

A handy roundup of some recent news:

  1. Don't forget that we have University Writing Center services on the Rosen campus this semester: encourage your students to schedule an appointment with a University Writing Center consultant by phone at 407-823-2197 or online at http://uwc.cah.ucf.edu.
  2. With our new Rapid Delivery service, you can now get the books and audiovisuals you need from the main campus library, faster than ever before! All you have to do is identify the materials you need through the UCF Library Catalog, then submit your requests through Interlibrary Loan. In a day or two we'll contact you to let you know that the materials have arrived at Rosen and are available for pickup.
  3. The UCF Libraries, thanks to an award from the UCF Technology Fee Committee, recently purchased a major new Springer eBook Collection. This collection includes approximately 16,000 books published by Springer between 2005-2010. You can go directly to the Springer eBooks database, or the ebooks can be discovered through normal search mechanisms, such as in the UCF catalog, on the library website, or even in Google Scholar.
  4. The UCF main campus library is hosting a major series of programs and exhibits through April 15th: "Pride & Passion: The African American Baseball Experience." For more information, and a full listing of events and exhibitions, please visit the UCF Libraries' Pride & Passion website.

Update on the Rosen Library Tutorials

We're happy to report that the Rosen Library Tutorials -- a set of self-paced, asynchronous tutorials and accompanying quizzes designed to teach Rosen College students the basics of conducting library research -- were heavily used this Spring semester. The Tutorials were utilized in 9 different class sections, reaching approximately 300 students. And with the new electronic submission feature, we saved paper and returned the Quizzes to instructors faster than ever!

It's not too early to start thinking about your Summer courses.... As you plan for your Summer courses, you can sign up to use our Tutorials through our Library Instruction Request Form, or just stop by and chat with us.

From the Stacks...

Below are recent acquisitions related to the lodging industry.

Click on the hyperlinked title for more information about any title.

New materials in the Rosen Library:

You may also wish to refer back to the May 2009 Faculty Lines for other (relatively) recent lodging acquisitions.

To discover even more new titles, search the Library Catalog for your favorite subjects.

Closing Lines...

Check out the feedback features at the bottom of this posting -- you can "Like" (or "Dislike") this post, and/or you can leave a Comment for everyone to see.

Have a comment or suggestion about Faculty Lines or about any other aspect of library services? Please don't hesitate to comment here (by clicking on the Comment link below), to email us at rosenlib@mail.ucf.edu, or to stop by and share your thoughts in person.

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Mar. 2010: More New DVDs

Posted on: Feb 25, 2010 @ 5:15:23 pm
Rosen Faculty Lines | Vol. 2, No. 3 | March 2010

Opening Lines...

Up from the sea, the wild north wind is blowing
Under the sky's gray arch;
Smiling I watch the shaken elm boughs, knowing
It is the wind of March.
--John Greenleaf Whittier, The Wind of March

News & Notes...

Rapid Delivery:

Introducing Rapid Delivery... a new service designed to get you the books and videos you need from the main campus library, faster than ever before! Thanks to Rapid Delivery, we'll be getting a courier delivery every day, Monday through Friday. (Until now, we received deliveries only on Tuesdays and Thursdays.) No more waiting for days and days to get your main campus library materials!

All you have do is:

  1. Identify the materials you need through the UCF Library Catalog
  2. Submit your requests through Interlibrary Loan (make sure to select Rosen as your pickup location when you set up your account)
  3. In a day or two, we'll contact you to let you know that the books have arrived at Rosen and are available for pickup.

UWC Update:

There are two key features of the University Writing Center (UWC) presence on the Rosen campus:

  1. The University Writing Center is now offering FREE writing consultations for Rosen students:

    Writing experts are now available:
    Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
    In the Rosen Library study rooms

    Encourage your students to take advantage of this new service by scheduling an appointment with a University Writing Center consultant by phone at 407-823-2197 or online at http://uwc.cah.ucf.edu. Walk-ins without appointments will also be helped, if availability permits.
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  2. In addition, the University Writing Center is accepting requests from faculty for class presentations. Rosen faculty can request a presentation Tuesdays or Wednesdays between 10:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m through:
    http://uwc.ucf.edu/requestpresentation.php

    If classes are desired at other times, contact the Director of the Writing Center, Dr. Kim Murray <kdmurray@mail.ucf.edu>.

Exhibit on the African American Baseball Experience

UCF's main campus library will be hosting a major series of programs and exhibits exploring the African American baseball experience and related themes:

"Pride & Passion: The African American Baseball Experience"
March 5 - April 15, 2010
At the main UCF Library, Orlando Campus

The UCF Libraries was selected as one of 50 nationwide sites for this exhibition, which was organized by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and the American Library Association and funded through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Baseball fans and history buffs of all kinds will find something to enjoy in the UCF Libraries' six-week series of exhibits and festivities, including exhibits and paintings, talks by baseball scholars, a panel of former Negro League players, and more!

For more information, and a full listing of events and exhibitions, please visit the UCF Libraries' Pride & Passion website.

Rosen Connection:
Rosen's Head Librarian, Tim Bottorff, is heavily involved in the planning and execution of UCF's Pride & Passion exhibition and programming. Tim got his start in librarianship at the National Baseball Library, part of the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.

From the Stacks...

Below are (even more!) more recent DVD acquisitions. Lots of good new stuff here!

Click on the hyperlinked title for more information about any title.

New DVDs in the Rosen Library:

Also refer back to the October 2009 Faculty Lines for other recent DVD acquisitions.

To discover even more new titles, search the Library Catalog for your favorite subjects.

Closing Lines...

Check out the new feedback features at the bottom of this posting -- you can "Like" (or "Dislike") this post, and/or you can leave a Comment for everyone to see.

Have a comment or suggestion about Faculty Lines or about any other aspect of library services? Please don't hesitate to comment here (by clicking on the Comment link below), to email us at rosenlib@mail.ucf.edu, or to stop by and share your thoughts in person.

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Feb. 2010: Writing/Communication

Updated on: Feb 1, 2010 @ 12:25:00 pm
Rosen Faculty Lines | Vol. 2, No. 2 | February 2010

Opening Lines...

"Every writer I know has trouble writing."
-- Joseph Heller

News & Notes...

University Writing Center @ Rosen:

As we have mentioned in separate email communication, we are pleased to announce that we are now hosting University Writing Center consultants in the library, as part of a pilot project for the Spring semester.

The writing consultants will be on campus Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10:45a-2:45p, in a Rosen Library study room. The consultants are trained to help anyone with writing, on any subject. Please note that students are encouraged to make an appointment with the Writing Center by phone at 407-823-2197 or online at http://uwc.cah.ucf.edu. Walk-ins will also be accommodated, if availability allows.

Please help us publicize this important new service to students! You can publicize through the flyer that was sent to all faculty (contact us if you did not receive it), through word-of-mouth, or through referring students to our Rosen Library Blog post.

Springer eBook Collection:

The UCF Libraries, thanks to an award from the UCF Technology Fee Committee, recently purchased a major new Springer eBook Collection. This collection includes approximately 16,000 books published by Springer between 2005-2010. The collection includes a number of relevant hospitality and business titles, such as:

  • Competitiveness in the Tourism Sector
  • Crisis Management in the Food and Drinks Industry: A Practical Approach
  • Cruise Sector Growth
  • Essays in Brewing Science
  • Evolution of the US Airline Industry
  • Managing Corporate Brands
  • Space Tourism
  • Trends and Issues in Global Tourism 2008

Best of all, Springer ebooks are in PDF format, which means students can print, email, and download entire chapters and books to read off-line on a cell phone, ebook reader (such as Kindle), laptop, or computer. In addition, there is no limit on the number of people who can simultaneously open a Springer ebook, and any fair use of the content for educational purposes is allowed, including embedding the content in Webcourses.

You can go directly to the Springer eBooks database, or the ebooks can be discovered through normal search mechanisms, such as in the UCF catalog, on the library website, or even in Google Scholar. Please let us know if you have questions about, or need assistance with using, this important new collection.

Personnel Change

Sr. LTA staff member Sandra Varry left the Rosen Library in December. She has taken a position in Special Collections at the main campus library. The new position is essentially a promotion for Sandra, in that it pays more and is more in line with her long-term career aspirations. We thank Sandra for her good work over the last two years and wish her the best of luck!

We hope to hire a replacement soon. In the meantime, we are operating with a very small crew. We are doing our best to maintain the same level of service you've come to expect, but please be patient should any small service delays or problems pop up during this period of transition. Thanks for your understanding!

From the Stacks...

In celebration of the University Writing Center offering consultations on the Rosen campus, highlighted below are some recent Rosen Library acquisitions related to writing and communication. Click on the hyperlinked title for more information about any title.

New materials in the Rosen Library:

To discover even more new titles, search the Library Catalog for your favorite subjects.

Closing Lines...

Check out the new feedback features at the bottom of this posting -- you can "Like" (or "Dislike") this post, and/or you can leave a comment for everyone to see.

Have a comment or suggestion about Faculty Lines or about any other aspect of library services? Please don't hesitate to comment here (by clicking on the Comment link below), to email us at rosenlib@mail.ucf.edu, or to stop by and share your thoughts in person.

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Dec. 2009: Wine/Beer/Alcohol

Posted on: Nov 25, 2009 @ 12:28:17 pm
Rosen Faculty Lines | Vol. 1, No. 12 | December 2009

Opening Lines...

Here's to alcohol: the cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems!
-- Homer Simpson

News & Notes...

Faculty Survey:

Thank you to everyone who filled out our recent Faculty Survey. We are still digesting the results and will be sharing some of the feedback with you and other parties over the next few months.

For now, suffice it to say that we were pleased and flattered by all of the kind, supportive, and thoughtful comments we received. Wow! And rest assured that we will take steps to work on areas where we received negative comments or suggestions for improvements.

By the way, our suggestion to provide space in the library for University Writing Center (UWC) consultations has generated a lot of buzz. Please know that we have passed your feedback on to the UWC and are hopeful that it will make a difference. Stay tuned for future progress on this issue.

DVD Recommendations:

We know you are always looking for more audiovisual materials. Here's what we've done in the past and plan to do in the future in this area:

First, building the audiovisual collection has always been a high priority for us (the media collection has grown more than 200% since we opened in 2004), and you may not be aware of all the titles we do own: please check out our updated DVD/VHS list or stop by the library to browse through our titles.

Second, we do hope to continue buying more DVDs, and we are looking for faculty recommendations. Please send us (rosenlib@mail.ucf.edu) or stop by with your DVD title suggestions, and we will buy as many as the budget allows. Any titles we cannot purchase immediately will be added to our "wish list" for future purchase.

Thrid, a few more hospitality/business audiovisual titles are available in streaming video format through our FMG - Films on Demand database. You can browse through the titles or search in a variety of ways. Let us know if you need any assistance using the FMG database.

Reminders for Next Semester:

As you prepare for your Spring courses, don't forget to:

  1. Let us know if you would like to assign a Research Tutorial to, or request a face-to-face library instruction session for, your Spring course(s). You can sign up using our Instruction Request Form, or just stop by and chat with us.
  2. Stop by if you would like to place any materials on Course Reserve in the library.

From the Stacks...

Highlighted below are some recent acquisitions related to beer, wine, spirits, and alcohol. Click on the hyperlinked title for more information about any title.

New materials in the Rosen Library:

To discover even more new titles, search the Library Catalog for your favorite subjects.

Closing Lines...

Have a comment or suggestion about Faculty Lines or about any other aspect of library services? Please don't hesitate to comment here (by clicking on the Comment link below), to email us at rosenlib@mail.ucf.edu, or to stop by and share your thoughts in person.

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Nov. 2009: Faculty Survey

Updated on: Nov 2, 2009 @ 4:03:00 pm
Rosen Faculty Lines | No. 11 | November 2009

Opening Lines...

What moistens the lips and what brightens the eye?
What calls back the past, like the rich pumpkin pie?
— John Greenleaf Whittier

News & Notes...

Hours Exceptions:

We will be closed Nov. 11th for Veterans Day and Nov. 26-29 for Thanksgiving. Enjoy the break!

Faculty Survey:

Over the past year, in these pages we've passed on helpful tips, made announcement about new services and initiatives, and informed you of new materials in the library. We hope you've found the updates useful and relevant.

Now it's your turn! We want to know what you think — about Faculty Lines, about library services and collections, and about anything else related to the Rosen Library. Please take just 10-15 minutes out of your busy schedule to complete our survey below. This is the first time we've systematically surveyed Rosen College faculty about the library, and it is important that we hear from everyone. Your responses will be taken into consideration as we plan for the future.

Please click the link below to take our survey:
Rosen College Faculty Survey

If you have any technical difficulty with the survey, or have any other questions or concerns, please contact us at rosenlib@mail.ucf.edu. Thank you!

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Oct. 2009: New DVDs

Posted on: Sep 30, 2009 @ 12:58:26 pm
Rosen Faculty Lines | No. 10 | October 2009

Opening Lines...

There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings, as now in October.
-- Nathaniel Hawthorne

News & Notes...

Tutorials Update:

The implementation of the new Rosen Library Tutorials — a set of self-paced, asynchronous tutorials and accompanying quizzes designed to teach Rosen College students the basics of conducting library research — has been very successful. The Tutorials have been used with ten different courses so far, and we hope to increase that number in future semesters. We are already planning ways to improve the Tutorials further and to increase participation. If you would like to talk to us about using a Tutorial with a course next semester, please come see us or contact us at rosenlib@mail.ucf.edu

Horovitz Foundation Gift

As you know, Dr. Jeff Horovitz and the Horovitz Family Foundation generously donated $3000 to the Rosen Library, to be used for the purchase of materials in a wide variety of subject areas. Most of these materials have already arrived and are available for checkout, while the remainder will be arriving soon. Come see our New Books display in the center of the Library, or get a preview of some of the new books by viewing our Rosen Blog Story A Gift to Rosen Students.

From the Stacks...

Highlighted below are some recently-acquired DVDs. Make note of these for use in your courses later this semester or for next semester!

Many of these titles were purchased with the Horovitz Foundation funds.

Click on the hyperlinked title for more information about any title.

New DVDs in the Rosen Library:

To discover even more new titles, search the Library Catalog for your favorite subjects.

Closing Lines...

Have a comment or suggestion? Please don't hesitate to leave your comment below, to email us at rosenlib@mail.ucf.edu, or to stop by and share your thoughts in person.

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Sept. 2009: Tourism

Updated on: Sep 2, 2009 @ 4:32:00 pm
Rosen Faculty Lines | No. 9 | September 2009

Opening Lines...

By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer's best of weather,
And autumn's best of cheer.
-- Helen Hunt Jackson, September

News & Notes...

Changes to APA Style:

The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association — the basis for APA citation style — has just come out in a full 6th edition (2010). This new 6th edition supersedes all previous editions of APA, including both the 5th edition (2001) and the APA Style Guide to Electronic References (2007) addendum that many of you are familiar with.

On the one hand, most of the major changes were already hinted at or incorporated into the APA Style Guide to Electronic References (2007) addendum — and those changes had already been incorporated into our APA Citation Style research guide (the "pink sheet") that many of you are so familiar with — changes such as using DOIs with peer-reviewed article citations. On the other hand, (in our opinion) the new Manual introduces additional confusion into the citing of journal articles without DOIs, lacks examples for some very common source types (such as a standard webpage or wiki), and is generally every bit as odd and capricious as its predecessors. Caveat citer!

All that said, the bottom line is that APA citation style has been updated. And, accordingly, our APA Citation Style research guide, in both its electronic and print ("pink sheet") forms, has been completely updated. The URL has not changed for the electronic version, so you can continue linking to the same URL as in the past. And you and your students can continue using that webpage or the print "pink sheet" as a first point of reference on APA style. We also have two copies of the new Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed., 2010) in the Rosen Library, should you or your students need to consult the full Manual.

Over the Break...

During the break between Summer and Fall semesters, we were busy improving library services! First, we rolled out our new webpage design: surf over to the Rosen Library homepage, if you haven't been there recently. We also added ten new computers to the library, increasing our capacity by nearly 50%! This has been a popular addition, as all of the PCs (both the new and the old) are frequently in use.

From the Stacks...

Highlighted below are some recent acquisitions in Tourism and related areas. Click on the hyperlinked title for more information about any title.

New materials in the Rosen Library:

To discover even more new titles, search the Library Catalog for your favorite subjects.

Closing Lines...

Have a comment or suggestion? Please don't hesitate to leave your comment below, to email us at rosenlib@mail.ucf.edu, or to stop by and share your thoughts in person.

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Aug. 2009: Operational and Niche Materials

Updated on: Jul 29, 2009 @ 9:14:00 am
Rosen Faculty Lines | No. 8 | August 2009

Opening Lines...

"August rushes by like desert rainfall,
A flood of frenzied upheaval,
Expected,
But still catching me unprepared."
-- Elizabeth Maua Taylor

News & Notes...

Rosen Library Tutorials:

The new Rosen Library Tutorials — a set of self-paced, asynchronous tutorials and accompanying quizzes designed to teach Rosen College students the basics of conducting library research — are now live!

Want to assign a Tutorial for your Fall course(s)? Simply fill out our Library Instruction Request Form and we'll be in touch shortly! Please note that we strongly recommend contacting us prior to the start of classes so that you can include the relevant information in your syllabus.

Want more details? Please visit our Rosen Library Tutorials FAQ!

Course Reserves

Consider whether you wish to place any materials on reserve in the library for your Spring courses. Every semester we get many inquiries from students, hoping to find required texts and other materials for their courses on reserve in the library. For more information, please see our Course Reserves webpage.

Break Hours

Over break, the Rosen Library will be open 8a-5p, Monday through Friday. Our normal hours will resume on Monday, August 24th.

From the Stacks...

Highlighted below are some recent acquisitions in various operational and niche areas of hospitality management: finance, human resources, leadership, marketing, and more. Click on the hyperlinked title for more information about any title.

New materials in the Rosen Library:

To discover even more new titles, search the Library Catalog for your favorite subjects.

Closing Lines...

Have a comment or suggestion? Please don't hesitate to leave your comment below, to email us at rosenlib@mail.ucf.edu, or to stop by and share your thoughts in person.

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Jul. 2009: Golf/Club

Updated on: Jul 1, 2009 @ 12:27:00 pm
Rosen Faculty Lines | No. 7 | July 2009

Opening Lines...

"He is wise who knows the sources of knowledge — where it is written and where it is to be found."
-- A.A. Hodge

News & Notes...

Rosen Library Tutorials:

The new Rosen Library Tutorials — a set of self-paced, asynchronous tutorials and accompanying quizzes designed to teach Rosen College students the basics of conducting library research — are going live!

Don't miss out: consider assigning a Rosen Library Tutorial for one or more of your Fall courses. Please visit our Rosen Library Tutorials FAQ for all the details!

Special Funds

The Library was able to spend some one-time, yearend funds to purchase materials in support of the Golf & Club Management program. Previously the Rosen Library had very few materials in this growing area. Some of the new titles are highlighted below, and a few more will be arriving over the next few weeks!

July 4th Weekend Hours

The Rosen Library will be closed July 3rd, 4th, and 5th in observance of the Independence Day holiday. Normal Summer Hours will resume on Monday July 6th.

From the Stacks...

Some recent acquisitions in Golf & Club Management are highlighted below. Click on the hyperlinked title for more information about any title. To discover even more Golf & Club titles, search the Library Catalog.

New Golf & Club materials in the Rosen Library:


Closing Lines...

Have a comment or suggestion? Please don't hesitate to leave your comment below, to email us at rosenlib@mail.ucf.edu, or to stop by and share your thoughts in person.

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Jun. 2009: MICE

Posted on: Jun 1, 2009 @ 1:22:14 pm
Rosen Faculty Lines | No. 6 | June 2009

Opening Lines...

"What is so rare as a day in June?
Then, if ever, come perfect days."
-- James Russell Lowell

News & Notes...

New Library Instruction Initiative:

Last month I mentioned our work on a set of self-paced, asynchronous Research Tutorials and Quizzes. These Tutorials are being developed in many different subject areas, with the goal of ensuring that Rosen College students gain a firm understanding of basic library research skills.

We plan to complete the Tutorials before the beginning of Fall term, and we hope that many of you will be interested in assigning a Tutorial to one or more of your courses and counting the accompanying Quiz as a graded assignment. We believe that in many cases this new approach, which will require students to practice the skills and demonstrate proficiency, will promote student learning more than the traditional library instruction lecture session.

We actually plan to do some limited "beta" testing of these Tutorials in Summer B term. If you are teaching a Summer B course that requires research and are interested in being a part of the test, please fill out our Instruction Request Form and we will be in touch shortly.

We will provide more details on the full release of the Tutorials as the Fall semester approaches.

Website Facelift:

Coming to a browser near you... Before the start of the Fall semester, the UCF Libraries, including the Rosen Library, will be rolling out a new website. The new design will be more aesthetically pleasing and allow for the incorporation of more current web technologies and standards.

From the Stacks...

Some recent acquisitions in Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, and Expositions (MICE) are highlighted below. Click on the hyperlinked title for more information about any title. To discover even more MICE titles, search the Library Catalog.

New MICE materials in the Rosen Library:

For more information about our materials related to MICE, check out our MICE Industry research guide.

Closing Lines...

Have a comment or suggestion? Please don't hesitate to leave your comment below, to email us at rosenlib@mail.ucf.edu, or to stop by and share your thoughts in person.

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May 2009: Lodging/Timeshares

Updated on: Apr 28, 2009 @ 3:56:00 pm
Rosen Faculty Lines | No. 5 | May 2009

Opening Lines...

"In Summer, the song sings itself."
-- William Carlos Williams

News & Notes...

Major New Library Instruction Initiative:

One of our goals is to ensure that Rosen College students acquire proficiency in Information Literacy: the set of skills needed to find, retrieve, analyze, and use information effectively and ethically. To that end, this Summer we will be developing a set of self-paced, asynchronous Research Tutorials and accompanying Quizzes. The Tutorials will cover all the basics of doing research at the Rosen Library: how to locate a book in the Catalog, how to retrieve an article in a database, how to cite a source in APA style, and so on. The Quizzes, of course, will test the students' comprehension of the material. As we put the finishing touches on these Tutorials, I will be touch with many of you in group or individual settings, encouraging you to assign an appropriate Tutorial to your students and to count the accompanying Quiz as a graded assignment. By doing so, you can rest assured that your students will know how to conduct basic library research for their papers and projects. More details coming soon!

Change in Operating Hours:

Effective this Summer, the Rosen Library will be open Sunday through Friday year-round. In the Summer, this change merely means that we will be open Sunday as opposed to Saturday. We intend to maintain this schedule into the Fall semester and beyond, which does amount to a small hours reduction in the Fall and Spring semesters. The decision to close on Saturday was not made lightly or without a great deal of deliberation. However, faced with an increasingly difficult budget and staffing situation, we were forced to make a change. Ultimately, we believe this change will allow us to devote more resources to our busiest times and to better serve our patrons.

From the Stacks...

Some recent acquisitions in Lodging and Timeshares are highlighted below. Click on the hyperlinked title for more information about any title. To discover even more Lodging and Timeshare titles, search the Library Catalog.


New Lodging materials in the Rosen Library:

For more information about our materials related to Lodging, check out our Lodging Industry research guide.


New Timeshare materials in the Rosen Library:

For more information about our materials related to Timeshares, check out our new Timeshare & Vacation Ownership Industry research guide.

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Apr. 2009: Food/Beverage

Updated on: Mar 24, 2009 @ 4:34:00 pm
Rosen Faculty Lines | No. 4 | Apr 2009

Opening Lines...

"April... hath put a spirit of youth in every thing."
-- William Shakespeare, Sonnet XCVIII

With the semester drawing to a close soon, we know you are busy and pressed for time. So thanks for stopping by, and we hope you'll find some useful information below!

News & Notes...

We like to think of ourselves as Super Librarians, hands on hips, hair blowing in the wind, chins held high, intent on saving the world one question at a time!...
Still, sometimes we could use a little help or advance warning. Have you assigned a paper or project that involves the use of resources such as books, articles, or legal information? Let us know, and feel free to send us a copy of the assignment in advance. The more we know about the assignment parameters, objectives, and expectations, the better we can assist students who come to us for help!

Need some help finishing those taxes? Take a look at the Libraries' Tax Information (2008-2009) page, created by Rich Gause, UCF Government Documents Librarian. It includes links to forms, places to get free tax help, and much more.

We now have a basic Research Guide on the Timeshare & Vacation Ownership Industry. We will be adding to it as we acquire more materials in this area.

The UCF Main Library will be hosting an exhibit in April by Etta Jean Juge. "Images Near & Far" will be on exhibit April 1-30. A reception will be held on Friday, April 3, 5:00- 7:00 p.m., in the Main Library room 223.

From the Stacks...

Many titles are published every year relating to foodservice, restaurant management, beer, wine, and related areas. Below are some significant recent acquisitions in these areas.

New Food and Beverage materials in the Rosen Library:

Click on the hyperlinked title for more information about any title.

To discover even more food and beverage titles, please search the Library Catalog.

Have a suggestion for the collection? Email us at rosenlib@mail.ucf.edu or stop by with your book or DVD requests.

Closing Lines...

Have a comment or suggestion?

Please don't hesitate to leave your comment below, to email us at rosenlib@mail.ucf.edu, or to stop by and share your thoughts in person.

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Mar. 2009: Tourism

Updated on: Feb 25, 2009 @ 2:52:00 pm
Rosen Faculty Lines | No. 3 | Mar 2009

Opening Lines...

Welcome to the third issue of Faculty Lines, a newsletter designed specifically for Rosen College faculty.

We are about halfway through the Spring semester. Hang in there. Spring Break is coming soon. Breathe. Relax. :-)

News & Notes...

Reminders

Our new list of Rosen Library DVD & VHS Titles is now available in webpage form, as well as in a printable spreadsheet form. Links to it and other relevant services are on our Services for Faculty page.

New Services

Have you noticed the New Titles feature on our library homepage? Clicking on it provides a selection of Rosen General Collection (i.e. general circulating) materials recently cataloged for the Rosen Library. The New Titles link is always available by going to our Rosen Library homepage and clicking the link right below the Library Catalog.

From the Stacks...

With Spring Break just around the corner, now is a good time to highlight some recently-acquired materials relating to tourism. Many, many titles are published in this area every year. Below are just some of the more significant titles received lately. To discover even more tourism titles, please search our Library Catalog.

New Tourism materials in the Rosen Library:

Click on the hyperlinked title for more information about any title.

Have a suggestion for the collection? Email us at rosenlib@mail.ucf.edu or stop by with your book or DVD requests.

Closing Lines...

Are you finding Faculty Lines useful? Have a comment or suggestion to improve it or make it more relevant to you?

Please don't hesitate to leave your comment below, to email us at rosenlib@mail.ucf.edu, or to stop by and share your thoughts in person.

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Feb. 2009: Theme Parks / New Periodicals

Updated on: Jan 28, 2009 @ 8:51:00 am
Rosen Faculty Lines | No. 2 | Feb 2009

Opening Lines...

Welcome to the second issue of Faculty Lines, a newsletter designed specifically for Rosen College faculty.

Thank you for all the feedback on the first issue. Keep it coming -- our goal is for this newsletter to be useful and informative for you.

News & Notes...

Reminders

It is not too late to request a Library Instruction session or put materials on Course Reserves in the library, but please put your requests in as soon as possible if you intend to do so!

If you or a colleague has any difficulty reading Faculty Lines, the problem may be an outdated web browser. Contact Napoleon's tech team if you are experiencing problems.

New Services

The UCF Libraries Special Collections & University Archives department recently announced the following exciting news:
The George and Anne Millay Collection is now available for researchers at the UCF Libraries Special Collections and University Archives on the 5th floor of the main library. George Millay founded both Sea World and Wet 'n Wild, and these papers, photographs and memorabilia documents these and other projects on which he worked. A finding aid, providing background information and a detailed listing of materials in the collection, is now available at http://www.library.ucf.edu/SpecialCollections/FindingAids/Millay.xml

Check out our new Special Journal Issues page. Looking for industry statistics, trends, or "best of" lists? Chances are good that one of the major trade publications in your field publishes some great information, but it was always difficult to keep track of them all -- until now!

Our new list of Rosen Library DVD & VHS Titles is now available in webpage form, as well as in a printable spreadsheet form. Links to it and other relevant services are on our Services for Faculty page.

From the Stacks...

We have recently begun several new periodical subscriptions, mostly through a generous gift from the publisher.

New Periodicals in the Rosen Library:

  • Commercial Kitchens
  • Corporate and Incentive Travel
  • Developments (Vacation Industry)
  • Florida Restaurant & Lodging
  • Green Hotelier
  • Hospitality Construction
  • Hotel F&B
  • Snack Food and Wholesale Bakery

We have also received quite a few materials related to the theme park & attractions industry over the past few months. Click on the hyperlinked title for more information about any title.

New Theme Park materials in the Rosen Library:

Have a suggestion for the collection? Email us at rosenlib@mail.ucf.edu or stop by with your book or DVD requests.

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Jan. 2009: New DVDs

Updated on: Dec 23, 2008 @ 10:01:00 am
Rosen Faculty Lines | no. 1 | Jan 2009

Opening Lines...

Welcome to the first issue of Faculty Lines, a newsletter designed specifically for Rosen College faculty.

Because we know your time is valuable, we will strive to keep Faculty Lines brief and to the point. In each issue, we will impart a little news, highlight some recently acquired materials, and just generally keep you informed about library resources and services.

News & Notes...

Reminders

Some friendly reminders as you work on your syllabi and lesson plans for the Spring semester:

If you assign a research project in a course, you may wish to consider requesting a customized library instruction session, tailored to the needs of your students. Simply fill out our handy Library Instruction Request Form and we will be in touch shortly. Please put your requests in early if you want to be assured of getting one of your preferred dates!

Consider whether you wish to place any materials on reserve in the library for your Spring courses. Every semester we get many inquiries from students, hoping to find required texts and other materials for their courses on reserve in the library. For more information, please see our Course Reserves webpage.

New Services

Did you know? We now have all of the following available for checkout: laptops, headphones, calculators, and lockers. You can refer students to us for these services, or feel free to make use of them yourself.

New Faces

Have you met Jamie Conklin, our new Adjunct Librarian, yet? Chances are your students have, because Jamie is usually busy teaching library instruction sessions, answering reference questions, circulating materials, and otherwise assisting with public service duties in the Rosen Library. Stop by and say hello, if you haven't already!

From the Stacks...

We know that faculty are always looking for good audiovisuals to use in the classroom. Following is a selection of new DVDs in the Rosen Library. Many of these titles cover areas of high demand or areas for which we previously had very few audiovisual offerings. Click on the hyperlinked title for more information, usually including a brief description, running time, and other pertinent information.

New DVDs in the Rosen Library:

Have a suggestion for the collection? Email us at rosenlib@mail.ucf.edu or stop by with your book or DVD title requests.

Closing Lines...

That's all. You're done! See, that wasn't so bad. :-)

Have a comment or suggestion to improve future Faculty Lines? Please don't hesitate to leave your comment below, to email us at rosenlib@mail.ucf.edu, or to stop by and share your thoughts in person.

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