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Earth Day 2018

Earth Day 2018

Celebrate Earth Day on Thursday, April 19 by exploring our local habitats with UCF Libraries and the UCF Arboretum!

 “Secrets of the Longleaf Pine” Film Screening & Discussion with Jennifer Elliot, Associate Director of the UCF Arboretum
10:00 am – 12:00 pm, LIB-223

From the producers of “Chattahoochee Unplugged” comes a new documentary about the forgotten Longleaf Pine forest that once blanketed the coastal plain of the Southeastern United States. Once comprising ninety million sprawling acres, by the 20th century, human pressures had reduced the forest to just three million. Just a tiny fraction of precious old growth remains. These remarkable patches of old growth Longleaf forest display more biodiversity than any other ecosystem in the northern hemisphere, rivaled only by the Amazon. “Secrets of the Longleaf Pine” takes you on an unprecedented journey to examine some of the unique plants and animals that can only be found here.


Plant a seed and watch it grow!
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm, outside the John C. Hitt Library

Plant a seed and watch it grow!  Join us just outside the Library for an opportunity to plant a seed to take home with you.


Guided Hike through the UCF Arboretum
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, UCF Arboretum

Experience longleaf pines and more. Join us for a guided hike through the UCF Arboretum.

Speak Your Truth: A Queer History of UCF

Speak Your Truth

Speak Your Truth: A Queer History of UCF is an archival project exploring the history of the queer experience at the University of Central Florida.

In your own words, and in your preferred format, we want to know what you have experienced as a member of the queer community at UCF. Your experience may have been (or still be) good, bad, ugly, or somewhere in between. The important thing is it is your experience in your own words/images.


The kickoff event for Speak Your Truth is an open mic in library room 223 on Wednesday, April, 18, 2018, from 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm.


Peter and Donna Thomas’ Book Arts Tiny Home

Artist Talk: Peter and Donna Thomas, 4.18.2018

For 40 years, book artists and fine press printers Peter and Donna Thomas have been creating, printing, and publishing fine press and artist’s books. In celebration of 40 years of making books, Peter and Donna are traveling the country with their Book Arts Tiny Home lecturing about their work.

On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at 2:00 p.m., the UCF Libraries Special Collections & University Archives, the UCF School of Visual Art and Design, and the UCF Art Gallery are hosting a talk by Peter and Donna in room 108 of the Visual Arts Building on the UCF Campus. In addition to their talk, the Thomas’ Book Arts Tiny Home will be on campus that day in the parking lot just south of the Visual Arts Building.

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Ready to get Published

Free Webinar: Navigating the World of Scholarly Publishing

Free Online Webinar

Navigating the World of Scholarly Publishing

How to Get Your Work Published and Recognized

When: Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 10 a.m. EST

The ubiquitous expression, “publish or perish”, is still going strong with no end in sight. For any researcher or academic, publishing is of the utmost importance for career progression. Whether you are just completing your degree, a new post-graduate, or an experienced academic, understanding why publishing is important along with how to effectively approach it is a major step toward success. IGI Global will explain the key benefits of publishing and the steps one must take to pursue a publication idea – including the process of conceptualizing and submitting a publication proposal.

Attendees will also benefit from tips on how to get their work widely recognized and indexed once it is published. This webinar will be interactive and conclude with an open Q&A.

Click here to register

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