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Summer Knights Reading Challenge – Win a Kindle Fire!

The Summer Knights Reading Challenge starts June 1 and ends August 1, 2016 and is open to all UCF students, faculty, and staff.

Participation
Submit the number of pages you read on our Summer Knights Reading Challenge guide. Check the leaderboard each week.

Prizes
If you read 500 pages, you will get a prize pack (while supplies last).
Read the most pages overall and win a Kindle Fire
Read the second most pages overall and win a Knightro Nike bag full of UCF merchandise.
Read the third most pages overall and win a $25 Starbucks gift card
Five randomly selected participants will win a voucher good for one free item from Jeremiah’s Italian Ice

Winners will be announced August 10, 2016

Have questions or comments?  Please contact us.

Melissa Franco, 2016 recipient of June Stillman Scholarship

Congratulations, Melissa Franco!

ORLANDO, June 2016 – The University of Central Florida (UCF) Libraries is happy to announce that Ms. Melissa Franco, student assistant in the John C. Hitt Library Acquisitions & Collection Services since January 2015, will receive the $2,000 June S. Stillman Memorial Endowed Scholarship for Libraries Student Assistants and USPS Staff for the academic year 2016-2017. (more…)

Kennedy Space Center Space Shuttle Launch

Exhibit: Kennedy Space Center: Through the Years of Space Exploration

This exhibit of materials from UCF Libraries Special Collections & University Archives features items from the NASA Photograph Collection, NASA Ephemera Collection, Wagar Space Collection, Scott H. Simpkinson Papers, and University Archives. The exhibit emphasizes the importance of learning from the past and documents the local history of the space agency, Kennedy Space Center (KSC), and its missions from the 1950s to present day. The exhibit will be on display June 13 to September 2, 2016, in the John C. Hitt Library 5th floor exhibit area adjacent to Special Collections and University Archives. (more…)

FTU Printing Plate, circa 1968

University Archives item featured in UCF Podcast

As previously posted, Dr. Robert Cassanello’s podcast project “A History of Central Florida” is a 50-episode podcast that examines the history of central Florida through local area objects found in museums, historical organizations, and other places. Today, we want to direct you specifically to Episode 45 Diploma Plate. The diploma plate featured is from UCF Libraries’ Special Collections and University Archives department. (more…)

Photo of front entrance to John C. Hitt library and the Flame of Hope

Summertime, and the Library livin’ is easy

Welcome back, Knights! To make your summer studies easier, all you need to do is Ask Us! That’s right: by text, by chat, phone, or in person. The friendly folks of the UCF Libraries are simply waiting for you to contact us with questions and comments. If you are struggling to get started, or trying to finish up, or just need a little direction for your research assignment, save some time and worry: Ask Us.
Thousands of library resources are at your fingertips. It’s summer at UCF: life is good.

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