Plan ahead, Knights! This Thursday, September 3, the John C. Hitt Library will close at 3:00 p.m. The Curriculum Materials Center, in the College of Education and Human Performance, will close at noon. The Library at the Rosen College of Hospitality Management will close at noon. Regional campus libraries will remain open for regular Thursday hours.The UCF Knights will take on the FIU Golden Panthers in Bright House Stadium. Kickoff is at 6.00 p.m. Classes end at noon, so you will have time to get to the John C. Hitt Library for some study and research before you head out for a little tailgating. Go Knights! Charge on!
Carrie Moran, User Engagement Librarian, recommends:
Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
4th Floor — PS3561.I496L33 2009
The story of Harrison William Shepherd, a man caught between two worlds – Mexico and the United States in the 1930s, ‘40s, and ‘50s – and whose search for identity takes readers to the heart of the twentieth century’s most tumultuous events.
Yesterday afternoon, Tuesday 8/25, the John C. Hitt Library was evacuated, at around 1.15 p.m. The building reopened to all over one hour later. The first floor was reopened to all a few hours later. Thankfully, this was not a major event, but the Orlando Sentinel ran a story about it. Thanks to all the students who efficiently evacuated the building, allowing the fire and safety crews to inspect and investigate without interference or interruption. And thanks to those crews who keep us safe. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Come on in today, Knights: we’re open until 1.00 a.m.!
Group study rooms can now be reserved for up to four hours at a time! Rooms are available for currently enrolled UCF students. General study rooms are not locked, but if you do not reserve the room, you will be asked to leave if another group makes a reservation. More information about group study rooms in the UCF Libraries can be found on the Circulation Services page.
Notice anything different? The new Libraries website was designed with you in mind, making it easier to link to the resources and services you need for a successful new academic year. Be sure to let us know at Submit Feedback if you have questions or comments on the new design.
Matt DeSalvo is the UCF Libraries 2015 Employee of the Year! Matt is an End User Computing Specialist, part of the Libraries Information Technology and Digital Initiatives. Matt leads a team that helps library users at the John C. Hitt Library 3rd floor LibTech Desk. If you have checked out an iPad or other equipment, or have a question about using technology to get to library resources, Matt may have helped you. Matt received his award today, at the Libraries Annual Service Awards. Also honored: Libraries employees with 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 years of library service. Congratulations to everyone!
UCF Libraries “Publishing in the Academy”
Fall 2015 — Graduate Workshops
Students must register for workshops through the College of Graduate Studies website at
Literature Review Toolkit
This session will cover library research strategies to help differentiate sources and tools for conducting literature reviews and locating resources for projects. The discussion, demonstrations, and Q&A will focus on identifying subject databases, making use of review articles and citation tracking options, creating alerts to stay updated on publications, using Google Scholar options such as links to UCF databases and researcher profiles. An overview of library services for graduate students will also be provided. Please bring your laptop if you would like to set up options during the session.
Wed., 9/9 10:30-11:30 am Graduate Student Center
Tues., 10/6 12:30-1:30 pm Graduate Student Center
Wed., 10/14 2:00-3:00 pm Lib 235C
Fri., 11/6 12:30-1:30 pm Graduate Student Center
The UCF Libraries Special Collections & University Archives proudly presents Book Conservation of the William L. Bryant West Indies Collection. This exhibit surveys the process of conservation work performed on rare books of the Bryant Collection (more…)
Beginning June 29th 2015 the UCF John C. Hitt Library will be shifting the books in the stacks to make room for the 5th floor renovation starting in Spring 2016. The redesign will provide critical physical study space to meet the needs of the University and of the future generation of scholars.
During the shifting if you are unable to locate a book, please ask staff for assistance. We appreciate your patience as we work to improve the library for our users
The Circulation Department
Publishing in the Academy — Summer 2015
Library Research Workshops for Graduate Students
The UCF Libraries’ Publishing in the Academy workshop series focuses on supporting graduate students about topics important to researchers. Workshops cover a wide-range of discussions and demonstrations including: literature review strategies, using online library databases and tools, making the most of Web of Science, publishing your work and author rights, optimizing your online presence in research networks, understanding citation metrics, presenting your work, and data management practices.
In collaboration with the College of Graduate Studies, workshops are held at both the Graduate Student Center in Colbourn Hall in Room 146 and at the John C. Hitt Library in Classroom 235C. Please use the Graduate Studies website to register for all workshops held at the Graduate Student Center.