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Knight Reads

New Knight Reads Titles

Knight Reads is our collection of popular fiction and non-fiction reading. There are Knight Reads collections in the John C. Hitt Library and in the Rosen Library.

Check out these titles we just added to the Knight Reads shelves in the John C. Hitt Library:

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If you’d like to suggest a title to add to Knight Reads, please email it to carrie.moran@ucf.edu

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Noise and Closure Alerts, beginning 3/20

3rd Floor

Restrooms on the 3rd floor in the “back half” of the building will remain closed for renovation.

4th Floor

Starting Monday night, 3/20, the “Student Union side” of the 4th floor of the John C. Hitt Library will be closed for the installation of sprinklers. Materials in call numbers N through QP will be inaccessible, but can be requested online, please see a staff member for assistance. Items will be retrieved several times daily, and can be picked up at the Circulation Desk. It is estimated that this work will be completed around 5/1/17. Over the next months the entire building will be fitted with fire sprinklers as part of the ongoing work on the 21st Century Library project.

5th Floor

Work continues on the study area of the 5th floor. When completed, the area will offer students a bright, new, space for silent, individual study, research, reflection, and coursework.

 

More information about the 21st Century Library project is at: http://library.ucf.edu/21st/ You can check there for any work alerts. Earplugs remain available at the Circulation Desk.

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Noise and Closure Alerts

Spring Break closures include:

** The back half of the second (main) floor of the John C. Hitt Library will be closed, starting Friday evening, March 10, and reopening on Monday, March 20. Turner construction will be installing fire sprinklers in the area. You can request items from the Reference collection, located in the work area, to be retrieved for you. There is an online form linked to http://library.ucf.edu/news/reference-book-request-2017/
Over the next months the entire building will be fitted with fire sprinklers as part of the ongoing work on the 21st Century Library project.

**Restrooms on the 3rd floor in the “back half” of the building will remain closed for renovation. The 4th floor restrooms in the “back” of the building have re-opened.

More information about the 21st Century Library project is at: http://library.ucf.edu/21st/ You can check there for any work alerts. Earplugs remain available at the Circulation Desk.

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Our Favorite Female Authors

In celebration of International Women’s Day, we asked our librarians who their favorite female authors are. Here is what they shared!

Missy Murphey – Research & Information
S.E. Hinton
Barbara Alderman – Regional Campuses
Agatha Christie
Annie Jacobsen
Tim Bottorff – Rosen Library
Emily Dickinson
Mary Shelley
Sai Deng – Cataloging
Eileen Chang
Jane Austen
Sarah Norris – Scholarly Communication
Diana Gabaldon
Margaret George
Peggy Nuhn – Regional Campuses
Colleen McCullough
Jacquelyn Mitchard
Shane Roopnarine – Rosen Library
Ursula K. Le Guin
Madeleine L’Engle
Tina Buck – Electronic Resources
Helene Hanff
Dorothy Gilman
Candice Millard
Michael Furlong – Regional Campuses
Patricia Highsmith
Shirley Jackson
Paula Poundstone
Rich Gause – Research & Information
Octavia Butler
Ursula K. Le Guin
Nnedi Okorafor
Selma Jaskowski – Information Technology & Digital Initiatives
Louise Penny
Laurie R. King
Josephine Tey
Jane Austen
Meredith Semones – Research & Information
Elizabeth Berg
Barbara Kingsolver
Anna Quindlen
Jodi Picoult
Min Tong – Regional Campuses
Jane Austen
Maya Angelou
Emily Bronte
Amy Tan
Kim Montgomery – Cataloging
Jane Austen
Dorothy L. Sayers
Andre Norton (Alice Mary Norton)
James Tiptree Jr. (Alice Bradley Sheldon)
Ursula K. LeGuin
Carrie Moran – Teaching & Engagement
Francesca Lia Block
Tana French
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Mary Oliver
Ann Patchett
Elizabeth Gilbert
Mary Page – Collections & Technical Services
Anne Tyler
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Marge Piercy
Emily Dickinson
Barbara Ehrenreich
Caroline Knapp

Rachel Mulvihill – Teaching & Engagement

Emily St. John Mandel
Ann Patchett
Curtis Sittenfeld (yes! A woman)
Alice Hoffman
Kate Atkinson
Lauren Groff
Ann Packer
J. Courtney Sullivan

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Win Prizes with the UCF Mobile App

In Spring of 2017, UCF is piloting location based notifications with the UCF Mobile app. These notifications will only be available if you enter a specific location on campus. This includes the John C. Hitt Library, Technology Commons, and Technology Product Center.

When you view a notification through the UCF Mobile app, you will be taken to a survey for your feedback. If you complete the survey, you will be entered to win a prize! Prizes include a set of Beats headphones, and an exclusive UCF Libraries Citronaut shirt.

The project concludes on March 30, 2017.

To participate: http://ucfmobile.ucf.edu/app/lbn/

We welcome your feedback as we evaluate this technology. Questions? Email carrie.moran@ucf.edu

 

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