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John C. Hitt Library Now Accepting Credit and Debit Payment!

Overdue fees and bills for the UCF Libraries can now be paid using credit or debit at the John C. Hitt Library. Payments can be made at the Circulation Desk and may also be paid using cash, check, or Knight Cash. As a reminder, you can avoid overdue fees by renewing your library items online through our website or over the phone by calling 407-823-2580 where we’re happy to answer any questions you may have!

Kram for the Exam

Kram for the Exam

Come join us for our annual fall Kram 4 the Exam. SGA will be walking around the John C. Hitt Library handing out goodies and study materials during the following dates and times:

  • Tuesday, December 5th at 2:00 pm
  • Thursday, December 7th at 7:00 pm

Hope to see you here and good luck on your exams!

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John C. Hitt Library Closure, 12/16/17 through 1/1/18

Due to a planned power outage during this time, the John C. Hitt Library will be closed from Saturday, 12/16/17 through Monday, 1/1/18. Library resources will be available at library.ucf.edu.

Please return books by Friday, December 15, and check out books you need by Friday, December 15.

Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery

Book requests received after Wednesday, December 6 will be sent forward in January 2018. Article requests will continue to be processed until Wednesday, December 13. Document Delivery requests will be processed until Thursday, December 14.

LibTech

LibTech will perform regularly scheduled maintenance on all items during Winter Break.
iPads will no longer be circulated after 5:00pm on Thursday December 7th.
All other LibTech items (except items with 4 hour loan periods) will no longer be circulated after 5:00pm on Saturday December 9th.

The John C. Hitt Library will open on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

"Walt Disney, Impresario of Consumption" exhibit in Special Collections & University Archives

Exhibit: Walt Disney, Impresario of Consumption

Walt Disney revolutionized the film and art markets, and in the 1930s, he took on the consumer market with the development of the all-encompassing marketing program. Every Disney film, beginning with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, has included a complete marketing campaign, and the successful marketing of Disney characters has brought beloved characters into our everyday lives.

The latest exhibit in Special Collections & University Archives, “Walt Disney, Impresario of Consumption,” looks at Disney’s marketing strategy from the 1930s to today using publications, artifacts, and ephemeral materials produced by and about the Walt Disney Company. The exhibit was curated by UCF students in Dr. Keri Watson’s “The Art of Disney” class (ARH 3888).

The Special Collections & University Archives’ exhibit space is located on the fifth floor of the John C. Hitt Library. The exhibit will be up through January 6, 2018.

OA Week 2017

Open Access Week 2017 Events

“OPEN ACCESS: ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT KNOWLEDGE THEFT.”

OCTOBER 23-29, 2017

The world of Open Access is a wild place! Explore the ins and outs of Open Access and what it means for you as a student and/or content creator with the UCF Library and earn badges in the process! There will be four opportunities to earn OA Wild badges. The more you earn the bigger the prize!
1 badge = A snack to fuel your OA Wild Exploration
2 badges = A UCF Libraries Duck Sticker
3 badges = A UCF Libraries Rubber Ducky
4 badges = A Grand Prize Pack

Oct 23 11 a.m.-2 p.m. What kind of OA Guide are you Quiz
Stop by the John C. Hitt Library and pick up your OA Wild passport. Once you have your passport, show off your OA knowledge and earn your first badge! The first 200 participants to complete the quiz will receive a delicious cookie from Insomnia Cookies to fuel you on your OA adventure!

Oct 24 2:00-3:00 pm Are you an Intellectual Cat Burglar? – John C. Hitt Library Rm 223
Are you an intellectual cat burglar? In this fast paced game participants will show off their knowledge related to Open Access, avoiding plagiarism and staying on the right side of academic integrity. Participants will earn an OA Wild badge for their passports.

Oct. 25 2:30-3:30 Creative Commons 101 – John C. Hitt Library Rm 235C
Calling all artists, musicians and writers! You’ve put your heart and a whole lot of energy into creating a new work and the next step is to share it with the world, but what’s the best way to do that, and keep it safe? This workshop will explore the variety of licenses available for creative works, how to license your work, where to share it and retain your rights. Participants will earn an OA Wild badge.

Oct. 26 10:30-11:30 You’ve Finished Your Research…Now What? – John C. Hitt Library Rm 235C
The research is complete and you’ve written your findings, now you’re ready to join the scholarly conversation, but you want to make sure you publish it in the right place to fit your future plans. This workshop will explore the publishing options available and the pros and cons of each model. Join us to learn more about traditional scholarly publishing, open access options and utilizing institutional repositories to make your research widely available. Participants will earn an OA Wild badge.

If you are interested in exploring more about Open Access, check out the official OA Week website: http://www.openaccessweek.org/

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