UCF Libraries in 2016

The UCF print collection contains over 1.5 million volumes. If you laid them end to end, they would stretch 213 miles – 5 trips to the Magic Kingdom!

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Glenn Stein, as a cartoon, on a wagon

Exhibit: Recollections of a Cartoonist

Special Collections & University Archives latest exhibit, “Recollections of a Cartoonist: The Glenn “Marty” Stein Collection of Cartoon Art, 1955-2013,” features a selection of drawings, sketches, political cartoons, and comic strips from the “Glenn “Marty” Stein Collection of Cartoon Art, 1955-2013.” Based on Stein’s unpublished manuscript, “Recollections of a Cartoonist: Creating in Different World,” the exhibit includes examples of Stein’s work from the 1970s through 2008.

Stein, a Florida native, drew editorial cartoons from 1999 to 2008 for three Orlando area publications, the Orlando Business Journal, The Apopka Chief, and the Spanish-language paper La Prensa. Stein’s editorial cartoons tackled issues the nation and the world were debating at the turn of the millennium, including immigration, civil rights, and political corruption – many of which are still relevant today. In addition to political cartoons, Stein also created a number of gag cartoons and comic strips, several of which are included in the exhibit. In 2009, Stein gave up cartooning to focus on writing and lecturing about polar history.

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 July 2017.

Library and Reflecting Pond

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Photo of Exhibit: Transfer Knights and Tau Sigma National Honor Society

New Rosen Exhibit: Transfer Knights and Tau Sigma National Honor Society

On display in March and April at the Rosen Library is an exhibit featuring two student organizations–Transfer Knights and Tau Sigma National Honor Society. Transfer Knights is a social organization that connects transfer students with the rest of UCF. Tau Sigma is a national honor society that features the academic work of transfer students. Newsletters, schedule of events, and contact information are provided for students who are interested in joining these student organizations. Exhibit was curated by Velencia Duvra with assistance by Schuyler Kerby.

National Poetry Month at the John C. Hitt Library

April is National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month and the UCF Libraries are springing headlong forward to celebrate.

Student Poetry Contests

  • Ode to a Library – Submissions due by April 14, 2017 at 11:59 pm.
    Poem of any style or length about library
  • Haiku by You – Submissions due by April 21, 2017 at 11:59 pm.
    “Haiku” is a traditional form of Japanese poetry. Haiku poems consist of 3 lines. The first and last lines of a Haiku have 5 syllables and the middle line has 7 syllables. The lines rarely rhyme.

Winners will receive a Library Superpowers T-shirt and be published in STARS KnightVerse.

You can submit your poems at: http://ucflib.fyi/npm2017

Erasure Poetry

An Erasure Poetry table will be set up between the Circulation Desk and Reference Desk from April 3 – 7. Staff favorites will be displayed on the windows by the entrance and on library social media accounts.

Featured Poems

The UCF Libraries Tumblr account will feature daily poems which are favorites of library staff. Tag us in your favorites on Tumblr!

Open Heart Open Mic

Join us for the last Open Heart Open Mic of the semester on Tuesday, April 18th from 12-1:30PM in John C. Hitt Library room 223.

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