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.
Feeling lost? This week, at the entrance to the John C. Hitt Library, an Information Kiosk has been set up for anyone with a question about UCF. Take a minute to talk to the friendly Libraries folks. They will connect you to the information you need. Start off the new academic year with a smile.
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! (more…)
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