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Diversity Week Workshops at UCF Libraries

Diversity Week at UCF Libraries

UCF Diversity Week, October 16 – 20, is a celebration of our diverse community and an opportunity to explore topics across the broad range of human identity, experience, and interaction. Diversity Week activities are intended to stimulate our campus and move us to a more inclusive culture. The theme for 2017 is Transform and Inspire Inclusion.

As part of the UCF Libraries’ enthusiastic support of maintaining an inclusive space in the UCF community, we are offering several workshops and activities through the week. The workshops include a Zine Workshop, fiber art demonstration, and how to start a family search. The first of our additional activities is just inside the entrance to the library where students can add a leaf to our tree saying how they inspire inclusion at UCF. The second activity is a map on the 3rd floor where faculty, staff, and students can place a pin in the area where they and their families have lived.

For more detailed information about the UCF Libraries Diversity Week events visit: guides.ucf.edu/diversityweek

 

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Open Heart Open Mic 9/28

Join us for a lunch break Open Heart Open Mic on Thursday, September 28 from 12-1:15PM in John C. Hitt Library room 223. The UCF Libraries is partnering with the Women’s & Gender Studies Program to present an ongoing open mic event series.

You are welcome to bring a story, poem, song, or any other vocal presentation to share – on any topic.

For more information, check our event page.

Any original work presented at an Open Heart Open Mic event will be eligible to be listed in STARS KnightVerse. STARS is UCF’s digital repository designed to disseminate, publicize, and share works by, for, and about UCF. KnightVerse is the area within STARS for library related student work. After presenting, see the Open Heart Open Mic host for information about submitting your original work.

Knight Terror at the John C. Hitt Library

Knight Terror writing contest

What terrors lurk in the heart of humanity?

What scary thoughts skulk in the corners of your mind?

What dark and spooky words will cross your page?

 

The UCF Libraries is hosting a scary short story writing contest for UCF students. Visit the Knight Terror page to see the rules and submit your 500-word scary story.

The deadline is 11:59 pm on October 20, 2017 and winners will be announced on October 31.

 

Prizes:

First place wins a Library Superpowers t-shirt.

Second place wins a Library Construction duck.

Both winners will be immortalized in STARS KnightVerse, the UCF Libraries archive of library related student writing.

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Welcome Back Events

Join us the first week of classes for our UCF Libraries welcome events, as part of Pegasus Palooza

 

LibHacks
Tuesday, August 22nd 10:00-11:00am
Wednesday, August 23rd 2:00-3:00pm
John C. Hitt Library, room 235C
New to UCF and want pointers on using the UCF Libraries?  Looking for time-savers when hunting for books and articles?  Come meet helpful librarians and learn how the Libraries can make your life easier.  One lucky attendee will win a UCF Libraries Superhero T-shirt!

 

Jedi Training Quest
Thursday, August 24th 10:00am-2:00pm
John C. Hitt Library, main floor
Take a quick tour of the John C. Hitt Library and learn about helpful services and resources, all while completing a fun adventure-style scavenger hunt.  The quest should take 10-15 minutes to complete. All Jedi who complete the training can refuel with a snack and be entered to win prizes! The first 150 students to complete the quest earn an exclusive UCF Libraries construction rubber duck and an Insomnia cookie.

 

Star Wars and UCF Trivia Contest
Friday, August 25th 1:00-2:00pm
Student Union – Key West 218
Come challenge your fellow Jedi knights to see who knows the most about the University and the Empire, from Knightro to Nerfherders.  The winning team takes home prizes!

Summer Knights Reading Challenge

Summer Knights Reading Challenge – Win Prizes!!

The Summer Knights Reading Challenge runs from June 1 to August 1, 2017 and is open to all UCF students, faculty, and staff.

Participation
Submit the number of pages you read on our Summer Knights Reading Challenge guide. Check the leaderboard each week.

Grand Prizes

  • Read the most pages overall and win a 6″ Amazon Kindle, courtesy of UCF Tech Product Center
  • Read the second most pages and win a prize bag full of UCF Merchandise, courtesy of UCF Bookstore
  • Read the third most pages overall and win a $25 Starbucks gift card

Grand prize winners will be announced August 4, 2017

500 Club

  • Read 500 pages and win a prize pack* We will keep track of the number of pages you’ve read. Once you reach 500 pages we will contact you to claim your prize pack. Prizes may be picked up at any UCF Library location.

*Prize packs available while supplies last

Weekly Drawings

  • Weekly drawings will be held for gift cards to Burger Fi, Jeremiah’s Italian Ice, Mellow Mushroom, Smoothie King, and Topper’s

Have questions or comments?  Please contact us.

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