Category: Events

Read Stricted: The Dilemmas Surrounding Reading, Censorship, and Challenged Books

Read Stricted: The Dilemmas Surrounding Reading, Censorship, & Challenged Books

Monday, April 9
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
LIB-223

Please join us for a lively and thought provoking discussion regarding reading, censorship, and the history of challenged books to commemorate the start of National Library Week 2018. UCF Research and Information Services Librarian, Sandy Avila will discuss the American Library Association’s Top Ten Frequently Challenged Books of 2017 while providing some background regarding the history of challenged books from around the world. This session is open to students and faculty and no RSVP is required. Meet us at the John C. Hitt Library (main campus) Room 223 to learn more about banned books and the dilemmas surrounding their censorship.

UCF Faculty Author Series

UCF Faculty Author Series

The John C. Hitt Library, Office of Research, and Faculty Excellence are pleased to announce two upcoming events to be hosted by the Burnett Honors College. The panel sessions described below will highlight the diverse research interests and publishing activities of scholars in the College of Arts & Humanities. We invite you to attend one or both sessions and, since seating in the Honors College reading room in limited to 25, please RSVP by using the link below.

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UCF Research Week Library Drop-In Session

Join us for a library drop-in session during Research Week at the Hitt Library (main campus) in room 223. This session is open to faculty and all graduate and undergraduate students. No RSVP required. Session topics will discuss researching with Oxford e-books and e-journals and publishing in Oxford University Press. There will also be brief presentations on planning strategies using library resources, organizing sources with RefWorks or Mendeley citation managers, and time for Q&A for help with your questions!

For questions, please contact Corinne Bishop, UCF Graduate Engagement Librarian, at Corinne.Bishop@ucf.edu

Date: Friday, April 6
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Library room 223

Announcing WomanFest 2018!

Join UCF Libraries and the Department of Women and Gender Studies for the second annual WomanFest on Thursday, March 22, in library room 223.

 

Film Screening and Discussion of Miss Representation, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Miss Representation explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the media’s limited portrayal of what it means to be a powerful woman. The film will be followed by a discussion facilitated by Dr. Anne Bubriski-McKinzie, Women and Gender Studies.

Popcorn will be provided by UCF Libraries.

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National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month and UCF Libraries is dashing forward with enthusiasm to celebrate.

Poetry Contests!

Sonnets – Submissions due by April 8, 2018 at 11:59 pm.
The sonnet is a fourteen-line poem written in iambic pentameter, which employ one of several rhyme schemes and adhere to a tightly structured thematic organization. Sonnet styles via Academy of American Poets. Your submission can be on any subject.

Celebrating Libraries – Submissions due by April 15, 2018 at 11:59 pm
Poem of any style or length about library (general or specific)

Haiku by You – Submissions due by April 22, 2018 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.

Submit your poems here.

Contests are open to UCF students only.

Erasure Poetry

An Erasure Poetry table will be set up between the Circulation Desk and Reference Desk from April 2 – 6. 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!

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