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Citizen Curator Project: Call for Participation

The Citizen Curator Project of Central Florida invites Citizen Curators to create a series of exhibitions for display at the John C. Hitt Library, the UCF Art Gallery, and online focused on the theme “Eliminationism and Resistance.” A particularly potent example of eliminationism, defined as social policies that seek to censor, suppress, exile, or exterminate others, is the recent Pulse nightclub attack, whereas the Orlando United campaign may be viewed as an act of resistance and reconciliation.

We urge participants to experiment, not only with a range of perspectives on the theme and historical source material, but also with the idea of what an exhibit can be. Anyone with an interest in affecting social change through exhibitions can be a Citizen Curator. This includes, but is not limited to, students, artists, activists, educators, and members of the community. No previous experience with curating is required.

How to Apply

To apply, email a 250-word description of your project to citizencurator@ucf.edu by February 15, 2017. Please include the type of materials you will be using, the desired or proposed location of your exhibit (UCF Art Gallery, John C. Hitt Library, online, other galleries or venues of your choice), your vision (include a sketch or image if applicable), and how your project relates to the theme “Eliminationism and Resilience.” Individuals or small groups are welcome.

More information is available at: http://www.cah.ucf.edu/citizencurator/

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Kram for the exam

Kram 4 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 6, 7 pm to 9 pm
  • Friday, December 9, Noon to 2.00 pm

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

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Open Heart Open Mic Event 11/17 at 6PM

Join us for the third in a series of Open Heart Open Mics on Thursday, November 17th at 6PM 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.

Each month will feature a UCF faculty member and UCF student speaking on the monthly theme. This month’s theme is Indigenous Peoples. You are welcome to bring a story, poem, song, or any other vocal presentation to share – on any topic.

There will be refreshments provided.

For more information, check our event page.

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Open Access Week Events

“IF YOU’RE GOING TO BE A PIRATE, BE A LEGAL PIRATE.”

OCTOBER 24-30, 2016

Ahoy! Open Access Week is on the horizon! Join us for educational and fun pirate-themed events throughout the week.

Monday, October 24, noon – 3pm: Win treasure (please note treasure may or may not consist of golden doubloons, tshirts, cookies, and Knightro bobble heads) in our pirate games at the John C. Hitt Library. Man the Captains’ Wheel and spin for pirate booty! Or take a stab at our OA Week Pirate Quiz and get a yummy treat! Or dress in your piratey best for a chance to win prizes in our Photo Booth!

Tuesday, October 25, 1 – 3pm: Academic Profile, John C. Hitt Library, Room 235A: Come to our workshop where we will help you set up an academic profile. You have probably heard about LinkedIn, but what about ResearchGate, Academia.edu, or SelectedWorks? With one of these profiles, you can showcase your projects, papers, creative works, and more to help further your academic and career goals. in room 235A at the John C. Hitt Library.

Wednesday, October 26 11am – 12noon: Attend faculty workshop at FCTL. Open Access Session: What is Open Access (OA), and why is it important to faculty and students? This FCTL session will give you an introduction to Open Access and what is meant by OA in the academic environment. We will provide information about general Open Access movements, including incorporating Open Educational Resources into the classroom. We will also explore STARS, the UCF institutional repository, as a way to make your research Open Access and freely available.

Wednesday, October 26 3 – 4pm: Attend faculty workshop at FCTL. SelectedWorks Session: Are you thinking about creating a SelectedWorks profile to show off the full range of your scholarship, from teaching materials to streaming video and audio? We can help! Join us at FCTL on Wednesday, October 26 from 3:00 – 4:00 pm for a workshop on creating, customizing, and populating your profile. You will learn about the top 10 Ways to put SelectedWorks to work for you.

Avast! Ye look like yer at sea when she be billowin’ an’ thunderin’ awful fiercely. What be Open Access? Learnin’ ne’er be more important! Check out the official OA Week website: http://www.openaccessweek.org/)

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Open Access in October

Open Access (OA) is celebrated each year in October during OA Week. OA Week aims to bring awareness to the benefits of OA. It also helps encourage OA advancements and innovations throughout the global scholarly community. OA Week has been a worldwide event for nearly a decade, and it is organized by SPARC.

You might have noticed that our Talk Like a Pirate Day blog post mentioned OA Week. Our pirate-themed OA Week activities are coming up soon!

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