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Featured Bookshelf: Native American Heritage Month

November in the United States is Native American Heritage Month, also referred to as American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. It celebrates the rich history and diversity of America’s native peoples and educates the public about historical and current challenges they face. Native American Heritage Month was first declared by presidential proclamation in 1990 which urged the United States to learn more about their first nations.

Join the UCF Libraries as we celebrate our favorite Native American authors and books. Click the link below to see the full descriptions of the books which are also available for checkout from the Featured Bookshelf display next to the bank of two elevators on the 2nd floor.

Featured Bookshelf: Native American Heritage Month

John F. Kennedy

President Kennedy assassination papers

A Research Guide on the recently-released papers on the investigation of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in 1963 is available at https://guides.ucf.edu/jfk/assassination. Compiled by Government Documents librarian Rich Gause, the guide provides links to the 5 million page collection opened up on 10/26 by the National Archives, as well as links to the Warren Commission report and the 1978-1979 Congressional investigation. Whether you are a baby boomer who would like to take a look back in time, or a curious millennial, the guide gives you an excellent place to start investigating.

The UCF Library is a Federal Depository Library, providing a wealth of information to the Central Florida community. Research Guides are available on a wide variety of subjects, giving scholars a starting point for research.

National Novel Writing Month at John C. Hitt Library

This November the UCF John C. Hitt Library will be hosting our second annual series National Novel Writing Month activities.

What is National Novel Writing Month you ask?
National Novel Writing Month, known as NaNoWriMo for short, is a month long writing challenge that began in 1999 and is run by nanowrimo.org. The goal is to write 50,000 words by 11:59 pm on the last day of November. It is a worldwide movement that is open to anyone who wants to try writing a novel.

Here at the John C. Hitt Library we will be offering four workshops and four open writing sessions:

Workshops

Marketing Your Work with Suzi Katz
Wednesday, November 8, 2:30 – 3:30 pm
LIB-235C

Learn how to market your work including creating a social media marketing campaign.

Author Rights Workshop with Sarah Norris
Wednesday, November 15, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
LIB-235A

Learn how to be a copyright savvy author! This workshop is an overview of:
• Copyright and licensing, as it pertains to publishing
• Your rights as an author and tips on how to keep them
• Copyright and author rights resources
Please bring your laptop if you would like to follow along with the presentation.

Agents, Editors, Magazine and Book Publishing with Dr. Jamie Poissant
​Thursday, November 16. 10:30 – 11:30 am
LIB-235C

Finding, and using, agents and editors to publish your work in various formats.

Deciding When, Where, and How to Publish with Dr. Lisa Roney
Monday, November 27, 1:30 – 2:30 pm
LIB-235C

Now that you’ve been writing all month (and beyond), what do you do with your work? How do I tell when my work is ready for publication? What kind of publication makes sense for me? What else can I do to perfect and share my work? If you have questions about the publication process, come to this workshop led by UCF Associate Professor of Creative Writing and Editor of The Florida Review literary magazine.

Open Writing Sessions in LIB-235C

Friday, November 3
11 am – 1:00 pm

Tuesday, November 7
9:00 – 11:00 am

Friday, November 17
1:00 – 3:00 pm

Thursday, November 30
1:30 – 3:30 pm

 

 

For more information about the UCF NaNoWriMo activities and a list of writing resources, check out our LibGuide: guides.ucf.edu/nanowrimo

Trademark Basics

USPTO speaker: Trademark Basics

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 12 pm to 1:30 pm

Join us as Craig Morris, Managing Attorney for Trademark Educational Outreach at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, presents Trademark Basics: What every small business should know now, not later, information essential to small business owners, entrepreneurs, and business students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Light refreshments provided.

Go to http://guides.ucf.edu/trademarks/events for details and registration. Register early, as space is limited!

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