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UCF Libraries in 2016

The UCF print collection contains over 1.5 million volumes. If you laid them end to end, they would stretch 213 miles – 5 trips to the Magic Kingdom!

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Glenn Stein, as a cartoon, on a wagon

Exhibit: Recollections of a Cartoonist

Special Collections & University Archives latest exhibit, “Recollections of a Cartoonist: The Glenn “Marty” Stein Collection of Cartoon Art, 1955-2013,” features a selection of drawings, sketches, political cartoons, and comic strips from the “Glenn “Marty” Stein Collection of Cartoon Art, 1955-2013.” Based on Stein’s unpublished manuscript, “Recollections of a Cartoonist: Creating in Different World,” the exhibit includes examples of Stein’s work from the 1970s through 2008.

Stein, a Florida native, drew editorial cartoons from 1999 to 2008 for three Orlando area publications, the Orlando Business Journal, The Apopka Chief, and the Spanish-language paper La Prensa. Stein’s editorial cartoons tackled issues the nation and the world were debating at the turn of the millennium, including immigration, civil rights, and political corruption – many of which are still relevant today. In addition to political cartoons, Stein also created a number of gag cartoons and comic strips, several of which are included in the exhibit. In 2009, Stein gave up cartooning to focus on writing and lecturing about polar history.

The Special Collections & University Archives’ exhibit space is located on the fifth floor of the John C. Hitt Library. The exhibit will be up through July 2017.

Library and Reflecting Pond

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Photo of Exhibit: Transfer Knights and Tau Sigma National Honor Society

New Rosen Exhibit: Transfer Knights and Tau Sigma National Honor Society

On display in March and April at the Rosen Library is an exhibit featuring two student organizations–Transfer Knights and Tau Sigma National Honor Society. Transfer Knights is a social organization that connects transfer students with the rest of UCF. Tau Sigma is a national honor society that features the academic work of transfer students. Newsletters, schedule of events, and contact information are provided for students who are interested in joining these student organizations. Exhibit was curated by Velencia Duvra with assistance by Schuyler Kerby.

Featured poetry books for National Poetry Month

Featured Bookshelf: National Poetry Month

“I think that I shall never see
A poem as lovely…”

Yes, I’m going Joyce Kilmer on you. It’s National Poetry Month. How could I not start with the opening of a poem we all learn in primary school?

The Academy of American Poets, inspired by the success of Black History Month and Women’s History Month, created National Poetry Month in 1996. It is the largest literary celebration in the world and UCF Library is proud to do our part.

We gathered suggestions for 20 books of poetry that are currently in the UCF collection. These works represent a wide range of favorite poetry books of our faculty and staff. Click on the link below to see the full descriptions and catalog links.

Featured Bookshelf: National Poetry Month

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