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Jim Mauk retires after 35 years at UCF

James MaukJim Mauk has spent 35 years at UCF: initially in the Office of Instructional Resources, and then in the Libraries. During his UCF Libraries career, Jim has worked in Serials, Media, and now works in Circulation Services. Congratulations, Jim! We hope that you will enjoy retirement! However, it is a certainty that a great number of fish will not enjoy your retirement.

Weekend Reading

Weekend Reading 10.30.15

Poe The UCF Library loves Halloween! We recommend you get spooky this weekend with Edgar Allan Poe:

 Edgar Allan Poe : selected poetry and tales, edited by James M. Hutchisson.

http://ucf.catalog.fcla.edu/permalink.jsp?29CF030647544

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This Broadview Edition includes a selection of Poe’s poems, tales, and sketches in such diverse modes of writing as tales of the supernatural and psychic conflict, satires and hoaxes, science fiction and detective fiction, and nonfiction essays on literary and social topics. These are supplemented by a selection of contextual documents–newspaper and magazine articles, treatises, and other historical texts–that will help readers understand the social, literary, and intellectual milieus in which Poe wrote.

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Today’s Libraries (and Librarians) Have Shaken Off Stereotypical Images

Yolanda HoodYolanda Hood, head of the Curriculum Materials Center in the College of Education and Human Performance, has written an article for the UCF Forum about her experience as a librarian.
Yolanda loves her work. She shatters the traditional image of librarians: “…contrary to the pop culture image of librarians, I don’t sit around reading all day, prim and proper, in a pencil skirt, cardigan and cat-eye glasses, taking a break just to point finger to lips and shush students who are too loud.” Read more about the exciting work of a dynamic UCF librarian at http://today.ucf.edu/todays-libraries-and-librarians-have-shaken-off-stereotypical-images/

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Head of Special Collections & University Archives: David Benjamin

David BenjaminDavid Benjamin joined the UCF Libraries as Head of Special Collections & University Archives in September 2015. David comes from University of Arizona where he was the Assistant Director of the Volkerding Study Center at the Center for Creative Photography. Prior to that he was the Visual Materials Archivist at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

David has a Masters of Library Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison as well as a Masters of Architecture in American Architecture and Landscape History from the University of Kansas. An archivist for twenty-five plus years, David is involved with a number of regional, national, and international organizations including the Society of American Archivists, chairing their Visual Materials Section from 2010-2012; Association of Moving Image Archivists; Museum Computer Network; Midwest Archives Conference; and Society of Southwest Archivists.

In his first month at UCF, David has been involved with the upcoming exhibit Artist Joy Postle: Inspired by Nature and the acquisition of materials from the Home Movie Archive as well as the Sanford Public History Center. He is also getting to know the library, UCF, and the Orlando community in general.

We are thrilled to have David as part of the Library team!

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