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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!

UCF Knights Gameday

Homecoming Gameday Hours, 10.24.15

This Saturday, October 24th, our Knights face the Houston Cougars.
If you have recovered from Friday’s Spirit Splash, you may want to come into the John C. Hitt Library for some reading, study, research, reflection or collaboration.
Saturday hours for the John C. Hitt Library are 9.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m., so you definitely have some time to get something done in the library before and after the game. Kickoff against the Houston Cougars will be at noon in Bright House Stadium.
Go Knights! Beat the Houston Cougars! Charge On!

Weekend Reading

Weekend Reading 10.16.15

The Good Earth Susan, Senior LTA, recommends:

 The Good Earth, by Pearl S. Buck

4th Floor — PS3503.U198G6 2004

In The Good Earth, author Pearl S. Buck presents a graphic view of a China when the last emperor reigned and the vast political and social upheavals of the twentieth century were but distant rumblings for the ordinary people. This moving, classic story of the honest farmer Wang Lung and his selfless wife O-lan is must reading for those who would fully appreciate the sweeping changes that have occurred in the lives of the Chinese people during the twentieth century.

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