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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.

shortcuts @ UCF libraries

New items at LibTech

The John C. Hitt Library has lots of new tech for student use this semester including projectors, cameras, laptops* and more. Watch Matt DeSalvo, our End User Computing Specialist, highlight the new equipment available for checkout at the third floor LibTech desk. This video is second installment in our new Short Cuts video series. Short Cuts videos highlights library news, staff, resources, and services in a fast paced format.

*The MacBooks featured in this video are being prepared for student use and may not be immediately available.

Melissa Franco, 2016 recipient of June Stillman Scholarship

Congratulations, Melissa Franco!

ORLANDO, June 2016 – The University of Central Florida (UCF) Libraries is happy to announce that Ms. Melissa Franco, student assistant in the John C. Hitt Library Acquisitions & Collection Services since January 2015, will receive the $2,000 June S. Stillman Memorial Endowed Scholarship for Libraries Student Assistants and USPS Staff for the academic year 2016-2017. (more…)

Summer Knights

Summer Knights Reading Challenge – Win a Kindle Fire!

The Summer Knights Reading Challenge starts June 1 and ends August 1, 2016 and is open to all UCF students, faculty, and staff.

Participation
Submit the number of pages you read on our Summer Knights Reading Challenge guide. Check the leaderboard each week.

Prizes
If you read 500 pages, you will get a prize pack (while supplies last).
Read the most pages overall and win a Kindle Fire
Read the second most pages overall and win a Knightro Nike bag full of UCF merchandise.
Read the third most pages overall and win a $25 Starbucks gift card
Five randomly selected participants will win a voucher good for one free item from Jeremiah’s Italian Ice

Winners will be announced August 10, 2016

Have questions or comments?  Please contact us.

Wonder Women, The Untold Story of American Superheroines

Film Screening: Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines

The UCF Libraries and Women’s and Gender Studies Department are celebrating Women’s History Month with a screening of the film “Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines” followed by a panel discussion. The event will take place in John C. Hitt Library room 223 on Tuesday, March 15th at 3:30PM.

This 55 minute, award-winning film traces the fascinating birth, evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman and introduces audiences to a dynamic group of fictional and real-life superheroines fighting for positive role models for girls, both on screen and off.

Watch the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/36060144

RSVP on Facebook, or just show up!

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