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!

Apply Now for $500 Information Fluency Award

The Burnett Honors College and the UCF Libraries are awarding $1000 to recognize two outstanding library research papers or projects by Honors students in any discipline:

– $500 for the best paper/project at the lower division level (courses 1xxx or 2xxx)
– $500 for the best paper/project at the upper division level (course 3xxx or 4xxx)

The prizes will be awarded to the individual winner or will be divided equally among the members of the winning team (for team projects or papers).

For more information, visit the Information Fluency Awards page from the Burnett Honors College.

Pathways to Success

Publishing in the Academy Workshops Put Graduate Students on the Pathways to Success

Sign up for a diverse selection of Publishing in the Academy workshops presented by the UCF Libraries. This workshop series is part of the Pathways to Success graduate student development program.

Join us to enhance your research skills, gain confidence with your presentation talents, explore complex digital tools, learn new authorship strategies, and more. The workshops are offered at no cost.

The variety of engaging sessions include these topics:

  • Library Research and Literature Review Strategies
  • Untangling the Web of Science
  • Citation Management
  • Mendeley Citation Manager
  • Where to Publish and Author Rights
  • Presentation Skills
  • Introduction to Patents and Trademarks
  • Optimizing Your Online Presence
  • Digital Stewardship
  • Documenting Your Research Data

The schedule and full descriptions can be found through the College of Graduate Studies.

The workshops have been offered since summer 2015. A new workshop is the Introduction to Patents and Trademarks. Consider joining this session if you are curious about the patent process, have ideas for new inventions, want to see if a business name or logo has already been trademarked, and more. Register now.

Register:

To sign up, log on through myUCF. Go to the Student Center and scroll down to the Graduate Students section. Click on the link to Pathways to Success. Search for a workshop and enroll or join a waitlist. For more details, see the instructions from the College of Graduate Studies.

Workshops will be held in either the Graduate Student Center (CNH 146) or the John C. Hitt Library (main campus, 235A).

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