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WomanFest 2017 in ONE week

Just one week until WomanFest 2017! Smart women! Zines! Words! Bake Sale!

Tuesday, March 8th in John C. Hitt Library room 223

10:30-11:45 AAUW Panel on Women’s Leadership

12:00-1:15 Open Mic

1:30-2:45 Zine workshop with Dr. Leandra Preston-Sidler

Come for all of it, or just 10 minutes. Kathleen Hanna wants you to be here, so you can listen to Bikini Kill and Le Tigre all day.

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Open Access Week Logo of Pirate Ship

Open Access Week Events

“IF YOU’RE GOING TO BE A PIRATE, BE A LEGAL PIRATE.”

OCTOBER 24-30, 2016

Ahoy! Open Access Week is on the horizon! Join us for educational and fun pirate-themed events throughout the week.

Monday, October 24, noon – 3pm: Win treasure (please note treasure may or may not consist of golden doubloons, tshirts, cookies, and Knightro bobble heads) in our pirate games at the John C. Hitt Library. Man the Captains’ Wheel and spin for pirate booty! Or take a stab at our OA Week Pirate Quiz and get a yummy treat! Or dress in your piratey best for a chance to win prizes in our Photo Booth!

Tuesday, October 25, 1 – 3pm: Academic Profile, John C. Hitt Library, Room 235A: Come to our workshop where we will help you set up an academic profile. You have probably heard about LinkedIn, but what about ResearchGate, Academia.edu, or SelectedWorks? With one of these profiles, you can showcase your projects, papers, creative works, and more to help further your academic and career goals. in room 235A at the John C. Hitt Library.

Wednesday, October 26 11am – 12noon: Attend faculty workshop at FCTL. Open Access Session: What is Open Access (OA), and why is it important to faculty and students? This FCTL session will give you an introduction to Open Access and what is meant by OA in the academic environment. We will provide information about general Open Access movements, including incorporating Open Educational Resources into the classroom. We will also explore STARS, the UCF institutional repository, as a way to make your research Open Access and freely available.

Wednesday, October 26 3 – 4pm: Attend faculty workshop at FCTL. SelectedWorks Session: Are you thinking about creating a SelectedWorks profile to show off the full range of your scholarship, from teaching materials to streaming video and audio? We can help! Join us at FCTL on Wednesday, October 26 from 3:00 – 4:00 pm for a workshop on creating, customizing, and populating your profile. You will learn about the top 10 Ways to put SelectedWorks to work for you.

Avast! Ye look like yer at sea when she be billowin’ an’ thunderin’ awful fiercely. What be Open Access? Learnin’ ne’er be more important! Check out the official OA Week website: http://www.openaccessweek.org/)

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Attend a Workshop!

The UCF Libraries is happy to offer workshops on important topics throughout the semester. We have one set of workshops for all students, and another for graduate students.

Upcoming Workshops

Wednesday, September 21st at 12PM – Endnote & RefWorks: Citing made Easy!
John C. Hitt Library, 235A
EndNote and RefWorks can help make managing your references and formatting citations easy! Join us to learn how to export citations from library databases, organize your citations, generate bibliographies, and format your citations in a Word document. All sessions cover both products! Please bring your own laptop if you would like to follow along with the presentation.

Tuesday, October 4th at 12PM – Endnote & RefWorks: Citing made Easy!
John C. Hitt Library, 235A
EndNote and RefWorks can help make managing your references and formatting citations easy! Join us to learn how to export citations from library databases, organize your citations, generate bibliographies, and format your citations in a Word document. All sessions cover both products! Please bring your own laptop if you would like to follow along with the presentation. (more…)

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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“Publishing in the Academy” Graduate Workshops Fall 2015

UCF Libraries “Publishing in the Academy”
Fall 2015 — Graduate Workshops

Students must register for workshops through the College of Graduate Studies website at
http://www.students.graduate.ucf.edu/pathways/

Literature Review Toolkit
This session will cover library research strategies to help differentiate sources and tools for conducting literature reviews and locating resources for projects. The discussion, demonstrations, and Q&A will focus on identifying subject databases, making use of review articles and citation tracking options, creating alerts to stay updated on publications, using Google Scholar options such as links to UCF databases and researcher profiles. An overview of library services for graduate students will also be provided. Please bring your laptop if you would like to set up options during the session.
Wed., 9/9 10:30-11:30 am Graduate Student Center
Tues., 10/6 12:30-1:30 pm Graduate Student Center
Wed., 10/14 2:00-3:00 pm Lib 235C
Fri., 11/6 12:30-1:30 pm Graduate Student Center

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