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Diversity Week Workshops at UCF Libraries

Diversity Week at UCF Libraries

UCF Diversity Week, October 16 – 20, is a celebration of our diverse community and an opportunity to explore topics across the broad range of human identity, experience, and interaction. Diversity Week activities are intended to stimulate our campus and move us to a more inclusive culture. The theme for 2017 is Transform and Inspire Inclusion.

As part of the UCF Libraries’ enthusiastic support of maintaining an inclusive space in the UCF community, we are offering several workshops and activities through the week. The workshops include a Zine Workshop, fiber art demonstration, and how to start a family search. The first of our additional activities is just inside the entrance to the library where students can add a leaf to our tree saying how they inspire inclusion at UCF. The second activity is a map on the 3rd floor where faculty, staff, and students can place a pin in the area where they and their families have lived.

For more detailed information about the UCF Libraries Diversity Week events visit: guides.ucf.edu/diversityweek

 

Jedi Knights UCF Library Episode MMXVII

Welcome Back Events

Join us the first week of classes for our UCF Libraries welcome events, as part of Pegasus Palooza

 

LibHacks
Tuesday, August 22nd 10:00-11:00am
Wednesday, August 23rd 2:00-3:00pm
John C. Hitt Library, room 235C
New to UCF and want pointers on using the UCF Libraries?  Looking for time-savers when hunting for books and articles?  Come meet helpful librarians and learn how the Libraries can make your life easier.  One lucky attendee will win a UCF Libraries Superhero T-shirt!

 

Jedi Training Quest
Thursday, August 24th 10:00am-2:00pm
John C. Hitt Library, main floor
Take a quick tour of the John C. Hitt Library and learn about helpful services and resources, all while completing a fun adventure-style scavenger hunt.  The quest should take 10-15 minutes to complete. All Jedi who complete the training can refuel with a snack and be entered to win prizes! The first 150 students to complete the quest earn an exclusive UCF Libraries construction rubber duck and an Insomnia cookie.

 

Star Wars and UCF Trivia Contest
Friday, August 25th 1:00-2:00pm
Student Union – Key West 218
Come challenge your fellow Jedi knights to see who knows the most about the University and the Empire, from Knightro to Nerfherders.  The winning team takes home prizes!

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/)

Photo of front entrance to John C. Hitt library and the Flame of Hope

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…)

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