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Read Stricted: The Dilemmas Surrounding Reading, Censorship, and Challenged Books

Read Stricted: The Dilemmas Surrounding Reading, Censorship, & Challenged Books

Monday, April 9
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
LIB-223

Please join us for a lively and thought provoking discussion regarding reading, censorship, and the history of challenged books to commemorate the start of National Library Week 2018. UCF Research and Information Services Librarian, Sandy Avila will discuss the American Library Association’s Top Ten Frequently Challenged Books of 2017 while providing some background regarding the history of challenged books from around the world. This session is open to students and faculty and no RSVP is required. Meet us at the John C. Hitt Library (main campus) Room 223 to learn more about banned books and the dilemmas surrounding their censorship.

UCF Research Week Library Drop-In Session

Join us for a library drop-in session during Research Week at the Hitt Library (main campus) in room 223. This session is open to faculty and all graduate and undergraduate students. No RSVP required. Session topics will discuss researching with Oxford e-books and e-journals and publishing in Oxford University Press. There will also be brief presentations on planning strategies using library resources, organizing sources with RefWorks or Mendeley citation managers, and time for Q&A for help with your questions!

For questions, please contact Corinne Bishop, UCF Graduate Engagement Librarian, at Corinne.Bishop@ucf.edu

Date: Friday, April 6
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Library room 223

Announcing WomanFest 2018!

Join UCF Libraries and the Department of Women and Gender Studies for the second annual WomanFest on Thursday, March 22, in library room 223.

 

Film Screening and Discussion of Miss Representation, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Miss Representation explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the media’s limited portrayal of what it means to be a powerful woman. The film will be followed by a discussion facilitated by Dr. Anne Bubriski-McKinzie, Women and Gender Studies.

Popcorn will be provided by UCF Libraries.

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Becoming an Information Expert

Becoming an Information Expert Week

Feb. 5-8th, 2017
John C. Hitt Library

Can you unlock the mystery of reliable sources? Join us for a week of events to help you become an Information Expert! For each event you attend you’ll receive a clue to the Mystery of the Missing Songbird. The closer you get to solving the mystery, the better the prize!  Participate in all four events to reveal the answer to the mystery and receive a UCF libraries grand prize pack!

Are you an information expert Quiz?
Monday, Feb. 5th 10:30-12:30 – Main Floor

Can you separate fact from fiction? Stop by the library for the first clue in the Mystery of the Missing Songbird.  To receive your clue you’ll be asked to evaluate a series of sources and identify what makes them trustworthy or suspect.  Join us any time between 10:30-12:30 to begin your quest to becoming an Information Expert.

Workshops:

Fact checking 101
Tuesday, Feb. 6th 10:00-11:00 RM 223

This workshop will show you how information experts evaluate sources using real world examples.  Participants will learn what to look for to identify questionable sources, how to verify claims and how to categorize sources.  Participants will not only leave one step closer to being an information expert, they will also receive a clue identifying what is at the heart of the Mystery of the Missing Songbird.

Choosing the right source for the right project
Wed, Feb, 7th 1:30-2:30 RM 235C

In an academic setting the key to a successful project often lies in selecting the right supporting resources to use as the foundation of your work.  In this workshop, participants will explore how to choose the right resource for their project, and learn how to evaluate resources for fit beyond “peer review.”  Participants will also be given the clue to where news about the Mystery of the Missing Songbird first appeared.

Psychology of Fake News
Thursday, Feb. 8th 10:00-11:00, RM 223

Day in and day out we hear about fake news, biased news and every news outlet trying to convince us they are trustworthy, but why do they do it?  In this workshop we will explore how media influences our understanding of the world. We will discuss what we can do as information consumers to effectively evaluate information and get well rounded perspectives.  Participants will also be given the clue that reveals who is behind the Mystery of the Missing Songbird.

Graduate Research Essentials Workshops

Graduate Research Essentials Workshops

As you get ready to do your literature reviews for research papers, thesis, or dissertations, UCF Libraries, in partnership with Graduate Studies, is offering 90‐minute workshops which can help by introducing discipline‐specific resources. The workshops provide graduate students an opportunity to meet with the subject librarian for their program, learn more about available resources in their discipline, improve library research strategies, and get help with questions.

 

Graduate Essentials Workshops for Criminal Justice & Public Administration

Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 6:00‐7:30 p.m., John C. Hitt Library (main campus), Room 235A

Thursday, February 22, 2018, 4:30‐6:00 p.m., John C. Hitt Library (main campus), Room 235A

 

Graduate Research Essentials Workshops for Engineering & Computer Science

Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 4:30‐6:00 p.m., John C. Hitt Library (main campus), Room 235A

Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 4:30‐6:00 p.m., John C. Hitt Library (main campus), Room 235A

 

Graduate Research Essentials Workshop for Psychology

Monday, February 19, 2018, 10:00‐11:30 a.m., John C. Hitt Library (main campus), Room 235A

 

Graduate Research Essentials Workshop for Science

Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 4:30‐6:00 p.m., John C. Hitt Library (main campus), Room 235A

 

Graduate Research Essentials Workshops for Business

Thursday, February, 8 2018, 4:30‐6:00 p.m., John C. Hitt Library (main campus), Room 235A

Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 6:00‐7:30 p.m., John C. Hitt Library (main campus), Room 235A

 

Grad Research Essentials Workshops for Sociology

Monday, February 5, 2018, 12:00‐1:30 p.m., John C. Hitt Library (main campus), Room 235A

 

Click on the link for the preferred date for your subject area to get full details and learn how to register.

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