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UCF Libraries Announces Changes to Legal Research Offerings

The UCF Libraries’ legal research offerings are transitioning. As of July 1, 2024, UCF no longer has access to Westlaw Campus. The campus subscription to this legal and news resource was previously granted by the UCF Technology Fees for Legal Studies and discontinued when the Tech Fee funds ceased. Fortunately, the Library offers Nexis Uni, […]

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Exhibit: 18th Annual Student Book Arts Competition

The 18th Annual Student Book Arts Competition Exhibit is now on display at the John C. Hitt Library’s 5th floor. The Student Book Arts Competition, sponsored by UCF Libraries Special Collections & University Archives, has been supporting student artist books since 2005. This year, the competition invited students to submit artist books created during the […]

Announcing the Interim Head of the Curriculum Materials Center

The UCF Libraries is pleased to announce that Peggy Nuhn will be assuming the role of Interim Head of the Curriculum Materials Center (CMC) Library, effective Tuesday, May 14, 2024. Additionally, she will also be the subject librarian for Early Childhood Education, Education, and Elementary Education.  Peggy brings extensive experience in libraries, including a background […]

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Celebrating Accessibility in the Libraries

In recognition of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) on May 16th, the UCF Libraries is highlighting its commitment to providing an inclusive environment with services and resources for all users, including those with disabilities.  The purpose of GAAD is to raise awareness about digital access and inclusion for the over one billion people worldwide with […]

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UCF’s Inaugural Open Ed Live Event Showcased Faculty Support for Open Education 

UCF’s inaugural Open Ed Live event was held online earlier this year and brought together higher ed teaching faculty, librarians, and instructional designers to explore the boundless opportunities of open education. The event was hosted online by the Division of Digital Learning along with members of UCF Libraries, UCF Bookstore, and the UCF Office of […]

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Diamond’s Hidden Gems – De-Stress in the Library

The University of Central Florida hosts a variety of resources designated to making sure students are emotionally, mentally, and physically well. The need for these services only increases around finals, where students tend to forgo their well-being in order to prioritize time for studying and certain grades. The UCF Library will be hosting two events […]

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Diamond’s Hidden Gems – KRAM for the Exam

Taking your course finals is a necessary part of your academic journey, and preparing for them is a vital step. This includes more than just reviewing your notes and memorizing information. Preparing includes ensuring that you are mentally, emotionally, and physically sound enough to withstand long exam periods and apply the knowledge you have spent […]

Zen Zones 

The library has something for everyone. If you’re looking for a quiet place to study, reflect, or enjoy a fun read, these spaces are perfect for you! Check out these tranquility tips for activating your calm in the John C. Hitt Library.  Quiet Booths  In our bustling library, we are proud to offer students a […]

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Bookbinding Workshop for Students and Library Patrons

April 11, 2024, 5:45 pm – 8:00 pm Free bookbinding workshop for students and library patrons: The Simply Sewn Book: Japanese Stab Binding with Western Materials with David NeesJohn C. Hitt LibraryUCF Main Campus, Room 170, First Floor Workshop description:The tradition of book binding goes back thousands of years, spanning not only time but place […]

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Excellence in Professional Service 2024 – Kristine Shrauger

Congratulations to Kristine Shrauger for winning the 2023-24 Excellence in Professional Service Award! This faculty award is to honor a member who demonstrates a record of excellence in service to the University of Central Florida and professional service. Besides contributions to the library profession, Kristine has served on the Faculty Senate for nine years, including […]

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