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Ask A Librarian Featured Question June 2021

The Ask A Librarian Featured Question series answers the most commonly asked question of the previous month. June 2021 focuses on patent & trademark research with the question "How can the John C. Hitt Library help me with Patent and Trademark research?"

Dangers of Pirated Software and Textbooks

UCF InfoSec, along with UCF Libraries and UCF IT, would like to remind students of the dangers of downloading pirated software, textbooks, or other materials.  Recently, a European research institute lost a week’s worth of COVID-19 research data after a university student inadvertently infected their systems with ransomware while trying to download pirated software. To […]

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Summer Knights Reading Challenge 2021

Open to all UCF (all campuses) students, faculty, and staff plus Downtown Valencia students, faculty, and staff. It’s easy! Record your reading beginning June 1st – see below for a Summer Knights Reading Log you can use. Once you have read 500 pages just submit this form, letting us know which books you read to […]

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Featured Bookshelf: 2021 LGTBQIA+ Pride Month

In honor of Pride Month, UCF Library faculty and staff suggested books from the UCF collection that represent a wide array of queer authors and characters.

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Exhibit: 15th Annual Student Book Arts Competition

The 15th Annual Student Book Arts Competition Exhibit is now open. The exhibit features all student entries for this year’s competition. The competition promotes the practice of book arts made by undergraduate and graduate students. The judges were David Benjamin, department head of Special Collections & University Archives, and guest judge Mike Taylor, Florida based […]

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Ask A Librarian Featured Question: May 2021

“What does it mean when an item comes up as being in the Location: UCF ARC MAIN General Collection or UCF ARC MAIN Media?” ARC stands for Automated Retrieval Center.  It is the building behind the Circulation desk and has bins three stories high that contains a large number of the library’s print collection and […]

Welcome to the new Textbook Affordability Librarian

Lily Dubach started as a Student Assistant in the Acquisitions Department in 2014, then held part-time roles in other departments, including as Adjunct Librarian for the Office of Scholarly Communication before joining us full time as the Connect Librarian supporting the Valencia West Campus.  She has a Bachelor of Science from UCF and a Master […]

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Library Author Spotlight Series: Book Chapters

Did you know that many books include chapters authored by experts? Our very own library faculty and staff have written book chapters included in published books. This is the second post in our Library Author Spotlight Series. If you missed the first one, check out our post on books.

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Congratulations to the 2021 Poetry Contest Winners!

Congratulations to the Libraries' 2021 National Poetry Month contest winners, Madeline Anderson and Mariah George!

Congratulations on Your Promotion!

Congratulations to our librarians who earned promotions this year! Associate LibrarianSandy Avila, Research & Information Services – SciencesSara Duff, Acquisitions & Collection Services University LibrarianVen Basco, Research & Information Services – Computer Science & Engineering The promotion process takes nearly an entire academic year as faculty are evaluated on three main areas: research, teaching and […]

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