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Diversity Week 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 […]

It’s #AskAnArchivist Day!

October is American Archives Month! And today, October 4th, is #AskAnArchivist day. However, you can ask the archivists at UCF any questions any day so this year we decided to ask our interns, who may be archivists in the future, and employees about archives in general. So first, what is an archive?                 “An archive […]

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Featured Bookshelf: UCF Celebrates Diversity

Every October UCF celebrates Diversity Week. This year’s dates are October 16 – 20, and the theme is Transform and Inspire Inclusion. University-wide departments and groups champion the breadth and culture within the UCF community, and work to increase acceptance and inclusion for everyone at UCF and the surrounding communities. One of the fantastic things […]

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New electrical outlets

During spring and summer 2017, a total of 105 new electrical outlets were installed in the John C. Hitt Library. Many are quads, meaning 4 devices can be plugged into the outlet. All have a USB connector. 9 are currently “in process”, almost completed. A few are “swap-outs”, replacing old outlets. But most are completely […]

New Restroom

Now open: all restrooms

Work has been completed on the restrooms on the “Student Union side” of the John C. Hitt Library. Restrooms on 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors have been updated and upgraded to be more accessible. Thanks to everyone for their patience, with the noise, dust, and inconvenience. It is great to have new restrooms completed […]

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Open Heart Open Mic 9/28

Join us for a lunch break Open Heart Open Mic on Thursday, September 28 from 12-1:15PM in John C. Hitt Library room 223. The UCF Libraries is partnering with the Women’s & Gender Studies Program to present an ongoing open mic event series. You are welcome to bring a story, poem, song, or any other vocal presentation […]

Special Collections & University Archives’ materials in “The Vietnam War” Documentary

Archival materials from Special Collections & University Archives were featured in the first episode of Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s documentary The Vietnam War. This episode, titled “Déjà vu (1858-1961),” looks at events in Vietnam leading up to the Vietnam War. The filmmakers used several photographs from the “Archimedes L.A. Patti Research Papers, 1922-1993.” From the […]

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Knight Terror writing contest

What terrors lurk in the heart of humanity? What scary thoughts skulk in the corners of your mind? What dark and spooky words will cross your page?   The UCF Libraries is hosting a scary short story writing contest for UCF students. Visit the Knight Terror page to see the rules and submit your 500-word […]

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Featured Bookshelf: Hispanic Heritage

Hispanic Heritage Month, established in 1988, runs from September 15 through October 15. It recognizes and celebrates the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans have made to the United States. Florida in particular has a strong Hispanic background including the oldest inhabited city in the U.S., St. Augustine, which was founded in 1565 by the […]

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