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Exhibit: 16th Annual Student Book Arts Competition

UCF Libraries’ Special Collections & University Archives is pleased to announce the 16th Annual Student Book Arts Competition Exhibit. The competition invited UCF and Rollins College students to submit one-of-a-kind artist books. Unlike traditional books, artist books are handmade to reflect personal artistic visions of their creators ranging from narrative storytelling through but not limited to […]

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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Books on display at the main floor of John C. Hitt Library include books that received honors from various book award bodies and written by Asian/Pacific American writers. Books on display include: The Sympathizer: A Novel […]

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The UCF Libraries is lucky to have so many award winning librarians! Congratulations to Sarah Norris, a recipient of the 2022 UCF Research Incentive Award! The Research Incentive Award recognizes contributions from faculty members who advance the body of knowledge in their field through research, scholarship, and creative activity. Ms. Norris, Scholarly Communication Librarian, is the second […]

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Downtown Campus Library – Zine Workshop

Downtown Campus Library is hosting a zine workshop on April 20th in DPAC 455 at 1:00 PM. zine (noun): a noncommercial often homemade or online publication usually devoted to specialized or unconventional subject matter. Join Chris Saclolo, UCF Libraries’ book conservator in a workshop on the basics of making your very own zine. Markers, pens, […]

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Llama Lending Library

The UCF campus has seen tremendous growth in recent years which means longer walks to and from classes often carrying very heavy loads of books and supplies. The library has spent time looking at this problem and has come away with the only reasonable solution. Llamas. They’re cute, furry, and only spit on you 5% […]

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Congratulations to our award winners!

Four of our UCF Librarians were recently honored with awards for their publications at this year’s Author’s Celebration held earlier this month in the Live Oak Room. The event recognizes faculty who have published books recently. Among this year’s 47 honorees were the following librarians and their works: Sara Duff and Tina Buck Guidance for […]

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Artist Spotlight: Joy Postle

Joy Postle was a prolific artist whose career spanned more than seventy years. Her artistic output was varied and extensive. She painted wildlife in their environment, created murals that covered entire walls and rooms, and during the Great Depression, worked for the Florida Art Project of the WPA. Besides being an accomplished painter, Postle also […]

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What Are Artists’ Books?

Join Chris Saclolo from Special Collections University Archives to learn about the craft of artists’ books (works of art in book form) and the history of the UCF Student Book Arts Competition. Students will get the opportunity to see some of the artists’ books from the Book Arts & Typography Collection. Date: Monday March 21stTime: […]

Author talk: Florida Fashions of the 1950s and 1960s

Join UCF Libraries and Kimberly Wilmot Voss, Nicholson School of Communication, for a Women’s History Month Author Talk titled “Florida Fashions in the 1950s and 1960s” on Friday, March 25, 2022! For decades, most metropolitan newspapers had fashion editors in their women’s pages and some of the best of these journalists were in Florida. Areas […]

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Knights Do That: The Importance of Preserving Black History

Brandon Nightingale ’16 ’19MA, archivist at Bethune-Cookman University, is featured on the Knights Do That Podcast on how his journey starting at UCF as an electrical engineering major has led him to now working to preserve Black history, and how slowing down to study the past is the best way to look forward. Brandon interned with […]

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