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Diversity Week at UCF Libraries

One of the fantastic things about UCF is the wide range of cultures and ethnicities of our students, staff, and faculty. We come from all over. We’re just as proud of where we are from as we are of where we are now and where we will be heading in future. Diversity Week, an Office of Diversity and Inclusion initiative, is the way we celebrate this.

Between October 15 – 19, UCF will celebrate our diverse community and provide opportunities 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 2018 is A New Day Dawns.

As part of the UCF Libraries’ enthusiastic support of maintaining an inclusive space in the UCF community, we are offering many workshops and activities through the week. The workshops include a

  • Zine Workshop
  • a presentation on the DIVerse Families Bibliography
  • two fiber art demonstrations
  • henna art
  • an open mic
  • multiple days of film screenings
  • how to start a family search.

The first of our additional activities is just inside the entrance to the library where students can add a sticky note saying what they hope tomorrow brings. The second activity is a map on the 3rd floor where faculty, staff, and students can place a pin in the area where they and their families have lived. The UCF community can also stop by the Curriculum Materials Center library in the Education Complex to view a display on the DIVerse Families Bibliography.

For more detailed information about the UCF Libraries Diversity Week events visit: guides.ucf.edu/diversityweek

 

UCF Knights Gameday

Game Day Hours, Thursday 8-31-17

Hours at the UCF Libraries on Gameday, Thursday, August 31 are listed below. Kickoff at Spectrum Stadium is at 6:00 p.m., so hard-working, Library-using, hard-studying, relentlessly researching Knights have plenty of time to meet tailgating friends and see the start of the game. The UCF Knights face the FIU Panthers, under the lights. Go Knights! Charge On!

  • John C. Hitt Library – 3:00p.m.
  • Rosen Library – 1:00p.m.
  • CMC Library – 1:00p.m.

 

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New Carpets in the CMC

The College of Education and Human Performance will be installing  new carpets in the Curriculum Materials Center.  In preparation for the installation, limited computers will be available on Friday, August 5th , 2016.  Printing will be available until 3 pm.

 

Young Adult Popular Box Series Giveaway

 

Love them or hate them, the popularity of book series is undeniable. Perhaps it’s the familiarity that comes with returning to the same characters again and again or the complexity of a story told through multiple books. From Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments to Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians, young adult and middle grade series create passionate fans and often pull in reluctant readers.

Wondering what all the hype is about? The CMC has many popular series available to check out. A selection of these books are now on display, including books by Scott Westerfeld and Sherrilyn Kenyon, and even more can be found on our shelves.

In addition to our series available for check out, the CMC is currently running a giveaway for two box sets. Enter to win a box set of Uglies, a dystopian series by Scott Westerfeld, or Tripods, a classic science fiction trilogy by John Christopher. Either would be a great addition to your personal or classroom collection. Don’t miss your chance to win! Stop by the CMC today.

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Today’s Libraries (and Librarians) Have Shaken Off Stereotypical Images

Yolanda HoodYolanda Hood, head of the Curriculum Materials Center in the College of Education and Human Performance, has written an article for the UCF Forum about her experience as a librarian.
Yolanda loves her work. She shatters the traditional image of librarians: “…contrary to the pop culture image of librarians, I don’t sit around reading all day, prim and proper, in a pencil skirt, cardigan and cat-eye glasses, taking a break just to point finger to lips and shush students who are too loud.” Read more about the exciting work of a dynamic UCF librarian at http://today.ucf.edu/todays-libraries-and-librarians-have-shaken-off-stereotypical-images/

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