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first floor now open

1st Floor Now Open!

John C. Hitt Library 1st Floor MapThe John C. Hitt Library is happy to announce that the 1st Floor is now re-opened!

We had to close the 1st Floor late this summer to allow our crew the ability to clear out several stacks of books and re-arrange other parts of the collection. The construction crew also erected a temporary wall to allow further work on the connector building between the Library and the ARC building while keeping the 1st Floor in a usable state.

With the extra space now available from the removal of the stacks, we have relocated some of the furniture from the closed off portion of the 2nd Floor down to the new space on the 1st Floor. This new seating will allow for study and group work, but please be advised that the area will be noisy as it is located next to the construction site.

Take a Book, Leave a Book

Take a Book, Leave a Book

Need some holiday break reading?

UCF Libraries will be hosting a Take a Book, Leave a Book event on Monday, November 19 (the week of Thanksgiving break) from 11 am to 1 pm. The UCF community is welcome to browse the selection an take a book that they found interesting. If you would like to leave a book, you can do so but it is not required.

 

Early drop off locations for leaving a book are the Research & Information Desk of the John C. Hitt Library and UCF HR lobby (3280 Progress Drive in Research Park).

UCF Knights Gameday

Gameday hours, Thursday, 11/1: John C. Hitt Library open ’til 5.00 p.m.

Campus buildings will close at 3.00 p.m. on Thursday, November 1, to make way for the traffic and excitement of UCF Knights football.  But your John C. Hitt Library will remain open until 5.00 p.m. for as much reading, researching, studying, writing, and teamwork as you can fit in after your classes are over at 3.00.  You will have plenty of time to get over to the stadium to tailgate before the band marches in for the 7.30 p.m. kickoff.  Our undefeated Knights will face the Temple OwlsA well-balanced Knight blends fun, friends, and the life of the mind, right?

Go Knights!  Charge On! Beat the Owls!

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Closure and noise alert–2nd floor closure; 4th floor noise

2nd Floor closures map 10/29/18

2nd Floor Closures

The back of the main (2nd) floor Knowledge Commons will be closed beginning Monday, October 29, to prepare for construction of a temporary wall.  The exterior wall, on the Student Union side, will be eventually be demolished as the “connector” is built.  The connector building will join the existing building with the Automated Retrieval Center (ARC).

On the 4th floor, books are being moved to prepare for  temporary wall construction.

We are sorry for the noise and disruption to your work.  Remember that earplugs are available upon request at the Circulation Desk.  Thank you for your patience, Knights.    For more on the 21st Century Library project check https://library.ucf.edu/21st/ .

Open Access Week 2018

Open Access Week 2018 Events

OCTOBER 22-25, 2018

Welcome Players! Open Access week is almost done loading! Come join the UCF Libraries on their quest to inform all those who dare to play the game of content creation. There will be opportunities all week to be part of educational and fun game-themed events. To learn more about how you can level up on your knowledge on Open Access, check out the official OA Week website: http://www.openaccessweek.org/

Monday, October 22nd 11:00am-1:00pm

Library 2nd Floor – What classic board game matches your Open Access knowledge?

October brings pumpkin spice lattes and Open Access Week! How much do you know about Open Access (OA)? Navigate the Chutes and Ladders of scholarly resources with some help from your trusted librarians. We’ll have resources at the ready to give you a Clue, so there’s no Risk in taking our quiz! The big publishers don’t have a Monopoly on articles; Open Access resources save you Aggravation and even money on Pay Day! Test your knowledge and find out what classic board game matches your OA awareness. Students who complete the quiz get a treat from Candy Land!

Tuesday, October 23rd 11:00am-12:00pm

Library Room 235A – Teaming up Against Rising Textbook Costs: Harnessing the Librarian/Faculty Collaboration to Locate Affordable Course Materials

Does the idea of the soaring price of textbooks and the lack of your student’s ability to purchase them keep you up at night? If so, then please join our Digital Learning & Engagement Librarian, Christina Wray and Research and Information Services’ Science Librarian, Sandy Avila for a presentation about partnering with your subject librarian to explore quality library-sourced or open access/online resources for your next class.

Tuesday, October 23rd 1:00-2:00pm

Library Room 235C – Navigating the Maze of Copyright: How to Find Free Images and Music for Your Projects

Ever wonder about the images and songs you’ve used and whether they’re ok to include in your projects? Learn tips and tricks from information experts on finding images, music, and videos you can use to stay out of Trouble.

Wednesday, October 24th 11:30am-12:30pm

FCTL CB1-2015 – Get in the Game: Tips and Strategies for Navigating Open Access Publishing

Open Access journals are becoming increasingly popular venues for publishing scholarly research. Yet, there are many challenges and misconceptions often associated with this publishing model. If you’ve ever wondered about Open Access publishing, this session is for you. Join Scholarly Communication Librarian, Sarah Norris, in a discussion about publishing in Open Access journals. We will examine publishing basics and explore challenging topics like journal quality, predatory publishing, and funding.

Thursday, October 25th 11:00am-2:00pm

Library Rooms 223, 235A, and 235C – Game Knight at the Library

Take a study break with a classic board game or video game. Help us create our own Open Access UCF Board Game, using freely available resources!

For more information about Open Access Week at UCF, visit: http://stars.library.ucf.edu/oaweek/

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