Category: John C. Hitt Library

Student Designed Artists' Books

Exhibit: UCF Student Book Arts Competition: 13 Years of UCF Student Designed Artists’ Books

UCF Student Book Arts Competition: 13 Years of UCF Student Designed Artists’ Books showcases winning entries from the UCF Libraries Special Collections & University Archives’ Annual Book Arts Competition. Artists’ books are works of art that use the structure or function of a book or book-like objects. While most artists’ books are published in limited editions, the works featured in this exhibit are one-of-a-kind objects.  The annual competition, open to all UCF undergraduate and graduate students, encourages students to explore the world of artists’ books by creating their own works. Each year’s winning entry is added to Special Collections & University Archives’ Book Arts & Typography Collection. The exhibit is located on the 5th floor of the John C. Hitt Library on UCF’s main campus.

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Become a Library Student Ambassador!

Hey undergrads! Looking for a summer job? Want to spread the love for UCF Libraries and get paid?!?! Apply to become a Library Student Ambassador!

Mission: Student Library Ambassadors will raise awareness within the UCF community on library programming, resources and services available to students.

Goals: ​Promote and increase awareness of the following to the UCF Community:

    • Promote library events and programming to UCF students.
    • Help the libraries increase engagement on their social media channels.
    • Educate peers on library resources and services available to support their academic goals.
    • Help the libraries develop programming that appeals to undergraduate students.


    • Assist with content creation for UCF Libraries social channels, marketing materials, and other promotional activities.
    • Conduct presentations and provide information about library events and services to small and large groups, such as student clubs, student organizations, and classes.
    • Participate in campus tabling events, library events, and other library-related activities.


    • Be able to work up to 10 hours per week May 1 – August, 25 2019
    • Be available during summer semesters and possibly between semesters
    • Be comfortable interacting with and giving presentations to diverse groups of people
    • Be active on social media

Involved in at least one extracurricular club

Interested? Apply online by April 19th at:

So You're Thinking About Writing a Textbook

So You’re Thinking About Writing a Textbook

You know your subject area and want to share that knowledge. So you think about writing a textbook but how do you even get started? Join UCF Libraries and the College of Health Professions and Sciences for a panel discussion with four faculty who have all been in your shoes. Find out the who, what, why, and where plus see if Open Access publishing is for you.

Thursday, April 18
1:00 – 2:00pm
John C. Hitt Library, 223

Featuring faculty authors from the College of Health Professions and Sciences, School of Communication Sciences & Disorders:

Dr. Richard Zraick
Dr. Jack Ryalls
Dr. Linda I. Rosa-Lugo
Dr. Anthony Kong
with Scholarly Communications Librarian, Sarah Norris

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1st Floor Closure During Spring Break

During Spring Break, Monday March 11 to Sunday, March 17, the 1st floor (lowest level) of the John C. Hitt Library will be closed for work related to construction of the 21st Century Library project.  2nd (main), 3rd, 4th and 5th floors will remain open.  To retrieve a book from the 1st floor, click on the “Request” link in the catalog record for the item, and fill out the brief form with your NID and email.  You will receive an email when the book is ready for you at the Circulation Desk.

Please note Spring Break hours: the library will be closed on Sunday, March 10, and Saturday, March 16.  Monday through Thursday, the library will be open from 7.30 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.  Friday, March 15, the library will be open from 7.30 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.

Come in and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and get some work done—or take your books to the beach!

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Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week 2019

Fair Use / Fair Dealing Week is being celebrated this year between February 25 – March 1, 2019. The annual event provides an opportunity to learn more about these essential limitations and exceptions to copyright that are vital components to innovation, creativity, and scholarship.


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