Category: John C. Hitt Library

Dr. Alzo Reddick Exhibit Banner

Exhibit honors Alzo J. Reddick

During the month of February, Alzo J. Reddick, educator and politician, is honored with a display in the John C. Hitt Library, mounted by UCF’s Africana Studies Department. You may recognize Alzo Reddick’s name as the creator of UCF’s Soldiers to Scholars program. But take a look at the exhibit: you’ll see the important roles Alzo Reddick has played in Florida throughout his career.

Furniture Sit Test

Last day: 5th Floor Furniture Testing

Have you taken the opportunity to be a part of the planning for the new 5th floor quiet study zone in the John C. Hitt Library? Come on up to 5th floor and rate the furniture samples! The vendor is going to remove the samples tomorrow, Wednesday, February 10, so today is your final chance.

mango love language learning

French is the Language of Love

Learn French with our newest resource: Mango Languages!

Content Includes

  • Over 60 languages–Arabic to Yiddish
  • English for Non-Speakers for 17 languages
  • Special thematic & cultural modules, e.g., legal & medical Spanish, Brazilian & Spanish soccer, Oktoberfest German
  • Film-based learning for Mandarin Chinese, English for Spanish Speakers, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Latin American Spanish

Features

  • Online web-based platform with no downloads or installations needed
  • Off-line access by downloading lessons to app on your mobile device
  • Learn through conversations with memory building exercises
  • Goal-based learning: conversational & grammar goals
  • Cultural & grammar insights sprinkled into lessons
  • Interactive words & phrases with semantic color mapping
  • Pronunciation helpers with phonetic popups & audio
  • Record your speech & compare it to audio from a native speaker

Students, Faculty, and Staff can create free accounts to track progress.

Ask Us if you need help! 

"Stitched" by Nikki Navaille, winner of the 2015 UCF Student Book Arts Competition

Exhibit: UCF Student Book Arts Competition

The UCF Libraries Special Collections & University Archives is pleased to announce the UCF Student Book Arts Competition Exhibit. Each year since 2005, Special Collections & University Archives invites UCF students to submit one of a kind books called artist’s books. Unlike traditional books, artist’s books are handmade to reflect personal artistic visions of their creators ranging from narrative storytelling through but not limited to drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, and/or personal text. The UCF Student Book Arts Competition Exhibit is a showcase of all entries created during the 2015 academic calendar year including past winners.

We are pleased to announce our winner is Nikki Navaille for her artist’s book “Stitched”. The winner was selected with the highest scores from our two judges – Brooklyn-based multimedia book artist Miriam Schaer, and UCF Head of Special Collections & University Archives David Benjamin, based on creativity, craftsmanship, content, and design. “Stitched” elegantly narrates the artist’s struggle of sewing clothing and costumes. Using multiple pattern pieces and fabric scraps from major sewing projects in her life as pages in her book, Navaille skillfully crafted these personal materials together while incorporating detailed text sewn with a sewing machine. Nikki Navaille won a purchase award for her artist’s book to be part of the permanent Book Arts & Typography Collection at Special Collections & University Archives. To celebrate the innovative work of all the participants, the UCF Student Book Arts Competition Exhibit will be on display during the month of February 2016 in the exhibition area on the 5th Floor of the John C. Hitt Library.

Pathways to Success

Publishing in the Academy Workshops Put Graduate Students on the Pathways to Success

Sign up for a diverse selection of Publishing in the Academy workshops presented by the UCF Libraries. This workshop series is part of the Pathways to Success graduate student development program.

Join us to enhance your research skills, gain confidence with your presentation talents, explore complex digital tools, learn new authorship strategies, and more. The workshops are offered at no cost.

The variety of engaging sessions include these topics:

  • Library Research and Literature Review Strategies
  • Untangling the Web of Science
  • Citation Management
  • Mendeley Citation Manager
  • Where to Publish and Author Rights
  • Presentation Skills
  • Introduction to Patents and Trademarks
  • Optimizing Your Online Presence
  • Digital Stewardship
  • Documenting Your Research Data

The schedule and full descriptions can be found through the College of Graduate Studies.

The workshops have been offered since summer 2015. A new workshop is the Introduction to Patents and Trademarks. Consider joining this session if you are curious about the patent process, have ideas for new inventions, want to see if a business name or logo has already been trademarked, and more. Register now.

Register:

To sign up, log on through myUCF. Go to the Student Center and scroll down to the Graduate Students section. Click on the link to Pathways to Success. Search for a workshop and enroll or join a waitlist. For more details, see the instructions from the College of Graduate Studies.

Workshops will be held in either the Graduate Student Center (CNH 146) or the John C. Hitt Library (main campus, 235A).

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