Category: John C. Hitt Library

13th Annual Book Arts Competition Exhibit

Exhibit: 13th Annual Book Arts Competition

On its 13th year, the Book Arts Competition sponsored by Special Collections & University Archives at the University of Central Florida Libraries have been recognizing the artistic works of undergraduate and graduate students in book arts. Book arts are works of art that pushes the form and reading structure of traditional books. Many artist books are handmade by the artist themselves. Each year the competition awards one student artist book to be included in the permanent Book Arts & Typography Collection at Special Collections & University Archives. A panel of judges selects the winning artist book based on creativity, craftsmanship, content, and design. This year’s judges were David Benjamin, Head of UCF Libraries’ Special Collections & University Archives, and Rachel Simmons, Professor of Art at Rollins College.

The competition had a breadth of unique entries. Each artist book submitted was distinct in both form and content, ranging from personal experiences to whimsical stories. Leaves by Jacob Wan is the 13th Annual Book Arts Winner. Wan’s artist book visually tells the longing of nostalgia; the connection and disconnection, the familiar and unfamiliar, the similarity and difference between reality and memories. Delicate sewing stitches and handmade paper interweave throughout the book as photographs recreate moments of the artist’s youth.

This exhibit runs through February which features all entries submitted as well as select past winners.

Eclipse of Moon

Total Lunar Eclipse 2019

Join us for the 2019 total lunar eclipse! We start the fun on Thursday, Jan. 17 and end it with a late night viewing of the eclipse on Sunday, Jan. 20th.

Create a Moon Phase Calendar/Calculator
Thurs, January 17, 2019 12pm – 3pm
John C. Hitt Library
Main Floor

A free craft event to ring in the new year by making your own 2019 Moon Phase Calendar and Calculator. We will have a table set up on the main floor of the John C. Hitt Library starting at 12:00 noon for the DIY project.

New Insights into an Old Moon
Talk by Dr. Adrienne Dove
Thurs, January 17, 2019
3:30pm
John C. Hitt Library
Rm 223

Dr. Adrienne (Addie) Dove is a planetary scientist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Central Florida (UCF). She received her BS in Physics from the University of Missouri in 2006, and her PhD in Astrophysics and Planetary Science from the University of Colorado – Boulder in 2012. She is passionate about space and space exploration (both human and robotic) and educating people about science and exploration. In July, 2017, Dr. Dove was awarded the Susan Niebur Award Early Career Award by the NASA Solar System Exploration Virtual Research Institute (SSERVI) for her contributions to the science and exploration communities.

Kights Under the Stars
View the total lunar eclipse
Sun, January 20, 2019
11pm – 1am
Memory Mall

For more information visit

“Knights Under the Stars” Public Event Schedule – UCF Planetary Sciences Group

Follow the UCF Robinson Observatory and Library on Twitter or Facebook for updates including possible weather delays or cancellations.

Films available from our Libraries

Due to an unexpected acceleration in expenditures, we are scaling back the streaming video that we offer through Kanopy. UCF pays for most Kanopy films on an on-demand per-title basis. Since launching in 2015, Kanopy has attracted a lot of usage; and as a result our costs have quadrupled and expended our allocation for this year.

Films that were already licensed on Kanopy will remain available for the duration of their lease. Meanwhile, the UCF Libraries have thousands of DVDs available for checkout from the LibTech Desk on the 3rd floor, and tens of thousands of streaming videos available online from Alexander Street Press, and FMG. We will continue providing access to films from Alexander Street Press, FMG, and our limited Kanopy catalog.

All the videos can be discovered via the UCF Libraries Catalog.  Use the “Video” tab on our Homepage as a shortcut to find them.

How do I get a film for a course I’m teaching in Spring 2019?

Contact the  subject librarian in your area as soon as possible.

Winter Break Maintenance

LibTech Winter Break Maintenance

LibTech Lending Items will be limited to 4 hour and 24 hour items during the Winter Break starting December 17th, 2018.

No Laptops, iPads, Cameras, Projectors, or any other multi-day items are available for checkout as the staff will be doing inventory and maintenance on the items to prepare them for use in the upcoming Spring 2019 semester.

Thank you for understanding and Happy Holidays!

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