Category: John C. Hitt Library

Color your stress away

Color Your Stress Away

Did you know that coloring is a great way to relieve stress? Come and color your stress away during finals week. The John C. Hitt Library will have coloring supplies and stations set up starting December 8th.

Contact Carrie Moran (carrie.moran@ucf.edu) if you have questions.

Scott, N. (2015). Between the lines: the adult colouring book phenomenon. Director, 69(1), 104. Retrieved from https://login.ezproxy.net.ucf.edu/login?auth=shibb&url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ofm&AN=109518730&site=eds-live&scope=site 

classroom 235a

Classrooms Open for Studying

John C. Hitt Library classrooms 235A and 235C are officially open for studying and use of the computers in each room. They will remain open through December 15th.

(note – 235A will close at 4:30PM on Wednesday, December 2nd for a class).

Library and Reflecting Pond

Are those SHOWERS behind the desk?

 

image of consultation roomAn often-asked question at the Research & Information Desk is “what are those study carrels/workstations/shower stalls behind your desk?”  There are two correct answers to that question.  The area to the left as you’re facing the office door hosts tutors from the University Writing Center.  They take appointments and drop-in clients who need to have papers reviewed for form, grammar, style and clarity.  The area is entirely moderated by UWC, not the library; questions may be directed to 407-823-2197, or visit their website at http://uwc.cah.ucf.edu/ to make an appointment.

The station to the right of the door is reserved for use by the UCF librarians.  Similarly, they take appointments with students, faculty, and sometimes community members who request individualized instruction on locating and using UCF Libraries’ research materials.  These areas are not open for public use; however, anyone wishing to have a one-on-one research consultation with a librarian may make an appointment at http://library.ucf.edu/help/schedule-an-appointment/

Seismic Shift - No books on the 5th Floor

The Seismic Shift 2015 is Over!

Planning for the shift began over a year ago with a rotating roster of staff and faculty: Rich Gause, Frank Allen, Andrew Hackler, Ven Basco, Lindsey Ritzert, Andria Barratt, and Megan Humphries. While new members came in with transitions in staffing, bringing new perspectives, our goal was always the same: to find the most effective way to clear the 5th floor.

We ran studies of the collection to nail down the scope and procedures of the project. Our analysis was detailed enough to dynamically leave growth space through the collection, continuously keep track of the space we were gaining, and ensure we were meeting our goals. With a budget and timetable set, we hired students in stages to meet increasing workloads.

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