Category: John C. Hitt Library

Thomas Azzari Exhibit

Exhibit: Thomas E. Azzari, The Art of Theme Parks: Stage Design and Production

The exhibitThomas E. Azzari, The Art of Theme Parks: Stage Design and Production” features items from the “Thomas E. Azzari Theme Parks and Attractions Collection, 1973-2018” highlighting Azzari’s work as a designer of theme park productions. Included in the exhibit are drawings, illustrations, project paperwork, and photographs related to SeaWorld, Weeki Wachee Springs, and Silver Springs.

Thomas E. Azzari studied industrial design at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut and attended the ArtCenter College of Design in California. Azzari worked over forty years in the media and entertainment industry as a production designer, set designer, and art director.

The exhibit, curated by Sarah Ryschkewitsch, Intern, and Burak Ogreten, Senior Archivist for Special Collections, runs May to August 2019. The exhibit is in the Special Collections & University Archives’ exhibit space located on the 5th floor of the John C. Hitt Library.

Kram for the Exam

Kram for the Exam

Come join us for our annual spring Kram for the Exam. SGA will be walking around the John C. Hitt Library handing out goodies and study materials during the following dates and times:

  • Tuesday, April 23rd from 9:00 – 11:00 am
  • Thursday, April 25th at 8:00 – 10:00 pm
  • Monday, April 29th at 10:00 pm – 12:00 am

Hope to see you here and good luck on your exams!

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.

"we're hiring"

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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