Category: Student Learning & Engagement

Announcing WomanFest 2018!

Join UCF Libraries and the Department of Women and Gender Studies for the second annual WomanFest on Thursday, March 22, in library room 223.

 

Film Screening and Discussion of Miss Representation, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Miss Representation explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the media’s limited portrayal of what it means to be a powerful woman. The film will be followed by a discussion facilitated by Dr. Anne Bubriski-McKinzie, Women and Gender Studies.

Popcorn will be provided by UCF Libraries.

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National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month and UCF Libraries is dashing forward with enthusiasm to celebrate.

Poetry Contests!

Sonnets – Submissions due by April 8, 2018 at 11:59 pm.
The sonnet is a fourteen-line poem written in iambic pentameter, which employ one of several rhyme schemes and adhere to a tightly structured thematic organization. Sonnet styles via Academy of American Poets. Your submission can be on any subject.

Celebrating Libraries – Submissions due by April 15, 2018 at 11:59 pm
Poem of any style or length about library (general or specific)

Haiku by You – Submissions due by April 22, 2018 at 11:59 pm
“Haiku” is a traditional form of Japanese poetry. Haiku poems consist of 3 lines. The first and last lines of a Haiku have 5 syllables and the middle line has 7 syllables. The lines rarely rhyme.

Submit your poems here.

Contests are open to UCF students only.

Erasure Poetry

An Erasure Poetry table will be set up between the Circulation Desk and Reference Desk from April 2 – 6. Staff favorites will be displayed on the windows by the entrance and on library social media accounts.

Featured Poems

The UCF Libraries Tumblr account will feature daily poems which are favorites of library staff. Tag us in your favorites on Tumblr!

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Open Heart Open Mic February 15

Join us for a lunch break Open Heart Open Mic on Thursday, February 15 from 12-1:15PM in John C. Hitt Library room 223. The UCF Libraries is partnering with the Women’s & Gender Studies Program to present an ongoing open mic event series.

You are welcome to bring a story, poem, song, or any other vocal presentation to share – on any topic.

For more information, check our event page.

Any original work presented at an Open Heart Open Mic event will be eligible to be listed in STARS KnightVerse. STARS is UCF’s digital repository designed to disseminate, publicize, and share works by, for, and about UCF. KnightVerse is the area within STARS for library related student work. After presenting, see the Open Heart Open Mic host for information about submitting your original work.

Becoming an Information Expert

Becoming an Information Expert Week

Feb. 5-8th, 2017
John C. Hitt Library

Can you unlock the mystery of reliable sources? Join us for a week of events to help you become an Information Expert! For each event you attend you’ll receive a clue to the Mystery of the Missing Songbird. The closer you get to solving the mystery, the better the prize!  Participate in all four events to reveal the answer to the mystery and receive a UCF libraries grand prize pack!

Are you an information expert Quiz?
Monday, Feb. 5th 10:30-12:30 – Main Floor

Can you separate fact from fiction? Stop by the library for the first clue in the Mystery of the Missing Songbird.  To receive your clue you’ll be asked to evaluate a series of sources and identify what makes them trustworthy or suspect.  Join us any time between 10:30-12:30 to begin your quest to becoming an Information Expert.

Workshops:

Fact checking 101
Tuesday, Feb. 6th 10:00-11:00 RM 223

This workshop will show you how information experts evaluate sources using real world examples.  Participants will learn what to look for to identify questionable sources, how to verify claims and how to categorize sources.  Participants will not only leave one step closer to being an information expert, they will also receive a clue identifying what is at the heart of the Mystery of the Missing Songbird.

Choosing the right source for the right project
Wed, Feb, 7th 1:30-2:30 RM 235C

In an academic setting the key to a successful project often lies in selecting the right supporting resources to use as the foundation of your work.  In this workshop, participants will explore how to choose the right resource for their project, and learn how to evaluate resources for fit beyond “peer review.”  Participants will also be given the clue to where news about the Mystery of the Missing Songbird first appeared.

Psychology of Fake News
Thursday, Feb. 8th 10:00-11:00, RM 223

Day in and day out we hear about fake news, biased news and every news outlet trying to convince us they are trustworthy, but why do they do it?  In this workshop we will explore how media influences our understanding of the world. We will discuss what we can do as information consumers to effectively evaluate information and get well rounded perspectives.  Participants will also be given the clue that reveals who is behind the Mystery of the Missing Songbird.

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Open Heart Open Mic 11/30

Join us for a lunch break Open Heart Open Mic on Thursday, November 30 from 12-1:15PM in John C. Hitt Library room 223. The UCF Libraries is partnering with the Women’s & Gender Studies Program to present an ongoing open mic event series.

You are welcome to bring a story, poem, song, or any other vocal presentation to share – on any topic.

For more information, check our event page.

Any original work presented at an Open Heart Open Mic event will be eligible to be listed in STARS KnightVerse. STARS is UCF’s digital repository designed to disseminate, publicize, and share works by, for, and about UCF. KnightVerse is the area within STARS for library related student work. After presenting, see the Open Heart Open Mic host for information about submitting your original work.

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