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Terrie Sypolt: Excellence in Librarianship

Terrie SypoltLibrarian Terrie Sypolt will be honored at UCF Founders Day as the winner of this year’s Excellence in Librarianship award!
Terrie is the Education and Human Performance Librarian. She provides research assistance, library instruction, and collection development for all departments in the College of Education.
Terrie began work at the UCF Libraries on April 1, 2001. We are proud of her excellent contribution to the Libraries, but are especially proud of her today. Congratulations, Terrie!

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Books now sorted by color!

Next time you come in to the library, you will notice that all of the library’s books are now arranged by color! While the Library of Congress Call Number System has been the preferred system for university libraries for the past century or so, we felt it was time for something new. We think our patrons will agree that this new system is far more pleasing to the eye. No longer will the Hobbit have to sit atop a shelf with Dracula. What kind of system would make those two neighbors anyway? We love this new system and think you will too. Please leave a comment to let us know what you think of it!

(April Fools!)

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This week in physics

The UCF Libraries subscribes to Physics Today, the flagship publication of the American Institute of Physics. This publication is the most influential and closely followed physics magazine in the world. Here are just some of the featured stories for this week:

A nonlinear look at music
Physics Update: Recorded music and other time series carry information on small and large scales. A new hierarchical analysis can help make sense of it all.
—Richard J. Fitzgerald

Science and journalism revisit the attribution of extreme weather to climate change
Science and the Media: Scientists report improved understanding: Attribution science now “brings climate change to our doorsteps.”
—Steven T. Corneliussen

Belgium drops request for US bomb-grade uranium
Politics and Policy: To reduce the risk of the material falling into terrorist hands, a US company will convert the uranium to fuel for Belgium’s research reactor.
—David Kramer

Rosen Library

International recognition for Rosen College

Rosen College ranked No. 5 on CEOWORLD magazine’s list of the 50 best hospitality and hotel management schools for 2015, based on a global survey of 18,000 hospitality recruiters and senior managers of luxury hotels around the world.

Founded in 2004, Rosen College is the youngest hospitality school in the top five.
Rosen College offers six academic degrees to 3,500 students including the only bachelor’s degree in event management in the United States and the only doctoral program specifically in hospitality management in Florida.

The secret to the success of Rosen College? We believe it’s the wonderful library on campus!

Interlibrary Loan International Lending

Did You Know? Interlibrary Loan Lends Books Worldwide

What do Amsterdam, New Zealand and South Africa all have in common?  They’re all places where books from the UCF Libraries collection have recently traveled to via Interlibrary Loan!  

UCF takes pride in being an international lender to help fill the academic research needs of foreign libraries.  In fact, there are currently 312 international institutions that are registered to request UCF materials through Interlibrary Loan.  

In the past year alone, Interlibrary Loan has filled over 100 requests from international borrowers, some of which pay large shipping costs to obtain valued UCF materials.

So, the next time you find yourself perusing a book from the library stacks, remember that it may have traveled far and wide, across the world and back again, to be in your hands now.

Can’t find what you’re looking for in the UCF Libraries?  Submit your own Interlibrary Loan request for a book, book chapter, journal article & more, by visiting the Borrowing from Other Libraries page on the UCF Libraries website.

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