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Exhibit: “Wish you were here: Creating memories of travel and tourism through postcards 1907-1915”

The Exhibit “Wish you were here: Creating memories of travel and tourism through postcards 1907-1915” displays examples of tourism related postcards from the Golden Age of Postcards, a craze when millions of penny postcards were printed, sold, and mailed.

The exhibit was curated by Judy Kuhns and Stephen Ford of the Rosen Library and David Benjamin of Special Collections. It is located at the Rosen library and runs from August to December 2021.

Back to school: Featured Bookshelf

New Year, New Skills, New Ideas!

Welcome Back, Knights!

Start your new year building new skills, exploring new ideas, and finding new ways to see the world around you! The UCF Libraries have pulled together a few suggestions to get you started! On our Back to School Featured Bookshelf, you will find titles that cover a range of topics including college success, personal and professional growth, and books that will offer you a new perspective. For more information, check out our guide, or stop by the John C. Hitt Library and browse our Featured Bookshelf located on the 2nd (main) Floor next to the Research and Information Desk!

Back to the Library

It’s time to step into your 21st Century Library, Knights!

UCF Libraries is very happy to officially welcome you to your modern library. With 57,000 additional square feet, there is even more space to study and collaborate with your classmates. The new phase of the 21st Century Library Project wrapped up during the pandemic so we were unable to fully bring the community back to the building, but it provides the Libraries with a fantastic opportunity to introduce Knights to it now.

Join us for a formal introduction to the new spaces at the John C. Hitt Library on August 25, 2021, at 9:30 am outside the new Student Union facing entrance. The event will feature a ribbon cutting and special guest speakers.

Student Knights can fully explore the 21st Century Library additions with the Back to the Library Scavenger Hunt starting at 10am and ending at 12pm. Complete the adventure to receive a limited edition rubber ducky and a drawing will be held from those who finished for a grand prize pack. Duckies limited to first 150 participants.

Reminders for COVID protocols:

UCF Libraries Graduate & Postdoctoral Researchers Orientation

UCF Libraries Graduate and Postdoctoral Researchers Orientation

Welcome all UCF graduate students and postdoctoral researchers! 

You are invited to attend a UCF Libraries online orientation session to learn about essential resources and services available to you. The sessions offer a great starting point as you prepare for upcoming research projects and course assignments. Each session will provide an overview of our catalog, journal and database resources, publishing and copyright tips, how to get assistance with resources, and Q&A.

To attend an orientation on any of the dates below, please use the registration link. You will receive an email confirmation with a Zoom link and password to join the session. For questions, please contact Corinne Bishop, UCF Graduate Engagement Librarian.

  • Monday, August 16 at 3:00-4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, August 18 at 12:00-1:00 pm
  • Thursday, August 19 at 1:00-2:00 pm

Registration Link:  http://ucf.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aWBMjZQmpd8rn5I

Beyond the Barrier: The X-1 Project Exhibit at the 4th floor gallery in the UCF Library from August through December of 2021

Exhibit: Beyond the Barrier: The X-1 Project

The exhibit “Beyond the Barrier: The X-1 Project” details the design and development of the X-1 program and contains numerous pilot reports and photographs. Materials in the collection document the X-1 program from start to finish and were collected and used by Louis C. Rotundo when writing his book “Into the Unknown, The X-1 Story.” 

Louis Charles Rotundo was born on October 28, 1949. After graduating from Florida Technological University (now UCF) in 1975, Rotundo pursued his interest in politics, becoming an aid to the United States Senator Lawton Chiles. From 1980 to 1988, Rotundo worked for UCF, including serving as Special Assistant to the President from 1984 to 1987. After leaving UCF in 1988, Rotundo started Rotundo and Associates, a lobbying and consulting firm based in Central Florida. 

The exhibit was curated by UCF Student Alexander Jerome and runs from August 2021 through December 2021. The exhibit is on the 4th-floor gallery of the John C. Hitt Library. 

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