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Closure alert 3rd Floor

3rd Floor closures

3rd Floor Closures

Beginning Tuesday, October 23rd, the back section (Student Union side) of the 3rd floor will be closed, to move furniture and computers.  This will clear space, preparing for the construction of a temporary wall, to prepare for the connection of the current library building with the ARC (Automated Retrieval Center)Earplugs are available upon request at the Circulation Desk.

We are very sorry for the noise and the inconvenience and rely on your patience and flexibility as the project moves forward.  To see more about the 21st Century Library, including maps of the affected library floors, check https://library.ucf.edu/21st/

Research Tips Tuesdays

Research Tips Tuesdays: Online Workshops

Are you interesting in becoming a better researcher?  Join us for Research Tips Tuesdays! Each workshop will be 40 minute online sessions with an additional 20 minutes for questions. Workshop topics will include skills that will help you spend less time on the research process and make it easier to find the information you need when you need it most.

Upcoming workshops include:

Read like a Researcher – Oct. 30, 2018, 10:30-11:30 a.m.​ 
This session will teach you how to:

  • Quickly evaluate articles and identify if it’s a good fit for your project
  • identify the relevant information you will need to use it as evidence
  • resources to help you stay organized, evaluate research methods and synthesize multiple sources

Notes on taking Notes – November 13, 2018, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
This session will explore:

  • identifying what you should include in your notes
  • Selecting the right note taking style for different situations
  • Formal note taking methods
  • Tools you can use to organize your notes

To register for these free workshops visit: https://guides.ucf.edu/rtt

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Noise Alert

Beginning Monday, October 15, expect excessive noise from the Student Union side of the building.  Vibrating, drilling  and heavy machinery noise will be heard intermittently throughout the John C. Hitt Library building.  Drilling will continue into the beginning of November.  Earplugs are available upon request at the Circulation Desk on the main floor.

Diversity Week at UCF Libraries

One of the fantastic things about UCF is the wide range of cultures and ethnicities of our students, staff, and faculty. We come from all over. We’re just as proud of where we are from as we are of where we are now and where we will be heading in future. Diversity Week, an Office of Diversity and Inclusion initiative, is the way we celebrate this.

Between October 15 – 19, UCF will celebrate our diverse community and provide opportunities to explore topics across the broad range of human identity, experience, and interaction. Diversity Week activities are intended to stimulate our campus and move us to a more inclusive culture. The theme for 2018 is A New Day Dawns.

As part of the UCF Libraries’ enthusiastic support of maintaining an inclusive space in the UCF community, we are offering many workshops and activities through the week. The workshops include a

  • Zine Workshop
  • a presentation on the DIVerse Families Bibliography
  • two fiber art demonstrations
  • henna art
  • an open mic
  • multiple days of film screenings
  • how to start a family search.

The first of our additional activities is just inside the entrance to the library where students can add a sticky note saying what they hope tomorrow brings. The second activity is a map on the 3rd floor where faculty, staff, and students can place a pin in the area where they and their families have lived. The UCF community can also stop by the Curriculum Materials Center library in the Education Complex to view a display on the DIVerse Families Bibliography.

For more detailed information about the UCF Libraries Diversity Week events visit: guides.ucf.edu/diversityweek

 

Knight Terror: Haunting the Stacks

Knight Terror: Haunting the Stacks

What terrors lurk in the shadows of a library? What scary thoughts creep through your mind when the stacks are quiet? What spooky creatures skulk in the edges of your vision?

Submit your scary story for the second annual Knight Terror Library writing contest by 11:59 pm on October 22, 2018 to see if you cause the best fright.

  • Contest for UCF students only
  • One entry per student
  • 500 words or less
  • The story should be themed in or around libraries in general
  • Stories with explicit sexual content will not be considered for this contest

Submit your scary short story here: ucflib.fyi/knightterror

Winners be announced on October 31, and be immortalized in STARS KnightVerse. First place wins a special UCF Libraries prize pack. Second place wins a Library Construction duck.

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