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What Are Artists’ Books?

Join Chris Saclolo from Special Collections University Archives to learn about the craft of artists’ books (works of art in book form) and the history of the UCF Student Book Arts Competition. Students will get the opportunity to see some of the artists’ books from the Book Arts & Typography Collection.

Examples of artists’ books on display in the John C Hitt Library


Date: Monday March 21st
Time: 4:00 pm
Where: John C. Hitt Library Room 402

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Author talk: Florida Fashions of the 1950s and 1960s

Join UCF Libraries and Kimberly Wilmot Voss, Nicholson School of Communication, for a Women’s History Month Author Talk titled “Florida Fashions in the 1950s and 1960s” on Friday, March 25, 2022!

For decades, most metropolitan newspapers had fashion editors in their women’s pages and some of the best of these journalists were in Florida. Areas like fashion journalism were where women were making their mark for decades – attending fashion shows, writing about local stores and guiding their readers on fashion trends. They covered changes in swimsuit regulations, the wearing of pants in the workplace and the rising of skirt-lengths. These editors served as social critics and community connectors – while also having lots of fun.

Register for this free virtual event on Zoom

For further reading, check out a copy of Dr. Voss’s book on which this presentation is based,
Newspaper Fashion Editors in the 1950s and 60s: Women Writers of the Runway, from UCF Libraries.

Other UCF Libraries’ owned books by Dr. Voss:

Paris in the Spring at Rosen Library

The Rosen Library’s new display “Paris in the Spring” features photographs of iconic sights, books highlighting local flavors and history, as well as arrondissement maps meant to inspire an exploration of Parisian life.

The exhibit was curated by Gina Rippens of the Rosen Library and runs from January to May 2022.

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Spring 2022 Downtown Campus Information Social

Join the UCF College of Graduate Studies and UCF Libraries for the Spring 2022 Downtown Campus Information Social that will be hosted virtually on Thursday, January 6, 2022, from 12:00-1:00 PM.  

This information session will highlight services provided by the College of Graduate Studies, the John C. Hitt Library located on UCF’s main campus, and the Downtown Campus library. UCF graduate students enrolled in Downtown Campus programs are invited to attend to meet Graduate Studies staff and UCF Librarians who support Downtown Campus students and programs. Details to attend are available at https://events.ucf.edu/event/2277098/spring-2022-downtown-campus-information-social/ 

For questions, please contact Corinne Bishop, Social Sciences & Graduate Engagement Librarian. 

National Poetry Month

Congratulations to the 2021 Poetry Contest Winners!

We are thrilled to announce the winners of our 2021 poetry contests.

Haiku Winner
Colors by Madeline S. Anderson

Limerick Winner
My Best Friend by Mariah George

In addition to joining the KnightVerse National Poetry Month collection in the UCF Libraries’ digital repository STARS, the two winners also receive a UCF Libraries’ reusable water bottle and UCF Libraries’ ducky temporary tattoo.

Thank you to everyone who participated. You can read winners and submissions from all years of Libraries’ student writing contests at STARS KnightVerse.

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