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So You're Thinking About Writing a Textbook

So You’re Thinking About Writing a Textbook

You know your subject area and want to share that knowledge. So you think about writing a textbook but how do you even get started? Join UCF Libraries and the College of Health Professions and Sciences for a panel discussion with four faculty who have all been in your shoes. Find out the who, what, why, and where plus see if Open Access publishing is for you.

Thursday, April 18
1:00 – 2:00pm
John C. Hitt Library, 223

Featuring faculty authors from the College of Health Professions and Sciences, School of Communication Sciences & Disorders:

Dr. Richard Zraick
Dr. Jack Ryalls
Dr. Linda I. Rosa-Lugo
Dr. Anthony Kong
with Scholarly Communications Librarian, Sarah Norris

National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month 2019

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

Poetry Contests!

Haiku by You – Submissions due by April 7, 2019 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.

#LibraryLove – Submissions due by April 14, 2019 at 11:59 pm. 
Poem of any style or length. What do you love about libraries?

Sonnets – Submissions due by April 21, 2019 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.

Submit your poems here.

Contests are open to UCF students only.

One entry per student per contest. If more than one entry is submitted by a student per contest, all the entries by that person will be disqualified from that contest.

Judges reserve the right to not select a winner due to limited submissions, or lack of exceptional submissions.

Stories with explicit sexual content will not be considered for this contest.

Erasure Poetry

An Erasure Poetry table will be set up between the Circulation Desk and Reference Desk from April 1 – 5. Staff favorites will be displayed on the windows by the entrance and on library social media accounts.

Book Spine Poetry

Celebrate your #LibraryLove with Book Spine Poetry. Use books to craft a short poem. Share it to Facebook or Instagram tagging @ucflibrary #librarylove during the National Library Week (April 8 – 12). Both the staff favorite and the one with the most likes will get a #UCFLibrary waterbottle.

WomanFest2019

WomanFest2019

Join UCF Libraries and the Department of Women and Gender Studies for the third annual WomanFest on Thursday, March 21, in library room 223.

Film Screening and Discussion of Miss Representation, 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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.

Zine Workshop, 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

zine (noun): a noncommercial often homemade or online publication usually devoted to specialized and often unconventional subject matter.

Learn to inspire and transform at our zine workshop by creating your own page as part of the group zine created by the participants of the workshop, and view our special collection made by UCF students.

FWAF Quilt Squares, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Students, staff and faculty are welcome to join crafting quilt squares to honor the lives of Apopka farmworkers and their plight for safe working conditions, better pay and a life free of pesticides in the crops.

QEP workshops

Competitive Intelligence: Industry, Company, and Market Research

Learn where to find information essential for making your startup a success! Including: market research, industry research, trade journals, customer analytics, consumer trends, and intellectual property.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
12:00 – 2:00 pm, Library room 223

Featured Speakers:
Justin Anderson
Harrison Thayer
Min Tong
Jane Tracey

RSVP here: https://guides.ucf.edu/entrepreneur

Refreshments will be served and students can earn LINK Loot for attending

In partnership with America’s SBDC Florida, UCF Libraries, and Orange County Public Library System.

Alice’s Adventures in Scholarly Conversations

Knights we need your help! Our dear friend Alice was doing research on the history of alternate realities and she has gone missing! Can you help us trace her research path and scholarly conversations? Join us February 18-21st on our quest to find Alice. At each event participants will be given a clue to help locate Alice. Collect all four clues for the ultimate prize! Can’t make all four events, no worries! The more events you attend the more prizes you will receive.

Monday, February 18, 10 am – 1 pm: Are you mad enough to join the Academic Alice Search Team?
Stop by the library lobby between 10-1 and take our quiz to see if you have the skills to join our search team! Participants will receive a snack to fuel their search as well as the first clue to finding Alice.

Tuesday, February 19, 10 – 11 am: READ ME: Understanding the Clues all around you.
In this workshop participants will uncover the secret codes embedded in scholarly conversations that can help readers quickly identify the information they need to know, who to trust, & where to start their investigations. Participants will find another clue in our hunt for Alice. Location: RM 235A

Wednesday, February 20, 1:30 – 2:30 pm: Falling Down the Rabbit Hole.
In this workshop participants will discover how to follow the clues to trace a scholarly conversation through time from the beginning to the present and beyond. Participants will receive the penultimate clue in our quest to find Alice. Location: RM 235A

Thursday, February 21, 10 – 11 am: Returning from Wonderland.
When is a tweet as important as a journal article? Does it matter which journal an article is published in? Are books always better? Join us as we explore how the context in which a scholarly conversation happens can provide important clues about who can be trusted and when you are being hoodwinked. The final clue to Alice’s location will be revealed! Location: RM 235A

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