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Women and Academic in the Time of COVID

Women & Academia in the Time of COVID

Friday, March 26, 2021 at 3pm

Join a virtual panel of women academics from disciplines across the University of Central Florida as they discuss the effects the COVID-19 pandemic has affected their teaching, scholarship, service loads and personal lives.

Dr. RoSusan Bartee, Educational Leadership and Higher Education
Dr. Nessette Falu, Anthropology
Dr. Amelia Lyons, History
Dr. Leandra Preston, Women’s & Gender Studies
Dr. Linda Walters, Biology

Watch the event recording on YouTube with closed captions or STARS with open captions.

Panel hosted by Megan Haught, UCF Libraries, in partnership with UCF Women’s & Gender Studies program.

"Make No Mistake, Florida is Crucial" Sen. Lori Wilson and the Equal Rights Amendment

“Make No Mistake, Florida is Crucial”: Sen. Lori Wilson and the Equal Rights Amendment

Friday, March 12, 2021 | 10 am – 11 am | Virtual Event

The Equal Rights Amendment is still a debated issue in the United States. In its basic form, it would add women to the Constitution. The amendment was first written in 1923 – a few years after women won the right to vote. Decades later, it became a significant issue during the Women’s Liberation Movement. Near its almost ratification, Florida was significant – led by Sen. Lori Wilson. It was an interesting discussion about women’s roles in society. This talk will expose the battle for and against the ERA in Florida. It will also address where the ERA battle is today.
– Kimberly Voss, Professor, Journalism

Event recording on Libraries’ YouTube and STARS Libraries Diversity, Education and Inclusion.

NEA Big Read Central Florida 2021

NEA Big Read: Silver Sparrow

Pick up your complimentary copy of Tayari Jones’s Silver Sparrow and learn more about how you can participate in the NEA Big Read: Central Florida.

Tables will be located at both entrances to the John C. Hitt Library (near the Reflecting Pond and at the Student Union plaza) Monday, January 11, 2021, from 1-3 pm.

February 16 update: 75 more copies of the novel available in VAB 117. Pick yours up Monday – Friday between 8am – 5pm while supplies last.

Diversity Week 2020

2020 Diversity Week @ UCF Libraries

UCF Libraries is offering a full calendar of virtual Diversity Week activities from family friendly crafts to talks by area experts and film discussions. Don’t miss out on our community showcase which features UCF alumni and faculty and how they support the Knight community. We even have digital puzzles and downloadable coloring pages. And you can also add your voice to the 2020 UCF story by participating in our digital time capsule.

Introduction to Bookbinding Workshop
Monday, October 19
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Register: Bookbinding @ Home – Diversity Week 2020

Diversity in Comics
Monday, October 19
3:00 – 4:00 pm

Register: Diversity in Comics – Diversity Week 2020.

Beginner’s Crochet: Show Your Pride with Crochet
Tuesday, October 20
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Register: Beginner’s Crochet: Show Your Pride with Crochet – Diversity Week 2020

Stronger Together Showcase
Tuesday, October 20
2:00 – 3:30 pm

Register: Stronger Together Showcase – Diversity Week 2020

Henna Art with Priya
Tuesday, October 20
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Register at Henna Art by Priya on Zoom

Weaving History: Connecting our Present to our Past
Wednesday, October 21
11:00 – 12:30 pm

Register at Weaving History: Connecting our Present to our Past – Diversity Week 2020

Film Discussion: The Talk: Race in America
Wednesday, October 21
2:00 – 3:00 pm

Register for the discussion at Film Discussion – The Talk: Race in America – Diversity Week 2020

Family Fiber Arts: Pipe Cleaner Crafts
Thursday, October 22
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Register at Family Fiber Arts: Pipe Cleaner Crafts – Diversity Week 2020

Open Heart, Open Mic
Thursday, October 22
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Register: Open Heart Open Mic – Diversity Week 2020

Diverse Families Bookshelf
Friday, October 23
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Register to attend at Diverse Families Bookshelf – Diversity Week 2020

Film Discussion: Don’t Be Nice
Friday, October 23
2:00 – 3:00 pm

Register for the discussion at Film Discussion – Don’t Be Nice – Diversity Week 2020

Knights Stronger Together Digital Time Capsule 

Add your voice to the 2020 UCF story by submitting a landscape 11″ x 8.5″ image or story so you can influence how the present will be remembered.
Full details and submission form at: Submit at the Knights Stronger Together Digital Time Capsule Qualtrics form 

To learn the full details about all of the UCF Libraries Diversity Week events visit: 

Supporting Hispanic/Latinx Communities through Florida Libraries – Virtual Event

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
3:00 pm- 4:30 pm

Register to attend at Zoom – Supporting Hispanic/Latinx Communities through Florida Libraries 

Please join us next week for the UCF Libraries’ inaugural event to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, “Supporting Hispanic/LatinX Communities through Florida Libraries.” Sandy Avila, Science Librarian and UCF’s Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) Engagement Librarian will moderate an informative panel highlighting the role Florida library staff play in supporting their diverse Hispanic/LatinX communities in the Panhandle, around Central Florida, and in South Florida.

Come join our fantastic speakers from the Bay County Public Library, Orange County Library System, and Broward College as we share insights into our Hispanic communities and how we are serving their needs.

Heather Ogilvie
Bay County Public Library

Heather Ogilvie is the Outreach Librarian for Bay County Public Library in Panama City, Florida. She specializes in nontraditional library services, using community partnerships to create innovative solutions for underserved populations. Ms. Ogilvie was the recipient of the 2020 American Library Association’s Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity for her work in Florida Panhandle after the aftermath of Hurricane Michael a Category 5 storm. Despite adversity, Ms. Ogilvie was able to serve outreach sites by helping to rebuild personal libraries destroyed in the storm and other materials to assist in community recovery.

Brigitte Martinez
Orange County Library System

Brigitte Martinez is the Assistant Manager for Marketing and Public Relations at the Orange County Library System. She studied Biology at Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, in Santurce Puerto Rico.
Ms. Martinez’s job is to inform and educate Central Florida’s multicultural community by holding events, opportunities and programs that the Orange County Library offers. These services help improve lives.

Cristy Moran
Broward College

Cristy Moran is a faculty librarian at Broward College, an institution which serves a predominantly minority population, including a 38% Latinx student body. She is a critical librarian, a lifelong South Floridian, and Hispanic-American of Cuban heritage.

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