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Today’s Libraries (and Librarians) Have Shaken Off Stereotypical Images

Yolanda HoodYolanda Hood, head of the Curriculum Materials Center in the College of Education and Human Performance, has written an article for the UCF Forum about her experience as a librarian.
Yolanda loves her work. She shatters the traditional image of librarians: “…contrary to the pop culture image of librarians, I don’t sit around reading all day, prim and proper, in a pencil skirt, cardigan and cat-eye glasses, taking a break just to point finger to lips and shush students who are too loud.” Read more about the exciting work of a dynamic UCF librarian at

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Head of Special Collections & University Archives: David Benjamin

David BenjaminDavid Benjamin joined the UCF Libraries as Head of Special Collections & University Archives in September 2015. David comes from University of Arizona where he was the Assistant Director of the Volkerding Study Center at the Center for Creative Photography. Prior to that he was the Visual Materials Archivist at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

David has a Masters of Library Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison as well as a Masters of Architecture in American Architecture and Landscape History from the University of Kansas. An archivist for twenty-five plus years, David is involved with a number of regional, national, and international organizations including the Society of American Archivists, chairing their Visual Materials Section from 2010-2012; Association of Moving Image Archivists; Museum Computer Network; Midwest Archives Conference; and Society of Southwest Archivists.

In his first month at UCF, David has been involved with the upcoming exhibit Artist Joy Postle: Inspired by Nature and the acquisition of materials from the Home Movie Archive as well as the Sanford Public History Center. He is also getting to know the library, UCF, and the Orlando community in general.

We are thrilled to have David as part of the Library team!

Weekend Reading

Weekend Reading 10.23.15

Because of Winn Dixie Richard Harrison, Librarian, recommends:

 Because of Winn Dixie, by Kate DiCamillo

UCF Curriculum Materials Centre (CMC) — Fiction

Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida, and  all the good things that happen to her because of her big ugly dog Winn-Dixie.

UCF Knights Gameday

Homecoming Gameday Hours, 10.24.15

This Saturday, October 24th, our Knights face the Houston Cougars.
If you have recovered from Friday’s Spirit Splash, you may want to come into the John C. Hitt Library for some reading, study, research, reflection or collaboration.
Saturday hours for the John C. Hitt Library are 9.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m., so you definitely have some time to get something done in the library before and after the game. Kickoff against the Houston Cougars will be at noon in Bright House Stadium.
Go Knights! Beat the Houston Cougars! Charge On!

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Carnival of Open Access

Carnival of Open Access

Join us TODAY, Wednesday, October 21st from 10AM-2PM for the Carnival of Open Access, to celebrate the world of Open Access knowledge. Try your hand at carnival games, get your fortune, enjoy some popcorn, and learn about Open Access. Come to the main floor of the John C. Hitt Library.

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