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2019 International Graduate Student Welcome

Dear International Graduate Students,

Please join the UCF Libraries for coffee and conversation to learn how our resources and services support international graduate students and their research. This two‐hour event is designed for new and returning international graduate students.

The program will cover a variety of important topics including resources and services for both online and in‐person support, scholarship and publishing, and research tools.

In addition to learning about the Libraries’ collections that will primarily support your research and teaching, attendees will have an opportunity to connect with subject librarians who are available to provide assistance with resources and questions.

Refreshments will be provided.

To register, please click the following link: http://ucf.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5pCvQcdOdcP3gnr

Where: John C. Hitt Library, Room 223 (main campus)
When: Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 Noon

Featured Bookshelf for August 2019 Back to School

Featured Bookshelf: Back to School

The summer semester is ending and the prep for fall has started. It’s only a few short weeks until the 2019-2020 academic year begins. We’ll have a full cohort of students back on campus. The lines for coffee will be never ending and a free parking space will be nowhere to be found. Life will definitely get more exciting.

Libraries staff has pulled together a full list of books that cover a whole range of areas. Some books are for our graduating students wondering what comes next. Some books are to help new incoming students start the year successfully. We even have books that staff read when they were your age (yep, books existed that long ago) that changed how they thought about the world.

Welcome to the 2019-20 academic year!

Click on the link below to see the full list, descriptions, and catalog links for the featured Back-so-School titles suggested by UCF Library employees. These 24 books plus many more are also on display on the 2nd (main) floor of the John C. Hitt Library next to the bank of two elevators.

Featured Bookshelf: Back to School 2019

New Art Exhibit: Indian Film Festivals

The July 2019 exhibit on the John C. Hitt Library Art Wall is “Indian Festivals in Florida.” The colorful photographs were taken by 2 UCF students, Priyanka Chandra and Sharan Sathya, and feature celebrations for multiple religious faiths and occasions.

The photos were commissioned by the Asian Cultural Association (ACA), and the exhibit is co-sponsored by the ACA and the UCF India Center in the School of Politics, Security, and International Affairs.

The exhibit can be viewed during the month of July on the Art Wall, right inside the front entrance to the John C. Hitt Library. For more information, see this College of Sciences article.

July 2019 Featured Bookshelf: American History bookcovers for suggested reading

Featured Bookshelf: American History

American history is a broad and varied topic. It ranges from the native inhabitants who formed communities here thousands of years ago to the creation of a new nation of states to the dreamers who immigrate to these shores today. It is an enormous amount of information to cover, but it is important that we all learn about our past. As Edmund Burke said in Reflections on the Revolution in France, “Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it.”

The founders of the United States, beyond their faults and foibles, began this nation with a grand and noble sentiment of “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity….”

“We the people” is us. Join us this month as we explore our past to help ensure “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” applies to us all.

Click on the link below to see the full list, descriptions, and catalog links for the featured titles on American History suggested by UCF Library employees. These 24 books plus many more are also on display on the 2nd (main) floor of the John C. Hitt Library next to the bank of two elevators.

Featured Bookshelf: American History

Library Furniture Sit Test

New Furniture Sit Test

The John C. Hitt Library invites you to check out some of the new furniture options going into our new spaces.

Sit and Test

Feel how comfortable and relaxing your new work and study spaces will be.

Give Feedback

We want to know your opinion about the new furniture. Tell us at library.ucf.edu/sit

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