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Our Favorite Female Authors

In celebration of International Women’s Day, we asked our librarians who their favorite female authors are. Here is what they shared!

Missy Murphey – Research & Information
S.E. Hinton
Barbara Alderman – Regional Campuses
Agatha Christie
Annie Jacobsen
Tim Bottorff – Rosen Library
Emily Dickinson
Mary Shelley
Sai Deng – Cataloging
Eileen Chang
Jane Austen
Sarah Norris – Scholarly Communication
Diana Gabaldon
Margaret George
Peggy Nuhn – Regional Campuses
Colleen McCullough
Jacquelyn Mitchard
Shane Roopnarine – Rosen Library
Ursula K. Le Guin
Madeleine L’Engle
Tina Buck – Electronic Resources
Helene Hanff
Dorothy Gilman
Candice Millard
Michael Furlong – Regional Campuses
Patricia Highsmith
Shirley Jackson
Paula Poundstone
Rich Gause – Research & Information
Octavia Butler
Ursula K. Le Guin
Nnedi Okorafor
Selma Jaskowski – Information Technology & Digital Initiatives
Louise Penny
Laurie R. King
Josephine Tey
Jane Austen
Meredith Semones – Research & Information
Elizabeth Berg
Barbara Kingsolver
Anna Quindlen
Jodi Picoult
Min Tong – Regional Campuses
Jane Austen
Maya Angelou
Emily Bronte
Amy Tan
Kim Montgomery – Cataloging
Jane Austen
Dorothy L. Sayers
Andre Norton (Alice Mary Norton)
James Tiptree Jr. (Alice Bradley Sheldon)
Ursula K. LeGuin
Carrie Moran – Teaching & Engagement
Francesca Lia Block
Tana French
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Mary Oliver
Ann Patchett
Elizabeth Gilbert
Mary Page – Collections & Technical Services
Anne Tyler
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Marge Piercy
Emily Dickinson
Barbara Ehrenreich
Caroline Knapp

Rachel Mulvihill – Teaching & Engagement

Emily St. John Mandel
Ann Patchett
Curtis Sittenfeld (yes! A woman)
Alice Hoffman
Kate Atkinson
Lauren Groff
Ann Packer
J. Courtney Sullivan
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Win Prizes with the UCF Mobile App

In Spring of 2017, UCF is piloting location based notifications with the UCF Mobile app. These notifications will only be available if you enter a specific location on campus. This includes the John C. Hitt Library, Technology Commons, and Technology Product Center.

When you view a notification through the UCF Mobile app, you will be taken to a survey for your feedback. If you complete the survey, you will be entered to win a prize! Prizes include a set of Beats headphones, and an exclusive UCF Libraries Citronaut shirt.

The project concludes on March 30, 2017.

To participate:

We welcome your feedback as we evaluate this technology. Questions? Email


Featured Bookshelf: Women's History Month

Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month began as a week-long celebration by in Sonoma, California in 1978 which was centered around International Women’s Day on March 8. A year later during a women’s history conference at Sarah Lawrence College, participants learned how successful the week was and decided to initiate similar in their own areas. President Carter issued the first proclamation for a national Women’s History Week in 1980. In 1987, Congress (after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project) passed Pub. L. 100-9 designating March as Women’s History Month. U.S. Presidents have issued proclamations on Women’s History Month since 1988.

Here at the UCF Libraries, we have created a list of suggested, and favorite, books about women’s history in both fact and fiction. Please click on the link below to see the full list with descriptions and catalog links.

Featured Bookshelf: Women’s History Month


For information about the bevy of Women’s History Month events at UCF, visit Office of Diversity and Inclusion Women’s History Month site.

WomanFest 2017 in ONE week

Just one week until WomanFest 2017! Smart women! Zines! Words! Bake Sale!

Tuesday, March 8th in John C. Hitt Library room 223

10:30-11:45 AAUW Panel on Women’s Leadership

12:00-1:15 Open Mic

1:30-2:45 Zine workshop with Dr. Leandra Preston-Sidler

Come for all of it, or just 10 minutes. Kathleen Hanna wants you to be here, so you can listen to Bikini Kill and Le Tigre all day.


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