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Featured poetry books for National Poetry Month

Featured Bookshelf: National Poetry Month

“I think that I shall never see
A poem as lovely…”

Yes, I’m going Joyce Kilmer on you. It’s National Poetry Month. How could I not start with the opening of a poem we all learn in primary school?

The Academy of American Poets, inspired by the success of Black History Month and Women’s History Month, created National Poetry Month in 1996. It is the largest literary celebration in the world and UCF Library is proud to do our part.

We gathered suggestions for 20 books of poetry that are currently in the UCF collection. These works represent a wide range of favorite poetry books of our faculty and staff. Click on the link below to see the full descriptions and catalog links.

Featured Bookshelf: National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month at the John C. Hitt Library

April is National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month and the UCF Libraries are springing headlong forward to celebrate.

Student Poetry Contests

  • Ode to a Library – Submissions due by April 14, 2017 at 11:59 pm.
    Poem of any style or length about library
  • Haiku by You – Submissions due by April 21, 2017 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.

Winners will receive a Library Superpowers T-shirt and be published in STARS KnightVerse.

You can submit your poems at: http://ucflib.fyi/npm2017

Erasure Poetry

An Erasure Poetry table will be set up between the Circulation Desk and Reference Desk from April 3 – 7. Staff favorites will be displayed on the windows by the entrance and on library social media accounts.

Featured Poems

The UCF Libraries Tumblr account will feature daily poems which are favorites of library staff. Tag us in your favorites on Tumblr!

Open Heart Open Mic

Join us for the last Open Heart Open Mic of the semester on Tuesday, April 18th from 12-1:30PM in John C. Hitt Library room 223.

Calling all transfer students!

The UCF Libraries needs your help to improve our services to transfer students. We got to meet some of you at our regional campus partners, and want to make sure to do our best to meet your unique needs.

If you are a transfer student who is over 18, we’d like to ask you to take 10 minutes to respond to this survey.

A second phase of our research will involve face to face interviews, and you’ll be asked if you’d like to participate in those at the end of the survey. This interview should take approximately 30 minutes, and you’ll receive a sweet treat for your time.

moving books

Get that 4th floor book!

4th floor stacks for call numbers from N to QP, shelved on the “Student Union side” of the floor, may be inaccessible to the average human. But John C. Hitt Library folks are not average humans! With a few key strokes, we can get that book for you.

At library.ucf.edu, click on the white “Books/Catalog” button, and key in your search. When you see a title in your results list that absolutely fascinates you, you will see a link in the record that says, “Place a Hold”. When you click on it, you will be asked for your NID and NID password. Once you submit that information, you will see your search replicated on the screen, followed by the message, “Hold successfully placed.” You will receive an email later, telling you that your book is ready to be picked up at the Circulation Desk.

Through the miracle of technology, you can conduct that search on your smart phone or on your own laptop at home or office. Then you can come into the John C. Hitt Library and pick up your book, once you have received the email that it is available.

TL;DR

  1. Click Books/Catalog
  2. Search
  3. Click Place a Hold
  4. Login
  5. Wait for an email telling you your book is ready for pickup
  6. Pickup your book at the Circulation desk on the main floor of the John C. Hitt Library
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Now Open for Quiet Study: 235A, Main Floor

Room 235A, in the Infusion/Java City area on the main floor, will be open for quiet study to alleviate crowding in the remaining 4th floor quiet study area on the “Reflecting Pond” side of the John C. Hitt Library. The “back half” of the 4th floor is closed for the installation of sprinklers for fire safety.

We are sorry for the inconvenience, noise, and dust.

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