For the month of December, the UCF Libraries Bookshelf is celebrating the favorite books and series of the employees of the UCF Libraries. These are the books we have (and will continue to) read many times over the course of our lives. They cross genres from mystery, science fiction, young adult and memoirs. These are our well-loved books and we are thrilled to share them with you.
Last week, as the UCF community prepared to celebrate Thanksgiving, a white easel placed near the entrance to the John C. Hitt Library displayed the phrase, “I am thankful…”. Yellow post-it notes and pens were available for passers-by to respond and add their thoughts. Over 100 sticky notes with messages of thankfulness were received and displayed. “Family” or family members received the largest response.”Family and friends” or “my parents” were typical responses. Many respondents were thankful for UCF, and many were thankful for someone they named on the post-it note. “Food” received some interesting reponses: “gobble ’til you wobble”. There were words of advice as well: “If you’re pre-med, be thankful Nursing is an option”. Everyone at the library is thankful for UCF’s amazing student body, faculty, and staff.