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Diversity Week at UCF Libraries

One of the fantastic things about UCF is the wide range of cultures and ethnicities of our students, staff, and faculty. We come from all over. We’re just as proud of where we are from as we are of where we are now and where we will be heading in future. Diversity Week, an Office of Diversity and Inclusion initiative, is the way we celebrate this.

Between October 15 – 19, UCF will celebrate our diverse community and provide opportunities to explore topics across the broad range of human identity, experience, and interaction. Diversity Week activities are intended to stimulate our campus and move us to a more inclusive culture. The theme for 2018 is A New Day Dawns.

As part of the UCF Libraries’ enthusiastic support of maintaining an inclusive space in the UCF community, we are offering many workshops and activities through the week. The workshops include a

  • Zine Workshop
  • a presentation on the DIVerse Families Bibliography
  • two fiber art demonstrations
  • henna art
  • an open mic
  • multiple days of film screenings
  • how to start a family search.

The first of our additional activities is just inside the entrance to the library where students can add a sticky note saying what they hope tomorrow brings. The second activity is a map on the 3rd floor where faculty, staff, and students can place a pin in the area where they and their families have lived. The UCF community can also stop by the Curriculum Materials Center library in the Education Complex to view a display on the DIVerse Families Bibliography.

For more detailed information about the UCF Libraries Diversity Week events visit: guides.ucf.edu/diversityweek

 

Yesterday's World Exhibit Image

New Fall Exhibit at the Rosen Library Featuring Disney Items

The Rosen Library’s Fall exhibit, Yesterday’s World: Documenting the Walt Disney World Parks, 1969-2004, shines a spotlight on the history of the theme parks that put Orlando on the map!

Featuring materials from the UCF Libraries’ Special Collections & University Archives, the exhibit includes:

  • Early planning documents and promotional materials
  • Park maps and show schedules from the 1980s and 1990s
  • Cast member training materials and newsletters
  • Vintage tickets, attraction coupons, souvenirs, and more!

Books on Disney World history and lore are also displayed on top of the exhibit case, and these books can be checked out for more information.

Special thanks to David Benjamin, Head of Special Collections & University Archives (SCUA) at UCF Libraries, for selecting and installing the materials. For more about SCUA, visit the SCUA website.

The exhibit will on display through Fall 2018.  Check it out!

Hidden Artists Exhibit, August through September 2018

Hidden Artists Exhibit

You might find them in front of the classroom or in the office down the hall and yet never suspect they make art. They are “Hidden Artists”. Hidden Artists is a group of UCF faculty and staff from various departments who create art on their own time. Founded by Judy Bragg Pardo, retired Senior Art Specialist at SDES, Hidden Artists have exhibited at the John C. Hitt Library since 2008.

Now on its 11th year, the Hidden Artists Exhibit is on display at the John C. Hitt Library Main Floor, with the assistance of Special Collections & University Archives. Artwork on display include a variety of styles, subjects, and mediums, including painting, drawing, photography, jewelry, and mixed media. The exhibit features the talents of Maribel Amaro-Garcia, Kimberly Berry, Gina Clifton, Pamela Williams Gruen, Dawn Herrod, Meredith Malkin, Russ Muller, Judy Bragg Pardo, Brian Pate, M.C. Santana, as well as library staff members Jacqui Johnson and Chris Saclolo. The exhibit will run until September 28, 2018.

There will be a reception for the exhibit that is open to the public on Thursday, September 13th from 4 pm to 6 pm in the John C. Hitt Library, room 223.

LGBTQIA Pride Month Events

LGBTQIA Pride Month Events at UCF Libraries

While every day is a time to celebrate your identity and orientation, June is a notable month set aside to loudly and proudly celebrate with and for the LGBTQIA community. Here at UCF Libraries we are loudly proud of everyone at UCF who identifies as part of the queer community. In recognition of and support for our LGBTQIA Knights, we are hosting a series of displays and events including a UCF Remembers display from the Pulse Collection, a featured bookshelf, three film screenings and discussions, and our new Speak Your Truth: A Queer History of UCF project.

 

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New Summer Exhibit at Rosen Library: Celebrity Chefs!

The Rosen Library’s new exhibit showcases celebrity chefs and their signature recipes. Peruse a collection of memoirs and recipe books from Nobu to Ina Garten. Included in the exhibit is a binder detailing each featured chef’s signature dish or favorite cocktail.

Check out some of the items on display:

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