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Your librarians are here to assist you virtually as we all learn to navigate being remote learners and teachers. Each librarian listed below is ready to help you with the subjects listed after their name. Each of those subjects links to a research guide for that subject. Most of the librarians listed below have set virtual office hours which are listed below their name and clicking on their name will lead you to their profile page and a link to their virutal office if they have one. Others have a link to set up an online appointment with them. If you need assistance with a subject not listed below or for other research questions, please contact Ask Us and a friendly librarian will be happy to assist you.
Posted: April 9th, 2018
National Library Week runs from April 8 – 14. Join UCF Libraries as we celebrate the joys of librarianship and our patrons!
Read Stricted: The Dilemmas Surrounding Reading, Censorship, & Challenged Books
Monday, April 9
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Please join us for a lively and thought provoking discussion regarding reading, censorship, and the history of challenged books to commemorate the start of National Library Week 2018. UCF Research and Information Services Librarian, Sandy Avila will discuss the American Library Association’s Top Ten Frequently Challenged Books of 2017 while providing some background regarding the history of challenged books from around the world. This session is open to students and faculty and no RSVP is required. Meet us at the John C. Hitt Library (main campus) Room 223 to learn more about banned books and the dilemmas surrounding their censorship.
An often-asked question at the Research & Information Desk is “what are those study carrels/workstations/shower stalls behind your desk?” There are two correct answers to that question. The area to the left as you’re facing the office door hosts tutors from the University Writing Center. They take appointments and drop-in clients who need to have papers reviewed for form, grammar, style and clarity. The area is entirely moderated by UWC, not the library; questions may be directed to 407-823-2197, or visit their website at https://uwc.cah.ucf.edu/ to make an appointment.
The station to the right of the door is reserved for use by the UCF librarians. Similarly, they take appointments with students, faculty, and sometimes community members who request individualized instruction on locating and using UCF Libraries’ research materials. These areas are not open for public use; however, anyone wishing to have a one-on-one research consultation with a librarian may make an appointment at http://library.ucf.edu/help/schedule-an-appointment/
Yolanda Hood, head of the Curriculum Materials Center in the College of Education and Human Performance, has written an article for the UCF Forum about her experience as a librarian.
Yolanda loves her work. She shatters the traditional image of librarians: “…contrary to the pop culture image of librarians, I don’t sit around reading all day, prim and proper, in a pencil skirt, cardigan and cat-eye glasses, taking a break just to point finger to lips and shush students who are too loud.” Read more about the exciting work of a dynamic UCF librarian at http://today.ucf.edu/todays-libraries-and-librarians-have-shaken-off-stereotypical-images/