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Announcing WomanFest 2018!

Join UCF Libraries and the Department of Women and Gender Studies for the second annual WomanFest on Thursday, March 22, in library room 223.


Film Screening and Discussion of Miss Representation, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Miss Representation explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the media’s limited portrayal of what it means to be a powerful woman. The film will be followed by a discussion facilitated by Dr. Anne Bubriski-McKinzie, Women and Gender Studies.

Popcorn will be provided by UCF Libraries.


Becoming an Information Expert

Becoming an Information Expert Week

Feb. 5-8th, 2017
John C. Hitt Library

Can you unlock the mystery of reliable sources? Join us for a week of events to help you become an Information Expert! For each event you attend you’ll receive a clue to the Mystery of the Missing Songbird. The closer you get to solving the mystery, the better the prize!  Participate in all four events to reveal the answer to the mystery and receive a UCF libraries grand prize pack!

Are you an information expert Quiz?
Monday, Feb. 5th 10:30-12:30 – Main Floor

Can you separate fact from fiction? Stop by the library for the first clue in the Mystery of the Missing Songbird.  To receive your clue you’ll be asked to evaluate a series of sources and identify what makes them trustworthy or suspect.  Join us any time between 10:30-12:30 to begin your quest to becoming an Information Expert.


Fact checking 101
Tuesday, Feb. 6th 10:00-11:00 RM 223

This workshop will show you how information experts evaluate sources using real world examples.  Participants will learn what to look for to identify questionable sources, how to verify claims and how to categorize sources.  Participants will not only leave one step closer to being an information expert, they will also receive a clue identifying what is at the heart of the Mystery of the Missing Songbird.

Choosing the right source for the right project
Wed, Feb, 7th 1:30-2:30 RM 235C

In an academic setting the key to a successful project often lies in selecting the right supporting resources to use as the foundation of your work.  In this workshop, participants will explore how to choose the right resource for their project, and learn how to evaluate resources for fit beyond “peer review.”  Participants will also be given the clue to where news about the Mystery of the Missing Songbird first appeared.

Psychology of Fake News
Thursday, Feb. 8th 10:00-11:00, RM 223

Day in and day out we hear about fake news, biased news and every news outlet trying to convince us they are trustworthy, but why do they do it?  In this workshop we will explore how media influences our understanding of the world. We will discuss what we can do as information consumers to effectively evaluate information and get well rounded perspectives.  Participants will also be given the clue that reveals who is behind the Mystery of the Missing Songbird.

Graduate Research Essentials Workshops

Graduate Research Essentials Workshops

As you get ready to do your literature reviews for research papers, thesis, or dissertations, UCF Libraries, in partnership with Graduate Studies, is offering 90‐minute workshops which can help by introducing discipline‐specific resources. The workshops provide graduate students an opportunity to meet with the subject librarian for their program, learn more about available resources in their discipline, improve library research strategies, and get help with questions.


Graduate Essentials Workshops for Criminal Justice & Public Administration

Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 6:00‐7:30 p.m., John C. Hitt Library (main campus), Room 235A

Thursday, February 22, 2018, 4:30‐6:00 p.m., John C. Hitt Library (main campus), Room 235A


Graduate Research Essentials Workshops for Engineering & Computer Science

Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 4:30‐6:00 p.m., John C. Hitt Library (main campus), Room 235A

Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 4:30‐6:00 p.m., John C. Hitt Library (main campus), Room 235A


Graduate Research Essentials Workshop for Psychology

Monday, February 19, 2018, 10:00‐11:30 a.m., John C. Hitt Library (main campus), Room 235A


Graduate Research Essentials Workshop for Science

Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 4:30‐6:00 p.m., John C. Hitt Library (main campus), Room 235A


Graduate Research Essentials Workshops for Business

Thursday, February, 8 2018, 4:30‐6:00 p.m., John C. Hitt Library (main campus), Room 235A

Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 6:00‐7:30 p.m., John C. Hitt Library (main campus), Room 235A


Grad Research Essentials Workshops for Sociology

Monday, February 5, 2018, 12:00‐1:30 p.m., John C. Hitt Library (main campus), Room 235A


Click on the link for the preferred date for your subject area to get full details and learn how to register.

National Novel Writing Month at John C. Hitt Library

This November the UCF John C. Hitt Library will be hosting our second annual series National Novel Writing Month activities.

What is National Novel Writing Month you ask?
National Novel Writing Month, known as NaNoWriMo for short, is a month long writing challenge that began in 1999 and is run by The goal is to write 50,000 words by 11:59 pm on the last day of November. It is a worldwide movement that is open to anyone who wants to try writing a novel.

Here at the John C. Hitt Library we will be offering four workshops and four open writing sessions:


Marketing Your Work with Suzi Katz
Wednesday, November 8, 2:30 – 3:30 pm

Learn how to market your work including creating a social media marketing campaign.

Author Rights Workshop with Sarah Norris
Wednesday, November 15, 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Learn how to be a copyright savvy author! This workshop is an overview of:
• Copyright and licensing, as it pertains to publishing
• Your rights as an author and tips on how to keep them
• Copyright and author rights resources
Please bring your laptop if you would like to follow along with the presentation.

Agents, Editors, Magazine and Book Publishing with Dr. Jamie Poissant
​Thursday, November 16. 10:30 – 11:30 am

Finding, and using, agents and editors to publish your work in various formats.

Deciding When, Where, and How to Publish with Dr. Lisa Roney
Monday, November 27, 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Now that you’ve been writing all month (and beyond), what do you do with your work? How do I tell when my work is ready for publication? What kind of publication makes sense for me? What else can I do to perfect and share my work? If you have questions about the publication process, come to this workshop led by UCF Associate Professor of Creative Writing and Editor of The Florida Review literary magazine.

Open Writing Sessions in LIB-235C

Friday, November 3
11 am – 1:00 pm

Tuesday, November 7
9:00 – 11:00 am

Friday, November 17
1:00 – 3:00 pm

Thursday, November 30
1:30 – 3:30 pm



For more information about the UCF NaNoWriMo activities and a list of writing resources, check out our LibGuide:

Dia de los muertos at ucf libraries

Día de los Muertos at UCF Libraries

Join the UCF Libraries in celebrating Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead.  This is a traditional Mexican holiday when families and friends gather to honor and remember those that have died.  Typically on Day of the Dead, elaborate altars are created and offerings are made to aid loved ones on their spiritual journey.


Thursday, November 2

Documentary Film and Discussion with Anthropology professor Dr. Beatriz Reyes-Foster

Dia de los Muertos Craft Table – color calaveras (skulls), and make marigolds and papel picado, which are often used to decorate altars honoring the deceased


For more information about Día de los Muertos events in the library and related UCF resources visit:  

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