This calendar lists events occurring in the various UCF Libraries locations.

Upcoming Events

  • Diversity Week: DIVerse Families Growth in Family Diversity

    John C. Hitt Library: 223

    Learn about DIVerse Families which is a comprehensive bibliography that demonstrates the growing diversity of families in the United States. This type of bibliography provides teachers, librarians, counselors, adoption agencies, children/young adults, and especially parents and grandparents needing to empower their children with materials that reflect their families.

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  • Diversity Week: Weavers of Orlando

    John C. Hitt Library: main floor

    The Weavers of Orlando will be hosting an interactive demonstration on the main floor of the John C. Hitt Library near the Research & Information Desk. Come see the spinning wheel and try weaving on the loom, or have your fabric art questions answered. There is also kumihimo braiding you can make and take.

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  • Optimizing Your Online Presence (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    Join us for this two in one workshop to learn more about evaluating research impacts and managing your online research profile. Part 1: Citation Metrics & Measuring Impact: Citation metrics provide quantitative data used to evaluate theimpact of a scholar’s research. Several methods and tools exist to assist scholars with obtaining informationabout citation counts and impact data, such as ISI ...

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  • Where to Publish & Author Rights (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    How do you decide which journals are a best fit for your manuscript? Do you know that all rights to a work areoften assigned to publishers when a manuscript is accepted? Learn to be a savvy author! This two‐partworkshop will cover criteria to consider when planning where to submit your work for publication and basicinformation about copyright as it pertains ...

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  • Henna Art

    John C. Hitt Library: main floor

    Priya will be doing FREEHAND designs on the main floor of the John C. Hitt Library near the Research & Information Desk. Freehand designs are always different from one design to another, as the artist does whatever comes to mind at the time. No two people will have the exact same design, some designs may be similar but each design ...

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  • Presentation Skills (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    Does the idea of giving a presentation freak you out? I have good news and bad news. Bad news – presentations are unavoidable in your courses and in your future career path. Good news – presentation skills are something you can easily improve! This 45‐minute session will provide some tips, tricks, and ideas for how to become a better presenter. ...

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  • Diversity Week: Open Mic

    John C. Hitt Library: 223

    Picture it. Full stage. Spotlight. Mic in hand. Are you ready to step up.... UCF Libraries and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion want to give you the chance to let your work shine at our Open Mic event in library room 223.

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  • Diversity Week: Starting a Family Search

    John C. Hitt Library: 235C

    Join librarian Rich Gause to learn how to use government documents and other free resources to uncover your family's history.

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  • Diversity Week: Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria

    John C. Hitt Library: 223

    EMMY Award-winning Screaming Queens tells the little-known story of the first known act of collective, violent resistance to the social oppression of queer people in the United States - a 1966 riot in San Francisco's impoverished Tenderloin neighborhood, three years before the famous gay riot at New York's Stonewall Inn. Screaming Queens introduces viewers to street queens, cops and activist ...

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  • The Flu ends with "U" (Recurring Event)

    John C. Hitt Library: main floor

    Attention UCF Students! UCF Student Health Services will be visiting the John C. Hitt Library to administer FREE Flu shots. A flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and others against the flu. Get your vaccine early in the flu season for best protection. Don't forget to bring your UCF ID!

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  • What classic board game matches your Open Access knowledge?

    John C. Hitt Library: main floor

    October brings pumpkin spice lattes and Open Access Week! How much do you know about Open Access (OA)? Navigate the Chutes and Ladders of scholarly resources with some help from your trusted librarians. We’ll have resources at the ready to give you a Clue, so there’s no Risk in taking our quiz! The big publishers don’t have a Monopoly on ...

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  • Teaming up Against Rising Textbook Costs: Harnessing the Librarian/Faculty Collaboration to Locate Affordable Course Materials

    John C. Hitt Library 235A

    Does the idea of the soaring price of textbooks and the lack of your student’s ability to purchase them keep you up at night? If so, then please join our Digital Learning & Engagement Librarian, Christina Wray and Research and Information Services’ Science Librarian, Sandy Avila for a presentation about partnering with your subject librarian to explore quality library-sourced or ...

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  • Navigating the Maze of Copyright: How to Find Free Images and Music for Your Projects

    John C. Hitt Library: 235C

    Ever wonder about the images and songs you’ve used and whether they’re ok to include in your projects? Learn tips and tricks from information experts on finding images, music, and videos you can use to stay out of Trouble.

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  • Get in the Game: Tips and Strategies for Navigating Open Access Publishing

    Classroom Building I Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning: 2015

    Open Access journals are becoming increasingly popular venues for publishing scholarly research. Yet, there are many challenges and misconceptions often associated with this publishing model. If you’ve ever wondered about Open Access publishing, this session is for you. Join Scholarly Communication Librarian, Sarah Norris, in a discussion about publishing in Open Access journals. We will examine publishing basics and explore ...

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  • Useful Apps All Grad Students Should Love & Use (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    Do you ever wonder if there is a great app out there that you are missing out on? Need help staying organized, taking notes, or need a better way to communicate with classmates over shared projects? Well look no further as this session will introduce helpful and important apps that all grad students should love and use! We will cover ...

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  • Game Knight at the Library

    John C. Hitt Library: 223

    Take a study break with a board game or video game. Help us create our own Open Access UCF Board Game, using freely available resources!

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  • EndNote & RefWorks: Citing Made Easy (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    Citation Management Tools allow you to dedicate more time to research! Join us for a hands‐on session where you learn how to export citations from library databases, organize citations, generate bibliographies, and format citations in a Word document. Endnote & RefWorks can help make managing your references and formatting citations easy! All sessions cover both tools. Please bring your laptop ...

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  • Read like a Researcher

    Online

    This online session will teach you how to break down an academic article to:• Quickly evaluate if it's a good fit for your project• identify the relevant information you will need to use it as evidence• find resources to help you stay organized, evaluate research methods and synthesize multiple sources to attend this online webinar RSVP at: https://guides.ucf.edu/rtt

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  • Library Research & Literature Review Strategies (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    What strategies are you using to conduct library research? This session highlights effective strategies to locate sources for literature reviews and research projects. Learn about citation tracking options, database search strategies, creating alerts to stay updated on publications, features for customizing Google Scholar, and tips for organizing sources with citation management tools. Please bring your laptop to follow along with ...

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  • Religion & Sexuality Film Series: “Fish Out of Water”

    John C. Hitt Library: 223

    The roads we travel in life are interesting and varied. One of the more complicated aspects happens at the intersection of Religion and Sexuality. Join UCF Libraries and the Religion & Cultural Studies Program for a series of films that examine what happens when religion and sexuality meet from the perspective of three different traditions. Discussion facilitated by Dr. Jeanine ...

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  • Notes on taking Notes

    Online

    This online session will explore:• identifying what you should include in your notes• Selecting the right note taking style for different situations• Formal note taking methods• Tools you can use to organize your notes To attend this webinar please RSVP at: https://guides.ucf.edu/rtt

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  • Optimizing Your Online Presence (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    Join us for this two in one workshop to learn more about evaluating research impacts and managing your online research profile. Part 1: Citation Metrics & Measuring Impact: Citation metrics provide quantitative data used to evaluate theimpact of a scholar’s research. Several methods and tools exist to assist scholars with obtaining informationabout citation counts and impact data, such as ISI ...

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  • Useful Apps All Grad Students Should Love & Use (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    Do you ever wonder if there is a great app out there that you are missing out on? Need help staying organized, taking notes, or need a better way to communicate with classmates over shared projects? Well look no further as this session will introduce helpful and important apps that all grad students should love and use! We will cover ...

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  • Planning Poster Presentations (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    Planning a research poster session? Learn the basics of poster design and tips for editing free PowerPoint poster templates. This session reviews poster elements for layout, graphics, and printing, and includes examples of well‐designed posters. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptop to begin creating a poster for hands on practice.

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  • Plagiarism & Citation Workshop (Recurring Event)

    John C. Hitt Library: 235C

    This librarian led workshop will teach you how to: avoid plagiarism correctly use citations

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