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

Upcoming Events

  • LibHacks (Recurring Event)

    John C. Hitt Library: 235C

    New to UCF? Looking for time-savers when hunting for books and journal articles? Let us help make research stress free! Come meet helpful librarians and learn how the Libraries can make your life easier. One lucky attendee will win a prize pack (including an exclusive UCF Libraries construction rubber duck)!

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  • LibHacks (Recurring Event)

    John C. Hitt Library: 235C

    New to UCF? Looking for time-savers when hunting for books and journal articles? Let us help make research stress free! Come meet helpful librarians and learn how the Libraries can make your life easier. One lucky attendee will win a prize pack (including an exclusive UCF Libraries construction rubber duck)!

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  • Escape the Library

    John C. Hitt Library

    Do you have what it takes to be a Knight? Venture into the John. C Hitt Library where you will use your research savvy to find clues & solve puzzles, all while trying to escape. On your quest to knighthood you will discover the hidden secrets of UCF’s past and the skills you need to succeed. Highly trained Knights should ...

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  • Film and Discussion: Why Does Mars Exist, and Why Should We Go There?

    John C. Hitt Library: 223

    Man on Mars: Mission to the Red PlanetFilm Screening Starting a 1:00 pm, Friday, August 24thJohn C. Hitt Library Room 223 Horizon goes behind the scenes at NASA to discover how it is preparing for its most ambitious and daring mission: to land men – and possibly women – on the surface of Mars. It’s over 40 years since Neil ...

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  • Knights Under The Stars Viewing Mars

    Memory Mall

    All are welcome to drop by Memory Mall to take in a telescopic view of Mars during its wonderful viewing season, the best since 2003. We will set up several telescopes to give everyone a chance to see what's going on on the surface of Mars. We will also have telescopes trained on Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn as well, for ...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Graduate Research Essentials Online Workshop

    Online

    Join us online for a Graduate Research Essentials Workshop on Monday, September 24, 2018 from 3:00-4:30 p.m. Graduate Research Essentials is a 90-minute online workshop that highlights discipline-specific resources and library research strategies that can help you conduct literature searches for research projects, literature reviews, and coursework. This session is designed for graduate students enrolled in Communication, Criminal Justice, and ...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Film Screening: Coming Out: A 50 Year History

    John C. Hitt Library: 223

    Transgender teen, Jazz Jennings, narrates this documentary where young people interview a host of LGBTQ elders who came out in different historical eras from the 1950s through today. These inspiring talks give insight into the political and personal changes that shaped the modern LGBTQ movement. The young interviewers get an opportunity to compare and contrast their "coming out" experience with ...

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  • Diversity Week: Zine Workshop

    John C. Hitt Library: 223

    zine (noun): a noncommercial often homemade or online publication usually devoted to specialized and often unconventional subject matter Learn to inspire and transform at our zine workshop by creating your own, and view our special collection made by UCF students.

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  • 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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