Welcome back! We hope that your semester is off to a good start, and that you’re not falling into bad habits already. But, in case your semester is off to a rocky start, we’ve already talked about a few ways you can manage your time better and how you can use your campus resources more effectively. Let’s move on to what else happened this month, and what we have planned for February and beyond.
Around the Library
We are pleased to introduce Nancy Garmer, our new Public Services Department Head.
We participated in Market Day again this month. Thank you to all who visited our table and entered our raffle, and special congratulations to John Palumberi, our raffle winner!
We were happy to receive a box of WFIT papers and memorabilia from the late 1970s and early 1980s from Jon Pernick. Mr. Pernick is an alumni and former General Manager of WFIT. We also received two Squamish items; a pledge book circa 1980 and an ink drawing by Dan Hess for Freak Week 1984. The Harry P. Weber University Archives is interested in collecting the papers of student organizations like Squamish to help document the history and culture of Florida Tech; if you have items of interest, please contact Erin Mahaney.
Recent additions to our collection include:
- The full ScienceDirect journals package, containing 2,139 journals.
- 185 journals to Wiley Online Library.
- Springer eBooks Archives, containing 1,421 behavioral sciences eBooks and 3,903 engineering eBooks published before 2005.
Evans Library is proud to announce the addition of a digital scholarship lab to its resources. The lab, slated to be located on the third floor, will house a 3D printer and computer workstations for 3D modeling.
Upcoming Events and Displays
International Coffee Hours
Evans Library will continue to host International Coffee hours this semester, with one noted change: coffee hours will now take place from 5 – 6 p.m. on the first floor of the library. The library will not be open for normal services during this time.
An Evening of Readings, February 20th 6 p.m.
On February 20th, the library and the Office of Development will host “An Evening of Readings,” featuring local authors reading their works. Featured authors include:
- Andrew Aberdein
- Ben Brotemarkle, Executive Director of the Florida Historical Society
- Weona Cleveland
- Professor Emerita Marcia Denius
- Joddy Murray
- Joanie Holzer Schirm
- Winston Scott
- Louise Skellings
- Scott Tilley
Come learn how to samba, merengue, and dance the Carnival dance – at the library! Florida Tech’s Latin Dance instructor William McCauslin will be on hand to teach Samba and Merengue, while student employee and Caribbean Dance instructor Xori Deans will teach you the Calypso/Soca Dance.
Origami in the Library
We’re putting the finishing touches on our Origami display. As you stroll through the lobby, take a look at modular, tessellation, and corrugation type origami models by Ian Koss, as well as origami created by your classmates. We’re planning more origami-related events this semester, including a workshop and a folding station, where you can help us create 1,000 paper cranes. Look for more information on origami in the coming weeks!