Evans Library celebrated Banned Books Week, which focused on comics and graphic novels for 2014, by having a Virtual Readout on September 5. The event was well-attended and featured readings from challenged books such as Fifty Shades of Grey, The Lottery, Persepolis, and Fahrenheit 451. The readings were filmed and can be viewed on Evans Library’s YouTube playlist at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD6CybToHAtwjGgp-S1HfZJDUgG1d03tp.
Evans Library’s Make-A-Comic workshop, held August 22, was a huge success with thirty-three students, faculty, and staff attending. The workshop was taught by Francis Gigantic of The Gigantic Company who discussed the basics of comic making and went over some iPad apps that are helpful in creating comics. In addition to this event, Evans Library is also hosting a Virtual Readout on Sept. 5 to celebrate Banned Books Week, which has the theme of comics and graphic novels this year.
New this year in the Library’s A to Z Databases list is the SPIE Digital Library, the world’s largest collection of applied research in optics and photonics. SPIE Digital Library contains over 375,000 journals and conference proceedings dating back to 1962 and provides user-friendly tools for researchers to optimize their valuable time. The content covers astronomy, biomedical optics, communications, defense & security, energy, imaging, nanophotonics, sensors and much more.
It’s quite an exciting time at the Evans Library as the development of the new University Archives Exhibition Room is nearing completion. The Library has been working hard to find a way to document Florida Tech’s history and to preserve university records for generations to come. Join us April 29, 2014, any time from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., for the opening reception and public view of the first exhibit, “Vision Extraordinaire: The History of Florida Institute of Technology.”
Friday, March 7, is the registration deadline for the Spring 2014 graduate research workshops. To register for a half-day seminar, go to https://services.lib.fit.edu/grw/. Graduate students may choose either the Friday, March 14 session (1:00-4:45 p.m.) or Saturday, March 15 (8:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.).
Drop by the Evans Library to see what we have on display! View the College of Psychology and Liberal Arts’ a*MAZE*ing Human Experience, 50th Anniversary as a Federal Depository Library, and the General Medaris Collection. Stay tuned for the upcoming photography exhibit: doctoral student Efram Goldberg is the featured photographer for a multi-themed exhibit that will be on the second floor. It will begin sometime in March.