Happy April Fool's! To celebrate this day of mischief and mayhem, Special Collections has come up with a special quiz. They've compiled a list of items that are in Special Collections and University Archives. All of these items physically exist, but one of them isn’t actually “real,” or genuine.
Hey Panthers! Looking for the perfect gift for the FIU graduate in your life? Honor them with a digital bookplate! You choose the subject area and we’ll create a bookplate that will remain in the library catalog as a testament to your loved one’s commitment to education and success.
For more information and to order a bookplate, contact Ashley Garcia at 305.348.6269 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graduate students, faculty, and researchers;
- Have you been solicited by a publisher to submit your manuscript? Do you know if they're a legitimate, quality publisher?
- Are you preparing a manuscript but you're not sure what journals would be relevant or appropriate?
If so, stop by GL280 on Tuesday, April 5th from 3:30 to 4:45 for a workshop that will help you analyze and identify appropriate and trusted journals in which to publish your research and scholarship. Topics include:
You asked, we answered! The Libraries will once again have an extended schedule during the last two weeks of the spring semester, with the Green Library open 24/5. The extended hours will begin on April 24th and run through May 7th. Get your study on!
Green Library Hours
Opens at 10:00 am Sunday, April 24 and remains open until
Friday, April 29 – 12:00 midnight
Saturday, April 30: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Make sure to stop by the FIU Libraries on Monday, April 4th to vote for your favorite entry in this year's Edible Books Festival! Last year, Cookie Monster took home the grand prize - what book will inspire this year's winner?
Folger Shakespeare Library’s national traveling exhibition First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, currently being presented at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, features a large-size volume of the first authorized collection of 36 of Shakespeare’s plays. Printed in 1623, only about a third of the original 750 copy run survives, and 82 of those surviving copies were collected by business magnate and Shakespeare enthusiast Henry Folger.
In December 2015, the Black Student Union worked with FIU Libraries to advocate for an extension of Green Library hours to a 24/5 schedule during the last two weeks of the Fall semester. Your Student Government Association has also supported the extended hours, but would like to better understand students’ needs for library use during final exams week.
We encourage you and your peers to take this survey, as it will inform administrators if library hours need to be adjusted. The survey will remain open through Friday, February 19.
Do you teach? Do you publish? Do you know how to exercise your fair use rights?
Join us for a panel discussion on fair use and copyright practices.
The Basics – Get a general overview of fair use and methods for making fair use decisions, including the four factors and best practices.
Blackboard Behavior! - Learn about best practices when building course content and assignments in Blackboard. Find out about the TEACH Act and how it impacts teaching online.
Author Andrea Mays will be coming to FIU for two days in February to talk about her book, The Millionaire and the Bard.
The Gallery at the Green Library will be holding a “Shakespeare Exhibition,” showcasing the holdings of Special Collections in regards to Shakespeare: included will be various editions of the works of the Bard, along with illustrations and facsimiles. In addition there will be an exhibit of rare books published around the time of Shakespeare.
Concurrently, the University Archives and FIU’s Theatre Department will be showcasing memorabilia related to performances of Shakespeare’s plays: photographs, playbills, posters, costume designs and costumes.