Head of Special Collections Vicki Silvera was Recognized by the Mayor!

For years, Vicki Silvera, head of the Special Collections Department, has organized toy drives for underserved children in the Little Haiti neighborhood of Miami during the holiday season. On Friday, May 13th, she was recognized for her efforts with a proclamation from City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado.

Pat Santangelo from the Mayor's Office presented Vicki with the certificate, citing "appreciation for her hard work and dedication to the community and to FIU." Congratulations Vicki!

De-Stress During Finals at Our Book Cover Give Away!

Need to de-stress during finals? Our Cataloging Department has hundreds of book covers that are just waiting to be up-cycled! Stop by GL220 on May 4th from 11:30 to 2:30pm to pick up some book covers and get crafty! Will you make wrapping paper? Envelopes? Unique art? It's up to you! Need inspiration? Check out our crafty instructions here: book_cover_craft_instructions.pdf.

Digital Annual Report 2014-2015

As the university moves towards more online course offerings, the FIU Libraries are offering more and more digital content! Check out the FIU Libraries Digital Activities Annual Report for 2014-2015. The report includes updates on digital library growth, collection performance, and the expansion of partnerships with both internal and external entities. Did you know that the collection had a 21% growth in access? Digital Collections is ready to serve the needs of University students, faculty, and staff!

Celebrate Commencement with a Digital Bookplate

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



"Where Should I Publish My Research?" Workshop

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:

Extended Hours for the End of the Spring Semester

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


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