Repairing a loose binding

So here is a long overdue post. Sadly, this was the last repair I was able to do in the UCF Special Collections department. At least it was a fun last project. Warning! This is a picture heavy post! This was probably one of my favorite repairs. I love that there were multiple things that needed doing and I really enjoyed bringing the book back to life. Sadly, it was my last repair job at UCF as of now, but maybe I will be allowed to come repair items as a volunteer here when I get more free time! Continue reading Repairing a loose binding

Tips, Tricks, and Google Hacks 2

So another school year has started and once again I volunteered my time and energy to help a group of students at Eau Gallie High School hone their paper researching and writing skills. This year however, the teachers were kind enough to have the students fill out a survey at the end of the presentation asking for feedback on things they learned, things that surprised them, what confused them, and what they would like to know more about. So I spent yesterday reading through them and compiling a list of answers for them and for you! There were some items … Continue reading Tips, Tricks, and Google Hacks 2

Processing the University of Central Florida Photograph Collection

One of my last assignments in the UCF Special Collections department was to reprocess the University Photograph Collection (UPC). The archives had been acquiring photographic prints from various departments and individuals around campus and wanted to add these new items to the finding aid as well as incorporate them into the collection. There was a fellow student assistant who had been working on this project before it was given to me so I was fortunate enough that she had gone through and identified many of the people and buildings that had been photographed, so all I had to do was shift the … Continue reading Processing the University of Central Florida Photograph Collection

A new job calls!!

So as you all may or may not be aware I have started a new job! Up until mid April I was employed with the University of Central Florida’s University Archive and Special Collections department, but now I am a Senior Library Technical Assistant with the University of Central Florida’s Universal Orlando Foundation Library, phew! That is a mouthful! Basically I am the circulation supervisor for the UCF Rosen Library. I am quite pleased to be chosen for this position as it is an increase in responsibility as well as pay. But I am very sad to leave the Special … Continue reading A new job calls!!

Tips, Tricks, and Hacks

Hello everyone! As I promised here is a link to the Prezi presentation as well as a few links that you might find helpful. If you have any questions or comments please don’t hesitate to leave them in the comment section. Also if you have any tips, tricks, or suggestions on things to add to this presentation, please do that as well! Prezi Presentation My Presentation on Prezi. 10 Obscure Google Tricks Some handy stuff, but not necessarily related to researching. 100 Google Search Tricks This one is my favorite. Google Search classes Basically this is a series of ‘classes … Continue reading Tips, Tricks, and Hacks

Here is to a New Year!

First of all, allow me to begin by wishing everyone a very Happy New Year! I hope all of your season’s festivities were grand.  It has been quite a year. I started a new job, started my Master’s, and started seriously looking into future job situations. 2011 has been a year of change and growing for me and I hope it continues into 2012.  I finished my first term at USF and ending it with a larger knowledge of the Library and what it entails to work in one. There is a lot more going on behind the scenes than … Continue reading Here is to a New Year!

I have been M.I.A. and I am sorry!

Hello blogging world! I know I have been missing for a little bit but I have been busy reading and writing for classes. Apparently Grad school requires a lot more work than Undergrad, who knew?! Any who, I don’t really have any crazy updates as of today but here is what I am currently working on. I am starting my research for my term paper on the preservation of library materials and the issues with not only physical preservation but also digital preservation issues. I am not sure exactly where I am going with this paper but that is my … Continue reading I have been M.I.A. and I am sorry!

23 Things: Part 2

8. Learn about RSS feeds and setup your own Bloglines newsreader account. Ok so I tried, I did. I registered for a bloglines account and imported (very slowly I might add) a few of the blogs I read, and I must say I did not like it very much at all. I am currently using Google Reader and I am accustomed to their formatting and such, and you know what, I like it. So I think I will continue using it! But I do love my RSS feeds and reader! 🙂 What I like most is keeping up to date … Continue reading 23 Things: Part 2

Florida: The Land of Enchantment (UCF Special Collections Exhibit)

So it is official! I have ‘curated’ my first exhibit with the University of Central Florida, and I must say I am quite pleased with myself. If you are in the UCF Area for the next month or so stop by the library 5th floor and check it out! Here are some of the picture we took! More to follow. Continue reading Florida: The Land of Enchantment (UCF Special Collections Exhibit)

Not Your Mama’s Print Class

OK ladies and Gents! It is here! The world’s GREATEST Print class! If you happen to be in the Maitland, Florida area for 12 weeks starting September 17 you should seriously consider taking this print making course. Here is the decription of the course. And the instructors are Whitney Broadaway and Molly Chism. Click their names for their portfolios. Well I hope to see you all there! P.S. THIS JUST IN! 15% discount for you and a friend if you sign up today!! Daily Deal for Wednesday, Sept. 7: BRING A FRIEND! Sign up for a class with a Friend, … Continue reading Not Your Mama’s Print Class