News and Announcements

Florida Atlantic Authors & Artists, Submit Your Work for Recognition by January 22, 2024

The Office of Provost and University Libraries celebrate the creative, distinguished, and dedicated work of the Florida Atlantic University community. Florida Atlantic faculty and staff are invited to submit their work published during the previous school year (July 2022 - June 2023). Qualifying works include book authors and co-authors (print & electronic), editors and co-editors who have written some part of the book, artists who published or produced creative work, musical compositions, theatrical productions, art and photography, audio and video recordings, journal articles, and conference proceedings.   


JAFFE Holiday Card Social

Bring your cards, bring your stamps, and let's get those holiday cards in the mail! We'll be gathering in the Jaffe Book Arts Gallery for a special in-house Real Mail Fridays session devoted just to midwinter holiday cards on Tuesday December 12. Bring your Christmas cards, bring your Chanukah cards (Chanukah continues to December 15!), bring your Kwanzaa cards and Yule cards and New Year cards, and don't forget your postage stamps, too. We'll supply the gathering spot and simple art supplies and a Very Jaffe Soundtrack of delightfully unusual music for the season. 



University Libraries Winter Hours

As the end of the Fall 2023 semester approaches, the University Libraries are adjusting the operating hours to accommodate the needs of the Florida Atlantic community during finals week and intercession. The Libraries will be closed on Saturday, December 16, and Sunday, December 17 for the Intersession; and on Monday, December 18, for the staff training event. University Libraries will close for the Holidays from Saturday, December 23, to Tuesday, January 2. Regular hours will resume on Wednesday, January 3, 2024.


The Jupiter Campus Library received one of three awards given to libraries looking to implement solar arrays on campus last year. Click to read the EBSCO interview with Dawn Frood, Discovery Services Librarian behind the grant application. 


As always, our online services and resources are available 24/7 on the Lib2Go page. Don't hesitate to reach out via the Ask a Librarian online service, now available 24/7, and ask for help at the Service Desk. When the library is closed, take advantage of the campus's 24/7 computer labs. The All-Night Study on the Boca Raton Campus, adjacent to the library, and All-Night Study on the John D. MacArthur Campus, at the entrance of the building, are available 24/7 via Owl Card swipe access.


Join the Interprofessional Healthcare Book Club

Join the Interprofessional Healthcare Book Club! This informal book club will meet semesterly to discuss a graphic novel focused on a healthcare topic from the patients’ perspective. This semester we will discuss Depression Part 1 and Depression Part 2 from the graphic novel Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened by Allie Brosh. The first meeting is on November 29, from 12 to 12:45 p.m., on Zoom and at S.E. Wimberly Library, Room 136. 


A team of seven University Libraries staff and faculty members, led by Dean Linda Marie Golian-Lui joined the 17th annual “Keep Memories Alive” walk-in-the-mall fundraiser on November 5. Held at the Boca Town Center Mall, the Fundraising Walk benefits the Louis and Anne Greene Memory and Wellness Center of the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University. The Boca Raton Tribune covered the walk and mentioned Dean Golian-Lui along with philanthropist Christine E. Lynn, College of Nursing Dean Safiya George, and Boca Raton Mayor Scott Singer. 


Wimberly PAWS Therapy Dog at the Library - November 30

Mark your calendars for Thursday, November 30, at 11 a.m. for the next Wimberly PAWS event. Stop by the Wimberly Library lobby to spend time with K9 Vallie, a therapy dog provided by FAU PD, and get tips on battling exam-related stress and anxiety from Owls Care services. Enjoy the crafts table with Vallie-themed coloring sheets and inspirational messages and take a moment to relax and de-stress.


October Newsletter - Spooky Events and Updates

Wimberly Spooktacular, PAWS, Scary Story Contest, new mini pantry, and Author's Talk with Andre Dubus III in Jupiter. Click to read.  


Celebrate Halloween at Wimberly Spooktacular

Join us for the annual Wimberly Spooktacular event on Tuesday, October 31st, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Wimberly Library Lobby. Come dressed in your favorite costume and get ready to have scary good time. Enjoy a spooktacular array of games, delve into scary coloring pages, mingle with our eerie librarians, strike a pose in our scary photo booth, and don't forget to grab some candy along the way. We can't wait to celebrate Halloween with you!