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Santiago Selected for ALA Emerging Leaders

October 25, 2016 - 7:34 AM

Ariana Santiago, instruction librarian at the University of Houston Libraries, was recently chosen to be a part of the American Library Association (ALA) 2017 Class of Emerging Leaders (EL). The EL program provides opportunities for newer library professionals “to participate in problem-solving work groups, network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA structure, and have an [...]

Open Access Week 2016

October 24, 2016 - 7:33 AM

As part of Open Access Week 2016, University of Houston Libraries has gathered resources offering information on supporting and publishing open access research. Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resource Coalition (SPARC): a global coalition committed to making open the default for research and education. SPARC empowers people to solve big problems and make new discoveries through the [...]

UH Librarians Participate in Mentorship Program

October 20, 2016 - 9:11 AM

At the University of Houston Libraries, we leverage the power of partnerships and collaboration to enrich services locally and expand our impact globally. Four UH librarians are enacting this significant value by mentoring students at The Lawson Academy, a Third Ward charter school founded by Rev. William “Bill” and Audrey Lawson. Emily Vinson, Mea Warren, [...]

Unique Holdings: A History of Responsiveness

October 17, 2016 - 1:37 PM

University of Houston Libraries invites faculty and staff, students, researchers, and anyone interested in discovering unique materials to attend a brown bag presentation on Wednesday, November 2 in the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion at the MD Anderson Library. Founded in 1982 as the Kaposi’s Sarcoma Committee, AIDS Foundation Houston (AFH) is Texas’ first organization dedicated [...]

Cruces Appointed to iSchool Advisory Council

October 13, 2016 - 8:39 AM

Lisa Cruces, Hispanic Collections archivist at the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections, was appointed to the University of Texas at Austin School of Information Advisory Council. Members of the Council assist the dean by contributing to the School’s advancement efforts. Cruces graduated from the UT Austin School of Information in 2012. She accepted the newly established [...]

October 2016 New Databases

October 11, 2016 - 7:13 AM

The following databases are now available from the University of Houston Libraries: HeinOnline Provides full-text electronic access to numerous legal journals, rare and out-of-print collections, including extensive backfiles. Nursing Education in Video This site provides access to the complete collection of Medcom’s training videos; over 4 [...]

‘Storied’ Exhibit Videos

October 7, 2016 - 2:09 PM

Perspectives from individuals affiliated with the University of Houston Creative Writing Program were captured on video as a digital component of the new exhibit, Storied: The First Ten Years of the Creative Writing Program. UH Libraries Special Collections welcomes visitors to view the exhibit located on the first floor of the MD Anderson Library, and [...]

The Banner Project Pops Up at UH Libraries

October 6, 2016 - 1:16 PM

Visitors to the MD Anderson Library this week will notice a suite of banners displayed in the atrium. The Banner Project, created by Houston activist Sara Fernandez, is a type of pop-up exhibit that features pivotal points in Houston’s LGBT history from the 1930s to present day. The thirty-seven banners bring a vibrant visual aspect to the individuals, events, and [...]

Campus Engagement Events

October 6, 2016 - 9:27 AM

Volunteers from the University of Houston Libraries will be engaging with students and visitors at two upcoming events. The Cougar Resource Fair will offer an informational and interactive experience for students to explore services and programs available at the University. UH Libraries will host a coin toss/library trivia game at the Resource Fair on Thursday, October [...]

Responding to Our World: A Celebration of the New Voices Breaking Boundaries Archives

October 5, 2016 - 7:56 AM

Join the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections and Voices Breaking Boundaries (VBB) at a unique gathering to launch the archiving of VBB founder Sehba Sarwar’s three-decade artistic career and VBB’s extensive, multi-sensory 17-year history. The event will showcase VBB’s archived videos, photographs, writings and art in a collection curated by UH archivist Vince Lee and intern Emily [...]