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Second Annual UH African American Read-In

December 6, 2016 - 10:51 AM

The University of Houston Libraries is pleased to host the second annual African American Read-In on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. UH faculty, staff and students are invited to read their favorite poems, passages of fiction or nonfiction, lyrics, plays, or speeches written by African Americans aloud to an audience in the [...]

January Book Club

December 5, 2016 - 8:23 AM

The University of Houston Libraries and the UH Women and Gender Resource Center will co-sponsor a book club discussion in January 2017, which is open to all UH students, faculty and staff, alumni and friends. Readers are invited to gather at the Student Center South Heights Room 224 for a literary conversation on Lab Girl by Hope [...]

LinkedIn Event Scheduled for February

December 2, 2016 - 3:55 PM

There are over 39 million students and recent college graduates using LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network. Students can find numerous opportunities through LinkedIn, including jobs, internships, graduate schools, and volunteer positions. Additionally, employers are increasingly using web search to learn more about potential job candidates, making it essential for every college student to establish [...]

New Digital Collection: John F. Staub Marginalia

December 1, 2016 - 3:21 PM

John F. Staub (1892-1981) practiced architecture in Houston for nearly sixty years and became one of the region’s best-known domestic architects. An MIT graduate from Tennessee, he began his architectural career in New York City under residential architect Harrie T. Lindeberg. In 1921, Staub came to Texas to oversee the construction of three Lindeberg houses [...]

New Article: The University of Houston’s Liaison Services Advisory Board

November 30, 2016 - 2:07 PM

Christina Hoffman Gola and Miranda Henry Bennett authored “The University of Houston’s Liaison Services Advisory Board: A case study in leadership development and succession planning” which appeared in the November 2016 issue of College & Research Libra [...]

Malizia Selected for Provost’s Leadership Academy

November 28, 2016 - 1:55 PM

Michelle Malizia, director of library services for the health sciences at the University of Houston Libraries, has been selected to participate in the UH Cougar Chairs Leadership Academy (CCLA). Provost Paula Myrick Short launched the CCLA to address the need for leadership and professional development in UH academic departments. The year-long program prepares individuals for [...]

Condron Selected for Provost’s Leadership Academy

November 28, 2016 - 9:19 AM

Melody Condron, resource description and management coordinator at the University of Houston Libraries, has been selected to participate in the UH Cougar Chairs Leadership Academy (CCLA). Provost Paula Myrick Short launched the CCLA to address the need for leadership and professional development in UH academic departments. The year-long program prepares individuals for departmental leadership roles, [...]

New Digital Collection: Annual Reports from the Hilton Hospitality Industry Archives

November 22, 2016 - 2:47 PM

The Annual Reports from the Hilton Hospitality Industry Archives digital collection highlights annual reports from the 1940s, 50s, and 60s, from three modern hospitality companies: Hilton Hotels, Sheraton Hotels, and the Hot Shoppes, later renamed Marriott Hotels. Through these digitized pages, one can learn about the dynamic history of these companies and their evolution into world-renowned [...]

Poetry and Prose: October 12

November 18, 2016 - 8:52 AM

Visit our Poetry and Prose playlist to hear University of Houston Creative Writing Program first year students read their work at the October [...]

MD Anderson Library Extended Hours

November 17, 2016 - 1:27 PM

The University of Houston MD Anderson Library will be open 24 hours starting the week before finals. Students who have final projects instead of exams can now take advantage of 24-hour access to the MD Anderson Library beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, November 28 and continuing through Wednesday, December 14, closing at 7:45 p.m. Students [...]