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Vinson Named Curator of KUHT Collection

July 28, 2016 - 6:46 AM

Emily Vinson, audiovisual archivist at University of Houston Libraries Special Collections, has taken on new responsibilities as curator of the KUHT Collection. Vinson will add collection development, outreach, and digital projects to her existing duties of preservation and cataloging the department’s vast AV collection, which comprises over 20,000 individual items. The KUHT Collection, having been [...]

Manning Elected to HHA Board

July 27, 2016 - 8:26 AM

University of Houston Libraries Special Collections’ Mary Manning was recently elected to the board of the Houston History Alliance (HHA), an organization that serves as a resource for Houston’s existing historical, preservation, and educational institutions. Manning’s association with HHA has complemented and enriched her role as university archivist and curator of the Performing and Visual [...]

New Home for Optometry Library

July 22, 2016 - 10:03 AM

In preparation for the new health sciences library to be open in 2017, the print collection of books and bound journals located at the Weston A. Pettey Optometry Library will be moved to the MD Anderson Library. The collection will be fully searchable in the catalog, and users are encouraged to locate books using the [...]

Name the TDL Data Repository Contest

July 21, 2016 - 7:43 AM

From the Texas Digital Library website: The Texas Digital Library (TDL) will launch a new data repository service in Fall 2016 for the benefit of faculty, students, and staff and its member institutions. The data repository is an implementation of Dataverse, an open source data repository platform developed at and used by Harvard University. The [...]

Libraries, Engineering Collaborate on New Makerspace

July 20, 2016 - 12:28 PM

The department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the MD Anderson Library at the University of Houston are partnering to develop an exciting new makerspace. The goals of this collaboration are to advance student success, foster entrepreneurial spirit, and rekindle the culture of learning through tinkering and invention. The makerspace, to be centrally located on [...]

Nominate Your Favorite UH Librarian

July 19, 2016 - 2:19 PM

Who is your favorite librarian at the University of Houston Libraries? Nominate an outstanding UH librarian for the 2016 I Love My Librarian Award. Nominations are open through September 19. The award, coordinated by Carnegie Corporation of New York, The New York Public Library, The New York Times and the American Library Association, recognizes the transformative power [...]

New UX and Web Content Strategy Coordinator at UH Libraries

July 18, 2016 - 8:07 AM

The University of Houston Libraries welcomes Daniel Pshock, the new user experience and web content strategy coordinator in Web Services. Please describe your role at UH Libraries and talk about some of your professional goals and/or research areas. I balance my time between user research, experience design, and content strategy. Working in the Web Services department, this [...]

Malone Appointed to Peer Review Committee

July 12, 2016 - 12:44 PM

Andrea Malone, librarian of modern and classical languages, and ethnic studies at the University of Houston Libraries, has been appointed as a reviewer on the Library Science Peer Review Committee for the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. Malone joins other experts who represent a range of specializations and institutions in evaluating applications for the 2017-18 academic [...]

July 2016 New Databases

July 5, 2016 - 7:11 AM

The following databases are now available from the University of Houston Libraries: Science In Context Science in Context features authoritative information for assignments and projects, and provides detailed coverage of popular subjects. From earth science and life science, to space, technology, mathematics and science history and biography. Delivers integrated content through 150+ comprehensive reference sets from [...]

Bryan Museum Exhibit: La Cruz Blanca

June 21, 2016 - 9:29 AM

A special exhibit at Galveston’s Bryan Museum features items from the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections’ Leonor Villegas de Magnón Papers. A digital collection is available online. Magnón, a Mexican citizen and life-long resident of Laredo, Texas, was a trailblazer and leading force on a variety of issues related to Mexicans and Mexican-Americans. Among [...]