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Krewer Appointed to Editorial Board

May 24, 2016 - 8:22 AM

Drew Krewer, digitization services coordinator at the University of Houston Libraries, has been appointed to the editorial board of the international peer-reviewed Journal of Digital Media Management, which focuses on the latest thinking, practice and developments in digital asset management. Krewer has been with the UH Libraries since March 2014, where he provides an innovative and service-oriented [...]

UH Libraries Strategic Plan 2017 – 2021

May 23, 2016 - 2:33 PM

The University of Houston is a premier research institution, offering opportunities for learning, discovery, and engagement to a diverse population. The UH Libraries, a key component of the University’s success, must anticipate and respond to the research and educational needs of its constituents in a globally interdependent world. UH Libraries Strategic Plan, FY 2017 – [...]

Member of the Month: Alex Simons

May 23, 2016 - 2:23 PM

The Texas Library Association (TLA) member of the month is Alex Simons, history and political science librarian at the University of Houston Libraries. [...]

Big Hawk Day Proclamation at UH Special Collections

May 18, 2016 - 2:41 PM

Ten years after the murder of John “HAWK” Hawkins, Mayor Sylvester Turner proclaimed May 8 “Big Hawk Day” in commemoration of the Houston rapper’s life and career. At a recent event held at the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections, Hawkins’ widow, Meshah Hawkins, was presented with a proclamation from the City of Houston as well as [...]

Delphians Provide Funds for New Equipment

May 18, 2016 - 7:37 AM

Trustees of the Houston Assembly of Delphian Chapters Scholarship Foundation Fund presented the University of Houston Libraries with a grant to acquire new equipment for the benefit of students and scholars at a recent Awards and Installation Luncheon. The funds will go towards the purchase of GoPro cameras, which will be added to the technology available [...]

UH Librarians Promote Data Literacy in the Health Sciences

May 13, 2016 - 12:51 PM

Healthcare workers increasingly depend on data for decision-making, but students frequently graduate with limited data literacy skills in health science professions. Porcia Vaughn, biochemistry, biology, and nursing librarian, and Josh Been, social science data librarian, have joined forces to address this need. Working with the UH School of Nursing and the health education program within [...]

UH Libraries Launches READ Campaign

May 10, 2016 - 8:31 AM

The University of Houston Libraries has begun a new campaign to celebrate reading and lifelong learning. The UH READ campaign follows in the tradition of the American Library Association (ALA) Celebrity READ posters that first appeared in 1985. The first group of UH READ posters feature UH faculty and librarians who have recently achieved tenure [...]

UH Librarians Selected for TLA Executive Leadership Program

May 9, 2016 - 7:23 AM

Two University of Houston librarians are among the first cohort of the Texas Library Association (TLA) Executive Leadership Immersion. Christian Kelleher, head of Special Collections, and Michelle Malizia, director of library services for the health sciences, were selected to participate in TLA’s newest and most ambitious leadership program, led by dean of libraries at Austin [...]

New Digital Collection: City of Houston, Its Development and Evolution

May 5, 2016 - 7:17 AM

Long before Houston was the fourth largest city in the United States and referred to as the Energy Capital of the World, up until the twentieth century, it was simply called the Magnolia City for its natural magnolia groves found flourishing in east Houston. Although it was a simpler time, Houston was still a city [...]

May 2016 Technology Training

May 4, 2016 - 10:04 AM

Workshops in Access 2013, Adobe Acrobat, Excel 2013, Illustrator CS6, Indesign CS6 and Photoshop CS6 are being held in May at the University of Houston Libraries. The Technology Training program at UH Libraries offers free technology courses to current UH students, faculty and staff. Classes are held in the Learning Commons Training Labs on the first floor of the MD [...]