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Digital Humanities and Data Storytelling

September 1, 2015 - 7:49 AM

At the University of Houston Libraries, digital humanities and data storytelling projects are gaining momentum. Researchers take information from traditional humanities disciplines and use computing tools to derive data. Data storytelling involves the exploration and application of data in graphical or illustrative forms that make it meaningful for student and faculty research. Joshua Been, social [...]

Dedication of the Haukohl Art and Architectural Collection

August 25, 2015 - 10:23 AM

On August 18, 2015, Dean of Libraries Lisa German and Dr. Patricia Oliver, Dean of the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture, formally received a distinguished art and architectural book collection gifted by Sir Mark Fehrs Haukohl, at a ceremony held at the College of Architecture. Read news release | View ev [...]

UH Libraries Welcomes Math and Science Librarian

August 25, 2015 - 7:07 AM

A new librarian for natural sciences and mathematics has joined the University of Houston Libraries. Mea Warren serves as the liaison to a number of academic departments, including math, physics, computer science, and earth and atmospheric sciences. She will provide research support and collection development for faculty members, as well as instruction sessions for courses [...]

2015-2016 Poetry and Prose Series

August 24, 2015 - 10:26 AM

The 2015-2016 season of Poetry and Prose: Creative Writers at the University of Houston kicks off on September 16. Now in its 16th year, Poetry and Prose provides a venue for the talented authors and poets of the Creative Writing Program at UH in the Honors College Commons in the MD Anderson Library. The 2015-2016 [...]

Creelman Selected for TRLN Management Academy

August 24, 2015 - 8:51 AM

Kerry Creelman, coordinator of undergraduate instruction and outreach, and liaison to athletics, has been chosen for the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) Management Academy: The Business of Libraries. The TRLN Management Academy is an experiential learning program that prepares mid-level library managers to administer complex and diverse resources, including staff, budgets and technology. Participants were [...]

LinkedIn at the Library

August 5, 2015 - 9:53 AM

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 [...]

Astrodome Memories Project to Host Scanning Event

July 30, 2015 - 7:26 AM

The Houston Public Library’s Astrodome Memories project will host an oral history and scanning event on Saturday, August 8, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to preserve and share experiences of the 8th Wonder of the World. Members of the public can bring in their Astrodome-related items, including photos, posters, game programs, souvenirs, and [...]

Libraries to Host Open House for Students

July 29, 2015 - 12:50 PM

As part of the University of Houston Weeks of Welcome, the UH Libraries will welcome students back to campus during its Just Ask! Libraries Open House. Students are encouraged to drop by the MD Anderson Library on Monday, August 24, or Tuesday, August 25, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. to learn more about the [...]

First-Ever Artist Health and Wellness Event Slated for Fall 2015

July 29, 2015 - 11:15 AM

The University of Houston Libraries will host the Artist Health and Wellness Colloquium and Resource Fair on October 3, 2015, the first of its kind at the University. This free, day-long event is open to students, faculty and staff, and the general public, and will be held at the MD Anderson Library. The event is [...]

UH Librarian Conducts Workshop in Colombia

July 17, 2015 - 7:06 AM

A University of Houston librarian recently traveled internationally to provide instruction on resource description and access (RDA) cataloging. Heylicken “Hayley” Moreno, resource description coordinator in the department of Metadata and Digitization Services, developed and instructed a two-day workshop on RDA cataloging in Spanish for the conference “Present and Future of Cataloging Standards,” held in Bogotá [...]