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UH Librarian Selected for ARL Leadership Fellows Program

November 24, 2015 - 7:35 AM

Annie Wu, head of Metadata and Digitization Services at the University of Houston Libraries, was selected as a 2016-2017 fellow of the Association of Research Libraries Leadership Fellows program. The ARL Leadership Fellows program is designed and sponsored by ARL member libraries to facilitate the development of future senior-level leaders in large research libraries and [...]

Take a Study Break at UH Libraries

November 20, 2015 - 12:03 PM

The University of Houston Libraries will host end-of-semester recreational activities for students as a break from the stress of finals. Illuminate Your Own Manuscript (new) Unwind with a bit of coloring to make your own illuminated manuscript. As a part of our traditional fall Finals Mania, UH Libraries Special Collections will be sponsoring a coloring [...]

Annie Wu Featured in Community Newspaper

November 16, 2015 - 3:35 PM

Annie Wu, head of metadata and digitization services at the University of Houston Libraries, was recently featured in the “Figures in the Chinese Community” column of the Southern Chinese Daily News. Wu provides the following translation: Ms. Anping Wu has been in the States for over 20 years. She was an assistant professor in China University of [...]

New Extended Hours for UH Library

November 10, 2015 - 1:14 PM

You asked, we listened! 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 30th and continuing through Wednesday, December 16th, [...]

Mary Manning and University Archives on Channel 26

November 6, 2015 - 1:26 PM

Material housed in University of Houston Libraries Special Collections was featured on a Fox Channel 26 news story, The History of UH, during the November 6 broadcast. Reporter John Donnelly visited the campus and spoke with Mary Manning, university archivist and curator of Performing and Visual Arts. [...]

Mary Manning on KPFT Houston

November 3, 2015 - 8:25 AM

University archivist and curator of Performing and Visual Arts Mary Manning discussed Special Collections on the November 2 episode of KPFT Houston Open Journ [...]

Video of October Poetry and Prose

October 30, 2015 - 8:40 AM

Check out recorded readings from the October Poetry and Prose. Mat Johnson, UH English faculty and author of Loving Day Alex Parsons, UH English faculty and author of Leaving [...]

Game On, Cougars! 2015

October 29, 2015 - 8:23 AM

The University of Houston Libraries will host Game On, Cougars! on Saturday, November 21 at the MD Anderson Library. The event, now in its third year, draws gaming enthusiasts of all kinds. Everyone is invited to Game On, Cougars! for a day of board games, card games, and video games, all in a centrally located [...]

UH Librarian To Deliver Keynote at OK ACRL Conference

October 26, 2015 - 9:15 AM

Rachel Vacek, head of Web Services at the University of Houston Libraries, will deliver the keynote address at the Oklahoma chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries 2015 conference. Vacek will discuss “Re-imagining the Library Website.” Her research interests focus on open source technologies, user experience design, agile development methodologies, digital libraries, innovation, and library [...]

UH Librarian Chairs TDL Dataverse Group

October 23, 2015 - 7:18 AM

Santi Thompson, head of Digital Repository Services at the University of Houston Libraries, was recently selected as chair of the Texas Digital Library (TDL) Dataverse Implementation Working Group, a new consortial team whose charge is to pilot test, assess, and launch a repository for research data archiving and management. The group was formed at the [...]