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New Resource Description Librarian at UH Libraries

January 6, 2017 - 11:24 AM

The University of Houston Libraries congratulates Xiping Liu on her new role as resource description librarian. Please describe your new role and talk about some of your professional goals and/or research areas. As the new resource description librarian in Metadata and Digitization Services, my main responsibility is to create original MARC records for library materials in [...]

January 2017 Technology Training

January 4, 2017 - 9:32 AM

Technology Training classes and workshops are now held in room 106-P in the MD Anderson Library. Free workshops in Access 2013, Adobe Acrobat, After Effects CS6, EndNote X7, Excel 2013, Illustrator CS6, Photoshop CS6, PowerPoint 2013, Premiere Pro CS6, Project 2010, SPSS, and Word 2013 are being held in January. The Technology Training program at UH [...]

Spring 2017 Libraries Open House

December 14, 2016 - 1:21 PM

The University of  Houston Libraries will welcome students back to campus during its Just Ask! Libraries Open House, Tuesday, January 17 and Wednesday, January 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students are encouraged to drop by the MD Anderson Library to learn more about library services and programs. Library staff will be on hand [...]

South Central States Fedora Users Group

December 9, 2016 - 9:06 AM

The University of Houston Libraries will host the South Central States Fedora Users Group meeting on January 11-12, 2017. The meeting will include presentations on current implementations and work underway at peer institutions, discussion for users considering the tool, Fedora workshops led by Fedora experts and developers, and conversations intended to foster collaboration among users [...]

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 Catalano, 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 [...]