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‘Storied’ Exhibit Opens at UH Libraries

August 24, 2016 - 12:40 PM

University of Houston Libraries welcomes visitors to the new exhibit, Storied: The First Ten Years of the Creative Writing Program. From the exhibit: In 1979, the University of Houston founded its Creative Writing Program under the co-directorship of poets Cynthia Macdonald and Stanley Plumly. Within a short time, it would become a leading program for teaching [...]

UH Libraries Announces Microgrant Winners

August 18, 2016 - 2:12 PM

The University of Houston Libraries has awarded funds to several teams through the 2016-2017 Microgrant Program. Now in its 8th year, the Microgrant Program fosters new and innovative ideas in support of the Libraries’ Strategic Plan and the University’s Strategic Initiatives. Librarians and staff submitted proposals for new services and programs which would benefit teaching, [...]

UH Libraries Data Management Plan Resources

August 16, 2016 - 8:42 AM

The Data Management Planning Tool, or DMPTool, is a resource that will help in the creation of a funding agency-specific data management plan for grant proposals. A data management plan is a document that describes what a researcher will do with his or her research data both during a research project and after the completion [...]

New Business Librarian at UH Libraries

August 12, 2016 - 7:13 AM

The University of Houston Libraries welcomes Orolando Duffus, the new business librarian in Liaison Services. Please describe your role at UH Libraries and talk about some of your professional goals and/or research areas. As the business librarian, I will liaise to five departments: economics, finance, accounting, information and logistic technology, and decision and information sciences. [...]

New Digital Collection: Hines College of Architecture Posters

August 10, 2016 - 12:54 PM

The Gerald D. Hines School of Architecture Posters feature striking graphic designs advertising course offerings as well as lectures and other events. The School of Architecture had a screen printing press in the 1970s, and many of these posters were produced by students, faculty, and staff in-house. They come in a variety of sizes, some [...]

Libraries Open House

August 10, 2016 - 7:58 AM

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, Monday, August 22 through Wednesday, August 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students are encouraged to drop by the MD Anderson Library to learn more about library services [...]

UH Special Collections Wins Grant to Digitize Historical News

August 8, 2016 - 12:25 PM

University of Houston Libraries Special Collections has received a grant to digitize and increase access to two important series from the KUHT Collection. The TexTreasures grant in the amount of $24,305 will provide for the digitization of “The Capitol Report,” a series on the Texas legislature that was broadcast in the early 1990s; and “Almanac,” [...]

Townes Awarded Fellowship to Attend DLF Forum

August 8, 2016 - 10:35 AM

Adam Townes, coordinator of research support services at the University of Houston Libraries, has been awarded a joint fellowship from the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and Digital Library Federation (DLF) to attend the DLF Forum in November. From the DLF announcement, Townes said, “My work at the University of Houston (UH) involves supporting faculty and [...]

Discovery Camp 2016

August 8, 2016 - 10:01 AM

Discovery Camp 2016 at University of Houston will return this fall for a full day on Friday, October 7. This free event is intended for librarians and staff of academic, special, and public libraries with discovery platforms and next-gen library systems, and those who want to learn more about them. This year’s keynote speaker is Carl Grant, [...]

August 2016 New Databases

August 3, 2016 - 2:37 PM

The following databases are now available from the University of Houston Libraries: Legal Information Reference Center Providing online full text for many of the top consumer legal reference books, Legal Information Reference Center contains more than 310 full-text publications and thousands of legal forms. Many of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the [...]

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