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New Digital Collection: Socialist and Communist Pamphlets

February 17, 2017 - 8:14 AM

The Socialist and Communist Pamphlets digital collection includes 40 socialist, communist, and anarchist pamphlets from a larger collection of radical political pamphlets held by the UH Libraries. These are the earliest pamphlets in the collection, dating from 1872 through 1920, the period leading up to and including the Russian Revolution of 1917. Most of the [...]

Commemorative Exhibit for Recovery Project Conference

February 9, 2017 - 3:56 PM

The Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage Project 25th Anniversary Conference will be taking place at the University of Houston from February 9 – 11, 2017. In honor of the Project’s history and collaboration with UH Libraries, Special Collections will be displaying a commemorative exhibit on the second floor of the MD Anderson Library through February [...]

New Health Sciences Librarian at UH Libraries

February 9, 2017 - 10:41 AM

The University of Houston Libraries welcomes Rachel Helbing into her new role as health sciences librarian. Please describe your new role and talk about some of your professional goals and/or research areas. I will be supporting a variety of programs, current and future, that fall under the umbrella of health sciences. My main responsibilities out [...]

Houston + Feminism Wiki Edit-a-thon

February 1, 2017 - 8:31 AM

A new event hosted by the University of Houston Libraries will focus on creating and improving Wikipedia pages related to gender, women, and feminism. The Houston + Feminism Wiki Edit-a-thon, scheduled for March 7, will bring together participants who are interested in editing and writing high-quality wiki articles. The event aims to raise the representation [...]

Film Screening and Local Musician at UH Libraries Fair Use Week Celebration

January 31, 2017 - 9:31 AM

*Update as of February 9: The Fair Use Week event has been postponed. Please stay tuned for the announcement of the new date.* The University of Houston Libraries Copyright Team will host a free event on February 22 in celebration of Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week 2017. The event will include a screening of the documentary [...]

January 2017 New Databases

January 26, 2017 - 8:29 AM

The following databases are now available from the University of Houston Libraries: Elibro Colección Premium eLibro is an electronic Spanish-language platform devoted to research, with a focus on academic institutions. This database allows users to search, browse, and preview all of the e-books and other authoritative material from leading publishers that eLibro offers. eLibro currently [...]

Sustainability Meetup at Music Library

January 25, 2017 - 9:28 AM

The UH Music Library and the UH Office of Sustainability will co-host a meetup on Tuesday, February 28 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for upcycle crafting. Students are encouraged to create their own repurposed book bag using recycled plastic bags, unusable music scores and recycled clothing. Vegan and gluten-free snacks and drinks will be provided. Registration [...]

Lippincott to Speak on Digital Humanities at UH Libraries

January 24, 2017 - 3:54 PM

The University of Houston Libraries is pleased to announce an upcoming talk on February 15 featuring Joan K. Lippincott, PhD, associate executive director of the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI). CNI is a joint program of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and EDUCAUSE. The Washington, DC-based organization advances the transformative promise of networked information technology [...]

Free Tax Prep for UH Students, Staff, and Faculty

January 24, 2017 - 8:20 AM

UH Libraries will host two days of free tax prep service by representatives from AARP Foundation Tax-Aide. UH students, staff, and faculty can visit the MD Anderson Library on Wednesday, February 22 or Tuesday, February 28 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to have their 2016 taxes prepared by an IRS-certified volunteer. View list of [...]

New Event on Scholarly Journal Publishing for Grad Students, Post Docs

January 19, 2017 - 8:19 AM

The University of Houston Libraries will host a new, free event on publishing in scholarly journals. Get Ready to Publish! on February 21 will feature speakers representing Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), American Chemical Society (ACS), American Institute of Physics (AIP), Clarivate Analytics, and UH. Morning session attendees will learn best practices for [...]