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New Article: “The User Experience of Libraries: Serving The Common Good”

June 22, 2017 - 6:41 AM

Daniel Pshock, user experience and web content strategy coordinator at the University of Houston Libraries, wrote an article titled “The User Experience of Libraries: Serving The Common Good” which appeared in the April 2017 issue of User Experience [...]

UH Special Collections at Houston Pride Festival

June 21, 2017 - 8:24 AM

University of Houston Libraries Special Collections will again be a part of the Houston Pride Festival. At this year’s event, Special Collections will be featuring material selections from the LGBT History Research Collection, including the Aids Foundation of Houston Records, The Botts Collection of LGBT History, and the Edward Lukasek Gay Studies Book Collection. Users will [...]

Promotions to Librarian

June 19, 2017 - 11:55 AM

The University of Houston Libraries congratulates three UH librarians who have recently achieved promotion in rank to full librarian. Chris Dykes, currently the interim associate director for research at the University of Houston’s O’Quinn Law Library, has been employed with UH since 2006. He earned his J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law and both [...]

Summer Book Club 2017

June 19, 2017 - 10:47 AM

University of Houston Libraries and the UH Women and Gender Resource Center will co-sponsor the 2017 summer book club, which is open to all UH students, faculty and staff, and alumni. Readers are invited to gather at the Resource Center, located in the Student Center North Room 201, on August 17 at noon, for a literary conversation on The Immortal Life [...]

The Handmaid’s Tale Book Club

June 13, 2017 - 9:05 AM

University of Houston students, staff, faculty and friends are invited to join UH Libraries for a discussion of The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. Readers will gather on Thursday, August 10 from 12 noon – 1 p.m. in the Special Collections Evans Room at the MD Anderson Library. Lunch will be provided but registration is required. [...]

Top 10 Things to Do at UH Libraries – Summer Edition

June 12, 2017 - 1:01 PM

The summer 2017 semester is upon us, and the University of Houston Libraries has the resources and services you need for success in academics and research. Our Top 10 Things to Do at UH Libraries – Summer Edition is a quick guide to get you started on a great semester. 10. Get research help. Stuck [...]

DIY Health Zine Saturday Morning

June 8, 2017 - 1:18 PM

DIY Health Zine Saturday Morning is designed to raise awareness of zine collections available at UH Special Collections, the zine culture in Houston, and to empower students with skills on how to find credible consumer health information and share it through self-published magazines (“zines”). DIY Health Zine Saturday Morning will include a panel presentation and discussion [...]

New Book: “Managing the Digital You”

June 6, 2017 - 1:14 PM

Melody Condron, resource description and management coordinator at the University of Houston Libraries, recently published a book, “Managing the Digital You: Where and How to Keep and Organize Your Digital Life.” It’s available for check-out at the MD Anderson Library. Read the Booklist review (subscript [...]

New Digital Collection: Daily Cougar

June 2, 2017 - 12:24 PM

The Daily Cougar digital collection provides a glimpse into the history of student publications at the University of Houston. The first iteration of the student newspaper was Houston Junior College’s The Cougar, which released its first issue on April 6, 1928, and ran through 1934. With the founding of the University of Houston in 1934, The Cougar [...]

June 2017 Technology Training

June 1, 2017 - 8:11 AM

Free workshops in After Effects CS6, Access 2013, EndNote, Excel 2013, Google Docs, HTML & CSS, Illustrator CS6, InDesign CS6, Photoshop CS6, PowerPoint 2013, RefWorks, SPSS, and Word 2013 are being held in June. The Technology Training program at UH Libraries offers technology courses to current UH students, faculty and staff. Register soon, as workshops tend [...]