Encore service to restored evening of Aug. 28

We apologize for the inconvenience, but Encore needs to go through some unscheduled maintenance. If you are unfamiliar with Encore, it’s a discovery platform and better way to search the catalog.  It will be unavailable this afternoon, but you can still search for books, journals, and other materials through the traditional catalog.

Posted on August 28th, 2009 by Rachel Vacek and filed under Planned Down Time | Comments Off on Encore service to restored evening of Aug. 28

UH Libraries on Facebook

The M.D. Anderson Library, the main library on the University of Houstons Campus

M.D. Anderson Library at night

Did you know that the UH Libraries is on Facebook?  Follow the news of the UH Libraries and interact with other fans and librarians.  Ask questions, share pictures, learn about events, and have fun.

Posted on August 27th, 2009 by Admin and filed under Announcements, Building Announcments | Comments Off on UH Libraries on Facebook

Federated Serarch Tool – Temporarily Unavailable

On Tuesday, August 25th from 6:30-7pm, the federated search tools will be down due to scheduled web server maintenance.  You will not be able to use any of the federated search tools on the UH Libraries’ website.  This includes doing a search on the homepage for articles.  You can still go into individual databases to look for articles.  We apologize for this inconvenience.

If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Vacek, Web Services Coordinator, revacek@uh.edu.  Thanks.

Posted on August 24th, 2009 by Admin and filed under Planned Down Time | Comments Off on Federated Serarch Tool – Temporarily Unavailable

CougarOne Card Activation site

http://cougarcard.uh.edu/activate

Students need their:
– PeopleSoft ID
– Birthdate
– 60XXX number off the back of their NEW card.

Posted on August 24th, 2009 by Lee Andrew Hilyer and filed under Announcements | Comments Off on CougarOne Card Activation site

Do you love your librarian?

ilovemylibrarian_cmyk_logosHave you worked closely with any of the librarians here within the UH Libraries?  Have they helped you or gone out of their way for you?  If you want to say thanks to that special person, now if your opportunity!

Nominate your favorite librarian for the 2009 Carnegie Corporation Of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award!

The award invites library users to recognize the accomplishments of librarians in public, school, college, community college and university libraries for their efforts to improve the lives of people in their community. Nominations will run through October 9 and are being accepted online at http://www.ilovelibraries.org/ilovemylibrarian.

Up to 10 librarians will be selected. Each will receive a $5,000 cash award, a plaque and a $500 travel stipend to attend an awards ceremony and reception in New York, hosted by The New York Times in December. In addition, a plaque will be given to each award winner’s library.

For more info about this contest, please see this press announcement on the American Library Association website.

Posted on August 21st, 2009 by Admin and filed under Announcements | Comments Off on Do you love your librarian?