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On August 18, 2015, Dean of Libraries Lisa German and Dr. Patricia Oliver, Dean of the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture, formally received a distinguished art and architectural book collection gifted by Sir Mark Fehrs Haukohl, at a ceremony held at the College of Architecture.
A new librarian for natural sciences and mathematics has joined the University of Houston Libraries.
Mea Warren serves as the liaison to a number of academic departments, including math, physics, computer science, and earth and atmospheric sciences. She will provide research support and collection development for faculty members, as well as instruction sessions for courses common to majors in the sciences.
Warren has worked in a variety of libraries, including at the Environmental Protection Agency, before arriving at the University of Houston. She is inspired to offer new perspectives on outreach and instruction initiatives, adding to an already highly service-oriented culture at the Libraries.
The Libraries is the central institution on campus for learning and research endeavors, and Warren is excited about the direction in which it will go. “UH is constantly evolving, and the Libraries are, too,” she said. “It’s becoming a space that is more tech-focused, and we’re concentrating on new services we can offer to increase knowledge bases across not just what you can read in a book, but what you can do on a computer. From learning new software to creating better search strategies, it’s all about creating and utilizing knowledge.”
Miscellany about Mea
- Her first impressions of the Libraries and the University: “Everyone in the Libraries is really open and friendly and willing to help. The campus is very diverse, with many research opportunities and room for growth.”
- Favorite author: “I’m a huge fan of Sharon Draper.
- Top TV picks: Scandal, House of Cards, How to Get Away With Murder
- Favorite cuisine: Texas barbecue, Thai
The 2015-2016 season of Poetry and Prose: Creative Writers at the University of Houston kicks off on September 16.
The 2015-2016 series line-up includes:
- September 16 – new Creative Writing Program graduate students Lauren Espinoza, Daniel Chu, Aza Pace, Chris Liek, Joshua Foster, Mandi Casolo, Corey Campbell, Lani Yu
- October 14 – Faculty Alex Parsons and Mat Johnson
- November 18 – Ecopoetics – Faculty Martha Serpas
- February 24 – Faculty Tony Hoagland and Nick Flynn
- April 13 – featuring undergraduate Creative Writing Program students with work appearing in Glass Mountain
Each reading is held on Wednesday evening at 5:30 p.m. All readings are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.
Kerry Creelman, coordinator of undergraduate instruction and outreach, and liaison to athletics, has been chosen for the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) Management Academy: The Business of Libraries.
The TRLN Management Academy is an experiential learning program that prepares mid-level library managers to administer complex and diverse resources, including staff, budgets and technology. Participants were selected through a competitive process, possessing management experience and a statement of interest most closely aligned with the program’s design.
Creelman joined the University of Houston Libraries in 2009 as the English librarian and was promoted in 2012. Her research interests include assessment of the student learning cycle, learner-centered instruction pedagogy, and leadership and management in libraries.
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 a professional online presence.
The University of Houston Libraries, in partnership with University Career Services and UH Social Media, will host an event to help students gain a competitive edge using LinkedIn. LinkedIn at the Library will provide students with the tools and knowledge to maximize their use of the powerful career and networking platform. The September 23 event will be held at the MD Anderson Library Rockwell Pavilion.
The free event is open to all UH students. Staff from the UH Libraries, Career Services, and Social Media will be on hand to provide friendly critiques of students’ LinkedIn profiles (similar to a résumé critique) and offer best practices for networking on LinkedIn. Representatives from Career Services will conduct a LinkedIn and personal branding presentation, followed by a Q&A. Professional portraits will be offered to students to use in their LinkedIn profiles.
Registration is now closed.
What: LinkedIn at the Library
When: Wednesday, September 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: MD Anderson Library Rockwell Pavilion