New Exhibit: The Visionary Work of Bert L. Long, Jr.

A new exhibit opens this week at the University of Houston Libraries.

Photocopy of concept sketch for Thin Ice by Bert L. Long, Jr., 29 June 2004

Photocopy of concept sketch for Thin Ice by Bert L. Long, Jr., 29 June 2004

The Visionary Work of Bert L. Long, Jr. celebrates the donation of the Bert L. Long, Jr. Papers to UH Special Collections. Long was a Houston-based artist known for his vibrant paintings and his monumental ice sculptures. Throughout his career, Long demonstrated an unstoppable dedication to his work and projects, and his vision of a cohesive and inclusive arts community in Houston fueled this dedication.

The exhibit will be open through September 19 on the second floor of the MD Anderson Library.

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Printing Now Available in 24 Hour Lounge

The University of Houston Libraries now offers printing in the MD Anderson Library 24 Hour Lounge. With the print release station, users have the option to print from a USB drive, by emailing documents, or by installing a printer package on their personal laptop.

Printing is now available in the MD Anderson Library 24 Hour Lounge.
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August 2017 Technology Training

Technology training at UH Libraries is open to all students, faculty and staff.

Technology training at UH Libraries is open to all students, faculty and staff.

Free workshops in Excel, Access, Illustrator, Photoshop, Word, SPSS, EndNote, and Google Docs are being held in August.

The Technology Training program at UH Libraries offers technology courses to current UH students, faculty and staff. Register soon, as workshops tend to fill up quickly. View the full calendar and reserve your seat.

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Flash Survey: UH Libraries Social Media

The University of Houston Libraries Office of Communications is committed to bringing the best, most relevant content to you. We recently asked for your feedback about UH Libraries social media. Here’s a quick recap of the results.


Which best describes you?

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What social media platforms do you use on a regular basis?

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On what platforms do you follow UH Libraries?

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How did you hear about UH Libraries’ social media?

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We asked what UH LiIbraries social media topics are most important to you. The top three categories were responses from the Libraries to comments, retweets, etc.; notifications on library hours and availability; and news about the Libraries. Some of you also requested more posts on “strange” or unique Libraries holdings.

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August 2017 New Databases

New databases in a variety of subjects are now available from UH Libraries.

New databases in a variety of subjects are now available from UH Libraries.

The following databases are now available from the University of Houston Libraries:

College Preparation Center
College Preparation Center includes practice tests, interactive tutorials, and ebooks to help you prepare for college success.

Ebook Central (recently migrated from Ebrary)
You need credible content from authoritative, scholarly sources. Ebook Central delivers, with breadth and depth of ebooks from scholarly sources, including university presses and other top publishers.

Open Book Publishers
A social enterprise run by scholars who are committed to making high-quality research available to readers around the world. OBP publishes monographs and textbooks in all areas, and offers the academic excellence of a traditional press, with the speed, convenience and accessibility of digital publishing. All the books are available to read for free online.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps Online Checklist
The Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps Online Checklist provides a searchable database of the fire insurance maps published by the Sanborn Map Company housed in the collections of the Geography and Map Division. The online checklist is based upon the Library’s 1981 publication Fire Insurance Maps in the Library of Congress and will be continually updated to reflect new acquisitions. The online checklist also contains links to existing digital images from our collection and will be updated as new images are added. If you have any questions, comments, or are interested in obtaining reproductions from the collection, please Ask A Librarian. The Sanborn maps are arranged by state, then city and release data. Currently there are over 25,000 sheets from over 3000 city sets online in the following states: AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, ID, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NV, OH, OK, PA, SD, TX, VA, VT, WY and Canada, Mexico, Cuba sugar warehouses, and U.S. whiskey warehouses.

UpToDate
UpToDate is designed to answer the clinical questions that arise in daily practice. It covers over 10,000 clinical topics in over 22 medical specialties and includes links to patient education, practice changing updates, drugs & drug interactions, and medical calculators.

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UH Libraries Announces 2017-18 Microgrant Winners

UH Libraries announces the 2017-2018 Microgrant Program winners.

UH Libraries announces the 2017-2018 Microgrant Program winners.

The University of Houston Libraries has awarded funds to innovative project teams through the Microgrant Program.

Now in its 9th year, the Microgrant Program fosters new ideas in support of the Libraries’ Strategic Plan and the University’s goals.

Library staff submitted proposals for new services and programs which would benefit teaching, learning and research objectives of the UH community, and will collaborate in cross-departmental teams to implement their ideas.

The UH Libraries Microgrant Program winners for 2017-2018 are:

Project title: DIY Health Zine Saturday
Lisa Cruces, Rachel Helbing, Ariana Santiago, Emily Vinson, Anne Washington

DIY Health Zine Saturday 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”). UH librarians from Special Collections and Health Sciences will create a research guide to facilitate access to health information resources and zines in Houston.

Project title: Library Movie Night
Jay Harkins, Emily Vinson

The UH Library Movie Night is a screening of classic films paired with relevant footage from the University Archives.

Project title: Serious Play at the Library
Melody Condron, Lee Hilyer, Christina Gola, Frederick Young

Lego Serious Play is a creative facilitation model that uses Lego bricks to solve problems and generate ideas. It is a hands-on model that encourages innovative thought and cooperation. The method can be used in the University classroom, professional meetings, retreats, or team-building exercises. The project will explore the value of the Serious Play facilitation model within libraries and at the University by hosting at least two events that use the kits for a variety of problem-solving activities.

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Houston Archives Bazaar

The Archivists of the Houston Area (AHA!) will host the Houston Archives Bazaar on Sunday, September 10, from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. at White Oak Music Hall. Houston and Gulf Coast archives and affiliated organizations will offer a free, fun and interactive experience for attendees to learn about historical resources and services available in the region.

The Houston Archives Bazaar is a free, fun event for the community to engage with the amazing historical collections and resources available in the Houston area.
The Houston Archives Bazaar is a free, fun event for the community to engage with the amazing historical collections and resources available in the Houston area.

Attendees can browse the unique collections of participating organizations, and learn how to care for their own photos, letters, and digital media. An oral history booth will be available for attendees to record their Houston story for future generations. The Bazaar will also host a film screening featuring archival footage, and speakers will share stories about Houston and Gulf Coast history.

AHA! is a professional organization that exists to increase contact and communication between archivists and those working with records, to provide opportunities for professional development, and to promote archival repositories and activities in the greater Houston area.

University of Houston Libraries is a proud sponsor of the Houston Archives Bazaar. For more information, contact Emily Vinson at 713.743.7696.

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Fall 2017 Libraries Open House

UH Libraries Open House

UH Libraries Open House

The University of  Houston Libraries will welcome students back to campus during its Just Ask! Libraries Open House, Monday through Wednesday, August 21 – 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Students are encouraged to drop by the MD Anderson Library to learn more about library services and programs. Library staff will be on hand to answer common questions about MD Anderson Library and the campus branches.

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UH Libraries Guide for Faculty

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Vision
A community nurtured by curiosity and creativity that drives lifelong learning and scholarship

Mission
University of Houston Libraries advances student success, knowledge creation and preservation, and globally competitive research.

View the Libraries Strategic Plan.

MD Anderson Library – general collections, Optometry Library (temporary)

Special Collections – MD Anderson Library second floor

William R. Jenkins Architecture & Art Library – Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture first floor

Music Library – Moores School of Music second floor

UH Digital Library

Health Sciences Library – coming soon to the new Health and Biomedical Sciences Building 2

Liaison Services is home to the subject librarians who directly support UH colleges and departmens through instruction, outreach, collection development, and research services.

The Technology Training Program offers free technology courses to current UH faculty, staff, and students.

The Digital Research Commons (DRC) is a new space and suite of services that will offer UH faculty members access to specialized digital scholarship and digital humanities tools and software, expert consultation support on the research process, and space for conducting collaborative and cross-disciplinary projects.

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Off-Campus Access

To access electronic resources while off-campus, an active Cougarnet account is needed. Visit the UH Libraries website and select the resource you wish to access. You will be redirected to a log-in screen. Enter your Cougarnet username and password.

Faculty Delivery Service

Faculty can request to have library materials delivered directly to their on-campus departmental mailbox. Items usually arrive within two business days.

You may request delivery of items owned by the Libraries, or through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

ILL is used for:

  • Borrowing materials not available from UH Libraries
  • Scanning and delivering articles to faculty and graduate students
  • Delivering library materials to distance education students
  • Lending UH materials to other libraries

To use this service, an ILL account must be created on the UH Libraries website. A Cougarnet account and UH email address are required.

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Course Reserves

UH Libraries’ course reserves system is integrated with Blackboard, allowing faculty and students access to course reserves, and allowing faculty to add, edit, or organize course reserves at any time.

Research Skills Instruction
UH Libraries supports the entire student population through information literacy education and research support initiatives. Librarians partner with faculty to develop curricula, assignments, class presentations, and student learning assessments. They consult with faculty and graduate students on all aspects of the research process from the literature review to the visualization of research data, and teach nearly a thousand classes and workshops each academic year.

Research Assignment Design
Assignments that require students to engage more fully with the research process can produce better research and writing. Subject librarians are available to collaborate on creating engaging research assignments that effectively teach students about the research process.

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Liaison Services offers a range of services to support the evolving research needs of faculty. We offer:

  • Data management plan help
  • Instruction to graduate students on data management best practices
  • Help in finding data repositories, citation management tools, information about impact factors, and more

The Libraries also collaborate with faculty on research and teaching projects involving GIS data, data visualization, text mining, and other data analysis and presentation activities.

Collection Support
UH Libraries welcomes recommendations for its collection from faculty. Contact your liaison librarian with recommendations for the Libraries’ collection.

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UH Libraries Quick Start Guide

The University of Houston Libraries is here to help students, faculty, staff, scholars, researchers, and lifelong learners reach their academic, personal, and professional goals. We’ve created a Quick Start Guide with links to some of our popular services and resources.

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View our online research guides.

Email your subject librarian.

Contact us.

Check out our FAQ.

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Your Cougarnet account is your key to all of the Libraries’ online resources. Use it to access resources here or from off-campus, and to access library computers.

technology_training3The Technology Training Program at UH Libraries offers free instructor-led technology courses to current UH students, staff, and faculty. Classes are offered year-round and are held in room 106-P on the first floor of the MD Anderson Library. Popular courses include Adobe Acrobat, Excel, Google Docs, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, PowerPoint, Prezi, SPSS, and HTML, and more.

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MD Anderson Library – general collections, Optometry Library (temporary)

Special Collections – MD Anderson Library second floor

William R. Jenkins Architecture & Art Library – Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture first floor

Music Library –  Moores School of Music second floor

UH Digital Library

Health Sciences Library – coming soon to the forthcoming Health and Biomedical Sciences Building 2

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MD Anderson Library has over 300 computers divided between two labs for the students, faculty, and staff of the University.

Print and scan services are available.

MD Anderson Library has a variety of study spaces, including group work rooms, open collaboration areas, and individuals quiet zones.

The Hamill Foundation Multimedia Studio features audio recording booths and professional-grade equipment to help students, staff, and faculty create high-quality productions.

Equipment including laptops, DSLRs and HD video cameras, GoPros, projectors, sound recorders, and more are available for check-out.

In addition to workspace, MD Anderson Library has areas for you to recharge between classes. Visit the McGovern Leisure Reading collection on the first floor.

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