UH Libraries Receives Certificate of Tree Planting

A new, sustainably designed recycling unit will be coming soon to the MD Anderson Library Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion. Through the purchase of the unit from DeepStream Designs, and in partnership with Trees for the Future, 100 trees will be planted in Africa on behalf of the University of Houston Libraries. The village project was implemented to save the homes and way of life of people whose land has been devastated by deforestation. Fast-growing trees will help to protect fragile and eroded natural resources.

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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.

Posted on August 15th, 2017 by Esmeralda Fisher and filed under Announcements | No Comments »

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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