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Books and Bytes with Ronnie Self 10/23/20

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The Architecture, Design, and Art Library presents Books + Bytes with guest speaker Ronnie Self October 23, 2020 at 2pm.

Ronnie Self is a professor of architecture at the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design.  He will discuss his experience researching, writing and publishing his book, The Architecture of Art Museums.  A discussion will follow, moderated by UH Coordinator of Art History Sandra Zalman.

Get Out the Vote initiatives at the Katherine G. McGovern College of the Arts

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Pick a Date, Take a Buddy” is a UH Get Out the Vote Initiative to help voters with a weekly informational guide to register and vote in the November 2020 election.  This initiative includes a weekly update of steps for voters to participate in to check their registration, register to vote, research their ballot online, pick an early voting date, and take a friend to vote on that early voting date.

This initiative began with a Live Virtual Informational Town Hall hosted by KGMCOTA on Friday, September 18, 2020.  The second event an on campus Voter Registration on September 25, 2020, 9AM-5PM.  A Voter Registration table will be set up outside of the Lindall Finley Wortham Theatre.  Anyone is welcome to come register to vote, change your address status,  or check if you are registered.

Contact Karen Stokes or Toni Valle in the School of Theatre & Dance for more information.

UH Students: Share Your Experience of the Coronavirus Outbreak

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UH Students! Share Your Experience of the Coronavirus Outbreak

How to access the Architecture, Design, and Art Library collection

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While the College of Architecture and Design building, which houses the Architecture, Design, and Art Library, remains closed, the library staff will distribute physical library materials to University of Houston students and employees by mail and scanned library materials by email.  UH patrons may contact archlib@uh.edu to request materials from the collection.  Patrons not affiliated with the University of Houston should request materials from their home institution or public library.

 

 

Due dates for Architecture, Design, and Art Library materials have changed

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The College of Architecture and Design building, which houses the Architecture, Design, and Art Library, is closed to the public out of concern for the safety of its students and employees.
DUE DATES FOR LIBRARY MATERIALS
All due dates for the library materials on loan have been changed until 8/31.  Patrons will not be charged late fees.  Students who have checked out library materials will not be kept from graduating, nor will they be kept from registering for classes in the fall.
IF YOU HAVE LIBRARY MATERIALS TO RETURN
Library materials may be returned to the book drop in front the M.D. Anderson Library.

How to return library materials during campus closure

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All books borrowed from the Architecture, Art, and Design Library, as well as other central campus libraries have been renewed until the end of the summer semester.  You can log into your account to check due dates.  Click on the My Account link in the upper right hand of the website.  If you find any of your books are overdue, email the library staff at archlib@uh.edu to request a renewal.

You may return library materials by mail at:

UH Libraries
ATTN:  IAS dept.
4333 University Drive
Houston, TX  77204-2000

You may also place library materials in the book drop between the Student Center and the M.D. Anderson Library  on University Drive.

Architecture, Design, and Art Library provides remote services during building closure

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The College of Architecture and Design Building is now closed to students and visitors, so the Architecture, Design, and Art Library will provide services remotely until the building reopens.

BORROWING
All library materials loaned to students, adjunct faculty members, and external borrowers have already been renewed through 5/31. All library materials loaned to full-time faculty members will be automatically renewed in April, as usual

Materials may be returned to the  drop box located in front of the M.D. Anderson Library.

COLLECTION SERVICES

Our primary video streaming service, Kanopy, is currently slow because of its unusually high usage, but they are working to restore service. We also have other platforms that stream video. Academic Video Online, AVON, and Credo’s Complete Core Collection may have content you can use. See list at https://guides.lib.uh.edu/az.php?t=23740

Content in electronic databases (articles, maps, materials, reference materials) are available via links on the library website.

RESEARCH SERVICES

The library staff will continue to provide reference and research consultations via email or phone. You may contact them directly, or by using the department email, archlib@uh.edu.

Online research guides are available at guides.libraries.uh.edu.  Search for these guides:
• Architecture resources
• Art resources
• Industrial design
• Online information literacy lessons
• Research instruction videos

Please know that we are already working with a smaller than usual staff. We can only provide scanning and consultation services between 8-5 on weekdays, at this time.

New Building Houston recordings online

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The Architecture, Design and Art Library has developed an online collection of interviews called Building Houston, which documents the oral history of Houston’s built environment, as told by the people who impacted it.  Architects, developers, planners, scholars, philanthropists, and community leaders discuss their work and its relationship to Houston’s urban fabric in this online collection.  Each subject is interviewed by a scholar or colleague who frames the discussion and provides context.  Ten recordings made earlier this year are now available in the UH Libraries’ audio/video repository.  Click on the link to see interviews with Leslie K. Elkins, Natalye Appel, James B. Thomas and others.

Translate library’s website into multiple languages

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By selecting a language from the drop down menu at the bottom of the Architecture, Design, and Art Library’s page, users can now translate this site into 80 different languages.

Open house for new and early career instructors

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