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Books and Bytes with Sandra Zalman and Dietmar Froehlich scheduled

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At 5 pm on March 9th Associate Professor of Art History Sandra Zalman will discuss her book, Modern in the Making: MoMA and the Modern Experiment, 1929–1949 with moderator Natilee Harren.  

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https://zoom.us/j/94006444547?pwd=NVFJZXpCTS83ZWM0b01GMjE3cDdidz09

Meeting ID: 940 0644 4547
Passcode: 563896

At 5 pm on March 23rd Associate Dean of the College of Architecture and Design Dietmar Froehlich will discuss his book, The Chameleon Effect:  Architecture’s Role in Film with moderator Maria Elena Solino.

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https://zoom.us/j/94700826288?pwd=WHFNZEp0UzdPemt4RndHNzhrbGdhUT09

Meeting ID: 947 0082 6288
Passcode: 634791

  

Service outage scheduled January 17th.

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On Sunday, January 17th at 5am we will be performing maintenance to our UPS system in the server room. Due to the nature of this particular maintenance we will have to shut down all servers until the work is complete. We plan to be back online by 5pm that day. All resources including the library websites, course reserves, interlibrary loan, database sites etc. will be unavailable during this outage.

Books and Bytes event recordings available

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Topic: Books and Bytes with Reto Geiser
Date: Sept 17, 2020 04:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)https://uofh-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/cwessing_cougarnet_uh_edu/Ea6b5dUk0TpGrsPo21tcaNwBC2gHtw4Hg5jB5d8rBdRLIw?e=dUgdZV  (University of Houston only)

Topic: Books and Bytes with Ronnie Self
Date: Oct 23, 2020 01:45 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
https://zoom.us/rec/share/ZY8fWHHRksUs50XDVLU3-28BwzgtfnWmrUKmEc990_8OQo-q-LVvgmsFhiQFTIOB.-WGDyLPqv6b4t080 Passcode: 61&M%UAr

Topic: Books and Bytes with Gail Peter Borden
Date: Nov 19, 2020 04:46 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
https://zoom.us/rec/share/ARuwTQ0ctmP8_c0Mq0-2hQa-kZtOJ0mlN4-SinAPCuA01Ts0rY9i1hpsykzAkjNc.pmpSzrgjZkVJaXoP Passcode: 3+.d0%gc

Topic: Books and Bytes with Natilee Harren
Date: Dec 4, 2020 04:39 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
https://zoom.us/rec/share/oyYGlanzddDtbVTM_6KXBEJtmRPj0buAbrs-sdn4QES0alI5AfTQDsxJC5o-kykQ.NRvsahTmJJXZ3OCQ Passcode: $a$@c$7u

Books and Bytes with Natilee Harren 12/4/20

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The Architecture, Design, and Art Library presents Books + Bytes with guest speaker Natilee Harren at December 4, 2020, at 5pm.

Natilee Harren is an Assistant Professor of Art History at the Katherine G. McGovern College of the Arts.  She will discuss her experience researching, writing and publishing Fluxus Forms:  Scores, Multiples and the Eternal Network.  A discussion will follow, moderated by Bruce Webb, Professor Emeritus of the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design.

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https://zoom.us/j/92123074889?pwd=OFAvOFZhTlBqenFsSW9RRnZXeWJ3dz09

Meeting ID: 921 2307 4889

Passcode: 865726

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Books and Bytes with Gail Peter Borden 11/19/20

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The Architecture, Design, and Art Library presents Books + Bytes with guest speaker Gail Peter Borden at November 19, 2020, at 5pm.

Gail Peter Borden is the Director of Graduate Studies at the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design.  He will discuss his experience researching, writing and publishing monographs.  He is the author of New Essentialism: Material Architecture, Material Precedent: the Typology of Modern Tectonics, Process: Material and Representation in Architecture, and others.    A discussion will follow, moderated by Director of Undergraduate Studies Rafael Beneytez-Duran.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/96238691435?pwd=QTNBN2dibjgycEx0VTZTcURCcXEwQT09

Meeting ID: 962 3869 1435
Passcode: 498932
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+13462487799,,96238691435# US (Houston)

 

 

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.

Jenkins Library Re-Opens 8/17

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On August 17th the Architecture, Design, and Art Library will be implementing its phase one re-opening plan. See new hours and key services below:

New Hours of Operation 

Monday-Friday – 9 am – 1 pm

Saturday-Sunday – by appointment (Contact cwessinger@uh.edu to request)

Mode of service

  • The general library spaces will continue to be closed to patrons.
  • The service desk will be open in order to provide the following services.
  • Borrowing of library materials
  • Scan requests
  • Research assistance requests
  • Information and basic library instruction
  • Scans and in-depth research assistance will be delivered online.
  • Patrons may return library materials through the drop-box on the interior wall only.

 

Services

Returning library materials

  • Library items may be returned via the drop-box in the atrium or at another UH library.
  • Materials may also be returned through campus or US mail.

 

Borrowing library materials

 

Reserves

  • The library staff will provide e-reserves, as usual.
  • Pdf’s will be created on request
  • Library staff will link pdf’s and e-materials to Blackboard pages, or deliver them electronically to instructors, who may deliver them via another platform.
  • We will not provide physical reserves (books/dvd’s/etc.) at this time because of potential health risks.  We will, however, make scans of readings from books that instructors require.

 

Document Delivery

 

Research assistance

  • Staff members may provide limited research assistance at the service desk, if circumstances are optimal.
  • Most research assistance will be provided virtually.
  • Patrons may request assistance with class and faculty research at archlib@uh.edu.

 

Holds

 

Staffing

Virtual assistance

  • This semester our staff is committed to providing virtually the same excellent service that they offer in-person.  For the safety of our patrons, staff, and larger community, we strongly encourage our patrons to avail themselves of our virtual services.  Contact archlib@uh.eduwith questions and https://libraries.uh.edu/locations/jenkins/request/ to request library materials.

 

In-person assistance

Phase One Hours of operation

Monday-Friday – 9 am – 1 pm

Saturday-Sunday – by appointment (Contact cwessinger@uh.edu to request)

 

Facility 

Patrons may only access the service desk at this time.

  • No in-person events.
  • No browsing.
  • Computer lab is unavailable.
  • Art history graduate student carrels are unavailable.
  • Study tables and carrels are unavailable.

 

Workflows

Service desk

  • Only one patron may approach the service desk at a time.
  • Doors will be propped open.
  • The staff will place signs and markers spaced six feet apart outside the door, so that patrons wait in a socially distanced line wrapped around the atrium wall to enter the library.
  • Signs will also indicate that patrons must wear a mask and sanitize hands to enter the facility.  (Hand sanitizer will be provided.)

 

Returns

  • Patrons may return library materials through the drop-box on the interior wall only.
  • At the end of each shift, the box will be replaced with an empty one.
  • Materials will be checked in after two days.  Employees will wear gloves and/or use hand sanitizer when handling returns.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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