Student Art Exhibit jury announced

The third annual Student Art Exhibit, sponsored by the University of Houston Libraries, will be on display February 11-April 15, 2010. The deadline for submissions has been extended to February 2nd. Students enrolled in the spring semester may submit their work at the William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library or in room 220 at the M.D. Anderson Library. The jury that will select work for the exhibit are:

Jillian Conrad, School of Art, University of Houston

Clare Elliott, Menil Collection

Vanessa Perez McCalla, Art League of Houston

Katherine Veneman, Blaffer Gallery

Christine Jelson West, Lawndale Art Center

Dena Woodall, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Posted on January 20th, 2010 by Catherine Essinger and filed under Announcements | Comments Off on Student Art Exhibit jury announced

Digitizing the Houstonian Yearbook

The 1949 Houstonian

The 1949 Houstonian

As the home of the University Archives, the University Libraries has the full set of yearbooks and will be working to find a sponsor to digitize each volume. As a way to start this program and honor two of the libraries most faithful supporters, Welcome Wilson, Sr. and Belle Griggs Johnson, the library has digitized the 1949 volume. This volume of the Houstonian Yearbook is accessible online at

The process of digitization requires a labor intensive process of scanning each page, correcting the image for viewing and a lengthy process of entering key words called “meta-data” so that the entire yearbook is searchable. Currently all years are available for sponsorship for a gift of $250 per volume. By sponsoring your graduation year volume, you can preserve the original copy as well as provide hundreds of pages of history, photographs and memories accessible to friends and family around the world.

Contact Iska G. Wire, Library Development Director at (713) 743-9741 or for more information. You may also print out this form and send the bottom half to:

Attn: Iska Wire
University Libraries
114 University of Houston Libraries
Houston, TX 77024-2000

Posted on January 13th, 2010 by and filed under Announcements | Comments Off on Digitizing the Houstonian Yearbook

You can STILL win a BN gift card!

The UH Libraries are conducting a short survey to learn more about how you use library resources for your research projects. Take our short survey (15 questions) and you could win one of five (5) BN $15.00 gift cards we’re giving away!

Questions? Contact Lee Andrew Hilyer ( | 3-9721)

It’s not too late! We will draw for gift cards on Friday, January 29th!

Posted on January 8th, 2010 by Lee Andrew Hilyer and filed under Announcements | Comments Off on You can STILL win a BN gift card!