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2022 Library Excellence Awards

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2022 Library Excellence Awards

University of Houston Libraries celebrated its high-performing employees at an awards ceremony this week. The Library Excellence Awards, now in its 22nd year, recognizes librarians and staff who achieve meritorious work goals and embody organizational values of collaboration, empathy, and creativity. Dean of Libraries and Elizabeth D. Rockwell chair Athena N. Jackson opened the Moon Day-themed event, held in-person at the MD Anderson Library Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion and via Zoom, with praise for all Libraries’ employees and their agility during the intentional restructure of the Libraries to better align with the University’s mission and vision.

This year’s John P. McGovern Outstanding Student award recipient is Ricardo Jimenez Montoya, a doctoral student at the Moores School of Music. Montoya’s positive attitude has made a strong impression on colleagues at the Music Library and fellow students engaged in music performance, scholarship and beyond. As a way to increase the audience for Music Library social media content, Montoya created reviews and recommendations for digital display in both English and Spanish. As a violin player in the Mariachi Pumas and instructor at the Suzuki Academy of Music, Montoya is an in-demand practitioner-educator.

Eric Larsen is the McGovern Staff Rookie of the Year. Larsen is excellent at assisting music library patrons  with using databases and other library resources, teaching methods of conducting research in a library, and leading library staff to complete special projects. After the pandemic changed the nature of the workplace, Larsen seized the opportunity to pivot by providing a high-level of customer service in a hybrid-flexible environment.

Come by the music library to congratulate Eric & Ricardo on their tremendous accomplishments!

Updated Study Space

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The University of Houston Music Library has a sleek new look.

Research, relax, refine, and recharge at the transformed study space located in the Moores School of Music.

music library furniture

pub chairs

comfy chairs

Emergency Water Closure

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The Music Library space will close today, November 3, at 5:30pm

 

Remote services will continue until 8pm.

 

For immediate assistance, please send a message via Facebook, Microsoft Teams, or by sending a message to musiclib@uh.edu.

 

More updates are forthcoming.

 

Take Good Care.

Water-Related Emergency Music Library Closure – April 15

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The Music Library space will close today, April 15, at 11:00am

 

Remote services will continue until 5pm.

 

For immediate assistance, please send a message via Facebook, Microsoft Teams, or by sending a message to musiclib@uh.edu.

 

We look forward to seeing you back in the library tomorrow, April 16th at 8:00pm!!

 

Take Good Care.

Music Library Space Closed 8:00am-3:00pm Today

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The Music Library space will be closed today,

8:00am-3:00pm.

 

Remote services will continue 8:00am-3:00pm and we will re-open at 3pm.

 

For immediate assistance, please send a message via Facebook, Microsoft Teams, or by sending a message to musiclib@uh.edu.

 

We look forward to seeing you back in the library today at 3:00pm!!

 

Take Good Care.

Change to HathiTrust full text access as of February 12

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Change to HathiTrust full text access as of February 12

 

When UH Libraries closed and we were unable to circulate physical books and other materials due to COVID-19, HathiTrust, in response to the emergency, created an Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS). ETAS made our print titles that are in digital format via HathiTrust available to faculty, staff and students.

 

As we have resumed providing access to the print collection, the conditions for the fair use of digital copies of these materials end and so does our access to this service.  (Titles that have been appearing in HathiTrust as “Temporary Access,” will revert back to having the label “Limited (search only).”)

 

You may continue to access HathiTrust items in the public domain or available through Creative Commons licensing. These titles are marked “Full view” in the online catalog at https://www.hathitrust.org. Because University of Houston Libraries is a HathiTrust member, you may log in to HathiTrust using your institutional login and password and download full PDFs of those items. 

 

Please see UH Library’s COVID-19 updates regarding visiting  us or requesting print materials.  

Should you have any questions, please contact collections@uh.edu.

UH Special Collections Receives ‘Prince of Players’ Gift from Grandfather of American Opera, Carlisle Floyd

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University of Houston Libraries is pleased to announce a gift from opera composer Carlisle Floyd to UH Special Collections.

The former Moores School of Music professor’s gift of the Prince of Players score and accompanying materials coincides with two 2021 Grammy nominations for Best Opera Recording and Best Contemporary Classical Composition. Floyd debuted Prince of Players at Houston Grand Opera in 2016.

Mary Manning, archivist for the Performing and Visual Arts Research Collection, said the materials, including opera piano, vocal, and full scores, original character background, libretto, arias, and programs, will be added to the Carlisle Floyd Manuscript Scores collection donated in 1999. Other scores in the collection include Bilby’s Doll, 1976; Of Mice and Men: An Opera in Three Acts, Libretto and Music, 1968; Wuthering Heights: A Musical Drama in Prologue and Three Acts, 1958; The Martyr, for Chorus, 2 Trumpets, Timpani, and Piano, undated; The Sojourner and Mollie Sinclair, 1963; and Soul of Heaven: Reflections on Music, 1992.

“The Prince of Players archives capture Floyd’s creative process and document the steps involved in making the opera—from early notes recording the birth of the idea to multiple versions of the score (handwritten and printed) to costume sketches and stage designs,” Manning said.

“This generous gift will be invaluable to scholars conducting research on contemporary American Opera and practitioners seeking to hone their craft in opera audio engineering and production,” said Madelyn Shackelford Washington, coordinator of the UH Music Library.

Happy New Year!

Planned Down Time

The Music Library physical space will be closed on Monday, January 4th.

 

Remote services will continue 8:00am-5:00pm

 

For immediate assistance, please send a message via Facebook, Microsoft Teams, or by sending a message to musiclib@uh.edu.

 

We look forward to seeing you back in the library on Tuesday, January 5th.

 

Take Good Care.

Winter Recess

Planned Down Time

The Music Library will be closed

Thursday, December 24 2020 – Monday, January 4, 2021

Access to electronic resources, such as journals and databases, will remain available through the break.

 

We look forward to seeing you back in the library on Tuesday, January 5, 2021

 

Happy Holidays!

Building Closed – December 1, 2020

Planned Down Time

The Music Library will be closed on Tuesday, December 1.

 

Remote services will continue 8:00am-5:00pm

 

For immediate assistance, please send a message via Facebook, Microsoft Teams, or by sending a message to musiclib@uh.edu.

 

We look forward to seeing you back in the library on Wednesday, December 2nd.

 

Take Good Care.

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