Stay connected with Alkek Library through our eNews, including information about services, collections, and events at Alkek and the Round Rock Campus Library. Hope you enjoy the cover picture, a collage of freshmen selfies from Bobcat Preview, created by our new UX Librarian, Tricia Boucher!
We’re excited to present the February issue of Library eNews, featuring services and resources to serve our Texas State community. This issue introduces our new 3D printing service, provides tips on career exploration and honing research skills, showcases our University Archivist and a poem written for Alkek’s “Tell Us Your Story” competition–and much more!
Director’s Message Time to Celebrate! Student Voices Chasing the Dream to Become a Registered Nurse Step Up Your Research New Staffing Models for Research Help Collections Spotlight Then and Now: Collections at Alkek
Digitization Initiatives Growing at the Library Discovering Government Resources From Gov Docs to .Gov: Changes to Gov Info Copyright Corner Video Performance in the Classroom & on TRACS Staff Feature Jerry Weathers, Head Access Services Librarian News from the North Celebrating Years of Library Support At the Wittliff Collections Three New Exhibitions Open Now! Texas State University History Alkek Library Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary
Welcome to the first edition of the University Library’s electronic newsletter for the Texas State University community for the 2015-2016 academic year! We hope that students, faculty, and staff will stay connected with the Library through our eNews features, including information about services, collections, and events at Alkek and the Round Rock Campus Library.
This month’s issue features many articles related to the Alkek Library’s 25th anniversary. We especially encourage you to join in our celebration with a reenactment of the 1990 Book-It Brigade. A “human chain” of students, faculty, staff, and community leaders will pass six books from Old Main (home of the original campus library) to the Alkek Library, linking the past with the present. The first 400 participants will receive free commemorative t-shirts. Refreshments will be provided at Alkek afterwards.
Where: Meet at the scrolling marquee sign in the middle of the Quad – from there, people will form a human chain linking Old Main and the Alkek Library.
When: Wednesday, September 23; human chain begins forming at 9:30 a.m.; book pass will start shortly after 10:00 a.m.
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Director’s Message: We Hear You! Hey Undergrads!: Snagging Your Ideal Study Spot at Alkek Student Voices: Graphic Novels Near You: Let the Story Begin News from the North: Welcome Josh Brynildsen, RRC Librarian Collections Spotlight: Did You Know About Schneider Music Library? What Staff Can Do For You: Jeremy Moore: Digital Media Specialist Copyright Corner: New Copyright Officer Ready for Your Questions Step Up Your Research: Need Help Organizing Your Research? At the Wittliff Collections: Austin Music History in Posters, Photos, and More Texas State University History: Digitizing the Pedagog, Our Student Yearbook
Plus: Alkek therapy dog event hours, finals hours, and our new coffee café!
The University Library has a lot to tell you about this month, including research tips, new technology in the library, and upcoming events. Here are the titles in this month’s issue and a link to the newsletter.
Don’t Let Citations Get Away From You Research Consultations, A Good Strategy Interlibrary Loan for Materials We Don’t Have New Collaboration Zone Offers Group Space Gartner Research Database: Emerging Technology Lisa Ancelet, Head Research, Instruction & Outreach Librarian We’re Here for ALL Texas State Students Student Feature: My True Loves—Music, Audiobooks, Movies Alkek Film Series Screens Two Free Films Graphic Novelist Bak Comes to Texas State African American Playwrights of Texas–Wittliff Event President Evans and the Great Depression