New Alkek Library READ poster with graduate Daniela Garcia

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This is our new READ poster image with recent graduate, Daniela Garcia. Look for posters and bookmarks coming soon!

Here is Daniela’s full testimonial about reading and the library:

“Growing up I never truly had immediate access to luxury entertainment thus naturally causing me to shift my attention towards books. My sisters were older than me by a few years so I always found myself connected to characters inside books of many sorts instead. Throughout my public education, I would look forward to the school book raffles sometimes giving me the opportunity to get more than one book! My own personal library has been developing since those times and has even inspired me to write my own stories. Out of this inspiration derived the decision to attempt a degree in English to be able to hone my writing craft. Being surrounded by books to me means surrounded by a myriad number of worlds and characters. Being surrounded by books means surrounded by endless possibilities and opportunities to learn. This is why I love books and why the library is the most magical place for me to be.”

Daniela Garcia
BA in English, Film emphasis
Minor in Anthropology
Sigma Tau Delta International English Honors Society Member

February Library eNews Is Live!

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!

Library eNews (also accessible at https://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/5952)

Inside This Issue:

Director’s Message
My Home Away From Home

Tell Us Your Story Winner
“The Alkek Library,” by Isabel Briana Torres

Student Voices
How Alkek and a Hike Helped Me Find My Way

Step Up Your Research
Using Library Resources to Sharpen Research Skills

Meet Our Staff
Kristine Toma, University Archivist

News from the North
Faculty: Place Reserve Items at the RRC Library

Collections Spotlight
Calling All Art Lovers!

At the Wittliff Collections
Wittliff Exhibit Highlights Classic Texas Films

Texas State University History
Glimpses of University History on Flickr

Copyright Corner
Using Images from the Internet

 

 

September Library eNews: ALKEK@25 Anniversary Issue

Library eNews: September 2015 edition

Here’s a preview of this month’s news:

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.

 

Boko Says, “March Library eNews!”

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March Library eNews

Find these stories and more:

Renovation+Innovation=Inspiration
Library Resources for Every Learning Style
Finding Primary Sources for Your Research
Mobile Possibilities for Research and Teaching
BrowZine Scholarly Journals on Your Device
Liz King: Library Experience Librarian
The RRC Library—It’s Bigger Than You Think!
Books and Artifacts Bring the Southwest Alive
11,000+ Department of Defense Resources
Digitizing the Student Newspaper for Access
Plus “Calling all Faculty”! Try our new reading list builder, a pilot program

Find previous issues of Library eNews in our digital collections and on our website.

Reservable Group Study Rooms Now Available!

Study rooms 512 and 514 (both are located on the 5th floor) can now be reserved in 2 hour blocks during the hours the library is open.

Reserve a group study room here: http://reservation.library.txstate.edu.  Log in with your NetID.

Choose the “Group Study- Level 5” tab to reserve either Room 512 or 514.

Group Study Room Reservation
Important Information:

Room 512 can seat up to 6 people; Room 514 can seat up to 10 people.

Reservations are limited to 1 reservation per day.  Each member of the group can make separate reservations to extend group access to a study room.

If you do not claim your room within 15 minutes of your scheduled reservation time, other groups may use the room.

Report any issues to the Circulation/Reserves desk on the 2nd floor.  You may also call 512.245.3681, or use Ask a Librarian to text or IM if someone is in the room during your reserved time.

New Ask Jessica Video

Jessica McClean, Undergraduate librarian, will be answering your questions and talking about research and library topics of interest in her new short video series “Ask Jessica.”  Jessica talks about the whiteboard in the library and what it is being used for.

If you have a question for Jessica, you can post a question in the comments, or send a question to our tumblr site at alkeklibrary.tumblr.com.

September Library eNews is Out!

What’s the latest at the University Library? Find out in the September Library eNews, hot off the digital press
(also accessible at https://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/4727)

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

 Hey Undergrads!
 
Library Film Series Debuts with Catfish

 Step Up Your Research 
 Keys to Graduate Student Success

 News from the North 
 Handy Equipment Available at RRC

 Copyright Corner 
 Copyright Office Offers Guidance

 Collections Spotlight
 
Helpful & Fun Collections at Alkek

 At The Wittliff
 
Shepard and Álvarez Bravo on Exhibit

 Big News!
 
Reserves Now on Alkek’s 2nd Floor

 Meet Our Staff 
 Tara Spies Smith: Art & Design Librarian

 Special Event at Alkek
 
SCVNGR Challenge, with Prize!

 Texas State University History
 
President Supple’s Vision

 

 

 

 

Welcome and Quick Intro to Using the Library

Welcome back to everyone to Summer 1!

It’s a really fast introduction to using our resources. You just type in your key words, select the kind of resource you want (book, magazine etc) and then you can narrow down using suggested keywords.

Whether you are returning student or a newbie, you may want to watch this tutorial:

Start Your Research

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