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.

 

Award-winning Poet, Author Sherman Alexie To Read At The Wittliff Collections 4/4, @2PM

by Jayme Blaschke

All Sherman Alexie books here.

Award-winning author and poet Sherman Alexie will visit Texas State University for a book reading, question and answer session and signing at the Wittliff Collections (7th floor Alkek) April 4 at 2 p.m. and at the Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center in Kyle at 7:30 p.m.

The events are free and open to the public.

Alexie is the winner of the 2010 PEN/Faulkner Award, the 2007 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, the 2001 PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story and a Special Citation for the 1994 PEN/Hemingway Award for Best First Fiction. His works include the short story and poem collection, War Dances, from Grove Press, and the poetry collection, Face, from Hanging Loose Press. Smoke Signals, a film he wrote and co-produced, won the Audience Award and Filmmakers Trophy at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival. He lives with his family in Seattle.

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

 

 

 

 

Go to the Library, Play SCVNGR, Win Prizes

If you plan to spend long hours at the library this semester, why not get rewarded for it?

From September 10 through October 10, play our Alkek Library challenges on SCVNGR.

SCVNGR is a game that allows you to earn points by participating in activities and checking in at locations all over the country. Earn at least 50 points by completing library-related challenges or checking in on your visits to Alkek during the month-long game for a chance to win a prize!

To participate in the challenge, download the SCVNGR app for iOS or Android and create an account. Open the app when you’re in the library to begin earning points.

If you earn 50 points at Alkek between September 10 and October 10, bring your phone to the Circulation/Reserve desk to claim your prize—an Alkek Library tote bag. Due to limited supplies, only current students, faculty, and staff are eligible to receive a reward.

Look for flyers around campus or ask a librarian for more information about how to participate in the game. Good luck!

River Awareness Day in San Marcos, Saturday, Aug 3, 9am to 10pm

http://www.texaswildricefestival.org/

From the press release:

On behalf of the San Marcos Habitat Conservation Plan and San Marcos River Foundation, You are cordially invited to be a part of the RAD-est free event this river has ever seen!

We encourage the entire community of San Marcos to come learn about, fall in love with, and celebrate our beautiful River. The artesian spring fed water of the San Marcos stays a constant 72 degrees, is home to eight endangered species and, flows crystal clear all year long- allowing us to remain one of the longest continually inhabited places in North America. With a river as uniquely RAD as this, how could we not celebrate?!

This is a festival for the community, by the community. We hope to see everyone, from all demographics come out to share in this event of gratitude and inspiration. River Awareness Day will highlight community vendors, local food, free educational workshops, storytelling, guided nature walks, river inspired arts and crafts, hands on aquatic science experiments, regenerative activities, performances from musicians, poets, a blessing of the San Marcos River, and more! With a festival that all San Martians can participate in, we hope to re-invigorate the love and pride the citizens of this city feel in themselves, their river, and their community.

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Summer I Library Workshops Schedule

We are offering a variety of workshops this summer: Finding images for your research project, graduate student research basics, copyright issues for the graduate student, and setting up RSS feeds among many others!

The first workshop is Finding Images scheduled for 6/6 from 3 to 4:30 PM in Alkek 101. This workshop will show you how to use the library’s databases and books to find high quality images in all different subject areas including art, advertising, journalism, popular culture and more. Presentation tips and tech tools will be also be briefly covered.

Note: the reservation link might not be working but feel free to drop by the session anyway!