How To Search For Textbooks at Alkek

Find out if Alkek Library has the textbooks you need by following this simple tutorial. Thanks Kay for making this video!

You can find the same tutorial and many others on our YouTube channel.

Textbooks can be awfully expensive, but you may not even need to buy them all. Alkek Library has a good selection of course textbooks available at the Circulation/Reserve Desk on the 2nd floor. You can check most of these out for two hours and use them in the library. That way, you don’t even have to carry them around campus with you! We don’t have every textbook, but we just might have yours.

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.

 

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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.

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