Library eNews: Read All About It!

The November 2016 edition of the University Library’s eNews provides
research tips and information about collections and events at Alkek Library
and the Round Rock campus library.

Be sure to check out the information about hours during finals and stress-relief
activities, including therapy dogs and coloring pages.

Library eNews
also accessible at

In this edition:

Director’s Message: What’s Next at Alkek? Part 2

Finals Stress Relief! Therapy Dogs, Coloring Pages, and More

Step Up Your Research: Need Research Help? Ask A Librarian!

Meet Our Staff: Hithia Davis, CMES Assistant

Copyright Corner: Take Advantage of the Copyright Permission Service

News From the North: Once Upon a Time, Such as Now

Collections Spotlight: Let Us Help You Find Your Book on the Shelf

Making the Catalog a Better Browsing Tool!

At the Wittliff Collections: Come See ANSEL ADAMS: THIS WEEK ONLY!

Texas State University History: Taylor-Murphy’s Musical Past


Fall Library eNews is Live-Are You on the Cover?

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!

Library eNews (also accessible at


Director’s Message: What’s Next at Alkek

Step Up Your Research: Subject Librarians: Your Key to Successful Research

Meet Our Staff: Tricia Boucher, User Experience Librarian

Copyright Corner: Posting Materials on TRACS and Fair Use

Student Voices: Come for the Stories, Stay for the Studies

News From the North: Resources You Would Expect and More

Collections Spotlight: Shall We Play? Toys at Alkek

Digital Collections: The National Tour of Texas

At the Wittliff Collections: Marc Simmons: Southwestern Treasures

Texas State University History: Campus History from the Student Perspective

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

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.


Dogs, Coffee, and Your Ideal Study Spot: All in Library eNews!

Get all the latest library news in the Spring 2015 Finals edition of eNews!

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!

Boko Says, “March Library eNews!”


March Library eNews

Find these stories and more:

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.

November Library eNews is Out

Finals tips, therapy dogs, faculty research tools, and more–all in the November finals edition of Library eNews. Hot off the press!


Director’s Message
One Day—October 28, 2014

Hey Undergrads!
Reservable Study Rooms and More for Finals
Therapy Dogs to the Rescue: De-Stress at Alkek

Step Up Your Research
Finding Social Sciences Survey Instruments

Faculty Focus
New Tools for Visual Research Collections

Collections Spotlight
Newest Streaming Video Collection: Kanopy

What Staff Can Do For You
Gaye Wood: Specialized Collections Assistant

News from the North
Stressed Out at Semester’s End?

At the Wittliff Collections
Bill Wittliff and the Tale of the Devil’s Backbone

Gov Info Tidbits & Treasures
Atomic Age Told Through Government Resources

Texas State University History
The Great War Remembered

April Library eNews Is Out!

April Library eNews Finals edition is here, hot off the digital press.


Hey Undergrads!
Alkek’s Awesome Student Workers

Step Up Your Research   
Developing Your Researcher Profile

Collections Spotlight  Preview
Library Awards Online Resource Grants

News from the North    
We Are More than Academic: Leisure Reading

Specialized Collections         
Skeleton Limbs—Here, There, & Everywhere

Meet Our Staff   
Johnny Scott: Circulation Assistant

Learning Commons: Special Event    
Relax with Therapy Dogs at the Library

At the Wittliff   
Mary Ellen Mark’s Man and Beast

Texas State University History      
Spring Lake Hall: Standing Strong at 85

Library eNews for March is Out!

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.

March 2014 Library eNews

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

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


 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