August 27th, 2012
Beware the Dark Side! Become a Research Jedi!
August 28, 2012
11am – 1pm, Central Library
Become a Research Jedi! Defeat the Dark Side by gaining knowledge of the Force through the Library’s wide array of resources and services. Young Jedi will learn about Library services like the Digital Media Studio, the Research Desk, Special Collections, the Writing Center, and Geographic Information Systems. The event also highlights the Library’s noteworthy holdings, including electronic resources, and Texas history materials. Jedi Masters of the Library answer students’ questions and demonstrate available services.
Apprentice who successfully collect 5 of 11 tickets will get a FREE lunch and access to the Game Room. The Game Room includes XBOX, Wii, and PS3 gaming provided by the Library. Game room will stay open until 3pm. Have your picture taken in one of several theme based costumes provided by Costumes By Dusty.
For more information or if you need a special accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact Kevin Schuck, Central Library, Information Literacy at 817-272-3313 or email@example.com. You can find the event on facebook.
October 3rd, 2011
Need to know how to use Word to format your thesis or dissertation? Want to figure out how to get those layers and selected windows to do what you want them to do in InDesign? Need to know how to resize images in Photoshop? These and many more programs (as well as introduction to free software, such as Google applications) are offered during the semester.
Visit the TechnoScholar page to find upcoming courses and be sure to sign up early, they fill quickly.
May 2nd, 2011
Second Life Grand Opening and Exhibit
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm (CDT)
Link to teleport to the Alamo at UT Arlington: http://bit.ly/alamoexhibitatuta.
The Grand Opening celebration will include a live vocal performance from 5:00-6:00 pm by Jean Munro http://www.myspace.com/jeanmunrosl
March 3rd, 2011
The repairs have been made and the restrooms are now open for use.
The Library has developed a serious plumbing problem, resulting in several overflows on the ground floor in the Sam’s Click Cafe area. In order to repair this problem, all restrooms will be closed on Friday, March 4, from 7:30am to 8pm. The water will also be turned off during this time.
This could extend to Saturday as Facilities staff dig and replace 80′ of sewer pipes.
Restrooms are available in adjacent buildings – Life Science, Hammond/Trimble Hall, Chemistry. ONLY the library is involved in this closure and repair work.
January 31st, 2011
January 14th, 2011
Photos from the UT Arlington Library events are posted regularly to the Click! pages at the Star-Telegram. They typically appear in the Arlington Star-Telegram in print, but online they are visible to anyone anywhere.
If you wish to download a photo, open the link for the photo(s) you’re interested in, then right click your mouse and “save as” to your prefered file. This will be the full size photo that I sent to the paper and can be used for making a photo print at any camera store, etc.
These photos have been submitted under the Star-Telegram’s guidelines, and are theirs to use. In addition to downloading for free, they offer a way to email the link, and provide the html code for embedding any of these images in your web site. Finally, they offer a service to sell prints of these photos.
Though there is a link to purchase photos (on a yellow button) under each photo, that method doesn’t work. To find photos to purchase, go to the Star-Telegram front page and scroll to the footer where there is a line for Photo Galleries. You’ll see a link for “Photo Store,” and these photos are arranged by the day they ran in the paper (not the date of the event).
The last set of Friends of the Library photos were published in the Arlington paper on January 14, so view the thumbnails to find which photos they offer for sale. Not all of ours from the Click! page are sold, so check both places, and print your own if it isn’t sold by the paper. (The photo above I linked to from the Click! page doesn’t appear to be for sale–possibly because it was cropped to remove a lot of uninteresting wall in the photo. The digital file may be smaller than they can use for all of the sizes they offer).
Finally, if there are any of these photos that you would like a full-size digital copy of, cropped or uncropped, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send it to you electroncially.
May 24th, 2010
The latest Library-News has hit the stands! Included is information about this summer’s construction work in the Central Library third floor and the latest exhibit hosted in Special Collections.
May 13th, 2010
If you are one of the few UTA users of the modem bank that once so ably served much of the campus community, here is a heads-up. This technology is obsolete and is being discontinued as of May 31. Broadband, wireless, and other dialup services (does AOL still offer it?) fullfill the connectivity needs for most users, and usage has shrunk so much that the system is being retired.
May 5th, 2010
After May 1, 2010, Guest Users will be limited to 2 hours per day, with no extensions.
“While we welcome the use of the UT Arlington Library and its collections by people from the communities in our region, our mission is first to serve the students and faculty of the University. A record increase in student enrollment has significantly increased demand for computers in the Library. In order to ensure that access to computers is available to students and faculty, we are forced to make the difficult decision to limit the time community users may spend on the computers. Effective May 1, 2010 guest’s time on the computers will be limited to two (2) hours per day. This time may not be extended. However, you are welcome to return the following day and request another two (2) hour pass. A complete version of this new policy may be found online here.
November 4th, 2009
The University of Texas at Arlington Library is pleased to announce the establishment of the University of Texas at Arlington ResearchCommons, a repository to house electronic versions of important university research, primarily (but not exclusively) in the sciences. This will include papers, books, images, recordings, and other data. This ResearchCommons is easily available to all university users and the public.
A commons is an Old World term referring to a space that is publically owned and available for use by all for the public good. In these days of heightened copyright awareness and expensive access to scholarly publications, it was important to the Library and to other university departments and administrators that the work of our talented faculty and student body be retained locally and available for use by the community as well as the campus.
If you have visited campus to listen to a Focus on Faculty lecture about nano-engineering, astrophysics, pain control research, the mechanics of race car engines, particle colliders, linguistic research, the lives of scientists and mathematicians, the smart hospital on campus, AIDS research, or many other topies, or have met one of dozens of academic authors who are tops in their fields, you may be interested to read about their work as well.
UT Arlington is one of 18 Texas universities that have established stable and secure digital environments in which scholars may deposit their completed work. Early UT Arlington adopters to establish communities in the ResearchCommons include the Department of Linguistics and TESOL (Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages), Psychology, Mathematics, Architecture, and the Library.
Curious to see what’s in there? Visit https://dspace.uta.edu/ and take it for a spin. Kick the tires, open a few doors and take a look around. It’s yours to read and use and enjoy.