February 4th, 2013
October 10th, 2012
The Paper’s Due Drop Inn assistance is available at the Central Library second floor Research Desk. On Monday – Thursday from 4 to 6pm library staff provide one-on-one assistance for help getting started or developing research projects and papers. No reservations required!
Librarians and Writing Center staff provide assistance with:
Selecting/narrowing a topic
Creating research strategies
Identifying appropriate research tools
Accessing materials; Citing sources
Evaluating Information Sources
For more information visit http://www.uta.edu/library/help/pddi.php or contact Gretchen Trkay at email@example.com, Bogi Huddleston at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Mary Jo Lyons at email@example.com.
September 25th, 2012
Mapping Presidential Results in Your Neighborhood
September 25, 3 – 5pm
Central Library, Rm. B20
Use Geographic Information Systems to explore how folks in any neighborhood in Texas voted in previous elections, as well as campaign contributions, Republican/Democrat affiliations, etc. Open to all. No GIS or hydrology experience required. For more information email LIBRARY-GIS@listserv.uta.edu
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 9th, 2011
The Mavs Book Club is a monthly book discussion group open to all Mavericks – staff, faculty, and students. The club, which is sponsored by the UT Arlington Library, meets at 5:30 p.m. the 2nd Thursday of every month in the basement of the Central Library. Arrive at 5pm for the meet and greet. The next meeting is March 10, when we will discuss Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff. In a return to the classical sources, Stacy Schiff separates fact from fiction to rescue the magnetic queen whose death ushered in a new world order.
Mav Book Club selections will be in stock at the UTA Bookstore with a 20% discount available for the bookclub. The books will have a sticker showing the discount. For more information, call Mary Levesque, general book manager, at 817-272-7173.
The current year’s titles are in place, but please provide your ideas for future readings. Send the title, author, description, and reason you are recommending it to Evelyn Barker (email@example.com), Diane Shepelwich (firstname.lastname@example.org) or C.D. Walter (email@example.com).
Learn more about the books at http://blog.uta.edu/bookclub/
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 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.
July 20th, 2010
Though it is infrequent during the summer, the Library-News newsletter comes out several times during the fall and spring semesters, taking the place of the old paper copies of News You Can Use (RIP). That one began in the late 1990s and died an unattractive death around 2005 when we realized that mailroom clerks weren’t putting it in the boxes of our intended audience (faculty and GTAs).
Today I send notices electronically, often through MavWire, and I can’t believe all of the energy I put into distributing several thousand of those news sheets around campus. Now it has more news and images and is delivered to your email with no fuss about finding campus mail labels and manila envelopes. Or a typewriter with a good ribbon. Yup. Even used one of those on some of the mailing labels. Times have changed!
This link will take you to the subscription page for Library-News.
This link will take you to the web version of Library-News.