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Come to Finals Survival Week

Let us help you de-stress while you prepare for finals. This year's therapy dogs are provided by Pet Partners and the Humane Society of Southern Arizona Pet VIP program. December 8-15, 6 p.m.-5 a.m.
Main Library Starbucks
FREE drip coffee when you show your CatCard. Provided by the Student Union. Wednesday, December 7, 6-8 p.m.
Finals Survival Week kick-off event
UA Mall
Therapy dogs and winter-themed fun Thursday, December 8, 6-9p.m.
Main Library
Game night (doughnuts, dogs, games, coloring), plus Academic Success tutors from THINK TANK Friday, December 9, 11 a.m. More...

Remembering Pearl Harbor and dedicating the USS Arizona Mall Memorial

December 7, 2016 will mark the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Please join the University of Arizona in a remembrance ceremony on Sunday, December 4. This year's ceremony will feature the dedication of the USS Arizona Mall Memorial in front of the Student Union Memorial Center. This new memorial was designed as a full-scale outline of the famous ship's deck, andhonors those who lost their lives aboard the ship during the attack. The ceremony will feature a flyover by the 47th Fighter Squadron. More...

Call for Friday Tech Talks presenters at iSpace

Every Friday from 12-1pm we gather in the iSpace at the Science-Engineering Library to learn about new tech. Do you have something to share? Friday Tech Talks create an opportunity for faculty and students to come together and discuss their experiences with different technology and digital tools. The focus of the series is to create conversation and communities of practice around different topics, helping us connect across disciplines for mutual support. Past presentations have included things like Augmented Reality, Data Visualization, Mapping, Text Mining and R Programming. If you are available to present one Friday during the spring semester, please let us know! More...

Student Research Symposium explores the Borderlands

Student Research Symposium: Reporting in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands UA students in a Journalism/Latin American Studies coursetaught by Professor Celeste González de Bustamante present the results of their multimedia reporting projects that examine life along the U.S.’s southern and northern borders. They explain how VR (virtual reality) 360° video and the use of drones help tell the stories of the people who live in border regions. Sponsored by the University Libraries Special Collections & Department of Latin American Studies. More...

Around the world with the University Libraries

Go around the world with us during International Education Week. Chart your travels, show your library love and treat yourself to snacks in the Main Library lobby. Did you know? University Libraries has materials in over 50 languages. There are 15 globes and 725 maps for reference at University Libraries. Through Interlibrary Loan, the University Libraries can borrow books from around the world. University Libraries has technology, including Google Cardboard, that you can use to virtually explore the planet. With your NetID you can access library resources online - from Tucson to Timbuktu! About International Education Week (IEW)
International education advances cultural understanding and the protection of cultural heritage while also preparing individuals to work in a global society.Honoring More...

Learn about the "USS Arizona: Memorials and Memories"

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<p>Training Crew at San Diego Naval Training Center Before Being Sent for Duty on the USS Arizona, 85-9-5,1936, USS Arizona Collection, AZ 517, Box 30, Folder 6</p>
</div>"Remembering and Forgetting with Memorials"
Associate Professor Susan Crane, UA Department of History Students and visitors alike are often unaware that there are two highly visible war memorials on the University of Arizona campus, each commemorating aspects of the twentieth century’s largest conflicts. How do memorials participate in both remembering and forgetting major events or historical personages? More...

Come to the Library Cats Tech Breakfast during Homecoming

Check out what's new at the Libraries during Homecoming. We'll be honoring Rhonda McKearney who started our technology lendingprogram ten years ago as an ASUA Senator. You’ll have the opportunity to try out the latest technologies from virtual reality to 3D scanning and printing. A free continental breakfast will be served. More...

Celebrate Open Access Week

The goal of every scholar is to create new knowledge that will positively impact the world. But that impact can be muted if access is constrained or if research results can’t be replicated. On the occasion of International Open Access Week, members of our academic community are providing opportunities to explore these issues. More...

Participate in the Women Techmakers Tucson Hackathon

Google Developer Groups,Code for Tucson, andUniversity Librariesare proud to present the second annualWomen Techmakers Tucson Hackathon.Join us for a weekend of food, fun, learning, and hacking.As the only women-only hackathon in the Southwest, we are are proud to offer a diverse set of workshops and childcare for participants during workshop hours. This free event provides an opportunity for women of all levels of technical expertise to collaboratively develop tech-driven projects over the course of two days.All women are encouraged to attend—no computer programming experience required.Projects are never built by ones and zeros alone — designers, product managers, community organizers, writers, and YOU are very much welcome! More...

Get a backrub from Stressbusters

Take the time to relax by treating yourself to a free backrub. TheUA Stressbustersvolunteers return to the Main Library to help you de-stress. Sponsored byUA Campus Health, the student-led group gives free five-minute backrubs in an effort to reduce anxiety. Learn more about them in this Arizona Daily Wildcatstoryand this Arizona Public Mediavideo. Stressbusters fall visits are scheduled for the following Mondays: October 10, 17, 24, 31 November 7, 14, 21, 28 December 5 All visits will run from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. More...

Enjoy "Una Noche de Corridos"

Special Collections hosts its third annual evening of song, featuring Juan Aguilar and other local musicians performing Mexican corridos in Spanish. Similar to English ballads, corridos tell the story of an event, a person or a place, and often include words of wisdom for those tempted by lust or greed. A brief lecture, titled “An Introduction to the Corrido” will be given by Bob Diaz, Special Collections curator for the performing arts. Thank you to Mexican American Studies for their support of this program. More...

Discover the youth mariachi movement at "Affirmations and Surprises"

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with us by attending the lecture "Affirmations and Surprises: Following the transformational trail of Tucson’s youth mariachi and folklórico dance movement." Local documentary producer, writer and music critic, Daniel Buckley, will share the story of the Tucson youth mariachi movement. He is currently in production on his eighth documentary, The Mariachi Miracle, which traces the impact of youth mariachis and folklórico dance groups on the social economic, educational, political and artistic fabric of Tucson, Arizona. About Daniel Buckley:
Producer/director Daniel Buckley is currently in production on his 8th documentary film, The Mariachi Miracle, which traces the impact of youth mariachis and folklórico dance groups on the social, economic, educational, political and artistic fabric of Tucson.More...

Join the iSpace in the Punkin Chunkin Community Challenge

Join the iSpace learning community in aPunkin ChunkinCommunity Challenge. The iSpaceis entering theTucson Pumpkin Toss(Sunday, October 23, UA Mall).Come learn aboutpunkin chunkersand help us bring homethe grand prize! Tuesday, September 20, 4-6 p.m.
Basics of Pneumatic Punkin Chunkers
Learn about the Punkin Chunkin Community Challenge Seriesand about the basics of pneumatic punkin chunkers and howthey are designed and made.More...

Learn about library resources through Think Tank workshops

We continue our parternship with Think Tank to offer workshops targed to graduate and professional students. Join us in room A112 on the first floor of the Main Library. Workshops are held on the following Tuesdays at 2PM: September 20
"Jump Start Your Library Research:Strategies for Grad Student Success"
withPing Situ October 25
"Manage Your Citations with EndNote"
withMaribeth Slebodnik November 8
"Manage Your Citations with RefWorks"
withJeanne Pfander November 15
"Making Your Data Work For You"
withChris Kollen More...

Visit the "Pictures of Nursing" exhibition

The University of Arizona Health Sciences Library is pleased to present The National Library of Medicine's traveling exhibition, "Pictures of Nursing: The Zwerdling Postcard Collection." This exhibit explores a unique archive of 2,588 postcards and over 100 yearsof images of nurses and the nursing profession from around the world, investigating the hold these images exert on the public imagination—then and now. More...

Learn about "The USS Arizona: A Living Memorial"

Dr. James P. Delgado, an underwater archeologist who participated in the early archaeology dives on USS Arizona and USS Utah in the 1980s, will share his unique perspective as part of programming to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He authored the national landmark study of USS Arizona and USS Utah and is a co-author of Pearl Harbor Recalled and USS Arizona. More...

Experiment with new technology at Friday Tech Talks

Come and discuss experiences from faculty regarding their usage of technology tools at our Friday Tech Talks in the iSpace. The focus of the series is to create conversation and communities of practice around different types of digital scholarship tools. September 9
R-Statistics with Jeff Oliver
Want to use R for statistical analyses, but don't know where to start? More...

Visit the Pima County Public Library Bookmobile

Stop by the Pima County Public Library Bookmobile on the Mall.The Bookmobile has been visiting campus since February 2010, and will continue to visit us on the first Tuesday of select months. The PCPL Bookmobile is a full-service, air-conditioned library in a bus. You can: Apply for a library card Checkout one of more than 6,000 books, magazines, DVDs, and books-on CD Return items checked out from any public library branch Request items from other public library branches for pick-up on the Bookmobile Get on a laptop to search the library catalog or send a quick email This academic year, the Bookmobile will be here on: September 6 October 4 November 1 February 7 March 7 April 4 May 2 More...

Take programming and business workshops with InnovateUA

InnovateUA Workshops occur each Wednesday from 6-7 PM at the iSpace in the Science-Engineering Library.InnovateUA is a student-led innovation and entrepreneurship hub, connecting students to resources and providing opportunities to make their ideas a reality. August 31
Generative Art with the Processing Environment withSteven Eiselen September 7
HTML/CSS and Python Programming Series September 14
Finding Your Target Market with Theresa Fischer October 5
HTML/CSS and Python Programming Series October 19
HTML/CSS and Python Programming Series November 2
HTML/CSS and Python Programming Series November 16
HTML/CSS and Python Programming Series November 30
HTML/CSS and Python Programming Series Look for future workshops on: Starting and managing a small business Business Etiquette for young professionals Talking with your customers and investors Basics of business law for small businesses Google AdWords and Analytics More...

Experience "The Life and Legacy of the USS Arizona"

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<p>USS Arizona at Sea with Unidentified Ships in Background, circa 1927, USS Arizona Collection</p>
</div>The USS Arizona, named in honor of our state’s acceptance into the Union, was a major casualty in the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. This exhibit commemorates the 75th anniversary of that tragic event and honors the 1177 crewmen and officers who gave their lives in the line of duty. More...

Join us for a maker party in the iSpace

Want to play with virtual reality? Explore 3D models? Create e-textiles? Then come to our maker party, and learn about all the technology and workshops that the iSpace offers. More...

Enjoy coffee and treats at the Fine Arts Library

On your frantic first day back at school, take a few minutes to chill out at the Fine Arts Library. Enjoy a complimentary iced coffee and tasty treat, slip on the headphones at a listening station and regain your mo-jo. More...

Apply for a scholarship to attend OpenCon

Are you a graduate student or early career academic professional who’s passionate about widening access to educational and scholarly resources? Keen on being part of a community that’s dedicated to and engaged in Open Access advocacy? ThenOpenCon 2016 (November 12-14, 2016,Washington, DC)is the conference and community for you! The UA Libraries is sponsoring one UA graduate student or early career academic professional to attend. More...

Fall events announced

Looking forward to our upcoming events and exhibits? We have another exciting semester of public programs at Special Collections, Main, Science-Engineering and the Health Sciences Libraries. Download our fall events brochure or pick one up at the Main Library or Special Collections. The complete listing also includes new releases and author events from the University of Arizona Press. You can also subscribe to our monthly newsletter to receive event reminders and to see photos and recordings. More...

University of Arizona and OpenStax promote free textbooks

University of Arizona has announced it is one of 11 schools chosen to participate in a strategic partnership with OpenStax to encourage use of free, peer-reviewed textbooks on campus. An initiative of Rice University, OpenStax offers 19 free college-level textbooks in the areas of math, science, the social sciences, and humanities. University of Arizona was chosen to participate in the strategic partnership program after a rigorous application process that included demonstrating a willingness to drive adoption of open educational resources (OER) on their campuses. More...

Phishing email regarding interlibrary loan

On May 31, 2016, an email pretending to be from University Libraries was sent to campus accounts. The email was about our interlibrary loanservices, but originated in the UK andis a phishing scam that leads to a website in Gabon. Please delete the email if you received it and advise your colleagues and friends to do the same. More...

Check out summer workshops in iSpace

Attend Tuesday summer workshops in iSpace, and join our growing maker community. Each workshop is from 1-2pm, and is followed by an open lab from 2-4pm.iSpace is located in the Science-Engineering Library. RSVP online,and ifyou need to borrow a laptop, let us know. June 7 - Wearables & E-Textiles Fundamentals
Presenter: Maggie Melo Do you have an electronic wearable idea, but unsure how to start? More...

University of Arizona Press picks for your summer reading list

This summer, catch up on these new, must-read titles from our partner, The University of Arizona Press: Poetry of Resistance: Voices for Social Justiceoffers a poetic call for tolerance, reflection, reconciliation, and healing. Bringing together more than eighty writers, the anthology powerfully articulates the need for change and the primacy of basic human rights. More...

Watch a film from one of our databases

Whether you're at home or traveling, you have access to thousands of streaming films. Just login with your NetID to one of these databases when you're off-campus. Kanopy Streaming Video
Kanopy has one of the largest collections of films in the world, which includes award-winning documentaries, training films and theatrical releases. More...

Summer hours begin

During the summer, all locations observe shorter hours. Please note the following changes, effective May 16-August 21: Main Library
Sunday 9:00am - 11:00pm
Monday-Thursday 7:30am - 11:00pm
Friday 7:30am -9:00pm
Saturday 9:00am -9:00pm Science and Engineering
Sunday 9:00am - 11:00pm
Monday-Thursday 7:30am - 11:00pm
Friday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am -6 :00pm Fine Arts
Sunday-Friday 1:00pm -5:00pm Closed
May 14-15
May 30, Memorial Day
July 4, Independence Day View our complete hours. More...

Come to our Finals Survival Week events

Let us help you ace your exams. Take a break from studying at the Libraries for free food, therapy dogs and more! Free Coffee @ the Main Library Starbucks
Show your CatCard, and enjoy a small drip coffee May 5-May 12. Offer valid 6pm-5am. Wednesday, May 4 | 12pm-4pm
Finals Survival Week Kick-Off on the Mall

Visit our table for giveaways and meet the therapy dogs. Thursday, May 5 | 6pm-9pm
Game Night @ Main

Play Xbox and board games with your friends, treat yourself to free snacks and relax with therapy dogs. More...

Learn "How Tucson Mapped the Way to the Moon and Planets"

<p><span class="tx" style="top: 80.6pt; width: 174.5pt; height: 11pt; border-width: 0 149pt 11pt 11pt;">Photo by Melissa L. Sevigny</span></p>Special Collections joins with The University of Arizona Press and the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory in hostingan all-star panel featuring groundbreaking scientists Peter Smith, Ewen Whitaker, and William Hartmann. The panel will be moderated by NPR science and technology reporter Melissa Sevigny, author of Under Desert Skies, with opening remarks from LPL’s Tim Swindle. More...

Early Books Lecture Series: “The Witches in Macbeth” (talk)

Special Collections hosts the Early Books Lecture Series XIII, an annual lecture series where University of Arizona scholars explore the treasure trove of medieval texts held by the University Libraries. In this 13th year of the lecture series, professors will give their audiences new insights into centuries-old historic texts. Professor Tom Willard presents the second lecture in the series on the witches from Macbeth. More...

Early Books Lecture Series: “What did playwrights do when the Shakespearean theaters closed?” (talk)

Special Collections hosts the Early Books Lecture Series XIII, an annual lecture series where University of Arizona scholars explore the treasure trove of medieval texts held by the University Libraries. In this 13th year of the lecture series, professors will give their audiences new insights into centuries-old historic texts. When the Puritans closed all the theaters of England in 1642, the playwrights, actors, costume designers, and other theater professionals were thrown out of work. More...

Early Books Lecture Series: “Albrecht Dürer – The Grand Master of the Sixteenth Century from Nuremberg, Germany” (talk)

Special Collections hosts the Early Books Lecture Series XIII, an annual lecture series where University of Arizona scholars explore the treasure trove of medieval texts held by the University Libraries. In this 13th year of the lecture series, professors will give their audiences new insights into centuries-old historic texts. Professor Albrecht Classen presents the first lecture in the series on Albrecht Dürer. More...

Faculty Senate passes open access policy

The University of Arizona Faculty Senate passed an open access policy calling on UA faculty to deposit their final peer-reviewed manuscript in the UA Campus Repositoryonce it is accepted in a scholarly journal. The UA Campus Repository is a digital collection representing the intellectual output of the UA, including dissertations and yearbooks, and is managed by University Libraries. More...

Attend the lecture "The Power of Talk in a Digital Age"

“Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age”
A generation has grown up feeling that “it would rather text than talk,” along with believing that it is possible to share our attention during almost everything we do. What are the costs of a “flight from conversation” in personal life, among one’s family and friends? More...

Attend Friday Tech Talks in iSpace

Come to Friday Tech Talks at the iSpace.The focus of this new series isto create conversation and communities of practice around different types of digital scholarship tools. Bring your lunch on the following Fridays. No registration necessary. iSpace is located in the Science-Engineering Library on the Main floor. March 25
Data Management Tools,Jodi Reeves Flores
Not sure where that dataset went, or which version of your paper is the most recent? More...

See reporter Kathy Allen interview Lyn Tornabene

The Write Stuff:
Breaking into a Man’s World Arizona Star reporter Kathy Allen will interview Lyn Tornabene, discussing her lengthy and illustrious journalism career. Lyn Tornabene's thirty-seven year career in publishing began when she graduated from Penn State University as an English major and moved to Manhattan. Starting as a file clerk for the new American Library, she rose to the editorial departments of Good Housekeeping, Ladies Home Journal, and Cosmopolitan. More...

Hear about the latest student research at Grad Slam

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<p>&nbsp;</p>The University Libraries are proud to partner with the Graduate College to present Grad Slam, a campus-wide competition for UA graduate students to share their best three-minute talk about student research and discovery. The tournament style competition culminates with a Final round on April 4 where the top three presenters will win a cash prize donated by the UA Office of Research and Discovery, in addition to a People’s Choice Award. The top three finalists and the People’s Choice Award winner will represent the UA at the first statewide presentation competition, the Arizona 3-Minute Grad Slam, cohosted by the University of Arizona, Arizona State University, and Northern Arizona University on April 16, 2016, in Phoenix, Arizona. Preliminary Rounds:
March 21-March 25, 2016, 11am and 1pm
Science and Engineering Library, Room 311 Semi-final Rounds:
March 29 and March 30, 2016, 1pm
Old Main, Silver and Sage Room Final Round followed by reception:
April 4, 2016, 5:30 PM
Stevie Eller Dance Theatre More...

Andrea Mays to speak at University Libraries Annual Luncheon

Join us at the University Libraries Annual Luncheon as author Andrea Mays shares stories of Henry Folger’s passionate pursuit to acquire original printings of Shakespeare’s First Folio. Folger and his wife Emily succeeded in amassing 82 books, more than a third of the copies remaining in the world today. Mays’ book, The Millionaire and the Bard, will be available for purchase and signing at the luncheon. Andrea E. More...

Join the Agriculture & Natural Resources Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Students and researchers of agriculture and natural resources, join the University of Arizona and Cornell University in a live Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon workshop. Do you know of topics needing improvement in Wikipedia? Do you have original research that has been getting press lately? Would you like to enter into the public conversation, and contribute an article that will potentially be seen by thousands? More...

Participate in Art+Feminism's Wikipedia-A-Thon

MOCA Tucson is proud to partner with the University of Arizona Libraries in hosting Art+Feminism's third annual Wikipedia edit-a-thon. Join us in updating and entering entries relating to art and feminism. Art+Feminism is the result of a collaboration between a number of artists, scholars, curators, librarians, and Wikipedians. More...

"The Texts of Hamlet" explores different versions of the play

This panel discussion, "The Texts of Hamlet: The Good, the Bad, and the Folio" will be held in conjunction with Special Collections’ exhibition, "Shakespeare’s Contemporaries and Elizabethan Culture." What is the second half of that famous quote “To be or not to be…”? That would depend on which publication of Hamlet you’re reading. More...

Bike downtown for free movie night

University of Arizona Libraries partners with Pima County Public Library to present an outdoor screening of Herb and Dorothy 50x50 at Bike-In Movie Night. Ride your bike to Jacome Plaza, in front of Joel D. Valdez Main Library. Bring your family, lawn chairs and snacks to this event that takes place during 2nd Saturdays Downtown Tucson Herb and Dorothy 50x50 is the follow-up to Megumi Sasaki’s award-winning documentary Herb & Dorothy (2008). Learn about the legendary art collectors Herb and Dorothy Vogel, who built a world-class art collection on their humble salaries, and would eventually donate a total of 2,500 artworks to museums in all fifty states. More...

Meg Lota Brown discusses "Shakespeare’s Women"

This presentation is the opening event for Special Collections’ exhibition, "Shakespeare’s Contemporaries and Elizabethan Culture." It runs from February 8, 2016 through April 30, 2016. Professor Meg Lota Brown will examine the social and historical contexts of women’s roles in Shakespeare's England and how the playwright both generates and subverts his culture’s assumptions about gender. More...

Do you love your research data?

Do you love your research data? Do you need to love your data more? University of Arizona Libraries will be participating in Love Your Data week, February 8-12, a nationwide event designed to raise awareness about research data management, sharing, and preservation, along with the support and resources available at our university. Love Your Data week will focus on a different topic each day, accompanied by tips and tricks for managing research data, stories, examples and resources. More...

Exhibit explores "Shakespeare’s Contemporaries"

This exhibit is a companion to the installation of First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare at the Arizona State Museum. The exhibit will focus on materials in Special Collections that represent the Bard’s contemporaries (Ben Jonson, Christopher Marlowe, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Lope de Vega). In addition to examining specific plays and other literary works, the exhibit will include historical snapshots--documents that shaped Shakespeare's culture--such as anti-theatrical polemics, scientific discoveries and political activities. More...

Get a free backrub from Stressbusters

We know you’ve a lot going on. Between running to class, studying for exams, researching and writing papers, working and fitting in time for fun things can get stressful!

That’s why we’re bringing the UA Stressbusters team to the Main Library this semester. Sponsored by UA Campus Health, the student-led Stressbusters group gives free 5-minute backrubs to any willing participant in an effort to reduce overall stress and anxiety.More...

Science-Engineering Library will be closed January 22-24

The Science-Engineering Library will be closed January 22-24, 2016 for a special event. Friday, 1/22: Closes early at 5 p.m. Saturday, 1/23: Closed Sunday, 1/24: Opens at 12 p.m.
Request materials online with Express Retrieval.
Main, Fine Arts and Health Sciences Libraries will be open regular hoursduring this time. More...

Kolbe papers debut at Special Collections exhibit

This exhibition celebrates the opening of our James Kolbe Papers, a collection containing the political papers of the Republican Congressman. It documents his 22 year career as a member of the United States House of Representatives in Arizona’s 5th congressional district (1985-2003), which was later renumbered to the 8th District (2003-2007). More...

What's your favorite place to study? (contest)

“I love the double-screen computers, the desk along the windows on the fourth and fifth floor, and room 440 has been an all-time favorite for me.”* We want to know what your favorite place to study is. Maybe it's a room with a large monitor, a table next to a standing whiteboard, or a sunny spot near a window. More...

Free, online course teaches research strategies for graduate students

Do you want to improve your abilities to search, locate, and manage information? How about learning more about the legal and ethical issues of information access and use? Then register for the new D2L course - Graduate Information Research Strategies! (Find it in the Self Registration section, linked in the red bar at the top right of your D2L home page.) This free, online course was designed by University of Arizona librarians, and is open to graduate students and researchers in all departments and disciplines. More...

New library homepage is optimized for all devices

We've launched a new library homepage for the spring 2016 semester. This gets us closer to a mobile-friendly site that will work well on all your devices. None of the functionality of our old homepage has changed. You'll still easily find the library hours and search options for Summon, our catalog, and more. More...