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Thanksgiving Hours

The University Libraries – Main, Science & Engineering, Fine Arts and Special Collections – are closed the following hours for the Thanksgiving Day holiday: Wednesday, November 26: close at 6:00 pm
Thursday, November 27: closed
Friday, November 28: closed Regular hours resume on Saturday, November 29. For more information, please visit More...

17th Annual Milton Marathon

<p><span class="credit-name"><strong>Illustration to Milton's Paradise Lost</strong>, 1808</span>/Detail: "The Temptation and Fall of Eve," William Blake, pen and watercolor on paper</p>The all-day open mic reading of the great epic Paradise Lost, Milton's poem about the creation of the world and the fall of Adam and Eve, begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends when the last line has been read, approximately 8 p.m. Considered one of the greatest poems in the English language, the over 11,000 lines in Paradise Lost have inspired various aspects of modern culture including literature, music, art, film, voice recordings, and even computer games. More...

"The Documented Border: Covering Mexico in Violent Times" (talk)

<p><em>Illustration by Lawrence Gipe</em></p>Join us for the final talk being held in conjunction with “The Documented Border” exhibit and digital archive. “Covering Mexico in Violent Times: A Conversation with Alfredo Corchado and Angela Kocherga” will share first-hand accounts from two distinguished journalists who have covered the U.S.-Mexico border and Mexico for decades. Alfredo Corchado is the Mexico City bureau chief for The Dallas Morning News, and author of the acclaimed, Midnight in Mexico: A Journey into A Country’s Descent into Darkness. Angela Kocherga, who is based in El Paso, Texas, is the border bureau chief for KHOU. More...

Trial Database: GeoScienceWorld eBook Collections

GeoScienceWorld eBook Collections of more than 1,000 unlimited use eBooks covering all areas of earth sciences from leading society publishers. The eBooks are fully integrated with GeoScienceWorld e-journal content and the GeoRef database. Access this trial database through December 14, 2014. More...

"The Documented Border: Historical Perspectives on Central American Immigration" (lecture)

Join us for "Historical Perspectives on Central American Immigration," a special guest lecture with Martha Few, Associate Professor, Department of History, held in conjunction with Special Collections' current exhibition, "The Documented Border." “The Documented Border” exhibit and digital archive shares original border-related research material collected and curated by University of Arizona faculty along the US-Mexico border. More...

Public Library Bookmobile @ UA

Want a copy of the latest best seller? Need to catch up on some leisure reading and DVD viewing? Running short on time and can’t make it to your local public library branch? We’ve got a solution! Visit the Bookmobile to:
-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 FALL 2014 DATES
-September 2
-October 7
-November 4
-December 2 For more information, please visit www.library.pima.gov/using-your-library/bookmobile/ More...

“Weaving Our Histories Together” (lecture)

Join us as Karen Francis-Begay, Assistant Vice President for Tribal Relations, presents a lecture titled “Weaving Our Histories Together.” The talk is being held in conjunction with the current exhibit, “American Indian Students at the UA,” on display until December 19 in the Main Library. Karen Francis-Begay is from the Navajo Nation and has been working at the UA for twenty years and, starting from the young age of 5, has been associated with the University. More...

"Wildcats for Life: 100 Years of Face, Places, Traditions & Trends" (exhibit)

Culled from the stories, events, places and faces in The Desert yearbook, “Wildcats for Life” recreates a century of Wildcat traditions and trends. Explore the history of UA homecomings, athletic events, and graduating classes through the decades. A special multimedia component shares the real stories behind iconic UA lore including the origins of "Bear Down," famous legends like John “Button” Salmon, as well as infamous ones like the story of Louise Marshall. More...

UA Stressbusters @ Main Library

We know you have 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. Three Stressbusters visits are scheduled for the fall semester: Monday, October 27 Monday, November 10 Monday, November 24 All visits will run from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. More...

Open Access Week: Generation Open (lecture)

During Open Access Week, taking place this year from Oct. 20 - 26, academic institutions around the globe explore Open Access (OA) — the ideal of free, immediate, online access to the results of peer-reviewed scholarship, and the right to use and re-use those results as needed. At the University of Arizona, we're celebrating Open Access Week, and its "Generation Open" theme, with two emerging voices in the OA movement as shared in a panel presentation on October 20, from noon – 2 p.m. More...

12th Annual Home Movie Day / Tucson's 3rd Annual (event)

Dust off your old home movie reels and bring them to the University of Arizona on Saturday, October 18 for expert inspection, preservation recommendations and a screening of local home movies. Hosted by Special Collections and the Department of English, Tucson’s celebration of Home Movie Day will be held from 10 a.m. More...

Trial Database: Statista

Statista, an online statistics portal. It provides access to data from market and opinion research institutions, as well as from business organizations and government. Access this trial database through November 10, 2014. More...

100 Years of UA Cooperative Extension (event)

Join us at 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on the front patio of the Science-Engineering Library to celebrate the opening of the exhibit in the Science-Engineering Library on the Centennial of UA Cooperative Extension! Enjoy healthy treats from Cooperative Extension’s Garden Kitchen and Blender Bike, learn about some of the latest gadgets for tracking your physical activity, find out about water quality, Arizona’s rangelands, fantastic 4-H programs and more. More...

"The Documented Border" - Opening Event with Luis Alberto Urrea

Luis Alberto Urrea, Mexican American poet, novelist, essayist and author of the national bestseller and Pulitzer Prize finalist The Devil’s Highway, delivers the keynote talk at the opening event of "The Documented Border" on Wednesday, Oct. 8 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the Integrated Learning Center, Room 120. A book signing and reception in Special Collections follows the talk. “The Documented Border” exhibit and a digital archive shares original research material collected and curated by University of Arizona faculty on the US-Mexico border. More...

“Celebrating 100 Years of University of Arizona Cooperative Extension” (exhibit)

Since 1914, UA Cooperative Extension has touched the lives of Arizonans, bringing practical, science-based solutions from the University of Arizona to bear on the broad scope of Arizona’s agricultural, environmental, health and economic challenges. Through colorful and intriguing publications, photos, video and artifacts, this exhibit in the lobby of the Science-Engineering Library will guide you through the history of Cooperative Extension in Arizona and the many ways it has been improving the lives of individuals, families and communities for the last century. More...

Trial Database: History Vault

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"The Documented Border" (exhibit)

<p><em>Illustration by Lawrence Gipe</em></p>“The Documented Border” exhibit and digital archive shares original border-related research material collected and curated by University of Arizona faculty along the US-Mexico border. This innovative open access archive documents personal stories of journalists who have been silenced and government processes that cannot be videotaped or photographed. Contributing faculty include Celeste González de Bustamante and Jeannine Relly from The Center for Border and Global Journalism and the School of Journalism, Lawrence Gipe from the School of Art, Verónica Reyes-Escudero, borderlands curator from Special Collections, and Erika Castaño, digital archivist with the University Libraries. More...

Trial Database: The Marketing and Management Collection

The Marketing and Management Collection that includes over 800 specially prepared audio-visual lectures, organised into 70 comprehensive series and delivered by principals, managers and advisors from the business world and from leading academics. It makes available a wide range of detailed, practical knowledge on subjects as diverse as Change Management, Strategy as Practice, Organizational Behaviour, Business Ethics, Information Technology, Bargaining and Negotiations, Business Continuity and Risk Management, Data Mining, Branding and Product Specialisation in Hotels, Bayesian Analysis, Sport Marketing, Pharmaceutical Marketing, and Supply Chain Management. Access this trial database through December 31, 2014. More...

Trial Database: Global Commodities

Global Commodities, aresource that brings together manuscript, printed and visual primary source materials for the study of global commodities in world history. The commodities featured in this resource have been transported, exchanged and consumed around the world for hundreds of years. More...

Trial Database: Empire Online

Empire Online, a resource useful for undergraduates, postgraduates, academics and researchers to explore colonial history, politics, culture and society. Material in the collection spans five centuries, charting the story of the rise and fall of empires from the explorations of Columbus, Captain Cook, and others, right through to de-colonisation in the second half of the twentieth century and debates over American Imperialism. There is a good balance between highly indexed manuscript and full text printed material, with a broad range of document types written by women and men from the European and non-European perspective. More...

Mark Your Calendars!

Interested in what's going on at the University Libraries? View our Fall 2014 event brochure (PDF) for a complete list of exhibits and public programs at Special Collections, Main & Science-Engineering libraries and the Arizona Health Sciences Library. Local author events and new publications from the University of Arizona Press are also highlighted. Subscribe to our montly eNewsletter to stay up-to-date on events, exhibits and public programs! More...

Trial Database: Apartheid South Africa, 1948-1966

Apartheid South Africa, 1948-1966, a database that makes available British government files from the Foreign, Colonial, Dominion and Foreign and Commonwealth Offices spanning the period 1948 to 1980. Access this trial database through October 13, 2014. More...

Opening Reception: "American Indian Students at the University of Arizona"

Celebrate the opening of a new exhibit, "American Indian Students at the University of Arizona," with an opening reception and blessing with special guests Carla Stoffle, Senior Associate Dean, SBS & Ofelia Zepeda, Regents’ Professor. Friday, September 12
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Main Library Free and open to the public. More...

UA Students: Win $1,000 in the Willock Library Research Award!

NOTE: The deadline to apply for the Willock Library Research Award has been extended to Friday, October 17! The Katheryne B. Willock Library Research Award recognizes University of Arizona students who have made extensive and innovative use of the UA library information resources and services in support of their coursework. Six awards of $1000 each will be awarded. Who's eligible to apply? UA undergraduate and graduate students who are participating in the GPSC Student Showcase are eligible. The Willock Library Research Awards will be presented at the end of the GPSC Student Showcase held on Nov. More...

“American Indian Students at the University of Arizona” (exhibit)

Exhibit extended to February 19, 2015 For the more than 1,100 American Indian students enrolled at the University of Arizona, the campus is a place where tradition meets new knowledge. This exhibit, presented as a timeline, offers an examination of changing attitudes and representations of American Indian students at the University of Arizona. You’re invited to help us celebrate the opening of this exhibit - Opening reception and blessing
With special guests Carla Stoffle, Senior Associate Dean, SBS & Ofelia Zepeda, Regents’ Professor Friday, September 12
1:30 p.m. More...

You. Here. Boundless Opportunities.

Are you a creative thinker who is interested in reshaping the modern academic library? The University of Arizona is making a significant investment in our libraries with the hiring of eight new professional positions. If you thrive on innovation in a fast-paced environment, this is the place to be. Bring your passion, your expertise and your vision. More...

"The Wilderness Act" - Opening Event

Join us for the opening event of Special Collections newest exhibition, “The Wilderness Act: Arizonans Keeping It Wild for 50 Years,” featuring guest speaker Meg Weesner, retired National Park Service professional and exhibition co-curator. This new exhibit showcases how, 50 years after becoming law, the Wilderness Act continues to benefit the American people by ensuring millions of acres of public land are available for recreation, exploration and inspiration. More...

100 Years of Homecoming!

In celebration of UA Homecoming's 100th anniversary, we're highlighting the traditions, trends, places and faces found in our digitized yearbook collection. Interested in seeing how the UA Mall looked decades ago? Trying to track down a graduation photo from 1984? Or maybe who was part of the University's royal court during Homecoming decades ago? Search our collection of UA Yearbooks featuring yearbooks dating back to 1903! More...

"The Wilderness Act: Arizonans Keeping It Wild for 50 Years" (exhibit)

<p>Cover illustration (detail) from &ldquo;Moulding Public Opinion To Help Save Our Trees&rdquo; by Mabel Louise Mills, 1927, Special Collections</p>A new exhibit at the University of Arizona showcases how, 50 years after becoming law, the Wilderness Act continues to benefit the American people by ensuring millions of acres of public land are available for recreation, exploration and inspiration. “The Wilderness Act: Arizonans Keeping It Wild for 50 Years” is on display from Aug. More...

Trial Database: Factiva.com

Dow Jones's Factiva.com, a premier business and general reference resource with a broad collection of sources that reach across disciplines from business and current events to communications and technology, politics, foreign policy, and more. Factiva.com combines more than 28,000 sources to give users access to premium content from 159 countries in 22 languages. More...

Closed for Independence Day

The University Libraries – Main, Science & Engineering, Fine Arts and Special Collections – are closed on Friday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Regular summer hours resume on Saturday, July 5. For more information, please visit http://www.library.arizona.edu/applications/hours/ More...

The Art and Business of Writing with J.A. Jance (course)

<p>J.A. Jance</p>A two-week intensive course for aspiring writers taught by New York Times bestselling author of the Joanna Brady and J.P. Beaumont series, J.A. Jance. The course will include lecture and discussion, and focus on both the creative and business dimensions of writing. Students must come fully prepared to write and bring their own laptops. More...

Public Library Bookmobile @ UA

Want a copy of the latest best seller? Need to catch up on some leisure reading and DVD viewing? Running short on time and can’t make it to your local public library branch? We’ve got a solution! Visit the Bookmobile to: -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 SPRING 2014 DATES
-February 4
-April 1
-May 6
(Note: In March, visit the Bookmobile at the Tucson Festival of Books, March 15 & 16) Time: 10 a.m. More...

Finals Survival Week: Relax & De-stress @ the Main Library

Free Coffee
Brought to you by the Arizona Student Unions & the University Libraries
From 5/8/14 - 5/11/14 at the Main Library Starbucks only, 6 pm - 5 am, CatCard holders can enjoy a small drip coffee. The Main Library Starbucks will be open 24 hours a day. Game Nights & Therapy Dogs
Xbox and board games available for students to play in groups or solo. More...

Early Books Lecture Series: "20,000 Facts and Fables"

<p>Detail of image from<em> Naturalis Historia of Pliny the Elder</em> / Special Collections</p>20,000 Facts and Fables: Pliny’s Natural History in Early Modern Europe” with Thomas Willard, Associate Professor, UA Department of English With thousands of details from hundreds of sources, the Naturalis Historia of Pliny the Elder was a standard reference work throughout the Middle Ages, lovingly copied wherever Latin was read. More...

"East Meets West: A Look at Chinese Culture and Folk Art" (exhibit)

Curated by the Confucius Institute at the University of Arizona, "East Meets West" explores Chinese culture through traditional and modern expressions including: Chinese Culture Experience Electronic Media Placements Traditional Chinese Intellectual Toys Chinese Calligraphy Traditional Chinese Medicine Traditional Chinese Weapons of the Martial Arts Traditional Chinese Musical Instruments An opening celebration will be held on Saturday, April 26 from 11 - 11:30 a.m. More...

Reduce, Reuse & Refill! at the University Libraries

The University Libraries are going green! Partnering with UA Facilities Management (FM) and ASUA’s Students for Sustainability (SfS), some of the ways the Libraries are working towards environmental sustainability include: Collecting paper, plastic, glass and metal in recycling containers throughout the Libraries Recycling cardboard and packaging, etc. More...

Early Books Lecture Series: Secrets of the Renaissance Garden

<p>Detail of image, leaf i3, from<em> Hypnerotomachia Poliphili</em>, 1499 / Special Collections</p>Secrets of the Renaissance Garden” with Frederick Kiefer, Professor, UA Department of English The renaissance garden works its magic by combining greenery and masonry, statues and fountains. Italian garden designers found new ways to align art and nature, creating places where the civilized and the wild could coexist. More...

Trial Database: SAGE Research Methods Cases

SAGE Research Methods Cases. SAGE Research Methods Cases is a collection of case studies that provide real-life examples of how research is actually conducted to help users grasp methods concepts that can often be theoretical or abstract Includes research using the full range of methods used in the social and behavioral sciences, as well as many commonly used in the STEM disciplines. Users are able to search cases by subject area, academic level, and methods used. More...

Trial Database: History Vault

History Vault. Digitized collections of primary source documents focused on specific topics. This trial includes access to: Immigration: Records of the INS, 1880 - 1930 Women's Rights 1 - Struggle for Women's Rights: Organizational Records, 1880 - 1990 Women's Rights 2 - Women's Studies Manuscript Collections from the Schlesinger Library: Voting Rights, National Politics, and Reproductive Rights Access this trial database through May 3, 2014. More...

Trial Database: Women and Social Movements International, 1840 to Present

Women and Social Movements International, 1840 to Present. This database includes digitized collections of primary materials drawn from more than 300 repositories. Content includes writings of women activists, their personal letters and diaries, and conference proceedings of dozens of women's organizations. More...

"Filming Pulp Poetry: Ray Bradbury and It Came From Outer Space" (lecture)

<p>Detail of cover illustration, <em>S-F Yearbook - A Treasury of Science Fiction</em>, Number 1, 1967</p>In this is the final lecture accompanying the "Mars Madness" exhibition, Bradley Schauer, Assistant Professor, UA School of Theatre, Film and Television, explores "Filming Pulp Poetry: Ray Bradbury and It Came From Outer Space." In 1953 Universal Studios, known for its horror films, released its first science fiction feature of the '50s -- It Came From Outer Space, written by prominent science fiction writer Ray Bradbury.Based More...

UA Campaign Kickoff

Join the University of Arizona and the University Libraries on Friday, April 11 for the public launch of the biggest fundraising campaign in our history. Hear faculty talk about the latest, inspiring ways we are addressing global challenges – right now. Get an insider’s tour of state-of-the-art studios, centuries-old archival collections and pioneering research facilities across campus. More...

Early Books Lecture Series: "Wenzeslas Bible"

<p>Detail of image from <em>Die Wenzelsbibel, v. I: Genesis and Exodus</em>, 1390 / Special Collections</p>Wenzeslas Bible: The Triumph and Glory of Late Medieval Book Production. Art, Religion, and Literature in One Manuscript” with Albrecht Classen, Professor, UA Department of German Studies While the German King Wenceslaus (1361-1419) experienced a very troubled reign (1376-1400), he worked hard throughout his life to gain highest respect as a patron of the arts. More...

Public Library Bookmobile @ UA

Want a copy of the latest best seller? Need to catch up on some leisure reading and DVD viewing? Running short on time and can’t make it to your local public library branch? We’ve got a solution! Visit the Bookmobile to: -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 SPRING 2014 DATES
-February 4
-April 1
-May 6
(Note: In March, visit the Bookmobile at the Tucson Festival of Books, March 15 & 16) Time: 10 a.m. More...

Stressed? Take a Moment and Relax

We know you have 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. Learn more about the program in this AZ Daily Wildcat story or this Arizona Public Media video. Three Stressbusters visits are scheduled for the spring semester: Monday, March 31 Monday, April 14 Monday, April 28 All visits will run from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. More...

Annual Luncheon: Friends of the University Libraries

Join us at the Friends of the University Libraries Annual Luncheon as author Thomas Cobb, whose most recent novel, With Blood in Their Eyes, was published by the UA Press, delivers a keynote lecture titled “History into Fiction, Fiction into History.” Thomas Cobb, acclaimed author of the novel Crazy Heart, brings to us his newest novel, With Blood in Their Eyes, featuring a tale of crime, pursuit, and adventure that is sure to please any reader of western, historical and crime fiction. More...

Spring Break Hours

The University Libraries – Main, Science & Engineering, Fine Arts and Special Collections – have reduced hours for Spring Break: Saturday, March 15 through
Saturday, March 22 Regular hours resume Sunday, March 23. For detailed information, please visitwww.library.arizona.edu/applications/hours More...

Women Writing Mystery Lecture Series: A Conversation with Jacqueline Winspear, Interviewed by Jennifer Lee Carrell

Special Collections holds its fourth annual Women Writing Mystery Lecture Series program at the 2014 Tucson Festival of Books featuring Jacqueline Winspear, author of the award-winning ‘Maisie Dobbs’ series of books which explore the aftermath of World War I. This exciting lecture program, held each year at the Tucson Festival of Books, highlights the Women Mystery Writers Collection housed in Special Collections. More...

Meet the Martians with Writer Gloria McMillan

Join us during the Tucson Festival of Books as Gloria McMillan, local educator, author and guest curator of Special Collections current exhibition “Mars Madness,” signs copies of her edited work Orbiting Ray Bradbury’s Mars: Biographical, Anthropological, Literary, Scientific and Other Perspectives.
The event will also feature a performance art component where guests are encouraged to meet and interact with visiting Martians. Curious to know more? More...

Winners of the Library Video Contest

Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 Library Video Contest! 1st Place: Daniel Greenwald forUniversity of Arizona Library 2nd Place: Tyler Besh forUse Your Library 3rd Place: Veronica Estrada forThe University of Arizona Libraries More...

Early Books Lecture Series XI: Talks ponder art, renaissance gardens and natural history in University Libraries’ medieval texts

<p>Detail of image from <em>Die Wenzelsbibel, v. I: Genesis and Exodus</em>, 1390 / Special Collections</p>Special Collections hosts the Early Books Lecture Series XI, an annual lecture series where University of Arizona scholars explore the treasure trove of medieval texts held by the University Libraries. In this 11th year of the lecture series, professors of German Studies and English will give their audiences new insights into centuries-old historic texts. The evening lectures will be held on three Tuesdays in April. More...

Vote Now for the Winners of the Library Video Contest!

Thanks to everyone who submitted a video in the library video contest! All UA students are eligible to vote for their favorite video, which will determine the winner. Vote now. Voting closes March 10. Winners will be announced March 11. Candidates to win the 2014 video contest are (listed in alphabetical order): Tyler Besh for More...

"Memories & Reflections with Senator Dennis DeConcini" (event)

<p><strong><span class="credit-name">September 10, 1984</span></strong>/Special Collections</p>Senator DeConcini shares his memories and reflections for the opening of “Presidential Letters: A Selection from the Dennis DeConcini Papers,” a special exhibit on display through May 2, 2014. In celebration of Presidents Day, this special exhibit highlights a small selection of presidential letters signed to Senator DeConcini regarding bills passed along with the pen used to sign the bill. More...

Trial Database: 20th Century Newspapers

20th Century Newspapers, a fully digitized database of major regional newspapers from 1923 forward. Included in 20th Century Newspapers are: The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana 1923-1988) The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio 1923-1991) The Oregonian (Portland, Oregon 1923-1987) Press-Register (Mobile, Alabama 1970-1992) The Seattle Times (Seattle, Washington 1923-1984) Trenton Evening Times (Trenton, New Jersey 1923-1993) The Springfield Republican (Springfield, Massachusetts 1923-1946) and The Springfield Union (Springfield, Massachusetts 1947-1987) The Dallas Morning News (Dallas, Texas 1923-1984) The Augusta Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia 1923-1993) Access this trial database through March 20, 2014. More...

Try the library’s new search tool: Summon

The UA Libraries are introducing a better way to search. Summon is a new tool that gives you credible, relevant results and quick access to items from the library’s vast collections. From a single search box on the library’s homepage, Summon enables you to search the library catalog, databases, unique digital collections, open access materials, and so much more. More...

"Mapas que no lo son/Imaginary Cartographies: The Collages of Emilio Gil" (exhibit)

<p>Emilio Gil, Collages</p>Emilio Gil, Artistic Director of Tau Diseño - one Spain’s most distinguished andpioneering graphic design firms - presents the American exhibition of his collection of collages, “Mapas que no lo son/Imaginary Cartographies: The Collages of Emilio Gil.” A collection of 51 original works first exhibited in the Quintanar Palace Cultural Center in Segovia Spain in May 2013, “Mapas” challenges the relationships between art and design in a way that fuses the disciplines and opens up a new direction for Gil. More...

Opening Reception: "An Introduction to Emilio Gil and his Work"

<p>Emilio Gil, Collages</p>Emilio Gil, Artistic Director of Tau Diseño - one Spain’s most distinguished andpioneering graphic design firms - will be on campus on Feb. 24 & 25, 2014 to present the American exhibition of his collection of collages, “Mapas que no lo son/Imaginary Cartographies: The Collages of Emilio Gil.” A collection of 51 original works first exhibited in the Quintanar Palace Cultural Center in Segovia Spain in May 2013, “Mapas” challenges the relationships between art and design in a way that fuses the disciplines and opens up a new direction for Gil. More...

Trial Database: London Low Life

London Low Life, a full-text searchable resource, containing colour digital images of rare books, ephemera, maps and other materials relating to 18th, 19th and early 20th century London. London Low Life is designed for both teaching and study, from undergraduate to research students and beyond. In addition to the digital documents, London Low Life contains a wealth of secondary resources, including a chronology, interactive maps, essays, online galleries and links to other useful websites. Access this database trial through March 21, 2014. More...

Trial Database: EVGeoCloud Landscan, Core Logic Parcel Sample, PlanetDEM Sample

EVGeoCloud Landscan, Core Logic Parcel Sample, PlanetDEM Sample. This trial includes three datasets -- LandScan 2012, Core Logic Parcel sample data, and PlanetDEM sample data. All are available through the EVGeoCloud interface. Some functionality is not available in the trial such as the ability to download data. LandScan 2012, produced by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, is a global population database that shows geographical distribution of population at one-kilometer resolution over an average 24 hour period. Core Logic Parcel Sample includes sample data of a couple of blocks in Phoenix. PlanetDEM Sample includes sample data in the Cape Town region, South Africa. Access this trial database through May 15, 2014. More...

"Presidential Letters: A Selection from the Dennis DeConcini Papers" (exhibit)

Part of the Congressional Archives, the Dennis DeConcini Papers total more than 600 boxes of correspondence, legislative committee files, voting records, photographs, audiovisual materials and objects. The collection is a permanent record of Senator DeConcini’s career in public service beginning with his election as Pima County Attorney through his three terms as a United States Senator from 1977-1995. During his eighteen-year term, Senator DeConcini chaired the Subcommittees on Treasury, Postal Service, and General Government, and served on the Subcommittees on Defense, Energy and Water Development, and Foreign Operations. In celebration of Presidents Day, this special exhibit highlights a small selection of presidential letters signed to Senator DeConcini regarding bills passed along with the pen used to sign the bill. More...

Trial Database: Keesing's World News Archive

Keesing's World News Archive, a monthly digest of articles compiled by Keesing’s editorial staff that summarize world events from news reports from around the world with coverage from 1931-present. Keesing's is the standard for thorough, objective coverage of significant events for every country as well as major international organizations. More...

Faculty Workshop: Using the Library Tools Tab in D2L

Time: 11 am - 12 Noon
Location: ILC ELEC (electronic classroom in the info commons), 112A Register here: http://oia.arizona.edu/content/workshops-and-seminars#Library

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Public Library Bookmobile @ UA

Want a copy of the latest best seller? Need to catch up on some leisure reading and DVD viewing? Running short on time and can’t make it to your local public library branch? We’ve got a solution! Visit the Bookmobile to: -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 SPRING 2014 DATES
-February 4
-April 1
-May 6
(Note: In March, visit the Bookmobile at the Tucson Festival of Books, March 15 & 16) Time: 10 a.m. More...

Interested in a free lunch & a better library website?

We’re looking for your candid and honest feedback about the library website – Is it just so-so? Do you use it? Can it work better for you? Sign up for a focus group, share your thoughts, and enjoy a free lunch! Faculty
Tuesday, February 11
Noon – 1 p.m.More...

Mars Madness: Sci-Fi Exhibit in Special Collections

<p>Detail of cover illustration by Freas and van Dongen, <em>Astounding Science Fiction</em>, December 1954</p>A new exhibit, “Mars Madness: Sci-Fi, Popular Culture and Ray Bradbury’s Literary Journey to Outer Space” opens on Jan. 21 in Special Collections at the University of Arizona.

The exhibit, which is on display through Aug. 1, features a variety of material associated with Ray Bradbury, the famous science fiction author of The Martian Chronicles and the novel Fahrenheit 451. Culled from Special Collections’ literary archives, items on display include original works written by Bradbury, works of others who influenced him, pulp sci-fi magazines, photos of Mars, and movie memorabilia. More...

"Mars Madness" Opening Reception & Talk

<p>Detail of cover illustration, <em>Los Cuentos Fantasticos</em>, Num. 35, V. III, December 1951</p>Special Collections newest exhibit, “Mars Madness: Sci-Fi, Popular Culture and Ray Bradbury’s Literary Journey to Outer Space,” opens with a talk by Wolf Forrest, local sci-fi aficionado and contributor to Orbiting Ray Bradbury’s Mars. The talk, "Pulp Fiction: Ray Bradbury's Early Forays into Mass Market Media," will be held Tuesday, January 21from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. More...

3 Tips to Start the Semester Strong

1 - Use your library! We’re open basically 24 hours a day – come in to study, check out a laptop or to get research help from friendly library staff. See our hours. 2 - Get tech help. Need to setup email, WiFi or having basic tech problems? More...