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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...

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...

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...

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...