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Renowned Anthropologist, a UA Alumnus, Leaves Papers to University Libraries, New Endowment Established in His Memory

Henry “Hank” DobynsUniversity Libraries at the University of Arizona (UA) announce a new endowment in honor of renowned anthropologist and alumnus Professor Henry “Hank” Dobyns and to mark the bequest of his research materials to the Libraries’ Special Collections.

The Henry F. Dobyns Applied Anthropology Endowment Fund, created by Rich Stoffle, Professor of applied cultural anthropology at the UA, and Carla Stoffle, Dean of Libraries at the UA, will support the purchase, processing, digitization, and preservation of the Dobyns collection as well as future applied cultural anthropology collections. More...

Finals Study Break

Come take a relaxing, tasty study break hosted by the Library during the weekend before finals. In the Library's main lobby there will be a variety of home-baked and store-bought treats and beverages. More...

Exam Week Hours @ Main Library & Information Commons

Exam Week Hours @ the Main Library & Information Commons, Friday December 11 - Friday December 18: open 24/7 from Friday, December 11th, through Friday, December 18th, closing at 6 pm. More...

GOOD LUCK to students on your finals!

University Libraries wish all students good luck on your finals and final projects! If you need help with research, finding study space or using a computer during this stressful final week of the semester, stop by any Library help desk or contact Ask a Librarian online. We hope your semester has been successful and look forward to helping you in the future! More...

SALE! Express Documents Center

End of the Semester SALE at Express Documents! — 10% off Poster Prints — 25% off Flash Drives, Laminating, Binding — 50% off Scanning, FAXing, Over-the-counter Copies, Over-the-counter Prints The Express Document Center (EDC) offers a wide variety of fee-based printing and copying services in the Library. More...

Tuesday Talks: Your Right to Know

Join us the first Tuesday of every month for Tuesday Talks @ the University Libraries, an exciting lecture series in the Main Library East Lobby that explores the wide ranging research interests at the University of Arizona. In recognition of the upcoming Bill of Rights Day celebrated on Dec. More...

Milton Marathon

The Department of English, in collaboration with Special Collections at the University Libraries, will host the 12th annual Milton Marathon on Friday, Nov. 20 from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. 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. More...

Slime! DNA! Solar Telescopes! Junior Scientists Kids’ Day has it all . . . and more!

A junior scientist examining her slimy creation at JSKD 2008Mark your calendars now to bring your elementary and middle school children to the seventh annual Junior Scientists Kids’ Day 2009 (JSKD) on Saturday, November 7 from 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Science-Engineering Library on the UA Main Campus. JSKD is a hands-on, fun and educational event planned to inspire excitement in children and their families about the importance of science, engineering, and education in general. More...

Inundated with documents? Want to preserve, protect, or save space? Consider digitizing your files!

Look no further than your very own campus library to digitize your files! The University Libraries Express Document Center (EDC), located on the first floor of the Main Library, can digitize many types of materials such as loose paper, bound books, photographs, microfilm and fiche, illustrations, etc. The Express Document Center offers fast turnaround time and a high quality service; EDC is available 7 days a week with extended hours. More...

Tuesday Talks: Ofelia Zepeda Book Reading


Join us the first Tuesday of every month for Tuesday Talks @ the University Libraries, an exciting lecture series that offers the campus community an opportunity to be exposed to research interests across campus. In honor of National American Indian Heritage Month, the featured speaker for November will be Ofelia Zepeda, noted Tohono O'odham poet, MacArthur Fellow and Regents' Professor of Linguistics reading from her latest book Where Clouds are Formed. The talk is free and open to everyone! When: November 3, 2009
Where: Main Library, east lobby
Time: 12:30 p.m. More...

Sky, Star and Sea: Multicultural Perspectives on the Cosmos

The exhibit Sky, Star & Sea: Multicultural Perspectives on the Cosmos views the birth of the universe and life on earth through the lens of children's literature. What unfolds, with color and creativity, are tales from around the globe (including our own traditions in Arizona) which imagine the beginnings of the stars, sun and moon as well as stories of creation and evolution from diverse cultural backgrounds. More...

Want more from your University Libraries? Let us know!

If you use any of the University Libraries we want your opinion. In just a couple of minutes you will inform decisions, improve library services, and make your voice heard. Go ahead, tell us what you think! Act now; this survey is available for only a short time, from October 26 - November 4, 2009. More...

"The Broader Impacts of Openness on Education"

David Wiley will explore "The Broader Impacts of Openness on Education" in RoomA313/314 at the Main Library. Wiley is Associate Professor of Instructional Psychology and Technology at Brigham Young University, Chief Openness Officer of Flat World Knowledge, and Founder of the Open High School of Utah. Wiley’s lecture will be followed by comments from University of Arizona faculty and students:
- Mark Riley, Department Head, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
- Katherine Weingartner, ASUA Senator More...

John Gutmann: The Photographer at Work

Indian High School Band Traveling Through Desert, Arizona, 1937, Photograph by John Gutmann,  ®1998 Arizona Board of Regents, Collection Center for Creative Photography, University of ArizonaJohn Gutmann (1905-1998) captured images of American culture, celebrating signs of a vibrant democracy, however imperfect. German born and trained as an artist and art teacher, he fled the Nazis in 1933 for San Francisco, reinventing himself as a photo-reporter. His outsider status-a Jew in Germany, an immigrant in the United States-informed his focus on multiculturalism. More...

Update on Reductions in Libraries’ Resources

University Libraries’ Spending Reductions for 2009/10 & 2010/11 Why do we need to reduce spending on Library acquisitions?

Despite campus efforts to hold the Libraries’ Information Access Budget harmless, the cost of information resources (books, journals, bibliographic databases, etc.) increases each year, necessitating a reduction in our purchases. More...

"The Research University Imperative to Distribute Scholarly Materials"

University Libraries will be hosting two lectures featuring nationally known scholars during its celebration of Open Access Week. At the first talk, David Shulenburger will give a lecture titled "The Research University Imperative to Distribute Scholarly Materials." Shulenburger is the first Vice President for Academic Affairs at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and his research focuses on the economics of scholarly communications and universities. Shulenburger’s lecture will be followed by comments from University of Arizona faculty:
- James Wyant, Dean, College of Optical Sciences and president-elect of the Optical Society of America
- Joseph Wilder, Director of the Southwest Studies Center and editor of Journal of the Southwest More...

Open Access Week: A Key to Unlocking Scholarship

During Open Access week, Oct. 19 -23, academic institutions around the globe explore Open Access — the ideal of free, full-text, immediate, online access to peer-reviewed scholarship so news, ideas and information can be obtained rapidly and freely by everyone. The Open Access movement seeks to address the untenable situation that scholars, students and society face as the skyrocketing cost of journal subscriptions jeopardizes access to scholarly works. More...

RefWorks Workshop

Do you dread writing your bibliography more than you do writing your paper? Do you have trouble keeping track of your references and sources for your paper? RefWorks can help!

RefWorks is an online bibliographic management tool that allows you to create and store your own database of citations and easily create bibliographies. More...

The History of Red-Brown Journalism and Communications (Tuesday Talks lecture)

Join us the first Tuesday of every month for Tuesday Talks @ the University Libraries, a new lecture series that utilizes library space as a neutral location for discussion, debate, and engagement with literature, current events, and social inquiry. "The History of Red-Brown Journalism and Communications"
Professor Roberto Rodriguez, Mexican American Studies, The University of Arizona In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, "The History of Red-Brown Journalism and Communications" talk will include an examination of codices from the pre-Colombian era to writings from the 19th-20th century, and a discussion of media from the Chicano Movement of the sixties and seventies, with an emphasis on the role women have played in these efforts. When: October 6, 2009
Where: Main Library, east lobby
Time: 12:30 p.m. More...

Artist's Talk: Malerie Marder, Photographer

[detail] Malerie Marder, One, 2006. C-print.Los Angeles-based artist Malerie Marder creates vivid color photographs relating to the time-honored genre of the nude study, made contemporary through a disquieting psychological charge. Educated at Bard College and Yale University, she exhibits internationally. Her photographs are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, and the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia. More...

Read Out!

A viewing of the short documentary film "Writers and Censorship" will begin at 6 p.m., followed by a "Read Out!" where campus and community members are invited to read passages from their favorite challenged materials. A panel discussion about the importance of access to diversity of ideas in a democratic society concludes the program. More...

RefWorks Workshop

Do you dread writing your bibliography more than you do writing your paper? Do you have trouble keeping track of your references and sources for your paper? RefWorks can help!

RefWorks is an online bibliographic management tool that allows you to create and store your own database of citations and easily create bibliographies. More...

Challenged Books Film Fest

This free film festival coordinated by the Progressive Librarians Guild is being held in conjunction with Banned Books Week, an annual event promoted by the American Library Association that celebrates the freedom to read. Anchoring the fest will be Quills, a 2000 feature film starring Geoffrey Rush, Kate Winslet and Joaquin Phoenix, and depicting the battle of wills fought between the Marquis de Sade and the French authorities determined to censor his writings. More...

University Libraries Fee Changes

Billing charges - currently $25 will be changing to $40 -- Lost/Missing book processing - currently $15 changing to $25 -- Pima College student library card - currently $35/tri-semester or $100/yr changing to $50 tri-semester or $150/yr (unless they choose to become a Friend of the Library at the $125 level) -- Business library card - currently $200 for 3 users changing to $500 for 3 users Unaffected will be Pima College faculty library cards which will remain free of charge. More...

Celebrate Banned Books Week!

Celebrate freedom to read at the University Libraries during Banned Books Week, Sep. 26 – Oct. 3, 2009! Observed since 1982, Banned Books Week is an annual event promoted by the American Library Association that serves to celebrate the freedom to read and to remind Americans not to take this precious democratic freedom for granted. During Banned Books Week 2009 the University Libraries and the student-led Progressive Librarians Guild from the School of Information Resources and Library Science are sponsoring a number of events that are free and open to the public. More...

Face to Face: 150 Years of Photographic Portraiture

Face to Face: 150 Years of Photographic Portraiture explores the photographic portrait - the stories portraits can tell, the ways photographers convey the essence of their subjects and the impact of the relationship between photographer and subject. Including nearly 60 portraits from the University Libraries Center for Creative Photography, as well as key loans from a few local collections, the exhibition raises engaging questions: How does a portrait become iconic?More...

Writings Out of Time: The University of Arizona's Cuneiform Collection

Detail of cuneiform tablet. Arizona State Museum. Copyright Jannelle Weakly, 2009.Throughout the fall, Special Collections at the University Libraries will host a new exhibit and lecture series examining the origins of early writing and literacy. Writings Out of Time: The University of Arizona’s Cuneiform Collection, on display from Sept. 14 – Dec. 8, 2009, is an archaeological exhibit showcasing the Arizona State Museum’s extraordinary holdings in Near Eastern antiquities. Curated by Beth Alpert Nakhai, professor of Judaic Studies at the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies, Writings Out of Time will feature some of the world’s earliest writing artifacts. More...

University Libraries: Revised Code of Conduct

Welcome to the University Libraries at The University of Arizona. The Libraries encourage campus and community use of our collections, resources, and services in support of scholarly, research, and creative endeavors. The University Libraries Code of Conduct ensures a safe and secure learning environment for all users. The University Libraries Code of Conduct is published for the benefit of all users of the University Libraries and is applicable to all. More...

Tuesday Talks @ the University Libraries

Join us for Tuesday Talks @ the University Libraries, a new lecture series that utilizes library space as a neutral location for discussion, debate, and engagement with literature, current events, and social inquiry. "White Men Can’t Jump and You Throw Like a Girl! How Stereotype Threat Impacts Performance in Sports"
Professor Jeff Stone, Department of Psychology, The University of Arizona When: September 8, 2009
Where: Main Library, east lobby
Time: 12:30 p.m. More...

Brazilian Art and Culture Exhibit

Make certain to visit the Main Library to view the Brazilian Art and Culture Exhibit. On display through September 25, 2009, the exhibit includes paintings of contemporary Brazilian painters living in Tucson: Haydee Peck and Maria Teresa Kolling. The exhibition also includes artifacts from the Jequitinhonha Valley, a region located in the northwest of the state of Minas Gerais. More...

Arctic Spirit Lecture by Dr. Daniel Albrecht

Karoo Ashevak (1940-1974); Inuit, Taloyoak (Spence Bay), Nunavut; Flying Shaman, ca. 1972; Whale bone, ivory, and stone. Dr. Daniel Albrecht visits the University Libraries to talk about Arctic Spirit: Inuit Art from the Albrecht Collection, a traveling exhibit from the Heard Museum, on display in Special Collections this summer. The exhibit was created from the more than 1,000 items that Dr. Albrecht, a UA alumnus, donated to the Heard from his personal collection of Inuit art. More...

New Website for the University Libraries to be Launched in August

Please visit http://www.library.arizona.edu/redesign/ to view screenshots of our new website! The new design includes lots of exciting new features, such as:

* Streamlined front page focused on resource searching
* Improved site navigation
* Increased prominence of our Ask A Librarian service that immediately connects users to a librarian via online chat, email, phone call or appointment
* Today in the Libraries section that highlights hours, library events, calendar, and news

The Libraries are committed to continually improving your online experience. More...

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This born-digital 316-page book, intended as a resource guide for researchers of the Latino community, provides an annotated bibliography of books and articles from 1990-2008 that focus on Latinos as well as a retrospective essay by the authors which provides context for the project. More...

Robert Mapplethorpe: Portraits (exhibit)

[detail] Robert Mapplethorpe, Isabella Rosellini, 1975. Gelatin silver print. Copyright Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989) became known for his focus on several subjects, from portraits to still lifes, from classical sculptures to contemporary nudes, some of which made him at least temporarily notorious. His most lasting legacy, however, is his portraiture, which reflects and embodies the New York cultural milieu of the late 1970s and the 1980s. More...

Arctic Spirit: Inuit Art from the Albrecht Collection (exhibit)

Special Collections at the University Libraries welcomes Arctic Spirit: Inuit Art from the Albrecht Collection, a traveling exhibit of the Canadian Inuit’s rich artistic history. Chosen from a Heard Museum collection donated by UA alumnus Dr. Daniel Albrecht, the sculptures, textiles and graphics offers a rare opportunity to view Inuit artwork. More...

Finals Study Break, May 10

Come take a relaxing, tasty study break hosted by the Library during the weekend before finals. In the Library's main lobby there will be a variety of home-baked and store-bought treats and beverages. More...

Exam Week Hours @ Main Library & Information Commons

Exam Week Hours @ the Main Library & Information Commons, Friday May 8th - Friday May 15: Open 24/7 from Friday, May 8th, through Friday, May 15, closing at 5 pm. More...

Good Luck to students on your finals!

The University Libraries wish all students good luck on your finals and final projects! If you need help with research, finding study space or using a computer during this stressful final week of the semester, stop by any Library help desk or contact Ask a Librarian online. We hope your semester has been successful and look forward to helping you in the future! More...

2009 Friends of the Library Annual Meeting and Luncheon

The Friends of the University of Arizona Libraries have proudly reached the end of another year supporting the UA Libraries. The Board of Directors will host their Annual Meeting and Luncheon (open to the public) at the historic and charming Arizona Inn. We are excited to announce our keynote speaker, Dr. More...

RefWorks Workshops

Do you dread writing your bibliography more than you do writing your paper? Do you have trouble keeping track of your references and sources for your paper? RefWorks can help! RefWorks is a online bibliographic management tool that allows you to create and store your own database of citations and easily create bibliographies. More...

National Library Week at University of Arizona Libraries

To celebrate National Library Week (April 12-18), the University of Arizona Libraries are highlighting the ways they connect students, faculty and staff to the world through a new international resources web page
http://www.library.arizona.edu/nlw. The page features extensive, far-reaching global resources available through the UA Libraries. Need a copy of Albert Einstein’s dissertation? More...

History of Red/Brown Journalism and Communications Exhibit Opening

The History of Red/Brown Journalism and Communications, will begin April 7 with an unveiling and dedication from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m featuring two Hispanic journalists -- Guadalupe Castillo, who worked at Tucson's Coraje newspaper in the 1960s and veteran El Paso journalist Joe Olvera. More...

Have 10 minutes? Change your University Libraries!

Have 10 minutes? Take a quick survey, enter to win fabulous gift cards, and change your University Libraries! Complete the LibQUAL+ survey at http://survey.libqual.org/index.cfm?ID=151271 to bring about the changes you want to see in the library. LibQUAL+ is a nationally normed online survey that contributes to the assessment of library service quality. More...

Odyssey: The Photographs of Linda Connor

Flag and Chortens, Ladakh, India 1988, Linda Connor.Odyssey explores sacred spaces through the photographer’s pursuit of diverse and compelling subjects around the world. Connor has worked extensively in India, Indonesia, Turkey, Cambodia, Egypt, Tibet, and the American Southwest. She uses a large-format view camera, allowing her to achieve remarkable clarity and rich detail. Toned and fixed with gold chloride, the prints have a warmth, luminosity, and delicacy seldom found in standard photographic printing. More...

Libraries incorporate video testimonies in 17th annual Holocaust Memorial Vigil

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Spring Break Week - Hours

Spring Break Week is March 13th, Friday, through March 22nd, Sunday. Hours differ from regular semester hours at the Main, Science-Engineering and Fine Arts Libraries and Special Collections. Check out the Hours web page for Spring Break hours. More...

The Talkies Come to Town: Vaudeville on Film (special event)

VitaphoneJoin the Friends of The University of Arizona Libraries as they host The Talkies Come to Town: Vaudeville on Film, an evening of Vitaphone Shorts (provided by Warner Bros.) at the Fox Theatre (parking instructions). Admission to the showing is free, but donations are encouraged. A ticketed reception follows the program with wine and hors d’ oeuvres. More...

Fifty Years of Publishing Excellence: The University of Arizona Press, 1959-2009 (exhibit)

A retrospective exhibit, Fifty Years of Publishing Excellence: The University of Arizona Press, 1959-2009, hosted by The University of Arizona Libraries in Special Collections at the Main Library from Feb. 27 to May 29, showcases the books and awards that have contributed the University of Arizona Press’s outstanding international reputation. With nearly 1,000 books in print, the UA Press has many titles to amaze even the casual booklover. More...

Want more from your University Libraries? Let us know!

Want more from your University Libraries? Let us know! If you use any of the University Libraries we want your opinion. In just a couple of minutes you will inform decisions, improve library services, and make your voice heard. Go ahead, tell us what you think! Act now; this survey is available for one week only, from February 23rd – March 1st.
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Electronic Course Reserves Move to D2L

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University Libraries Receive Top Award for University Giving Campaign

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Elimination of Print Reserve Service

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Memoir Workshop

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University Libraries Launch Expanded Worldwide Search Tool

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New Gallery Hours - Center for Creative Photography


Mon.- Fri. 9:00AM to 5:00PM

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