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"The Jazz Loft Project: Photographs and Tapes of W. Eugene Smith, 1957-1965" (exhibit)

The Jazz Loft Project is an exhibition of photographs and audio recordings of an extraordinary chapter in American jazz history and the climate in which it occurred. The Jazz Loft Project exhibition, with more than 200 vintage black and white prints and several hours of rarely heard audio recordings will be presented at the Center for Creative Photography beginning Friday, December 14, 2012, and running through Sunday, March 10, 2013. For more information, please visit http://www.creativephotography.org




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Finals Study Break: 12/9 @ 7pm

Come take a relaxing, tasty study break hosted by the University of Arizona Libraries during the weekend before finals! Enjoy a variety of home-baked goodies, store-bought treats and beverages.Therapy dogs from Therapy Animals of Southern Arizonawill also be on hand to help students de-stress. Location: Main Library, 2nd floor lobby




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LIBR696a: Online Library Research Course for Graduate Students & Researchers

Grad students! Want to ramp up your info research skills? Do you want to improve your abilities to search, locate and manage information and learn more about the legal and ethical issues of information access and use? Register now for the online library research course, LIBR 696a: Information Research Strategies for Graduate Students and Researchers! LIBR 696a is a 10-week one credit online course offered Spring semester 2013 from January 20 - April 7. 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 public library 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 2012 DATES
-September 4
-October 2
-December 4

Time: 10:00 a.m. More...

LIBR197R: Online Research Lab for Undergraduates

Are you an undergraduate student? Want to learn how to conduct better research? If so, register now for LIBR 197R, the Online Research Lab. LIBR 197R is a 10-week, one-credit course offered completely online and designed specifically for undergraduate students. LIBR 197R will help you: -Develop an effective and well thought-out research strategy

-Access and select an appropriate Library resource for an information need

-Effectively use different information sources including library catalogs and databases

-Evaluate an information source critically

-Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose

-Use an information source in a manner that does not violate ethical standards To enroll in LIBR 197R go to "Library Studies" in theUA schedule of classes. More...

Trial Database: Maisaku (Mainichi Newspaper)

Maisaku (Mainichi Newspaper, Japan). A full text database of Mainichi newspapers from 1872 to present, it includes historical data from public opinion polls conducted by the newspaper.

Access Maisaku here through December 20, 2012.

NOTE: Access to trial databases is only available on campus. More...

Kathryn Conrad Appointed Director of University of Arizona Press

<p style="padding-left: 30px;"><em>Kathryn Conrad</em></p>Kathryn Conrad has been appointed the director of the University of Arizona (UA) Press, announced Carla Stoffle, Dean of University Libraries. Conrad, formerly interim director of the UA Press, began as director at the beginning of November.

“Kathryn brings extensive scholarly publishing experience, an in-depth knowledge of UA’s unique areas of scholarly excellence, and an understanding of the synergistic opportunities that academic libraries and scholarly presses share,” says Stoffle.More...

15th Annual Milton Marathon

The Department of English, in collaboration with Special Collections at the University Libraries, will host the 15th annual Milton Marathon on Friday, Nov. 16 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...

Photo Friday @ CCP

Photo Friday offers an exclusive themed selection from the Center’s renowned collection of photographs—unframed for close inspection in the second floor viewing room—every month. Death…whether encountered suddenly or after long anticipation, all humanity interprets and responds to the inevitable in very diverse ways. In honor of our local Día de los Muertos, this Photo Friday theme, and the images featured, capture the shock of sudden departures, the grieving of those left behind, the celebration of passage and the memorializing of those gone. More...

Special Collections Acquires Senator Jon Kyl's Congressional Papers

<p>United States Senator Jon Kyl</p>Special Collections at the University of Arizona announces the acquisition of the congressional papers of Jon Kyl, U.S. Senator for Arizona.

Senator Kyl is serving his third and final term in the U.S. Senate after previously serving for eight years in the U.S. House of Representatives. He was elected unanimously by his colleagues in 2008 to serve as Republican Whip, the second-highest position in Senate Republican leadership.More...

Scholarly Publishing Conversations: What Happens After You Boycott Elsevier? (lecture)

During Open Access Week, taking place this year from Oct. 22 – 28, 2012, academic institutions around the globe explore the ideal of free, full‐text, immediate, online access to peer‐reviewed scholarship so new ideas and information can be obtained rapidly and freely by everyone.

The University Libraries will host two campus programs during Open Access Week with the goal of raising awareness at The University of Arizona about the challenges, opportunities, and scholarly and academic resources available through Open Access initiatives. More...

Trial Database: LGBT Studies in Video

LGBT Studies in Video. This is a streaming video collection from Alexander Street Press. It includes award-winning documentaries, interviews, archival footage, and select feature films exploring LGBT history, gay culture and sub-cultures, civil rights, marriage equality, LGBT families, AIDS, transgender issues, and other topics. More...

The Open Data Revolution: Challenges and Innovations (lecture)

During Open Access Week, taking place this year from Oct. 22 – 28, 2012, academic institutions around the globe explore the ideal of free, full‐text, immediate, online access to peer‐reviewed scholarship so new ideas and information can be obtained rapidly and freely by everyone.

The University Libraries will host two campus programs during Open Access Week with the goal of raising awareness at The University of Arizona about the challenges, opportunities, and scholarly and academic resources available through Open Access initiatives. More...

Home Movie Day - Tucson Debut

Join the University of Arizona Special Collections and the UA Department of English to mark the Tucson debut of Home Movie Day on Saturday, October 20 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Special Collections, 1510 E. University Blvd.

The Tucson community is invited to submit original home movies in 8mm, Super 8mm and 16mm for inspection and consideration for screening (depending on condition) on Home Movie Day to a community audience. More...

“AZ 100: A Community Discussion” (talk & book sale)

Reading Arizona Lecture Series Closes with a Community Discussion on the “Arizona 100” Book List

Community discussion and conversation is encouraged at the closing lecture of the Reading Arizona Lecture Series accompanying “Arizona 100: Essential Books for the Centennial,” the current exhibition on display at UA Special Collections.

“Arizona 100: A Community Discussion” will be held Thursday, Oct. More...

Lydia Otero Discusses Urban Renewal In Tucson (presentation & book-signing)

UA Downtown Open House Featuring Lydia Otero
44 N. Stone Ave. (Corner of Stone Ave. & Pennington St.)
Saturday, October 13 | 6:00 – 9:00 pm Join the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (CALA), the UA Institute of the Environment, College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, the University Libraries, and the UA BookStores for a special monthly event coinciding with Tucson’s 2nd Saturdays downtown. More...

Want more from your University Libraries? Tell us what you think!

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! The survey will be available for only a short time, from October 15 - 21. Survey:http://bit.ly/ua-library-survey
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Trial Database: Yomiuri Shinbun, Japanese newspaper

Yomiuri Shinbun, one of the leading newspapers in Japan. It includes newspaper articles from 1874 to present. Access Yomiuri Shinbun through November 10, 2012.

NOTE: Access to trial databases is only available on campus. More...

Trial Database: National ParcelMap Data Portal

National ParcelMap Data Portal. This database is a compilation of individual countywide digital parcel map files in shapefile format (used in GIS software such as ArcGIS). Each parcel boundary file is joined to the specific tax roll record for that parcel. More...

Misunderstood Titles: "Savage Anxieties: The Invention of Western Civilization" (lecture & book signing)

Celebrate Banned Books Week by participating in a number of free events exploring censorship issues in Tucson. All are invited to view the exhibition, attend the lectures, and join the discussion on challenging censorship and celebrating our freedom to read. On Thursday, Oct. 4 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the UA Main Library, room a313, Robert A. More...

“Misunderstood Titles: A Panel Discussion about Censorship in the Old Pueblo” (lecture)

Celebrate Banned Books Week by participating in a number of free events exploring censorship issues in Tucson. All are invited to view the exhibition, attend the lectures, and join the discussion on challenging censorship and celebrating our freedom to read. In “Misunderstood Titles: A Panel Discussion about Censorship in the Old Pueblo,” four local educators and scholars will lead a discussion about the implications of censorship. 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 public library 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 2012 DATES
-September 4
-October 2
-December 4

Time: 10:00 a.m. More...

Trial Database: Gale Directory Library

Gale Directory Library which provides online, searchable access to directories, including:

Encyclopedia of Associations: National Organizations of the U.S.
Encyclopedia of Associations: International Associations
Encyclopedia of Associations: Regional, State and Local Organizations
Publishers Directory
Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media
Directories in Print
Gale Directory of Databases
Directory of Special Libraries and Information Centers
Research Centers Directory
Government Research Directory
International Research Centers Directory
Encyclopedia of American Religions
Encyclopedia of Governmental Advisory Organizations

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“Misunderstood Titles: Stories about Censorship in the Old Pueblo” (exhibit)

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of your freedom to read at the University Libraries during Banned Books Week, Sep. 30 – Oct. 6, 2012! 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.More...

Keep Calm and Study On

Keep Calm and Study On New for Fall at your University Libraries Reserve a Study Room – More Rooms. More Locations. Use your smart phone to reserve a group study room at the Main or Science-Engineering Libraries. Groups of 3-8 or 9-12 UA students can reserve one of 32 rooms at the Main Library or one of 12 rooms at the Science-Engineering Library. Reservation is easy:
Simply go to rooms.library.arizona. More...

"In Search of First Contact: Pursuing the Vikings of Vinland from the Sagas to the Kensington Stone" (lecture)

On Wednesday, Sept. 12 from 7 - 8:30 p.m., Annette Kolodny, Professor Emerita of American Literature and Culture and former Dean of the UA College of Humanities, will share the compelling results of twelve years of research about the medieval Vikings in North America. Her latest book, In Search of First Contact: The Vikings of Vinland, the Peoples of the Dawnland, and the Anglo-American Anxiety of Discovery, offers a radically new interpretation of two medieval Icelandic tales, known as the Vinland sagas, and their impact on U.S. More...

Katheryne B. Willock Library Research Award

The Katheryne B. Willock Library Research Award recognizes University of Arizona students who have made extensive and innovative use of the UA Libraries’ 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 2012 GPSC Student Showcase. Application details available More...

"Tucson's Architectural Heritage: Past, Present, and Future" (lecture)

R. Brooks Jeffery, UA architectural scholar and director of the Drachman Institute, delivers a lecture focused on Tucson’s architectural history on Sept. 6 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Special Collections reading room. In celebration of Arizona's Centennial, this illustrated lecture will present a history of Tucson's architecture and its role in shaping our current identity as a city. 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 public library 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 2012 DATES
-September 4
-October 2
-December 4 Time: 10:00 a.m. More...

Got phone? Get texts.

Receive text alerts on your phone when you have books ready to pick up, overdue books or computers, and books that are nearly due. More...

“AZ 100: Reflections on Essential Books of the Grand Canyon State” (lecture)

On Thursday, Aug. 23 from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Bruce Dinges, director of publications at the Arizona Historical Society and editor-in-chief of The Journal of Arizona History, delivers the opening talk in the Reading Arizona Lecture Series being held in conjunction with Special Collections’ current exhibition “Arizona 100: Essential Books for the Centennial.” Dinges’ talk, “Arizona 100: Reflections on Essential Books of the Grand Canyon State,” will be held in Special Collections, 1510 E. More...

Library Computer Use: NetID Required Beginning 7/16/12

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If you already have a qualifying library card, you’ll need to create your PIN. You can do this by logging into your library account and following the prompts. More...

“A Look at Medicine and Medical Facilities in Early Tucson” (exhibit)

A new exhibit reviews 100 years of health care history in Tucson. “A Look at Medicine and Medical Facilities in Early Tucson” showcases Tucson’s system, and business, of health care from the mid-19th to the mid-20th century. The exhibit is on display from June 19 – Dec. 31, 2012 at the UA Science-Engineering Library, 744 N Highland Ave. More...

“A Look at Tucson’s Cultural and Architectural Treasures” (exhibit)

Tucson Cultural and Architectural History Showcased in New Exhibit A new exhibition celebrates the architectural and cultural heritage of the Old Pueblo. “A Look at Tucson’s Cultural and Architectural Treasures” is on display at the UA Main Library from June 19 – Sept. 13, 2012.

R. Brooks Jeffery, UA architectural scholar and director of the Drachman Institute, will deliver a lecture focused on Tucson’s architectural history on Sept. More...

“Arizona 100: Essential Books for the Centennial” (exhibit)

A new exhibition at Special Collections showcases 100 essential books that define the cultural, historical, environmental, and political landscape of the Grand Canyon State. “Arizona 100: Essential Books for the Centennial” is a diverse bibliography of must-reads that, according to the selection committee, when reviewed collectively, shout “This is Arizona.” “Arizona 100” is on display from June 18 – Dec. More...

New Resource: Ethnographic Video Online

<p>Photograph source: National Geographic Society 2001, &ldquo;Yanomami girl 516482 lw&rdquo;</p>Ethnographic Video Online was purchased with support from the Friends of the University Libraries. Ethnographic Video Online includes more than 800 classic and contemporary documentaries produced by leading video producers in the discipline, previously unpublished footage from working anthropologists and ethnographers in the field, and select feature films.

The collection covers every region of the world and a wide range of themes, including: language and culture, body language, food and foraging, economic systems, social stratification and status, political organizations, religion and magic, music and the arts, culture and personality, and sex, gender, and family roles.More...

Book Sale: Friends of the University Libraries

The Friends of the University Libraries are holding a book sale at the Friends Book House, 1535 E. 8th Street, on June 16, 2012, from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

A large number of books will be available - with particular emphasis in Soviet collections, Chicano studies, Science and many other categories.More...

Trial Database: Benezit Dictionary of Artists

The University Libraries are pleased to offer trial access to the Benezit Dictionary of Artists, now available online for the first time via Oxford Art Online.

With nearly 170,000 entries on artists from antiquity to the present day, the Benezit is one of the most comprehensive and definitive resources on artists in the English language. More...

Finals Study Break!

Come take a relaxing, tasty study break hosted by the University Libraries during the weekend before finals!

Enjoy a variety of home-baked goodies, store-bought treats and beverages in the Main Library lobby. More...

Symposium to Highlight Study of Unique Films Preserved at University of Arizona Special Collections

As a major visual and narrative art form of the 20th century, cinema can offer insight into little known, or perhaps little understood, peoples, traditions, and cultures. This spring, two film collections – the recently acquired Ken Wolfgang Archival Film Collection in Special Collections and the online American Indian Film Gallery – provided a unique cultural and archival research opportunity for graduate students in the English department. Under the direction of Jennifer Jenkins, associate professor of English, the 14 students enrolled in “History and Theory of Film” were the first to be allowed scholarly access to the Wolfgang collection. 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 2012 DATES
-February 7
-April 3
-May 1
(Note: In March, visit the Bookmobile at the Tucson Festival of Books, March 10 & 11) Time: 10:00 a.m. More...

Community Talk - “Mapping Arizona: From Mexican Territory to U.S. State”

Join Friends of the University Libraries for a program celebrating our state centennial. “Mapping Arizona: From Mexican Territory to U.S. State,” a presentation by librarian Chris Kollen, is slated for Tuesday, May 1, 4:30 to 6:00 P.M. in the Murphey Gallery at St. Philip’s In The Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. More...

University Libraries Release New Student-Led Journal

The University Libraries are pleased to announce the release of a new student-led open access scholarly journal, the Arizona Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies. The journal focuses on interdisciplinary research in the humanities, arts, and sciences and is planned as an annual publication that will be available in both print and online formats. More...

Early Books Lecture Series: "The Most Beautifully Illuminated Bible from the Middle Ages"

The University Libraries Special Collections hosts Early Books Lecture Series IX, an annual lecture series where University of Arizona scholars explore the treasure trove of medieval texts held by the University Libraries. Professors from UA’s History, English and German Studies departments will give their audiences new insights into 15th, 16th and 17th century historic texts.More...

The Chinese Collection is moving!

Beginning April 20, the University Libraries will be moving the Chinese collection from 3A to 1B. The move will be completed by the end of May.

If you need items from the Chinese collection during the move, please submit a request through Express Retrieval and we will pull the items for you. More...

Early Books Lecture Series: "The Elizabethan House and the Italian Renaissance"

<p><span class="credit-name">&nbsp;</span></p>The University Libraries Special Collections hosts Early Books Lecture Series IX, an annual lecture series where University of Arizona scholars explore the treasure trove of medieval texts held by the University Libraries. Professors from UA’s History, English and German Studies departments will give their audiences new insights into 15th, 16th and 17th century historic texts.More...

Gala Up with People Event Raises more than $100,000 for Archives Project

<p>Courtesy <em>The Arizona Bilingual Magazine </em>and<em> Up with People</em></p>On Friday March 16, 2012 the Friends of the University Libraries hosted a gala event to kick-off the Up with People (UWP) Archive Project. As the repository for the UWP archives the project is an effort to actively develop a living archive to showcase the contributions and global impact of UWP historically and into the future. More...

Carla J. Stoffle, Dean of University Libraries, Honored with National Award

American Library Association | Carla J. Stoffle, Dean of University Libraries and the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona, is the 2012 recipient of the Joseph W. Lippincott Award of the American Library Association. This prestigious award was established in 1938 and is given annually to an individual who has provided distinguished service to the profession of librarianship. More...

Early Books Lecture Series: "Fire in the Sky"

<p><em>&nbsp;</em></p>The University Libraries Special Collections hosts Early Book Lecture Series IX, an annual lecture series where University of Arizona scholars explore the treasure trove of medieval texts held by the University Libraries. Professors from UA’s History, English and German Studies departments will give their audiences new insights into 15th, 16th and 17th century historic texts. The opening lecture of the series, presented by Alexander Hidalgo, Ph.D. More...

Early Books Lecture Series IX

Talks ponder science, faith and Renaissance architecture in University Libraries’ medieval texts The University Libraries Special Collections hosts Early Books Lectures IX, an annual lecture series where University of Arizona (UA) scholars explore the treasure trove of medieval texts held by the University Libraries. Professors from UA’s History, English and German Studies departments will give their audiences new insights into 15th, 16th and 17th century historic texts. More...

Trial Database: Proquest Statistical Datasets

Proquest Statistical Insight Datasets with EASI Market Planner.

ProQuest Statistical DataSets is a fully integrated module to ProQuest Statistical Insight. Created and developed by Conquest Systems, Inc., ProQuest Statistical Datasets is the world’s largest collection of organized statistical data. -Instant access to more than 500 datasets. -Highly interactive data visualization, including interactive maps, trends and rankings. -The ability to compare data from different datasets and publishers. -Ultra-fast data relationships discovery. -Options to export into MS Excel, XML, PDF, Shape Files and Reference Management Tools. With ProQuest Statistical Datasets, you can easily view same-period-last-year comparisons, detailed maps, and track indicators across organizational units and for user-defined time periods. You can accessProQuest Statistical Datasets from the trial databases page here until May 4, 2012. NOTE: Access to trial databases is only available on campus. More...

“From the Latino Archive to Your PC or Laptop or Hand-Held Device: EBSCO Partners with Hispanic Recovery” (lecture)

Nicolás Kanellos, director of Arte Público Press, delivers the opening lecture held in conjuction with “Arte Público Press and the Legacy of Latino Publishing in the U.S.,” the newest exhibition on display in the UA Main Library. Kanellos, founding publisher of the noted Hispanic literary journal The Americas Review (formerly Revista Chicano-Riqueña), established Arte Público Press in 1979. More...

Trial Database: China: Culture and Society

China: Culture and Society. Spanning three centuries (c1750-1929), this resource makes available for the first time extremely rare pamphlets from Cornell University Library’s Charles W. Wason Collection on East Asia. The resource is full-text searchable, allowing for the collection to be comprehensively explored and studied.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 2012 DATES
-February 7
-April 3
-May 1
(Note: In March, visit the Bookmobile at the Tucson Festival of Books, March 10 & 11) Time: 10:00 a.m. More...

Trial Database: Archive Finder

The University Libraries are pleased to offer trial access to Archive Finder. Archive Finder is a current directory of primary source materials in manuscript and special collections in the United States, United Kingdom, and Ireland. Included are records for more than 200,000 separate collections in over 5,000 repositories. It offers detailed subject indexing of finding aids, and the database may be searched by collection name, repository, date, geographical location, or subject. More...

“Arte Público Press and the Legacy of Latino Publishing in the U.S.” (exhibit)

A new exhibit at the UA Main Library explores the history of Latino literature in the United States and chronicles a national movement to recover the Hispanic literary tradition. On display from April 2 – June 12, 2012, “Arte Público Press and the Legacy of Latino Publishing in the U.S.” showcases one of nation’s oldest and most esteemed Hispanic publishing houses. More...

Exhibit and Lecture Explore Latino Literature & Movement to Recover Hispanic Literary Tradition

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"Legacies of the Past: Historic Women of Arizona" (lecture)

Author and historian Jan Cleere delivers the third and final lecture in the AZ Centennial Lecture Series being held in conjunction with Special Collections' yearlong exhibition "Becoming Arizona: The Valentine State." In "Legacies of the Past: Historic Women of Arizona" Cleere will explore how women of Native American, African American, Hispanic, and Anglo descent left deep roots across Arizona Territory. From artists and healers, teachers and entrepreneurs, women who plowed the land, and those who were instrumental in establishing laws for the new territory of Arizona, many of these women became known for their fortitude in the face of adversity, their confrontation of extraordinary and sometimes dangerous situations, their adventuresome spirit, and their dedication to improving the lives of others. More...

Speaking in Tongues: Wallace Berman and Robert Heinecken, 1961-1976 (exhibit)

The newest exhibition at the Center for Creative Photography, "Speaking in Tongues: Wallace Berman and Robert Heinecken, 1961-1976," brings two seminal yet under-studied Los Angeles artists into close conversation with one another for the first time. The archive of Robert Heinecken resides at the Center for Creative Photography and this is the first major exhibition of his work to be shown at the Center. More...

New Director to Lead Special Collections at the University of Arizona

The University of Arizona Libraries are pleased to announce the selection of India Spartz to the newly created position of Director of Special Collections, effective April 16, 2012. Spartz was hired after an extensive national search. Her appointment represents a major step in elevating the profile of Special Collections on campus, among researchers, and in the local community. More...

Online Library Research Course for Graduate Students & Researchers

Class offered Summer 2012 June 4-August 8:
ULIB 696a: Information Research Strategies for Graduate Students and Researchers --
a one-credit course focused on the library research needs of graduate students.

Open to graduate students and researchers in all departments and disciplines. Topics include: -- Developing advanced-level database searching skills for conducting comprehensive literature reviews
-- Managing citations and creating bibliographies
-- Copyright basics
-- The “open access” movement in academia To enroll in ULIB 696a go to "Library Studies" in the UA schedule of classes. For more information, including syllabus, contact Jill Newby or Jeanne Pfander (under Contacts above). More...

Arizona is Up with People! Dinner & Show

Gala performance from Up with People to launch archive project at the University of Arizona Libraries

The Friends of the University Libraries are hosting a gala dinner on Friday, March 16, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom at the UA Student Memorial Center to launch the Up with People Archive Project bringing the global youth education and arts organization’s history to life where its roots began in Tucson. More...

Books are moving: Call numbers A through BV

Beginning March 12th, the University Libraries will be moving the A through BV call number items to 3A starting with the BP through BV call number ranges. The move will be completed by the end of April.

If you need items from A through BV call number range during this time, please submit a request through Express Retrieval and we will pull the items for you. More...

Women Writing Mystery: A Conversation with Diana Gabaldon and Jennifer Lee Carrell

Special Collections “Women Writing Mystery” lecture holds its second annual program at the 2012 Tucson Festival of Books with Diana Gabaldon, author of the Outlander novels as well as the Lord John series of mysteries. Gabaldon's most recent novel is "Lord John and the Scottish Prisoner." "A Breath of Snow and Ashes," the most recent novel in the Outlander series, opened simultaneously at No.1 More...

PaperWorks: An Exhibition of Book Artists at the Tucson Festival of Books

<p>An Artist's Book - "True to Life" by Julie Chen</p>Special Collections at the University Libraries will explore the unique craft of book arts during a two-day exhibit and lecture program on March 10 – 11, 2012 held in conjunction with the Tucson Festival of Books. Artists from will lead the lecture program to share their experiences of creating books that become unique pieces of art. More...

"Life, Family and the Arizona Mining Community: A Gendered Perspective"

Anna Ochoa O’Leary, a professor in the UA department of Mexican American and Raza Studies, delivers the closing lecture held in conjunction with "Company Town: Arizona's Copper Mining Communities During 100 Year of Statehood," an exhibition at the Science-Engineering Library. The lecture, "Life, Family and the Arizona Mining Community: A Gendered Perspective," will be held on March 6 from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. More...

User Survey Directly Impacts Library Services and Resources


Developed by researchers at Texas A&M University, the LibQUAL+ evaluation method has been used by more than 1000 institutions around the world, and incorporates many of the same survey principles employed in the corporate business world, operating under the assumption that only customers can judge the quality of services. More...

Trial Database: Classic Mexican Cinema

Classic Mexican Cinema which, from its beginnings in the late 1890s to its “Golden Age” (1930s to 1960), was consistently the largest and most important of all the Spanish-speaking countries. During its heyday, the Mexican film industry produced an average of one hundred films annually and supplied screen entertainment to both domestic audiences and international markets in Latin America, the United States, and Europe. More...

"The Sleeping Giant vs. the Politics of Fear: Arizona's Hispanic Society in the Twenty-First Century" (lecture)

Professor Thomas E. Sheridan, from the UA School of Anthropology, delivers the second of three talks in the AZ Centennial Lecture Series being held in conjunction with Special Collections' yearlong exhibition “Becoming Arizona: The Valentine State.” Sheridan’s lecture, “The Sleeping Giant vs. the Politics of Fear: Arizona's Hispanic Society in the 21st Century,” will be held Feb. More...

Find UA Theses & Dissertations in the Campus Repository

UA Campus Repository is the go-to place for open access UA Theses and Dissertations online! Nearly 10,000 UA theses and dissertations are available including: -Master's theses, master's reports and dissertations submitted online from 2005-present
-Dissertations and a few master's theses from 1982-1996
-Hydrology theses and dissertations from 1917-2005 digitized from print holdings
-Honors College theses from 2008-present The University Libraries are working towards making all theses and dissertations available online via open access. 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 2012 DATES
-February 7
-April 3
-May 1
(Note: In March, visit the Bookmobile at the Tucson Festival of Books, March 10 & 11) Time: 10:00 a.m. More...

Mark Your Calendars!

Interested in what's going on at the Libraries? View our Spring 2012 event brochure (PDF) for a complete list of exhibits and events at Special Collections, the Center for Creative Photography and the Main & Science-Engineering Libraries. Want to learn more about library events, exhibits and news? Sign up for our monthly eNewsletter. More...

Trial Database: Anthropology Online

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Trial Database: Ethnographic Video Online

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“Landscapes of Fraud: Mission Tumacácori, the Baca Float, and the Betrayal of the O’odham”

Join us as professor Thomas Sheridan, UA School of Anthropology, delivers the opening lecture of the Main Library's exhibit, "Mapping Arizona: From Mexican Territory to U.S. State.” Sheridan will highlight the historical context that shaped Arizona and will draw from his book “Landscapes of Fraud: Mission Tumacácori, the Baca Float, and the Betrayal of the O’odham.” The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Jan. More...

“Mapping Arizona: From Mexican Territory to U.S. State” (exhibit)

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<p>Detail, map, Territory of Arizona, U.S. Department of the Interior,&nbsp; General Land Office, 1876</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>A new exhibit, “Mapping Arizona: From Mexican Territory to U.S. State,” offers a visual illustration of Arizona’s path to statehood as documented through historical maps of the region. The exhibit, on display in the UA Main Library from Jan. 6 – March 28, 2012, is one of several exhibits, lectures and events hosted by the University Libraries in celebration of the state’s Centennial.More...

“Company Town: Arizona’s Copper Mining Communities During 100 Years of Statehood” (exhibit)

A new exhibit at the UA Science-Engineering Library shares 100 years of stories, struggles and triumphs from Arizona’s copper mining communities. “Company Town: Arizona’s Copper Mining Communities During 100 Years of Statehood,” on display from Jan. 6 – March 30, is one of several exhibits, lectures and events hosted by the University Libraries in celebration of the state’s Centennial. More...