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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...