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AUSTIN, Texas—As students face the end-of-semester crunch of deadlines for assignments, research papers and presentations, seven University of Texas Libraries locations will sponsor “Crunch Time 2012” to promote the availability of in-person, drop-by assistance, subject librarian consultations and the Libraries Ask a Librarian IM and email services.
The "Crunch Time" promotional event spans November 6-8, occurring from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, and features giveaways, time-saving handouts and the ready availability of staff at service points for both quick questions and research consultations.
“Crunch Time” is organized to make students aware of relevant, useful library services at a point in the semester when they are likely to need them most. Staff is prepared to help students tackle research dilemmas and expedite the process of finding authoritative resources to support their end-of-semester work.
Users can take a quiz about services — available via EID workstations across the UT Libraries — and students who participate will be entered in a prize drawing.
Students are encouraged to stop by any of these seven Libraries locations for assistance: the Benson Latin American Collection, the McKinney Engineering Library, the Fine Arts Library, the Walter Geology Library, the Life Science Library, the Perry-Castañeda Library, and the Kuehne Physics-Mathematics-Astronomy Library.
“We hope that students will meet and talk with Libraries staff, learn about resources and gain insights into research tactics,” says Crunch Time coordinator and Libraries head of Reference & Information Services. “Perhaps they’ll even discover a new place to study.”