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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Content Note

Organization of Collection

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Original Deposit of August 1998 (Acc. 1998-029b)

Addition of July 2002 (Acc. 2002-034)

Addition January 2015 (Acc. 2015-007)

Addition of August 2017 (Acc. 2017-047)

University of Texas San Antonio

Inventory of the University of Texas at San Antonio. Library. Public Services Department Records, 1974-2003



Descriptive Summary

Creator: University of Texas at San Antonio. Library. Public Services Department
Title: University of Texas at San Antonio. Library. Public Services Department Records
Dates: 1974-2003
Creator Abstract: The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Library was established in 1973, the first year students were admitted to the new university. As of 2017, the Library has four locations: the John Peace Library and the Applied Engineering and Technology (AET) Library, both on UTSA's 1604 Campus; the Downtown Library at UTSA's Downtown Campus; and the Special Collections Reading Room located at the HemisFair Campus-Institute of Texan Cultures. The Public Services Department oversaw reference, instruction, outreach, and other functions related to aiding UTSA faculty, staff, and students in library research.
Content Abstract: The collection spans the 1970s through the early 2000s and documents the operations of the Public Services Department of the University of Texas at San Antonio Library. Materials appear to emanate primarily from Margaret Joseph, Assistant Director for Public Services. Materials include annual reports, meeting minutes, correspondence and memoranda, budgets, surveys, statistical reports, policies and procedures, press releases, calendars, brochures, maps, and instructional materials.
Identification: UA 05.02
Extent: 4.7 linear feet (5 Boxes)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Historical Note

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Library was established in 1973, the first year students were admitted to the new university. As of 2017, the Library has four locations: the John Peace Library and the Applied Engineering and Technology (AET) Library, both on UTSA's 1604 Campus; the Downtown Library at UTSA's Downtown Campus; and the Special Collections Reading Room located at the HemisFair Campus-Institute of Texan Cultures.

The Public Services Department oversaw reference, instruction, outreach, and other functions related to aiding UTSA faculty, staff, and students in library research. Public Services staff administered the University's Library Instruction Course (LIB 1001), in which UTSA students were taught how to conduct library research and compile bibliographies.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection spans the 1970s through the early 2000s and documents the operations of the Public Services Department of the University of Texas at San Antonio Library. Materials appear to emanate primarily from Margaret Joseph, Assistant Director for Public Services.

Accession 1998-029b includes brochures, maps, instructional materials, correspondence, pathfinders (library subject guides), and question-and-answer forms from the Library's suggestion Box. Instructional materials document the Library Instruction course LIB 1001.

Accession 2002-034 comprises files transferred from the office of Margaret Joseph, Assistant Director for Public Services. Materials include annual reports, meeting minutes, correspondence and memoranda, budgets, surveys, statistical reports, policies and procedures, press releases, calendars, and other materials.

Accession 2015-007 includes a single VHS tape transferred from the Libraries' reference desk.

Accession 2017-047 includes correspondence, instruction notes, policy documents, annual reports, meeting minutes, and other materials.

This collection is housed at UTSA's Hemisfair Campus and must be accessed via the Institute of Texan Cultures Special Collections Reading Room. To request access, please schedule a visit.

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Organization of Collection

Original Deposit of August 1998 (Acc. 1998-029b)
Addition of July 2002 (Acc. 2002-034)
Addition of January 2015 (Acc. 2015-007)
Addition of August 2017 (Acc. 2017-047)

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.

Usage Restrictions

The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Joseph, Margaret.
Organizations
University of Texas at San Antonio. Library. Public Services Department.
Subjects
Public services (Libraries)--History--20th century.
Public services (Libraries)--History--21st century.
Academic libraries--Reference services--Texas--San Antonio.
Academic libraries--Reference services--History--20th century.
Information services--User education.
Library orientation.
Academic librarians--Texas.
Locations
San Antonio (Tex.)
Genres/Formats
Correspondence.
Minutes.
Annual reports.
Brochures.
Curricula.
Maps.
Local Subjects
UTSA History
UTSA Records

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Related Materials

There are no other known archival collections created by the UTSA Library Public Services Department at the date of accessioning.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], UTSA. Library. Public Services Department, UA 5.02, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Transferred from the UTSA Library in August 1998 (Acc. 1998-029b), July 2002 (Acc. 2002-034), January 2015 (2015-007), and August 2017 (Acc. 2017-047).

Processing Information

The collection is in 4 accessions, and has been encoded by Angela McClendon Ossar, University Archivist. More detailed processing is not anticipated at this time. Addition of 2015-007 added by Julianna Barrera-Gomez. Addition of 2017-047 added by Kristin Law, University Archivist.

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Inventory of the University of Texas at San Antonio. Library. Public Services Department Records

Original Deposit of August 1998 (Acc. 1998-029b)

Includes brochures, maps, instructional materials, correspondence, pathfinders (library subject guides), and question-and-answer forms from the Library's suggestion Box. Instructional materials document the Library Instruction course LIB 1001, in which UTSA students were taught how to conduct library research and compile bibliographies.
Materials appear to have been created by Margaret Joseph, Assistant Director for Public Services.
Box
1 Miscellaneous Library brochures, maps, and assorted materials
Assorted brochures, programs, and other materials
Correspondence
Procedures Manual for Margaret Joseph, 1973-1975
Pathfinders and instructional materials, 1974-1979 and undated
Library Instruction (LIB 1001) curriculum, units 1-5
Library Instruction (LIB 1001) curriculum, units 6-10
Library Instruction (LIB 1001) curriculum, units 11-13
Copy 1, Library Instruction (LIB 1001) grading manual, units 5-9, 1977-1978
Box
2 Library Instruction (LIB 1001) signage, undated
Suggestion Box questions and answers, 1974-1978
(3 folders)

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Addition of July 2002 (Acc. 2002-034)

These files of the Public Services Department were transferred from the office of Margaret Joseph, Assistant Director for Public Services. Materials include annual reports, meeting minutes, correspondence and memoranda, budgets, surveys, statistical reports, policies and procedures, press releases, calendars, and other materials.
Box Folder
3 1 Accreditation Reports
2 Agenda Management Group
3 Alamo Community College District
4 Allocation Formulas
5 Budget – UT System
6 Budget – FY 1994-95
7 Classified Staff Salary Survey
8 Classified Stff Affairs Committee
9 Circulation Statistics Codes
10 Coral Statistics 1990-
11 Coral Statistics 1972-1990
12 Coral
13 Coral Circill
14 Coral Continuing Education Committee
15 Complaints and Suggestions
16 Committee Teaching Effectiveness
17 Confidentiality of Library Records
18 Copyright
19 Director – Correspondence, Memos
20 Distance Learning
21 Disability Awareness
22 Exhibit Policy Committee
23 Extended Hours Plan
24 Feedback Exercise
25 Flex Time
26 Grantsmanship information
27 General correspondence
28 Goal Assessment FY91
29 Goals FY1993-94
30 Goals for 1992-93
31 Interviewing Policies
32 Learning Community Study Group
33 Learning Theory
34 Library Focus
35 Library Instruction Evaluation Projects
36 Librarians Salaries - Studies
37 Location codes in Notis
38 Loex
39 Loex News
40 Materials Availability Survey
Box Folder
4 1 Materials Availability Survey 1992
2 Materials Availability Survey 1994
3 Materials Availability Survey 1998
4 Management Group
5 Management Group Meeting Minutes
6 Memorandum Received
7 Memorandum Sent
8 Multimedia Center
9 New Student Notebook
10 Paisano
11 Palo Alto – UTSA Courses
12 Peace – Pipeline
13 Paraprofessionals at Reference
14 Permanent Reserve collections: Definition and Scope
15 Police
16 Policies – Library
17 Presence of the University of Texas at San Antonio
18 Privacy of Library Records
19 Procedures-Publications Review
20 Public Services Annual Report, 1975
21 Public Services Annual Report, 1977-1978
22 Public Services Annual Report, 1978-1979
23 Public Services Annual Report, 1979-1980
24 Public Services Annual Report,1980-1981
25 Public Services Annual Report, 1981-1982
26 Public Services Annual Report, 1982-1983
27 Public Services Annual Report, 1983-1984
28 Public Services Annual Report, 1984-1985
29 Public Services Annual Report, 1985-1986
30 Public Services Annual Report, 1986-1987
31 Public Services Annual Report, 1987-1988
32 Public Services Annual Report, 1989
33 Public Services Annual Report, 1989-1990
34 Public Services Annual Report, 1990-1991
35 Public Services Annual Report, 1991-1992
36 Public Services Annual Report, 1992-1993
37 Public Service Minutes and Memos
38 Reference Sampling Survey Fall 1993
39 Reference Sampling Survey 1992
40 Reference Sampling Week 1991
41 Reference Sampling Fall 1990
42 Reference Satisfaction Survey Oct 1990
Box Folder
5 1 Public Services Program Goals
2 Publicity
3 Publicity – Press Releases
4 Reciprocal Borrowing
5 Reference Sampling Fall 1994
6 Reference Assessment Manual
7 Reference Desk Schedule Basic Calendars
8 Reference Effectiveness
9 Reference Sampling Survey Fall 1985
10 Reference Sampling Survey Spring 1986
11 Reference Sampling Survey Fall 1989
12 Reference Sampling Survey Fall 1988
13 Reference Sampling Survey
14 Reference Sampling Survey Fall 1987
15 Reference Sampling Survey Fall 1986
16 Reference Sampling Survey 1995
17 Reference Sampling Refresher Training
18 Reorganization
19 Petty Cash Reports
20 Self Study Report
21 Salary Study Classified Staff
22 Sexual Harassment Policy
23 Staff Request 1992
24 Statistical Methods
25 Stopwords
26 Student Guide
27 Style Manuals
28 Miscellaneous correspondence, reports, calendars
29 Miscellaneous correspondence, reports, calendars
30 Miscellaneous correspondence, reports, calendars

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Addition January 2015 (Acc. 2015-007)

This is a VHS cassette produced by the Public Services Department as a reference video of microfilm use instruction, created circa 1987-1989.
Box Folder
5 31 VHS video: Microfilm instruction video, circa 1987-1989
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Addition of August 2017 (Acc. 2017-047)

This accession includes correspondence, instruction notes, policy documents, annual reports, meeting minutes, and other materials.
Box Folder
6 1 Community Services Inventory, 1995
2 Equipment Requests, 1994-1999
3 Equipment Requests, 2000-2003
4 Government Documents Inspection Information, 1994-1995
5 Incidents, 1988
6 Instruction - Class Materials; Maggi Joseph, 1993
7 Instruction - College Entrance Library Skills Diagnostic Tests, 1993
8 Instruction - Information Literacy and UTSA Library, 2001
9 Instruction - Statistical Data (Historical), 2000
10 Job Audit, 1980
11 Librarian's Meetings - Agenda, 1995-1996
12 Library Policy - before 1993, 1984-1992
13 Library Policy - Reference Procedures Notebook, 1986
14 Library Policy - Reference Procedures Notebook - up to 1993, 1993
15 Library Resources Committee; Dr. Craven, Chair, 1993
16 Library Resources Committee; Report and Recommendations - First Administration, 1993
17 Library Skills Test - 1/2, undated
18 Library Skills Test - 2/2, 1989-1992
19 Peer Institutions, 1995
20 Pre-College Programs, 1993
21 Public Services Annual Report, 1979-1982, and 1995
22 Reference Sampling Survey, 1995-1997
23 Reference Standards, undated
24 Renovations - Reference Office, 1995-1997
25 Renovations - Reference Stacks and Offices, 1995-1999
26 Renovations - Space Analysis, 1992
27 State of the University Address, 1990s
28 Tennessee Williams Festival, 1993
29 The Kirkpatrick Legacy, 1999
30 UTSA Current newsletter, 1991-1993
31 UTSA Downtown Campus, 1995-1997
32 UTSA History (In the beginning there was a complaint…), 1979
33 UTSA Library Handouts (Originals), 1982-1993
34 UTSA Library Self-Guided Tour, 1992
35 Virtual Libraries, 1993-1994

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