Events

Oct. 1, 2018 - Nov. 30, 2018
All-day event
Life Science Library

"Smoke and Mirrors" traces early tobacco advertisements and the rise of anti-smoking campaigns that successfully countered decades of false and misleading claims. Event Details

Nov. 1 - 30
All-day event
Perry-Castañeda Library

An exhibit highlighting Billings’ career and life will be on display in the Scholars Commons November 1 - December 3, and an online component can be viewed on Scalar. Borrowing the title of Billings’ 1995 essay on the future of libraries, we’ve given the exhibit a name that we think embodies Billings’ role as an innovative leader in the field: The Tomorrow Librarian. Event Details

Tuesday Nov. 13
Stuttgart Library
3 to 4:30 p.m.
Blanton Museum of Art Auditorium (Edgar A. Smith Building)

The Provost's Task Force on the Future of the University of Texas Libraries will host a town hall meeting to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing libraries at research universities and their implications for the University of Texas at Austin. Event Details

Wednesday Nov. 14
event title and information on blue and gold poster
10 to 11 a.m.
Perry-Castañeda Library

Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight, 2016 Wikimedian of the Year and prominent Wikipedia editor, will present on Wikipedia's gender gaps: the low percentage of women editors and the equally low percentage of articles about women, their works, and their issues. Event Details

Wednesday Nov. 14
1 to 2:30 p.m.
Perry-Castañeda Library

Scalar is a publishing platform that allows users to create multi-media digital books. Existing at the crossroads between an ebook and a website, Scalar's many features allow instructors to design classroom assignments that bring traditional essay writing into the realm of the digital humanities, allowing students to experiment with tagging, web scraping, and integrating media into their work. Event Details

Wednesday Nov. 14
room full of movable tables and chairs for collaborative study
3 to 5 p.m.
Perry-Castañeda Library

Join the University of Texas Libraries in celebration of the Collaborative Commons expansion. Event Details

Friday Nov. 16
Noon to 1 p.m.
Perry-Castañeda Library

Middle Eastern Studies Librarians from the University of Texas at Austin, New York University, University of Michigan, and the University of California, Santa Barbara, will discuss their engagement with digital scholarship––in particular, digital humanities––within the realm of Middle Eastern Studies. Event Details

Monday Nov. 19
Noon to 1 p.m.
Perry-Castañeda Library

Please join us as we work to create a LibGuide about publication retractions. No prior experience with LibGuides required. Event Details

Tuesday Nov. 27
11 a.m. to Noon
Perry-Castañeda Library

November is National Picture Book Month, so join us for a special hour of literacy and fun with queens Tatiana Cholula and Callia Ansia! They will be performing a special story time event reading children’s picture books in the UT Poetry Center. Event Details

Wednesday Nov. 28
1 to 2:30 p.m.
Perry-Castañeda Library

In this workshop, participants will install and learn the basics of TWARC, a Python script used to harvest and archive data from Twitter. Many disciplines use social media data. As a literary historian, I use Tweets featuring poems of resistance for reception studies. But only recent Tweets are easy to find using Twitter’s search apparatus, and Tweets are only archived for two years, making the public discourses of resistance movements ephemeral. Event Details