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New Tex Libris Series Highlights Small-Scale Web Exhibits

Jan. 23, 2019

A new series at Tex Libris — “Illuminating Explorations” — presents digital exhibits and celebrates UT Libraries collections in small-scale form. The exhibits will highlight unique materials to elevate awareness of a broad range of content. “Illuminating Explorations” will be created and released over time, with the intent of encouraging use of featured and related items, both digital and analog, in support of new inquiries, discoveries, enjoyment and further exploration.

Learn more about featured exhibits at Tex Libris:

A Happy Homecoming for Marine Science

Jan. 7, 2019

A little over a year after Hurricane Harvey cause significant damage to the Marine Science Insitute at Port Aransas, the Marine Sciene Library was finally able to reopen this fall, and staff recently reconnected with the community through their temporarily-suspended holiday party. 

Read more at Tex Libris.

Alexander Archives Acquires Historic Preservation Collection

Nov. 30, 2018

The Alexander Architectural Archives has acquired the archive of Volz & Associates, Inc. The collection contains material spanning over 40 years of architecture, interior design and consultation work focusing primarily on preserving and restoring historic buildings and interiors, with an emphasis on notable buildings in Texas.

Alexander Archives Acquires Historic Preservation Collection

Nov. 30, 2018

The Alexander Architectural Archives has acquired the archive of Volz & Associates, Inc. The collection contains material spanning over 40 years of architecture, interior design and consultation work focusing primarily on preserving and restoring historic buildings and interiors, with an emphasis on notable buildings in Texas.

Haricombe In Line for ARL Leadership Position

Oct. 29, 2018

The Association of Research Libraries Board of Directors ratified the election of Vice Provost and University of Texas Libraries Director Lorraine J. Haricombe as incoming vice president/president-elect of ARL at the organization’s fall meeting.

Benson Fundraising Event Features Journalist Enrique Acevedo

Aug. 29, 2018

The University of Texas Libraries will highlight the approaching centenary of the Latin American collections at the Benson Latin American Collection with the help of noted journalist Enrique Acevedo.

“An Evening of Discovery” will feature Acevedo discussing how the growth of Latin American populations and expanded interest in their history and culture has influenced the ascendency of Latin American media in the United States.

Second Annual Lone Star Zine Fest Happening 9/2

Aug. 21, 2018

Event: Lone Star Zine Fest, a gathering of ‘zine makers and enthusiasts. This event is free and open to the public.

When: 1 p.m., Sunday, September 2.

Where: The North Door, 501 Brushy St., Austin, Texas.

Background: The Lone Star Zine Fest (www.lonestarzinefest.org) is back for a second year!

Gathering Recognizes UT/Guatemalan Partnership

Aug. 6, 2018

Representatives from LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections and the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice visited Guatemala City on July 27 for a seminar on archival partnerships between the University of Texas and Guatemalan institutions.

Read more at Tex Libris.

UT Press Publishes Benson Book

Aug. 3, 2018

The University of Texas Press has published the first encyclopedic examination of the renowned Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection (Benson), providing a window into the rich Latin American resources for research and study at The University of Texas at Austin.

Summer Support Ramps Up with Two New Endowments

Aug. 3, 2018

The Libraries has recently received some welcome funding for collections and preservation from long-time library supporters.