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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 ( 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.

Tex Libris: Whit's Picks - Gems from the HMRC

July 30, 2018

Resident poet and rock and roll star Harold Whit Williams has recently taken on a project to catalog the KUT Collection, obtained a few years ago and inhabiting a sizable portion of the Historical Music Recordings Collection (HMRC).

Libraries Launch Unified Search for Website

July 11, 2018

The University of Texas Libraries announces the launch of the new unified search feature for the Libraries’ website, making it possible to explore the spectrum of library resources within a single search.

The unified search will eliminate the need for users to limit results to a single source option, making the discovery experience more intuitive and less complicated for users unfamiliar with the differences between resources.

Trelogan Awarded Texas Digital Library Innovative Outreach Award

May 22, 2018

Research Data Services Coordinator Jessica Trelogan received the Innovative Outreach Award from the Texas Digital Library at the annual Texas Conference on Digital Libraries which took place May 15 – 17, 2018 at the Commons Learning Center on the J.J. Pickle Research Campus in Austin, Texas.