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Friday Finds: The Arts and Crafts Movement

Jan. 11, 2018

Gillian Naylor’s 1971 book The Arts and Crafts Movement: A Study of Its Sources, Ideals and Influence on Design Theory explores theory and purposes of the Arts and Crafts movement.  According to Naylor, “its motivations were social and moral, and its aesthetic values derived from the conviction that society produces the art and architecture it deserves” (pg. 7).  This is, in part, what Naylor seeks to understand.  By placing the Arts and Crafts movement in its historical context, as well as demonstrating how the movement fits in the larger field of design.

Special Collections Lead Students to Digital Scholarship

Jan. 10, 2018

An ambitious fall semester project in the Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies provided the opportunity for cross-campus collaborations that brought together the Harry Ransom Center and the Benson Latin American Collection.

Libraries Host Re-Think It Conference on the Future of Libraries

Jan. 8, 2018

The University of Texas Libraries begin the new year looking forward with a gathering of experts and advocates to consider the future of libraries.

Re-think it: Libraries for a New Age” is a national conference that brings together academic, public and K-12 librarians, administrators, technologists, architects, designers, furniture manufacturers and educators to collectively re-think the increasingly important role libraries play in the communities they serve.

Website Gets Full Launch

Jan. 4, 2018

It’s official.

The Libraries has completed a full launch of a new website, the first significant refresh in over a decade. And because this is a big change to the way the website looks, feels and navigates, there will likely be occasional issues that we’ll need your help to fix, so please assist us by sending submitting feedback.

Melissa Guy to Lead Benson Latin American Collection

Jan. 3, 2018

Melissa Guy has been named Nettie Lee Benson Librarian and Director. Guy has served as Head of Collection Development for the Benson since November 2015. Prior to coming to the Benson, she was the subject specialist for Latin American and Iberian Studies at Arizona State University Libraries.

Fine Arts Library Updates

Dec. 12, 2017

Graduate Carrel Assignment Information

Fine Arts Library staff will begin assigning carrels on the 5th floor of the library today (09/02/2018). There is no cost and carrels are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Students must visit the circulation desk at FAL and present their UT ID card to request and receive their assignments. The process will end when all spaces are filled. Carrels are loaned for the period of one semester.

Up All Night: Relaciones Geográficas Take a Road Trip

Nov. 30, 2017

A librarian and two truckers are on a mission. They will travel for 27 hours, through four states, and at least one of them won’t get much sleep. Their journey involves high-security cargo, a climate-controlled 18-wheeler, and some rare documents from the 16th century. There will be truck stop food, photos with Snapchat filters to document the trip, and, by the end, an invitation to a wedding.

Loan Period Extended for Undergraduates

Nov. 14, 2017

Undergraduates will now have the same loan period as all other campus patrons of the University of Texas Libraries.

Beginning December 1, the loan duration for materials will extend from 28 days to a semester-long period, allowing students greater time to focus on learning and less on managing access to resources.

Library of Congress Archivist Shares Dance Preservation Techniques and Expertise

Nov. 6, 2017

Event: “Achiving Dance” Workshop with Libby Smigel (Library of Congress). This event is free and open to the public.

When: 1-3 p.m. Monday, November 13, 2017.

Where: Fine Arts Library (DFA 3.200) at The University of Texas at Austin.

Background: The Fine Arts Library presents a workshop with a Library of Congress archivist focusing on the preservation of performing arts, specifically dance.

The New University of Texas Libraries Website

Nov. 2, 2017

The University of Texas Libraries has launched the beta version of a new website – with a fresh new look, better organization, clearer navigation and improved information about the resources and services that users need.

Highlights of the redesign include: