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UTA Libraries Launches Cloud-Based Library Services System to Improve Research and Learning Experiences

As part of ongoing efforts to create extraordinary access and user experiences for students, faculty, and guests, the UTA Libraries is upgrading its automated systems to improve information discovery and research.   


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UTA Libraries received three awards funded by grants from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. These include an Impact Grant, a Special Projects grant, and the ... Read more about UTA Libraries Awarded Grants Totaling More Than $100K

A close-up of a boy holding a chick in his hand.

The Texas State Library and Archives (TSLAC) awarded University of Texas at Arlington’s Library $25,000 to digitize thousands of materials for inclusion in the ... Read more about TexTreasures Grant Funds Disability History Portal

UTA FabLab student workers gather to critique each others' work as part of staff training.

The UTA FabLab created a new student worker training regime that uses maker concepts to develop student workers’ maker literacies—such as problem solving, cross-disciplinary communication, critical thinking, etc. 

“A lot of thought went into their training,” said Director of FabLab Katie... Read more about New FabLab staff training transforms student workers into makers

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C.D. Walter
Students getting help at a UTA Libraries service point

UTA Libraries is reinventing their service model. The goal is to empower library staff to create extraordinary experiences for customers—both external and internal. The foundation of this change is the four service... Read more about Creating an experience culture

Young adults work collaboratively on computers

The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries is pleased to announce five new recipients of the UTA CARES Grant Program. The Libraries offers these grants annually to encourage UTA educators to replace textbooks with open educational resources (OER) to decrease costs for their students.

... Read more about Funding instructors to lower students' textbook costs

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Michelle Reed
Cover of PALARA, volume 21, Fall 2017

The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries’ Mavs Open Press recently published volume 21 of the Publication of the Afro-Latin/American Research Association (PALARA). This two-decade-old journal was... Read more about Mavs Open Press publishes first digital, open access volume of PALARA

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Jody Bailey
Kathryne Beebe, assistant professor of medieval history and digital humanities, breathes on a gesso design.

The Shorthorn published an article and slideshow Tuesday, April 17, covering a FabLab workshop on gold leafing, taught by Kathryne Beebe, assistant professor of medieval history and digital humanities.

... Read more about Shorthorn covers FabLab workshop

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C.D. Walter
Maker literacies research team (L-R) Morgan Chivers, Katie Musick Peery, Martin Wallace (missing) Gretchen Trkay

University of Texas at Arlington Libraries is leading a team comprised of six library makerspaces across the country in a pilot study to investigate the effectiveness of early-stage maker-based competencies in undergraduate learning, stemming from work developed by a UTA Libraries task force.... Read more about UTA FabLab leads national collaboration

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Martin Wallace
Old broken cornerstone with inscription: Carlisle Military Academy 1906

Finding treasure in your own home is delightful. Nick Kithas experienced that pleasure while his home was being renovated.

Several pieces of broken marble were found. When pieced together, they formed a cornerstone inscribed with "Carlisle Military Academy 1906." While investigating the... Read more about Early campus cornerstone donated to Special Collections

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