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Ruthie Brock

When business librarian Ruthie Brock joined UT Arlington in 1975, people could smoke in the library, student congress wanted more typewriters available, and books ruled. Since that time, Brock has witnessed the expansion of the UTA Libraries, the growth of UTA, and the implementation of new... Read more about Librarian looks back at 40 years

President Theodore Roosevelt's visit to Fort Worth April 8, 1905.

In April 1905, President Theodore Roosevelt traveled to Fort Worth by special train amid great excitement and anticipation. People thronged his public events, which included a parade, speech, and tree planting ceremony at the Carnegie Library. Fort Worth photographer C.L. Swartz captured the day... Read more about UTA Libraries makes hundreds of images available online

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Helen Hough portrait

Systems Librarian Helen Hough has been awarded the American Psychological Association’s Excellence in Librarianship Award for 2015, presented by the Education and Behavioral Sciences Section (EBSS) of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL).

As noted in the award letter... Read more about Librarian receives national award

Sony digital recorder

Students can now borrow digital recorders for use in class or as part of a project.

Two Sony digital recorders can be checked out for four-hour periods. The devices are available at the technology lending station on the first floor of the Central Library. 

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Arduino controller board

The UTA FabLab offers patrons tools to bring an idea into reality. Now the FabLab is offering open source computers and electronics which allow patrons to interact with the digital world.

The Arduino board is a controller used to teach basic programming and computer circuitry. It will not... Read more about Arduinos available in FabLab

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mantarobot - new telepresence robot at UTA Libraries

UTA Libraries is launching a new service to help faculty members and campus organizations use telepresence robots outside the library.

Robot Ambassadors—library staff members—will provide training and assistance before a scheduled event, troubleshoot technical issues, and usher the robot... Read more about Ambassadors take robots to campus groups

Cemetary at site of Berachah Home on the UTA campus.

In an often overlooked corner of the UT Arlington campus lies a graveyard. Its flat stones are all that remain of a 67-acre complex known as the Berachah Industrial Home for the Redemption of Erring Girls. Now, UT Arlington Libraries is highlighting this piece of local history with an... Read more about Berachah Home Online Exhibit

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mantarobot - new telepresence robot at UTA Libraries

Beginning Monday, March 23, five MantaroBot TeleMes, or TelePresence Robots, will be available for use in Central Library. Students will be able to checkout a robot for up to three hours at a time.

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Lea Worcester and Evelyn Barker, authors of "University of Texas at Arlington," a book about the history of UTA.

Over the course of three different centuries and under eight different names, The University of Texas at Arlington has evolved into a research institution that now educates nearly 48,000 students globally. This growth is the basis for “University of Texas at Arlington,” a new book of historic... Read more about Librarians author new book on UTA history

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Evelyn Barker
Libraries closed Jan. 19

All UTA libraries will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Central Library will close midnight Sunday and reopen 7 a.m. Tuesday.

Architecture and Fine Arts and Science and Engineering Libraries will close 6 p.m. Sunday and reopen 8 a.m. Tuesday.