Library Partners with Islamic Da’wah Center

The W. I. Dykes Library is excited to announce it’s partnership with the Islamic Da’wah Center of Houston! This partnership will allow UHD staff, faculty, and students to borrow items from the Islamic Da’wah Center Library of Islamic Knowledge at no cost.

Find out how to request access to the Isalmic Da’wah Center Library and more information about the program on our website.

 

Survivor: Finals 2016 Edition

Do you have what it takes to survive finals? Need some extra support next week?

We’ve got your back! Check out the events below & be sure to visit the Inspiration Walls on the 2nd and 4th floors:

MON. DEC 5TH 
9AM-12PM : TAKE WHAT YOU NEED – relaxation bags, scantrons, study skills, games, coloring , snacks, & more!
10AM-4PM : COFFEE, DONUTS & RELAXATION @S402
2PM-3PM : YOGA IN THE LIBRARY – no mat needed, meet in the Reading Room next to N420
4PM-6PM : ADULTING 101 - career planning & self-management skills to see you to graduation @N420
Until 7PM: STUDENT ACTIVITIES OPEN – S204

TUE. DEC 6TH
9AM-11AM : CEREAL, CARTOONS, & CRAFTS W/ HONORS! @N420
10AM-4PM : COFFEE, DONUTS & RELAXATION @S402
12PM-1PM : STAR POWER STUDY SESSION – food, scantrons, study skills & tutoring @ Learning Connection S405
2PM-3PM : YOGA IN THE LIBRARY – no mat needed, meet in the Reading Room next to N420
4PM-6PM : ADULTING 101 - career and adult advice for after college @N420
Until 7PM : STUDENT ACTIVITIES OPEN – S204

WED. DEC 7TH
9AM-12PM : TAKE WHAT YOU NEED - relaxation bags, scantrons, study s kills, games, coloring & more! @N420
10AM-4PM : COFFEE, DONUTS & RELAXATION @S402
12PM-1PM : STAR POWER STUDY SESSION - food, scantrons, study skills and tutoring @ Learning Connection S405
2PM-3PM : YOGA IN THE LIBRARY – no mat needed, meet in the Reading Room next to N420
4PM-6PM : ADULTING 101 - career and adult advice for after college @N420

a flier detailing the list of events happening during finals of the fall 2016 semester

Library Graffiti Wall

Have you been by the reading room lately? Our graffiti wall (columns?) are steadily filling up as the semester moves along.

Some students show their school spirit:graffiti wall photo alumni gator drawingsome students offer confessions and support:
graffiti wall image of students offering support
others show off their art skills:graffiti wall image of a chameleongraffiti wall image of student art and others offer sage advice:graffiti wall image of text that reads "partying relieves stress"Stop by the fourth floor reading room to check out the wall or add your own art! Be sure to use #UHDLibGraffiti when posting to social media!

 

University Archives Exhibit – What’s in a Name?

title card for new university archives exhibit

A new University Archives Exhibit is now on display on the 5th floor of the W.I. Dykes Library, from September 19 -December 16, 2016.

What’s in a Name?: Marketing the Changing University, 1948-2016,  explores the development of the University through the evolution of marketing and branding as profession using collections from the South Texas Seahawks to the UHD Gators. This exhibit was curated by a second-gen UHD alum, Quentin Pace, ’14, a current staff member of the library, under the direction of the University Archivist Melissa Torres.

Explore the University Archives

The University Archives has a new website!

screen capture of the university archives website homepage

Use the Discover UHD History tab to explore UHD’s past as well as current discoveries and musings from the archives blog. Search the archives and special collections, review collection policies and learn how to preserve your own collection (or that of your student organization).

The University Archives website can be found at www.uhd.edu/archives, or from the library’s homepage. Take a look around and let us know what you think!

e-Journal & e-Book Maintenance

open computer window with illustrated gears on a blue backgroundTo prepare for the upcoming semester, the library is doing maintenance on electronic collections.

Many electronic journals and e-books will be temporarily removed from the catalog and LibSearch.

 

During this time, you can still access these resources from these pages:

Electronic books will be gradually restored to the catalog and LibSearch over the next week.

Electronic journals will remain available through the journal search tab.

If you need assistance locating an e-journal or e-books, please Ask a Librarian.

We apologize for any inconvenience.