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What do you think of when you hear the word "history”? Abraham Lincoln's face gazing at you from your 4th grade classroom wall? A stoic fellow in a toga? A scene from Monty Python’s Quest for the Holy Grail ?...
Between tuition, textbooks, housing, groceries and other living expenses, university students experience significant financial challenges. According to a 2018 survey of students from 66 institutions , 36% said they struggled with food insecurity. Students at the University of Arizona are...
The University Libraries was honored by the Society of Human Resource Management Greater Tucson (SHRM-GT) with the Diversity & Inclusion award at their annual Celebrating Innovation in the Workplace awards event on November 1. Each year, SHRM-GT celebrates and...
Want to win $1,000? Write a 300-500 word essay about how you've used the library and participate in Student Showcase . The eighth annual Katheryne B. Willock Library Research Award recognizes extensive and innovative use of the library information resources...
In 2008, library staff began volunteering to bake homemade goodies to hand out to students studying for their final exams. A few years later, a staff member contacted Pet Partners of Southern Arizona after the all-volunteer group brought their adorable,...
Michelle Boyer-Kelly has been a student worker in Special Collections for almost 10 years. She began working with us as a freshman in 2009, majored in English and Creative Writing, and received her master’s degree in American Indian Studies...
On November 8, we honored the Udall Foundation as our 2018 Library Legend. The award honors members of the Tucson community who have made significant contributions related to the library's role in providing access to scholarship and creative expression...
Explore domestic consumerism, life and leisure in America between 1850-1950 with Trade Catalogues and the American Home. This resource presents a wealth of highly illustrated primary source documents that highlight commercial tastes and consumer trends, and provide a valuable visual...
Congratulations to Maryann Lieu, recipient of this year's Naomi and Samuel Greenfield Endowed Scholarship . Maryann is a Pre-business student hoping to major in Management Information Systems. At the Libraries, she works in paging. This competitive $1,000 scholarship is given...
The University of Arizona Libraries has received a $7 million gift to support renovation of the Science-Engineering Library. This gift from the Frederick Gardner Cottrell Foundation was recognized on October 5 during a ceremony to rename the Science-Engineering Library as...
University Libraries Dean Shan Sutton has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the Eugene G. Sander Faculty Fundraising Award . The Sander Faculty Fundraising Award was established by the UA Foundation Board of Trustees in 2008 to honor...
This past summer, we launched a new online search tool . Since then, we’ve been gathering feedback from students, faculty, staff and other library users. After talking to those who previously used our catalog as their primary search tool, we...
Cameron Wiles is the Content and Usability Specialist for our User Experience team. He started here as a student worker a couple years ago and has continued to work with us full-time since graduation. He filmed a student testimonial video...
Rebecca Blakiston , our User Experience Strategist, explains how listening to our library users helps us make their experiences better. The project We replaced Millennium and Summon with Alma and Primo in July as our library services platform and primary...
The University of Arizona Libraries are always looking for ways to improve services for everyone who uses the library. On July 20, we updated the current library catalog and Summon search tool with a new system to help you find...