News & stories

Congratulations to our 2019 Katheryne B. Willock Library Research Award recipients. This eighth annual award of $1,000 recognizes students who use library services and resources for their research and is generously funded by the late Katheryne (Kate) Willock . The...
We are thrilled to announce that major library renovations are underway for the Student Success District. This university initiative will transform the Main Library, the Albert B. Weaver Science-Engineering Library, Bear Down Gym, and a new four-story building into...
At University Libraries, we collect gate counts and usage numbers to improve our services and to better inform our decision making. In the 2018 calendar year, many of you visited our five library locations , reserved study rooms , and...
#WeAreUAZLibraries is a bi-weekly series that introduces our staff on Facebook and Instagram . Meet Sarah Shreeves! What do you do? I’m the Vice Dean. Access & Information Services, Technology Strategy & Services, Special Collections, and The Office of Digital...
Associate Dean Jerry Perry has been selected as an Academic Champion by the Office of the Provost. This program invites colleges and units to nominate a faculty member who has received a significant award or recognition. University Libraries Dean Shan...
Jeff Oliver is our Data Science Specialist, fostering data and computational literacy across campus. As part of the Carpentries organization, he helps researchers and information professionals develop data skills. Jeff explains what Library Carpentry is and how it works...
The European Journal of Politics and Gender (EJPG) is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes international, cutting-edge research in the broad field of politics and gender. EJPG is the flagship journal of the European Conference on Politics and Gender (ECPG). Trial...
Hilary Van Alsburg , Director of Development, was honored at the 31st Annual National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon on November 16 as the 2018 Outstanding Fundraising Executive. The Southern Arizona Association of Fundraising Professionals sponsors this annual...
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...
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...
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...
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...