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Congratulations to all of our graduating student workers! At UA Libraries, we employ more than 100 undergraduate and graduate students. Five of them talked to us about their post-graduation plans and what they most enjoyed about their library jobs. Kimberly...
Librarian Roger Myers is the recipient of the 2019 Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists (CIMA) Mentor Award for his 30 years of mentoring at UA Libraries Special Collections . CIMA is an association of archivists, conservators, historians, and archival professionals...
Dean of Libraries Shan Sutton is using the Grateful Dead's spirit to drive one of the most radical campus technology waves ever—almost 25 years after the band broke up.
#WeAreUAZLibraries is a bi-weekly series that introduces our staff on Facebook and Instagram . Meet Michelle Halla! What do you do? I am the Manager of Reference for Access and Information Services (AIS). My department is the public face of...
The 2018 Lois Olsrud Faculty Excellence Award was awarded to Librarian Carol Howe . This award, named for a librarian who worked at the Libraries from 1966 to 1996, recognizes sustained excellence in service to and/or collaboration with faculty, students,...
This op-ed by UA Libraries Director of Development Hilary Van Alsburg was originally published by the Arizona Daily Star on April 12, 2019. The importance of libraries speaks for itself, or so I thought when I became the development...
Inventors at the UA Libraries developed a new e-learning platform for creating easy-to-build tutorials. Now, startup Sidecar Learning is taking it to the world.
The University of Arizona Health Sciences Library Special Collections has been relocated to the Main Library Special Collections to improve the access and preservation of health sciences-related archival and historical collections. In 2014, the Health Sciences Library was integrated into...
Steve Bosch has received the 2019 Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) , a division of the American Library Association (ALA). The award honors the memory of Ross Atkinson,...
Nicole Pagowsky and the Critical Librarianship and Pedagogy Symposium (CLAPS) have received a 2019 Special Certificate of Recognition and Appreciation from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Instruction Section. This award recognizes individuals who...
Every spring, Special Collections hosts the Early Books Lecture Series where University of Arizona scholars explore the treasure trove of medieval texts held by the University Libraries. The series was founded by Albrecht Classen , University Distinguished Professor and Undergraduate...
#WeAreUAZLibraries is a bi-weekly series that introduces our staff on Facebook and Instagram . Meet Octavio (Tavo) Fuentes! What do you do? I am the Libraries’ Assistant Dean, Finance and Administration. I lead the great, professional, and dedicated folks that...
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...
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...