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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,...
On April 22, undergraduate students from across the state of Arizona gathered at Mesa Community College to present projects on Shakespeare. The collaboration crossed disciplinary boundaries and included scholars from English, theater, history, digital humanities, cultural studies, science and linguistics...
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...
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,...
#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...
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...
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...
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...

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