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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...
Assistant Librarian Anthony Sanchez has been selected as a 2020-21 fellow for the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Leadership and Career Development Program (LCDP) . This competitive, yearlong program is open to mid-career librarians and addresses the need for...
#WeAreUAZLibraries is a bi-weekly series that introduces our staff on Facebook and Instagram . Meet Saad Dagher! What do you do? I work behind the scenes with Technical Services in the Delivery, Description, & Acquisitions department. I am involved in...
Newspapers are an important primary resource and source of inquiry in undergraduate courses of various disciplines. A cross-campus group of University of Arizona librarians and faculty members has been awarded a Collections as Data: Part to Whole grant funded by...
#WeAreUAZLibraries is a bi-weekly series that introduces our staff on Facebook and Instagram . Meet Jennifer Martin! What do you do? I’m an Associate Librarian at the Health Sciences Library and the liaison to the College of Pharmacy. I support...
University Libraries is pleased to announce the appointment of Lisa Comella as Director of Development, effective October 21, 2019. In this new position, Lisa supports both the Libraries and the University of Arizona Foundation. Lisa is an alumna of...
University Libraries is pleased to announce the appointment of Verónica Reyes-Escudero as the new Katheryne B. Willock Head of Special Collections . Verónica has been the Borderlands Curator in Special Collections since 2006 and has worked at the Libraries...
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,...

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