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Researchers often can't find free data sources that meet their needs. As a result, they have to find funding from their department or through grant funding to purchase data. But what if grants are competitive or aren't available to purchase...
The Library of Congress , the world’s largest library, recently awarded a $83,226 grant to the University Libraries. This funding will bring our library and archival experts together with a multidisciplinary group of University of Arizona faculty to create teaching...
University Libraries is pleased to announce the appointment of Ethan Henderson as our Director of Development. Ethan brings an impressive record of experience and accomplishments in academic library fundraising and donor relations. Before joining our team in August, he...
University Libraries' commitment to the value of openness is evident, literally and figuratively, in two initiatives: the Research Data Repository, known as ReDATA, and CATalyst Studios, a makerspace located in the Main Library. Read our recent story in Lo Que...
Sarah Shreeves , vice dean at the University Libraries, has been selected as a member of the 2021-2022 Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Leadership Fellow program . The year-long program, the flagship of the ARL Academy , brings together a...
University Libraries is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15) by highlighting history, people, digital collections, and online exhibits that include and represent Hispanic, Latinx, and Chicano/a/x communities. Stay tuned as new highlights are added. Using newspapers to expand...
You asked, and we delivered. The University of Arizona Health Sciences Library (UAHSL) will launch a new, improved website on September 20. A team of University Libraries staff has been transitioning the website to the university’s UA Sites platform over...
A.E. Douglass and colleagues working in the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research under the Arizona Stadium, undated. Enjoy the last story in a four-part series about the Andrew Ellicott Douglass films digitization project funded by the Council on Library and Information...
The Harvard Business Review once described the work of a data scientist as the "sexiest job of the 21st century." One University of Arizona data scientist looked at 10 universities in the United States to better understand what a job...
Maybe it has been a while since you've been in the libraries--or maybe you've never visited us at all! Here's a quick tour of some of our spaces and services with America Curl , a former student employee and recent...
Due to budget and staffing constraints, the Fine Arts Library (FAL) is permanently closed to walk-in access and will continue to serve as a closed stacks library. The University Libraries, in collaboration with the College of Fine Arts and the...
Last October, the Libraries’ Office of Digital Innovation & Stewardship launched the University of Arizona Research Data Repository , also known as ReDATA. ReDATA, which is free to University of Arizona faculty, staff, designated campus colleagues, and enrolled undergraduate and...
Lois Olsrud , a former library faculty member and long-time colleague, passed away June 2, 2021. Hired in 1966 as a Humanities Librarian, she retired June 28, 1996, after 30 years of service at the University Libraries.  Lois worked closely...
Our Special Collections department contributes research work and support that results in course curricula, manuscripts and books, articles, films, and much more. Even podcasts. Trent Purdy Amanda Howard In October 2019, Canadian podcaster Adam Huggins traveled to Tucson to do...
The spring semester has ended, but we wanted to give a special shout-out to the student employees in Special Collections who made great contributions over the past academic year. From August 10, 2020, to May 4, 2021, they served over...
People who live and work on the U.S.-Mexico borderlands will be able to see more perspectives of their history, culture and experiences thanks to a grant project created by the University Libraries to support the development of research projects that...
From May 17-August 22, we're ready when you are. Drop by the Main Library lobby, visit the Weaver Library, or contact us by chat, text, and email during these hours: Monday-Thursday 9am-7pm Friday 9am-6pm Saturday 11am-6pm Sunday 1pm-6pm The...
We’re happy to announce the winners of the 2021 Data Visualization Challenge . Undergraduate and graduate students from different disciplines were invited to submit visual displays of data to tell stories. This is the second year that the Libraries’ Office...
The University of Arizona Health Sciences Library is partnering with the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library at the University of Utah to expand outreach to communities through regional and national programs in nine states. The University of Utah was...
Congratulations to our student employees who are graduating this spring or summer! They support the work we do in our departments by: helping people at our Ask Us desks and researching archival materials assisting with business operations and technology requests...

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