January 2020

University of Houston Libraries now has a display of books authored by University faculty, located on the first floor of MD Anderson Library.

As you may have heard, I have accepted a new position as university librarian and dean at University of Minnesota Libraries, effective February 28. My last day at University of Houston will be February 14. It has been an honor to serve as UH Libraries dean and Elizabeth D. Rockwell chair for the past four and a half years.
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A Special Thank You to Deborah M. Colton

None of us achieve anything alone. We’d like to highlight the UH Libraries Campaign Committee and Dean’s Cabinet member Deborah Colton, who played an integral part in helping us obtain the Dorothy Hood Archives. We can’t thank Deborah enough, but we can tell you how she helped make this acquisition a reality.



Student-Curated Harlem Renaissance Exhibition

Blacker than a Thousand Midnights: Picturing the Black Spirit in Harlem Renaissance Graphic Arts was curated by students in last semester’s class, Art History 4394-6394 The Harlem Renaissance, taught by Dr. Caroline Goeser.



Upcoming OER Events

Due to the high costs of commercial textbooks, 37% of UH students don’t purchase required textbooks; they also report earning poor grades, taking fewer courses, and not registering for specific courses due to textbook costs.

Through the Alternative Textbook Incentive Program (ATIP), UH instructors replace traditional textbooks with open or alternative textbooks in their courses, allowing all students free and immediate access to course materials.