The University of Houston Libraries fall 2018 newsletter is now available.
Read about the Alternative Textbook Incentive Program, scholarship winners, new acquisitions, and more.
It’s finals time at the University of Houston! Multiple exams and projects due all at once can be overwhelming, so your friendly UH librarians have offered tips to help you succeed at the end of the semester. Happy studying!
- Plan your study sessions wisely. If your final is a few days away, take time each day to study and review so that you’re not cramming the night before. Studying for a later final can also be a break between intensive studying for a final that is happening sooner.
- Get rest and don’t ignore your health. If you need to set reminders to eat healthy or sleep, do so! Stay hydrated, and go easy on the caffeine, which can zap your energy and focus at high levels.
- Take time for self-care. Work out, color, nap, take a walk, see friends, listen to music or podcasts, and take breaks in order to combat stress and fatigue.
- Surround yourself with positivity. Study with motivated classmates, post sticky notes with affirmations in your study space, and reward yourself. If you’ve gone to class regularly, studied hard, and did well throughout the semester, you’ve got the final down!
- Temporarily turn off notifications from your social media accounts or give yourself an internet curfew. The goal is to minimize unnecessary distraction.
- Relax and take deep breaths. It is not the end of the world. The end of finals and winter break is just beyond the horizon; no matter what happens in the next week, you will be done with the semester when you reach the other side of it!
- The library is here for you. Whether you need a place to study, take a break at Paws and Relax or Finals Mania, or if you need assistance finding those last few sources for your paper, UH Libraries can help in a variety of ways.
University of Houston Libraries is piloting a new service based on student feedback. You may now send a text to report excessive noise at the MD Anderson Library.
Text the word “Noise” and the exact location to 713-489-6208. A member of the Libraries’ staff will investigate. No signal? Use the chat feature over wifi: libraries.uh.edu/contact.
The University of Houston MD Anderson Library will be open extended hours starting Monday, November 26 through Thursday, December 6. Your Cougar Card is required for access after 9pm.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 is #GivingTuesday, a celebration of giving fueled by the power of social media, collaboration, and generosity. University of Houston Libraries joins the University’s special one-day campaign, #GivingCoogsDay, in concert with the global movement of giving.
The University of Houston Institutional Repository (UHIR) collects, preserves, and distributes scholarly output and creative works produced by the UH community. UHIR provides free and open online access to the University’s research and scholarship.
Communities within the repository, Electronic Theses and Dissertations, and UH Faculty, Staff, and Student Works, are searchable. Recent submissions to the repository include video recordings from the 2018-2019 Assistant Professor Excellence (APeX) Speaker Series: “An Inside Job: Using Tiny Robot Swarms to Heal the Body” and “The Power of Musical Play.”
Irene Ke, psychology and social work librarian at University of Houston Libraries, will give a presentation on Libraries resources for graduate and professional students at the next meeting of the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) on December 4. The open meeting will take place in the Student Center South – Midtown Room from 3-4pm. Refreshments will be provided.
The GPSA is a registered student organization for all masters, doctoral, and post-baccalaureate students in all colleges at the University of Houston. The GPSA hosts open meetings each month to transparently discuss organizational business, gather questions and concerns from the community, and host speakers and workshops on areas of interest for the grad/professional student community.
The 2018 Zine Fest Houston is scheduled for Saturday, November 17, at Lawndale Art Center from 12 noon to 6pm. Attendees can browse zines, prints, and artwork produced by creatives across Texas and the Gulf Coast; and chat with librarians and archivists about zine, history, and more.
The Zine Fest Houston Records will also be on display at the event. The collection of zines (self-published, non-commercial booklets or magazines) and related ephemera documents regional and national zine culture. Preserved and made accessible by UH Special Collections, materials in the collection range from the 1980s to present, with a focus on art, feminism, LGBTQ issues, Latinx culture, and humor.
The William R. Jenkins Architecture, Design, and Art Library will host a pop-up art library at the University of Houston Fine Arts Courtyard. Students are invited to browse and check out art books while enjoying free hot chocolate.
The pop-up library will be open on November 26 from 10:30am – 12:00pm, and November 27 from 2:30 – 4:00pm.