Fall 2021

Fall 2021
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INSIDE: $75K Gift to Support Open Educational Resources
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Letter from the Dean

The last time I checked in with you, I was wrapping up my first 100 days and enjoying the onboarding of this incredible journey I have begun with UH Libraries.  

$75,000 Gift for OER
Gift Announcement:

News Highlights

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Tejada Gifts Artist’s Book to UH Special Collections

Roberto Tejada, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor of English and Art History donated a limited edition copy of a bookwork to UH Special Collections. 

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Rooks Early Career Librarian Fellowship

The ECLF was established to support UH librarians early in their career 

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2021 Library Excellence Awards

UH Libraries honored its top performers at the annual awards ceremony, held online in summer 2021. 

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Special Collections Exhibit:

Collaborative LGBTQIA+ History Exhibit

UH Libraries Special Collections, in collaboration with institutional partners, has co-curated an exhibit featuring materials from regional LGBTQIA+ history collections. 

A Salute to Associate Dean Lehner

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John Lehner, associate dean for resource management at UH Libraries, announced his retirement effective October 1. Lehner joined UH Libraries in 1998 as the human resources director, overseeing searches for librarian positions and streamlining the search process. In 2006, Lehner stepped into his current role, administering the budget, facilities, and business operations of the Libraries, as well as directing library technology services, metadata and digitization services, library human resources, and assessment and statistics. He was promoted to the rank of librarian in 2013, and two years later, was appointed to the Ambassador Kenneth R. Franzheim Endowed Professorship.

“John has served the Libraries laudably,” said Dean Jackson. “He exemplifies unwavering dedication to the University and the profession, and is a model of collegiality and advocacy that extends well beyond the Libraries. I’d like to thank John for his service and wish him the best on his well-earned retirement.”

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Special Collections

Marvin Zindler Papers

UH Libraries Special Collections is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Marvin Zindler Papers. The collection celebrates the legacy of the distinguished KTRK-TV investigative reporter through preserved photos, correspondence, news clippings, publicity & press release materials, and more. 

Librarian & Staff News

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Librarian & Staff News

Professional & Scholarly Spotlight

Recent accomplishments and collaborations of UH Libraries’ librarians and staff  

Self Check-out lockers in the 24 hour lounge of the MDA Library

24 Hour Lounge Expansion

UH Libraries, in partnership with UH Facilities/Construction Management, will enhance the services and space of the 24 Hour Lounge located in MD Anderson Library, including the addition of Einstein Bros. Bagels; a mezzanine; new entrances, and more computing and seating. The target completion date is August 2022.

Thanks to a generous gift from the McGovern Foundation, MD Anderson Library now offers self-service lockers for check-out of library materials. Located in the 24 Hour Lounge, users can retrieve requested materials easily with just the swipe of a Cougar Card.