Wednesday, February 25, 2009


We invite you to the Third Annual Faculty Recognition Day.


This event expresses the Libraries' appreciation and admiration for TWU faculty and is a tribute to the University's scholarly and artistic achievements of the previous year. The annual event, which is co-sponsored by Provost Kay Clayton, TWU Libraries and the Friends of the Libraries, will be April 20, 2009 at 2:00 pm in Blagg Huey Library. Provost Clayton will make her remarks of appreciation and faculty publications and creative works will be on display. It is an opportunity to mingle and see what TWU faculty members are working on. A reception follows the celebration. We hope you will attend.



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--Sherilyn Bird

Friday, February 13, 2009

Milestone Documents in American History

TWU Libraries has just added Milestone Documents in American History to its print and online collections. This is a new series, published my Salem Press, combines full-text primary source documents with expert analysis and commentary. The print is a 4 volume set and comes with free online access, so you don't even need to be in the library to use this resource. The series has been named one of Choice magazines "outstanding academic titles" for 2008.

--Kris Reed

Monday, February 9, 2009

TWU Libraries staff hear Michael Stephens

Michael StephensSeveral TWU Libraries staff had the opportunity to hear web 2.0 guru, Michael Stephens discuss the “The Hyper-linked Library” last week at the University of North Texas, Discovery Park.
Michael Stephens, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor at Dominican University's Graduate School of Library and Information Science, is author of Web 2.0 & Libraries, an OCLC article about Librarian 2.0 skills and he blogs at Tame the Web. He also currently writes a monthly Library Journal column with Michael Casey: The Transparent Library, exploring how trends and technologies can enhance libraries and make them participatory and open to change.
During the two hour discussion, Dr. Stephens urged that libraries should strive to be both transparent and user driven; and to do so he advised that libraries need to evolve, let go of control, and also be visible.

-- Greg Hardin

Read About African Americans' History, Culture and Achievements

Jimmie Lyn Harris, TWU Reference Librarian, compiled this list of books highlighting African American history, culture and achievements. These books (print and electronic) are part of the TWU Libraries Collections.

--Jimmie Lyn Harris

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Visit Africa


Enjoy a global experience without leaving the TWU Campus.
Visit Africa through an exhibit of artifacts, art work, clothing and textiles beautifully displayed around the rotunda and in the lobby of the Denton Campus TWU library. These materials are a part of a collection owned by library staff member, LaMargo Branch.

LaMargo said “I started collecting African Art because I felt like it was a part of me and my ancestry. I have been collecting African Art and Clothing for about 17 years.” The collection includes pieces from different parts of Africa such as Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, and Ethiopia.

The display was created by LaMargo Branch and Codie Causey and will be available to the public until March 4, 2009.


--Connie Maxwell