Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Kudos to TWU Librarian Shelly Burns

Our own Shelly Burns, Librarian at the TWU Presbyterian campus, has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the Elizabeth Snapp Award for Excellence in Librarianship. Shelly was selected from a pool of nominees from the Houston, Dallas and Denton
ca
mpuses of Texas Woman's University.

Praised as "a golden asset to Texas Woman’s Universityand one who “models professional excellence", Shelly has been with TWU for three and a half years and currently serves as the TWU Subject Librarian for Health Care Administration, Health Studies, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy.

Way to go, Shelly!

By: Sandy Cochran

Monday, November 28, 2011

A Visual Learner? Have We Got a Resource for You

If you're a visual learner--or work with someone who is--TWU Libraries has a database tailor-made for you.

Films On Demand is a web-based digital video delivery platform that allows you to view streaming videos--from short clips to full-length films--24/7. Thousands of high-quality educational titles, in dozens of subject areas, await you.

Particularly suited for those that learn by audio and/or video, Films On Demand (accessible via the TWU Libraries homepage at Research/Databases A-Z List/F/Films On Demand) is a fantastic resource for all your individual or group projects.

By: Jimmie Harris

Recognize This?

Recognize this? Abstract art? A spacecraft's inner workings? Not even close.

Chances are you've been in the Blagg-Huey Library lecture hall (room 101) for one reason or another--for information literacy classes; to hear speakers; to attend coffee breaks or other special events--but it's a safe bet the room looked nothing like this.

The lecture hall we all know and love to use is undergoing a substantial and exciting transf
ormation.
Videoconferencing, audio and other equipment will be installed; the ceil
ing will be replaced and other upgrades made--all to make the space even more practical and user-friendly.

Expected date of completion? The start of the Spring 2012 semester
--so book your classes now.

By: Sandy Cochran

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Renowned Faculty Pianist to Perform at the Blagg-Huey Library

Internationally recognized pianist Dr. Richard Shuster, TWU Associate Professor of Music and Coordinator of Piano Studies on the Denton campus, will be the featured performer at a Faculty Piano Recital to be held in the beautiful environs of the Blagg-Huey Library on Friday, November 4th at 7:30 p.m.

A distinguished educator and prolific performing pianist, Dr. Shuster has been featured in many recent performances--including George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue--in a variety of venues. His performance at the recital on November 4th will feature works by Ludwig Van Beethoven, Gabriel Fauré, Sergei Prokofiev and Arvo Pärt.

The recital is sponsored by the TWU Blagg-Huey Library and the TWU Departments of Music and Drama. Admission is free and open to the public. The Blagg-Huey Library will close briefly at 6:00 p.m. on the day of the recital and will reopen in time for guests to be seated for the 7:30 p.m. performance. A reception will follow.

By: Sandy Cochran