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Library Insider:
Library News for Undergraduates
February 2012
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What's Inside:
* Maker Breaks @ the Libraries for V-Day
* Romantic Recs from Library Staff
* UTIntegrity Week & Avoiding Plagiarism
* Featured Resource: English Poetry
* Library Enhancements
* Events at FAL: Art:21 Screening and Research + Pizza
* Win Tix from the Benson & the UT Libraries


Upcoming Classes

Zotero: Manage Citations
Feb 15, 1-2:30pm
PCL 1.124

Online Identity Management
Feb 21 , 11am-12pm PCL 1.124

Avoiding Plagiarism
Feb 22, 11am-12pm, PCL 1.124

Find Census Data 
Feb 21 , 2-3pm
PCL 1.124

Beyond Powerpoint
Feb 23, 1-2pm
PCL 1.124

View the Library Classes page for descriptions and more classes.
Valentine's Day Edition
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Love Your Libraries During our Valentine's Day Maker Breaks

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Take a break on Valentine’s Day and stop by PCL, the Life Science Library, or Fine Arts Library to make a 1” button. Express your love of a library, your bibliophilia, or the love you have for a special someone.  The button is yours to keep or gift to your Valentine.  We’ll have some sweet treats, too.   Here’s the schedule:

PCL Lobby 11am-12pm
Life Science Library Lobby 1pm-2pm
Fine Arts Library Lobby  3pm-4pm

We hope to see you there!


Romantic Recommendations from the Libraries

Love is all around as Valentine’s Day approaches.  We asked Libraries staff to tell us about their favorite romantic books, DVDs, and CDs in our collections.  Have a recommendation of your own?  Submit it to Longhorn Reviews!


Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

“Last Night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.”  So begins du Maurier’s 1938 romantic novel, Rebecca.  The line also begins the Alfred Hitchcock film version, which was named Best Picture for 1940.  This work is usually described as Gothic fiction, but as really good Gothic fiction.  Critics credit du Maurier’s storytelling skills.  Romantics-at-heart should expect to find a good read (or a film of note) in the surprising adventures of the second Mrs. de Winter.


Larayne Dallas

Assistant Engineering Librarian, McKinney Engineering Library


Brokeback Mountain

This masterful adaptation by Ang Lee of the Annie Proulx short story is a landmark in the cinematic depiction of love between men. Two impoverished ranch hands in 1963 Wyoming meet while sharing work and initiate an intimate relationship that informs the rest of their lives. An unlikely love transcends the circumstances of a repressive, homophobic society, even as the characters' lives are ruined by the societal hatred surrounding them. A beautiful, unforgettable cinematic achievement.

Barry Moore

Mail Clerk, Receiving, PCL


Songs from Leonard Cohen’s I’m Your Man and Various Positions

I think the most seductive--mood creating songs for anytime but Valentine’s Day specifically are without a doubt Leonard Cohen's  "I'm Your Man" from the album of the same title followed by his "Dance Me to the End of Love," found on Various Positions.  You can see the lyrics for “I’m Your Man” online.


Susan Ardis

Head Librarian, McKinney Engineering Library


Harold and Maude

If you’ve always hoped to meet that special someone who is the peanut butter to your jelly no matter how eccentric you are, you might enjoy watching Harold and Maude this Valentine’s Day. Harold, who stages fake suicides for his mother’s benefit and is obsessed with death, is caught off-guard when he meets carefree Maude at a funeral, eventually falling in love. Nevermind that she’s 79.


Anna Fidgeon

GRA, Library Instruction Services, PCL


Learn About Avoiding Plagiarism During IntegrityUT Week 

IntegrityUT Week, hosted by 
integrityUTthe Academic Integrity Committee in the Senate of College Councils, is a University-wide event designed to promote the University Honor Code and integrity across campus. The week will be filled with events from February 20-24 and all students are encouraged to participate!

The Libraries will be hosting our popular Avoiding Plagiarism class on Wednesday, February 22 at 11am in PCL 1.124. This session, designed for undergraduates, covers mistakes that can lead to plagiarism, strategies for avoiding these mistakes and practical techniques for using sources correctly.

Can’t make it to the class?  Check out our
All About Plagiarism tutorial!


Library Enhancements We Hope You'll Love

No pen or paper? No problem!
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Now you can text yourself a resource's call number from within the library catalog. It takes just three steps: 1. Search the catalog; 2. Select your service provider; 3. Enter your phone number! You'll receive a text with the location of the resource in seconds (Note: normal text message rates apply.)

More electrical outlets + more seats = more productivity!
You asked and we answered. Now there are even more seats, outlets, and places to be productive within the PCL. Take a stroll up to the 6th floor, where you'll find 8 new tables, with 12 outlets per table, for a total of 216 new outlets and 144 more seats!


Featured Resource: English Poetry

Whether you’re looking for something to analyze for an 
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English class or are hoping to give someone something extra romantic this Valentine’s Day, you might check out the collection of over 160,000 poems in the English Poetry database. A search for “love” returns over 64,000 poems and a search for “romance” gives you 1300 poems to choose from. You can also search poets by gender, time period and nationality. So whether you’re studying iambic pentameter or the workings of the heart, you’re sure to find something that puts your feelings into words.


Art:21 Screening at the Fine Arts Library

Wednesday, March 28
4pm in DFA 3.200 at the Fine Arts Library

The new season of this PBS series features artists Marina Abramovic, Ai Weiwei, David Altmejd, El Anatsui, assume vivid astro focus, Lynda Benglis, Rackstraw Downes, Glenn Ligon, Robert Mangold, Catherine Opie, Mary Reid Kelley, Sarah Sze, and Tabaimo across four episodes. One of the episodes will be screened and refreshments will be served.

Can't make it? You can check out DVDs from previous Art:21 series from the Fine Arts Library, too.


Research + Pizza

Wednesday, April 4 12pm in DFA 3.200 at the Fine Arts Library More info

The April 4, 2012 RESEARCH + PIZZA program will be held at 12pm in the Fine Arts Library and will feature student performers taught by Lyn Koenning (Dept of Theatre & Dance), instructor in musical theatre audition and performance practices, and musical theatre acting and vocal technique. Come enjoy a live performance by students from the Department of Theatre and Dance as they give a sneak peek of their spring musical theatre revue, "Curtain Up! Hats Off to Broadway" in true Glee style.  Free pizza from Austin’s Pizza while it lasts.


Win tickets from the Benson Latin American Collection


Win two tickets for the Austin debut of the Brazilian big band sensation SpokFrevo Orquestra at Bass Concert Hall on March 24!  Visit the Benson Latin American Collection’s Facebook page for contest details and the chance to enter.


One more chance to win...

As an expression of our love for our great community of library users, we want to offer you the opportunity to win two tickets to So Percussion at McCullough Theater on March 6th or 7th.  

To enter, just click here and tell us one thing you love about the libraries by the end of the day on Monday February 20.  One winner will be chosen randomly and notified by email. 

Happy Valentine’s Day from the UT Libraries!

Questions? Email us at lib-instruction@utlists.utexas.edu. Thanks for reading; until next time!

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