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Join Us for the Texas Open Science Summit

Austin, TEXAS – The University of Texas Libraries, in partnership with the Office of Vice President for Research, Scholarship and Creative Endeavors, is proud to announce the Texas Open Science Summit (TOSS) to be held on September 20, 2023. TOSS is a half-day program that marks the celebration of 2023 being designated as the Year of Open Science.

The… Read More

Libraries Add Text Option for Dyslexia to Devices

The University of Texas Libraries has implemented an additional tool to improve readability of online content on both public and staff devices across campus. 

OpenDyslexic is a typeface designed to increase readability for people with dyslexia, now available as a Google Chrome extension and system font on all Libraries’ Windows & macOS public… Read More

Benson Exhibitions Focus on Chile

Two upcoming exhibitions at the Benson Latin American Collection will focus on Chile in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the violent coup that overthrew the government of democratically elected president Salvador Allende on September 11, 1973.

Read more at Tex Libris.

Newspapers Associated with Journalist Idar Available Online

On Monday, August 14, the U.S. Mint released a quarter commemorating Mexican American journalist and activist Jovita Idar (b. Laredo, 1885–d. San Antonio, 1946) as part of its American Women Quarters program. In conjunction with this release, the Benson Latin American Collection recently published three issues of two newspapers that are associated with Idar. Together, these publications… Read More

Libraries Gain Access to New York Times for Campus Users

The University of Texas Libraries has obtained access to the New York Times on as a campus-wide library resource. 

The New York Times (NYT) requires a paid subscription for full access to its website,, and to the publication’s mobile apps. The Libraries’ subscription to the New York Times on behalf of our users will provide Academic… Read More

Join the Libraries Student Advisory Committee

Do you love the Libraries and want to help? Have ideas for improvement? Make your voice heard! 

The University of Texas Libraries is seeking nominations for students to join SLAC – the Libraries Student Advisory Committee. Committee members will be an active voice in the Libraries decisionmaking process, representing student needs and preferences to… Read More

Libraries Announces New Open Access Agreement with Scientific Publisher IOP

In coordination with the University of Texas System (UT System), the University of Texas Libraries has established a three-year transformative agreement (TA) with society publisher IOP Publishing (IOPP). The agreement between IOPP and the UT System allows affiliated researchers to publish unlimited open access (OA) articles in IOPP’s journals and most partner journals with… Read More

Libraries Announce Access to Open Publishing Platform Pressbooks

The University of Texas Libraries announces access to now offers access to Pressbooks for the creation of open educational resources (OER).

Pressbooks is an open textbook creation platform allowing authors to write and publish open access books. Work can then be exported into several formats — including PDF, MOBI, and EPUB — and shared.

"Pressbooks allows UT faculty and staff to… Read More

AILLA Road Trip: Teaching About the Archive in Rural Oaxaca

I am a dual-degree master’s student in Latin American Studies and Information Studies at The University of Texas at Austin, working to become an academic librarian with a subject specialty in Latin American and Indigenous Studies. I had come to Oaxaca with a clear goal in mind: to teach several workshops on archival access and navigation for the Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin… Read More

Texas Digital Library Announces Annual Awards

The Texas Digital Library (TDL) announced its annual TDL Awards at the opening plenary session of the 2023 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries on Tuesday, May 16.

The Texas Digital Library Awards honor Texas-based individuals and groups that have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of digital libraries. Digital libraries are defined broadly as access to digital… Read More

Rader Among Fulbright Scholar Program Grantees for 2023-2024 

AUSTIN, Texas — The U.S. Department of State and Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board have selected four members of the staff and faculty at The University of Texas at Austin to receive Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program awards for the 2023-2024 academic year.  

Professors Tia Madkins and Hannah Williamson as well as head librarian Mary Rader and postdoctoral fellow Julia York will receive… Read More

Libraries' Announce 2023 Information Literacy Award Winners

The University of Texas Libraries recently announced the winners of the 2023 Signature Course Information Literacy Award. 

The award – administered by the Libraries’ Teaching and Learning Services (TLS) – recognizes exemplary student work that achieves the information literacy learning outcomes of Signature Courses: the ability to find, evaluate, correctly cite, and synthesize sources… Read More

Los del Valle Oral Histories Available through Collections Portal

The Benson Latin American Collection at The University of Texas at Austin has made a significant oral history archive featuring voices of the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas and Northern Mexico available online through the Libraries’ Collections Portal.

Read more at Tex Libris.


¡A Viva Voz! to Feature Chicana/Tejana Artist Santa Barraza

The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection is proud to host the 21st Annual ¡A Viva Voz! Celebration of U.S. Latino/a/x Culture, featuring a conversation with Chicana/Tejana artist Santa Barraza. 

A native of Kingsville, Texas, Santa Barraza is a contemporary artist and founder of Barraza Fine Art, LLC, a gallery and studio committed to furthering the appreciation of the visual arts… Read More

Winners of Inaugural Black Queer Studies Awards Named

The University of Texas Libraries recently recognized a group of student scholars for their use of a groundbreaking collection focused on Black Queer Studies.

The Libraries announced the inaugural winners of the Black Queer Studies Student Awards. The Monica K. Roberts Graduate and the Hogan/Schell Undergraduate Awards honor excellence in student scholarship and creative endeavors in… Read More