ID cards required to access Alkek Library after 11 p.m.

Beginning Monday, February 17, late-night library patrons will be required to have their ID card in order to enter the Alkek Library after 11 p.m. We are committed to protecting the safety and security of library patrons. For this reason, late-night access will be limited to those with a valid university-issued identification card. All doors will lock at 11 p.m. and patrons must swipe their ID on the card reader located between the doors on the right side of the main entrance to gain entry to the library. This initiative is in response to a student government resolution which asked

Library grants are available for faculty needs

University Libraries offer three grant programs to help Texas State faculty purchase library materials need to support research.

The deadline for the spring 2020 Online Resources Grants is 5 p.m. Friday, February 14. These grants can be used to purchase larger one-time online resources that one department cannot afford through the standard library allocation. A total of $180,000 is available for these grants during the 2019-20 academic year. These funds are often used to purchase primary source databases, journal backfile collections, e-book collections and audio or streaming media collections. Some ideas for use of these funds are found on our One-Time Resources web page. Priority will be given to proposals for resources that enhance the library’s collection and that benefit many departments or greatly benefit one area.

Library research grants helps faculty pay for research and creative activity resources through the acquisition of library materials. Applications for this grant program are due in early November. Eligible materials include things like back issues of journals, electronic resources, DVDs, CDs and microform. Priority is given to materials that can be permanently added to the library collection.

New tenure-track faculty can apply for up to $1,000 in New Faculty Start-Up Grants needed to enhance the library’s collections. These applications are reviewed and funded between September and June. During the 2019-20 academic year, $15,000 was available for funding.

Questions about online resources grants and library research grants should be directed to Head Acquisitions Librarian Ginger Williams at vkw11@txstate.edu. New Faculty Startup Grant questions should be directed to Monographic Acquisitions Librarian Amanda Price at anp125@txstate.edu.

 

 

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Library grants are available for faculty needs

University Libraries offer three grant programs to help Texas State faculty purchase library materials need to support research.

The deadline for the spring 2020 Online Resources Grants is 5 p.m. Friday, February 14. These grants can be used to purchase larger one-time online resources that one department cannot afford through the standard library allocation. A total of $180,000 is available for these grants during the 2019-20 academic year. These funds are often used to purchase primary source databases, journal backfile collections, e-book collections and audio or streaming media collections. Some ideas for use of these funds are found on our One-Time Resources web page. Priority will be given to proposals for resources that enhance the library’s collection and that benefit many departments or greatly benefit one area.

Library research grants helps faculty pay for research and creative activity resources through the acquisition of library materials. Applications for this grant program are due in early November. Eligible materials include things like back issues of journals, electronic resources, DVDs, CDs and microform. Priority is given to materials that can be permanently added to the library collection.

New tenure-track faculty can apply for up to $1,000 in New Faculty Start-Up Grants needed to enhance the library’s collections. These applications are reviewed and funded between September and June. During the 2019-20 academic year, $15,000 was available for funding.

Questions about online resources grants and library research grants should be directed to Head Acquisitions Librarian Ginger Williams at vkw11@txstate.edu. New Faculty Startup Grant questions should be directed to Monographic Acquisitions Librarian Amanda Price at anp125@txstate.edu.

SIX BIG THINGS for 2020!!! NUMBER TWO – New Alkek Room Reservation System

The latest BIG THINGS news for the Alkek Library is the launch of our new room reservation system. Beginning in February 2020 all group study rooms, collaboration rooms and the Comm Lab (practice presentation room) are reservable using the new campus EMS reservation system. To make an online reservation, go to reservation.library.txstate.edu. From this page you can either go directly to the EMS system or go to the library’s spaces page to see what rooms are available and how to reserve them. The new web application can be used to reserve rooms from a desktop or mobile device and offers