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Apply for faculty grants that improve teaching and bolster student success

(DECEMBER 19, 2023) — UTSA Libraries is pleased to announce it will again offer faculty two grants, Faculty Teaching in the Archives (FTIA) and Adopt-a-Free Textbook, designed to enhance teaching and directly support the success of UTSA students. The application period is now open for UTSA faculty members interested in applying for one or both grants. The deadline for submitting applications for either grant is March 18.

JPL 4th floor study room

UTSA Libraries opens 12 new study spaces at JPL

(NOVEMBER 27, 2023)

Just in time for finals, UTSA Libraries opened 12 new study rooms on the 4th floor of the John Peace Library. The study rooms each come equipped with a 50” monitor and whiteboards to assist with group study. A limited supply of HDMI cables to allow students to connect their laptops to the monitors can be checked out at the library’s 2nd-floor front desk.

New in Digital Collections: For Our Times Digitized Videos

Recently added to our Digital Collections website are digitized episodes from the CBS series For Our Times from the John Phillip Santos Collection. The UTSA Digital Collections website previously had 5 episodes from the series available to view. The completion of a recent digitization project adds about 15 new episodes of the series online. Highlights […]

Lilliana Saldana

Indigenous wisdom on the menu: UTSA lecturer explores the three sisters of Indigenous cuisine

(OCTOBER 5, 2023)

UTSA Libraries will host an informative lecture exploring the significance of milpa food in preserving indigenous culinary traditions. Featured speaker Lilliana Saldana, associate professor of UTSA’s Mexican American Studies program, will delve into the world of “Milpa Cuisine: The Vital Role of the Three Sisters – beans, corn and squash,” on Wednesday, October 25, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Assembly Center (4.04.22) of the John Peace Library.

UTSA students studying

Subject specialist librarians support faculty and student success

(SEPTEMBER 25, 2023)

With the beginning of a new semester, librarians are busy connecting with students and faculty to help with classwork and research. UTSA Libraries has 16 librarians who serve as subject specialists to over 60 academic departments and programs, including Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (AIS), the UTSA Writing Program, Entrepreneurship, and Data Science.

Ven a Comer 2023

We are happy to share that this year’s Ven a Comer has expanded from a fundraising dinner to a variety of events throughout Hispanic Heritage Month! Since 2017, UTSA Libraries has hosted a unique annual fundraising dinner in collaboration with Pearl, Hotel Emma, and the Consulate of Mexico in San Antonio. The event pairs a […]

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Female cooks and chefs lauded in UTSA Libraries’ 2023 Ven a Comer lineup

(September 7, 2023)

UTSA Libraries announces a newly expanded Ven a Comer celebration with the theme, “Mujeres.” This year’s celebration will commemorate and recognize the contributions of women throughout history who have sustained Mexican cooking traditions and inspired future generations of chefs. Ven a Comer 2023 will include several events to support UTSA’s Mexican Cookbook Collection.

Texas Watermelon Photos for National Watermelon Day

We observe this occasion to showcase our photographs of watermelons.  The earliest are family photographs, one dating to the early 1900s.  People posing with their favorite summertime food made the group portrait more photogenic.  Our collection also includes numerous photographs taken by photojournalists who regularly recorded the arrival of watermelons in local markets.  These photographers […]

photo of Adan Medrano

Adán Medrano donates his archives to UTSA Special Collections

(July 31, 2023)

The UTSA Libraries Special Collections has received a donation of archival papers from San Antonio native and award-winning Mexican cookbook author and filmmaker Adán Medrano. He is known in the culinary world for coining the term "Texas Mexican," which he explains is the style of food he grew up eating. He says it’s “very strong in the grassroots community but totally lost in the status quo."

Introducing Our New Library Assistant IV

We are delighted to welcome our new Library Assistant IV, Diana Sanchez. Diana has been a Student Clerk with Special Collections since January 2022 during which she has assisted with the John Peace Library Reading Room as well as outreach, collection inventorying, and instruction. Tell us a bit about your background. I am a UTSA […]