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Digital archivist at UTSA Libraries receives statewide honors
  MAY 24, 2021 — Julianna Barrera-Gomez, digital archivist at the UTSA Libraries Special Collections, was named recipient of the Individual Impact Award by the Texas Digital Library. The award…
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Sawtelle, Curry donate $100,000 to UTSA Libraries to fund free textbook program
MAY 18, 2021 – To help ease the burden of the high costs of textbooks, Scott Sawtelle and Kathleen Curry have committed $100,000 to the UTSA Libraries’ Adopt-A-Free Textbook program which supports…
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Newest UTSA Libraries e-book features main dishes from Mexican Cookbook Collection
MAY 12, 2021 — From birria to barbacoa and nopalitos to taquitos, main dishes—or platos fuertes—take center stage in the latest volume of “Recetas: Cooking in the Time of Coronavirus,” an e-book…
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Fuerza Unida donates historical papers, photographs to UTSA Libraries Special Collections
  Petra Mata (right) organized protests on behalf of Fuerza Unida, a social justice organization she helped found in 1990 to address issues confronting garment workers released from the Levis…
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Publishing deal between UTSA Libraries, Cambridge University Press to benefit research authors
APRIL 22, 2021 — UTSA researchers looking to publish open access scholarly articles may find it easier to do so thanks to a transformative agreement between UTSA Libraries and Cambridge University…
Open educational resources
Grants available to support UTSA faculty in adopting free course textbooks
Applications are now being accepted for Adopt-a-Free-Textbook grants offered by the UTSA Libraries. The grant is open to tenured, tenure-track and fixed-tenure-track faculty and offers funds to…
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Gift helps acquire letter-pressed 18th-century broadside, increasing focus on Mexican beverages
LEFT: An image from the “Mexican Spirits Collection” showing a pulquelero mezcalero. (Photo courtesy UTSA Libraries Special Collections) RIGHT: Decree, in Spanish, regulating the sale of Agave and…
Carla Burgos
Grad student transcribes manuscripts from UTSA Mexican Cookbook Collection
  DECEMBER 1, 2020 — Meet Carla Burgos, a UTSA graduate student in Art History and student employee of UTSA Libraries Special Collections where she has worked for almost two years transcribing…
Roadrunner-recommended reads for Hispanic Heritage Month
In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, the UTSA Libraries’ peer coaches reached out to members of the UTSA community for book recommendations by Latinx authors or about Hispanic, Chicano or…
Panel discusses voting power of Generation Z
More than 20 million Gen Z-ers — those born after 1996 — will be eligible to vote in the November election. What impact will they have? What motivates their choices? And will they show up? Watch…
Grant funds to help UTSA Libraries and Museum reinforce technology and digital access amid pandemic
The U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) have awarded the UTSA Libraries and the Institute of Texan Cultures nearly $150,…
Equity Advocacy
              Mexican American Civil Rights Digital Portal The UTSA Libraries will develop plans for a multi-phased project to build a digital portal that will aggregate metadata and…