Dia de los Muertos altar

ITC, Honors College, Library team up for Día de los Muertos observances

(OCTOBER 3, 2022) The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures (ITC) is partnering with the Honors College and UTSA Libraries for a month-long observance of Día de los Muertos. The university’s celebration will include a traditional ofrenda, hands-on demonstrations on making nichos—shadow boxes dedicated to loved ones—and an exhibit at the ITC.

Morgan Grace, Kathleen Laborde, Judith Dones and Alyssa Vikesland
an assortment of media types from the past

UTSA Libraries to lead historical ITC collections preservation project

(August 31, 2022)

UTSA has been awarded a two-year, $240,442 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for UTSA Libraries to digitize and catalog audiovisual items that were produced by the Institute of Texan Cultures for classroom and museum instruction, entertainment, and more, over a nearly 50-year span.

a photo of the AET Library interior

Libraries’ services are central to student and faculty success

(August 24, 2022)

UTSA Libraries and its many services are an essential component of the college experience for students and faculty. Roadrunners can borrow tech gear, reserve study spaces, chat with a librarian to get their reference questions answered, and much more.

illustration of one searching on the web

New Blackboard feature saves faculty time, reduces student costs

(August 9, 2022)

With the onset of the Fall 2022 semester approaching, UTSA Libraries and Academic Innovation announce the availability of a new feature in Blackboard, the university’s learning management system, aptly named Library Reading List. It works similarly to the Libraries’ existing Course Reserves service but is a self-service tool that is interactive and will save faculty time as they build and manage their own course reserves and reading lists. Faculty can use either service as they prep for the new semester.

Diana Kennedy w/19th Century books

Remembering Mexican cooking expert Diana Kennedy

(July 27, 2022)

Culinary anthropologist Diana Kennedy passed away in her home in Zitácuaro, Michoacán, Mexico on Sunday, July 24. She was 99 years old.

JPL Assembly Room Entrance

UTSA Libraries Announces Temporary Closure of the Assembly Room

(June 23, 2022)

The John Peace Library Assembly Room located on the fourth floor (4.04.22) will see improvements to modernize the space and enhance services for the UTSA community. Beginning Monday, August 22, 2022, the room will be closed throughout the fall semester, reopening in early spring 2023.

Ven A Comer

Preserving centuries old Mexican cookbook collection

UTSA Libraries will host its annual ¡Ven a Comer! fundraising dinner June 17 at the Pearl’s renowned Hotel Emma. The invitation-only event supports the UTSA Libraries Special Collections Mexican cookbook collection, the largest in the nation.

Writing Program Awarded State Grant

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) awards a $25,000 OER Grant to UTSA faculty to tailor a Creative Commons textbook for Writing Program 1013 class.

Management Science and Statistics Awarded State Grant

In Summer 2021, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board awarded a $5,000 OER Implementation Grant to two UTSA faculty.