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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.

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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 faculty in utilizing free and low-cost learning materials.

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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 released by the UTSA Libraries.

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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 Press.

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.

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 manuscripts from the Mexican Cookbook Collection—the largest in the nation.

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 Latino culture and heritage. 

Check out this list of recommendations!

“I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter” 

by Erika L. Sánchez

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 this panel discussion on the upcoming election and the influence young voters will have on politics. 

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 $150,000 in grant funding in support of virtual learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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 digital representations of primary source materials documenting the history of Mexican American civil rights dispersed across institutions in the San Antonio area.