What we do

Our Mission

University Libraries advance the mission of Texas State University through enrichment of teaching, learning, and the research lifecycle. We empower our communities to learn, create, and discover with our learner-centered services and spaces, access to scholarly resources, unique collections, staff expertise, multi-literacy instruction, and digital scholarship initiatives.

Advancing The Research Life Cycle

We provide research resources, data management services, digital publishing support, and copyright assistance.

Driving Student Success

We facilitate teaching & learning through interactive research & technology instruction, open education materials & practices, and customized teaching support.

Providing Robust Repositories and Collections

We ensure access to online publishing and research resources for campus researchers through our distinctive online open repositories and robust collections.
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Featured Expert

Research Data Curation Specialist Xuan Zhou

“I provide research data management consultation services for Texas State researchers to help them learn the skills needed to manage their research data and provide guidance and instruction for how to preserve, share, and deposit data in the Texas State University Dataverse repository,” 

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Learn more about the library's research data management services

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Student Success

Our latest student success story

Participants at our inaugural TXST Open Datathon investigated open data related to specified research challenges, formulated a research question, and developed insights, potential solutions, and recommendations based on their findings. The weeklong competition was part of our Love Data Week celebration. Awards were presented for first through third place teams. 

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Projects Our Current Projects and Initiatives

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Upcoming Events & Workshops

Location:
Zoom meeting; Zoom meeting
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Tara Spies Smith, ts20@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
University Libraries
Come learn how to find and use open access images, video and other open access content, as well as open educational resources including lesson plans and textbooks. Learn how to properly give credit or attribution to copyrighted or open access content and how to give your own creations/designs a creative Commons license. Presentation tips and tech tools that can make your presentations and publications more professional and interesting will be also be covered. Image copyright topics will briefly covered as well.

This workshop will be online via zoom. Hope to see you there!

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Location:
Online
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Ashley Carrington
512-245-3593
amc189@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College

In this workshop, we will delve into the art of taking smart notes, a technique that can revolutionize your research, writing, and critical thinking skills. Drawing from the principles outlined in Sönke Ahrens' book, we will explore effective strategies for capturing, organizing, and leveraging your notes to enhance your academic pursuits. Join us to discover a transformative approach to note-taking (or, note-making!) that will empower you to excel in your graduate studies and beyond.

Presented by: Jess Williams, Assistant Director, University Libraries


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Did you know you can earn a Certificate of Completion by attending Shop Talks? Learn more.
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Location:
Alkek Library; Floors 1, 4, and 7
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Karina Martin
cby24@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
University Libraries
Do you always wonder which books the Alkek Library staff are reading? Come and check out the book recommendations at the Alkek Library.  You can find them on the 1st, 4th and 7th floors every day through December 2024.
Location:
Alkek Library Room 440; 440
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Tricia Boucher, Open Pedagogy & STEM Instruction Librarian, squirrel@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
University Libraries
Bring your lunch and learn how to use Open Pedagogical practices to transform a normal assignment into one that increases student engagement! Click here for more information
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Location:
Alkek 105; Alkek 105
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kristin Van Diest
kvandiest@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
University Libraries
This is the second workshop in the Book Design Techniques series. In this workshop, we will show you how to use Adobe InDesign and Microsoft Publisher to format a ten-page book using the images you collected from the first workshop and text of your choice. The workshop guide you through a step-by-step process, covering how to set up guides, how to make master pages, how to create text boxes, and more. We will also introduce a template for a one-page booklet, which will be the basis for one of the binding techniques in the third workshop. Click here for more information
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Location:
Alkek Library; Floors 1, 4, and 7
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Karina Martin
cby24@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
University Libraries
Do you always wonder which books the Alkek Library staff are reading? Come and check out the book recommendations at the Alkek Library.  You can find them on the 1st, 4th and 7th floors every day through December 2024.

Location:
Alkek One DesignSpace (1st Floor of Alkek across from the ITAC Help Desk)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Julian Delarosa, jjd95@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
University Libraries
This seven-session training series will give an overview of the Unity Realtime Development Platform. Students will learn how to use the platform to create desktop and mobile applications for virtual reality, augmented reality and console applications. Attendance at all seven sessions is required. Students can earn a total of three NASA digital badges for this workshop.

Session Dates:
Tuesday, March 19, 9:30-11 AM
Thursday, March 21, 9:30-11 AM
Tuesday, March 26, 9:30-11 AM
Thursday, March 28, 9:30-11 AM
Tuesday, April 2, 9:30-11 AM
Thursday, April 4, 9:30-11AM
Tuesday, April 9, 9:30-11 AM
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Location:
Alkek 105
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Harley Miller, harley@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
University Libraries
This NASA Badged workshop is introductory-level 3D modeling, unwrapping, rigging, and animation using Blender. NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio works closely with scientists to create visualizations, animations, and images that promote a greater understanding of Earth and Space Science research activities: svs.gsfc.nasa.gov. In this beginner-friendly workshop you will learn to create a robotic arm using Blender 3D.
NOTE: Workshop is 2 hours for 4 days over 2 weeks and you must attend all four sessions.

Session Dates:
Tuesday, March 19, 2024, 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Thursday, March 21, 2024, 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Tuesday, March 26, 2024, 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Thursday, March 28, 2024, 3:00PM - 5:00PM

 
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