Current Projects & Initiatives

Students going up Alkek Library stairs

Pursuing a TXST University Press

We're investigating options for creation of our own University Press. This digital publishing option would add to the many ways that our university faculty and students can publish their work.

Students chatting in front of library

New and Improved Library Catalog

We're replacing our library catalog with a newer, more sophisticated product that will enable our patrons to better locate resources in our collection and get the materials they need. Launch in fall 2024.

Alkek Library at dusk

Interactive Online Research Learning

Online Canvas and website modules have been developed using H5P open source content creation technology. This new instruction method can be part of a Canvas course or accessed by students as needed.

Students looking at glass case display at The Wittliff Collections

The Wittliff Digitization Project

We're digitizing key holdings from The Wittliff Collections to make these unique treasures more openly accessible to students, faculty, and researchers across the globe.

Alkek with puddle mirror view

Open Education & Pedagogy Grant

We're offering a non-monetary grant that provides an opportunity for faculty and staff to apply for support transforming their projects or courses into experiences based on open educational resources (OER).

Students collaborating

Library Student Ambassador Program

This project will empower student employees to gain professional skills while serving as ambassadors for University Libraries by promoting our programs, resources, services, and events.

Students in YouStar video studeio

State-of-the-Art Immersive Storytelling

We are repurposing old TV studios on the library's first floor into the Alkek Laboratory for Immersive Arts and Sciences (ALIAS), a space used for state-of-the-art digital and immersive storytelling‚Äč.

Corner of Alkek Library

Veterans Legacy Grant Program

We're seeking grant funding for a project that features the use of artificial intelligence to gather information and tell the stories of our military heroes by merely scanning their gravestones.