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Save the date: Big Bend Comic Con 2017

2017-09-12T15:41:54+00:00 By |Uncategorized|

Big Bend Comic Con returns for another year in the Library. Join us on Saturday, October 14, from 1 to 5 PM for cosplay, an art auction from the students of Presidio High School, artist and vendor tables featuring locally produced art, comics and more. This year's con is another celebration of comics, graphic novels, [...]

Birds of North America

2017-09-12T15:40:21+00:00 By |Uncategorized|

Chances are if you look up in Alpine, you'll see a bird before too long. Here on campus, we regularly spot Great Horned Owls and Rock Pigeons, but those guys can be found just about everywhere in the States. More special to our region, we often hear the "harsh kr-a-a-a-a" calls of Chihuahuan Ravens (photos [...]


2017-08-25T10:59:41+00:00 By |Uncategorized|

Summer is breezing by, y'all. Last week in the mail, we received paperwork from the Texas Archive of the Moving Image reminding us about all of the great videotape and film they took back to Austin back at the beginning of July to digitize for us as part of the Texas Film Round-Up. The Archives [...]

Library Tips #10: Entertainment and Leisure Reading

2017-05-05T13:18:47+00:00 By |Uncategorized|

Make time for leisure reading. Hey! Academic libraries aren't just for serious academic research. The SRSU Library offers *free* access to print and digital periodicals, newspapers, bestsellers and visual media, such as DVDs. Take advantage of a little bit of leisure time -- you know, the time between next week and the beginning [...]

Library Tips #9: PlumX Metrics in the Library’s Discovery System

2017-04-28T13:42:22+00:00 By |Uncategorized|

You may have noticed the PlumX Metrics icons in your search result listings when using the Discovery System (sometimes referred to as that search box on the Library's homepage). Because PlumX Metrics are already integrated into our Discovery System's search results, we thought we'd share a bit about them in hopes of finding out your thoughts and [...]

McKay Journals Donated to Archives; One of Sul Ross’ First Students

2017-08-25T11:24:40+00:00 By |Uncategorized|

Journals and coursework notebooks from one of Sul Ross State University’s first students were donated to the Archives of the Big Bend Thursday (April 27). The John Welborn McKay Collection was presented by Sul Ross Distinguished Alumnus, E. Julius Dasch, his wife Pat, and Dr. George Bradley, retired Sul Ross Professor of Communication and [...]

Library Tips #8: Pushing to the Finish Line

2017-04-21T09:11:36+00:00 By |Uncategorized|

Remember Spring Break? :* ( via SRSULibrary on Instagram We got a whiteboard (on wheels!) a few months ago as part of an initiative to capture more data about how students experience the Library. Within weeks, an artist emerged and our own Kayla Waggoner began leaving us -- faculty, staff and students -- [...]

Library Tips #7: Research is Messy

2017-04-07T11:32:07+00:00 By |Uncategorized|

Now that so much information is accessible online, it's easy to get confused about types of information sources -- what's what and what's useful -- whether or not it's accessed from one of the Library's many subscription databases, through our Discovery System, in our local catalog or from the free internet. Because of different information source formats, different content [...]

The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy

2017-08-25T11:29:21+00:00 By |Uncategorized|

In January 2016, the Board of the Association of College and Research Libraries adopted the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. This framework consists of six broad frames representing threshold concepts in information literacy. There are six frames in the framework. These frames are typically presented in alphabetical order because the concepts are meant [...]

Library Tips #6: The TexShare Card

2017-03-31T14:18:17+00:00 By |Uncategorized|

One special perk of being a current SRSU student, faculty or staff member is the eligibility to apply for a TexShare Card. The TexShare Card entitles you to borrow books at any participating library throughout Texas. This means access to the most resources by the most people all across our state. So, where do you sign up? [...]