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San Marcos, TX 78666

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Instant Theater

Behind the grand staircase on Alkek's main floor, a 90 inch, touch-screen monitor is available for various training sessions. Trainings include Library and IT workshops, as well as other campus services. We also host special events in this space, like our popular dog therapy sessions during final exams. Faculty, Staff and Students can reserve the Instant Theater space using this online form: Instant Theater Reservation Request


Instant Theater

Here's a sample of Instant Theater events we offer:

  • "Our Texas State World" -- Celebrating the History of Texas State
  • Using the Texas State Mobile App
  • Navigating the Simply Map Database
  • Cool Resources for Hot Topics

Check the RSS feed below for upcoming workshops, including Alkek Instant Theater events. Sign up by clicking the link or just join us behind the staircase. No sign-up necessary!

Alkek Newsroom

Live news feeds are being shown on the Instant Theater, Monday-Friday, between 11am-1pm.  Our intent with this space is to stream a different international news source each day of the week. Follow @AlkekNewsroom on Twitter for the daily schedule of news feeds.

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Upcoming Sessions for University Library



Monday, October 12, 2015, 2:00PM - 2:50PM ( 4 / 20 registered ) — San Marcos

GIS: Basics of ArcGIS

Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 11:00AM - 12:30PM ( 2 / 15 registered ) — San Marcos

Faculty Toolkit: Author's Rights & Publishing Agreements

Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 11:00AM - 12:30PM ( 2 / 20 registered ) — San Marcos

Faculty Toolkit: Finding and Using Images in your Classroom, Publications, & Presentations

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, Noon - 1:15PM ( 1 / 21 registered ) — San Marcos

Alkek Instant Theater Presents: The Simply Map Database

Thursday, November 12, 2015, 10:00AM - 10:50AM ( 4 registered ) — San Marcos

Faculty Toolkit: Investing Resources at Alkek

Thursday, December 10, 2015, 10:00AM - 10:40AM ( 0 registered ) — San Marcos

Alkek Instant Theater Presents: "Our Texas State World"- Celebrating the History of Texas State

Thursday, March 3, 2016, Noon - 12:30PM ( 0 / 30 registered ) — San Marcos