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Get the latest library news from our University Libraries blog. Find faculty bulletins, upcoming event information, research news and feature stories covering both the San Marcos and Round Rock libraries. The Keystone blog gives you a behind-the-scenes update on The Wittliff Collections.

Library Event Calendars

The Alkek Library and The Wittliff Collections host a variety of events and workshops throughout the year. Events range from fun activities, like game nights, to information literacy workshops and author readings.
Cowboy with lasso, horses in the foreground photograph by Bill Wittliff

Alkek Exhibits and Displays

Discover the various exhibits and displays throughout the library.

Current & Upcoming Events 

On-campus library events and group activities are canceled for the rest of the spring 2020 semester due to COVID-19 social distancing concerns. Library workshops are being offered online. Here are some that are coming soon:

Endnote for beginners workshop  - Come learn how to organize your research using this citation management tool. You'll learn how to create your Endnote library, import references from databases or other sources, download pdf articles, organize your references and other important features. 

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 10:30 am to 11:30 am.

GIS: Introduction to ArcGIS Pro workshop - This workshop will serve as either an introduction or refresher to the use of ArcGIS Pro software. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore some basic tools, perform some fundamental spatial analyses and create a simple map. ArcGIS Pro software access is requires during the workshop. Students, faculty and staff can download the software to their computers for free. Visit this IT Assistance Center webpage to find out how. 

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 3:30 to 5 pm 

GIS: Share Your Research with ArcGIS StoryMaps - Get introduced to the world of ArcGIS StoryMaps using this web platform that allows users to combine maps with narrative text, images and multimedia content. No prior knowledge in GIS is necessary. Attendees will have the opportunity to create their own StoryMap in this hands-on workshop. 

Thursday, April 2, 2020 3:30 to 5 pm 

Register and find information about these and other library-hosted workshops by clicking on the button below.

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