Alkek Library Exhibitions & Displays
There are exhibit and displays found throughout the library. Learn more about reservable display areas in the library.
Below is what is currently on display in the library.
Alkek Second Floor
Protest for Change
June 1 – September 30, 2020
The purpose of the display is to support the mission of diversity and inclusion, which are part of the mission statements of the university, university libraries, Office of Equity and Inclusion and Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion (SDI). In light of President Trauth's email addressing the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, now is the time to provide materials that support education about systemic racism and its impact on the lives of BIPOC in the United States, within Texas and here within our Bobcat family.
The Protest for Change research guide is for a Library collection display of books, DVDS, databases, virtual and streaming resources on the topic of riots & protests confronting racial inequality experienced by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) in the United States.
This exhibit is located on a silver cart by the entrance on the main (2nd) floor of the library.
October is Archives Month
October 1 – October 31, 2020
October is Archives Month, a chance for archivists across the country to showcase their collection and raise awareness of the importance of archives. It’s an opportunity to educate the public on using archives as a research resource. Texas State University has its own archives – the University Archives, which focuses its collecting on three main areas of interest: Texas State University history, local history, and water resources.
The University Archives has two locations to serve researches. The main office and reading room is located on the fifth floor of the Alkek Library and the secondary reading room and workspace are at the Archives and Research Center (ARC), located at 250 E. McCarty in San Marcos.
Check out our exhibit on the second floor of the Alkek Library to see some highlights from the collection. Please visit our website at https://www.univarchives.txstate.edu/ to make a research appointment, explore our collection, or ask an archivist a question!
Alkek Third Floor
A zine - derived from magazine - is an independently- or self-published booklet, often created by a single person. The Alkek Library has a great selection of zines. And find more information about where to find and how to make zines on the Zines Research Guide.
This display is located in front of the Checkout Desk between the elevators and the grand staircase.
Art & Protest Exhibit
Check out the Art & Protest Exhibit with books about art and protest, art and social action, art and politics, and art and social justice.
The exhibit is located in the glass case by the elevators on the third floor.
There is also a cart with more books related to art and protest that are available to be browsed and checked out.
Alkek Fourth Floor
Alkek Sixth Floor
African-American Materials Exhibit
This exhibit includes materials that support the new African-American Studies program. Read more about the African-American Studies program and library resources available related to it on the African-American Studies Research Guide.
Latina/o Materials Exhibit