UNT Libraries' Events

The Factory Kick Off

To support new and innovative ways of learning and creating, the UNT Libraries are opening a new maker space in Willis Library on the first floor called The Factory. This new space will be available for students, faculty and staff of the UNT community to get access to equipment and software that promotes creativity.

The space will provide 3D printing and scanning, large format printing, standard printing, and prototyping electronics for checkout. We plan to add workshops and other events as we organize our current offerings and expand. 

To show the community what we have available for use, we are hosting a kick off event in Willis Library, The Forum (room 140) on Monday, October 27 from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Anyone is welcome to attend to see what is available, ask questions, and provide feedback on how we can make this program a success for students and a resource for faculty. We are looking forward to seeing you and hearing your thoughts on our initial setup as well as what students and faculty would like to see added in the future!

To learn more, see The Factory and follow us on Twitter @TheFactoryUNT.

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Maximizing Impact and Reaching your Audience with your Scholarship

Open access—making your research free to read online and allowing your works to be reused in certain ways without people needing to ask permission—is not just good for readers but good for your career as well. Dr. Masood Raja, Associate Professor of English, will speak about responding to his colleagues' skepticism about open access and how to tell that your open access scholarship is reaching a great audience than non-OA publications. Anna Pechenina, a doctoral candidate in Political Science, will talk about the role of open access to her scholarship in establishing her career as a scholar.

This lecture is part of the programming for International Open Access Week and is sponsored by the Office of Sustainability and the UNT Libraries. Lunch will be provided first-come first serve.

Information and resources on open access are available at the Open Access @ UNT website.

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm