Doug Campbell - Embedded Librarian
Librarian Doug Campbell has been recognized all over campus and even on the Denton Square. What’s the cause of all the recognition? A caricature of his face, featuring a distinctive beard and glasses, along with the slogan “Doug Your Librarian on Location,” has appeared on posters created by Residence Life.
“It’s working like crazy,” he said. “They ask if I’m the Doug on the poster. It’s like my 15 minutes of fame. I’m loving it.”
The posters advertise Campbell’s and UNT Libraries’ reference services. Campbell spends a designated amount of time each week in three residence halls as part of an initiative called Homework Help.
Campbell is part of a trend of “embedded librarians,” in which, as technology changes, librarians are becoming more mobile and coming to their audiences. At UNT, 25 serve as library liaisons in the disciplines in which they specialize.
The project fits under bold goal No. 1— providing the best undergraduate experience in Texas — and No. 3— becoming a national leader in student support.
To learn more, please see the full article in UNT's InHouse: Better than a search engine.
Themed Books Display: Books to Make You (Look) Smart
“Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it. “ —P.J. Rourke
“The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.” —Mark Twain
"No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.” —Atwood H. Townsend
Stop by the New Books Area in Willis Library on the first floor to check out our themed book display.
Winter Themed Books Display
When the snow falls and the white wind blows, curl up with one of these winter themed books!
Stop by the New Books Area in Willis Library on the first floor to check out our display of books. We’ve also created a sample list of the winter themed books in our collection.
UNT Scholarly Works
UNT Scholarly Works is a special collection of items contributed by the UNT Community and hosted in the UNT Digital Library. This collection brings together articles, papers, presentations, research data, academic posters, artwork, and other scholarly and creative works and makes them readily accessible to showcase UNTs research and creative achievements to a worldwide audience.
To learn more, please visit UNT Scholarly Works on the Libraries' website.
UNT Libraries to Receive Archives from The Dallas Way Agreement
The Dallas Way, a nonprofit organization dedicated to gathering, storing, organizing and presenting the complete history of the city’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community, has entered into an agreement with the University of North Texas Libraries to ensure that current and future materials collected by the organization will be permanently archived, digitized and made accessible to the public.
Created in 2011, the Dallas Way consists of lay historians who interview members of the LGBT community and record their experiences, and present some of the stories to the public through its Outrageous Oral storytelling series. The UNT Libraries will receive audio and video recordings of the interviews and Outrageous Oral events as well as books, newspapers, meeting minutes, photographs, promotional posters and other materials acquired or created by the Dallas Way. The materials will be known as The Dallas Way LGBT Collection of the UNT Libraries.
Dreanna Belden, the UNT Libraries’ assistant dean for external relations, noted that board members of The Dallas Way “are very well-connected in the community and have been integrally involved in the formation and inception of several iconic Dallas gay organizations,” including the Dallas Gay Alliance, the Foundation for Human Understanding and the Turtle Creek Chorale.
To learn more, see the full article in UNT News: UNT Libraries to receive archives from The Dallas Way Agreement signals start of organization's archive collection.