Pet Therapy Dogs Will Bring Smiles and Ease Stress

Finals week will arrive soon and so will visitors from Paws Across Texas!

Stop by the Willis Library Forum on Monday, May 11 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and take a short break from studying to relax with some furry friends!

Paws Across Texas, Inc. (PAT) is a nonprofit, incorporated, charitable organization founded in 1986 and based in Fort Worth, Texas. Its purpose is to provide diversified therapy programs using trained volunteers (representatives) and their privately owned companion animals (registered therapy dogs).

The Human Library

The UNT Library is hosting a Human Library in the Willis Library Forum on April 22 from 1-7 p.m. and April 23 from 1-7 p.m. Instead of print or electronic resources, the books in the Human Library are people who have experienced prejudice because of their race, gender, age, disability, ethnic origin, class, sexual preference, gender identity, or lifestyle choices.

The Factory Workshop: Welcome to Blender

The “Welcome to Blender” workshop is a beginner-level course designed to help students with little-to-no prior experience get their feet wet with 3D modeling, using the famous open-source software known as Blender. With a step-by-step approach, students will gain an understanding of how to navigate through the user interface, as well as the terminology and methods used to create detailed 3D Models that will be suitable for 3D printing. Once the workshop is over, the skills and knowledge acquired can even be applied outside of Blender, should students wish to develop their newfound skills into a future career in 3D modeling and animation.

Digital Scholarship Lecture: Laurie N. Taylor

Laurie N. Taylor, Digital Scholarship Librarian at the University of Florida, will be speaking on "Digital Libraries & Digital Scholarship."  

 

In her presentation, she will cover the importance of digital libraries for enabling digital scholarship, including the digital humanities. Digital libraries, digital scholarship, and the digital humanities are inherently socio-technical activities which require people, policies, and technologies. As robust socio-technical systems, digital libraries provide both a model and part of the core foundation necessary for successfully implementing and sustaining digital scholarship. Taylor will share on the experiences from the University of Florida, which leveraged digital library systems and communities to grow digital humanities and digital scholarship activities, projects, and communities.