November 5, 2012
This November marks the 40th anniversary of the official opening of Doherty Library. To commemorate this event, photos from the UST Archives and Special Collections documenting the history of the Libraries at UST are on display in the Doherty lobby.
When the University of St. Thomas first opened in 1947, the library was housed in Link-Lee Mansion.
To accommodate the growing library collection and student body, construction on a new library began in 1954. Students formed a book chain to move the book collection across campus.
St. Thomas Memorial Library opened in 1955. The building was subsequently renamed Murphy Hall and today houses the Information Technology Department.
Doherty Library officially opened in November of 1972. The building has provided the UST community with scholarly materials, research help, and study space for 40 years.
Visit the exhibit in the Doherty lobby for additional photos, articles, and artifacts from the history of the UST Libraries.
October 18, 2012
A new study from Project Information Literacy, a national research project led by Alison Head of Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, has just released a report on the information-seeking habits of recent college graduates in the workplace. The study found that employers are often impressed by graduates’ computer skills, but disappointed that they don’t know how to use other sources of information, like published reports and even peers. It would seem there’s more to information-finding than Google, even in the workplace. Learn more at the library!
Read the full report at: http://projectinfolit.org/pdfs/PIL_fall2012_workplaceStudy_FullReport.pdf or watch this video preview:
October 11, 2012
New additions to the Doherty Library current popular fiction and non-fiction collection are now available for checkout. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, the collection contains over 130 titles.
The books are on display in the main lobby and can be checked out at the circulation desk. The newest titles are listed below.
Mitch Albom – The Time Keeper
Michael Chabon – Telegraph Avenue: A Novel
Junot Díaz - This is How You Lose Her
Gillian Flynn – Gone Girl
John Green – The Fault in Our Stars
Peter Heller – Dog Stars
Andrew Porter – In Between Days
Ismet Prcic – Shards
J.K. Rowling – The Casual Vacancy
David Byrne – How Music Works
Otis Webb Brawley, and Paul Goldberg – How We Do Harm: A Doctor Breaks Ranks AboutBeing Sick in America
Claire & Mia Fontaine – Have Mother, Will Travel
Dambisa Moyo – Winner Take All: China’s Race for Resources and What it Means for the World
Mark Owen – No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama Bin Laden
Paul Tough – How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity and the Hidden power of Character
Bob Woodward – The Price of Politics
October 5, 2012
October 1, 2012
LearningExpress Library is an interactive database of practice tests, exercises, and skill-building courses to help with job preparation and career advancement. Students can find practice tests for the GRE, LSAT, MCAT, GMAT, and more. Tutorials for popular software programs like Adobe Dreamweaver and Adobe Photoshop are also included.
Job & Career Accelerator is a fully integrated online career and job search platform connected to LearningExpress Library. It takes the guess work out of the job search by providing step-by-step guidance, expert advice, and interactive tools for exploring careers, creating professional resumes, finding jobs and internships, and mastering interview skills.
NOTE: Both LearningExpress Library and Job & Career Accelerator require that every user create a personal account. This account allows you to track training modules completed and store resumes and cover letters. The same account can be used for both databases.
September 13, 2012
As part of a series of Galicia Week events, the film “The Way” will be shown on Doherty 009 on Thursday, September 20 at 7 p.m. and on Saturday, September 22 at 5:30 p.m. The screening will coincide with a photo exhibit in the Doherty lobby featuring images from the Camino de Santiago. Galicia Week is sponsored by Casa de España Houston, a non-profit organization which promotes the culture, the arts, the gastronomy and the music of Spain to the Houston Community. For a full listing of Galicia Week events, see the Galicia Week homepage.
September 6, 2012
The Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG) is now available on three computers on the UST campus. Founded in 1972, the TLG represents the first effort in the Humanities to produce a large digital corpus of literary texts. The goal of the project is to create a comprehensive digital library of Greek literature from antiquity to the present era. The database contains a searchable collection of most literary texts written in Greek from Homer (8 c. B.C.) to the fall of Byzantium in AD 1453.
Access to the TLG is limited to the graduate philosophy reference room in Doherty, computer#9 in the Doherty lobby, and the third floor of Sullivan Hall. From these computers, the TLG is accessible through the Databases page.
Museum of Funeral History Exhibit now on Display at Doherty – Celebrating the Lives and Deaths of the Popes
August 29, 2012
The National Museum of Funeral History houses the country’s largest collection of funeral service artifacts and features renowned exhibits on one of man’s oldest cultural customs. The Doherty Library is pleased to have the opportunity to host a subset of the Museum’s Celebrating the Lives and Deaths of the Popes exhibit, on display now through October 19th. Celebrating the Lives and Deaths of the Popesis a product of three years of intense collaboration between the Vatican and the National Museum of Funeral History. The display at Doherty features intricate replicas of papal attire, provided by the Pope’s personal tailor shop, Gammeralli’s. The display also details papal funeral customs that have been in place for centuries by examining the most recent papal funeral, that of Pope John Paul II. Publications by John Paul II and information about his impact on the world are also highlighted.
In addition to the papal history pieces, the display also features correspondence and planning documents surrounding the design and implementation of this unique exhibit. These records provide a glimpse into the level of collaboration and planning that is required to turn an initial idea for a 10×10 ft display into the 5,000 square foot exhibit in place today.
The exhibit certainly will be of interest to those with an interest in John Paul II and papal history, but it also serves those with broader interests in the ways funeral rites vary in different cultures. Additionally, the exhibit provides a practical example of the project management skills and coordination required to bring this window into the Vatican to Houston.
The display is available for viewing during library hours. Visit the Museum of Funeral History’s website to learn more about the full exhibit: http://www.nmfh.org/exhibits/papal/info.php
August 15, 2012
The ARTstor Digital Library database is a resource that provides more than one million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences with an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research. Due to a recent database update, ARTstor users may notice some changes to their saved folders. New changes include:
- Password-protected folders that have been unlocked by a user will now be easily found in their own upper-level category, Unlocked Folders, instead of in the list of Institutional Folders.
- Another new upper-level category has been introduced: Global Folders, which currently contains Featured Groups, including Art History Topics, Interdisciplinary Topics, and Travel Awards.
- The Help button has been moved to the main navigation bar.
After this update, some users may find that they cannot see their folders or image groups; clearing the browser cache should resolve the issue. You can find detailed instructions on how to do this on the ARTstor help wiki. For ARTstor and other online resources accessible at the Doherty Library, go to http://www.stthom.edu/Public/index.asp?page_ID=3776 or, as always, you can contact Doherty librarians for more help at askus.stthom.edu.
July 25, 2012
Doherty Library announces the addition of Ask Us, our new resource for providing instant answers to common questions. You can try out the service by typing a question into the form at the top of our Ask Us page. If someone else has asked a similar question, a link to the question with its answer will appear below. If you don’t find the information you’re looking for, or want to ask a detailed question, you can go directly to http://askus.stthom.edu/search.php and submit your question using the form on the right. You will receive an answer by email promptly. During our regular library operating hours, you can also use the Live Chat box to chat directly with a reference librarian.
If you’re on the go, you can text your question to (713) 987-3367, call the reference desk at (713) 525-2188, or tweet your question to @DohertyLibrary. It’s never been easier to get help from Doherty!
July 16, 2012
The newest member of the Doherty Library staff is Jesús N. Serrato, Technical Services Librarian. His responsibilities include maintaining the library’s catalog, cataloging new acquisitions and managing the various technical aspects of the library’s digital holdings.
Jesús received his BA in International Studies with a minor in Environmental Studies from UST. He went on to earn his Master in Library Science degree from the University of North Texas studying Information Organization. He has worked at Doherty Library since 2005 and professionally since 2009. Jesus states that he is “glad to be part of such a dynamic and innovative team here at Doherty Library.”
Away from the library Jesús has a variety of other interests. He is an avid cyclist and rides his bicycle to work every day. He is a devoted environmentalist and tries to take advantage of all the various green initiatives offered by the University and the surrounding community. Jesús will also begin work on an MLA degree this Fall semester. He plans to make the best out of the great diversity of course offerings as he continues with his professional development and academic aspirations here at UST.
July 9, 2012
Did you know you can stream thousands of music tracks for free through the Doherty Library website? Naxos Music Library is a comprehensive online collection of classical, jazz, and world music. While you’re listening you can also read libretti, plot synopses, and composer biographies. All you need to stream from home is your CELT ID and password. To log in to the database, click “Naxos Music Library” on our Databases page. Or, click the album below to try out a sample track from Don Giovanni.
Database of the Month provides a brief introduction to a useful Library database, highlighting key features of the database that you should know about. If you would like more information about this database (or any of the Library’s databases) please contact the Reference Desk.
June 18, 2012
Looking for a good summer read? Try some of the new additions to the Doherty Library current popular fiction and non-fiction collection. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, the collection contains over 130 titles.
The books are on display in the main lobby and can be checked out at the circulation desk. The newest titles are listed below.
Anderson Coats – The Wicked and the Just
Eowyn Ivey – The Snow Child: A Novel
Christopher Moore – Sacre Bleu
Kate Morton – The House at Riverton
Yannick Murphy – The Call: A Novel
Nicholas Sparks – The Best of Me
Dev Aujla & Billy Parish – Making Good: Finding Meaning, Money, and Community in a Changing World
Peter L. Bergen – Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden–from 9/11 to Abbottabad
Rodney Crowell – Chinaberry Sidewalks
James Gleick – The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood
Shannon Hayes - Radical Homemakers: Reclaiming Domesticity from a Consumer Culture
Michael Pollan – Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual
Nancy Gibbs, Michael Duffy - The Presidents Club: Inside the World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity
Anthony Shadid – House of stone: a memoir of home, family, and a lost Middle East
Ira Wagler – Growing Up Amish: A Memoir
June 11, 2012
You are invited to join us Thursday, June 14 at 7:30pm for a unique bilingual poetry recital and “conversatorium” with visiting Venezuelan architect and poet Ana Teresa Celis. Celis will be joined by Houston-based critic and poet Aladar Temeshy, prologuist of her book.
“Corporalities” portrays the author’s spiritual journey and explores her relationship with God and spirituality through the human experience. The book also depicts her sojourning between Venezuela and Colombia and explores the process of change and acculturation.
Ana Teresa Celis was born in Caracas, Venezuela, and she was one of the first Venezuelan women to graduate from the School of Architecture at Universidad Central de Venezuela, UCV. Celis started her career as a member of the “Taller de Arquitectura del Banco Obrero,” and she later established an architecture and construction firm with her husband. She was a university professor and member of the urban design team that developed the “Sabana Grande Project,” the second development pole of Caracas.
This event is free and open to the public.
June 4, 2012
The newest member of the Doherty Library staff is Emily Couvillon, Public Services Librarian. Her responsibilities include helping students with their research and library questions and teaching library instruction classes.
Emily was born and raised in Marksville, Louisiana, and she received her BA in English from Tulane University in New Orleans. She recently moved to Houston after obtaining her MSIS from the University of Texas at Austin. She is passionate about connecting people with information, and she is excited to have the opportunity to assist the students and faculty of UST with their academic pursuits.
In her spare time, Emily enjoys distance running and is eager to try some of the trails in Houston’s parks. After living in cities with an abundance of live music like New Orleans and Austin, Emily is happy to be in yet another city with a thriving music scene. She is highly anticipating the upcoming season of the Houston Grand Opera.
Emily is looking forward being a part of the UST community. Please feel free to stop by the reference desk with any questions you may have!