Boh vás žehnaj (God Bless You) Father George Hosko. The Doherty Library’s Inter-library Loan (ILL) Librarian, is retiring after 19 years of service at The University of Saint Thomas – Houston. Fr. Hosko studied Theology at the University of St. Michael’s in Toronto, Canada and studied Library Science as Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He was ordained as a Basilian Father in Detroit, Michigan during 1968. Shortly after ordination, Fr. Hosko began his career as a librarian, holding library positions in Windsor Ontario, followed by Detroit, Albuquerque, and Phoenix before coming to Houston to work at St. Thomas High School. He then joined the University of St. Thomas (UST) in 1997 as the Head of Inter-library Loan Department. In addition to being a librarian, he is an avid swimmer and celebrates Mass with the UST community at the Basilian Chapel. “You will be missed at the Doherty Library Fr. Hosko,” is understatement of the year from us; we wish you well and thank you for your years of service.
The Doherty Library’s new inter-library loan service called ILLiad launched on July 1, 2016. ILLiad has many features including delivery of PDF documents to your home or office computer, ability to monitor the status of your inter-library loans from your computer, and management of copyright compliance. The ILLiad service replaces the current inter-library loan system.
ILLiad requires you to set up an individual online account. Access to your personalized ILLiad account is through your CELT ID and password. You only need to enter your personal information into the system once and the system will save this information for future inter-library loan requests. The ILLiad link is found at: http://tinyurl.com/gqu7fky
If you have questions, or need assistance with ILLiad, you can contact the following staff, Monday-Friday:
Loan Nguyen at 525-2189, Jesus Serrato at 525-2183 or Nicolas Castellanos at 525-3891.
On July 18th, UST Alumna Ricci Casserly ’79 will be hosting a signing of her recent children’s book, “Kathy’s Adventures” in Doherty Library. Congratulations, Ricci!
The Farm Stand serves as a venue for neighbors and customers to support their neighborhood farmer directly through the purchase of freshly harvested, sustainable grown produce. It is open every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., stocked fully with an impressive variety of fresh, seasonal produce, all grown directly on the farm.
The Farm Stand also serves as a Farm Share pick-up hub, as well as a welcome center to visitors, who are readily encouraged to tour the farm, enjoy the space, and even lend a hand on the land.
@ 1318 Sul Ross (across from Guinan Residence Hall) at UST.
The 66th Commencement Ceremony was held at 10 p.m., Saturday, May 21, at NRG Arena. Congratulations to every UST graduate!
The Commencement speaker Greg Abbott, governor of Texas, speaks on the topic “Our lives are not defined by the challenges we face, but how we respond to those challenges.”
Dr. Robert Ivany, UST president, said the University is privileged to welcome the governor of Texas as graduation speaker.
Vladimir Davidiuk, senior political science major, is the student commencement speaker.
He is co-founder and former vice president of the 2nd Start club, a networking and leadership development club for non-traditional students.
He is president of Pi Sigma Alpha, the political science honor society and chair of the College Republicans. He is assistant captain and one of the leading attorneys of the 2014-2015 Fighting Celts Mock Trial team, and he is a three-term senator in the Student Government Association. He also writes for campus publications The Summa and Thoroughfare, and he is a periodic contributor to Houston Public Media’s “Houston Matters” show.
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 150 titles.
The books are on display in the main lobby and can be checked out at the circulation desk, below is a list of popular books in the collection and click on the text below for a complete record and summary of item.
Alborn, Mitch – The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto: A Novel
Allende, Isabel – The Japanese Lover: A Novel
Foster, Alan Dean – The Force Awakens (Star Wars)
Hamer, Kate – The Girl in the Red Coat
Morton, Kate – The Lake House
Sorokin, Vladimir – The Blizzard: A Novel
Punke, Michael – The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge
Stout, Elizabeth – My Name Is Lucy Barton: A Novel
Todd, Charles – No Shred of Evidence: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery
Wray, John – The Lost Time Accidents
Bennett, Jackie – The Writer’s Garden: How Gardens Inspired our Best-loved Authors
Bolick, Kate – Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own
Pope Francis – The Name of God is Mercy
Kalanithi, Paul – When Breath Becomes Air
Lahiri, Jhumpa – In Other Words
Van Doren, Adam & McCullugh, David – The House Tells the Story: Homes of the American Presidents
Williams, Wendy – The Horse: the epic history of our noble companion
Free “Saint Basil” Coffee in the Doherty Library lobby during finals on weekdays (while supplies last). Thank you Campus Programming Committee & Friends of the Doherty Library for supporting this service. It creates a little relief for students to enjoy during final examinations.