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  • Instructions and Tools | University of Texas at Austin Libraries
    Copying Printing Study Spaces Teaching Learning Services Media Services Suggest a Purchase Texas ScholarWorks Digital Services Media Labs Ask a Librarian Email Chat Call Visit Home Library Services Library Services For Users With Disabilities Instructions and Tools Instructions and Tools Instructions Duxbury for Windows V 10 1 DBT For Beginners from Duxbury Scan And Read Kurzweill 1000 from Indiana University Kurzweill 3000 from The College of New Jersey JAWS for

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  • Wheelchair Accessible Workstations in UT Libraries | University of Texas at Austin Libraries
    Call Visit Home Library Services Library Services For Users With Disabilities Wheelchair Accessible Workstations in UT Libraries Wheelchair Accessible Workstations in UT Libraries Wheelchair accessible workstations are available in the following libraries Architecture and Planning Library BTL 200 Location Map and Accessibility Map Benson Latin American Collection SRH 1 106 Location Map and Accessibility Map Engineering Library ECJ 1 300 Location Map and Accessibility Map Fine Arts Library DFA 3

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  • Policy for Services to Users with Disabilities | University of Texas at Austin Libraries
    a reader should first contact Services for Students with Disabilities SSB 4 104 471 6259 If no reader is available library staff will read the materials with advance notice Other library users who require a reader should contact the Coordinator of Library Services for Users with Disabilities and Assistive Technology to make arrangements Rare and fragile materials Rare and fragile materials often cannot withstand use on specialized equipment and rare materials cannot be removed from the library Users should arrange access to these materials by contacting the Coordinator of Library Services for Users with Disabilities and Assistive Technology or the librarian in charge of the unit housing the materials Audio visual materials It is the responsibility of faculty to make course related audio visual materials accessible to students with disabilities by arranging for decoding or interpretive services UT Libraries normally do not collect closed captioned audio visual materials However we are committed to doing as much as possible to make these materials accessible For information or assistance contact the Coordinator of Library Services for Users with Disabilities and Assistive Technology REFERENCE SERVICES General research assistance Reference and information services are available in person on the telephone and via e mail to all library users in keeping with UT Libraries Policies and Guidelines No 25 Guidelines for Reference and Information Services Extended reference assistance Units of UT Libraries which provide reference and information services vary in size from a unit with one staff member responsible for all such activities to a unit with many staff members whose primary responsibility is to provide reference and information services Availability of extended reference assistance is dependent upon the public services staff and resources of a unit For this reason users who need extended reference assistance are encouraged to make an appointment with a reference librarian or the Coordinator of Library Services for Users with Disabilities and Assistive Technology Extended reference assistance using assistive technology Users who require extended reference assistance using assistive technology equipment are encouraged to make an appointment with the Coordinator of Library Services for Users with Disabilities and Assistive Technology LIBRARY INSTRUCTION Users with disabilities who need accommodations during library instruction sessions including course integrated and Library Classes sessions should contact the instructor or the Coordinator of Library Services for Users with Disabilities and Assistive Technology in advance to make arrangements Arrangements may include but are not limited to sign language interpreters scheduling classrooms in the most physically accessible rooms and one on one instruction using assistive technology equipment BORROWING MATERIAL FROM UT LIBRARIES Eligibility UT Libraries lend materials in accordance with UT Libraries Policies and Guidelines No 38 Lending and Use Code Proxy Borrower cards Users with disabilities may acquire a Proxy Borrower card to enable someone else to check out items for them The user not the proxy remains responsible for all items checked out on the card Exceptions to circulation policies In certain cases exceptions will be made to general circulation policies in order to accommodate the access

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  • Campus and Community Resources | University of Texas at Austin Libraries
    Librarian Email Chat Call Visit Home Library Services Library Services For Users With Disabilities Campus and Community Resources Campus and Community Resources ON CAMPUS Dean of Students Office of Services for Students with Disabilities Location SSB 4 104 Phone 512 471 6259 Fax 512 232 3963 TTY 512 471 4641 Web site http deanofstudents utexas edu ssd Student Microcomputer Facility Location FAC 218 Phone 512 495 9336 Web site http www utexas edu smf Texas Center for Disability Studies Location SZB 252 D5100 Phone 512 471 7621 Fax 512 471 7549 TDD 512 471 1844 or 1 800 828 7839 Web site http tcds edb utexas edu Texas Commission for the Blind Location FAC 7 G2600 Phone 512 471 6693 Fax 512 471 8488 OFF CAMPUS Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic Texas Unit Location 1314 West 45th Street Austin TX Phone 512 323 9390 Toll Free 877 246 7321 Fax 512 323 9399 Web site http ritter tea state tx us textbooks forms rfbdinfo html Talking Book Program Texas State Library Location 1201 Brazos Street Austin TX Phone 800 252 9605 or 512 463 5458 TeleFax 512 463 5436 E mail tbp services tsl state tx us Web site

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  • Library Administration | University of Texas at Austin Libraries
    Annual Reports Library Committees Advisory Council Student Library Council Library Assessment Service Quality Assessment LibQual Quality Council Staff Awards About Staff Awards Billings Staff Honors Award Library Excellence Awards Nilsson Scholarship University Outstanding Staff and Supervisor Award Library Administration Phone 495 4350 ljharic austin utexas edu Mail Code S5400 February 2 2015 Welcome to the University of Texas Libraries As the new Vice Provost and Director of these great Libraries I want to express my excitement to be here on the Forty Acres I look forward to advancing the good work and building on the strong effective leadership of my predecessor Fred Heath as we enter a period of renewal at The University of Texas at Austin It is my highest priority to meet the highly talented staff of the Libraries and my colleagues on campus and around the state to gain a deep and full understanding of the rich culture and history of the state s greatest public university and of its exceptional libraries that form the foundations of knowledge for this community We will be part of the transformative process for the next generation of leaders welcoming students to be inspired and to relish the new and energizing

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  • Continuous Planning at UT Libraries | University of Texas at Austin Libraries
    Texas ScholarWorks Digital Services Media Labs Ask a Librarian Email Chat Call Visit Home About the Libraries Library Administration Continuous Planning at UT Libraries Library Administration Welcome Executive Staff Mission Vision Values Continuous Planning History State of the Libraries Library Information Organizational Charts Library Policies Annual Reports Library Committees Advisory Council Student Library Council Library Assessment Service Quality Assessment LibQual Quality Council Staff Awards About Staff Awards Billings Staff Honors Award Library Excellence Awards Nilsson Scholarship University Outstanding Staff and Supervisor Award Continuous Planning at UT Libraries A strategic planning process undertaken in fall 2010 has evolved at UT Libraries into a commitment to continuous planning through the development of a flexible framework that provides an ongoing mechanism for the establishment of new initiatives to address the needs of the organization This planning framework also emphasizes continuous assessment of initiative implementation results and progress towards strategic objectives The continuous planning process graphic below provides a visual representation of components of the UT Libraries planning approach Every three years a strategic vision for UT Libraries is developed based on an environmental scan and SWOT analysis during a formal strategic planning process This strategic planning review results in the creation of a

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  • History of the University of Texas at Austin Libraries | University of Texas at Austin Libraries
    the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection was established Littlefield s purchase of the Wrenn Library in 1918 began the Rare Book Collections and eventually the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center Indeed these so called special collections were the pride and joy of the university One prominent English scholar and professor held that the Garcia Aitken and Wrenn libraries had a popularity with the people of the state second only to athletics Concurrently the Law Library increased from 5 000 volumes in 1912 to 26 000 in 1923 The handsome new structure into which the library was moved in late 1911 was full by 1923 Since the growth of the collection did not wait upon the provision of proper facilities books and pamphlets increased from 294 308 in 1923 to 473 837 and in 1934 librarian Ernest W Winkler 1923 34 spent much of his time developing logical ways in which to fragment the central collection In 1924 20 percent of the collection was housed in locations other than the library building in 1934 30 percent was so housed Therefore the time was more than ripe when the first unit of a new three phase library administration building was opened for library service in January 1934 The other two phases the tower and the university administrative offices were completed in 1937 Nine months after the opening of the first unit Donald Coney was appointed to the directorship 1934 45 He took the library of a state university with nationally known research programs and prepared it for the enrollment increases from 6 652 in 1933 34 to 15 118 in 1945 46 and service demands of the post World War II era The new library administration building did much to meet the spatial necessities of the Coney tenure Unfortunately the facilities like the collection itself favored the graduate student and the research function over the needs of the undergraduate and the general reader To address the latter problem the library initiated a program to provide general and recreational reading materials To address the former Coney recommended the development of an open shelf college library for undergraduates This recommendation became a reality with the opening of the Undergraduate Library in 1963 On the resignation of Coney Alexander Moffit Coney s associate for nine years became librarian During his long tenure 1945 67 the collection reflected the massive university growth of the postwar years arriving at the first million volumes in 1952 and the second in 1968 The average annual increase of the book collection was greater than that of any other comparable period including that which occurred around World War I On Moffit s retirement Fred Folmer Moffit s associate for twenty one years became university librarian In the five years of Folmer s administration the library almost reached the three million mark The moving force behind library growth during half of Moffit s tenure and practically all of Folmer s was Harry H Ransom In the capacities of vice president and

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  • State of the University of Texas Libraries | University of Texas at Austin Libraries
    impacts on the University of Texas and our Libraries We have talked about those sufficiently and you understand them completely As the University itself has responded first to the fiscal crisis and now to the demand for greater productivity and accountability in the public sector so too have we in this room In his address President Powers detailed our response to the twin challenges of maintaining quality while striving for greater productivity in the pursuit of our missions Among the innovations he chronicled was the work of colleagues of mine in the office of the Provost They are architecting a transformation of the traditionally large courses that are a characteristic of undergraduate learning at our University We cannot said the President in this fiscal climate turn our campus into a cadre of only small classes but we can transform the way learning takes place in the larger ones producing new classroom environments that are more collaborative and interactive We have yet to see what the impact of the Massive Open Online Courses or MOOCs will be on higher education But in joining the edX consortium the UT System and the University of Texas are among the leaders in what certainly is one future direction for higher education The Libraries have been a part of these formative discussions as our university designs our approach to the implementation of edX and Coursera here at UT A big university thinking innovatively about the life of the mind that is who we are And in that regard we in the library community are moving beyond the fiscal challenges that confront us to ensure that we sustain our critical contributions to the University s missions Over the past several years we have reduced our staffing levels by some thirty percent through transitions and retirements we have done a remarkable job on that score And we have consolidated some libraries you remember which ones And we have revamped or improved some workflows As was the case with the advent of the steam engine in a previous century we have the blossoming of technology to thank for much of that for digital advances have made so many of those gains in efficiency possible But it could not have been done without you and your commitment to the evolution of a true learning organization about which I will have more to say shortly We have met the challenges we have encountered All of our libraries remain open lengthy hours to meet student learning Indeed the Perry Castaneda Library has recently embarked on a twenty four hour operating schedule five days a week during the busiest parts of the academic year Our materials budget continues to grow indexed for inflation as part of the five year budget planning process one of the few schools in the United States able to do so during the lengthy period of fiscal troubles I can say that I like where we are More accurately I like where your resolve has taken us Our service profile is stronger and better received now by our community than at the onset of this period of retrenchment and reinvention that began as far back as 2003 Certainly when we look at the evidence based metrics of our assessment protocol LibQUAL and student data we are able to draw those conclusions The people of this community like what we do that is what the evidence says And intuitively I can say that our relationships with Student Government and the faculty Library Committee as well as our relationship with those to whom we report administratively are strong and strategically grounded In his state of the university address President Powers emphasized that as a great center for teaching and research the University of Texas adds value to Texas and to our nation The same is true for what you do The University of Texas Libraries are at work building a equally resonant message that the expertise the services and the resources we make available to this community are not only important on the Forty Acres but are collectively one of Texas greatest assets advancing our state materially as well as intellectually The new Roadshow we have developed will enable us to deliver that message to Texans wherever they assemble and we will remind them that their philanthropy is as important to our sector of the University as it is to other campus pursuits with which they may be more traditionally familiar We can share with them the examples of valued donors who support our endeavors such as Jan Roberts David Nilsson Blake Alexander and the University Federal Credit Union We can remind our audiences that their generosity will continue to make a great difference in the lives of all who compose our community We have good people by our side and we will reach out to more growing our circle of friends and expanding our support base Identifying our Priorities Smart travelers make sure they know where they re going before heading out the door Over the past several years you have engaged in a far ranging strategic planning initiative The management team working with a broadly representative staff planning group has embraced the challenges in front of us and recast our strategic planning as continuous process woven in to the operational fabric of the organization Starting with the University s fundamental mission that planning group surveyed social and economic factors influencing our future options It then proceeded to outline our strategic objectives and to fashion a strategic road map for reaching them Road map in hand they identified the most essential initiatives and began recruiting colleagues to form working groups charged with developing recommendations for implementing each And you stepped up and got it done Out of the myriad of recommendations put forward by our Working Groups countless improvements were identified and many are already in place or in the works Resources Collections Thanks to the Discovery Working Group and the Summon implementation team the selection purchase and roll

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