The Keston Center for Religion, Politics, and Society launched an online resource that features links to lectures, conferences, position statements, and other sites that provide context around the events unfolding in Ukraine.
Jeff Pirtle, current director of Archives & Collections at NBCUniversal, has been named the new director of The Texas Collection and University Archives at Baylor University following a nationwide search.
Dr. Artyom Tonoyan, Baylor alumnus and author of Black Garden Aflame: The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict in the Soviet and Russian Press (2021), will converse with Dr. Stephen Gardner about this publication and the ongoing conflict in this volatile region on Tuesday, February 22, at 4:30 p.m. in Cashion Academic Center, Room 501. A reception and book signing will follow. This event is free and open to the public.
The collaboration between OpenStax and Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board explores the potential of open educational resources and transformational learning
Baylor University's annual Pruit Memorial Symposium will be held at 12:15 p.m. CST on Feb. 16, 2022, on Zoom with a hybrid option. This year's symposium, titled "Go Tell It on the Mountain: Perspectives on Black Preaching, Theology, and Gospel Music," will feature three guest presenters: Dr. Dulcie Dixon McKenzie, Dr. Lisa Weaver and Dr. Carol Tomlin. Dr. Monique Ingalls will moderate.
When the Baylor Libraries welcomed students and faculty back into Moody Memorial and Jesse H. Jones Libraries on Tuesday morning to start the spring semester, there were a few new enhancements across the academic life center of the campus...
The Baylor Libraries have hired Rachel Blume to serve as their Health Sciences Librarian. Blume completed her MLIS at the University of Washington and previously worked with Oregon Health and Sciences University, the University of Utah, and most recently at Texas A&M, where she served as Public Health Librarian.
"New Quizzes" will replace current system by July 2022. Instructors are encouraged to prepare for transition during the Spring 2022 semester.
Two powerful Teams functions - Meetings and Classes - will be integrated into Canvas in December, providing new ways to connect with course participants.
A new fashion exhibit is on display in the Baylor Libraries through Dec. 10, 2021. The exhibit, located in the Schumacher Flex Commons on the first floor of Moody Memorial Library, features over 25 unique designs created by distinguished Baylor faculty members.
Tonight at 9:00 p.m. CST, the Baylor website (baylor.edu) will undergo maintenance and all baylor.edu-based web resources will be offline. Read more for links to online library resources and other cloud-based platforms that can be accessed directly while baylor.edu is offline.
In late 2019, Marta Gimenez Orti, a doctoral student from Spain, received a scholarship from Universidad Complutense de Madrid. The award enabled her to conduct dissertation research for a semester at Armstrong Browning Library & Museum at Baylor University, which is the international center for research on the lives and works of Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. However, as she began to make travel plans it soon became clear her Baylor visit would be delayed due to COVID-19.
On November 1 at 3:30 p.m., the W. R. Poage Legislative Library in partnership with the Institute for Oral History will host a virtual panel discussion on Zoom, "Redrawing Texas: Who Chooses Whom?"
On October 7 at 3:30 p.m., the Keston Center for Religion, Politics, and Society at Baylor, in partnership with the Czech Heritage Museum and Genealogy Center welcomes Dr. Flagg Taylor, Associate Professor of History at Skidmore College, for a lecture and panel discussion, "Totalitarianism, Faith, and Dissent: Czech Catholic Václav Benda and Beyond.” The event will be held in the Armstrong Browning Library & Museum and will also be streamed on Facebook Live.
On September 1, Baylor graduate (BA, 1990) and former Armstrong Browning Library & Museum student assistant Gloria Meraz began her tenure as Texas state librarian and director of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Meraz is the first person of color and the first Hispanic woman to serve as State Librarian of Texas since the position was created in 1909.
Read and Publish agreements promote the dissemination of institutional research through open access
On Friday, September 10, Baylor faculty and graduate students who participated in the Baylor Libraries' Fundamentals of Data Research Fellowship presented the results of their research.
“Collective Memory,” staged by artist Sheryl Oring in 2011, asked New Yorkers for their reflections of 9/11
Baylor's Armstrong Browning Library & Museum in partnership with the Beall Poetry Festival host renowned British poet and writer Fiona Sampson for a virtual poetry reading and lecture Sept. 15 and 16 at 3:00 p.m. CDT
The Baylor Institute for the Study of Religion and the Keston Center for Religion, Politics, and Society present "Facing Forward: Afghanistan After America," a panel presentation and conversation hosted on Zoom on Thursday, September 2, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. CDT.
Event is free to the public and provides a family-friendly opportunity to explore Waco’s earliest days
As Baylor’s August commencement ceremony began this past Saturday, Dean of University Libraries Jeffry Archer led the faculty procession and inaugurated a new tradition by carrying a volume of the Saint John’s Bible.
During the pandemic, Baylor Libraries' Associate Dean Sha Towers used his spare time at home to make over a dozen artist books.
Mary Goolsby, Director of the W. R. Poage Legislative Library at Baylor University, has been elected Chair of the Congressional Papers Section of the Society of American Archivists.
Starting in mid-June, the Baylor Libraries began posting a series of positions that will help enhance the Libraries' support of the Baylor community, create a more diverse team, and bring fresh perspectives to the organization.
As the Libraries make plans to move into the Fall 2021 semester, the Crosshatch Galleries committee has completed the installation of two new exhibits in Moody Memorial Library and Jesse H. Jones Library.
Amy James, Baylor Libraries Assistant Librarian and Director of Instruction and Information Literacy, published an article, “A Noteworthy Next Class: Making Learning Objectives Work for You," that was selected by the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Instruction Section Teaching Methods Committee to be included on the "List of Selected Resources" for this year.
A summer intern and a Libraries staff member provide support for cutting-edge technology designed to show “the colors between the colors” on screens of the future
Associate librarian and director of Liaison Program, Ellen Hampton Filgo, and associate dean of Research and Engagement and librarian, Sha Towers recently co-authored a new book, Liaison Engagement Success: A Practical Guide for Librarians (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2021).
The Baylor Libraries' OneSearch online catalog will be offline due to a data center migration from Saturday, May 29, at 8:00 p.m. until at least Sunday, May 30, at 8:00 p.m. As a result, all of the Baylor Libraries will be closed on Saturday, Sunday, and also on Monday in observance of Memorial Day.
Massimo Seri, mayor of Fano, Italy, was a surprise guest at this year's annual meeting of the Armstrong Browning Library's Fano Club on Saturday, May 15.
The Baylor Libraries are partnering with Texas Baptists and Baptist Standard Publishing to digitize the Baptist Standard and Baptist News archive, making Baptist history accessible.
Baylor's Armstrong Browning Library and Museum presents its annual Browning Day lecture virtually on Zoom on Friday, April 16, 2021, at 3:30 p.m. Dr. Joshua King, associate professor and Margarett Root Brown Chair in Robert Browning and Victorian Studies at Baylor University, will present "Lords of the Earth? Elizabeth Barrett Browning on Christ's Body in the Age of Human Domination," which will ask how EBB struggled in her poetry to come to terms with the world-altering impact of the Industrial Revolution.
The pro licenses expand the capabilities of a free Mentimeter account to include more robust features such as the ability to export and analyze poll results.
The Keston Center for Religion, Politics, and Society at Baylor University welcomes nine scholars from around the world to report on the current state of religion, politics, and society. The panel presentations will be offered on Tuesday, March 23, at 3:30 p.m. CDT and on Friday, March 26, at 11:00 a.m. CDT to accommodate time differences. A live moderated Q&A will follow each session.
On Tuesday, February 23, the Baylor Libraries completed a two-year inquiry into diversity, equity, and inclusion with the release of a statement that is now a permanent part of its mission and vision. This statement complements ongoing diversity efforts within the Libraries.
Texas Standard, a regional news platform featured on NPR, published a story on the Baylor Libraries' Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, which contributed music from its collection to the recent PBS documentary, The Black Church.
The University Libraries announce new home for the Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, to open late spring.
The 2021 Pruit Memorial Symposium at Baylor University welcomes Dr. Mellonee Burnim (Yale University) and Dr. Alisha Lola Jones (Indiana University) along with a panel of distinguished music scholars to explore the contributions of women to Black Gospel in a series of virtual conversations hosted on Zoom on February 25, March 2, and March 9 at 3:30 p.m. CST.
A virtual session of the Baptist Women’s World Day of Prayer was held on Zoom on Friday, February 12, beginning at 10:15 a.m. CST. The session featured music, prayers, devotional meditations, and a keynote address, “Unified in Hope.”
A coalition of research universities in Texas, including Baylor, continue negotiations with the for-profit publisher Elsevier to reduce costs and allow for more open access publishing rights for scholars.
During the Christmas break, members of the Learning Spaces group of Library and Academic Technology Services (LATS) team began a series of new upgrades to campus classrooms.
New app and sensor system provide 90% accuracy in determining available space in Moody and Jones Libraries
Patrons can now request an item’s call number be texted to their mobile device and requests for materials from special collections can be made online as well.
In celebration of their benefactors, the Armstrong Browning Library & Museum proudly feature Dr. Marjorie Stone and Dr. Beverly Taylor as they virtually present "Wilder Ever Still & Wilder!: The Brownings' Courtship, Victorian Wedding Journeys, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Unpublished Honeymoon Poem on Thursday, November 5, at 3:30 p.m. on Zoom.
On Friday, October 30 from 3:00-4:00 p.m., the Baylor Libraries present a virtual "speed panel" event, "Pictures, Portraits & Snapshots: Glimpses into Baylor's Special Libraries. In a series of three minute presentations panelists will present unique items discovered in Baylor's special collections in their research. This event is free and available to the public.
think-cell includes over 40 different chart types including waterfall, Gantt, and Mekko charts.
A new series of collaborations between the data scholarship librarian and Research and Engagement liaisons yields unexpected findings
On National Voter Registration Day, Tuesday, September 22, at 3:30 p.m., Dr. Christina Chan-Park of the Waco League of Women Voters, Dr. Peaches Henry of the Waco NAACP, and Dr. Andrea Turpin, Baylor associate professor of history will participate in a virtual discussion, "19: 100 Years of Preserving Voters' Rights," which marks the centennial of the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution and highlights the enduring struggle to maintain voters' rights in the U.S.
Today the Baylor Libraries launched a new baylor.edu/library! The new site has the same powerful search functionality users expect while presenting a new mobile-first experience and plenty of new features.