Announcements

Personnel News and Notes

November 1, 2018 New Arrivals Amy Runyon joined the CAMU (Cataloging and Metadata Unit) team in mid-October as the Rare Books Catalog Librarian. She holds a BA in Art History from Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, Illinois and graduated with her MA in Library and Information Science from Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois, in the Spring of 2018.…

All Signs Point to Success: Announcing a Student Contest to Reinvent the Libraries’ Directional Signage

The Baylor Libraries welcome students  to participate in a unique new project to create freestanding directional signage towers for Moody Memorial Library and Jesse H. Jones Library. The goal of the program is to create informative, eye-catching signs that will direct patrons to various locations around the Central Libraries campus. Project Background As part of our campaign to upgrade the…

Documentary Co-Producer Melvin Schuetz Talks Chesley Bonestell and “Chesley Bonestell: A Brush with the Future” (UPDATED)

It might seem strange that an assistant to curators at a 19th century-focused academic library is also a producer on a documentary about the “Father of Modern Space Art.” But that’s just one of the interesting things you learn when you talk to Melvin Schuetz about his interest in the art of Chesley Bonestell. Schuetz recently served as a co-producer…

“Bring Back the Light” Event at Moody Memorial Library Kicks Off Year-Long 50th Anniversary Celebration

Wednesday, January 18, 2018 marked a major milestone in the life of Moody Memorial Library. That night, the upper-level lights of the building’s facade – which had been dark for decades – were illuminated again after a donor-funded project installed new LED fixtures into the 50-year-old recesses on the historic building’s roof. The event, dubbed “Bring Back the Light,” was…

Unfiltered Dedication: The Surprising Story of Moody Memorial Library’s ‘Water Warrior’

The email came to my inbox at 9:21 AM on Monday, December 5th. “I’m thinking 100,000 will be tomorrow or Wednesday depending on how thirsty everyone is,” it said. “SO EXCITING!!!!” It was a message laden with promise, full of hope and all-caps-lock emotion. But it was the parenthetical postscript that told the real story. “(I will be devastated if…

Library Event: Open Access Week 2017

What is Open Access Week? Open Access Week is an opportunity to broaden awareness and understanding of Open Access to research, including access policies from all types of research funders, within the international higher education community and the general public. This year Baylor University is highlighting how Open Data can be used in research. The national theme for Open Access…

The Libraries’ Best Stories, All In One Place

A library’s collections are more than just books on shelves or files in a database: they are the “raw stuff” of history, the documentation of our cultural memory, the stories that define humanity. And in a library system with more than 170 years’ worth of collecting history, you will find countless stories to tell. About the ways our resources support…