Feature Stories

Texas Collection Acquires Letter Detailing the Capture of Texas Navy Ship “Invincible”

A recent acquisition by The Texas Collection sheds new insight on the capture of the Texas Navy’s Invincible, one of four schooners employed by Texian forces in their fight for independence from Mexico. A letter written by an officer of the U.S.S. Warren – a United States Navy ship tasked with capturing the Invincible in April of 1836 – is…

Celebrating Moody’s 50th Anniversary (From the 2018 ITS & Libraries Magazine)

Few buildings on campus are as iconic as Moody Memorial Library, a mid-century marvel anchoring the end of Fountain Mall opposite Pat Neff Hall. Long considered the academic life center of campus, Moody has been home to millions of print volumes, late night study sessions, expert guidance from library faculty and countless hours spent in study carrells. In celebration of…

A Space to Create (From the 2018 ITS & Libraries Magazine)

A quiet study carrel. An interactive conference room. An active learning classroom. A recording studio. A 3D printer. For today’s faculty and student body, all these share space in the academic sphere. Brian Mathews, in “Encoding Space” writes, “Buildings, especially libraries, are symbolic. They represent the intellectual character and aspirations of a college, university, or community” (Mathews & Soistmann, 2016).…

Faculty and Staff Spotlights (From the 2018 ITS & Libraries Magazine)

Faculty Spotlight: Joshua Been Joshua Been is an assistant librarian and digital scholarship librarian. He coordinates library efforts around digital scholarship, which allows him to collaborate with library and other campus faculty partners to carry out innovative data-related projects. What drew you to the Baylor Libraries? For about a decade, I provided academic data-focused research support as a librarian, while…