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Fondren Library, located at the center of the academic quad, is a key center of learning in our educational community, providing access to scholarly information, research support, library instruction, and computing and study facilities.

11/17/2023
Missed the livestream? No worries! Watch the full panel here: https://www.bakerinstitute.org/event/111423
11/15/2023

Missed the livestream? No worries! Watch the full panel here: https://www.bakerinstitute.org/event/111423

At this event a panel of experts including the U.S. Archivist, Colleen Shogan, Ph.D., will explore the significance of NARA's mission.

Join us and Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy for a panel discussion on the mission of US National Arc...
11/13/2023

Join us and Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy for a panel discussion on the mission of US National Archives this Tuesday at 4:30pm in James A. Baker III Hall. The panelists, including two experts from Fondren, Amanda Focke (Head of Special Collections) and Sara Lowman (Vice Provost and University Librarian), and U.S. Archivist Dr. Colleen Shogan, will be discussing the challenges of preserving digital data, the significance of our digital legacy, and the importance of digital literacy skills.

Register to attend the event in person by clicking here: https://bit.ly/nara-fondren

Alternatively, you can view the panel discussion online by clicking here: https://bit.ly/49z4EwP

At this event a panel of experts including the U.S. Archivist, Colleen Shogan, Ph.D., will explore the significance of NARA's mission.

Rice alums! Stop by the Rice Story Booth at Homecoming Check In! In the Anderson Clarke Center till 7pm tonight and from...
11/03/2023

Rice alums! Stop by the Rice Story Booth at Homecoming Check In!
In the Anderson Clarke Center till 7pm tonight and from 9am-1pm tomorrow!

--Tell us about a Rice tradition which has been the most meaningful to you.
--What traditions or advice would you most like to share with the next generation of Owls?

With your permission, the responses will be transcribed and made available online as part of the Rice University Archives.
Owls near and far will enjoy your tales for years to come!

Rice alums! Stop by the Rice Story Booth at Homecoming Check In!--Tell us about a Rice tradition which has been the most...
10/31/2023

Rice alums! Stop by the Rice Story Booth at Homecoming Check In!

--Tell us about a Rice tradition which has been the most meaningful to you.
--What traditions or advice would you most like to share with the next generation of Owls?

With your permission, the responses will be transcribed and made available online as part of the Rice University Archives.
Owls near and far will enjoy your tales for years to come!

Fondren Library and the Disability Resource Center invite you to join us for two events marking National Disability Empl...
10/16/2023

Fondren Library and the Disability Resource Center invite you to join us for two events marking National Disability Employment Awareness Month:

October 18 - 4:00pm
"Digitality, Universal Access, and Apple II"
Dr. Elizabeth Petrick, Associate Professor, Department of History
Fondren Library Kyle Morrow Room, 3rd Floor
Light Refreshments
Fondren's Accessibility & Inclusion Committee will also give a short library tour of Room 108, the Adaptive Technology Room in Fondren Library along with a demo of the website’s upcoming accessibility widget and voice searching web tools.

October 24 - 2:00pm
"The Influence of Contextual and Individual Factors on Employment of People with Disabilities"
Felix Wu, Doctoral Student in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Department of Psychological Sciences
Fondren Library Kyle Morrow Room, 3rd Floor
Light Refreshments
Please register for these events at https://forms.gle/wsw9dwRwPB8Bi1aD8

Thanks to the Chron for featuring Fondren as one of Houston's best places to study! Stop by and check out our updated fu...
09/20/2023

Thanks to the Chron for featuring Fondren as one of Houston's best places to study! Stop by and check out our updated furniture and study spaces.

Houston's best places to study, according to Yelp, and tips on how students can stay focused

09/13/2023

Fondren library at Rice University invites applications for our Library Systems Specialist position. See https://tinyurl.com/RiceUSystemsSpecialist for more information.

Fondren Library at Rice University seeks a Library Systems Specialist. The position is responsible for managing and maintaining library systems and technologies and acts as a resource person to library staff on automation, technology, process improvement, and developments affecting the library. The....

Fondren library at Rice University invites applications for our data services specialist position. See https://library.r...
09/09/2023

Fondren library at Rice University invites applications for our data services specialist position. See
https://library.rice.edu/content/data-services-specialist-job for more information!

Body Apply at https://tinyurl.com/RiceUDataSpecialistPosition SummaryThe Data Services Specialist leads Fondren Library’s services focused on research data, including the discovery, analysis, visualization, and management of data. The Data Services Specialist conducts consultations, workshops, and...

Welcome back students! Come by the library this week between 2-4pm for snacks and smiles! Be sure to stop by the new 4th...
08/21/2023

Welcome back students! Come by the library this week between 2-4pm for snacks and smiles! Be sure to stop by the new 4th Floor Study Lounge!
We look forward to being a part of your academic success game plan! 🦉📚

The  FY23  Fondren Library Ambassadors worked to identify improvements and supplies needed for Fondren Library with fund...
08/11/2023

The FY23 Fondren Library Ambassadors worked to identify improvements and supplies needed for Fondren Library with funds provided by the Student Initiative Fund.
A few of the improvements included free menstrual products in selected restrooms, circulating scientific and graphic calculators, and this newly furnished Student Lounge located on the 4th floor of Fondren, in the Sarah Lane Lounge.
We hope you love this improvement to Fondren Library!
Have ideas or thoughts about service or space improvements at Fondren Library? Students apply to the FY24 Fondren Ambassador program! https://library.rice.edu/library-ambassadors Questions? Email [email protected]

Fondren Library invites applications for our Electronic Resources Librarian position, which "is responsible for the acqu...
07/14/2023

Fondren Library invites applications for our Electronic Resources Librarian position, which "is responsible for the acquisition, receipt, maintenance, and renewal of electronic resources for the library." See https://library.rice.edu/content/electronic-resources-librarian-job for more information.

Body Apply at https://tinyurl.com/eresourcselibrarian-riceJob DescriptionPosition Summary Working within a team, the Electronic Resources Librarian is responsible for the acquisition, receipt, maintenance, and renewal of electronic resources for the library. The Electronic Resources Librarian resolv...

Have a wonderful 4th of July Holiday! We resume regular summer hours on Wednesday, July 5th at 7:00am.
07/01/2023

Have a wonderful 4th of July Holiday! We resume regular summer hours on Wednesday, July 5th at 7:00am.

06/02/2023

Gale is recruiting students to undertake awareness-building activities, so more students find out about, understand and use these fascinating archives! Students from all year groups can apply.
Apply today at: https://library.rice.edu/features/gale-ambassador-role

Deadline = July 1, 2023

The role lasts for the 2023-24 academic year and requires set activities.

We are searching for our next Assistant University Librarian  (AUL) for Research Services, a highly visible senior admin...
04/10/2023

We are searching for our next Assistant University Librarian (AUL) for Research Services, a highly visible senior administrative position. The AUL for Research Services leads reference and collection development, access services, and the library service center. Learn more at https://library.rice.edu/content/assistant-university-librarian-research-services-job

Body Position Summary This highly visible senior administrative position is one of three assistant university librarians, and reports to the Vice Provost and University Librarian. The Assistant University Librarian (AUL) for Research Services develops and maintains the core services of the research....

Today is the day! We invite you to choose Fondren Library as one of your designees and help us reach our goal of 125 gif...
04/04/2023

Today is the day!
We invite you to choose Fondren Library as one of your designees and help us reach our goal of 125 gifts in this year's challenge. Your gift funds Fondren's collections, programs and operations, so we can better support scholarship and research on campus.

Fondren-branded UmbrellaMake an unrestricted gift to the library of $100 or more using this link, and we will send you this limited-edition Fondren owl umbrella.

Learn more about the 24-Hour Challenge at bit.ly/24HCFondren.

We appreciate your gift to Fondren Library. If you would like to learn more about supporting the library, please contact us at [email protected].

If you would like to apply today's gift to your new or renewing library membership, please send an email to [email protected] with "membership" in the subject line.

As a campus crossroads, Fondren Library brings together faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, staff, alumni and the general public, offering welcoming spaces, excellent collections, and strong services in support of teaching, research and creative expression. The Fondren Library team helps g...

Open for applications: Reginald Moore Travel Grant for Research in Activism and Social JusticeThis grant is in honor of ...
02/06/2023

Open for applications: Reginald Moore Travel Grant for Research in Activism and Social Justice
This grant is in honor of Mr. Reginald Moore, a longtime community activist in the legacy of convict leasing locally in Sugar Land, Texas, as well as nationally. Applications for this $2,500 research fund are due by February 28, 2023, with notifications going out March 6, 2023.
For more information see https://library.rice.edu/guides/reginald-moore-travel-grant-research-activism-and-social-justice

The Woodson Research Center, with the support of Fondren Library, is pleased to support researchers in the topic of activism and social justice with an annual travel grant of up to $2,500. This grant is in honor of Mr. Reginald Moore, a longtime community activist in the legacy of convict leasing lo...

Houston's boil water advisory does not affect those of us on the east half of campus, so Fondren is open as normal today...
11/28/2022

Houston's boil water advisory does not affect those of us on the east half of campus, so Fondren is open as normal today. West halfers, come enjoy our water!

Tomorrow evening! Please join us on Thursday Nov. 17,  when Fondren Library will host an exhibit tour, reception, and sh...
11/16/2022

Tomorrow evening!
Please join us on Thursday Nov. 17, when Fondren Library will host an exhibit tour, reception, and short documentary film screening on a fascinating story of American women helping to rebuild a French town after World War I. https://library.rice.edu/events/anne-morgan

Please join us on Thursday Nov. 17,  when Fondren Library will host an exhibit tour, reception, and short documentary fi...
11/10/2022

Please join us on Thursday Nov. 17, when Fondren Library will host an exhibit tour, reception, and short documentary film screening on a fascinating story of American women helping to rebuild a French town after World War I. RSVPs appreciated, to [email protected]

Today is Election Day and the polls are open until 7 pm!  Everyone registered in Harris County may visit the Rice pollin...
11/08/2022

Today is Election Day and the polls are open until 7 pm! Everyone registered in Harris County may visit the Rice polling station at the Welcome Center until 7. Free parking in the Founder's Court Visitors Lot while voting!

ELECTION DAY IS TOMORROW! Tue, Nov. 8 is your last chance to vote. Visit the polling station on Rice Campus, open from 7...
11/07/2022

ELECTION DAY IS TOMORROW! Tue, Nov. 8 is your last chance to vote. Visit the polling station on Rice Campus, open from 7am to 7pm, at the Rice Welcome Center in Sewall Hall. Free parking in the Founder's Court Visitors Lot while voting!

Great opportunity to work at Rice/Fondren Library as our new university historian. See https://tinyurl.com/RiceUHistoria...
10/31/2022

Great opportunity to work at Rice/Fondren Library as our new university historian. See https://tinyurl.com/RiceUHistorian for details.

This position is focused on the historical research needs of Rice University, particularly including those of the board, administration, and faculty as they evaluate past, present, and future university policies and decisions. Performs archival research by request of Rice University board, faculty,....

Interested in a Beginner Python Workshop?  Please fill out the survey to help us plan the workshop date, time of day, an...
10/28/2022

Interested in a Beginner Python Workshop? Please fill out the survey to help us plan the workshop date, time of day, and online vs in-person. https://tinyurl.com/python-survey-Rice

We're defending the freedom to read at tomorrow's Banned Books Read Out! Sign up to read a short passage from your favor...
10/05/2022

We're defending the freedom to read at tomorrow's Banned Books Read Out! Sign up to read a short passage from your favorite banned or challenged book! https://library.rice.edu/bannedbooks

Sign up to read a short passage from your favorite banned book. October 6, 2022 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Ray Courtyard - Rice Student Center Top 10 Most Challenged Books Lists Top 100 Most Banned and Challenged Books: 2019-2019 Banned & Challenged Classics You must have JavaScript enabled to use this form...

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