Think back to your time on campus.
What do you remember?
I can tell you what my first few days on the Forty Acres looked like: I walked across campus to the North Administration Office for orientation, walked back to my office to eat lunch, then walked to the Flawn Academic Center to have my identification card created, walk back to my office, and finally walked to the Brazos Parking Garage at the end of the day.
If your experience as a student or faculty member was anything like mine as a new staff member, you can probably relate: working and studying at the University of Texas means you get around quite a bit!
As you might imagine, the University of Texas Libraries is one of the many locations that students flow in and out of throughout the course of their week. With one of the largest footprints on campus, our nine libraries see over 2.5 million visitors every year.
University of Texas Libraries is more than a location. It is a destination that provides resources and expertise that are fundamental to student success.
Research shows that first-year students who used library services in their first semester have a higher grade point average and are more likely to graduate in four years.
The Libraries are making a huge investment to improve the student experience both in our physical spaces and with enhanced technology-rich supportive services.
The Learning Commons at the Perry-Castañeda Library is our first step toward our goal of becoming a one-stop-shop for research, writing, digital media technology, and oral communication.
More research and collaboration; less walking.
Will you join me in supporting our Save our Souls campaign? Each gift will help us provide the technology and academic support services and transform the undergraduate learning experience for our students.
If you or your company is interested in contributing a matching gift during the campaign, please contact Natalie Moore for more information.