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The Mural Project - Interview with Student Peyton Tvrdy
The Mural Project: Interview with Student Peyton Tvrdy

We sat down with Peyton Tvrdy,  Mellon Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow for Summer 2020. With the help of Librarian Elizabeth Poff, Peyton researched, cataloged and created a digital gallery of…

Welcome Back Fall 2020
Welcome to All Our Students, New & Returning Tigers!

This academic semester, and perhaps year, will be an unprecedented experience for students, faculty, and staff alike. Some of you will be taking classes here in person, while others will…

Documenting Campus Closure and Remote Teaching
Documenting Campus Closure and Remote Teaching

Last semester the University Archives initiated a COVID-19 collecting project: Response and Impact: Perspectives from Trinity University on COVID-19. The purpose of this project is to document the effects the…

Student Art - Black Lives Matter: Riots
Learning from Student Art: “Black Lives Matter: Riots”

When I hear the word “riot,” a fairly standard definition comes to my mind for what that means. Maybe you’re similar? News media will show images of riots that are…

Interview with Librarian Abra Schnur
Interview with Librarian Abra Schnur

In our blog segment “Interview with a Librarian” we sat down with our newest librarian, University Archivist and Records Manager Abra Schnur, to find out more about her! 1. Tell…

A Tribute Poster for Our Students
A Poster Tribute to Our Students

Dear Trinity Students, Inside the Library, it is quiet and empty and a bit sad despite the sunlight streaming in through the previously coveted window seats. We cannot hear the…

Library Heroes
Library Heroes

Librarians.  Stereotypically quiet and introverted, bespectacled and mousy, they perform an admirable and important job, but let’s be honest, they’re pretty boring, right?  Well, like people in any profession, they…

Announcing The Coates Library Research Thing Prizes
Announcing the Coates Library Research Thing Prizes

Celebrating Our Student Researchers and the “Things” They Create I’ve never made homemade biscuits before and might never do it again. Finding myself juggling a different kind of schedule and…

Illuminating the Past - Treasures from Special Collections
Illuminating the Past

If you’ve taken a medieval history class at Trinity, chances are you have visited Special Collections to view some of the early manuscripts in our collection. But did you ever wonder how two leaves of parchment, carefully scribed and intricately illuminated, ended up in San Antonio?

Library Space Force - Library Building Team Update
Library Space Force (It’s Not What You Think)

This is Coates Library. And this is Coates Library in numbers. 4 floors 164,307 square feet 317,619 annual visitors That’s a lot of space, and a lot of people moving…