Annual Events

UTA Libraries participates in several annual events that celebrate students and faculty and connect the university to other institutions around the world.

Faculty Creative Works

This annual event showcases the art, books, juried exhibits, music, media, patents, and journal contributions of UTA faculty. We host it to shine a spotlight on the impressive depth and breadth of scholarship and creativity produced by UTA faculty.

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Open Access Week

Open Access Week is an international event celebrated by libraries and universities around the world. We join them every October with a series of presentations, panel discussions, workshops, and information sessions on the whys and hows of Open Access.

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Biennial Virginia Garrett Lectures

When Virginia Garrett donated her extensive personal collection of maps, geography textbooks, and atlases to UTA in 1997, a special endowment was established to promote its use by inviting scholars to speak on topics relating to the history of cartography.

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Fun Fair

The annual Fun Fair at the Central Library coincides with the University's welcome week called Maverick Stampede. It is part of the Libraries' mission to connect students to each other and to the University community to help ensure their success.

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Tail Waggin' Wednesday and Paws for Finals

The Libraries partners with a local nonprofit organization to bring registered therapy dogs into Central Library to help students decrease any stress and anxiety they may be experiencing.

Learn more about the therapy dogs