New Logo for RRC Library

Well it is official.  The Round Rock Campus Library has a logo for the first time since opening in 2005.  And here it is:

RRC Library Logo

There are variations of this logo and variations of one that has a horizontal theme that you will begin to see over time on various materials from the RRC Library.  Anthony Guardado, Head RRC Librarian commented, “We are excited about having a logo to help our patrons identify resources and services available from or through the Round Rock Campus Library.  Of course we assist all students, faculty, and staff of Texas State University and the community and we hope this log will be synonymous with great customer service.”

So remember when you see this logo “come in and find out more.”

58th Presidential Inauguration

U.S. SealOn Friday, January 20, 2017 the Inauguration Ceremony will take place for the next President and Vice President of the United States of American.  Chief Justice John Roberts, Jr. will administer the Presidential Oath of Office to Donald Trump and Justice Clarence Thomas will administer the Vice Presidential Oath of Office to Michael Pence.  This will mark the 58th Presidential Inauguration.

The RRC Library plans to broadcast the Inauguration event on the digital message board in the main room of the library without sound and with closed captioning.

Additional information about this Inauguration Ceremony or other past ceremonies can be found at the following sites:

To learn more about inaugural events please “come in and find out more.”

New Alkek Library Juvenile Books Now on Display at the RRC Library

Have you ever looked through the RRC Library Juvenile Collection and wondered if there were even more juvenile materials available through Texas State University.  Well yes there is.  To give you a sample each month the RRC Library will include in its collection some of the newest juvenile books that would normally be found in Alkek Library.  This collection of new books will change every month in order to refresh the collection with even newer juvenile books.  Any student, faculty, or staff of Texas State University may check these out any of the books on display and return the items to any University Library.  It is our hope that you will get a glimpse of the many items coming in to the library system and that you can request these items, and many more, from the Alkek Library.  We will of course continue to grow the RRC Library’s Juvenile Collection so make always attempt to make sure we offer a quality collection of materials.

New Alkek Library Juvenile Materials on Display at the RRC Library

So, come on in and browse many of the juvenile materials we have to choose from on any given month.

New Juvenile Books Added: Use the Library Catalog to Find More Information

A new set of books has been added to the Juvenile Exhibit cases in Alkek Library ( If you click on the title for any juvenile book, you can see what awards a book might have won, an Accelerated Reader level if available, and see a clickable award note to see other titles that won the same award(s).  See the image below to identify the areas of the catalog with this information.

Remember the RRC Library also has a sizable collection of juvenile books on site.  These can also be searched in the library’s catalog.

Detailed catalog record of a juvenile book.

Modified from an entry on the Alkek Library Facebook page.

Texas State University Prof. Amanda Boutot is Interviewed in SAGE Education Streaming Collection

The University Library recently purchased the SAGE Education streaming collection as part of the SAGE Videos resource and look who we found: Texas State University Curriculum and Instruction faculty member Dr. Amanda Boutot’s discussion about Autism.

SAGE Video with Prof. Amanda BoutotBe sure to take a look at this and many other resources in this database.

New Juvenile Books in Alkek Library

The Juvenile Collection Exhibit cases in Alkek Library are now full of tons of new books which are also available to Round Rock Campus users! Click on this link to see what new books have come in, including tons of award winning titles. Make sure to use the Alkek to RRC Delivery Form to request these and many more be sent to the RRC Library for you to check out.


Modified from an entry on the Alkek Library News & Research Tips blog by Arlene Salazar, Alkek Library.

Scopus: Finding Articles and Citation Analysis

Scopus descriptionLooking for a fast way to find citations to peer-reviewed literature?  The database Scopus may be the tool for you.  The University Library now offers access to this database which covers citations in science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts & humanities.  The publisher lists it as the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature.  It is possible to use this tool to locate the most highly cited items and the articles that cite them.

Tutorials and quick reference guides are available to help you get started.

Another database the library offers with similar information and also includes journal impact factor information is Web of Science.  There are online tutorials available to help with this resource.

So, have fun analyzing the world of citation analysis.

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Winter Break

snowman skiingAlthough it may be difficult to see beyond final exams we are close to winter break.  For a complete list of RRC Library hours please see our Hours Page.  On that page you should be able to view exceptions to our regular hours or you can click to view the 2015-2016 RRC Library Calendar & Hours (PDF).

It is very important to note that the RRC Library will open in 2016 on Monday, January 4th with limited hours until the beginning of the spring 2016 semester.  If our hours of operation are not convenient for you to return a library item please contact us using our Ask a Librarian@RRC page to see if we can assist with an accommodation.

The staff at the RRC Library wishes all Bobcats a joyous holiday season.

RRC Library is a Veteran Friendly Office

Veteran Friendly Office (VFO) Program logoRRC Library is a proud to have become a Veteran Friendly Office.  Qualifications about the Veteran Friendly Office Program can be found online:  This program is a collaborative effort between the Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion and the Veterans Advisory Council (VAC) at Texas State University.

Alan Matthews ( is designated as the RRC Library primary contact for student veterans who have questions or need referrals.  All of our staff are proud to assist veterans enrolled at Texas State University.  We thank our veterans for your service and hope to assist you with your research needs.

Assistance for Veterans:

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