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Women’s History Month Lecture Series

Women's History Month

March is Nationally recognized as Women’s History Month, South Texas College Libraries will be hosting several events to celebrate Women’s History Month.  We begin with Dr. Angela Boswell, she will be speaking to us about her book “Women in Texas History” Dr. Angela Boswell uses three broad themes to tie together the narrative of women in Texas history. First, the physical and geographic challenges of Texas as a place significantly affected women’s lives, from the struggles of isolated frontier farming to the opportunities and problems of increased urbanization. Second, the changing landscape of legal and political power continued to shape women’s lives and opportunities, from the ballot box to the courthouse and beyond. Finally, Boswell demonstrates the powerful influence of social and cultural forces on the identity, agency, and everyday life of women in Texas. In challenging male-dominated legal and political systems, Texan women shaped (and were shaped by) class, religion, community organizations, literary and artistic endeavors, and more.

Please join us Tuesday, March 19 at 6:00 pm at the Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room and Wednesday, March 20 at 10:00 am at the Mid-Valley Campus Library.



Database Spotlight – Films on Demand

Have you checked out Films on Demand  yet? At Films On Demand, content matters. Their video library has been assembled not just with a focus on volume, but also with a discerning eye for quality and relevance. It is the result of decades of careful curating with a single guiding principle: providing every academic department on campus with the most essential video titles for their field of study. We have access to a huge collection of films and documentaries, ranging from publishers like HBO, Arte France, CNBC, PBS, and The History Channel. You can browse the collection by subject, recently added, video type (i.e. Documentary, feature film, animation, newsreel), original language, and features of the month.

How can you use Films on Demand?

  • Find inspiration and material for research papers and presentations
  • Captioning and interactive, searchable transcripts on all titles
  • Keyword tags for all content, linking to related material
  • Follow up on a clip used by a professor in class and watch the rest of the video
  • Get citations for all videos in MLA, Chicago, Harvard, and APA formats, with up-to-date citation creation and export
  • View videos anywhere, 24/7

You can access Films on Demandfrom his blog post or from our Databases page.

* Please note: to access databases off campus, you will need to enter your STC username and password.

Contributed by Library Specialist William Heinrich.

Black History Month Lecture Series

February is nationally recognized as Black History Month, South Texas College Libraries is proud to present Ms. Virginia Cumberbatch and Ms. Leslie Blair on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 10:00 am at the Starr County Campus Library, then at 6:00 pm at the Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room.  They will be speaking to us about their book “As We Saw It: The Story of Integration at the University of Texas at Austin”   In 2016, the University of Texas at Austin celebrated two important milestones: the thirtieth anniversary of the Heman Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights and the sixtieth anniversary of the first black undergraduate students to enter the university. These historic moments aren’t just special; they are relevant to current conversations and experiences on college campuses across the country. The story of integration at UT against the backdrop of the Jim Crow South is complex and momentous—a story that necessitates understanding and sharing. Likewise, this narrative is inextricably linked to current conversations about students’ negotiations of identity and place in higher education . 



Black History Month Film Series

Please join us during the month of February, as all five campus libraries will be showing Black History Month documentaries. Below are the campus times and days when they will be showing.


Mid-Valley Library: 


Broken on All Sides – Wednesday, February 13th @ 12pm. BI LAB E.106.




The Souls of Black Girls – Wednesday, February 20th @ 12pm. BI LAB E.106.



NAH Library: 


How Jack Became Black – Tuesday, February 12th @ 12pm. West Bldg B1.200.



Pecan Library:


Broken on All Sides – Monday, February 18th @ 11:30am. Room F-102.




How Jack Became Black – Wednesday, February 20th @ 1pm. Room F-102.



Starr Library


How Jack Became Black – Wednesday, February 20th @ 11:30am. Room K1.200.



Tech Library:


Broken on All Sides – Tuesday, February 12th @ 12pm. Room A-179.




How Jack Became Black – Wednesday, February 20th @ 12pm. Room A-179.




Hope to see you there!