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.

Caminos de Espana

Caminos de España

South Texas College faculty reflect on trip to Salamanca, Spain in recent library exhibition.

Caminos de Espana

South Texas College’s Library Art Gallery presents “Caminos de España,” an exhibition that tells the story of a recent STC study abroad trip to Salamanca, Spain.

The Gallery will host an artist lecture on February 7 at 5:30 p.m. during the exhibit reception from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Pecan Campus Library Art Gallery located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen. Admission is free and open to the public.

The exhibit opens Tuesday, January 22 and runs through February 28.

The works in this exhibition were created by ten South Texas College faculty members who participated in Study Abroad trips to Spain during the summer of 2018. Each artist found artistic inspiration in the experience and brought back with them unique creative perspectives on what it means to travel in Spain.

Participants include: Delia Magdaleno, Heaven Mendoza, Hector Villarreal, Juan Silva, Margaretha Bischoff, Patricia Ballinger, Pedro Perez, Phyllis Leverich, Rachael Brown, and Sarah Tamez.

STC’s Library Art Gallery Program organizes exhibitions and educational programs to engage student understanding, stimulate inquiry, support academic curriculum, and inspire continued education through direct engagement with artists, scholars, and original works of art.

For more information contact 956-872-3488 or gotvos@southtexascollege.edu or visit https://library.southtexascollege.edu/libraryart.

Image: Phyllis Leverich, Inkjet print-encaustic, 2018.

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 . 

 

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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!

 

STC Alumni Art Show

South Texas College’s Library Art Gallery presents “STC Alumni: Carmen Castillo & Gabriela Cantú,” an exhibition by two local artists.

Castillo and Cantú both attended South Texas College  before going on to UTRGV and working as professional artists in the RGV. This show celebrates alumni who began their journey at STC and continue to make an impact on the area.

The Gallery will host an artist talk/reception on April 11 from 6-7 p.m. at the Technology Campus Library Art Gallery located at 3700 W. Military Hwy, Bldg. A in McAllen. Admission is free and open to the public.

The exhibit opens Tuesday, January 29 and runs through May 10, 2019.

STC’s Library Art Gallery Program organizes exhibitions and educational programs to engage student understanding, stimulate inquiry, support academic curriculum, and inspire continued education through direct engagement with artists, scholars, and original works of art.

For more information contact 956-872-3488 or gotvos@southtexascollege.edu or visit https://library.southtexascollege.edu/libraryart.

I Miss That Feeling

South Texas College’s Library Art Gallery presents “I Miss That Feeling,” an installation exhibition by artist Barbara Miñarro.

Barbara Miñarro was born in Monterrey, Mexico and currently lives and works in San Antonio, Texas. As an artist influenced between two cultures, Miñarro’s work explores ideas of the body in migration. Her soft sculptures, installations and paintings utilize the tactile memory of clothing, the earth and the physical body to express the emotional journey of immigration.

The Gallery will host a workshop on February 25 at 1 p.m. in the library, followed by an artist talk at 6:00 p.m. during the exhibit reception from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Mid-Valley Campus Library Art Gallery located at 400 N Border Ave in Weslaco. Admission is free and open to the public.

The exhibit opens Tuesday, February 5 and runs through February 25.

STC’s Library Art Gallery Program organizes exhibitions and educational programs to engage student understanding, stimulate inquiry, support academic curriculum, and inspire continued education through direct engagement with artists, scholars, and original works of art.

For more information contact 956-872-3488 or gotvos@southtexascollege.edu or visit https://library.southtexascollege.edu/libraryart.

Sensoria

Sensoria by Jesse Amado

San Antonio artist creates artwork to stimulate the senses.

South Texas College’s Library Art Gallery proudly presents “Sensoria” an exhibition by Jesse Amado.

Jesse Amado received his Master of Fine Art degree in 1990 from the University of Texas San Antonio and is known for art that is conceptual and highly formal. His practice occupies the minimal space that hovers between life and art. Amado’s projects are combined with seminal pieces from the past, tracing the artist’s investigation of text, repetition, and communication.

On March 6th, the Pecan Campus Library Art Gallery will host an artist talk at 1:00 p.m. followed by a reception from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the South Texas College Pecan Campus Library Art Gallery located at 3201 W. Pecan Boulevard in McAllen, Texas. Admission is free and open to the public.
The exhibit opens Wednesday, March 6 and runs through May 10, 2019.

The South Texas College Library Art Gallery Program organizes exhibitions and educational programs to engage student understanding of art and its role in culture, support academic curriculum, and inspire continued education through direct engagement with artists, scholars, and original works of art.

For more information, contact Gina Otvos at (956) 872-3488 or gotvos@southtexascollege.edu or visit https://library.southtexascollege.edu/libraryart.

Jesse Amado