Research, Instruction & Outreach Librarian
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Liz King is the Research, Instruction & Outreach Librarian for the English, Philosophy and Modern Languages Departments at Texas State University.

She works closely with faculty to ensure that they and their students have the resources they need for their research, instruction, and special programming.

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film talks series

Liz King created a new Film & Discussion Series that showcases films that are relevant to faculty and student research interests, departmental curriculum, and campus services. The films are followed by expert-led discussion.

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student-generated blog

In an effort to increase undergraduate students' awareness of and participation in Scholarly Communications, Liz established the Film Talks blog - based on ideas formed during an ACRL Intersections Roadshow

lunch poems @ alkek

Subject Librarian, Liz King, collaborated with the English and Modern Langages Departments, Poetry MFA students, local public library, and the Library's Learning Commons to kick off this ongoing poetry series!

Series includes library hosted poetry readings, "loose poems" for attendees to take, featured materials from our poetry collection available for check-out at the event, poetry-schwag (bookmarks & pins!), a haiku contest, and of course a library research guide for continuing your study of poetry between readings!

humanities blog

Liz maintains a blog for the students and faculty at Texas State University. The blog highlights current events, subject-specific research databases, materials, library events, and other relevant information.

@libizking on twitter

Liz maintains a twitter account for sharing information with students, faculty & staff, and other library professionals.

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engagement: symposium of philosophy and dance

Research, Instruction & Outreach Librarian Liz King & Learning Commons Librarian Lorin Flores collaborated with the Philosophy and Dance departments for their symposium that brought together scholars and dance companies from around the world, for three days celebrating Modern Dance and Philosophy!

We offered a subject librarian "meet and greet" at the book fair, a library tour for visiting scholars, and a month-long display of materials in the Philosophy building.

Songs written and recorded for use at the 2015 Book Cart Drill Team Competition at TLA, in Austin, TX.

Parodies of Shake It Off (Taylor Swift) and All About That Bass (Meghan Trainor)

Vocals: Rebecca Loebe Sound Recording and Engineering: Bruce Chandler Lyrics: Liz King, Jessica McClean, Tricia Boucher, Sarah Naper, Amy Eoff, Thea Davis Stansbury, Megan Ballengee, Stephanie Swenson Towery, Michelle Baylis, Lauren Goodley, Amy Bartley, and Liz Hibbs

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long night against procrastination

Liz was part of the team that helped bring Long Night Against Procrastination to Alkek Library. 

We researched the history of the event, and adapted the program to best meet our students' needs. Our team collaborated with the Subject Librarians, Writing Center, Brilliant Bobcats, Student Learning Assistance Center, and Residence Life and Housing. 

Long Night is now an annual event at Alkek, including a Subject Librarian "meet and greet" for last-minute research assistance!

University Newspaper Article about Long Night

Long Night on Twitter

Residence Hall Association Participated in our 'Silent Library' Game