Bexar County's new BiblioTech to be named for UTSA President Ricardo Romo
(July 3, 2015) – The new branch of Bexar County's ground-breaking digital library system will be named in honor of UTSA President Ricardo Romo.
The grand opening for the Dr. Ricardo Romo BiblioTech will take place on Saturday, July 25 at the Gardens of San Juan Square, 2003 Zarzamora. Featured speakers at the ribbon-cutting will include Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff and Precinct 2 County Commissioner Paul Elizondo. President Romo and the Honorable Julián Castro will be featured guests.
The new Bibliotech is the second full branch of Bexar County's digital public library. The first BiblioTech opened in the fall of 2013 at 3505 Pleasanton Rd. It was the first bookless, all-digital public library in the United States, lending e-readers and digital content rather than physical media. Onsite patrons can access online databases and educational resources with the library's iMacs, iPads, Xbox 360s and Microsoft Surface touch-screen video tablets.
The Dr. Ricardo Romo BiblioTech will offer the same technology, along with a group study room and a children's area. The Gardens of San Juan Square is operated by the San Antonio Housing Authority, which will become the first housing authority in the nation to have a digital library within one of its properties.
The Bexar County library system is modeled after UTSA's Applied Engineering and Technology (AET) Library, the nation's first completely bookless library on a college or university campus. It opened in March 2010.
For more on Bexar County's BibloTech libraries visit: http://bexarbibliotech.org/
Find out more about UTSA's AET Library at: http://libguides.utsa.edu/AETLibrary
Connect with President Ricardo Romo on Facebook.
This photo exhibit explores the history and tradition behind the Mexican drink.UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
UTSA faculty, staff and students are invited to attend open forums featuring the three finalist candidates for the position of vice president for the Office of Research, Economic Development and Knowledge Enterprise.Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
The UTSA Fostering Educational Success Center will be holding an open house. Come visit the center, learn about its mission, and enjoy refreshments, while they last, during this casual, come-and-go event.Student Union (SU 2.01.05), Main Campus
The UTSA Technology Commercialization Center hosts this free webscast will discuss the critical steps when starting a business.Durango Building (DBB 2.112A), Downtown Campus
This year’s Symposium will focus on Operational Command and Control in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Tickets are $60 for Admiral Nimitz Foundation Members and $70 for non-members.Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
The NSA Codebreaker Challenge provides students with a hands-on opportunity to develop their reverse-engineering, low-level code analysis skills while working on a realistic problem set centered around the NSA’s mission. Developer Eric Bryant will present a Tech Talk and answer questions about the challenge. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Free pizza. Open to all.John Peace Library (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
UTSA's Office of Sustainability hosts a full day of activities to celebrate the opening of the Tito Bradshaw Bicycle Repair Shop. A ribbon-cutting at 6 p.m.will include President Eighmy, Mayor Nirenberg, Councilman Pelaez and Councilwoman Gonzales.Ximenes Ave. between Ximenes Ave. Lot and Brackenridge Ave. Lot 1, Main Campus