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Library Take Out


What is “Library Take Out” ?

“Library Take Out” is a programming initiative for UT campus residence halls. Librarians will come to you and provide fun and engaging programming  that will allow your residents to not only become better students, but citizens as well.

Our presentations can last anywhere from 15 heart-stopping, intriguing minutes to one raucous, rabble rousing hour.

SIGN UP HERE or contact Ingrid Ruffin, email: if you have any questions. Please make request at least one week before expected event.

What do we offer?

Here’s a menu of some of the special programs that we can provide for you and your residents…


  • Get the most out of UT Libraries’ research services
  • Format and manage your citations
  • Present your research
  • Talk to your professors
  • Acclimate to the academic/research  environment
  • Navigate the research process
  • Have difficult conversations


  • Schedule one-on-one help: A librarian will help you narrow down a topic for a research paper, find and evaluate resources, decide on the topic that is right for you.
  • Small group assistance: A librarian can be present for your residents who feel more comfortable working in groups; or who would like to discuss working on research projects for a specific class


  •    Making tough decisions: A librarian will share insights and resources useful for answering some of the important questions of adulthood.
  •    What’s in a meme?: A librarian will answer the following questions: What is a “meme”? When and Why do we use them? and How do you create one?
  •    Red, white, and you:  A librarian will share some of the resources that can help to navigate the political landscape.
  •    Tech-etiquette:  A librarian will share with you some tech-etiquette rules and hints on how to use your electronic devices more successfully

SPECIAL EVENT PROGRAMS (These programs require more advanced planning please schedule a month in advance.)

  • Morrill Murder Mystery Night
  • Hess Hall Film Festival and Contest
  • Library Trivia
  • Information Power Live Action Game
  • Book Discussion of “A Lesson Before Dying”

Don’t see anything you like here let’s work together to create a program that’s right for you!

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