StaffGuide: Public Relations and Special Events

Provides information about library communication tools and special events, including forms.

About the University of Arkansas

The following may be used in communications where a general statement about the Libraries is required:

Mullins Library is THE place to study or do research on campus. The spacious Helen Robson Walton Reading Room is our most popular quiet study area. Four group study rooms are available for three-hour checkout. Online databases, accessible from anywhere with a University ID, make researching your topic a breeze. If you get stuck, reference librarians are there to help. You may ask your questions by email, chat, text, phone, or in person. Schedule an individual research consultation with a librarian who specializes in your field of study for those tough research questions or projects.

With more than 1.9 million volumes and 26,000 journal subscriptions, you’re sure to find plenty of research materials for every subject.  The Research Commons/General Access Computing Lab, located on the lobby level, offers full service computing and help in one location. Laptop check-outs at the main circulation desk offer the convenience of computing in other parts of the library and campus using the UA wireless network. Extended hours of operation are scheduled during fall and spring final exam periods.

The University Libraries contribute to the intellectual diversity of the campus by sponsoring lectures, rotating art exhibits, book signings, and other special events. Consult the libraries’ web page ( to get current information about hours, events, and other happenings. Visit our table during Razorbash to sign up for an orientation to the library services and collections personalized to your subject area.

Transitions, updated 7-14-2014

The paragraph below may be used in communications where a general statement about the University is required: 

The University of Arkansas places students first by enhancing academic programs, creating an engaging campus life, reducing obstacles, enhancing diversity, improving graduation rates, and marshaling the expertise of the faculty, staff, and students. The University is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a research university with very high levels of research activity (RU/VH).  The University provides a superior campus landscape and environment while designing and building world class facilities. The funding for research awards and research expenditures continues to grow and so do the academic programs offered. The University Libraries share in the stewardship of the University’s goals and takes responsibility for the health of the research and teaching collections as well as programs that further support the academic mission. For more information, visit the Libraries’ home page ( The University of Arkansas campus ( in Fayetteville, Arkansas, with a student enrollment of more than 25,000, is the flagship campus of the University of Arkansas System. With a population of approximately 460,000, the northwest Arkansas region is home to two Fortune 100 company headquarters. This thriving region offers numerous cultural venues, such as the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Walton Arts Center, and the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History. (

Human Resources, updated 7-10-2014