Thursday, February 9, 2023
  Around Campus

By Amanda A. Taylor-Uchoa

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – The University Library at UTRGV, in honor of Black History Month, has compiled displays and resources on the Edinburg, Harlingen, and Brownsville campuses to help celebrate this month of recognition.

Raquel Estrada, acquisitions and collection development librarian, said the University Library has created new content in the form of virtual posters, book displays, film screenings and exhibits. 

“Resources like these highlights what’s available to the UTRGV community at their library,” she said. “They also help bring awareness to diverse topics and subject matter.”



Digital Libguide

The library has created and maintains a Black History Month libguide that highlights and showcases library materials, including books, eBooks, streaming films, journals and databases.



Virtual Posters

The library has created virtual posters promoting resources for Black History Month, available to view and download using the link below. Posters also will be on display on the third floor of the Brownsville and Edinburg libraries, and are included in exhibits at the Aaronson Library in Edinburg and at the Mario E. Ramirez, M.D., Library in Harlingen.



Book Display

The library has a Black History Month Book display on the first floor of the Brownsville Library.

Film Screenings

There will be two film screenings at the Brownsville Library Instruction Room, BLIBR 1.118.

  • 17, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. – “Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth to Power”
  • 24, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – “Ken Burns: The Central Park Five”

The UTRGV community and general public are invited to participate in the events and attend the film screenings.

For more information, visit the UTRGV University Library’s website.


The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) was created by the Texas Legislature in 2013 as the first major public university of the 21st century in Texas. This transformative initiative provided the opportunity to expand educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley, including a new School of Medicine, and made it possible for residents of the region to benefit from the Permanent University Fund – a public endowment contributing support to the University of Texas System and other institutions.

UTRGV has campuses and off-campus research and teaching sites throughout the Rio Grande Valley including in Boca Chica Beach, Brownsville (formerly The University of Texas at Brownsville campus), Edinburg (formerly The University of Texas-Pan American campus), Harlingen, McAllen, Port Isabel, Rio Grande City, and South Padre Island. UTRGV, a comprehensive academic institution, enrolled its first class in the fall of 2015, and the School of Medicine welcomed its first class in the summer of 2016.