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Academic Resource Center - Houston

This Academic Resource Center (ARC) Guide provides Houston Library Services support for faculty, staff, and students

Subject Guide

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Marilyn Goff
Academic Resource Center
6700 Fannin Room 4132
Houston, TX 77030-2343
fax 713.794.2484
voice 713.794.2481
Website Skype Contact: facebook:mgoff_2

Houston ARC

Located at the Houston Center, 6700 Fannin, the Academic Resource Center is in room 4132, just behind the mega computer lab. We support Business, Health Care Administration, Library Science, Nursing, Nutrition and Food Sciences, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy,  and other departments at the Houston campus.



Come watch a video, borrow a Chrome book, headphones or reserve the study room! We do have a limited number of your current textbooks for all-semester to a two hour loan. Come use the paper cutter and pencil sharpeners. Get help finding useful information. 

Come check out one of your faculty's personal Departmental collection of books. Check out standardized tests (NCLEX, HESI, OT, PT and other) study books, testing and training videos to keep you sharp!

Please know that Houston Reserve Items may not be requested through Inter Library Loan (ILL).


Librarians Ryan Slattery & Marilyn Goff

Mr. Ryan Slattery, MSLIS Mr. Ryan Slattery, MSLIS

 Health Sciences Librarian I

 713.794.2047  Ryan has his Masters in Library and Information Science and can help you with your need to find great articles, books, research, streaming videos and more so your presentations and papers will help you to great success! He specializes in Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy. He manages the Interlibrary Loan for Houston and is happy to help you with your loans. He usually works 10AM -7PM M-Th, and 8-5 Fridays.


Librarian Marilyn Goff, MLS, AHIP supervises the ARC and specializes in College of Business, Health Care Administration, Library Studies, Nursing, Nutrition and Food Sciences, and is available  to help faculty, staff, and students. She is a certified medical librarian at the Distinguished level of the Academy of Health Information Professionals of the Medical Library Association. She takes appointments and walk-in requests and is happy to help you define your research topics, find great information, learn  APA and other styles, get published, and more. She usually works 8-5 M-F.


Library Services Specialist

We currently have a vacancy for the Library Services Specialist who will help you find books and journal articles, locate the best databases for your research and projects, and to help you find all the information you need to make the best grades and get your efforts understood! 


Graduate Research Assistant

Rida Ahmad                                                                                                                                                           

 Our Graduate Research Assistant position has Ms Rida Ahmad, who is a Master of Occupational Therapy (MOTS). Responsible for Saturday operation of the ARC, she is glad to help you find reserve and other materials in reserves and in all subjects taught at Houston. She especially loves to help fellow OT students achieve great results in research!

Student Assistants


We have Ms Hilary Reeves, an excellent undergraduate nursing student  as our first Student Assistant in Houston's ARC,  Friendly and cheerful, she is here to help you find your textbooks, items on reserve, watch videos to improve clinical skills, show you additional study materials you can check out, and more!       




Ms. Marlene Engel (NURS) works to help students find the research items they need, helps you check headphones, chargers, and other materials in and out, helps you with the nap pod and more. She can help you with the study room reservations, NCLEX books and to find the information you need to succeed!


Take a Nap!

TWU Libraries, in conjunction with the Student Union, Student Services and Student Life,  have a nap pod for you to use for 20 minute power naps in the ARC. Former ARC Library Student Assistant and MOTS Ms Kristen McManus demostrates the nap pod use. Reserve the nap pod at on the Houston nap pod button, and you can have a 20 minute power nap to enjoy peaceful, restful sleep.

Great Resources

Come study, get a research appointment, try the nap pod or study room, borrow a textbook, Chrome book, review procedures on a video, and see what your ARC has in store for you!