University of Texas at Austin

Welcome to the IT Lab

Providing Resources for Your Success

The Information Technology Lab at the School of Information provides a number of resources to the iSchool community. 

One Team, Two Roles

The IT Lab is staffed by the “Purple Shirts,” expert teaching assistants whose role evolves as the needs of the iSchool do, however, there are two main roles of the Purple Shirts. Learn more about each role and the services provided below:

IT Lab

Located in UTA 1.210, the IT lab offers hardware, software, and specialized equipment utilized in iSchool courses, as well as print and equipment checkout services.

TA Pool

The Purple Shirts make up the “TA Pool” which supports the UT Information minor. The Purple Shirts assist students, faculty, and staff with technological instruction through in-person and online classes, course development, and more.

What Can the IT Lab Do for You?

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TA Pool

The IT Lab staff also act as undergraduate Teaching Aides to iSchool faculty and staff.

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Equipment & Book Checkout

The IT Lab provides a collection of books and equipment for students to borrow.

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Software

The IT Lab provides a variety of software for students use including Adobe Creative Suite, Unity3D, and much more.

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Tutorials

The IT Lab staff create video tutorials for a variety of tools and skills useful to iSchool students, faculty, and staff.

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Printing & Scanning

The IT provides black/white printing, color printing, and scanning services for iSchool students and faculty.

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Collaborative Spaces

Collaboration stations, computer labs, and sound booths are available for use by iSchool students and faculty.

Meet the Lab Staff

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Mia Eltiste

UX Research and Design
SP 2021

Mia moved from Omaha, Nebraska which you’ll notice when she calls soda, ‘pop’ and mentions Warren Buffet lives in her ‘hood. She received a BA in Psychology with a Mathe . . .

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Regis Junearick

UX Research and Design
FA 2020

Regis studied at The University of Southern Mississippi, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. He also gained a minor in English during this time but never willin . . .

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Chloe Reshetar-Jost

UX Design
SP 2021

Chloe has a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh (yay PA), where she also completed a minor in Studio Arts. She has worked in psy . . .

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Aylin Saribudak

UX Research and Design
SP 2021

Aylin studied Government and English at the University of Texas and became certified to teach through UTeach Liberal Arts. Since then, she has wo . . .

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Beth Sarno

UX Research
SP 2021

Beth graduated with a degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Asheville. After college, she Oregon-trailed her way to Portl . . .

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Quinn Stewart

IT Lab Coordinator

Quinn Stewart studied Government and Psychology at the University of Texas toward the end of the previous century, and completed his MLIS here as well. While a TA in the IT Lab, . . .

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