Spring Events in the Library

Friday, April 25, 12pm (UCSB Library, Classroom 1575)
“Graduate Students & Open Access Resources”
Regina M. Beard
(Faculty and Graduate Services Librarian, Kansas State University) will share the results of a survey she conducted investigating graduate student awareness of and interest in open access resources for research and publishing. Co-sponsored with the Graduate Division.

Monday, May 5, 4pm (UCSB Library, Classroom 1575)
“Publishers’ Views on Electronic Theses & Dissertations”
If a dissertation or thesis is published online and made freely available, does this hinder the author's future publishing opportunities for that work? Gail McMillan (Director, Digital Library and Archives, Virginia Tech) will present the results of a study of publishers’ attitudes toward online theses and dissertations. Co-sponsored with the Graduate Division.

Tuesday, May 13, 4pm (UCSB Library, Mary Cheadle Room)
“Activism & the Arts: A Life Journey”
Artist-activist Dan Guerrero will present this talk about his life journey from 1950s East L.A. to Broadway performer and back to Hollywood as an award-winning TV producer turned Chicano and LGBTQ activist. Offered in conjunction with the Library exhibition That's Entertainment: Dan Guerrero and the Making of a Hollywood Original.

Thursday, May 15, 12pm (UCSB Library, Classroom 1575)
“Students and Open Educational Resources”
Nicole Allen
, Director of Open Education for the the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) and Nick Shockey, Manager of the Right to Research Coalition and SPARC Director of Student Advocacy will present this brown-bag talk on Open Educational Resources (OERs)—teaching, learning, and research resources that are in the public domain and allow free use and re-purposing by others.

Wednesday, May 21, 4pm (UCSB Library, Mary Cheadle Room)
“Henry Thoreau in His Letters: A New Perspective”
Elizabeth Witherell
, who directs the Thoreau Edition housed in the UCSB Library, will speak about her work on Thoreau’s correspondence, and Casey Caldwell, UCSB Library staff, and Sophie Hassett, UCSB student in theater, will read selections from a group of letters between Thoreau and Emerson.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.library.ucsb.edu/calendar



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