A new exhibition in the Library highlights the life of performer, producer, and director Dan Guerrero, who Hispanic Magazine recognized as "one of the 25 most powerful Latinos in Hollywood." This exhibition, through materials from the Library’s California Ethnic & Multicultural Archives, visuallys document Guerrero's life as a young singer/dancer in New York's Broadway musicals, his work as a tal
Floors 5 & 6 are closed to the public temporarily for construction. During floor closings -- which each last approximately six weeks -- all stacks, study space, and restrooms on these floors are inaccessible. If you require collection materials from these floors, you can request them directly from the Library Catalog or through a form on the Library’s website. Staff members will retrieve collection items every two hours on a daily basis and hold them for you at the Circulation Desk.
The new display in the Ethnic and Gender Studies Library (EGSL) on the 2nd floor focuses on the group "Pussy Riot," feminism, and protest in Russia. Pussy Riot is best described as a Russian feminist punk rock protest collective. The membership consists of approximately 11 women. While performing members wear colorful “balaclavas,” or ski masks, to emphasize the anonymit
The Clothesline Project is an international project that honors women survivors of violence. It exposes the problem of violence against women by publicly hanging t-shirts decorated by survivors, as well as by the friends and family of survivors, on public clotheslines. Each shirt is a testimony to a woman’s experience of violence and a vehicle for personal and communal healing.
The UCSB Library has acquired David Giovannoni's collection of over 500 home wax recordings, assembled over the past 40 years. Home wax, personal recordings, home recordings, or whatever you want to call them were made by everyday people, not record companies or professional field recordists, and capture the early spirit of the public's interaction with recording technology.
As part of the ongoing Library Addition & Renovation Project, the 4th floor in the tower will close to the public for several weeks starting Thursday, April 21. All stacks, study space, and restrooms in that area will be inaccessible during the closing.
Please note that the 4th floor in the 4-story building will remain open, and that the tower elevators can still be used to access that area.
The Library has launched the “Living the Values” employee recognition program to recognize staff who embody the Library’s values through their actions, activities, and deeds. Every two months, one of the six core Library values is celebrated by the program. During this time all employees are encouraged to nominate their colleagues who are living that value.