New Library Display on Banned and Challenged Books

Read Banned Books

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information.

Sixth National Population Census of China Database

UCSB and other UC campuses now have access to the Sixth National Population Census of China Database:

http://uclibs.org/PID/264368 (Chinese version)
http://uclibs.org/PID/264437 (English version)

Innovative Library Employees Recognized

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43 Library employees were recently celebrated as part of our "Living the Values" employee recognition program for demonstrating innovation in the workplace.

Library Hosts "Week of Welcome" Events

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Choose from one of three orientation events this week. Meet Library staff, learn about essential spaces and services, and be entered for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the UCSB Bookstore.

Library 'Week of Welcome' Program: 9/29-10/1

Check out how the Library can help you make the most out of your classes! Travel the Library with a Library passport -- stop at highlighted tour points, meet staff and learn about essential Library spaces and services, and collect treats and passport stamps along the way. Your completed passport can be entered for a chance to win one of three $50 gift certificates to the UCSB Bookstore.

Open Access Week Programs at the Library

Open Access Week is an annual global event, promoting open access as a new norm in research and scholarship. At the Library, the event is an opportunity to raise awareness of trends in scholarly communication and publishing. Please join us at one of these events:

Banned Books in EGSL

Banned Books Week, September 21-27, is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Check out this brief list of frequently banned and challenged books that can be found in the Ethnic & Gender Studies Library on the 2nd floor of Davidson Library.

Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo by Oscar Zeta Acosta

Colección Tloque Nahuaque CT275 .A186 A3 1989

Beloved: a novel by Toni Morrison

Black Studies PS3563 .O8749 B4 1987

Library Hosts Table at Graduate Student Orientation, Oct. 1

On Wednesday, October 1, the Library will host a table at the Graduate Student Orientation Campus Resource Fair. Stop by for information about how the Library can help you succeed as a graduate student at UCSB -- from subject expert librarians to graduate quiet study rooms - and pick up some free goodies.

43 Library Employees Recognized for Innovative Work

The Library continues to celebrate employees who are "Living the Values" of the organization. Most recently, we recognized these employees for demonstrating the importance of INNOVATION in the workplace:

Innovative Library Employees Group

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New Licensed Resource: Statista

The California Digital Library has licensed a new resource, Statista, on behalf of all campuses. Statista is a statistics portal that integrates data on over 60,000 topics from over 18,000 sources into eye-catching charts and graphs that can be reused without licensing restrictions. Categorized into 21 market sectors, Statista provides quantitative data on media, business, finance, politics, and a wide variety of other markets.  The resource is especially well-suited to undergraduates in need of quick authoritative statistics.