March 'Crossroads' E-newsletter Available Online

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The Library's monthly electronic newsletter includes news about UCSB Reads, former UCSB Librarian Joe Boisse, the Library in the Robb Report, and our new palm trees.

March 'Crossroads' E-newsletter Available

Crossroads marchThe March 2015 edition of "Crossroads," the Library's new e-newsletter, is available here. It includes news about UCSB Reads, former beloved UCSB Librarian Joe Boisse, the Library in the Robb Report, and our new palm trees, plus a list of our latest events and exhibitions.



Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon (Sun., March 8, 2:30 pm)

Art+ Feminism logoArt+Feminism, a campaign to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia, will hold a UCSB Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon from 2:30 to 6 pm Sunday, March 8, in Seminar Room 2406 on the 2nd Floor of the Arts Library. The event was planned to coincide with International Women's Day. Anyone is welcome to participate, and no Wikipedia editing experience is necessary; training will be provided.

UCSB Reads: Prisoner Re-Entry Panel (Wed., March 4, 4 pm)

UCSB Reads posterAccording to the U.S. Department of Justice, more than 10,000 men and women are released from U.S. prisons every week. Many do not have jobs, money, or a place to live. What can be done to help them make the transition back into our communities? A "Prisoner Re-Entry" panel discussion at 4 p.m.

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‘Indigenous Peoples’ Exhibition to Open with Chumash Ceremony (Tue., March 3, 4 pm)

To honor the spirit of the local Chumash community, who so generously provided wisdom, support, and loaned objects to the exhibition Indigenous Peoples of the Americas: Roots, Resistance, and Resurgence, UCSB Library will celebrate the opening of the exhibition with a Chumash ceremony featuring an invocation and dancers.

Using Our Computers? Don’t Forget to Log Out!

To protect your privacy as well as your IDs and passwords, please remember to log out of any web-based sites you use on Library computers (eg. email, GauchoSpace, Gold, banking sites) and close your browser before walking away.  

It is also important to log out of a computer session. If you do not log out, other users can “tie up” your ID and you may not be able to log back in to a computer workstation.

New Books on Black Holes

Explore these new electronic books on black holes.

Bailyn, Charles D. What does a black hole look like? Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 2014.






UCSB Reads: Restorative Justice Panel (Fri., Feb. 27, noon)

UCSB Reads posterRestorative Justice is respect. Respect for all, even those who are different from us; even those who seem to be our enemies. ... If we pursue justice as respect, we will do justice restoratively. — Howard Zehr, The Little Book of Restorative Justice

Meet Your Librarian: Shari Laster

Shari Laster holding statistics bookNote: This is the second in a series of UCSB Librarian profiles.

Who: Shari Laster, Subject Librarian for Government Information, Government Data, and Law.

Education: M.S.L.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; B.A. in philosophy and religious studies, Rice University.


Indigenous Peoples of the Americas

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The Library's exhibition Indigenous Peoples of the Americas: Roots, Resistance, and Resurgence, is on display in Special Research Collections (3rd Floor) through June 30.