Travel Channel Features Flag from Library's Collection

UFW Huelga FlagA flag in UCSB Library’s Special Research Collections associated with the United Farm Workers (UFW) movement has been featured in an episode of the Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the Museum.

UCSB Acquires Major Chicano/Latino Graphic Art Collections

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The Library has acquired two art collections from the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (MCCLA), nearly doubling its holdings of Chicano/Latino graphic prints.

Upcoming Collection Moves -- Impact for Library Users

We are eagerly anticipating the completion of the Library Addition and Renovation project, and with that, the move of various collections into their new, respective areas.  The collections are art, sciences, engineering, government publications, reference, current serials, and Special Collections.  The collection moves will begin July 27 and will continue until completed, which is expected in mid-October.  During this time period, materials in the specified collections will be accessible only through paging by library s

UCSB Contributes to Audio Preservation Guide

"ARSC  Guide to Audio Preservation" coverHeat, humidity, fingerprints, ink, dust, time, and compression are all enemies of audio preservation, whether the recording is in the form of a wax cylinder, LP, cassette tape, compact disc, or digital file.

A new guidebook will be a friend to all audio preservationists, especially individuals or institutions who have recorded sound collections but lack specialized expertise to preserve them.

Upcoming Collection Moves -- Impact on Library Users

We are eagerly anticipating the completion of the Library Addition and Renovation project, and with that, the move of various collections into their new, respective areas. The collections are art, sciences, engineering, government publications, reference, current serials, and Special Collections. The collection moves will begin July 27 and continue until completed, which is expected in the middle of the fall quarter. During this time , materials in the specified collections will be accessible only through paging by Library staff.

June Crossroads E-newsletter Available

The June issue of Crossroads, UCSB Library's electronic newsletter, contains news about the Library joining the Digital Library Federation, a graduating student Library employee who wants to become a librarian, and a graduate student's perspective on "Reinventing the Library."

Read the issue here.

 

 

On Exhibit: Weary Blues: Poetry and Jazz from Langston Hughes

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A new exhibition in the Arts Library celebrates the poetry and jazz contributions of Langston Hughes.  The exhibition is on display in the first floor lobby of the Arts Library through Aug. 31, 2015.

On Exhibit: Weary Blues: Poetry and Jazz from Langston Hughes

Weary BluesA new exhibition in the Arts Library was inspired by a recent addition to the Music Library: a CD recording of The Langston Hughes Project/Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz. The exhibition is on display through Aug. 31, 2015.

On Exhibit: Symmetry & Aesthetics in Contemporary Physics: A Student Art Show

Symmetry ShellThe Library has a new exhibition showcasing student work produced in the 2015 Symmetry & Aesthetics in Contemporary Physics course, an experimental College of Creative Studies seminar. Most of the students in the course are undergraduates majoring in physics, not art.

Meet Your Librarian: Marti Jean Kallal

Note: This is the next in a series of UCSB Librarian profiles.

Who: Marti Jean Kallal, Head of Access Services.

Education: M.S.L.I.S., University of Illinois Urbana Champaign; B.A. in creative writing, poetry, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

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