The Library recently launched Scholarly Communication Express. The service provides 15-minute presentations on trends in academic publishing delivered to campus departments or groups upon request. Scholarly communication librarians have been doing this informally, but have now formalized it by coming up with a clever name and a webpage for anyone to request presentations on a variety of topics. Request a presentation at http://www.library.ucsb.edu/15. Presentation topics include:
The Library and Graduate Division invite the campus community to two programs on issues in scholarly communication and publishing. Graduate students and those invested in their professional, academic, and economic development are encouraged to attend.
The remodel of the 7th floor, which recently re-opened to the public, has opened up additional space on both sides of the elevator bank. The Library has added tables and 76 more study seats to that floor to accommodate students and researchers. Remember: the 7th floor is a dedicated quiet floor, meaning no loud or prolonged talking, only minimal and quiet keyboarding, and no cell phone rings or conversations.
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, visually documents 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.