These are examples of some of our current projects:
Building Project Communications
In Spring 2013, the Library will break ground on a multi-year Addition & Renovation Project. In advance of groundbreaking, the Outreach & Academic Collaboration team mounted an exhibit in the lobby about the history and future of the Library on campus. We are currently organizing briefings for the Winter quarter during which students, faculty, and staff can learn more about the Project and we are getting ready to launch a construction blog.
This Fall, we unveiled two digital screens in the Library lobby, and we continue to utilize the digital signs to communicate timley Library news and information to our users.
Events & Outreach
Each year, we coordinate UCSB Reads, an award-winning event that brings the campus and Santa Barbara community together in a common reading experience. This year, the book selection is Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer. Annually, we organize Library tours, tables, and orientations for Freshman Summer Start, Discovery Days, international students, Graduate Student Orientation, Parents & Family Weekend, Spring Insight, and more. We collaborate with Health & Wellness on campus to offer free massages every Tuesday from 12-1pm and seasonal flu shots in the Library. We partner with other campus groups on events as opportunities arise; this Spring, the Library will host a reception for Scott McCloud's Regents' Lectureship visit.
The library has an Exhibits Committee that curates exhibits for the library display cases and walls. The Exhibits Committee welcomes the opportunity to showcase creative and scholarly work produced by students, staff, and faculty.
The Library launched a beta mobile site in September 2012, and we are seeking feedback about the relevance and usability of the site. Please send us your suggestions.
We produce a quarterly newsletter for faculty and scholars. We are currently in the process of developing additional publications like an annual report and a "Quintessential Guide" to the Library.