Past Events

Study Break
  • Fri, 06/09/2017 -
    11:30am to 1:30pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312

The Library will host a free Study Break for UCSB students with chair massages, puzzles, coloring books, a stretching station, tea and healthy snacks. Co-sponsored with Health & Wellness.

Lunch & Learn event
  • Fri, 02/10/2017 -
    12:00pm to 1:30pm
  • Fri, 03/10/2017 -
    12:00pm to 1:30pm
  • Fri, 05/12/2017 -
    12:00pm to 1:30pm
  • Fri, 06/02/2017 -
    12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312

15-minute talks by graduate students—one from a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and one from a SHEF (Social Science, Humanities, Education, and Fine Arts) discipline. For graduate students only -- enjoy free lunch and a chance to socialize with and learn from graduate students across the campus. Co-sponsored with the Graduate Division and Graduate Student Association.

Derek Katz
  • Wed, 05/31/2017 - 3:30pm
Location: Special Research Collections

In honor of the Music Academy of the West’s 70th Anniversary, the UC Santa Barbara Library has digitized 400 early and fragile concert recordings from the famous conservatory, including special performances by Marilyn Horne, Jerome Lowenthal, and Lotte Lehmann. UCSB Professor of Musicology Derek Katz will speak about the partnership between the Music Academy and the...

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Lunch & Learn event
  • Fri, 02/10/2017 -
    12:00pm to 1:30pm
  • Fri, 03/10/2017 -
    12:00pm to 1:30pm
  • Fri, 05/12/2017 -
    12:00pm to 1:30pm
  • Fri, 06/02/2017 -
    12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312

15-minute talks by graduate students—one from a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and one from a SHEF (Social Science, Humanities, Education, and Fine Arts) discipline. For graduate students only -- enjoy free lunch and a chance to socialize with and learn from graduate students across the campus. Co-sponsored with the Graduate Division and Graduate Student Association.

Debus Family
  • Fri, 05/05/2017 - 3:30pm
Location: Special Research Collections

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Assembled over a lifetime of passionate collecting, the Allen G. Debus Collection in UCSB Library’s Special Research Collections is one of the most comprehensive collections of sound recordings devoted to the early American recording industry and popular entertainment in a public institution. Through words and sound, our assembled panel will explore the Debus collection, and...

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Hanrie Han
  • Tue, 05/02/2017 - 4:00pm
Location: Pacific View Room

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Hahrie Han (UCSB Political Science) specializes in the study of collective action, social change, and democratic revitalization, particularly as it pertains to social justice and environmental issues. Her talk will examine the recent outpouring of protest activity since the election of Donald Trump. What does social science research tell us about the conditions under which protest...

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  • Tue, 05/02/2017 - 9:30am
Location: Instruction & Training 1312

Video of lecture

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT IS RESCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, MAY 2, AT 9:30AM.  SAME LOCATION.The growing membership of for-profit academic networks such as Academia.edu and ResearchGate has gone hand-in-hand with an increasing use of metrics in scholarly communication and the development of audit cultures in academia. As scholars we are increasingly required to use these websites to...

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Data Science Club logo
  • Wed, 04/26/2017 - 7:00pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory
A showcase of projects created by UCSB's Data Science Club Project Group during winter 2017. With the help of Inertia7 (a data science platform created by alumni and members of the Data Science Club), the Project Group fosters a community of peers that work on team-building and creation of data science projects. The projects will be presented within the Inertia7 platform, with a focus on data extraction, data visualization, and data mining. The projects are reproducible and...
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Luis Urrea
  • Mon, 04/24/2017 - 8:00pm
Location: Other, on-campus

UCSB, Campbell Hall

Free reading, lecture, and book-signing by Luis Urrea, author of Into the Beautiful North, the UCSB Reads 2017 book selection. No tickets needed; seats are on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 7:00pm. Line may form earlier.

 

John Wesley Gilbert
  • Wed, 04/19/2017 - 4:00pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312

John W.I. Lee is Associate Professor of History at UCSB. This talk is part of the ‘Black Classicism’ lecture series presented in conjunction with the “14 Black Classicists” exhibition hosted by the AD&A Museum and the UCSB Library.  The lecture is co-sponsored by the Argyropoulos Endowment in Hellenic Studies, and the departments of Classics and Black Studies.

John Wesley Gilbert (ca. 1863-1923) was born in Hephzibah, Georgia. He attended Paine College (Augusta,...
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Alicia Escalante
  • Fri, 04/14/2017 - 1:00pm
Location: Pacific View Room

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Please join us in recognizing the life-long activism of Alicia Escalante, the founder of the East Los Angeles Welfare Rights Organization (ELAWRO), who recently donated her papers to the California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives at the UCSB Library. Escalante organized the ELAWRO in 1967 after tiring of the indignities poor, single mothers of color like her suered at the...

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UCSB Reads 2017 Badge
  • Thu, 04/13/2017 - 4:00pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312

Relying on dozens of personal letters exchanged among Mexican male migrants across the U.S.-Mexico borderlands in the 1960s, this talk by Miroslava Chávez-García (UCSB Department of History) probes migrants’ longing for economic opportunity, masculine affirmation, and emotional fulfillment. As the migrants' correspondence illustrates, they relied on each other and the broader social networks to achieve lawful migration, employment, housing and transportation, and familiar...

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Graduate Appreciation Week
  • Wed, 04/12/2017 -
    4:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312

Graduate Students are invited to this annual reception in the Library as part of Graduate Student Appreciation Week.

Ole at Henley Gate
  • Sat, 04/08/2017 -
    9:00am to 3:00pm
Location: Paseo

Behind every great university is a great library. Prospective students are invited to stop by the UCSB Library to learn about some of our students' favorite spaces and services. Explore our Student Learning Commons, roam through the stacks and study spaces, visit the Summit Cafe, then take in the stunning ocean and mountain views from the the 8th floor. You can even print your S.I.R. (Statement of Intent to Register) free of charge from one of the Library's public computers....

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A Powerful Voice poster image
  • Thu, 04/06/2017 - 5:00pm
Location: Special Research Collections

Opening reception for the new exhibition "A Powerful Voice: Nurturing Creativity--Female Book Artists at the College of Creative Studies."  This event is free and open to the public.

Study Break
  • Fri, 03/17/2017 -
    11:30am to 1:30pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312

The Library will host a free Study Break for UCSB students with chair massages, puzzles, coloring books, a stretching station, tea and healthy snacks. Co-sponsored with Health & Wellness.

Art of Science
  • Wed, 03/15/2017 - 4:00pm
Location: Other, on-campus

You are warmly invited to a reception on Wednesday, March 15th from 4-5PM in Elings Hall Lobby where the winners of the 2017 Art of Science competition will be announced. The Art of Science initiative recognizes the creative and experimental nature of science and challenges UCSB researchers to visually communicate the beauty...

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  • Mon, 03/13/2017 - 8:30am to Tue, 03/14/2017 - 3:00pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312, Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

California data librarians, data curators, and others interested in exploring and discussing data-related services for academic libraries are invited to a two-day unconference-style meeting hosted by UC Santa Barbara Library.

This event will be held in UCSB Library’s Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory, which houses a newly-launched program to support campus data discovery, research, analysis, and...

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Lunch & Learn event
  • Fri, 02/10/2017 -
    12:00pm to 1:30pm
  • Fri, 03/10/2017 -
    12:00pm to 1:30pm
  • Fri, 05/12/2017 -
    12:00pm to 1:30pm
  • Fri, 06/02/2017 -
    12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312

15-minute talks by graduate students—one from a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and one from a SHEF (Social Science, Humanities, Education, and Fine Arts) discipline. For graduate students only -- enjoy free lunch and a chance to socialize with and learn from graduate students across the campus. Co-sponsored with the Graduate Division and Graduate Student Association.

UCSB Reads 2017 Badge
  • Thu, 03/09/2017 - 4:00pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312

Local attorneys Marysol Bretado, specializing in criminal law, and Olivia Rodriguez, specializing in immigration law, and members of the Latinx community will discuss themes in this year's UCSB Reads 2017 book selection, Into the Beautiful North, which explores issues of immigration, return migration, and border crossings, both physical and psychological.

Moderated by Miroslava Chávez-García (UCSB History).

Refreshments will be served.

 

Photo of Noel Lobley
  • Wed, 03/08/2017 - 3:30pm
Location: Special Research Collections

Ethnomusicologist, sound curator and artist Noel Lobley presents some creative, interactive and performative sound curation, blending examples from his own practice with rare sounds selected from the Special Research Collections at UCSB.

The second in the series CISM in the Archives, this event is co-sponsored by the UCSB Library and the Center for Interdisciplinary Study of Music (CISM).
 

UCSB Reads 2017 Badge
  • Thu, 03/02/2017 - 4:00pm
Location: Other, on-campus

Fátima Suárez, a graduate student in the Department of Sociology, will examine the way the UCSB Reads 2017 book, Into the Beautiful North, plays with notions of agency within the fictional Mexican community of Tres Camarones. Taking a sociological perspective, she will compare the women who come into power after the town's men migrate north to find work, to real world examples. Suárez will also explore gendered...

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UCSB Reads 2017 Badge
  • Sat, 02/25/2017 - 2:00pm
Location: Other, on-campus

UCSB Pollock Theater

This screening of the classic film "Seven Samurai" (1954), directed by Akira Kurosawa, is offered as part of UCSB Reads 2017.

In the UCSB Reads 2017 book, Into the Beautiful North, 19-year old Nayeli is inspired after watching "The Magnificent Seven" (1960) to head north to recruit seven men to protect her Mexican village from bandidos. "The...

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Lunch & Learn event
  • Fri, 02/10/2017 -
    12:00pm to 1:30pm
  • Fri, 03/10/2017 -
    12:00pm to 1:30pm
  • Fri, 05/12/2017 -
    12:00pm to 1:30pm
  • Fri, 06/02/2017 -
    12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312

15-minute talks by graduate students—one from a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and one from a SHEF (Social Science, Humanities, Education, and Fine Arts) discipline. For graduate students only -- enjoy free lunch and a chance to socialize with and learn from graduate students across the campus. Co-sponsored with the Graduate Division and Graduate Student Association.

UCSB Reads 2017 Badge
  • Wed, 02/01/2017 - 12:00pm
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Today kicks off KCSB 91.9FM's live on-air readings of the UCSB Reads 2017 book, Into the Beautiful North. Tune in weekdays at noon to hear excerpts of the book read aloud.

UCSB Reads 2017 Badge
  • Tue, 01/31/2017 - 4:00pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312

For ten years, UCSB Reads---a program of the UCSB Library--has been bringing the UCSB and Santa Barbara communities together to discuss important issues of our time while reading a common book. For the first time ths year, the selection committee, comprised of UCSB students, faculty, staff, and community partners, has chosen a work of fiction. The UCSB Reads 2017 book is Into the Beautiful North by Luis...

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UCSB Reads 2017 Badge
  • Thu, 01/26/2017 - 6:00pm
Location: Other, on-campus

MultiCultural Center Lounge

Stephanie Camba is a writer, poet, singer, MC, visual art-maker, fighter, healer, and eternal learner. With transnational origins, they were born in the Philippines and raised in the Marshall Islands. Camba has struggled with finding a sense of belonging in spaces or with people because of the complexity of experiences and traumas of being an immigrant wom@n from a lower income family prone to various forms of abuse, violence...

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It's Complicated
  • Wed, 01/25/2017 - 4:00pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

Using and re-using data created by others has become an essential part of contemporary scholarly work.   From climate data published by government agencies to Tweets collected using Open Source software, scholars from a wide variety of disciplines base their work on datasets that have opaque origins and uncertain futures.  Conducting research that is transparent, accessible, and reproducible is in this environment is challenging.  Join two of UCSB’s leading data scholars in...

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Lunch & Learn event
  • Fri, 01/20/2017 - 12:00pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312

15-minute talks by graduate students—one from a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and one from a SHEF (Social Science, Humanities, Education, and Fine Arts) discipline. For graduate students only -- enjoy free lunch and a chance to socialize with and learn from graduate students across the campus. Co-sponsored with the Graduate Division and Graduate Student Association....

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Into the Beautiful North
  • Wed, 01/18/2017 -
    10:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Paseo

Chancellor Henry Yang and wife Dilling, Executive Vice Chancellor David Marshall, University Librarian Denise Stephens, and AS President Austin Hechler will distribute free copies of the UCSB Reads 2017 book to UCSB students in the Library Paseo. The UCSB Reads 2017 book is "Into the Beautiful North" by Luis Urrea.

George Lipsitz
  • Tue, 01/17/2017 - 4:00pm
Location: Pacific View Room

Video of George Lipsitz' talk.
Photos of event.

Professor George Lipsitz (UCSB Black Studies & Sociology) will give a talk titled: “’A Collective Intelligence Gathered from Struggle’: Cedric Robinson and the Black Radical Tradition” as part of the Pacific Views: Library Speaker Series. How have Black people in...

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Professor Pai
  • Tue, 01/17/2017 - 10:00am
  • Tue, 01/17/2017 - 2:00pm
Location: Special Research Collections

In conjunction with a campus celebration of the writing and work of UCSB professor emeritus Pai Hsien-Yung, East Asian Studies Librarian Cathy Chiu will lead visitors through highlights from the Pai Hsien-Yung (Kenneth Pai) manuscript collection held at the UCSB Library. The collection includes: drafts of Pai’s novels and short stories in Chinese and English; videos, photographs, and posters from the film and theater adaptations of his work; correspondence; and academic...

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Professor Pai
  • Tue, 01/17/2017 - 10:00am
  • Tue, 01/17/2017 - 2:00pm
Location: Special Research Collections

In conjunction with a campus celebration of the writing and work of UCSB professor emeritus Pai Hsien-Yung, East Asian Studies Librarian Cathy Chiu will lead visitors through highlights from the Pai Hsien-Yung (Kenneth Pai) manuscript collection held at the UCSB Library. The collection includes: drafts of Pai’s novels and short stories in Chinese and English; videos, photographs, and posters from the film and theater adaptations of his work; correspondence; and academic...

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Alan Liu
  • Fri, 01/13/2017 - 10:00am
Location: Instruction & Training 1312

How did humanities and arts computing start at UCSB in the era of the beginning of the Web? How did our campus become one of the early leaders in scholarly use and study of the Internet by humanists? In this talk, Alan Liu provides a glimpse of the origin of his Voice of the Shuttle Web site for humanities research, the UCSB Many Wolves Authoring Collective, the Ultrabasic Guide to the Internet for Humanities Users at UCSB, the original Humanitas.ucsb.edu server, the first...

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Study Break
  • Tue, 01/10/2017 -
    12:00pm to 2:00pm
Location: 1st Floor, Ocean Side

Weekly chair massages begin again in the UCSB Library for the winter quarter. These massages are sponsored by UCSB Health & Wellness for UCSB students only. Arrive early to sign up for your spot.
 

UCSB Reads 2017 Badge
  • Mon, 01/09/2017 - 1:00pm
Location: Other, on-campus

In conjunction with UCSB Reads 2017, UCSB Library is co-sponsoring this talk by Doug Massey (Princeton University, Sociology), hosted by UCSB Professor of Sociology Edward Telles. The UCSB Reads 2017 book, Into the Beautiful North, delves into issues of immigration, return migration, and border crossings.

Massey has served on the faculties of the University of Chicago and the University of...

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Headshot of Gretchen Hoffman
  • Tue, 11/01/2016 - 4:00pm
Location: Pacific View Room

Gretchen Hofmann, UCSB Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology
Hofmann will discuss her research showing that rising levels of carbon in Antarctic waters threaten the Antarctic food chain.

Reception and exhibition of paintings by artist Lily Simonson to follow. Simonson collaborated with Hofmann in the Antarctic to explore and sketch the obscure organisms and otherworldly scenes that are the subjects of her...

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