Past Events

Faculty Reception
  • Tue, 10/09/2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: Pacific View Room

The Library's Annual Reception for Faculty brings together new and returning faculty from across campus to kick off another productive year and hear about Library initiatives for 2018-2019.

RSVP to outreach [at] library [dot] ucsb [dot] edu or (805) 893-3605. 

Lopez Chuparosa
  • Wed, 09/26/2018 - 6:00pm
Location:

The final event of Santa Barbara Public Library's National Hispanic Heritage Month will feature UCSB Library's Ryan Lynch, Latin American/Iberian Studies Librarian speaking on the art and music flows and conversations in the Americas, focusing on how they have influenced California culture.

The talk will be in the Central Library’s Faulkner Gallery at 40 E Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara.

Drawing from the UCSB Library’s fall exhibition...

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Gnome
  • Mon, 09/24/2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
  • Tue, 09/25/2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
  • Wed, 09/26/2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Paseo

Welcome, Gauchos!  Six UCSB Gnomes are studying in different locations in the Library.  Take a self-guided tour to find all six, and enter a raffle to win one to take home! 

Gnome
  • Mon, 09/24/2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
  • Tue, 09/25/2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
  • Wed, 09/26/2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Paseo

Welcome, Gauchos!  Six UCSB Gnomes are studying in different locations in the Library.  Take a self-guided tour to find all six, and enter a raffle to win one to take home! 

Gnome
  • Mon, 09/24/2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
  • Tue, 09/25/2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
  • Wed, 09/26/2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Paseo

Welcome, Gauchos!  Six UCSB Gnomes are studying in different locations in the Library.  Take a self-guided tour to find all six, and enter a raffle to win one to take home! 

UCSB Library classroom
  • Thu, 09/20/2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Fri, 09/21/2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312

 (2 offerings) Thursday, September 20, 1:00-2:00 PM, and  Friday, September 21, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Whether it's writing a course paper or conducting your own original research, UCSB Library offers an abundance of comprehensive and invaluable resources for supporting your work. Join us for an informational session to learn about our grad student services – including research methods and advanced search strategies, InterLibrary Loan (ILL), scholarly communication, subject...

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UCSB Library classroom
  • Thu, 09/20/2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Fri, 09/21/2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312

 (2 offerings) Thursday, September 20, 1:00-2:00 PM, and  Friday, September 21, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Whether it's writing a course paper or conducting your own original research, UCSB Library offers an abundance of comprehensive and invaluable resources for supporting your work. Join us for an informational session to learn about our grad student services – including research methods and advanced search strategies, InterLibrary Loan (ILL), scholarly communication, subject...

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Johanna Drucker
  • Thu, 05/24/2018 - 1:00pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

The UCSB Library presents a public talk by scholar and artist Johanna Drucker.  Drucker's talk is co-sponsored by Transcriptions (UCSB English).

What are the specific ways in which visualizations could be modified to engage interpretative methods for digital humanities? Drucker's talk assesses the challenges of appropriating visualization methods from...

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Honor and Duty
  • Wed, 05/23/2018 - 6:00pm
Location: Other, on-campus

The UCSB Library is pleased to co-sponsor this event with UCSB's MultiCultural Center.  This film is part of the MCC's "Cup of Culture Series"  and will be shown in the MCC Theater.

This film tells the story of the early Chinese immigrants to the Mississippi Delta during the 19th century, exploring how the community steadily grew in the early part of the 20th century as Chinese families across the Delta opened grocery stores...

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  • Wed, 05/23/2018 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

Dan Ovando will lead a session on the purrr package for R, another member of the tidyverse.

Please RSVP here.
As always, arrive anytime between 11 and 11:30 to grab lunch!

eco.data.science, an environmental data science study group at UCSB, hosts...

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Undergraduate Research Slam
  • Fri, 04/13/2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
  • Tue, 05/15/2018 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312

The Undergraduate Research Slam offers students the chance to give dynamic, 3-minute oral presentations of their research or creative work to a panel of judges. The top 3 students will earn research awards ranging from $1500-$2500.

  • Preliminary presentations will be in Library 1312 on Friday, April 13 from 9am-4pm.
  • Finals will be in Library 1312 on Tuesday, May 15 from 11am-2pm

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Vincent Van Gerven Oei
  • Tue, 05/08/2018 - 4:00pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312

UCSB Library is pleased to present Nubian studies scholar, punctum books co-director, and philologist Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei.

Vincent will discuss how community-focused, scholar-led open access publishing can help launch fields of inquiry and study that otherwise would not have adequate resources to establish themselves, because most publishers would consider the discipline too "small" and thus too risky to commit...

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software carpentry
  • Fri, 05/04/2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Sat, 05/05/2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

Software Carpentry's mission is to help scientists and engineers get more research done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic lab skills for scientific computing. This two-day, hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems.

The course is aimed at...

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  • Fri, 05/04/2018 - 12:00pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312

UCSB Library is happy to host the ​​​​May Lunch & Learn, featuring talks by graduate students in ​Art History and Technology Management! Lunch & Learn is co-sponsored by the Graduate Division, the Graduate Student Association, and the UCSB Library...

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software carpentry
  • Fri, 05/04/2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Sat, 05/05/2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

Software Carpentry's mission is to help scientists and engineers get more research done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic lab skills for scientific computing. This two-day, hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems.

The course is aimed at...

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  • Wed, 04/18/2018 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

Instructor: Casey O'Hara

These monthly gatherings for environmental data science skill sharing, co-working, and community building are co-sponsored by eco.data.science, an environmental data science study group at UCSB, and UCSB Library. Learn more about eco.data.science...

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Ship illustration
  • Tue, 04/17/2018 - 4:00pm
Location: Pacific View Room

The UCSB Library presents a talk by Kelsey Bisson (Geography) and Eleanor Arrington (Earth Science), PhD candidates in the UCSB Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Marine Science, to be followed by a public reception.

This talk will describe the planning and preliminary results from a student research expedition that took place in the Santa Barbara Channel in December 2017 during the Thomas Fire. This trip was funded from the UC Ships Funds program and is the first...

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  • Tue, 04/17/2018 - 12:00pm
Location: Special Research Collections

Tour of the Library exhibition Botanical Illustrations & Scientific Discovery; Joseph Banks & the Exploration of the South Pacific, 1768–1771.

For more information or to sign up for the tour, please contact Alex Regan at...

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Art & Feminism Wikipedia Edit a thon
  • Fri, 04/13/2018 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
Location: Art & Architecture Collection

The UCSB Library will host an Art+Feminism’s Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Friday, April 13, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This event is part of a global campaign held during March and April in order to improve the coverage of cis and trans women artists on Wikipedia. 2018 is the fifth anniversary of the campaign. The edit-a-thon will include tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, reference materials, and refreshments.

Founded by Siân Evans, Jacqueline Mabey, Michael...

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Undergraduate Research Slam
  • Fri, 04/13/2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
  • Tue, 05/15/2018 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312

The Undergraduate Research Slam offers students the chance to give dynamic, 3-minute oral presentations of their research or creative work to a panel of judges. The top 3 students will earn research awards ranging from $1500-$2500.

  • Preliminary presentations will be in Library 1312 on Friday, April 13 from 9am-4pm.
  • Finals will be in Library 1312 on Tuesday, May 15 from 11am-2pm

Light...

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UCSB ARTS WALK
  • Wed, 04/11/2018 - 4:30pm to 8:00pm
Location: Other, on-campus
  • Wed, 04/11/2018 - 4:00pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312

Carla D'Antonio (Environmental Science), Jennifer King (Geography), and Michelle O'Malley (Chemical Engineering). Moderated by Nancy Vivrette.

Through the lens of the UCSB Reads 2018 book, Lab Girl by Hope Jahren,...

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  • Tue, 04/10/2018 - 4:00pm
Location: Other, on-campus

Dr. Tukufu Zuberi, Professor of Race Relations, Sociology, and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and host of The History Detectives on PBS will give the 2018 Shirley Kennedy Memorial Lecture in the MultiCultural Center Theater on Tuesday, April 10. 

A reception will follow the talk.

The first demographic racial transition occurred toward the end of the fifteenth century, and such transitions continue to be a major driver of social...

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Wine and cheese
  • Mon, 04/09/2018 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: Pacific View Room

The Library is happy to again host the annual wine and cheese party for graduate students. This event is part of the 2018 Graduate Student Showcase, a two-week series that recognizes and honors the essential contributions of graduate students to UC Santa Barbara.

Bring your photo ID (or proof of age) and join your fellow grad students while enjoying wine, cheese, and the best views on campus!

 

  • Sun, 04/08/2018 - 11:00am
Location: Other, on-campus

Please join the final meeting of the Women-In-STEM Lab Girl book club in the SRB Multipurpose Room.  All graduate and undergraduate women in stem are welcome. 

Participants will discuss the book as a whole and reflect on author Hope Jahren's April 3 talk.

Refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP at: https://goo.gl/forms/sprjItOVfKngWA4G3

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  • Fri, 04/06/2018 - 4:00pm
Location: Paseo

Bruce Tiffney (Earth Science) will lead a 90 minute tour of campus plants and trees. Space is limited.  Please contact aregan [at] ucsb [dot] edu for more information and to reserve a spot (Meet at west Paseo entrance to Library).

A UCSB Reads 2018 event.

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  • Wed, 04/04/2018 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

Instructor: Ben Best

Monthly gatherings for environmental data science skill sharing, co-working, and community building. Learn more about eco.data.science!

Hope Jahren
  • Tue, 04/03/2018 - 8:00pm
Location: Other, on-campus

The UCSB Library is excited to offer this free lecture and book-signing by Hope Jahren, author of Lab Girl. Lab Girl is the selection for UCSB Reads 2018. No tickets needed; seats are on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 7:20pm. Location: UCSB Campbell Hall.

A UCSB Reads 2018 event.

  • Sun, 02/25/2018 - 11:00am
  • Sun, 03/11/2018 - 11:00am
  • Sun, 04/01/2018 - 11:00am
Location:

Join the Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships in discussing the UCSB Reads 2018 book Lab Girl.   Open to any graduate or undergraduate student in STEM who identifies as female.  Light refreshments will be provided.

Please contact Rachel Alvelais at cnsi-sims [at] ucsb [dot] edu

for more information....

Study break
  • Fri, 03/16/2018 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
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.

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  • Wed, 03/14/2018 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

Instructor: Jamie Afflerbach

Monthly gatherings for environmental data science skill sharing, co-working, and community building. Learn more about eco.data.science!...

  • Sun, 02/25/2018 - 11:00am
  • Sun, 03/11/2018 - 11:00am
  • Sun, 04/01/2018 - 11:00am
Location:

Join the Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships in discussing the UCSB Reads 2018 book Lab Girl.   Open to any graduate or undergraduate student in STEM who identifies as female.  Light refreshments will be provided.

Please contact Rachel Alvelais at cnsi-sims [at] ucsb [dot] edu

for more information....

  • Fri, 03/09/2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312

Grad Lunch & Learn! Friday, February 9 from noon-1pm in UCSB Library Room 1312. Graduate students are invited to stop by, grab a free lunch, and hear from your peers.  Sponsored by the UCSB Library, UCSB Graduate Division and UCSB Graduate Student Association.  

RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/lunch-and-learn-rsvp

  • Wed, 03/07/2018 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Location: Paseo

Free copies of the UCSB Reads 2018 book Lab Girl by Hope Jahren will be available for students only in the Library Paseo between 11:00AM and 3:00PM while supplies last.  If you don't already have the book, come get your copy to read over spring break. The author will be giving a free talk and book-signing in Campbell Hall right at the start of spring quarter -- Tuesday, April 3 at 8PM. 

 A UCSB Reads 2018 event.

  • Thu, 03/01/2018 - 12:00pm
Location: Other, on-campus

Open to all UCSB students, staff and faculty.

Location: Student Affairs & Administrative Services Building, 2nd Floor SIS&T Conference Room). Book group meets on three Thursdays during the winter quarter.  Feel free to come to any and all of the three dates: February 1, February 15, & March 1.

For more information, contact Sharon Solis at ...

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  • Wed, 02/28/2018 - 12:00pm
Location: Sunrise Room

Free lunch and discussion of Lab Girl.  Discussion will be led by Kathy Foltz (Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology) and Meredith Murr (Assistant Vice Chancellor, Research Development and Strategic Planning).  For more information, contact Kelly Pillsbury in Ellison 2709 or at pillsbury [at] ...

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  • Wed, 02/28/2018 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

Monthly gatherings for environmental data science skill sharing, co-working, and community building. Learn more about eco.data.science!

Fair Use Week
  • Mon, 02/26/2018 - 12:00pm to Fri, 03/02/2018 - 1:00pm
Location: Paseo

UCSB Library is participating in Fair Use Week, a national event coordinated annually by the Association of Research Libraries that celebrates and explores fair use rights under the copyright statute. We invite you to learn more about fair use in academia by visiting our information table in the Library Paseo during Fair Use Week, February 26 – March 2, 2018.

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Rock heart Isla Vista
  • Mon, 02/26/2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: Other, on-campus

Location: HSSB, McCune Conference Room, 6th floor 
RSVP: http://apps.id.ucsb.edu/registration/faculty-workshop-reg/

This presentation...

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  • Sun, 02/25/2018 - 11:00am
  • Sun, 03/11/2018 - 11:00am
  • Sun, 04/01/2018 - 11:00am
Location:

Join the Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships in discussing the UCSB Reads 2018 book Lab Girl.   Open to any graduate or undergraduate student in STEM who identifies as female.  Light refreshments will be provided.

Please contact Rachel Alvelais at cnsi-sims [at] ucsb [dot] edu

for more information....

  • Thu, 02/22/2018 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

Molly Morin, Assistant Professor of Art, Weber State University, is an artist and educator working at the intersection of digital and analog practices. She makes material representations of information through generative drawing, soft sculpture, and digital fabrication. Through her creative practice, she develops critical and poetic approaches to making art with digital tools. Her projects set out to challenge assumed hierarchies, question our faith in...

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Aaron Fox working through Boulton recordings with the late Iñupiaq elder and music expert Warren Matumeak.
  • Wed, 02/21/2018 - 3:30pm
Location: Special Research Collections

Aaron Fox will present a broad view of “repatriation” and “recovery” projects that have been undertaken in recent years by activists and ethnomusicologists who work with archives of recorded sound.  Professor Fox connects the history of recording and collecting Native American music in the early 20th century to the later Cold War context, in which contemporary ethnographic ethnomusicology emerged in its current institutionalized form.  He interrogates the view of sound “...

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  • Tue, 02/20/2018 - 12:00pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1575

UCSB librarians will help you tackle the research process in a series of three Tuesday workshops for transfer students.  This workshop is the last in the series.

  • Fri, 02/16/2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Location: Other, on-campus

Please join us at the Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration (CCBER) for an open house and tours of their Natural History Collection, which includes the UCSB herbarium of over 125,000 plant specimens. In collaboration with UCSB Reads, a program of the UCSB Library, and its 2018 book selection Lab Girl, Dr. Jennifer Thorsch will say a...

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  • Thu, 02/15/2018 - 4:00pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312

Panelists include David Marshall (Professor of English and Comparative Literature) Heather Steffen (Postdoctoral Scholar in English and the Chicano Studies Institute) and Shirley Lim (Professor Emerita, English). 

Drawing from their own...

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  • Thu, 02/15/2018 - 12:00pm
Location: Other, on-campus

Organized by the Women in Technology Group, this book club is open to all UCSB staff, students, and faculty.

Location: Student Affairs & Administrative Services Building, 2nd Floor SIS&T Conference Room). Book group meets on three Thursdays during the winter quarter.  Feel free to come to one or all of the dates: February 1, February 15, & March 1.

For more information, ...

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Jeffrey Hoelle
  • Tue, 02/13/2018 - 4:00pm
Location: Pacific View Room

UCSB Library presents a talk by Jeffrey Hoelle (UCSB Anthropology) to be followed by a public reception. 

Scroll down for full video recording of talk.

The Amazon rainforest is a land of incredible biological and cultural diversity that plays a crucial role in global environment health.  Yet the rainforest continues to be cut down to produce commodities, particularly cattle, soy, and gold.   While we know that a combination of economic factors and governmental...

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Old photographs
  • Sat, 02/10/2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Location:

Montecito Library - Community Hall - 1469 East Valley Road, Montecito, CA 93108

Conservator Christina Romanowski Bean will offer free assessments of personal papers and photographs damaged during the Montecito mud and debris flow incident, and connect attendees with conservation resources and professional services.

Email 805conservation [at]...

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Lunch & Learn event
  • Fri, 02/09/2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312

Grad Lunch & Learn! Friday, February 9 from noon-1pm in UCSB Library Room 1312. Graduate students are invited to stop by, grab a free lunch, and hear from your peers. Clint Bocksteigel (UCSB Physics) and Joyhanna Yoo Garza (UCSB Linguistic) will be discussing Imaging and Informed Consent. Sponsored by the UCSB Library, ...

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  • Thu, 02/08/2018 - 12:00pm
Location: Other, on-campus

Sharing a meal can nourish our appreciation for another’s culture, lived experience, or point of view. The Food for Thought Lunch series is an invitation to all members of our community - students, staff, and faculty- to share a meal and conversation about a wellness topic. Join us for a lively discussion and catered lunch to discuss “Lab Girl,” the UCSB Reads selection for 2018.  RSVP is required. Sign up and find more information at...

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  • Wed, 02/07/2018 - 4:00pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

The Library's Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory is hosting a book launch party! Come help us to celebrate the release of the first three titles in the UCSB English Department's Literature and the Mind imprint Brainstorm Books, published by punctum books.  The books were produced by a team of undergraduate interns led by UCSB...

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  • Wed, 02/07/2018 - 12:00pm
Location: Special Research Collections

Tour of the Library exhibition Botanical Illustrations & Scientific Discovery; Joseph Banks & the Exploration of the South Pacific, 1768–1771.

A UCSB Reads 2018 event.

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  • Tue, 02/06/2018 - 12:00pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1575

UCSB librarians will help you tackle the research process in a series of three Tuesday workshops for transfer students.

  • Thu, 02/01/2018 - 12:00pm
Location: Other, on-campus

Organized by the Women in Technology Group. Open to all UCSB staff, students, and faculty. 

Location: Student Affairs & Administrative Services Building, 2nd floor SIS&T Conference Room). 3 Thurs. dates: Feb. 1, Feb. 15 & Mar. 1. Feel free to come to one or all of the dates.

For more information, contact Sharon Solis at sharon [dot] solis [at] sa [dot...

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  • Tue, 01/30/2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

The Library's Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory is happy to announce that DiscoverText is now available to UCSB Library users.  Join us for an orientation to this new resource by Stu Shulman, owner and creator of DiscoverText software and former professor of Political Science at UMass Amherst. Designed specifically for collecting and cleaning up messy Twitter and other text data streams, Discovertext allows users to capture large...

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Bewildered Duckling Research? You Mean Like Google?
  • Tue, 01/23/2018 - 12:00pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1575

UCSB librarians will help you tackle the research process in a series of three Tuesday workshops.

Co-sponsored by the UCSB Library and the UCSB Transfer Center.

Image of Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:00pm
Location:

In conjunction with the commemorative walk through the UCSB campus in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, UCSB Library invites all walkers to visit the pop-up display "Against the Wall: Social Justice and Civil Unrest in California 1960s - 1980s" featuring photographs from the Library's California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives. Walkers will meet at the campus Eternal Flame at noon and visit the Library as one of the designated stops before arriving at the...

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  • Fri, 01/19/2018 - 8:30am
Location:

 Elings Hall Rm. 1601

Light refreshments provided.

Space is limited. RSVP required:https://forms-csep.cnsi.ucsb.edu/forms/PDS/Registration.php

Kimberly Tanner is a faculty member in the Department of Biology, San Francisco State University and has published extensively on effective undergraduate science instruction. Her research group, SEPAL: The Science Education Partnership and...

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Cree wedding
  • Thu, 01/18/2018 - 4:00pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312

A panel discussion in conjunction with The James Bay Cree in 1973, a Library exhibition of photographs by George Legrady.  Panelists include George Legrady (Media Arts & Technology [MAT]), Andres Burbano (Former UCSB student in MAT and now Professor at the Universidad de los Andes, Bogota,...

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  • Tue, 01/16/2018 - 12:00pm
Location: Other, on-campus

Elings Hall Room 1601.
Pizza provided.

Space is limited. RSVP required: https://forms-csep.cnsi.ucsb.edu/forms/PDS/Registration.php

Are you thinking about submitting to the 2018 Art of Science competition, or just curious about other modalities for communicating science? Join us for an opportunity to hear from one scientist-artist, Rita...

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Logo for UCSB Reads 2018
  • Tue, 01/16/2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Paseo

Chancellor Henry T. Yang, Executive Vice Chancellor David Marshall, Acting University Librarian Alan Grosenheider, and Associated Students reps will hand out free copies of the UCSB Reads 2018 book to UCSB students.

Study break
  • Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Location: Sunrise Room

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.

Twitter data
  • Sat, 11/18/2017 - 9:00am
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

9:00AM to noon

Looking for a hands-on start to collecting, exploring, and understanding Twitter data? The Collaboratory is here to help!

Shari Laster, Data Services Librarian, will lead a three-hour, hands-on workshop introducing attendees to twarc, an open source Python tool for collecting Twitter data in JSON format, and...

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UCSB Library classroom
  • Fri, 11/17/2017 - 11:00am
Location: Instruction & Training 1312

11:00AM-Noon

RSVP here

Whether it's writing a course paper or conducting your own original research, the UCSB Library offers an abundance of comprehensive and invaluable resources for supporting your work. Join ​the Library for an informational session to learn about their grad student services – including research methods and advanced search strategies, Interlibrary Loan (ILL...

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James Delbourgo
  • Wed, 11/15/2017 - 4:00pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312

A public lecture by James Delbourgo (Rutgers University).

In 1759 London’s British Museum opened its doors for the first time – the first free national public museum in the world. But how did it come into being? This talk recounts the overlooked yet colorful life of the museum’s founder: Sir Hans Sloane. Born in 1660, Sloane amassed a fortune as a London society physician, became president of the Royal Society and Royal College of Physicians, and assembled an...

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Yasamin Mostofi
  • Tue, 11/14/2017 - 4:00pm
Location: Pacific View Room

View video of talk.

The 2017-2018 Pacific Views: Library Speaker Series kicks off with a talk by Professor Yasamin Mostofi (UCSB Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering) to be followed by a public reception.

Mostofi, whose research has appeared in the Huffington Post, the BBCDaily Mail, Engadget, TechCrunch, and NSFScience360, will discuss the...

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ArcGIS Pro
  • Thu, 11/09/2017 - 12:00pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

Many GIS data management processes are built into ArcGIS Desktop and spatial researchers’ brains. We will present the basics of keeping track of your data in ArcGIS Pro, and highlight differences between Desktop and Pro.

 

UCSB Mom & Dad
  • Fri, 11/03/2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Sat, 11/04/2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: Paseo

The UCSB Library serves as the hub of intellectual and cultural activity, providing 24-hour study space; more than 3 million books and 400 online databases; research consultations and classes; and technologies essential for student success. A cafe, art exhibitions, egg chairs, and stunning views from the 8th floor also provide students a respite in their otherwise hectic schedules. Come join the University Librarian and staff for a tour of UCSB’s favorite place to study. (...

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UCSB Mom & Dad
  • Fri, 11/03/2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Sat, 11/04/2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: Paseo

The UCSB Library serves as the hub of intellectual and cultural activity, providing 24-hour study space; more than 3 million books and 400 online databases; research consultations and classes; and technologies essential for student success. A cafe, art exhibitions, egg chairs, and stunning views from the 8th floor also provide students a respite in their otherwise hectic schedules. Come join the University Librarian and staff for a tour of UCSB’s favorite place to study. (...

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Lunch & Learn event
  • Fri, 11/03/2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312

Grad Lunch & Learn! Friday, November 3 from noon-1pm in #UCSBLibrary Room 1312. Graduate students are invited to stop by, grab a free lunch, and hear from your peers. Rachel Rys (UCSB Feminist Studies Department) and Bharat Monga (UCSB College of Engineering) will be discussing Comics and Control Algorithms. Sponsored by the UCSB Library, UCSB Graduate Division and UCSB Graduate Student Association.  

RSVP at https...

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This is What Open Access Looks Like
  • Thu, 11/02/2017 - 4:00pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312

To commemorate International Open Access Week, the Library is delighted to host a “This is What Open Access Looks Like” wine and cheese reception to honor UCSB’s open access book authors, journal editors and publishers. Their contributions to making scholarly writings free to read for students, scholars and lifelong learners will be showcased in a looping slideshow; a roll call and booklet of all honorees and their publications;...

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  • Fri, 10/27/2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

Join fellow qualitative data researchers for a live NVivo webinar. NVivo streamlines video, audio, and text analysis. Bring your questions, and your ideas for a series of cross-disciplinary qualitative methods events. 

Open Access
  • Mon, 10/23/2017 - 11:30am to Fri, 10/27/2017 - 1:00pm
Location: Paseo

Daily, 11:30-1pm

Open access (OA) is a new normal in scholarly publishing, where scholarly writings are available free online, with limited or no copyright restrictions, allowing authors to retain the rights to their work, including the right to circulate their scholarship widely through their own networks, without permission from the publisher. International Open Access Week is an annual event that takes place the last week...

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Sage Research Methods Poster
  • Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:45am
Location: Instruction & Training 1575

 

10:45am - Faculty Workshop 

1:00pm - Faculty Workshop 

2:15pm - Grad Student...

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Twitter data image for event
  • Fri, 10/13/2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

This orientation to Twitter data will provide background for social media research, and include an overview of Collaboratory resources for exploring Twitter. 

Botanical drawing
  • Thu, 10/12/2017 - 5:00pm
Location: Special Research Collections

Reception with brief remarks by UCSB Professors Bruce Tiffney (Earth Science) & Paul Spickard (History) to celebrate the opening of the UCSB Library's new exhibition Botanical Illustrations and Scientific Discovery-- Joseph Banks and the Exploration of the South Pacific, 1768-1771

Event is free and open to the public.

Faculty Reception
  • Tue, 10/10/2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: Pacific View Room

The Library's Annual Reception for Faculty brings together new, returning, and retired faculty from across campus to kick off another productive year and hear about Library initiatives for 2017-2018.

RSVP to outreach [at] library [dot] ucsb [dot] edu or (805) 893-2674. 

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

Grad Lunch & Learn! Friday, October 6 from noon-1pm in UCSB Library Room 1312. Graduate students are invited to stop by, grab a free lunch, and hear from your peers. Carl Gabrielson (UCSB East Asian Languages & Cultural Studies) and David Cao (UCSB Department of Chemistry) will be discussing Military and Microbes. Sponsored by the UCSB Library, UCSB Graduate Division and UCSB Graduate Student Association. RSVP at https...

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  • Fri, 09/29/2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

Come meet immersive Virtual Reality. Bring your lunch and join us at the UCSB Library Collaboratory (2nd Floor, Mountain Side). We now have a pair Oculus Rift headsets, Blender, and the Unity Engine for 3D development work. Then take a spin...

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Week of Welcome
  • Mon, 09/25/2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am
  • Mon, 09/25/2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Tue, 09/26/2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am
  • Tue, 09/26/2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Wed, 09/27/2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am
  • Wed, 09/27/2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: Paseo

New students: Wondering how to find your way around the Library? Curious about how to tackle that first research assignment? Take our Week of Welcome Passport Tour for an introduction to the Library and all that we have to offer. 
Explore the Library building, learn some of the many ways that we can help you succeed at UCSB, and enter into a drawing to win one of three $25 gift cards to the UCSB Bookstore. 

Tours leave from the Paseo promptly on the hour.

Week of Welcome
  • Mon, 09/25/2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am
  • Mon, 09/25/2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Tue, 09/26/2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am
  • Tue, 09/26/2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Wed, 09/27/2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am
  • Wed, 09/27/2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: Paseo

New students: Wondering how to find your way around the Library? Curious about how to tackle that first research assignment? Take our Week of Welcome Passport Tour for an introduction to the Library and all that we have to offer. 
Explore the Library building, learn some of the many ways that we can help you succeed at UCSB, and enter into a drawing to win one of three $25 gift cards to the UCSB Bookstore. 

Tours leave from the Paseo promptly on the hour.

Week of Welcome
  • Mon, 09/25/2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am
  • Mon, 09/25/2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Tue, 09/26/2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am
  • Tue, 09/26/2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Wed, 09/27/2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am
  • Wed, 09/27/2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: Paseo

New students: Wondering how to find your way around the Library? Curious about how to tackle that first research assignment? Take our Week of Welcome Passport Tour for an introduction to the Library and all that we have to offer. 
Explore the Library building, learn some of the many ways that we can help you succeed at UCSB, and enter into a drawing to win one of three $25 gift cards to the UCSB Bookstore. 

Tours leave from the Paseo promptly on the hour.

Week of Welcome
  • Mon, 09/25/2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am
  • Mon, 09/25/2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Tue, 09/26/2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am
  • Tue, 09/26/2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Wed, 09/27/2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am
  • Wed, 09/27/2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: Paseo

New students: Wondering how to find your way around the Library? Curious about how to tackle that first research assignment? Take our Week of Welcome Passport Tour for an introduction to the Library and all that we have to offer. 
Explore the Library building, learn some of the many ways that we can help you succeed at UCSB, and enter into a drawing to win one of three $25 gift cards to the UCSB Bookstore. 

Tours leave from the Paseo promptly on the hour.

Week of Welcome
  • Mon, 09/25/2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am
  • Mon, 09/25/2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Tue, 09/26/2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am
  • Tue, 09/26/2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Wed, 09/27/2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am
  • Wed, 09/27/2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: Paseo

New students: Wondering how to find your way around the Library? Curious about how to tackle that first research assignment? Take our Week of Welcome Passport Tour for an introduction to the Library and all that we have to offer. 
Explore the Library building, learn some of the many ways that we can help you succeed at UCSB, and enter into a drawing to win one of three $25 gift cards to the UCSB Bookstore. 

Tours leave from the Paseo promptly on the hour.

Week of Welcome
  • Mon, 09/25/2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am
  • Mon, 09/25/2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Tue, 09/26/2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am
  • Tue, 09/26/2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Wed, 09/27/2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am
  • Wed, 09/27/2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: Paseo

New students: Wondering how to find your way around the Library? Curious about how to tackle that first research assignment? Take our Week of Welcome Passport Tour for an introduction to the Library and all that we have to offer. 
Explore the Library building, learn some of the many ways that we can help you succeed at UCSB, and enter into a drawing to win one of three $25 gift cards to the UCSB Bookstore. 

Tours leave from the Paseo promptly on the hour.

Lunch & Learn
  • Wed, 09/06/2017 - 12:00pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312

Lunch & Learn is a monthly informal seminar series that provides grad students with ​two important things: free lunch and a chance to socialize with and learn from their peers from across the campus.

The series is co-sponsored by the Graduate Division, the Graduate Student Association, and the ...

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Lunch & Learn event
  • Wed, 08/02/2017 - 12:00pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312

Lunch & Learn is a monthly informal seminar series that provides grad students with ​two important things: free lunch and a chance to socialize with and learn from their peers from across the campus.

The series is co-sponsored by the Graduate Division, the Graduate Student Association, and the ...

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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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sql
  • Sat, 05/20/2017 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

Data Science at UCSBFACTOR (Female Actuarial Organization), and inertia7.com will present a SQL...

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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

Video of lecture

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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Photo of Janneke Adema
  • 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.

 

software carpentry
  • Thu, 04/20/2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Fri, 04/21/2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312

Software Carpentry's mission is to help scientists and engineers get more research done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic lab skills for scientific computing. This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they...

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software carpentry
  • Thu, 04/20/2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Fri, 04/21/2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312

Software Carpentry's mission is to help scientists and engineers get more research done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic lab skills for scientific computing. This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they...

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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

Video of event

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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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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json
  • Mon, 11/14/2016 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

Instructor: Thomas Padilla

So you’ve engaged in a bit of social media study. How can you share that data and data you might generate in the course of studying it? In this workshop you will learn about approaches to sharing data and places where you can provide persistent access to it.  

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map
  • Thu, 10/20/2016 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
  • Mon, 11/07/2016 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

Instructors: Jon Jablonski and Tom Brittnacher

Want to learn the basics of GIS?  Need to make a map of your research results, but don't know where to start?  This hands-on workshop will give you experience working with common mapping and spatial analysis techniques.

This is a 3-hour introduction to digital...

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map
  • Thu, 11/03/2016 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

Instructors: Tom Brittnacher and Jon Jablonski

A great deal of social media data is richer than it appears. For example, photos on Instagram and tweets on Twitter often include geospatial information. In this workshop you will learn how to create interactive web maps of social media data using CartoDB and ArcGIS Online. 

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  • 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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map
  • Thu, 10/20/2016 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
  • Mon, 11/07/2016 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

Instructors: Jon Jablonski and Tom Brittnacher

Want to learn the basics of GIS?  Need to make a map of your research results, but don't know where to start?  This hands-on workshop will give you experience working with common mapping and spatial analysis techniques.

This is a 3-hour introduction to digital...

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json
  • Mon, 10/17/2016 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

Instructor: Thomas Padilla

Increasingly both cultural heritage organizations and corporations like Twitter provide access to data in the JSON (javascript object notation) format. Many popular tools for analyzing this data ask for data in the CSV (comma separated values) format. In this workshop you will learn how to use a simple command line tool called jq to create subsets of Twitter data...

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json
  • Tue, 10/04/2016 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

Instructor: Shari Laster

Are you interested in using social media data in your research? Often the first step entails figuring out how to collect social media data. In this workshop you will learn how to use a simple command line tool called twarc to collect Twitter data. 

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map
  • Tue, 04/19/2016 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

Instructor: Jon Jablonski

Want to learn the basics of GIS?  Need to make a map of your research results, but don't know where to start?  

MIL and the Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory (IRC) will be hosting a...

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software carpentry
  • Fri, 04/15/2016 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Sat, 04/16/2016 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312

Software Carpentry's mission is to help scientists and engineers get more research done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic lab skills for scientific computing. This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they...

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software carpentry
  • Fri, 04/15/2016 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Sat, 04/16/2016 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Instruction & Training 1312

Software Carpentry's mission is to help scientists and engineers get more research done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic lab skills for scientific computing. This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they...

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data visualization
  • Wed, 04/13/2016 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

Come to the Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory to find out about the new resources offered by the UCSB Library to facilitate data driven research- including new data sources, software, tools, and other support. Graduate student projects and data visualizations will be displayed, with select researchers available to discuss their projects....

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stata
  • Wed, 04/13/2016 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory

Learn to navigate the Stata/SE interface, load and clean up data, and do basic regressions in Stata using sample ACS data. This class is capped at 10 users to ensure hands-on support.

  • Tue, 04/12/2016 - 4:00pm
Location: Pacific View Room

Science Fiction and Creative Self-Destruction posterCarl Gutiérrez-Jones, Professor of English and Comparative...

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  • Tue, 11/17/2015 - 4:00pm
Location: Pacific View Room

Of Mice and Men posterHillary Young, UCSB Department of Ecology,...

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the evolution of malware flyer
  • Tue, 04/28/2015 - 4:00pm
Location: Pacific View Room

Giovanni Vigna, UCSB Department of Computer Science
April 28, 2015, 4pm

Malware is in continuous evolution. As new countermeasures are deployed, cybercriminals adapt and create malware samples that can evade these defenses, like invisible ninjas attacking at night.

This talk describes the evolution of malware, and describes research in fighting this ever-changing threat, focusing in particular on the detection of evasive...

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David Cleveland
  • Tue, 11/18/2014 - 4:00pm
Location: Pacific View Room

Professor David Cleveland (Environmental Studies) explains why diet change for food and climate justice needs to be an explicit goal of localization.

  • Video of Cleveland's talk.

One of the biggest challenges we face is fixing our global food system—although it feeds us, in the process it contributes much to sickness, hunger and climate change. The cause of this is a supply-side strategy that...

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