The UCSB Library team was busy during the summer preparing for the start of the academic year. Here’s a summary of what’s changed.
Beginning June 2 and ending June 13, Late Night Study will begin at 6PM. During Late Night Study, the Library is only open to UCSB students, faculty, and staff.
A UCSB Access ID Card is required in order to enter the Library during Late Night Study. Until midnight, just tap your Access Card at the cardreader at any entrance to the Library. After midnight, access in and out of the building will be through the Paseo West Entrance only.
For undergraduate scholars and researchers, the UC Santa Barbara Library plays a key role in their academic success. Every day — and in countless ways — students tap into the library’s vast resources and services.
“Our undergrads conduct legitimate research and are in every way functioning as young scholars,” said Jane Faulkner, a student success librarian. “What better way to honor and recognize this than to have the library award them with a prize for their efforts?”
UCSB Library is pleased to announce the NEW Library Award for Undergraduate Research - offering six cash prizes to undergraduate students who impress us with their research!
The annual Library Award for Undergraduate Students recognizes student projects that make expert and sophisticated use of the collections, resources, and services of UCSB Library. First-place prizes of $750 and second-place prizes of $500 are awarded in each of three broad categories: Humanities & Fine Arts, Social Sciences, and Sciences & Engineering.
The Twitter hashtag #NoDAPL has inspired a timely UCSB undergraduate research project.
Environmentalists and social activists are using the hashtag to indicate their disapproval of the Dakota Access pipeline, a controversial underground oil pipeline from North Dakota to Illinois.
Use Google to search for “D.A.R.E.” (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), and the top 10 results include the organization’s official website, but also the video for the Gorrilaz song “DARE.”
Use Web of Science, an online subscription database available to UCSB students via the UCSB Library’s website, and you get a list of scholarly articles and studies about the drug-prevention program.
In a contentious political environment, it’s comforting to know that some people prefer to argue about Bach.
Cellists from Pablo Casals to Yo-Yo Ma have interpreted and played Johann Sebastian Bach’s six Cello Suites in very different ways, with music scholars analyzing and debating every nuance.
When UCSB student Joanna Hui, a cellist and Bach fan, earned a $750 grant to study Bach’s Cello Suites, she turned to the UCSB Library and its extensive collection of music recordings to actually hear performances of the Suites by famed cellists.
When Sydney Martin sees a World War I soldier wearing a helmet pop up on her computer screen, she thinks about the UCSB Library.
The photograph, in rotation on her computer, is part of an exhibition, “Helmets of the First World War: Battle, Technology, and Culture,” on display in UCSB Library’s Mountain Gallery through June 30.
In honor of UCSB’s Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Month, UCSB Library has pledged to spread RAKs throughout the Library. From February 13-24, we will post clues on the Library’s Facebook and Instagram accounts about the locations of 100 “midterm relief” goody bags. If you find one, share a picture on social media, then pay it forward with a RAK of your own!
Two new egg chairs were unveiled on the 1st Floor, Ocean Side of the Library on December 5, thanks to a gift from UCSB Health & Wellness. UCSB students are encouraged to use the egg chairs to take study breaks.