UCSB student using Library Practice Presentation Room
Wed, Oct 17, 11:01 am | Services, Technology
UCSB Library is pleased to announce a new Presentation Practice Room available for reservation by UCSB students, faculty, and staff. Located on the 1st Floor Mountain Side (room 1506), the space allows you to practice, refine, and record oral and multimedia presentations for classes and seminars,...
Rio por no Llorar
In the silkscreen print “Rio Por No Llorar” (“I Laugh to Keep from Crying”), Carmen Miranda’s famous fruit-laden headdress demands that you look more closely. Bananas with a Chiquita label are encased in barbed wire. A bunch of grapes is surrounded by skulls and crossbones — a pesticide warning....
UCSB Reads 2019 Logo
Mon, Oct 8, 9:55 am | UCSB Reads
UC Santa Barbara Library and the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor are pleased to announce the selection of a book for UCSB Reads 2019 — “The Best We Could Do,” an illustrated memoir by Thi Bui. For over ten years, since the program’s start in 2007, UCSB Reads has brought the campus and Santa...
Mon, Sep 24, 10:04 am | Services
There are some exciting changes coming to UCSB Library this Fall. Starting at the beginning of Fall Quarter 2018, the entire UCSB Library will be open until 2 AM Sundays through Thursdays for students, faculty, and staff with a valid UCSB ID. From 2 AM until regular opening, the full first and...
Open Access
Open Access Week @ UCSB October 22-26, 2018 Roundtable: Spatial Data Discovery at UCSB: Future Directions Wednesday October 24, 11:00am. Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory, 2nd Floor Mountain Side. This roundtable discussion, facilitated by Sara Lafia (Center for Spatial Studies) and Jon...
Photo from Anna S.C. Blake school
Wed, Aug 15, 9:03 am | Exhibitions
In the late 1800s, a new method of education started taking hold in the U.S. Inspired by early Russian educational techniques and founded in Scandinavia, Sloyd, as the method was known, emphasized manual training, linked closely to European folk art traditions and the emerging Arts and Crafts...
This summer, read along with the UCSB Reads Committee as they work to select the UCSB Reads 2019 book.    The UCSB Reads Committee has announced the six titles that make-up the short list for 2019 consideration. The selections are:   1. "The Best We Could Do" by Thi Bui 2. "Hunger" by Roxanne Gay 3...
Image of Santa Ynez Valley Vineyard
Wed, Jul 11, 3:27 pm | Special Research Collections
Santa Barbara County’s wine business got a big boost in 2004 thanks to a little movie called Sideways but the region had been cultivating grapes long before Paul Giamatti sipped his way through the Santa Ynez Valley. The area’s wine industry goes all the way back to the Mission era when priests and...
Mon, Jul 9, 1:57 pm | Exhibitions, Faculty
The photos are chilling: Giant swathes of devastation in the Brazilian Amazon. Men hip-deep in the brown muck of the gouged and flooded earth. They are the scenes of illegal gold mining in "Garimpeiros: The Wildcat Gold Miners of the Amazon Rainforest," an exhibition in the Ocean Gallery of the UC...
Thu, Jun 28, 3:05 pm |
Some things are just meant to be. For Kristin Antelman, a life in libraries, it seems, was one of those things. During high school, Antelman spent hours meandering the library at the University of Chicago. Then it was off to college at the University of Michigan, where again the library was a place...

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