Various news clippings
2020 has been quite a year.
Even though the COVID-19 pandemic forced the Library building to close in March, staff continued working behind the scenes. We acquired some exciting new archives, digitized historic documents and recordings, continued UCSB Reads programming virtually, worked to preserve pandemic history, and much more.
Check out some of the UCSB Library's work that garnered media attention in 2020. 


January 4, 2020 | Coastal View News

Digitized Copies of Long-forgotten Weekly Newspaper Reveal a Piece of Carpinteria History

January 15, 2020 | KEYT

UCSB Reads gives away their book choice of the year

January 26, 2020 | The Bottom Line

Dusting off the UCSB Cylinder Audio Archives

February 7, 2020 | Noozhawk

UCSB Library Acquires Facsimile Edition of William Faulkner's Manuscripts

Febrary 28, 2020 | KCLU 

Groundbreaking Disney Animator From South Coast Talks About Amazing Career

April 9, 2020 | National Endowment for the Humanities

UCSB Library Receives NEH Grant to Digitize Historic Sound Recordings

April 16, 2020 | The Current

Rising: Elizabeth Rush, author of UCSB Reads 2020 selection to discuss her acclaimed book about sea level rise in an online community forum

June 7, 2020 | The Daily Nexus

UCSB Library Offers Community Perspectives in New COVID-19 Archives Project

July 23-30 | Montecito Journal

UCSB Gives Mitchell Kriegman's Film Archive a Home (pg 31 & 32)

August 1, 2020 | KCBX

Arts Beat: UCSB archive built from pandemic experiences and inspiration

August 12, 2020 | UC IT Blog

UC Teams Receive Annual Sautter Awards for IT Innovation

August 10, 2020 | KCSB FM

UCSB Reads 2021 Sneak Peek

October 22, 2020 | Santa Barbara Independent

Nationally Acclaimed Journalist's Career-Spanning Notes Now Part of UC Santa Barbara's Special Research Collections

November 7, 2020 | Noozhawk

Collection of 1,400 Theatrical Recordings of Shakespeare Donated to UCSB Library

November 10, 2020 | Noozhawk

UCSB Library Acquires Investigative Journalist Annie Bardach's Archives

November 12 & 14, 2020 | Los Angeles Times

A temple of sound awaits in the UCSB's collection of early music and sound recordings

Meet the guardians of the world’s earliest musical recordings