Library Award for Undergraduate Research
UCSB Library has announced the recipients of the sixth annual Library Award for Undergraduate Research (LAUR). The six awardees demonstrated deep engagement with the Library’s collections, resources, and services while producing a scholarly or creative work. First-place winners will receive an...
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The University of California has been awarded a grant by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to support the development of a UC-wide network of Open Source Program Offices (OSPOs). This award leverages the work of the Open Source Program Office at UC Santa Cruz (UCSC) and funds a collaboration of UC...
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UCSB Library has been awarded a $349,993 grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for the American Record Corporation (ARC) Access Initiative of the American Discography Project. The NEH has now awarded six grants totaling more than $2 million in support of UCSB’s Discography of...
Cedric, Elizabeth and Najda Robinson
The UCSB Library has acquired the Cedric J. and Elizabeth P. Robinson Archive, a collection of research and teaching papers, ephemera and digital materials related to the careers of the Robinsons, renowned for their seminal scholarship and activism that had wide-ranging influence at UC Santa...
John Steinbeck, 1939
The UC Santa Barbara Library’s recorded sound collections are vast and diverse: they include over 400,000 recordings representing voices throughout history, from intimate home recordings from the 1890s, to rare commercial recordings on wax cylinders and 78 rpm discs, to unique radio broadcasts....
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The UC Santa Barbara Library is excited to announce that it has recently received a gift from antiquarian bookseller and philanthropist Kenneth Karmiole ‘68 to establish The Kenneth Karmiole Annual Lecture Series on Religion in American Life. This is Karmiole’s third endowment established at the...
Wed, Mar 13, 8:16 am | Art & Architecture, Gifts & Donors, Music
UCSB Library is creating a new Arts Library by bringing together the Music and Art & Architecture Collections into a modernized space on the Library’s 1st floor Mountain Side where the Art & Architecture Collection is currently housed. As part of the project, the Music Library collection...
Gene Lucas
Tue, Feb 20, 2:44 pm | Gifts & Donors, UCSB Reads
For 18 years, the UCSB Reads program has brought the campus and Santa Barbara communities together to read a common book that explores compelling interdisciplinary issues of our time. The program has become a mainstay in campus education and outreach, with book topics tackling issues as diverse as...
Female student smiling in Library
Fri, Nov 17, 8:18 pm | Gifts & Donors
1. It is the foundation of a successful research university UCSB Library is the driving force that fuels research and innovation, serving students and faculty across disciplines with valuable resources and instruction.  2. It is a home away from home for students Students visit the Library more...
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Thu, Nov 2, 1:59 pm | Gifts & Donors, Grants, Makerspace
UC Santa Barbara Library is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of a $50,000 grant from the UCSB Student Fee Advisory Committee (SFAC) for the new UCSB Makerspace. The UCSB Makerspace is an interdisciplinary experiential learning environment that fosters problem-solving, innovation, and...

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