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Mon, Jun 21, 3:40 pm | Student Success, Services, Research Services
When the UCSB Library and campus closed suddenly in March 2020 because of the growing COVID-19 pandemic, the expected duration of closure was estimated at a mere three weeks. Over the past 15 months, our community has experienced a multitude of personal and professional challenges and...
Library Award for Undergraduate Research Logo
On June 3, the Library celebrated the six students who received the third annual UCSB Library Award for Undergraduate Research (LAUR), which recognizes students who produce a scholarly or creative work that makes expert and sophisticated use of the collections, resources, and services of the UCSB...
Sunglasses next to book on the sand with text that reads, "Summer 2021 Book Club"
UCSB Library is excited to launch summer book clubs to bring the campus and community together to connect with others who love literature and engage in peer-led discussions on interesting topics. The summer book clubs will focus on the five books nominated for the UCSB Reads 2022 shortlist, which...
Exterior photo of the UCSB Library Mountain Side
The UCSB Library is preparing to reopen a portion of the main Library for limited student study space at the beginning of spring quarter, March 29. Study space will gradually reopen in phases, starting with the Learning Commons on the first and second floors of the Mountain Side and eventually...
Gabriel Menard headshot.
Mon, Mar 1, 11:46 am | Faculty, Student Success
In celebration of Open Education Week (March 1-5, 2021), the UCSB Library is highlighting one professor’s experience with using an open educational resource (OER) for a class. As the Library continues to deepen its commitment to an open paradigm for research and teaching, we want to support more...
Kristin Antelman
I want to welcome all new and returning students. Even though we have to welcome you virtually this year, I want you to know that all of us in the Library are working hard to support you so that you have a productive fall under these less than ideal circumstances. While the UCSB Library building is...
Mental Health Awareness Ribbon
Tue, Sep 1, 12:29 pm | Collections, Student Success
UCSB Health & Wellness has partnered with UCSB Library to fund and grow the Well-being Resources Collection, which has become increasingly important as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect mental health.  Nearly 80 new titles are now accessible at UCSB Library, of which about half are e-...
Tracie Hall
Wed, Jul 29, 4:57 pm | Student Success
As the American Library Association's new Executive Director, Tracie D. Hall (UCSB '91), is bringing together the nation's libraries for a wider social mission. Describing her visits to the Watts branch of the Los Angeles Public Library as a child, Hall seemed agape. “It felt huge and like a church...
Pizza slice
Note: Submissions for this event are now closed as we are at capacity. Thank you for your interest. “Deep Dish with the University Librarian” is a regular event that offers students the opportunity to meet with University Librarian Kristin Antelman and provide feedback about UCSB Library. While we...
A person pulling an ipad from a bookshelf.
Wed, Jun 10, 12:02 pm | Research Services, Student Success
“The Library is closed.” This phrase is echoed among university library websites across the nation, yet does little to explain the dynamically shifting roles in which library staff and faculty find themselves. While the physical University Library space is closed, its services are most certainly...

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