Dinner in the Library

Guests Dine in New Arts Library at Annual Dinner in the Library


Approximately 125 guests helped kick off the campus' 50th anniversary year by joining us for our seventh annual Dinner in the Library on September 16 in the newly-renovated Arts Library in the Geisel Library building.  Guests feasted on Chicken Wellington, Bananas Foster, and other tasty dishes, followed by a talk by Hugh M. Davies, Ph.D., the David C. Copley Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. The program also included the presentation of the inaugural Geisel Citation for Library Philanthropy.


Brian Schottlaender, The Audrey Geisel University Librarian, presented Arthur Brody with the first Geisel Citation for Library Philanthropy to acknowledge his leadership and financial contributions to the Libraries and also his long history of collaborating with libraries and librarians.


Hugh Davies followed with a lively talk that highlighted his perspectives on "town and gown," MCASD's strong relationship with the Libraries and UCSD, and his own memories of growing up as the son of a Princeton professor. In recognition of the partnership between MCASD and the Libraries, Brian Schottlaender plated a book, Francis Bacon: New Studies, Centenary Essays, edited by Martin Harrison (2009), in his honor.

Guests each received a copy of local author Dirk Sutro's The Campus Guide: The University of California, San Diego, courtesy of Boone Helmann, UCSD's campus architect, as a keepsake.  A variety of door-prizes-ranging from bomber jacket messenger bags to autographed baseballs- were provided by Levenger and the San Diego Padres organization. 

We would like to thank each of our guests and also give special thanks to this year's sponsors:

Platinum Sponsor:  Audrey Geisel and the Dr. Seuss Fund at the San Diego Foundation

Gold Sponsors:  Harle G. Montgomery; UC San Diego Alumni Association

Silver Sponsors:  John A. Berol and Carmen Lygia McKenna; Karen B. Dow; Elsevier BV; Stan and Theresa Fleming; Don and Maryann Lyle; Charlie Robins; Roth Capital Partners, LLC; SmartDraw.com; Thomas and Karen Tracy; Union Bank

Bronze Sponsors:  Richard and Rita Atkinson; Alexander Street Press; EBSCO Information Services; Levenger

Dinner speaker and Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Hugh Davies, Chancellor Marye Anne Fox and Audrey Geisel University Librarian Brian E. C. Schottlaender.
Phyllis Cohn and Arthur Brody
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University Librarian's Advisory Board chair Lisa Walters-Hoffert with board Member Lise Markham
Former Friends of the UCSD Libraries President, Bob Witty and Judy Witty

Charlie Robins
Harle Montgomery

James, Karen, and Tom Tracy
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Pauline Foster and Iris Strauss
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Sally and John Thornton
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Chrysanne Low and Jeff Rafferty representing Elsevier
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University Librarian's Advisory Board members: Guy Iannuzzi, Gordon Stanley, Karen Dow, Bob Zaugg, [Barbara Zaugg] and Cole Owen
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University Librarian's Advisory Board chair Lisa Walters-Hoffert with board member Ron Katznelson and Debbie Katznelson

New Mobile Site Offers Quick, Easy Access to Libraries

The UC San Diego Libraries launched a new mobile Web site this fall, to meet the needs of the growing number of mobile device users on and off campus. The site, which can be accessed at: http://libraries.ucsd.edu/m, provides quick mobile access to essential library information, including UC and UCSD catalogs, research tools, contacts, maps, and hours. Users can also text, chat, or call library staff right from their phone using the Ask a Librarian service. With the catalogs, users can search for, find, and reserve library items.

The Libraries are among the first UC Libraries – and only a small percentage of academic libraries in the U.S. – to launch a platform for users of mobile devices. The Libraries plan to add more services and tools to its mobile platform over the next several months.

Exhibits & Events

Oct. 13 - Jan. 28, 2011

Exhibit: UCSD @ 50: A Marvel Inside a Miracle Main Floor, Geisel Library

For more information, call (858) 534-2533.

Nov. 1 - Dec. 3, 2010

Celebrating UCSD's Nobel Prize Winners

An exhibit of photographs and personal & professional papers of UCSD Nobel Prize winners Harold Urey, Francis Crick, and Maria Goeppert-Mayer, among others.

For more information, call (858) 534-4579.

Nov.18, 2010

"Founding the Future: Health Sciences' Legacy of Excellence"

In celebration of UC San Diego's 50th anniversary, the Biomedical Library and Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences are hosting a Founders' Day seminar.

For more information, call (858) 534-3418.

Nov. 24, 2010

Annual Live Turkey Calling Show

For more information call the Arts Library at (858) 534-0245.

Dec.15, 2010

Annual Holiday Short Attention Span Show

For more information call the Arts Library at (858) 534-0245.

Feb. 1 - Mar. 30, 2011

Achieving the Extraordinary: 50 Years of Discovery and Innovation at UCSD

An exhibit of selected UCSD inventions and other intellectual property in partnership with the UCSD Technology Transfer Office.

For more information, call (858) 534-4579.

Jan. 7 – April 1, 2011

Exhibit: "Ansel Adams at UCSD"

For more information, call (858) 534-2533.

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