Welcome Letter

Brian E. C. Schottlaender

Welcome to the fall 2011 edition of Domain. The last year has been one of change, challenge, and new opportunities for UC San Diego and the Libraries. In 2010-11, we celebrated the University's 50th anniversary, with several signature events and activities that brought many supporters and members of the local community to campus. The Libraries hosted a variety of 50th anniversary exhibitions -- which I hope some of you were able to see -- including a popular photography exhibition put on by Mandeville Special Collections Library (MSCL), "Ansel Adams at UCSD," showcasing the master photographer's early photos of the campus.

Last spring, we also paid homage to the campus' most iconic flagship building, Geisel Library, as we celebrated the structure's 40th anniversary. We've included a link to the article about Geisel's 40th that appeared in the spring in our alumni magazine, at|UCSD. Geisel Library has also been the stage for a wide range of changes and enhancements that have been underway over the summer, and will be continuing over the next year. This summer the Libraries, due to recent and anticipated budget cuts, consolidated the collections and services of three UC San Diego library facilities--the Medical Center Library, the International Relations & Pacific Studies (IR/PS) Library, and the Center for Library Instruction & Computing Services, (CLICS) -- into our two large library buildings, the Geisel and Biomedical libraries.

In addition to these many changes underway, we recently received a generous bequest from the estate of Alice Goldfarb Marquis, a longtime supporter and lover of libraries. You can read more about this fabulous news in this issue of Domain. Also, read about and see photos from our very fun signature event, Dinner in the Library, which was held last month.

With my best regards,

Brian E. C. Schottlaender
The Audrey Geisel University Librarian

 

Happy 40th, Geisel!
1971-2011

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Exhibits & Events

November 2, 12 to 1p.m.
"Paradise Plundered: Fiscal Crisis and Government Failures in San Diego"
Book talk and signing by UCSD Political Scientist Steve Erie and graduate student Vladimir Kogan
Geisel Library, Seuss Room
For more information: http://blog.ucsd.edu/sshl/

November 9, 5 to 7p.m.
Holocaust Living History Workshop
Presentation by Gerhard Maschkowski on the 73rd Anniversary of Kristallnacht
Geisel Library, Seuss Room
For more information: http://libraries.ucsd.edu/hlhw/ events.html

November 22, 5 to 7p.m.
Holocaust Living History Workshop
Presentation by Elisheva Edelson on "Musical Journey: Shetl, Ghetto, Israel"
Geisel Library, Seuss Room
For more information: http://libraries.ucsd.edu/hlhw/ events.html

November 23, 12 to 1p.m.
Annual Turkey Calling Show
Geisel Library, Seuss Room
For more information: spaulson@ucsd.edu

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