It’s the last week of classes before finals week. Find and reserve group study rooms in the Geisel Library and Biomedical Library Buildings online.
Our study rooms are equipped with whiteboards, electricity, and those on the first and second floors of Geisel include flat screen monitors that laptops can connect to. Many have beautiful views of campus and the surrounding landscape, as well as hydration stations with unlimited, filtered water in close proximity!
Some recent additions to our Popular Science Collection over in Geisel West 2. You can browse our new titles online, then click the book cover to see if the book’s available. If not, you can place a request in the catalog to have the book recalled. This month’s new titles also includes Do Zombies Dream of Undead Sheep? from Bradley Voytek (UCSD, Department of Cognitive Science)
Need last minute help with your course projects and research papers?
The UC San Diego Library offers expert research assistance online 24/7 through our Ask a Librarian service. We have specialized research librarians in every discipline that are available to assist you online or in-person. You can even text message us for help.
Save time and energy – Ask a Librarian!
Take a break from studying on December 3rd from 8-9pm and 12:30am-1:30am December 4th and enjoy late-night refreshments and giveaways in the Overnight Study Commons at Geisel Library!
Geisel After Dark features a Student Safety & Academic Success Information Fair to encourage use of Library and campus resources and to increase student awareness of personal safety while using the Library after dark.
Annual Turkey Calling Show. Free! Kids welcome!
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 12:00 noon
Seuss Room, Geisel Library, UC San Diego
Presented in the style of an old-time live radio broadcast, attend
this fast-paced show to get instruction on how to use turkey calls
and find out how the American turkey became popular in European art. Special note: with all due respect to the East Coast turkey, visit us at this event and find out why the West Coast turkey rules!
Hosted by Scott Paulson and featuring the Teeny-Tiny Pit Orchestra. Special guests, all coming from various corners the Library and UC San Diego, include Aislinn Sotelo as “radio ballet teacher” and
Melanie Peters as “story lady.” Featuring actor Glen Motil with musicians Christian Hertzog & Kirk Wang.
“Paulson’s brand of G-rated fun, a sort of modern day morphing of
Captain Kangaroo & Spike Jones, is always lively and at times
wonderfully chaotic.” Los Angeles Times
For more info, contact: email@example.com (858) 822-5758, or http://library.ucsd.edu
Looking for specific software like MATLAB, SPSS, AutoCAD, or SolidWorks?
Search ACMS computers by software offerings at http://micros.ucsd.edu/softwareLookup/index.php?action=software
Select programs may also be available on your own personal device through ACMS’ Virtual Lab client
Let us know if you can’t find what you need, or don’t have the right access. Leave a comment below or email us at LearningSpaces@ucsd.edu.
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world online. An online library into the United States’ historical and cultural heritage, DPLA aggregates metadata — or information describing an item — and thumbnails for millions of photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images, and more.
The UC Libraries have recently joined the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) as a Content Hub. In our role as a DPLA Content Hub, the California Digital Library will be sharing metadata records from Calisphere, a website containing approximately 250,000 digital primary source objects contributed by libraries, archives, and museums across the state of California– including unique content from across the UC Libraries. Because of the increased exposure, the UC Libraries’ digital resources will have a broader, nationwide audience that will be able to find and discover unique collections maintained across the UC Libraries.
Browse and search DPLA’s collections by timeline, physical location via a map, a virtual bookshelf, and faceted search. You can also save and share customized lists of items; explore digital exhibitions; and interact with DPLA-powered apps in the app library. Never has our cultural heritage been so easy to explore!
If not, stop by the shared puzzle table on the second floor near the Reference Assistance Desk (RAD) just to the left of the photo copier.
If not, stop by the East Learning Commons (G2E) and work on latest shared puzzle on that table.
The viewing and testing period has been extended for a short time. A new group study piece has been added. Come over to the Geisel Two East Learning Commons (G2E) and test them for yourself.
We want your opinion so use the feedback forms posted around the room to share your thoughts with us. In addition, feedback is always welcome at learningspaces.ucsd.edu
Internationally recognized biographer Noel Riley Fitch offers some food for thought in “Sharing Julia Child’s Appetite for Life,” the title of her keynote address at the Library’s recent Dinner in the Library event now available for viewing on UCTV’s The Library Channel.
Fitch gives a revealing look into how Child’s passion for French cuisine made her a culinary icon to generations of Americans. Julia came of age in what Fitch jokingly called “The Golden Age of Food Processing,” when Julia, as a student at Smith College, would ravenously consume jelly-filled donuts, brownies with chocolate sauce, and other “tasty junk food.” At 6’3,” said Fitch, Julia was always hungry but was not all that interested in food per se. It would be many years before Julia became interested in French cuisine, laboring for a decade on her first book, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, which launched her as a culinary icon.
Fitch’s book, Appetite for Life: The Biography of Julia Child, was the only biography exclusively authorized by Julia Child; her other subjects include fellow Paris expats Ernest Hemingway, Sylvia Beach and Anais Nin.