Avoid the Check-Out Lines

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Posted On: December 21, 2016

In a hurry? Line just too long? Head over to a Self-Check machine and you’ll be on the go in no time. Best part? Almost never a line!

Geisel Library offers five self-check stations (opposite the Front Desk on both the east and west sides)

Never done it before? It’s easy:

  1. Move your ID card under the red light with the barcode facing up.
  2. Doing one book at a time, slide the book’s barcode under the red light.
  3. Listen for the “clunk” sound.
  4. Press “Done” after your last book.
  5. Print [or don’t print] a receipt.

It’s that simple! So give it try the next time you visit us. You can also find Self-Check machines at the Biomedical Library.

Tell Us How UC It: A Living Archive

Posted On: December 16, 2016


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Tell Us How UC It: A Living Archive
Exhibit:
February – March 2017, Geisel Library, 2nd (main floor), near Seuss Room
Online Collection: https://library.ucsd.edu/tellushowucit/

From Crisis to Change: The Student Experience & Activism on Campus
Program & Reception: February 1, 2017 ● 3-5 pm ● Geisel Library, Seuss Room
Recording of the event: https://youtu.be/3GA0GIWRUCU

“Inclusion doesn’t happen spontaneously when an environment becomes more diverse.  We have to be intentional in creating a welcoming environment in which all students, faculty and staff can thrive and reach their full potential.”
—Becky Petitt, Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, UC San Diego

 

UC San Diego prides itself on having a diverse student body. And no wonder, diversity, as numerous studies have shown, enriches everyone.  But as many colleges have discovered, diversity alone is not enough. Promoting diversity without attention to inclusion, mutual understanding, and supporting the needs of all students, particularly traditionally underrepresented groups, can backfire. Badly.

Over the past decade and as recently as the last month, there have been a number of incidents on the  campus that have targeted specific underrepresented groups.  These recurring events affect ALL students, underrepresented or not, and demonstrate the need for a conversation about student experiences related to the campus climate at UC San Diego. This conversation is not top down. UC San Diego has a rich history of student activism. From the university’s beginning, moments of crisis have been met by student-led transformative action.

The UC San Diego Library has begun  a “living archive,” a collection of materials presented in a way that allows for the expression, exhibition, documentation, and preservation of a sentiment or movement in a particular community.  This type of “archiving” is living because it includes content that offers real-time feedback on a particular era. The archive encompasses all manner of material from documents of the past to creative expression through art, film, writing and more.

By  highlighting the campus’s  past of evolving from crisis to accomplishing change, we can bring people together to raise questions, spark conversations, and promote multicultural understanding.

At 3pm on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, the UC San Diego Library will host “From Crisis to Change: The Student Experience & Activism on Campus.” Join us for a panel discussion with staff, faculty, and alumni who have been on the front lines of change at UC San Diego. The panelists will include: Fnann Keflezighi (UCSD Thurgood Marshall College), Angela Kong (UCSD OASIS), Jorge Mariscal (UCSD Literature), and Agustín Orozco (UCSD OASIS).

The event will include a reception and time to view the exhibit.  This free event is open to the public. Questions and general inquiries can be directed to Tamara Rhodes, tlrhodes@ucsd.edu.

Short Tales from the Mothership

Posted On: December 16, 2016

If you enjoy creative writing or hearing original short stories, you won’t want to miss this Flash-Fantasy-Sci-Fiction open mic event. Taken from the sci-fi aesthetics of UC San Diego’s iconic Geisel Library building, the UC San Diego Library is hosting a written/spoken word event for the campus and San Diego communities on:

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Geisel Library, Seuss Room

Writers should send fantasy or science fiction pieces of no more than 250 words to student leader Amber Gallant, at lib-adgallan@mail.ucsd.edu, prior to the live reading. Early entries are due by Tuesday, January 17. At the event you will have the opportunity to read your entry or have it read aloud for you. All are welcome to come listen to these short stories from beyond!

“Short Tales from the Mother Ship” is the first meeting of our micro-fiction project. We’ll identify further writing goals and look for future co-hosts that evening—but, mostly, we’ll be celebrating an elegant genre by listening to short tales from fellow futurists, time-travelers, inventors, artists and writers. This evening is inspired by the short postcard stories that magazine editor George Hay encouraged in the 1970’s. He dared such authors as Arthur C. Clarke to send sci-fi stories that easily fit onto a postcard.

Otherworldly libations from our refreshment laboratory will be served along with live theremin & synthesizer musical interludes.

This event, hosted by the UC San Diego Library in partnership with The Writing + Critical Expression Hub at the Teaching + Learning Commons, is free and open to the public. Questions and general inquiries can be directed to Scott Paulson at spaulson@ucsd.edu or (858) 822-5758.

Pedagogies of Access in Mutable Configurations of Space and Interaction

Posted On: December 15, 2016

Join us for an opening reception and faculty talk.

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 Pedagogies of Access in Mutable Configurations of Space and Interaction
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
5:30 – 7:oo pm
Geisel Library, Seuss Room

 

A conversation about access and inclusion facilitated by Brian Goldfarb (UC San Diego), Suzanne Stolz (University of San Diego), and Louise Hickman (UC San Diego).

Understandings of disability and access are cast in relation to the built and social environment, and the terrains and atmospheres that convey disablement are mutable. We witness this as networked culture recasts capacities and disparities through redistributions of space and time, connection and vulnerability. Moving critical disability studies and activism forward entails attending to ways that disablement is enacted and reproduced in emergent environments that confound previous terms of sociality: intimacy and distance, inclusion and marginalization, security and vulnerability, autonomy and interdependence, public and private, lay and expert, etc. As such, pedagogies attentive to the complex, often divergent, effects produced in the weave of online and offline social life are needed for rethinking how (dis)ability is learned and ways we can unlearn ableism.

We will also celebrate the Access exhibit which includes projects by seven groups of students that participated in an undergraduate seminar in the Communication Department. Our aim was to further the discussion of access among the UC San Diego community by exploring physical, cultural, economic and other limits to participation. Together these projects ask: How accessible is UC San Diego? How accessible is Geisel?

The exhibit is located in Geisel Library, 2nd (main) floor, East and West wings.

Brian Goldfarb is professor in the UC San Diego Department of Communication.  His research and media production focuses on contemporary visual and digital culture, disability studies and education. His book, Visual Pedagogy: Media Cultures in and beyond the Classroom, considers how media technologies were used in the second half of the 20th century to advance models of pedagogy across the arts, education, and postcolonial politics in the United States and globally. His current projects include Global Tourette, a digital documentary and media exchange project that engages cultural and professional responses to Tourette Syndrome in the US, Argentina and other contexts internationally.  He was also curator of education at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in NYC from 1994 – 1997 where he organized exhibitions and directed the education program. His media and art projects have been exhibited nationally and internationally.

Suzanne Stolz, Ed.D. serves at the University of San Diego as Academic Coordinator of the Online M.Ed. and as faculty for the program’s Universal Design for Learning and Inclusive Education specialization. A former high school English teacher and school administrator, she is passionate about working with teachers to better understand the nuances of disability experience and create inclusive school communities. She is currently working on a manuscript titled, Disability Trajectories, that draws on her experiences as a disabled woman leading mentoring programs for disabled young people and conducting trainings for school districts on What Graduates with IEPs Wish Their Educators Addressed.

Louise Hickman is a Ph.D. candidate in Communication at the University of California San Diego. She completed her Bachelors degree with honors in American Studies at King’s College London, and the University of California, Berkeley. During her year at Berkeley, she served as Vice-President of the Disabled Student’s Union. Louise has served as an access consultant for Catalyst: Feminism, Theory and Technoscience, a peer-reviewed, open-source journal, advocating for a platform where access will remain an on-going, reflexive and collaborative project in digital and disability design. Her dissertation, titled Creating Accessible Infrastructure: Disability, Technology and Transcription, considers how persons with sensory disabilities access transcription, made possible through assistive technologies. Following this premise, her work has also included the installation of The Totem Project, which was shown as part of the exhibition “Senses of Care” in Calit2 (California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology’s Gallery Space) in Spring 2014.

Hosted by the UC San Diego Library and Department of Communication.

Accessing Reserves

Posted On: December 14, 2016

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It’s the first week of the quarter and your professor told you there are items on reserve. What do you do next?

  1. Go to: reserves.ucsd.edu
  2. Enter your AD login – the same you use to access your campus email.
  3. Select your course.  All items on reserve from your professor will be listed.

Electronic items such as e-books, articles, and streaming media will have easy access. Just click.

Physical items are available at library service desks. Have your Student ID and the Call number ready. If a book is not available, you can be put on the waiting list.

For a quick video tutorial and FAQs, visit: library.ucsd.edu/resources/course-reserves/for-students.html.

All Library Buildings CLOSED Dec. 24 – Jan. 3

Posted On: December 12, 2016

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From Saturday, December 24, 2016, to Tuesday, January 3, 2017, ALL UC San Diego Library buildings, including the Geisel Library and the Biomedical Library, will be CLOSED. Library buildings will reopen on their regular schedules on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.

Information about Library services available during the holiday closure can be found at: lib.ucsd.edu/library-holiday-closure.  Online resources such as electronic journals, electronic books, and databases will remain accessible during the closure. Faculty, staff, and students may access library-licensed resources via VPN (make sure to choose the group allthruucsd to be properly authenticate).

The UC San Diego Library wishes everyone a healthy and happy holiday season.

New Popular Science Reading – December 2016

Posted On: December 11, 2016

Some recent additions to our Popular Science Collection.

Browse the new titles online, then click the book cover to get a call number. The books are shelved on the main (2nd) floor in the Geisel West Wing, near the Research Assistance Desk and New Books shelf. If the one you want is checked out, just place a request in the Library catalog to have the book recalled and held for you when it’s returned.

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Why yes! We have Wi-Fi

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If you are a student, faculty or staff, you can log onto our network using your UCSD email and password. You can find out more information here:

http://libraries.ucsd.edu/spaces/computing/wireless.html

If you are a guest, just pull up your browser and the UCSD guest login should appear. Acknowledge your acceptance and you’re in!

Visit Geisel’s Stress-Free-Zone During Finals: December 5 – 7, 2016

Posted On: December 2, 2016

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