Second annual VIP Study Room Contest!

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Submit an original photo of the Library (interior or exterior, Geisel or BLB) to LearningSpaces@ucsd.edu using the subject line “VIP Study Room.”  You will be entered into a random drawing to win exclusive, 24-hour “VIP” use of a study room in the Geisel East Learning Commons (Room 2) from 10 am on Monday, March 16 until 10 am on March 17.  The winner will also receive eight guest passes to invite friends to bask in your VIP treatment and share the VIP gift basket of finals-themed necessities and study treats.

Fine Print

Those submitting photos must be current UCSD students.

  1. Include your full name in the email when submitting your photo.
  2. You may submit up to 10 separate photos (in a single or multiple emails).
  3. All submissions will become property of the UCSD Library and may be displayed, at the Library’s discretion, within the Library or on its website.
  4. Submissions must have been taken by the person submitting them for the contest.
  5. Photos should not include any identifiable persons who have not expressly provided their permission to be photographed for this purpose.

Photos will be accepted through noon on Tuesday, March 10.  The winner will be selected at random from all entries and notified on March 11.  Do not let this opportunity to be a Library celeb for a day pass you by.

Another piece of the puzzle…

Have you taken the opportunity to work on the fun puzzles in the Library? If not, visit the East Learning Commons or the Reference area puzzle. Take time to enter the contest by completing a comment slip.

Completed Puzzle

Crowd Sourced Collage

Have a cool photo you’d like to be shown in Geisel Library?  Send it to LearningSpaces@ucsd.edu by 5 pm on Monday, January 19 and we’ll consider it for a collage we’re making for a large study room.  We welcome primarily photos about the library (interior, exterior, anything), campus (places and activities), UCSD students (studying, relaxing, playing, working, and more), and La Jolla/Southern California (scenery, city-scapes, activities, and more), but might consider others as well if you have a particular favorite.

 

Submitting photos indicates your willingness for the library to post them in a public area of the library.  You may (and are encouraged to) send photos of yourself, but please do not send photos of other identifiable people without their permission.  Please send your full name and email along with the photo(s).  Submit as many as you like.  The library will select the final photos to be displayed.

 

Direct any questions to LearningSpaces@ucsd.edu.

Reserve Group Study Rooms Online

Study Room graphicIt’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!

Have you tried the shared puzzles in the Library?

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.

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If not, stop by the East Learning Commons (G2E) and work on latest shared puzzle on that table.

The Furniture Demo Lounge has new samples!

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.

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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

Information Management Workshops in November

Upcoming workshops to help you manage your research:

Managing Citations
Nov 13 (Thurs), 12:00 – 1:30 pm, Geisel Lib Bldg Classroom 1
Register

This session will provide an introduction to a variety of tools for managing papers and citations including EndNote, RefWorks, Zotero, Mendeley and discuss how to choose the tool that’s right for you.

Refworks
Nov 19 (Wed), 2:00 – 3:30 pm, Biomed Lib Bldg Classroom 3
Register

Learn how to organize your references and instantly format your research papers, articles, and other publications using APA, NLM and hundreds of other writing styles. You’ll also learn how to download references using your favorite research databases and library catalogs. Collaborate with other authors via the RefShare tool.

EndNote
Dec 4 (Thurs), 12:00 – 1:30 pm, Geisel Lib Bldg Classroom 1
Register

Writing a research paper and need to manage your references? Using EndNote already, but want to learn about its “power” features (e.g., Connect, “Cite While You Write,” etc.)? Take this workshop to learn to build your own EndNote reference library and work with Word to write your paper and seamlessly create bibliographies. Note: We use examples from life sciences databases, but attendees from other departments are welcome.

Generation Open: The Value of Openness – Graduate Student Event, 10/24

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Are you an advocate for free access to publications, education materials, and data? Then you’re an advocate for Open Access!

The theme of Open Access Week this year (October 20–26) is “Generation Open.” The focus is on “highlighting the importance of students and early career researchers as advocates for change in the short-term, through institutional and governmental policy, and as the future of the Academy upon whom the ultimate success of the Open Access movement depends.”

That means you! Graduate students *are* the future of the Academy.  The extent to which you, and other early career researchers, support making research results freely accessible will affect not only your careers but the whole academic landscape.

Come join a discussion of Open Access on Friday, October 24th, 10-11 am in the Biomedical Library Events Room. Speakers will include Eric Bakovic, Linguistics Professor and Chair of the Committee on Library; Maryann Martone, Neurosciences Professor in Residence and Force 11 President; and Nancy Stimson, Scholarly Communications Coordinator for the Library. Coffee and snacks will be provided.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Nancy Stimson at nstimson@ucsd.edu or (858) 534-6321.

Research Smarter: Fall Workshops @ The Library

Fall quarter we’re hosting free workshops at the Library for UC San Diego students, faculty and staff. Taught by UCSD Student ComputerLibrarians, learn how to effectively use PowerPoint, research databases, search for patents, manage your research electronically, and more.

For workshop descriptions and to register, please visit:
http://libraries.ucsd.edu/services/instruction/workshops-at-the-library.html

Fall Workshops:

PowerPoint Basics
Thu, Oct 16, 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Biomedical Library Building

PowerPoint Enhancements
Thu, Oct 23, 12:00 – 2:00 pm
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PubMed – Beyond the Essentials
Wed, Oct 29, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Biomedical Library Building

PowerPoint Posters
Thu, Oct 30, 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Biomedical Library Building

Faculty CV Clinic
Thu, Oct 30, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Geisel Library Building, Classroom 1

Patents and Patent Searching
Tue, Nov 4, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Geisel Library Building, Classroom 1

PowerPoint Presentations
Thu, Nov 6, 12:00 – 2:00 pm              BLB Geisel Collage
Biomedical Library Building

Managing Citations
Thu, Nov 13, 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Geisel Library Building, Classroom 1

RefWorks
Wed, Nov 19, 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Biomedical Library Building

EndNote
Thu, Dec 4, 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Geisel Library Building, Classroom 1

Welcome! Get Started @ The Library

Students Instagram CollageOn behalf of everyone at the UC San Diego Library, welcome to campus for the Fall Quarter!

To help you get started, below is a list of our top ten things to know about the Library:

  1. The UC San Diego Library has two library buildings on campus – the Geisel Library and Biomedical Library Buildings. Each are located on opposite ends of Library Walk.
  2. Library Hours are online.
  3. The Geisel Library building is open 24/5 during the quarter and 24/7 during Finals Week.
  4. Course Reserves are course-related materials that your instructors have made available in the Library or online. Use the Course Reserves system to look them up.
  5. Find books in the library, computing labs, printers, etc. quickly using this handy webpage.
  6. Easily find research materials for your course assignments using our Course & Subject Guides.
  7. Reserve Study Rooms in Geisel and the Biomedical Library Buildings online.
  8. Have questions? Save time and Ask a Librarian. You can text message us, chat online 24/7 with a UC librarian, stop by in-person, phone or email us. We have subject librarian experts in every subject area that can help you with your course-work and research assignments.
  9. Use our mobile website, and see the availability of computers in every computing lab on campus.
  10. Stay Connected to the Library on your favorite social media!    Social Media Icons connect
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