If you thought that assessment projects can only be lists of questions, well…let the Library’s Learning Spaces Program (LSP) help you to think outside of the box – literally! Stop by the display on Geisel’s 1st Floor Southwest to see the results of LSP’s 2014 ‘Ideal Library’ Project. UCSD students were asked to use markers to draw and describe their ideal library on small white cardboard boxes. Actions resulting from the results of this initiative are presented on informational posters, along with the original boxes in display cases. This fun and creative assessment activity has informed LSP staff regarding the technology, furnishing, and de-stressing enhancements of interest and value to library users. We’re planning to conduct a similar activity again in the fall of 2015 to gather additional feedback from library users.
Geisel Library has several hydration station where you can fill you water bottles with freshly filtered water. Bring you water bottle and refill it in the Geisel East Learning Commons, Geisel West, Floor 2 and on Floor 1 near the MAC workstations as well as on Geisel 6th and 8th floors. Staying hydrated by drinking lots of water will help to energize you by helping to prevent muscle fatigue due to lack of adequate fluids, according to WebMD.
UCSD student’s art show inspired by collaboration with the Jaffe Lab at Scripps
Original Article Written By: Brittany Hook, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Artistic depictions of zooplankton currently adorn the walls of UC San Diego’s Geisel Library, as well as the entrance of the Biomedical Library, thanks to a showcase created by UC San Diego biology student and artist Elizabeth Stringer.
Stringer’s two-part exhibit, My Meditations End in Reverie, was inspired by the time she has spent working as a volunteer in the Jaffe Laboratory for Underwater Imagery and in the Physical-Biological Interactions Lab of biological oceanographer Peter Franks at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, a part of UC San Diego. The exhibit’s paintings and backlit photographs bring to life the mysterious world of zooplankton, microscopic animals that float near the surface in marine environments.
This project has allowed Stringer, a double major in human biology and studio arts, to combine her passion for science with the arts. “I use my art practice to express my own passion that I have for biology and to play and make sense of the biological facts swimming in my head,” said Stringer. Read more…
Want to draw out diagrams or work out equations visually? There are now multiple mobile whiteboards dispersed throughout the Geisel East Learning Commons area for student use while studying. Students may check out white board markers and erasers from the Circulation desk in the front lobby of Geisel Library.
There are 5 wireless equipped laptops available for checkout at the Biomedical Library Building! These laptops can be checked out by UC San Diego students, staff, and faculty for up to 3 hours at a time. For questions or assistance contact BLB front desk staff at (858) 534-3253
New Books Bulletin Board
New Book bulletin board is a work of art. Do you judge a book by its cover? Are you fascinated with the creativity of book jackets? Viewing the New Books Bulletin Board may prompt you to look up the call number to test out you guesses on content. The cover art of recently cataloged book may viewed on the bulletin boards in two areas of the Library. The Geisel first floor computer Lab was the first installation of book covers and a second bulletin board is now viewable in the East Learning Commons.
Take a look then perform a title or author search on Roger for the call number and shelving location. It is a fun way to view miniature art and find new books to read.
This is an open invitation to the Book Cover Galleria – plus one ok.
Do you like to read bumper stickers? This puzzle was just completed in the Geisel East Learning Commons. The new one has a totally different topic and looks really interesting.
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.
Those submitting photos must be current UCSD students.
- Include your full name in the email when submitting your photo.
- You may submit up to 10 separate photos (in a single or multiple emails).
- 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.
- Submissions must have been taken by the person submitting them for the contest.
- 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.
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.