Library’s Online Services Available During Campus Holiday Closure 2018-19

Information about the various UC San Diego Library services available during the campus holiday closure can be found online. While all Library buildings will be closed, access to most Library online resources will be unaffected. Faculty, students, and staff can access Library-licensed online resources via the campus VPN.

Instructors who plan to offer Library-supported course reserves during winter quarter 2019 should submit requests as soon as possible. Requests submitted after December 19, 2018 may not be available for student use until after winter quarter instruction has begun.

As noted on the Hours webpage, all UC San Diego Library buildings will be closed from Saturday, December 22, 2018, to Tuesday, January 1, 2019. Library buildings will reopen on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

Wishing you a safe, healthy, and happy holiday season!

UC San Diego Library’s ‘Food for Fine$’ Drive Returns for Holidays

The UC San Diego Library is partnering with the Triton Food Pantry again to give back to our campus community this holiday season.

Bring food items to donate to the Front Desk at either Geisel or the Biomedical Library buildings between Sunday, December 2 through Saturday, December 15 (Week 10 & Finals Week) for $2 per item off your library fines from Fall Quarter. All donated items go to the Triton Food Pantry.

Food for Fine$
Sunday, December 2 – Saturday, December 15
Geisel Library & Biomedical Library buildings

Guidelines
• Fines eligible for dismissal include course reserve and recall overdues, billing fees, and processing fees (no replacement charges)
• Fines must be from the current term: Fall Quarter 2018: Weeks 1-9
• Earn credits to a maximum of $40
• Fines already paid may be credited
• Food donations accepted at Geisel & BLB Front Desks
• Small, individually-wrapped items in a larger bundle will count as one item (e.g. fruit cups in 4-pack)

Most Needed Items
• $5 credit for Cereal (18oz) or Oatmeal (8pck)
• Cereal, oatmeal, rice, pasta/sauce
• Canned meats (tuna, chicken, ham)
• Dry or canned beans
• Peanut butter or granola bars
• Canned soup or cooking oils
• Canned fruits or vegetables

Ineligible Items
• Items expiring before 2/1/19
• Open, dented, or damaged packages
• Items in glass containers
• Perishable or homemade items
• Ramen, soda, gum, chips, or candy

For more information about the Food for Fine$ program, contact staff at either the Geisel or BLB Front Desks.

Tech Lending Program

Forget your phone or laptop charger?  Need a camera for your class project?

Can’t find a video adapter to connect your laptop?

 

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Stop by the Geisel Library Media Desk in 1st floor west to checkout our collection of cables, chargers, cameras, and other tech tools.

A full list of items is available on our website, or by searching “tech lending” in Roger.

Send questions, suggestions, and comments to LSPtech@ucsd.edu.

Veterans Day – Library Hours and Resources

Library Hours for the 2018 Veterans Day Holiday are:
Geisel building
10 AM – 6 PM Sunday, November 11
10 AM – 12 Midnight Monday, November 12

Biomedical building
12 Noon – 12 Midnight Sunday, November 11
10 AM – 6 PM Monday, November 12

Resources about the 100th anniversary of the Armistice and end of the Great War:

  • Peace at Last: A Portrait of Armistice Day, 11 November 1918 by Guy Cuthbertson, Yale University Press, 2018. Available at JSTOR
  • Online exhibition at the National WW1 Museum and Memorial in Kansas City
  • Library of Congress current exhibition Echoes of the Great War; and online guide to WW1 materials

Upcoming Library Research and Database Workshops

The Library is offering a large selection of workshops this fall for all UC San Diego students, faculty and staff. All workshops are free. Registration is required for all workshops.

Search Series – Library Databases and Search Tools
PubMed:  The Basics
Wed, Oct 24, 2 – 3:30 p.m.

PubMed: Beyond the Essentials
Tue, Nov 6, 1 – 2:30 p.m.

Information Management Series
Managing Citations – Which Tool to Use?
Thu, Oct 4, Noon – 1:30 p.m.

EndNote Desktop
Thu, Oct 11, Noon – 1:30 p.m.

EndNote Online
Request a custom workshop or consult

Mendeley
Request a custom workshop or consult

Zotero
Request a custom workshop or consult

Self-study using Lynda.com
Email lyndalibrary@ucsd.edu to get a license.

Accessing Reserves

Access

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.

A Neuroscientific View of the Zombie Brain

Neuroscientist and zombie enthusiast Bradley Voytek applies his neuro-know-how to dissect the puzzle of what has happened to the zombie brain to make the undead act differently than their human prey.

Monday, October 22, 2018
1:00 – 2:30 PM
Geisel Library, Seuss Room 

Even if you’ve never seen a zombie movie or television show, you could identify an undead ghoul if you saw one. With their endless wandering, lumbering gait, insatiable hunger, antisocial behavior, and apparently memory-less existence, zombies are the walking nightmares of our deepest fears. What do these characteristic behaviors reveal about the inner workings of the zombie mind? Could we diagnose zombism as a neurological condition by studying their behavior?

Bradley Voytek is an associate professor in the Department of Cognitive Science, the Neurosciences Graduate Program, and the Halicioglu Data Science Institute at UC San Diego. He is both an Alfred P. Sloan Neuroscience Research Fellow and National Academies Kavli Fellow, as well as a founding faculty member of the UCSD Data Science program and Halicioglu Data Science Institute. He was formerly a Data Scientist at Uber. He received his PhD from UC Berkeley in neuroscience and was a post-doctoral fellow at UCSF. His research centers around the computational role that neural oscillations play in coordinating information transfer in the brain. His research program combines large-scale data mining and machine learning techniques with hypothesis-driven experimental research. He is also known for his zombie brain “research” with his friend and fellow neuroscientist Timothy Verstynen, with whom he has published the book Do Zombies Dream of Undead Sheep?, by Princeton University Press. He blogs at Oscillatory Thoughts and is active on twitter as @bradleyvoytek.

For event questions or concerns please contact Serafin Raya at s1raya@ucsd.edu .

 

The Future of Learning: A Talk with Dan Russell, Search Quality Engineer at Google

Note: This event is sold out and walk-ins will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis if seats become available. The event will be recorded and available for post-viewing via The Library Channel.

Join us in hearing Dan Russell’s experience in search quality and where the future of learning will take us. 

Thursday, October 18, 2018
5:00 – 6:30 PM
Geisel Library, Seuss Room
Register here

What does it mean to be literate in the age of Google? At a time when you can search billions of texts in milliseconds, scan over trillions of online images, and look deeply into planet-wide maps, we need to rethink what it means to be literate and to be a learner. Although you might think that “literacy” is one of the great constants that transcends the ages, the skills of a literate person have changed substantially over time as texts and technology allow for new kinds of reading and understanding. How will advancements in virtual- and augmented-realities affect the way we reason, understand, and think?

In his talk, Dan reviews what literacy means today and shows how some very surprising and unexpected skills will turn out to be critical in the years ahead.

Tech Lending Program Extends Laptop Loan Period to 24 Hours

The loan period for the laptops in the Library’s Tech Lending Program (TLP), held at the Biomedical Library Building, has changed from 3 hours to 24 hours.  Users are also able to take the laptops outside of the building during the 24 hour loan period.

Hundreds of other items are also available in the Tech Lending Program.  Use Roger to check an item’s location availability.  Current UC San Diego students, faculty, and staff are eligible to checkout TLP items; a valid UCSD photo ID is required at checkout.

Send questions, comments, and suggestions to TechLending@ucsd.edu.

UC San Diego Library Expands Hours to Meet Patron’s Needs

We’re excited to announce we’re expanding our Friday hours starting September 28. New Friday hours at the Geisel Library Building will be 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Biomedical Library Building hours will remain the same.

As the Library actively reimagines its portfolio of services, spaces, and resources to best meet the needs of the campus community, it’s clear more user-friendly hours is what our students desire. In response, we’re changing our Friday hours and will stay open two hours longer until 8 p.m. during regular academic quarters to provide library services.

Over the last year, the Library has been working on several projects to better meet our students needs. This fall, new and returning Tritons will be pleasantly surprised to find–in addition to a later closing time on Fridays–a renovated study space on the 8th Floor and newly renovated and gender-inclusive restrooms on floors 4-8.  Read more…

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