You’re Invited to the Digital Media Lab Open House on Oct. 9

Digital Media Lab Open House
Tuesday, October 9  • 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Geisel Library, East Commons (2nd Floor)

The Digital Media Lab (DML) is an exciting, high-tech space where you can use 3D printers, edit videos, build apps, get assistance with multimedia projects, and much more!

UC San Diego students, faculty, and staff are invited to the Digital Media Lab Open House on Tuesday, October 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Geisel Library’s East Commons (2nd Floor). Get up to speed on the latest technology tools at the Digital Media Lab, and learn how its free resources and services can support you.

The Digital Media Lab offers:

  • Free 3D printing for all UC San Diego affiliates
  • Virtual reality equipment, including:
    • 2 HTC Vive headsets
    • 2 Oculus Rift headsets
  • 3D scanning (photogrammetry and IR)
  • High-end workstations for media editing
  • Knowledgeable staff to assist in media creation and editing projects

Contact the Digital Media Lab to learn more about the space or to set up a consultation.

Celebrating the Bicentennial of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: An Evening of Eerie Prose & Poetry

Celebrating the Bicentennial of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein:
An Evening of Eerie Prose & Poetry
Wednesday, October 31
6:30 – 8 p.m.
Geisel Library, Seuss Room

Join the UC San Diego Library as we celebrate the bicentennial of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein! Published in 1818, the classic novel is considered by many to be the first piece of science fiction and greatly influenced the horror and sci-fi genres. To commemorate 200 years since its publication, the UC San Diego Library is hosting a spoken/written word event on Wednesday, October 31 in the Seuss Room.

Submit works of either prose or poetry (or perhaps a letter, as correspondence was a major literary device in Frankenstein) that are no more than 200 words. We encourage you to explore horror or sci-fi themes related to the novel, including (but not limited to): maleficent medicine, unsupervised science, abandoned creations, problematic Prometheus, etc.

You’ll have the opportunity to read your work or have someone read it aloud for you! Email your entry to spaulson@ucsd.edu by or before October 29.

Enjoy experimental libations at our refreshment laboratory and eerie music from our haunting house band! This event is free and open to the public.

There will also be an exhibit in the Biomedical Library that will highlight Frankenstein’s scientific and medical background, as well as a paper theater featuring the main characters of the book. This exhibit will be on display until November 15.

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read!

Artwork courtesy of the American Library Association, www.ala.org

 

What do To Kill a Mockingbird, The Kite Runner, and Thirteen Reasons Why have in common? Believe it or not, they were among the most banned books in the United States in 2017! To celebrate the freedom to read and highlight the value of free and open access to information, the UC San Diego Library is proud to participate in the nationally recognized Banned Books Week from September 23 to 29. Every year, Banned Books Week serves as a reminder that the censorship not only infringes on the fundamental right to read, but also silences important and influential stories.

Launched in 1982, Banned Books Week is an annual event organized by an international alliance of diverse organizations to support the expression of ideas, even those considered unorthodox or unpopular. This year’s theme, “Banning Books Silences Stories,” emphasizes that everyone has a responsibility to speak out against the rising tide of censorship.

The Library created two exhibits dedicated to celebrating our freedom to read. A physical exhibit can be found on display in Geisel West, 1st floor (near Media Desk stairs) and a digital exhibit can be found in the lounge area in Audrey’s Café.

Geisel Library Welcome Week Tours for New Students

Welcome Week Geisel Library Tours

 

Welcome New Tritons! Learn about the UC San Diego Library’s services and resources by attending a tour.

Welcome Week Geisel Library Tours for New Students

Tour space is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis

Monday, September 24th: 10 a.m.

Monday, September 24th: 1 p.m.

Wednesday. September 26th: 10 a.m.

Wednesday, September 26th: 1 p.m.

These tours showcase the wide variety of study spaces, library collections, technologies, equipment, and amenities offered within Geisel Library, and offer an introduction to the many services its staff provides. Services and spaces offered in the nearby Biomedical Library Building are also mentioned. Tours are approximately 45 – 60 minutes.

Library visitors are asked to respect the needs of the campus community by minimizing interference, not blocking traffic, and keeping visits short. Tour groups are restricted to the 1st and 2nd floors of the building. Floors 4 – 6 are designated for quiet study, and floor 7 is for silent study.  Floor 8 is closed.

 

We’re Here, We’re Queer, We’re in the Public Record Exhibit

the US White House light up from the outside with different color lights

Image: Ted Eytan

We’re Here, We’re Queer, We’re in the Public Record Exhibit
September 17 – November 2, 2018
Geisel Library, Main Floor, East Wing

 

The United States government provides a wealth of primary sources that can be used to document our nation’s stance on many social movements.  What does the public record say about LGBTQ life?

Kelly Smith, Librarian for U.S. and San Diego Government Information, and Urban Studies & Planning, and Environmental Planning at UC San Diego, and Jesse Silva, Librarian for Federal and State Government Information, Political Science, Public Policy and Legal Studies at UC Berkeley, decided to delve into the public record to research this topic. This exhibit showcases selected documents pertaining to LGBTQ history and highlights aspects of LGBTQ life that have been impacted by actions of federal, state, and local governments. History shows that acceptance of LGBTQ people swings back and forth, and LGBTQ communities have responded by working to push the government to be inclusive of all genders and sexual orientations. Like many social movements, the struggle is ongoing.

Members of the LGBTQ community hold diverse viewpoints on, and continue to discuss, many of the subjects covered in this exhibit. For instance, while recognition of same-sex marriage is seen as a victory by many, others see this decision as problematic because they view marriage as assimilation into heteronormative culture.

Check out the accompanying guide, which highlights a number of primary sources documenting the U.S. federal government’s stance on issues related to the LGBTQ movement from the 1800s to the present day. These documents illustrate that our government’s policies toward LGBTQ people have evolved greatly over the years and continue to change – though not always for the better. This guide lists a number of related government documents, including links to those that are freely available online. The authors envision this as a living guide and intend to update it as new relevant resources become available.

Taken as a whole, many of the materials in the exhibit shed light on the larger context of LGBTQ community through time — highlighting that the fight for equal treatment has not taken a linear path, marked by continuous progress.

Special thanks to the UC Berkeley Library LGBTQ History Exhibit Committee for sharing their resources.

For more information on the exhibit, please contact Kelly Smith, k5smith@ucsd.edu.

Countdown to the Reopening of Geisel’s Newly Revitalized 8th Floor Begins

Geisel Library Closing Early on September 21, 2018

The Library’s annual Dinner in the Library fundraiser will take place in the Geisel Library building on Friday, September 21, 2018. To allow for preparation for this event, Geisel Library will close at 4 p.m. that day. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this early closing may cause.  

The Biomedical Library Building will remain open for its regular Friday hours. Geisel will reopen on Saturday, September 22 at 10 a.m.

Master Storyteller and UC San Diego Alumnus Luis Alberto Urrea to Speak at UC San Diego Library

Tickets for annual literary gala, featuring award-winning novelist and activist, on sale now

 

 

 

 

 

 

The UC San Diego Library will celebrate 15 years of Dinner in the Library, its signature fundraising event for lovers of libraries and books, with San Diego-raised novelist and UC San Diego alumnus, Luis Alberto Urrea ‘77 on Friday, Sept. 21 from 6-9:30 p.m. A 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist, Urrea has been hailed by NPR as a “master storyteller with a rock and roll heart.” For decades, he has written about the border and knits together stories in a way that makes them familiar and impactful to all readers.

Hosted at the heart of UC San Diego in the iconic Geisel Library, the evening will feature a cocktail reception where guests can enjoy panoramic views from the 8th floor, mingle with other bibliophiles, and learn from undergraduate students about their award-winning research projects. Following Urrea’s address during dinner, guests will have the opportunity to interact with the prolific author at a dessert reception.

Proceeds from the event will support the Geisel Library Revitalization Initiative (GLRI), an effort to transform the interior public spaces of Geisel Library to better meet the ever-changing information needs of the campus. Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla will match gifts raised up to $1 million, doubling the impact of donations.

“We’re delighted that this year’s Dinner in the Library will commemorate the completion of the newly renovated 8th floor,” said Chancellor Khosla. “This modern reading room and signature event space showcase how a revitalized Library will continue to inspire knowledge, break tradition and spark discovery by enhancing the student experience and enriching our campus community.” Read more…

John Lewis’ Legacy on Display with One Book, One San Diego Pop-Up Exhibit

The UC San Diego Library has once again joined the San Diego County Library, the San Diego Public Library, KPBS and other partners to celebrate the 12th annual One Book, One San Diego community reading program. This popular program aims to unite the San Diego community by reading the same book with themes that resonate with people of all backgrounds and inspire thoughtful conversations. The 2018 selection, which was announced August 25 at the San Diego Union-Tribune Festival of Books, is March: Book One by Congressman and prominent civil rights activist John Lewis.

A pop-up exhibit in Geisel Library reveals the nomination process of One Book, One San Diego. The display located in Geisel West, 1st Floor opens September 1 and also includes this year’s One Book for Kids selection, which is Blue Sky, White Stars by Sarvinder Naberhaus.

The first installment in a graphic novel trilogy, March: Book One is a riveting depiction of Lewis’ firsthand experiences with discrimination and his lifelong struggle for civil rights. It covers Lewis’ childhood in rural Alabama, his introduction to legendary civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr., his participation in nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins and his leadership in the subsequent series of marches in protest of segregation. In 2014, Lewis received an Author Honor from the Coretta Scott King Book Awards, and March: Book One became the first graphic novel to win a Robert F. Kennedy Book Award.

In celebration of One Book, One San Diego, various events including book discussions and author visits will be presented throughout the county. For more information, please visit the KPBS website.

UC San Diego Library Celebrates 50th Anniversary of School of Medicine

UC San Diego School of Medicine 50th Anniversary Exhibit
Biomedical Library Breezeway
July 23-September 17, 2018

The UC San Diego Library celebrates 50 years of medical education at the UC San Diego School of Medicine. Throughout this time medical faculty, physicians and students have played an integral role in the achievements and success of the program today. This exhibit is on display through September 17th.

Fifty years after its first class of medical students, the School of Medicine is considered to be among the 20 best in the country in terms of research and primary care. The campus has become a hub for medical science and for translating fundamental discoveries into new clinical therapies. There is a lot to celebrate – from establishing the region’s first Level 1 Trauma Center in 1976 that has been used as a model for trauma centers around the world to establishing an international model for HIV and AIDS patient care known as the Owen’s Clinic.

Visit the UC San Diego School of Medicine 50th Anniversary page for a look at the oral histories and the accomplishments displayed in the exhibit.

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