New Popular Science Reading – September 2018

Some new popular science books to start the fall quarter.

You can find these and the rest of the 500-book (or so) collection on the main (2nd) floor in the Geisel Library building west wing, near the Research Assistance Desk and New Books shelf.

Many of the books on order already have links to records in the Library catalog, so if there’s one on that list that catches your attention, you can place a Request on the book and be the first to read it when it arrives.

New Popular Science Books

Calling all Tritons – Apply to Join the Library Student Advisory Council!

 

Fill out the application form and apply to join the Library Student Advisory Council (LSAC).

Do you want to shape what we do at the Library, meet new peers, and have fun at the same time? Be a changemaker! Join a group of students dedicated to connecting the Library to the campus student body.

The UC San Diego Library is in a dynamic period of change. We believe your voice is essential as we strive to meet our students’ evolving academic needs.

The LSAC serves the campus by:

  • Providing advice and feedback on Library policies, services and spaces
  • Conveying student needs, concerns and priorities to the Library
  • Offering insights into student study, research, and Library use habits
  • Representing the Library at campus events and meetings

Applications accepted through Thursday, October 4. For more information about the Council, visit lib.ucsd.edu/lsac. To apply, click here.

Share your thoughts with LSAC via email at lsac@ucsd.edu.

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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.

Reserve Your Spot for the 2018-19 Holocaust Living History Workshops

 

The 2018-19 Holocaust Living History Workshop (HLHW) series continues this fall with an exhibition, a documentary and eight compelling authors highlighting the diverse journeys of survivors and victims of the Holocaust. Every year the popular HLHW, co-sponsored by the UC San Diego Library and the UC San Diego Jewish Studies Program, invites high-caliber speakers to campus to share inspiring stories that broaden our understanding of the past, foster tolerance and preserve the memories of victims and survivors of the Holocaust.

All events are free and open to the public. The workshops are held on Wednesdays and Thursdays in Geisel Library’s Seuss Room from 5 to 7 p.m., with some exceptions. Due to the success of the program, registration is now required for all events. Walk-ins welcome based on space and availability. To register by phone, contact Ellysa Lim at (858) 534-1183. Read more…

UC San Diego Library’s Toy Piano Festival Returns with New Works Sept. 5 & 9

Toy Piano Festival
September 5, 2018 • Noon – 1 p.m.
Geisel Library, Seuss Room

The popular festival, now in its 18th year, will feature two performances this fall, the first at Geisel Library in the Seuss Room on September 5 at noon, and a special collaboration with the San Diego Public Library on Sunday, September 9 at 2:30 p.m. in the Neil Morgan Auditorium.

Join festival director Scott Paulson and his toy piano colleagues for a performance that will amuse listeners of all ages. Since 2000, the UC San Diego Library has hosted the Toy Piano Festival every September, to pay homage to the September 5 birthday of John Cage, the first composer to write a serious work for toy pianos.

In May of 2001, the Library of Congress issued a subject heading and call number for toy piano scores, at the request of Paulson, the Toy Piano Collection, and the events at Geisel Library. The call number is: M 175 T69. 

The toy piano collection at Geisel Library consists of commissioned scores, literature and recordings, and actual toy pianos, ranging from simple four-note novelty keyboards to three-octave baby grands. A selection of toy piano scores and instruments will be on stage at the San Diego Public Library event.

Both performances are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Scott Paulson at (858) 822-5758.

San Diego Festival of Books Celebrates Local Literary Community

San Diego Festival of Books
Saturday, August 25
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Liberty Station, Point Loma

Grab a book and join us at the 2nd annual San Diego Union-Tribune Festival of Books at Liberty Station in Point Loma on Saturday, August 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The UC San Diego Library will be sharing a booth with the UC San Diego Bookstore!

This celebration of San Diego’s vibrant reading community joins thousands of local readers, writers and word lovers. The San Diego Festival of Books connects San Diego area readers, booksellers, authors and businesses around their common love of the written word.

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