Celebrate LGBTQ History Month with featured speaker Kim Katrin Milan

Please Note: This event has sold out. Walk-ins will be accommodated on a first come, first serve basis if space becomes available.

kim-katrin-milan-1100-by-400Join award-winning educator, activist, writer and artist Kim Katrin Milan, for

All of Us or None of Us: Intersections and Allyship.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

5:00 – 7:00 PM

Geisel Library, Seuss Room

Seating is limited, so RSVP at:


All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

Link to Prezi

The Revolution Will Not Be Funded (book)

This presentation explores multiple intersections of identity within the LGBTQ community—including race, gender and ability—as powerful sites of community organizing. Milan approaches activism as an important agent for changing systems and examines how diverse groups have different bases of accountability and issues they mobilize around. By establishing a shared language and deconstructing systems of oppression, Milan emphasizes the importance of sustainability and self-care. Drawing on her background as the daughter of a librarian and one of the owners of the oldest LGBT bookstore in the world, Milan addresses the cultural shifts made by Queer and Trans folks, using current social media-based examples. Attendees will gain a solid foundation for understanding the experiences of others, and tangible strategies for solidarity and how to act in allyship. Read more…

Professor Sarah Schneewind Presents: The Dark World of the Dead in the Founding of the Ming Dynasty

zhong-kui-talismanPlease join us for a presentation by UC San Diego history professor Sarah Schneewind

Thursday, October 13, 2016

5:30 – 7:30 PM

Geisel Library, Seuss Room

Light refreshments will be served.

This event is free and open to the public.

Click here to RSVP

The Ming dynasty was founded in 1368 and called “Bright.” The emperor was called “The Son of Heaven,” meaning that as long as he governed rightly he would enjoy the support of Heaven and Earth, high and benevolent gods who were the parents of all the people. But the Ming dynasty also relied on some very dark spiritual forces, as this talk will show.

Professor Sarah Schneewind earned her Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1999. She has been teaching at UC San Diego since 2005 and previously served as the President of the Society for Ming Studies. Her publications include Community Schools and the State in Ming China and A Tale of Two Melons: Emperor and Subject in Ming China, a study of a curious incident in the early Ming. Click here to learn more about Professor Schneewind.

Alongside the lecture, an exhibit of tomb objects from Ming Dynasty representing daily life and spiritual beliefs are available for viewing. These items are on loan for one day only from the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum.

For questions, please contact the event coordinator, Mariah Fellows, via email at mfellows@ucsd.edu. Click here for parking information.

Tour Geisel Library

Get to know Geisel! Click here to schedule your tour today for Welcome Week 2016.

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 provide. Services and spaces offered in the nearby Biomedical Library Building are also mentioned. Tours are approximately 45-60 minutes. Visit library.ucsd.edu/spaces/tours for more information.


Welcome Week 2016

Welcome Tritons! Whether you are an incoming freshman, a transfer student, or a senior, here are some of the Top Ten Things you need to know about the UC San Diego Library’s spaces and services:


  1. The UC San Diego Library has two library buildings on campus – Geisel Library and Biomedical Library.
  2. Not sure where to start? Use this handy webpage to find books, computer labs, printers, etc.
  3. Current hours can always be found online.
  4. Get to know Geisel. Sign up for a Welcome Week Tour.
  5. Visit Audrey’s, Geisel’s new cafe located on the main floor in Geisel East.
  6. Explore Geisel’s Digital Media Lab – a high-tech space where you can edit videos, manipulate images, build media-rich websites, and more. An open house for students will be held on October 5 and 6 from 10am – 5pm.
  7. Borrow tech-items! Geisel’s Tech Lending Program allows you to checkout essential items like calculators, flash drives, and phone or laptop chargers. You’ll also find fun gadgets like Nikon still cameras, Sony Handycams, and GPS devices. View a full list of items here, or stop by the Geisel Media Desk on the 1st floor in Geisel West.
  8. Reserve study rooms with the touch of a button.
  9. Know what’s going on at the Library at all times, from events to early closures, by connecting with us on social media.
  10. Still have questions? Save time and Ask a Librarian. Text them, chat online 24/7, discuss questions in-person, over the phone or via email. Subject librarians are on-hand to help you with your course-work and research assignments.

Good luck as you kick-off this new school year. Go Tritons!

Call For Applications: Library Student Advisory Council – Yes There Is One!

img_8527Do you care about the Library and what it can do to support you and other students? Do you want to make a difference? Are you willing to share your ideas?

If the answer is YES, then APPLY to join this year’s Library Student Advisory Council (LSAC). The LSAC is dedicated to making Library spaces, services, and collections better for all UC San Diego students.

For more about the LSAC, go to library.ucsd.edu/about/lsac. Applications are due September 23.

DML Open House & Library Tech Showcase For Faculty & Staff


The UC San Diego Library invites faculty and staff to our Digital Media Lab (DML) Open House and Library Technology Showcase. Come see how the Library’s technology resources and services can support your  teaching and research (and your students!).

Wednesday, September 21

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Digital Media Lab, East Commons (2nd Floor), Geisel Library

We’ll be offering demos and displays for:

  • The Digital Media Lab
  • The Data/GIS Lab
  • Virtual reality offerings and augmented reality for education
  • Technology workshops and consultations
  • High-performance computing services
  • 3D printing
  • Technology lending, including: High-end cameras, laptop/phone chargers, media streaming devices, and more
  • Research Data Curation services

Library technology experts will be on hand to discuss your personal needs and answer your questions.

Open to all UC San Diego faculty and staff’. For questions about the Open House, contact Scott McAvoy at smcavoy@ucsd.edu.

Carpet Installation Impacts Starting 9/12/16


Please be advised that from Monday, September 12 – Friday, September 23, 2016, carpet will be replaced on the 2nd floor in Geisel West (G2W) and in the 1st floor computer tunnel. Scope for the 2nd floor is from the bank of computers just north of the Research Assistance Desk (RAD) to Special Collections (including the Seuss Room and Seuss Room foyer).

G2W carpet installation will begin near RAD and move south. Installation will occur in multiple phases to reduce impact on accessing services and collections. Research Assistance will remain available via the Information Desk.

We apologize in advance for the inconvenience. Please contact Jason Schulz (jtschulz@ucsd.edu) for more information.

Geisel Library Closing Early September 9, 2016

96_DILearly closure

On Friday, September 9, 2016, Brian E. C. Schottlaender, the Audrey Geisel University Librarian, will host the Library’s annual Dinner in the Library fundraiser in the Geisel Library building.

To allow for preparation for this event, the 1st Floor (lower level) of Geisel West, including the Media Services Desk and the Brody Collaborative Study Space, will close to library users at noon and the entire Geisel Library building will close at 4:00 pm. All users must be out of the Geisel Library building by the 4:00 pm closing time.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this early closing may cause.

Library users are encouraged to plan their work around this unusual Geisel Library schedule change. The Biomedical Library Building will remain open for its regular Friday hours.

Geisel will reopen for regular hours on Saturday, September 10.

Look, A Book! Exhibition Celebrates Book Arts

Mark Twain

Mark Twain, The Jumping Frog, 2014 Easthampton, MA: Cheloniidae Press, 1985.

The UC San Diego Library will host an exhibition of fine press books, limited edition books, fine bindings, and one-of-a-kind artists’ books to be held at Geisel Library from September 6 through October 16, 2016. Members of the public are invited to the opening reception for Look, A Book!, which is sponsored by the California Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers on Saturday, September 10, from 3 to 5 p.m. The exhibition—which includes the works of 24 members of the Guild of Book Workers—will present a broad range of book structures, letterpress printing, fine and design binding, and unique artists’ books in a wide variety of media, including photography, walnut ink, handmade sunflower paper, paste papers, and stone veneer. The topics of the artists’ books are equally diverse, and include such titles as News Delivery Systems: A Condensed History, Where Stucco meets Chaparral, On Rooks, Curried Book, The Lone Ranger, and The Jumping Frog by Mark Twain. The exhibition, which includes nearly 50 works, showcases traditional book arts as well as more innovative 21st century interpretations of books. A fully illustrated catalogue is available.

“I’m delighted that we are able to host this year’s California Chapter Guild of Book Workers exhibition in Geisel Library,” said Brian E. C. Schottlaender, The Audrey Geisel University Librarian at UC San Diego. “Collaborations like this—which showcase and celebrate the book arts—are especially meaningful to us. The UC San Diego Library’s Special Collections and Archives has a long history of supporting and presenting a wide range of materials crafted by book artists, and has an outstanding collection of artists’ books and limited edition fine press books. The Look, A Book! exhibition reflects our continuing interest in partnering with groups like the Guild to engage the campus and local communities and to support book artists and their distinctive works of art.” Read more…

15th Annual Paper Theatre Festival: The Smallest Show on Earth!


Celebrate the history, wonder and awe of Paper Theatre, a popular Victorian era theatrical souvenir and educational toy, with the UC San Diego Library.

Saturday, August 20 – Sunday, August 21, 2016

Browse from noon – 4:00pm with
impromptu activities & performances

Monday, August 22, 2016

Browse from 10:00am – 1:00pm with
a short, live performance at 12:30pm

Geisel Library, Seuss Room

The 15th Annual Paper Theatre Festival is a family-friendly event with lots of hands-on activities for all ages! Design and color your own paper opticals; turn yourself into a paper doll actor; take part in lively performances featuring live-music, recitations, and manipulations of toy theatres and paper dolls; and browse replicas and re-issues of tiny Victorian Era theatres and modern takes on the toy. View images from the 2015 Paper Theatre Festival.

Best of all, weekend visitors will help produce a new paper theatre play for the collection. For more information, contact Scott Paulson at (858) 822-5758 or spaulson@ucsd.edu. Read more…

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