During July 2016, scheduled Library tours will be given at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. These dates and the tour guidelines are posted on the UC San Diego Library Tour web page.
Tour dates for UC San Diego Summer Session 2 and the subsequent intersession, August 1 to September 17, are still under consideration.
Tours for current and incoming UC San Diego students, their families, as well as other UC San Diego affiliates may request a tour by completing the form on the tour web page. This form may also be used by UC San Diego departments or programs requesting tours for summer residential students or visiting groups.
Walk-in tours are scheduled for each Thursday at 1:00 p.m. during the month of July, 2016. Just look for the tour guide in front of Geisel Classroom 2 which is just to the left of the Information Desk on the main floor.
Visitors of the UC San Diego Library are requested 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 4–8 are designated for quiet study.
The Library is conducting a trial of this Lightning Power Station. The six foot tall tower has two shelves to hold devices and offers 24 power outlets, 16 USB ports, and a variety of charging cables. It has been installed in Geisel 1 West, near the Group Viewing Rooms. User comments will be collected about the tower to guide future purchase decisions.
Come to the De-Stress Fest on May 12 from 2 pm-5pm in the Geisel East Commons. This is the second spring quarter event in our Take-A-Break Series for UCSD students. We will have a free photo booth for the students to use, free snacks, and a free de-stressing craft activity. Participants will have the opportunity to learn how sleep impacts academic performance from the Student Health Advocates.
Research help will be available (searching for that forgotten citation can be a source of stress) as well as information on how the career center can help with career readiness, job search strategies or resume reviews. Remember: Study*Relax*Sleep*Repeat
The Zone’s Relaxation & Rescue Squad will again provide chair massages in Geisel Library each Monday evening in Winter term, except on February 1. The massages will be offered in the Academic Partnership Cubicle in the East Commons, in addition to alternating between the West Commons, the Media Desk area, and the Brody Space, as noted below.
May 9: Media Desk area (1st Fl. West) & East Commons (2nd Fl.)
May 16: West & East Commons (both on 2nd Fl.)
May 23: Brody Space (1st Fl. Southwest) & East Commons (2nd Fl.)
June 6: Media Desk area (1st Fl. West) & East Commons (2nd Fl.)
Join us in the Seuss Room at out Block Party to de-stress, a have a cup of coffee provided by Housing and Dining and enjoy tasty “Block Party” themed snacks, courtesy of the Library. Enter the raffle to win exciting prizes such as a multi-device chargers, Triton Gift Cards and your own set of building blocks. De-stress further by using our sustainable Keva Building Planks and letting your imagination flow or follow the examples we’ll have on hand to receive a prize. You may also collaborate with your friends and build a group project. The Library’s Environmental Sustainability Group will be on site with earth wise tips and information on hydration stations in the library.
UC San Diego authors in the market for a publisher should consider Luminos, the Open Access (OA) publishing program for scholarly monographs from UC Press. Luminos titles go through the same rigorous selection and peer review processes as all other UC press books and are published in both digital and traditional formats. The digital editions of all Luminos-published titles are available free of charge to anyone in the world, which makes them widely accessible to readers regardless of their home institution’s library budget and ideal for assigned course readings in the age of prohibitively high textbook prices. The traditional print copies are available for purchase, review copies, and other publicity such as conference booths. Both versions will be identical in content and layout, but digital editions can also include live links and interactive multimedia such as audio, video, or maps.
In the OA model, publishing costs are shifted from the final product’s readers to the content creators, in this case: the author and UC Press. Authors are not paid royalties, as any revenue from print sales helps offset the costs of the OA digital editions. UC Press calculates the cost of OA monograph publishing at approximately $15,000; the author’s contribution for University of California faculty, books based on UC dissertations, and books in series where the editor is UC faculty is $5,000.
To support this venture, UC San Diego Library will cover the (full) author fee of $5000 for UC San Diego authors’ accepted books. For more information, contact Annelise Sklar (firstname.lastname@example.org), the Social Sciences Collection Coordinator.
Teaching Assistants and Teaching Apprentices may schedule office hours or drop in review sessions in the Library in our specially designed spaces. Quarterly reservations are available for the consultation cubicle in the East Commons as well room 201 in the Biomedical Library Building. Students, if you would like your TA to meet you in the Library, let them know about this service.
Visit our webpage for details or Learning Spaces Program’s Outreach Specialist Dorthea Stewart, at email@example.com or 858.534.8378 for reservations.
The Geisel TA/Instructor Consultations Area currently offers a round table & 3 chairs in a semi-private area. Mobile whiteboards are available in the surrounding area that can be used, as needed. While no computer is available, wireless and powered outlets are available.
The BLB Consultations Area is in Room 201, beyond the book stacks on the 2nd floor. It offers a large table with chairs and a wall-mounted whiteboard in a small room. While no computer is available, wireless and powered outlets are available.
We welcome any suggestions about additional equipment that might be useful in the spaces.
The second annual Geisel After Dark Student Success & Safety Information Fair will be held on November 4, 2015. At the event, we invite student support units and library programs to share their information with student library users. Our goal is to encourage use of Library and campus resources. In addition we wish to increase student awareness of personal safety while using the Library after dark.
This event is a valuable opportunity for the library and the participating campus support units to continue raising the awareness about the available student support services.
The UC San Diego Library has opened its new Digital Media Lab (DML), which provides the space and technology tools students, faculty, and other Library users need for creating and editing media projects. Along with free 3D printing, the DML — located in the Geisel East Learning Commons (on the main floor) — provides video editing software, including Final Cut Pro, iMovie, and Camtasia; image manipulation programs such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects; and sound editing tools like Adobe Soundbooth and Garageband. The Lab also offers media-rich website creation programs such as Dreamweaver, Flash, and Filezilla, as well as basic productivity software, including MS Office, web browsers, and Adobe Acrobat Pro. Since its Open House on October 5 and 6, more that 500 students, faculty and staff have visited the space.
The new, technology-equipped lab comes on the heels of a survey conducted last year to gauge the multi-media needs of UC San Diego faculty and students, which confirmed that there is high demand for such a facility.The survey found that while more than 50% of student respondents (about 650) had been given multimedia assignments in their time at the University, half of those students felt they lacked sufficient space, equipment, and/or software to complete the assignments.