Come and learn more about how a wide variety of library and campus units can support your success at UC San Diego, while enjoying free snacks, games, and activities.
Mark your calendar to attend the Library’s third annual Geisel After Dark Student Success & Safety Information Fair on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 from 8:00 – 10:00pm in Geisel Library’s Seuss Room. Special highlights include a self-defense demonstration by the UC San Diego Police Department and the chance to win one of several $20 TritonCash gift cards.
Do 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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.