Help us Shop for New Furniture

Furniture demo 3During the month of October you’ll find an assortment of contemporary furniture on the main floor of the Geisel Library that we’d like you to test out and give us your feedback on.

Visit the Furniture Demo Lounge in the Geisel Two East Learning Commons (G2E), find a comfy seat, and use the feedback forms in the Lounge to let us know which pieces you’d like us to buy when you’re done studying. Help us shop for new furniture!             Furniture demo

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Laptop Docking in Geisel 2nd Floor East

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Hook your laptop up to a second monitor and standard keyboard/mouse. It’ll make your long browsing and typing sessions much easier.

Contact lsptech@ucsd.edu for questions/comments

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Special Event for New Graduate Students

The UC San Diego Library invites new graduate and professional students to attend an Open House on Thursday, October 16 Grad Students UCSDfrom 4-6 pm in the Geisel Library’s Seuss Room.

Mix and mingle with UCSD Subject Librarians, connect with graduate students, learn more about the myriad of Library resources available to support your studies, and enjoy refreshments.  Subject Librarians across disciplines will be available to answer questions, showcase resources from a wide range of disciplines, and highlight Library services particularly useful to graduate-level research.

Grad Student UCOPPlease sign up for this event at: http://tinyurl.com/ucsdgradopenhouse.

Note: This event is for new graduate and professional students only.

Contact Nancy Stimson, nstimson@ucsd.edu or (858) 534-6321,  with questions about the Open House.

Welcome! Get Started @ The Library

Students Instagram CollageOn behalf of everyone at the UC San Diego Library, welcome to campus for the Fall Quarter!

To help you get started, below is a list of our top ten things to know about the Library:

  1. The UC San Diego Library has two library buildings on campus – the Geisel Library and Biomedical Library Buildings. Each are located on opposite ends of Library Walk.
  2. Library Hours are online.
  3. The Geisel Library building is open 24/5 during the quarter and 24/7 during Finals Week.
  4. Course Reserves are course-related materials that your instructors have made available in the Library or online. Use the Course Reserves system to look them up.
  5. Find books in the library, computing labs, printers, etc. quickly using this handy webpage.
  6. Easily find research materials for your course assignments using our Course & Subject Guides.
  7. Reserve Study Rooms in Geisel and the Biomedical Library Buildings online.
  8. Have questions? Save time and Ask a Librarian. You can text message us, chat online 24/7 with a UC librarian, stop by in-person, phone or email us. We have subject librarian experts in every subject area that can help you with your course-work and research assignments.
  9. Use our mobile website, and see the availability of computers in every computing lab on campus.
  10. Stay Connected to the Library on your favorite social media!    Social Media Icons connect

Show us Your Triton Pride on Instagram!

Give us your Best Shot on Instagram during Welcome Week! 

Show us your Triton Pride in and around the Geisel Library or Biomedical Library Buildings, tag us @ucsdlibrary and use the hashtag #tritonpride.  All entries will be entered to win one of five UC San Diego Library Back-to-School Goodie Bags. It’s that easy!

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Popular Science Reading Collection

Just a reminder (or announcement if you’re new to UC San Diego) that our Popular Science Reading Collection is located in Geisel West 2nd floor, near the Research Advisory Desk. You’ll find 500+ titles covering everything from current/hot topics in science, to biographies and essay anthologies, to books about science and popular culture. Shelved together for easier browsing, the books can be checked out for 28 days.

We even have a guide for the collection, if you want to see a complete list of titles, check out what’s new or on order, or to make a purchase suggestion.

Recent additions:

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The Future of the Californian Model of Higher Education

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Latino Leadership: A Model for our Multicultural & Global Century

Latino Leadership: A Model for our Multicultural & Global Century

A webinar presentation and Q&A with Juana Bordas

9:00 – 10:30 am
Wednesday , September 24
Seuss Room, Geisel Library

Open to the public. Refreshments will be served!
Attendees will have the chance to win copies of Juana’s books!

Latino leadership is inclusive, people-centered, action-oriented and global in scope. It is a model for effective 21st century leadership. Cultural values such as hard work, generosity, service, and being resourceful are vital leadership traits. Together we will explore how Latino leadership principles make people more dynamic and effective leaders. How can Latino leadership principles benefit our companies, communities, and customers?

Juana Bordas is President of Mestiza Leadership International – a company that focuses on leadership, diversity, and organizational change. A former faculty member for the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) she taught in the Leadership Development Program – the most highly utilized executive program in the world.

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Read an excerpt from The Power of Latino Leadership Culture, Inclusion, and Contribution

Hosted by: LAUC-SD Diversity Committee

Categories: Events & Exhibits

Celebrate the Freedom to Read: Banned Books Week

BBWsample_pixelborder (2)Did you know that the American classic Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain was once banned in the United States? Twain’s book is one of the most-challenged of all time and is frequently challenged even today for being “racially insensitive,” “oppressive,” and “perpetuating racism.”

There are numerous examples of banned books throughout the decades, and the UC San Diego Library is celebrating the power and freedom to read by participating in the nationally recognized Banned Books Week this fall.  Events at UC San Diego draw awareness to censorship while highlighting the value of free and open access to information. Join us at the following events, learn more and share your opinions!

  • Live Read Out Event, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 11:30am-2pm  in front of Geisel Library near the Silent Tree.  Participants have the chance to read excerpts from banned books and record a video of their reading.  We’ll have banned books on-hand to browse, freebie give-aways, and you can listen to other readings and learn more about banned books.
  • Fahrenheit 451 Film Screening, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 5:30pm, Seuss Room, Geisel Library.  Ray Bradbury wrote fahrenheit 451 BBWthis futuristic and controversial book in 1953. The novel presents a future American society where books are outlawed and “firemen” burn any that are found. The title refers to the temperature that Bradbury understood to be the autoignition point of paper. That same year a middle school in Irvine, CA utilized an expurgated version of the text in which all the “hells” and “damns” were blacked out. Other complaints have said the book went against objectors religious beliefs. Join us for a film adaptation of this classic novel as we explore the controversy of this American novel.

Mid-September through the end of October exhibits will be on display in various locations of Geisel Library and Biomedical Library Buildings. Exhibits feature items from our collection and information about banned books, censorship and intellectual freedom. This year’s national Banned Books Week theme is graphic novels, and we’re featuring information on the Comics Code and banned comics, as well as banned books across the decades and twice-banned books.  Movies made from banned books, medical and science banned books, the early history of banned books, and banned and censored 19th and 20th century literary classics are also showcased in these displays.

BBW_1Join us in celebrating your freedom to read and add your voice to the dialogue. More information available at http://ucsd.libguides.com/bannedbooks

 

 

 

New! Device Charging Stations

We’re getting ready for a new academic year and have recently installed mobile device charging stations in the Geisel Library and Biomedical Library Buildings.  Conveniently recharge your phone and other devices while you take a study break or are getting work done in The Library!Phone Charge Stations

 

 

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