The latest issue of Fiat Lux, the newsletter of the Library at the University of California, Berkeley, is now available. Read a guest column by acclaimed historian Adam Hochschild; enjoy photos from the Magnes Collection grand opening and from the annual Luncheon in the Library; and learn how the Library turned into a well-lighted place back at the turn of the (last) century, thanks to a little help from our friends.
The Librarians Association of the University of California at Berkeley (LAUC-B) is seeking nominations for the 2012 Distinguished Librarian Award. Guidelines
Award recipients will receive a cash award, a commemorative certificate and will be honored at a reception in November 2012. The deadline to submit an intention to nominate is June 1, 2012; the deadline for submission of packets will be September 15, 2012.
Please send nominations to Susan Koskinen or mail to 351 Le Conte Hall, campus mail code #6000.
Susan Koskinen, Chair
2012 Distinguished Librarian Committee
The Charles Franklin Doe Memorial Library was recently named one of the world's most beautiful college and university libraries. The editors at Flavorwire noted that "the college library, whether ornate or modern, digital or dusty, is in many ways the epicenter of the college experience. It is at once a shining emblem of vast, acquirable knowledge, a place for deep discussions and meetings of the mind, and of course, a big building full of books, which, as far as we're concerned, is exciting enough." Visit Flavorwire to browse the selection. And check out this slideshow for more scenic images of Doe as well as other campus libraries.
The list of the Library's online exhibits has recently been updated. With topics ranging from campus history to environmental design , Mark Twain, bioscience, physics, anthropology, and Asian and South Asian studies, this directory is a tribute to the vast diversity of the Library's collections and to the creative energy of the many curators over the years.
"I am going to reach enlightenment or fall asleep trying." That's just one of the funny, personal messages written by hand on the Doe Library Wall, in celebration of Doe's 100th birthday. The wall is periodically available to Library visitors this year so they can express their appreciation, epiphanies, and affection. Read more of these first-person missives, as well as testimonials from alumni, online. And share your own Library love. The Centennial of Doe Library is being celebrated throughout the 2011-12 academic year.