May 4: Ethnic Studies Library closed 11am-1pm

The Ethnic Studies Library will be closed from 11am - 1pm on Wednesday, May4, 2016.

- Lillian Castillo-Speed, Head Librarian

Apr 29, 2016 | Categories: Library News | admin

Advanced Oral History Summer Institute: August 15-19, 2016

Aerial view of UC Berkeley campus

Apply now for a weeklong, advanced institute on the methodology, theory, and practice of oral history to be held August 15 through 19th at UC Berkeley's newly-opened MLK Jr Student Center.

The institute is designed for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, university faculty, independent scholars, and museum and community-based historians who are engaged in oral history work.

The  goal is to strengthen the ability of participants to conduct research-focused interviews and to consider special characteristics of interviews as historical evidence in a rigorous academic environment and is organized around the "life cycle" of the interview.

We will devote particular attention to how oral history interviews can broaden and deepen historical interpretation situated within contemporary discussions of history, subjectivity, memory, and memoir.

For details, see the Oral History Center website.

Shanna Farrell, Academic Specialist/Interviewer, The Bancroft Library, Oral History Center

Apr 29, 2016 | Categories: Library News | agorden

24 Hour Study Hall and extended Library hours: May 2-13

24 hour study hall and extended library hours May 2-13, 2016

Monday, May 2 - Friday, May 13, 2016
24 Hour Study Hall in Moffitt Library and the Main (Gardner) Stacks, and extended hours for Doe Library

The Moffitt Microcomputer Lab and the Free Speech Movement Cafe will also be open round the clock for that period.

Doe Library hours will be extended as well:

  • Monday, May 2 through Friday, May 6: 8am - midnight
  • Saturday and Sunday, May 7-8: 9am - 9pm
  • Monday, May 9 through Thursday, May 12: 8am - midnight
  • Friday, May 13: 8am - 9pm

The Library committed special funding this academic year to make these longer Doe Library hours possible to ensure more study spaces are available while the Moffitt Library upper floors are closed for renovation.

Hours for all the libraries are posted at:

Remember to take advantage of Night Safety services to get home safe and sound when you're out studying late in Moffitt or the Main Stacks.

Apr 28, 2016 | Categories: Featured News | admin

Movies @ Moffitt, May 4: Hafu

Movies at Moffitt: Hafu

The Movies @ Moffitt series features films selected by students for students, on the first Wednesday of each month.

Title: Hafu

Directors: Megumi Nishikura & Lara Pérez Takagi

Synopsis: Hafu follows the lives of five "hafus" - the Japanese term for people who are half-Japanese - as they explore what it means to be multiracial and multicultural in a nation that once proudly proclaimed itself as the mono-ethnic nation.

Date: Wednesday, May 4

Time: Doors open at 6:30pm, and the film starts at 7:00pm.

Place: 150D Moffitt Library

A UCB student ID is required for entry, and the event is free. Light refreshments served.

Post contributed by Tim Dilworth, First Year Coordinator, The Library

Apr 27, 2016 | Categories: Featured News | admin

Story Hour celebrates student writers, May 5

Story Hour in the Morrison Library floor 1, Doe Library

Story Hour in the Library celebrates the writers in our campus community with an annual student reading, this year on May 5th. The event will feature short excerpts of work by winners of the year's biggest prose prizes, Story Hour in the Library interns, and faculty nominees.

Evan Bauer
Rachel King
Peiting C. Li
Emma Rosenbaum
Claire Marie Stancek
Jesslyn Whittell
Anthony Williams

Date: May 5
Time: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Place: Morrison Library

Free and open to the public

Story Hour in the Library is a monthly prose reading series held in UC Berkeley's Morrison Library. In May the program celebrates the writers in our campus community with an annual student reading.

Post contributed by Gigi Gillard, Donor Stewardship & Events Coordinator

Apr 26, 2016 | Categories: Featured News | admin

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