Newly available drawings, photos, and models on display: Environmental Design Library

The It's All New exhibit features architectural models, drawings and photographs in the Environmental Design Library.  The exhibit showcases recent acquisitions and newly accessible materials from older collections.

You'll find the exhibit in the display cases in the Volkmann Reading Room in the Environmental Design Library, 210 Wurster Hall.

The new materials will be on display until February 19th.

Feb 10, 2016 | Categories: Featured News | agorden

Books from Education Psychology Library Moving

Empty library shelves

If you've been in the Education Psychology Library lately, you may be wondering what happened to all the books. Is all the information online? Have we moved beyond the world of books?

Not quite yet! The books aren't gone. They're just moving to the Main Stacks and the Social Research Library. You can request any book via OskiCat and choose the most convenient library for pick up.

Tolman Hall (home of the Education Psychology Library) will be decommissioned in 2016. The replacement building, dubbed Berkeley Way West, won't have a library, but will house the schools of Education and Public Health and the department of Psychology.

Comments, concerns, questions? Contact Susan Edwards, Head Librarian, Social Sciences Division

Feb 09, 2016 | Categories: Featured News | agorden

Story Hour: Anthony Marra, Feb 11

Anthony Marra

Story Hour will feature author, Anthony Marra, on Thursday, February 11th at 5:00pm.

Story Hour in the Library is a monthly prose reading series held in UC Berkeley's Morrison Library.

Anthony Marra has won a Whiting Award, Pushcart Prize, and the Narrative Prize.

His first novel, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, won the National Book Critics Circle's inaugural John Leonard Prize and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in fiction, as well as the inaugural Carla Furstenberg Cohen Fiction Award. Marra's novel was a National Book Award longlist selection as well as a shortlist selection for the Flaherty-Dunnan first novel prize. In addition, his work has been anthologized in The Best American Non-Required Reading 2012.

He received an MFA from the Iowa Writers Workshop and was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, where he currently teaches as the Jones Lecturer in Fiction. He has lived and studied in Eastern Europe, and now resides in Oakland, CA.

When: Thursday, February 11, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Where: Morrison Library

Admission: Free and open to the public


Contributed by Gigi Gillard, Donor Stewardship & Events Coordinator

UC Berkeley | The University Library

Feb 05, 2016 | Categories: Featured News | agorden

Improve your search for biomedical and health resources, Feb 11

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The Public Health Library is offering a hands-on practical workshop to help improve your searches for biomedical and health resources.

To attend, go to the Bioscience Library Training Room in the Valley Life Sciences Building on Thursday, February 11, at 10 am. The workshop will be an hour long and you are welcome to practice for another 30 minutes afterwards.

No need to register in advance. Students, faculty, staff, and researchers are all welcome.

For more details, see the recent blog post describing the workshop.

Feb 04, 2016 | Categories: Featured News | agorden

Access one of the richest US government collections in the world #lovemyFDL

Have you ever used US Census statistics to support your research? What about quotes from a presidential speech, a Supreme Court opinion or congressional hearing?

Maybe a USGS map, government dataset or report has bolstered the argument of your research paper, book, or article.

Data from the US government can be incredibly helpful.  If you agree, show us some love on social media this month.

Use #lovemyFDL to tweet about your experience, and mention the library, @ucberkeleylib

As a Federal Depository Library (FDL), the Library has received materials from the Government Publishing Office for the past 130 years. Now, the Library has one of the richest US government information collections in the world.

Stop by a reference desk or send us an email if you need help finding information from the US government.

Post contributed by Jesse Silva, Government Documents Librarian

Feb 04, 2016 | Categories: Featured News | agorden

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