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Instructor support in the Academic Innovation Studio

AIS, Dwinelle 117

The new Academic Innovation Studio will host an open house for faculty, graduate student instructors, graduate student researchers and academic support staff to learn about the resources available to instructors, have questions answered, and receive on-site support consultations.

The Library is also excited to offer instructor drop-in support hours in the AIS throughout August.

  • Library office hours for instructors
  • 10-noon, Mon-Fri during August
  • AIS, Dwinelle 117

Please stop in for help arranging library instruction; adding course readings, media and library guides to your bCourses sites; navigating scholarly publishing and open access issues; and much more!

Gisele Tanasse from the Media Resources Center will also be available in the AIS to help instructors with film and media support for the classroom and bCourses, from 10-1, August 8-12.

Hope to see you there!

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Jul 29, 2016 | Categories: Featured News | chennesy

Summer 2016, Fiat Lux newsletter

Fiat Lux newsletter

The Summer 2016 issue of Fiat Lux, the Library's newsletter, features stories about the 2016 student research awards; an innovative exhibit curated by graduate students that drew from half a dozen campus repositories; and the retirement of development director Dave Duer.

Jul 29, 2016 | Categories: Featured News | admin

Summer Reading List: Blindsight

Blindsight by Peter Watts

The UC Berkeley Summer Reading List is an annual compilation of recommended (though not required) readings suggested by Cal faculty, staff, and students as a welcome to incoming freshmen and transfer students.

Blindsight

Peter Watts, a former marine-mammal biology researcher, writes an engaging story of first contact between humans and an alien intelligence. (Available for free at www.rifters.com/real/Blindsight.htm)

ZED LOPEZ Library Systems Office


Post contributed by:
Michael Larkin Lecturer, College Writing Programs
Tim Dilworth First Year Coordinator, Library

Jul 25, 2016 | Categories: Featured News | admin

Summer Reading List: Essential Keats: Selected by Philip Levine

Summer Reading - Essential Keats

The UC Berkeley Summer Reading List is an annual compilation of recommended (though not required) readings suggested by Cal faculty, staff, and students as a welcome to incoming freshmen and transfer students.

Essential Keats: Selected by Philip Levine

John Keats was what you would call a punk--constantly getting into fights with other kids--until a schoolmaster lent him a copy of Edmund Spenser's The Fairie Queen. After being exposed to this work John Keats had to be forcibly evicted from the school's library.

Philip Levine writes a good introduction to this edition where he gives a brief account of Keats's short life. It will be reassuring to young poets to learn that John Keats's work wasn't universally accepted when he wrote it. He received harsh criticism, sometimes outright rejection, from some of his contemporaries whose names have since been forgotten except by scholars specializing in 19th century English literature.

This selection contains many jewels, one of which is "On First Looking Into Chapman's Homer." Overall, the poetry of John Keats is relevant for any young person whose youth allows them to experience the world with a freshness that has yet to be weathered and eroded by age. His best work is incredibly sensual; resonating deeply for a sensitive reader. Keats was gifted and his magnificent odes, written when he knew he would die within a year, are heartbreakingly beautiful, enduring wonders.

MIKE PALMER Curriculum Planner, College Writing Programs


Post contributed by:
Michael Larkin Lecturer, College Writing Programs
Tim Dilworth First Year Coordinator, Library

Jul 22, 2016 | Categories: Featured News | admin

The Library Welcomes Tiffany Grandstaff

Tiffany Grandstaff

Tiffany Grandstaff has been appointed the Library's Director of Communications.

Tiffany joins us from the Bay Area News Group, where she oversaw visual communication strategy for over twenty-five publications, including the San Jose Mercury News, the Contra Costa Times, and the Oakland Tribune. Previous to managing the design, video/photo, graphics, and copy-editing departments in her role as Managing Editor for Presentation at the Bay Area News Group, Tiffany spent three years as their Design Director, and before that, she was Design Director for the San Jose Mercury News. From 2001 to 2006 she worked as a designer for newspapers including the Charlotte Observer (N.C.), the News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She has a BA in Journalism & Mass Communication from UNC, Chapel Hill, with a concentration in visual communication. You can view her portfolio at tiffanygrandstaff.com/.

In her new role, Tiffany will be leading a team of communicators, providing services to all units of the Library.

Please join us in welcoming her to campus!


Jeff MacKie-Mason
University Librarian

Jul 21, 2016 | Categories: Featured News | admin

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