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Try your hand at basic bookbinding, Feb 23

Ribbons with

Learn three basic bookbinding techniques:

  • Single signature
  • Japanese stab binding
  • Accordion fold

No prior experience necessary.

Lauri Twitchell, book artist and manager of Blake Garden, and artist Peter Suchecki will lead this hands-on workshop.

No need to register. We will provide materials and tools.

Date: February 23, 2016

Time: 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Place: 305 Wurster Hall (Library Training Room)

Feb 19, 2016 | Categories: Featured News | agorden

University Librarian discusses future of the modern library with founder of Internet Archive, Mar 3

Spiraling book shelves seen from above

The role and future of the modern library will be the focus of an upcoming conversation with the new University Librarian, Jeffrey MacKie-Mason, and Brewster Kahle, founder of the Internet Archive.

  • Who is responsible for protecting our cultural memory?
  • Who should pay to maintain these records?
  • How can we ensure that the artifacts we've preserved do not vanish into obscurity?

For details, see the event page.

When: March 3, Thursday

Time: 4:30pm to 5:30 pm

Where: Morrison Library (Doe Library, 101)

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Feb 19, 2016 | Categories: Featured News | agorden

Library Research Prize Winner: Andrew Woo (2014/2015)

Andrew Woo

Each academic year, the Library honors the very best undergraduate papers from courses across campus with the Charlene Conrad Liebau Library Prize for Undergraduate Research This is the fifth in a series of posts that highlight the fantastic work of each of  the 2015 prize winners.

Andrew Woo's Political Science thesis, Caught in the Crossfire: Explanations of Insurgency Use of Indiscriminate Violence, combined quantitative and qualitative methods of analysis to explore the conditions in which insurgencies are more likely to employ indiscriminate forms of violence against civilians. As the Summer 2015 issue of Fiat Lux noted, Woo "conducted extensive research in the Main Stacks and in Bancroft, researching the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front in El Salvador and the Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda. To gather data for his regression analyses, he relied on the Uppsala Conflict Data Program and the Non-State Actor dataset."

For more information about past winners, and for details on how to submit your own research project for the 2015-2016 prize, check out the Library Prize website.

Tags: awards
Feb 19, 2016 | Categories: Featured News | chennesy

Bancroft Library Open House, Feb 26

Cartoon images climbing on a large peach

The Friends of the Bancroft Library invite you to join us for the Open House at the Bancroft Library.  You'll have a chance to explore The Bancroft Library Collections and see magnificent displays of dynamic compendia.

The open house will also feature museum exhibits, staff talks, and demonstrations.

When: Friday, February 26, 2016

Time: 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Where: The Bancroft Library

For more information, call 510-642-3782 or send us an email.

 


Post contributed by Alison Wannamaker, Publications and Production Specialist

Feb 18, 2016 | Categories: Featured News | agorden

1916 News Flashback outside Moffitt Library

Newspaper front pages on display outside Moffitt Library

Have you noticed some decidedly old news posted on Moffitt's Newspaper Display Wall alongside current events from around the world?

We're posting the front page of a different 1916 newspaper each week so you can see what was making headlines a century ago.

We primarily post newspapers from California or other Western states, though not exclusively. Each historical paper is up Thursday through Sunday, while the other front pages in front of Moffitt change daily.

We hope you enjoy this peek into the past!

For more old news, see our online news databases and check out blog posts on historical newspapers from History Librarian, Jennifer Dorner.

Feb 17, 2016 | Categories: Featured News | chennesy

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