Donald Antrim and Gary Shteyngart
Wednesday, November 15
Morrison Library, Doe Library
New Yorker contributing fiction writers Donald Antrim and Gary Shteyngart will read from their work, then talk with the magazine's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. Book signings to follow.
Antrim is the author most recently of The Afterlife: A Memoir (2006). Shteyngart caused an instant sensation with his 2003 debut novel, The Russian Debutante's Handbook, and received kudos for his sophomore followup, Absurdistan.
On November 21 and 22, Internet access in Moffitt Library will be unavailable while work is done to upgrade the network and provide faster Internet access throughout the building.
On both days, we anticipate work will be done from 6 am - noon. Circulation services will be closed during this time, and users may need to check out Moffitt Library books through the Doe Circulation desk. The Information Gateway reference desk will be closed all day on both dates.
Signs will be posted at service points in the building to update library users about the status of Internet access at public workstations and through the AirBears wireless access.
UCB students, faculty, and staff now have access to three new sources of digital music through the Libraries.
» African American Song: Approximately 50,000 digital music tracks by African Americans.
» Classical Music Library: Classical music recordings, with digital audio selections cross-referenced to a database of supplementary reference information.
» Smithsonial Global Sound for Libraries: Approximately 35,000 tracks of world music and sound recordings from the archives of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, with audio selections cross-referenced to a database of supplementary reference information.
Instructions for connecting from off campus, using the Libraries' proxy server.
The second annual Faculty Spotlight exhibit was installed in Moffitt Library this week, and will remain on display through spring 2007.
The exhibit aims to stimulate undergraduates' interest in new and exciting research, motivate students to broaden their horizons by taking a course outside their major, and encourage reading for sheer intellectual satisfaction.
Faculty selected for this year's spotlight are Leigh Raiford from the African American Studies Department, Nathan Sayre from Geography, and Richard Allen from Earth & Planetary Sciences. Each shared a few words about what drew them to their field, and offered thoughtful comments about their research, teaching, and reading interests.
To view the exhibit, drop by the Moffitt Library exhibit area on the 3rd floor, across from the Circulation Desk.
Most UCB Libraries will be closed tomorrow, November 10, in observance of the Veterans' Day holiday. Many will reopen Saturday, November 11.