All interested parties are invited to read the proposed plan for the Thomas J. Long Business Library at UC Berkeley and to submit comments and recommendations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The comment period is from November 26, 2013 to January 13, 2014. Comments will be reviewed by the Haas Dean, the University Library, and the Academic Senate Library Committee. The ongoing planning in 2014 will be widely shared on campus and with members of the public who use this important campus library.
Last year the Library began digitizing full books for students with print disabilities. Now the Library's Baker Service accepts requests for journal articles and book chapters which will be retrieved, scanned, processed and delivered by email free of charge to patrons preapproved by the Disabled Students Program. Students eligible for this service can learn how to submit Baker Requests via the OskiCat and Melvyl library catalogs.
The 2013 Library Prize for Undergraduate Research competition honors the excellent scholarship that Berkeley students -- supported by the Library's collections and staff -- are pursuing across many disciplines, This year's winning projects and honorable mentions can be viewed online.
This year the Library Prize was named for Charlene Conrad Liebau '60, honoring her generous endowment to support the program. Read more about Liebau in the spring "Fiat Lux" newsletter (p. 8).
If you end up with a Library fine, there is now an easier way to pay--online. Or, if you prefer, you can still pay in person at the Doe Privileges Desk.
Thanks to the California Digital Library, environmental history collections held by nine California institutions are now available online. These 41 collections, on topics such as irrigation, mining, forestry, agriculture, industry, land use, activism and research, can be explored through the finding aids at the Online Archive of California.