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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

E-mail: storyhour@berkeley.edu


Contributed by Gigi Gillard, Donor Stewardship & Events Coordinator

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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

Love Your Data Week Events

Love Your Data Week is a nationwide campaign designed to raise awareness about research data management, sharing, and preservation. Activities and events will be held from February 8th-12th to promote data management awareness.

Follow the conversation at #LYD16.

Two data management events will be held in the library during this week.

  • Love Your Data Pop Up in BIDS (Doe 190)
    Tuesday, February 9th from 1-3pm
    Stop by the Pop Up to learn how to create a data portfolio to showcase your skills, get free access to unlimited cloud storage, or play a round of Data Bingo - you might win a prize! Also available at the Pop Up: one-on-one data advisory services, help finding data for your next project, recommendations for analysis and tools, and much more!
  • Out of the Archives, Into Your Laptop Workshop (Doe 308A)
    Friday, February 12th from 2-3:30pm
    This workshop will focus on capturing visual and manuscript materials, but will be useful for any researcher collecting research materials from archives. Topics will include smart capture workflows, preserving and moving metadata, copyright, and platforms for managing and organizing your research data. The workshop will be co-presented by Mary Elings (Bancroft Library), Lynn Cunningham and Jason Hosford (Art History Visual Resources Center), and Jamie Wittenberg and Camille Villa (Research IT).

This campaign is a partnership between the Library, Research Data Management, Research IT, bConnected, Bancroft, Digital Humanities, ETS, and BIDS.


Post contributed by Jamie Wittenberg, Research Data Management Service Design Analyst

Feb 03, 2016 | Categories: Featured News | chennesy

Lunch Poems: Judy Halebsky

Judy Halebsky

Enjoy poetry during lunch on Thursday, February 4, 2016. Lunch Poems is a monthly series of mid-day readings.

This month features Judy Halebsky, the author of two collections of poetry, Tree Line and Sky=Empty which won the New Issues Prize. Her honors include fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Millay Colony and the Japanese Ministry of Culture. Originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, she now lives in Oakland and teaches at Dominican University of California.

When: 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm, February 4, 2016

Where: Morrison Library

Admission: Free and open to the public

Feb 02, 2016 | Categories: Featured News | agorden

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