Introducing: AIDS Memorial Courtyard, Doe Library

Do you need new place to study? Do you enjoy the quiet serenity of the outdoors? The AIDS Memorial Courtyard, located on the first floor of Doe Library between the Library Data Lab and Interlibrary Services, is an ideal spot for silent reading and study. This unassuming alcove provides space to sit with an unobstructed view of the sky. Potted plants and trees surround several wooden benches for a touch of nature. The courtyard was built in memory of those within the UC Berkeley community lost to AIDS.

You can find the Courtyard on the Doe Library floorplan for the first floor (PDF).

Jan 29, 2015 | Categories: Featured News | Iris Wu

Lunch Poems with Joshua Weiner

The monthly Lunch Poems series kicks off the Spring semester series on February 5, 2015 with readings from poet Joshua Weiner. Weiner is the author of three books of poetry including his most recent, The Figure of a Man Being Swallowed by a Fish (2013). He is also the editor of At the Barriers: On the Poetry of Thom Gunn, and the poetry editor at Tikkun magazine. He is the recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award, the Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a 2014 fellowship from the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, among others. A professor of English at the University of Maryland, he lives with his family in Washington DC.

Photo of author Joshua Weiner

Jan 29, 2015 | Categories: Featured News | Iris Wu

The Graphic Arts Loan Collection: Art for Your Apartment!

Art for your apartment!

Do you have an empty space on the wall that needs to be filled? Would you like to decorate your home with prints by artists such as Robert Bechtle, Marc Chagall, and Sister Corita Kent without spending a dime? The Graphic Arts Loan Collection (GALC) at the Morrison Library is a collection of framed, original lithographs, etchings, and woodblock prints that you can bring home and hang on your wall! It's been a service for UCB students, faculty and staff since 1958.

Learn more about the GALC and browse selections from the collection at 5:30 on February 4 in the Morrison.

What: Art for Your Apartment
Day: Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Time: 5:30-6:30 pm
Where: Morrison Library

Jan 27, 2015 | Categories: Featured News | Iris Wu

Movies @ Moffitt: Young Lakota

The first Movies @ Moffitt event of the Spring semester will feature the documentary Young Lakota on Thursday, February 5. The film follows the lives of several young women in Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota who dream of creating a better future for their tribe. As always, Movies @ Moffitt is an admission-free event for UCB students (remember to bring your student ID).

Location: 150 D Moffitt
When: Thu, Feb 5
Doors open: 6:30pm
Show begins: 7pm

Promotional photo of Young Lakota

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Jan 22, 2015 | Categories: Featured News | chennesy

Text Message Library Notices

The Library has a new service for patrons to receive library notices via text message (SMS) as an alternative to email notices. If you choose to participate, you will receive text messages when items are ready to pick-up at the Library and when they're overdue.

To receive text message notices from the Library:

  • Sign in to My OskiCat.
  • Select the button to Update Your Account.
  • Enter your phone number and check the box to opt-in under Mobile Settings.
  • After hitting the Submit button you will receive a text message confirmation.
  • Reply YES to the text message to confirm your subscription.

Please note that message and data rates may apply depending on your mobile service provider plan.

Jan 22, 2015 | Categories: Featured News | Iris Wu

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