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Advanced Oral History Summer Institute

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The Regional Oral History Office (ROHO) at the Bancroft Library is now accepting applications for a week long advanced institute on the methods, theory, and practice of oral history this August.

The Institute is designed for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, university faculty, independent scholars, and museum and community-based historians.

Each day-long session will focus on interviewing techniques and foundational aspects of oral history projects. Participants will also have the opportunity to workshop current projects.

Amy Evans, the former Oral History Lead of the Southern Foodways Alliance, will be the keynote speaker. Institute faculty will include historians and directors from ROHO.

Space is limited to 40 participants so we urge you to apply as soon as possible.

Date: August 10-15, 2015

Location: UC Berkeley Campus - Sutardja Dai Hall

Cost: $950

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

ILL User Satisfaction Survey

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UC Berkeley's Interlibrary (ILL) Services department is inviting feedback from Berkeley patrons regarding their experiences using ILL services.

From April 20 until May 1, 2015 the ILL User Satisfaction Survey will offer a quick and easy way for patrons to evaluate ILL policies and processes.

Apr 22, 2015 | Categories: Featured News | agorden

Academic Opportunity Fund

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Do you have a research opportunity that requires travel? The ASUC Academic Opportunity Fund awards grants for academic travel that enhance student access to valuable educational experiences beyond the classroom. Unlike other ASUC funding restricted to on-campus activities, the Academic Opportunity Fund subsidizes off-campus academic pursuits such as professional meetings, research conferences, academic competitions, and independent research.

Undergraduates have the highest priority for this fund, though all students are encouraged to apply. Individuals who have not received funding in the past will be given greater consideration, so this is a great opportunity for those who want to try something new.

The application is online. The deadline for the spring submission is April 24, 2015.

Apr 15, 2015 | Categories: Featured News | Iris Wu

Zotero Workshop

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Zotero is a free and powerful, open-source reference management tool that manages bibliographic data and research material. David Eifler, Head Librarian at the Environmental Design Library, will host a D-Lab workshop on Zotero on April 23rd.

Eifler will answer questions and demonstrate key Zotero features:

  • importing and creating new references

  • managing references

  • inserting citations into a manuscript

  • formatting bibliographies in hundreds of styles.

Please register online.

Date: Thu, April 23, 2015 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: D-Lab: Convening Room (356 Barrows Hall)

Apr 15, 2015 | Categories: Featured News | Iris Wu

Cal Day 2015

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Hey Golden Bears! The Library would like to give you a heads up about various library events happening on Cal Day this Saturday, April 18th.

If you're an avid reader or literary enthusiast, be sure to check out the Doe Library's $1 Book Sale. There will also be multiple exhibits and tours to attend.

With so many festivities happening at once, here's a list of the main events for your convenience:

University Library $1 Book Sale

9:00 am to 3:00 pm | 303 Doe Library

Tour Doe & Moffitt Libraries, and Gardner Stacks

9:00 am to 5:00 pm | Doe Library, north entrance, or Moffitt Library, south entrance

Exhibit: "Revealing the Treasures of Buddhist Studies at Berkeley"

9:00 am to 5:00 pm | Bernice Layne Brown Gallery, Doe Library

Environmental Design Library Exhibition: "Designing People"

Exhibit: Design Book Art 2

9:00 am to 5:00 pm | Environmental Design Library, 210 Wurster Hall

Visit Morrison Library

10:00 am to 3:00 pm | Morrison Library, Doe Library

Exhibit: "The Art of Writing: Calligraphy in Books and Graphics in the C. V. Starr East Asian Library"

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | C. V. Starr East Asian Library

Maps & More - California Transit Maps

10:00 am - 3:00 pm | Earth Sciences & Map Library, 50 McCone Hall

Exploring an Untold California Water Story: A Community Partnership at UC Berkeley

11:00 am to 1:00 pm | Morrison Library, Doe Library

Interlibrary Services Department

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm | 133 Doe Library

Hargrove Music Library Tour

1:00 pm -1:45 pm | Hargrove Music Library, east entrance

C. V. Starr East Asian Library and Chang-Lin Tien Center for East Asian Studies Tour

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm | C. V. Starr East Asian Library

Hargrove Music Library Tour

2:00 pm -2:45 pm | Hargrove Music Library, east entrance

Take a look at the complete list for more events.

Apr 14, 2015 | Categories: Featured News | agorden

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