Archive for the ‘Announcements’ Category

Arts Library Blog Announcement

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Please note that the UCLA Arts Library Architecture and Design Blog is no longer being maintained. Architecture and design information is now included in the UCLA Arts Library Blog where we are posting information related to all the subjects collected by the Arts Library (architecture, art, costume, design, fashion, film, media arts, photography, television, theater, urban design, and related subjects.

What’s going on in the Arts Library stacks?

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

We’re trying to get rid of the “overflow” section!

The regular sized “overflow” shelves have been moved from the first floor of the stacks up to the third floor (the entrance level), next to the Circulation Desk. The oversized “overflow” section has been eliminated and remaining oversized books from overflow are now on book trucks. We are shifting the oversize stacks and integrating the overflow books during the process.

The “Courtesy Hold” shelves have been relocated behind the Circulation Desk.

We continue to store lower use titles and back runs of periodicals and hope to eventually eliminate the “overflow” section all together.

Please bear with us during the transition!

HyperCities Egypt Featured on NBC LA

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

An NBC news crew visited UCLA to do a story about HyperCities Egypt and the story was featured on NBC LA. The story contains a video interview with Yoh Kawano explaining the project.

Book Collection Competition

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

The UCLA Library Announces the Sixty-third Annual Robert B. and Blanche Campbell Book Collection Competition, with over $5000 in prizes available. See for more information and a link to the application form.

Application deadline: February 25, 2011

Annual holiday closure

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

UCLA campus libraries, including the Arts Library, will be closed from Saturday, December 18, 2010, through Sunday, January 2, 2011. Online resources will be available during the closure, but email inquiries and interlibrary loan, recall, document delivery, and SRLF (storage) requests submitted during the closure dates will not be processed until after January 2; email and online reference services will also not be available during the closure. Materials can be renewed online during this period, although due dates have been changed so that no items will be due during the closure. Further details are available on the Web page at <>.

We apologize for any inconvenience. Please plan your library usage accordingly, and contact me before December 17 if you have questions or need assistance.

Rewire :: Liverpool 2011 – Call for Papers now open!

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Media Art History 2011 – Rewire
Fourth International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology
Liverpool, 28th September – 1st October 2011
Call For Papers now open - Deadline Monday, January 31st 2011

Host: FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), Liverpool.
In collaboration with academic partners: Liverpool John Moores University, CRUMB at the University of Sunderland, the Universities of the West of Scotland and Lancaster, and the Database of Virtual Art at the Dept. for Image Science.

Rewire is also listed as part of the “McLuhan in Europe” programme, and will take place concurrently with The Asia Triennial in Manchester and Abandon Normal Devices, the North West’s festival of new cinema and digital culture which returns to Liverpool in September 2011.The reviewers especially welcome proposals for presentations that resonate thematically with these events.

They are looking for original research on:

  • The relations between art, science, technology and industry, both historically and now
  • New paradigms and alternative discourses for media art and media art history, such as, for example, craft, design, social media, or cybernetics
  • Local histories and practices of media art, including (but not limited to) Britain
  • Colonial experiences and non-Western histories of media art, science and technology
  • Media art history in relation to the biological, biomedical and ecological sciences
  • Relations between the histories of media art and those of computing and new technologies
  • Writing art history in a technologised and scientific culture, including the documentation of media art and how it is changed in a technologised and scientific culture
  • How the field of science and technology studies (STS) can offer useful models for new paradigms for art history
  • Announcing the new Arts Library Access Services Supervisor

    Monday, October 18th, 2010

    We are pleased to announce that William D. Huggins Jr. is the UCLA Arts Library’s new Access Services Supervisor. William received his BA in English from the University of Southern California (USC). Since 2007, he has served as the Night Supervisor at the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Library at USC and from 2008-2010, William also worked as the Evening and Weekend Supervisor in the Charles E. Young Research Library’s Access Services Department.

    The Access Services Supervisor’s primary responsibilities are to supervise the library’s circulation, reserves, and stacks operations and help ensure that the library is adequately staffed with trained student circulation and stacks maintenance employees. Please join us in congratulating William on his new appointment!

    Open-Access Week at UCLA: October 18-22, 2010

    Thursday, October 14th, 2010

    Copyright Criminals Screening
    Thursday, October 21; 6 p.m.
    Charles E. Young Research Library Presentation Room

    Can you own a sound? This 2009 documentary examines the creative and commercial value of musical sampling, including related debates over artistic expression, copyright law, and money. It features many of hip-hop music’s founding figures, including Public Enemy, De La Soul, and Digital Underground, as well as emerging artists.

    The film is by Benjamin Franzen and Kembrew McLeod. Franzen is an Atlanta-based photographer and video producer, and McLeod is an independent documentary filmmaker and an associate professor of communication studies at the University of Iowa.

    What Every Graduate Student Needs to Know about Creative Commons, Copyright, and Why Rights Matter in Researching, Publishing, Teaching, and Creating
    Tuesday, October 19; 2-3 p.m.
    131 Kerkhoff Hall

    Are you suffering from information overload about open access, Google Books, digital rights management, copyright infringement cases and sampling? Help is at hand; join librarians Angela Riggio and Bonnie Tijerina for a workshop about rights-related choices and decisions you may have to make as you navigate through your graduate work.

    • Will you have to get permission to quote your own work in your dissertation?
    • Should you use the same licensing terms for a YouTube video of your cat and an embedded piece of video in a research article?
    • How do you cite a Creative Commons licensed work in your article?
    • Is Creative Commons the best option for you?
    • Can you show a commercial DVD to your students?

    This workshop is geared toward graduate students, but open to the UCLA scholarly community. Refreshments will be served.

    Please Participate: UC Libraries Academic e-Book Survey

    Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

    The University of California Libraries are surveying UC faculty, students, and staff about their preferences when using print and e-books for academic work. Your participation in this survey is essential to help the UC libraries plan future purchases and services.

    You can access the survey at:
    This link will be active from Monday, October 11, through Monday, October 25.

    The survey asks several specific questions about Springer e-books. You do not have to have used Springer e-books, or any e-books, to participate; your feedback will be valuable regardless.

    It should take no more than ten minutes to complete the survey. Participation is entirely voluntary, and your responses will be anonymous.

    Participants have the option to enter their name and email address into a drawing for one of five $50 gift certificates to the UC campus bookstore of their choice. Name and email addresses will not be used for any purpose beyond the drawing and will be destroyed after the drawing.

    For more information contact Janet Carter, the UCLA Library’s representative on the task force coordinating this survey. You can reach her by phone at 310.825.5802 or by email at

    Fall Quarter Arts Library Hours Announced

    Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

    Good news: the fall 2010 library hours have been announced and the Arts Library will be open the same number of hours that we had back in 2008, before last year’s budget reductions. Fall Quarter Hours will be:

    Monday-Thursday 8:00am-8:00pm
    Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
    Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm
    Sunday 1:00pm-5:00pm

    Hours vary on the following days:
    Veteran’s Day, Thursday, November 11
    Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 25

    See: UCLA Library Hours for more details