Archive for the ‘Arts Library’ Category

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!

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.

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!

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

Print Reserves returning to the Arts Library

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Beginning in fall 2010, Arts print reserves will return to the Arts Library.

Arts print reserves had been housed in the College Library during the 2009/2010 academic year, due to the reduction in branch library hours. Faculty and students requested the return of reserves to the Arts Library and this request has been approved.

UCLA Arts Library Update

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

UCLA University Librarian Gary E. Strong announced on June 10 that the Arts Library will continue to operate in its present location for the immediate future, and sent the following email to faculty in departments that use the Arts Library:

“Dear Colleagues:
As you’ll recall, last fall the UCLA Library created an internal study team to examine the service and materials issues associated with shifting the collections, services, and staff of the Arts Library to one of the large libraries. This message is to update you on the status of that study.

The internal study team collected statistics on the size and location of collections, circulation figures, gate counts, and use of electronic resources as well as more subjective information about how students and faculty use the facility and its collections and services. They also summarized community factors, among them how professionals at area museums and in creative industries use the library.

I am reviewing the team’s report, and I and my senior management are in the process of discussing it in greater detail. It is clear that we will need more time to examine this complex, multifaceted subject further and to gather input from constituencies including administrators, faculty, students, and donors. Thus, the Arts Library will continue to operate in its present location for the immediate future.

Let me reiterate that the UCLA Library’s primary objective in undertaking this review and assessment is to provide participants in UCLA’s acclaimed programs in the visual and performing arts with the world-class collections, services, and facilities they need.

Thank you for your patience as this process continues. I will update you when there is further news; if you have questions, comments, or suggestions in the meantime, please email me or call me at 310.825.1201.


Gary E. Strong
University Librarian”

Now on View in the Arts Library Exhibit Cases:

Monday, April 12th, 2010

What’s in the Arts Library Cage? Selected Titles in Architecture and Allied Arts (through June 30, 2010)

Features examples of materials shelved in the Cage, including:

Autographed books
Binders with loose plans
Books with annotations
Books with original prints
Cassette tapes
Delicate oversize materials
Early treatises
Ephemeral publications
Fine bindings
Fine press books
Fragile books
Hand painted books or books with original photographs
Kits with many parts
Portfolios of loose plates
Rare books
Shaped books
Small books prone to damage in the stacks
Small spiral bound books
Unbound newsletters and bulletins of local interest
Unusual formats needing protection
Valuable books

What’s going on in the Arts Stacks?

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Have you noticed that we’re moving things around? 

Have you taken a look at the expanded Pictorial Reference section? 

Where are the older bound journals going?

We need to make room for our new books and new journal volumes, so older journal volumes are being sent to storage (SRLF).  We’re also trying to get rid of the ‘overflow’ shelves so that you can easily find what you need. 

We stored old print periodical indexes that are now available online in order to expand the Pictorial Reference section.  The library catalog uses the location Arts Library Reference Case for books shelved in this section.  Large multi-volume sets featuring the complete works of architects such as Le Corbusier are shelved in this section, as are oversize volumes such The Phaidon atlas of 21st century world architecture, and books featuring plans of major buildings (including issues of Global Architecture).   Several highly illustrated books that had been in the regular Reference section were moved to Pictorial Reference in order to make room to add other sources to the Arts Library Reference collection.

It will take us a little while to complete our storage project and to shift our stacks, so please bear with us!

Now on View in the Arts Library

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

The Magic Lantern!
From Victorian Vision To Modern Media

From the Collection of UCLA Design | Media Arts Professor Erkki Huhtamo

October 21 – December 11, 2009

Prof. Erkki Huhtamo with Magic Langern

The magic lantern played an important role in visual education and entertainment for centuries. Introduced soon after the mid-seventeenth century, it became a staple of the curiosity cabinets of savants and was brought to the “common people” by itinerant showmen. In the nineteenth century the magic lantern show developed into a specialized profession and big business, and countless magic lanterns and slides were produced both for professional and domestic use.

Featuring magic lanterns, lantern slides, and other related objects from the extensive private collection of UCLA Design | Media Arts Professor Erkki Huhtamo, this exhibit demonstrates how the magic lantern show, typical of the Victorian era, opened ways for modern society and culture as well.

In connection with the exhibit, the Department of Design | Media Arts will present a Halloween Magic Lantern Show in the EDA auditorium in the Broad Art Center on Thursday, October 29, at 6 p.m. It will be presented by the American Magic Lantern Theater of Connecticut, the only professional group giving authentic magic lantern shows in the United States. Admission is free, and no reservations are required; seating is on a first-come basis.

Fall 2009 Library Hours Announced

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Arts Library hours for Fall Quarter, valid Thursday September 24 through Friday December 11 will be as follows:

Mondays and Thursdays: 10:00 am-8:00 pm

Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 10:00 am-6:00 pm

Fridays: 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Saturdays: closed

Sundays: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm