Archive for March, 2010

Powell Music in the Rotunda

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

“Melodies”: Jazz Guitarist Michael Iyanaga and Vocalist Kana Shimanuki

Friday, April 16
4 p.m.

The project “Melodies” is a joint effort by guitarist Michael Iyanaga and vocalist Kanami Shimanuki to showcase some of the 20th century’s most beautiful melodies, as only unamplified guitar and voice can do. In this performance, they will play music by Antonio Carlos Jobim, George Gerswhin, and Burt Bacharach, three composers whose music always exhibited soft and tender melodic brilliance.

The rotunda is on the second floor of the Powell Library Building, which is directly across from Royce Hall. Parking is $10; the closest parking is in structures four, two, or five. See the UCLA maps and directions page for more information.

Admission to the concerts is free, and seating is unreserved.

What have you got to lose?

Friday, March 19th, 2010

Feel like you should get paid for all your hard work on a research paper? You can! Submit it to the 2010 Library Prize for Undergraduate Research

Library Prize for Undergraduate Research

This recently established prize honors the best research produced by UCLA undergraduate students. It encourages undergraduates to:

  • Reflect on the research process in pursuit of excellence in their academic course work
  • Recognize the significance of finding, locating, evaluating and synthesizing information as it relates to academic learning, and
  • Demonstrate a sophisticated use, appreciation, and understanding of the collections of the UCLA Library

Hurry, time is running out; deadline for the submission of your paper and other applications forms are due April 5, 2010.

Twain-a-mania floats down to Powell

Monday, March 15th, 2010

In celebration of the centennial of the death of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, UCLA and the campus community will mount a two-month celebration of exhibits, theatrical performances, and a marathon reading of the author’s works.

Meg Sullivan, Senior Media Relations Officer at the James West Alumni Center, writes this wonderful article on the man William Faulkner called the “father of American literature.” In this article Meg points out that though we are not the holder of the Samuel Clemens papers (UC Berkeley), we do have honors in getting the papers to be held at a UC. Dixon Wecter,  a professor of English at UCLA somehow convinced Clemens daughter Clara to leave them with the UC system. Then Wecter went to Berkeley to accept a chair in history and the papers went with him.

The exhibit at Powell Building is a collection of toys, souvenirs, and memorabilia of  the “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” Thomas Wortham, a professor of English and an authority on Twain has been collecting since the early 1980′s. The exhibited pieces show how such a popular piece of fiction can be interpreted from anything to dolls to adult films. Some are just so whacked, but hey, Clemens knew the idea and character of Mark Twain would sell.

Read Meg Sullivan’s article in UCLA Today and stop by and see the exhibit: “Ain’t It a Shame What’s Been Done to Mark Twain: The Selling of Huck Finn.”

Powell Library Rotunda through April 30.

We made the papers

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Check out our own  Michelle Jacobs and the UCLA Library Text a Librarian Reference Service in the Daily Bruin.

Have a question? Just text it to us!

Text librarians reference or research questions at 310-691-6560
Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
No service is available on Saturdays

To read the whole article on Michelle and Text Referencing, click here:

College Library Current Exhibit

Monday, March 1st, 2010

Ain’t It a Shame What’s Been Done to
Mark Twain: The Selling of Huck Finn

March 1-April 30

Powell Building

Directly across from Royce Hall. Parking is $10; the closest parking is in structures four, two, or five. See the UCLA maps and directions page for more information.

Admission is free!