Archive for October, 2012

International Games Day

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Powell Library Building

Saturday, November 3
10 a.m.

Play board games and video games, hear talks from game creators, meet people, and make new connections at this educational and entertaining event. Activities run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; admission is free, and no reservations are required. The event is presented in partnership with the UCLA Game Lab and the Department of Design | Media Arts.


Malcolm Gladwell

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Neuroscience Research Bldg. – Auditorium – Room 132

Institute for Molecular Medicine (IMED) Seminar

Malcolm Gladwell is a New York Times Best-selling author for his books The Tipping Point: How Little Things Make a Big Difference, (2000), Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking (2005), and Outliers: The Story of Success (2008) all of which were number one on the New York Times bestseller list.

His latest book, What the Dog Saw (2009) is a compilation of stories published in The New Yorker.

Mr. Gladwell is currently staff writer for The New Yorker.


A Reading Today in Powell Library

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Please join us today for a reading with our own YA novelist, Lisa M. Stasse!

 Student Angelica Lai, Executive Fiction Editor of Westwind: UCLA’s Journal of the Arts will be leading the Q&A.

Wednesday, October 17

4 p.m.
Powell Library, East Rotunda

UCLA BookZone will have copies of the book available for purchase and signing.

Click here to check out the trailer!

Great California Shakeout

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Thursday, October 18th  is the Great California Shakeout Event. Departments and units on campus are invited to practice their earthquake drill exercises. At 10:18 a.m., everyone is encouraged to stop what you are doing to practice DROP, COVER, and HOLD On exercises wherever you are. The Great California Shakeout Drill will be simulcast on UCLA’s AM 1630 emergency radio broadcast channel. In addition, I strongly encourage you to take some time to discuss evacuation plans with members of your immediate work unit. Your own personal involvement in safety planning is the most effective way to protect yourself and prepare for emergencies at work and at home. For information and earthquake safety tips, and exercises you can practice with your work group, see the highly informative pages at


Between 10:20 and 10:40 a.m. on October 18, outdoor sirens and voice announcements will be audible around Bruin Plaza; Humanities, Royce, Haines, Powell Library, and areas adjacent to Dickson Court. Other areas with audible alarm coverage will include Bruin Walk on the north campus area, Residence Halls adjacent to Delta Terrace; IM field; and the Ashe & Student Activities Centers (SAC).

Before or after you DROP, COVER, and HOLD ON, a great way to mark the occasion is to sign up for the BruinAlert Text messaging services. UCLA faculty and staff with valid email addresses in the UCLA Campus Directory and students with valid email addresses in URSA should automatically be enrolled in BruinAlert to receive email alerts. If you wish to sign up for text messaging alerts as well, go to The campus will activate and test these systems as well on Tuesday, between 10:18 and 10:38 a.m.

For general emergency information, go to the Emergency Management page for UCLA, found at Linked from this page, you can also find UCLA’s earthquake safety brochure here:

UCLA Monster Mash Sale!

Monday, October 15th, 2012

When: Thursday, October 25, 2012

Time: 7:30am – 7:30pm

UCLA Store, Ackerman Union,

Monstrous savings, insanely low prices, drop dead discounts ONE DAY ONLY! Don’t miss the annual Monster Sale at the UCLA Store on Thursday, Oct. 25. Save 25% on all BearWear, Fast Track sportswear and UCLA merchandise. Save 50% on all Red Tag Clearance merchandise! Save 20% on almost everything else, including all books in the BookZone, computer supplies, school and office supplies, and all plush and gifts. Some exclusions apply, discount limited to stock on hand. The store hours for the Ackerman Union location are 7:30am until 7:30pm. Select savings also available at Health Sciences Store and Lu Valle Commons. For more information call the UCLA Store at 310-825-6064.



Monday, October 8th, 2012

Free audio books on public domain. You can download and listen to authors such as Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Mark Twain. The mission of LibriVox is to record all the books on public domain. I found it easy. Just go to your  app store and download your favorite authors into your library, but you can also search their catalog by title or author to get yourself started. Check out the New releases feed. Also, volunteer and be a reader yourself.




a lecture

Monday, October 1st, 2012

Unfinished Business: Incomplete Bindings Made for the Book Trade from the Fifteenth to the Nineteenth Century 

Given by Nicholas Pickwoad, Univeristy of the Arts London

This lecture is co-sponsored by The Huntington Library, UCLA Library Special Collections, and UCLA Department of Information Studies, with support from the Breslauer Chair Fund

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

4:00 p.m.

William Andrews Clark Memorial Library

It has long been assumed that most books in the era of the handpress were sold in unbound sheets. Today this assumption is being challenged by the suggestion that many, if not most, books were sold bound. The survival, however, of significant numbers of books as sewn book blocks without covers and with or without boards offers another possibility, which is that the book trade offered books for sale either within the trade or to their customers in an incomplete state, but ready to be completed whenever that may have been required. This lecture looks at the surviving examples, the evidence for the practice and its implications for the history of bookbinding.

Professor Nicholas Pickwoad trained in bookbinding and book conservation with Roger Powell, and ran his own workshop from 1977 to 1989. He has been an adviser on book conservation to the National Trust since 1978. He was chief conservator in the Harvard University Library from 1992 to 1995, and is now project leader of the St Catherine’s Monastery Library Project based at the University of the Arts London, where he is director of the Ligatus Research Centre, which is dedicated to the history of bookbinding.

Click here for the reservation form.