Archive for September, 2013

Inquiry Labs @ College (Powell) Library

Monday, September 30th, 2013

Teaching and Learning Services is proud to announce the opening of the Inquiry Labs (aka InqLabs), new teaching and learning spaces on the second floor of the historic Powell Library. Fostering inquiry, creativity, and community, InqLabs are designed to promote the development of 21st-century research skills, especially through active engagement with cultural heritage materials and digital technologies. From books to bytes, we’ll feed your curiosity in the InqLabs!

InqDesk (2nd Floor, West Rotunda, Powell Library)

Start your research journey at the InqDesk, where you can ask a question, check out a book, get a map of the libraries, make an appointment for a research consultation, find your way to InqSpace, and much more!

InqSpace (Room 220, Powell Library)

The hub of the InqLabs: a bright, open, flexible space, in which students consult with librarians and trained graduate and undergraduate students (“Inquiry Specialists” or “InqSpecs”) on research assignments, capstone projects, theses, and other analytical and creative endeavors.

InqSpace also offers opportunities for librarians and technologists to work with faculty on assignment and course design. Equipped with re-configurable tables, comfortable seating, and three library consultation stations, InqSpace allows for small group and project-based work, as well as workshops and presentations. In addition, it includes a maker-space for exhibits and other creative projects.

Click here for more information.

Teaching Workshops at Powell Library

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Looking for opportunities to enhance your teaching? The Library offers workshops on instructional development for faculty, graduate students, librarians, and others in the university community. Topics include:

  • What’s Your Teaching Philosophy? Developing a Reflective Statement on Teaching
  • An Instructor’s Toolkit: Active Learning and Classroom Assessment Techniques
  • Evidence of Learning and Teaching: What It Is and Where to Find It

To request any of the following services or learn more, contact Teaching and Learning Services staff at or fill out an online form. You will receive a response within twenty-four hours, excluding weekends. 

Demo Day!

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Startup UCLA: Demo Day

Friday, September 13, 2013
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, California NanoSystems Institute – Auditorium

This year’s student and alumni entrepreneurs created innovative startups ranging from mobile applications to educational technology and eCommerce platforms.

Join us for this exciting event as members of the Los Angeles startup and academic community have the opportunity to watch our startup teams pitch their latest innovation.

Free and open to the public. RSVP required due to limited seating.