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Attention UCLA Book Collectors!

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Campbell Student Book Collection Competition

Honoring book culture in the digital age, the Robert B. and Blanche Campbell Student Book Collection Competition rewards UCLA graduate and undergraduate students who have assembled outstanding book collections. A total of more than $5,000 in prizes is offered in almost a dozen categories. Students who have assembled collections representing personal interests or tied to their capstone, thesis, or creative projects are encouraged to submit entries.

Graduate Prizes

  • $500 First Prize
  • $300 Second Prize

Undergraduate Prizes

  • $500 First Prize
  • $300 Second Prize

Additional Prizes

  • $500 Blanche G. Campbell Outstanding Children’s Book Collection Award: Funded by a gift established by Clarice Campbell Olcott, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Campbell. Awarded in years when a qualifying collection is entered.
  • 2012 Southern California Chapter of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America (ABAA) Special Prizes: $500 Graduate, $500 Undergraduate; funded by a grant from the Southern California chapter of the ABAA, which has been promoting ethical standards and professionalism in the antiquarian book trade in America and throughout the world since 1949
  • $500 Frieda Kuiper Beaudin Prize for Outstanding Collection in the Sciences: Funded by a gift established by Christy Beaudin in memory of her mother, Frieda Kuiper Beaudin. Awarded in years when a qualifying collection is entered.
  • 2012 John Ebey Special Prizes: $500 Graduate, $500 Undergraduate; for the collections that most inspire their owners’ passion for collecting and give them the greatest pleasure and fun
  • $1,000 Andrew O. Krastins Prize for Printed, Manuscript, and Recorded Materials Prior to 1930: Funded by former Campell Prize winner Andrew Krastins to encourage tangible contact with raw materials of history generated before 1930; awarded for the most thoughtfully organized collection, which may include pamphlets, diaries, newspapers, ephemera, and early sound recordings as well as books; the expense or the value of the items will not be considered in evaluating the entries. Awarded in years when a qualifying collection is entered.
  • $150 Corine Tyler Walker Prize: Funded by a gift from Dr. Bruce Tyler, a former Campbell Award winner, in honor of his mother, Corine Tyler Walker
  • $100 Library Staff Association Prize: Two $100 awards, one for an undergraduate student and one for a graduate student, funded by a gift from the UCLA Library Staff Association

Click here for more information.

Win Big with your Research Work!

Friday, January 10th, 2014

The Library Prize for Undergraduate Research recognizes and honors excellence in undergraduate research at UCLA. If you are a current UCLA undergraduate student and can answer “yes” to the questions below, your paper or project may be just what the selection committee is looking for!

  • Did you or your team use the UCLA Library collections for a research project you completed for a course in the last twelve months?
  • Did your use of library collections and services help you to increase the scope, depth, and significance of what you learned?
  • Did your skills as a researcher grow because of your use of library collections?
  • Did pursuing your use of library collections inform and strengthen other types of research you performed?

The application deadline for the 2014 prize is Friday, March 14.

Prizes will be available in the following categories. More categories may be added in the coming weeks.

  • Best minor projects* in the Sciences, Social Sciences, and Arts and Humanities: three prizes of $250 each
  • Best major projects* in the Sciences, Social Sciences, and Arts and Humanities: three prizes of $450 each
  • Best project (major or minor) incorporating resources from the UCLA Library Special Collections: one prize of $350
  • Best project (major or minor) on music after 1900 or film music: one prize of $350 (funded by the Hugo and Christine Davise Fund for Contemporary Music, UCLA Music Library)

The award ceremony will be held on Wednesday, April 30, from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Powell Library Building. Reservations are requested by Friday, April 18 by email to rsvp@library.ucla.edu or by phone at 310.206.8526.

Apply now and win some money for your hard work!

Drop-in Guided Meditations @ Powell

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

The ever popular Guided Meditations is back from the holiday break!

Resumes Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Event: Mindful Awareness Sessions

Dates: Wednesdays, 12:30pm – 1:00pm (winter quarter)

Location: Powell Library, East Rotunda

Mindful Awareness is the moment-by-moment process of actively and openly observing one’s physical, mental and emotional experiences. Mindfulness has scientific support as a means to reduce stress, improve attention, boost the immune system, reduce emotional re-activity, and promote a general sense of health and well-being.

The weekly “drop-in” sessions are led by UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center’s Diana Winston and Marvin Belzer.

These sessions are open to students, faculty, staff, and anyone else interested in learning how to ‘live more presently’ in life.

 

Celebrating the Life of Vaclav Havel (1936-2011): EXTENDED

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Extended through January 2014

Co-sponsored by the UCLA Center for European and Eurasian Studies and the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Los Angeles, this exhibit is part of a commemoration of 2013 as the year of Vaclav Havel. It features visual materials illustrating his contributions to arts and culture, politics and democracy, and human rights and civil society as well as his visit to UCLA in 1991.

GIS Day!

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

The third annual GIS Day, is happening!
On Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at the UCLA Charles E. Young Research Library at Research Commons, from 1 – 3 p.m.
The event is part of a worldwide celebration of geographic information systems (GIS) technology and information resources.

Here are the lists of participants:

  • Nick Burkhart (Geography Department): big LDCH Screen
    Online Atlas of Mexican Elections
  • Michael Shin (Geography Department): pod R7
    TextMapper: Visualizing Locations Stored in Bodies of Text
  • Madeline Brozen (Luskin School of Public Affairs): pod R4
    Bicycle Count Data Clearinghouse
  • Thomas Gillespie (Geography Department): pod R18
    Looking for Asokan Edicts with GIS
  • Yoh Kawano (Institute for Digital Research and Education) and David Shepard (Center for Digital Humanities): pod R6
    A Map for the Future: Measuring Radiation Levels in Fukushima, Japan
  • Patrick Burke (Disability Computing Program), Yoh Kawano (Institute for Digital Research and Education), and Albert Kochaphum (Graduate Student and GIS Explorer): pod R5
    Zig Mapping: Building a Mobile Map for People with Disabilities
  • Steven Swartz (SimplyMap): pod R15
    Exploring Social Media users in Los Angeles with SimplyMap
  • Ian Davies (Environmental Science): pod R11
    Gentrification in Los Angeles Neighborhoods
  • Vernon Wessel (Geography Department): pod R14
    Where’s the Bus? Mapping the UCLA Bruin Bus in (Pseudo) Real-Time
  • Vicente Romero de Ávila Serrano (Public Policy): pod R17
    Locating Knowledge-Intensive Business Services in Madrid: A Polycentric Metropolitan Structure beyond the Administrative Region\
  • Peter Broadwell (CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow): pod R12
    Go West, Young House-Elf: Mapping Directionality of Reference in a Large Collection of Danish Folklore

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Research Workshops @ Powell Library

Monday, November 4th, 2013

How to Formulate Your Research Question

This workshop covers how to move from your own interests to a topic, determine a possible research question, and make a case for the significance of that question. You’ll also learn the components of a strong argument and where to start searching for evidence.

Event Date:

Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location:

College Library
InqLab 1, Powell 238

Presenter/Instructor:

Kelly E. Miller, director of UCLA Library Teaching and Learning Services and Head of the College Library

Music in the Rotunda (Powell Library)

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Classical Guitarist Payam Larijani

Friday, November 1
8 p.m.

The season highlighting classical guitar opens with longtime Music in the Rotunda performer and UCLA alumnus Payam Larijani, in a traditional program featuring compositions by Heitor Villa-Lobos, Isaac Albéniz, Francisco Tárrega, Éric Satie, Domenico Scarlatti, and others. He will be joined in duets by alumnus Tiffany Wu. Admission is free, and no reservations are required.

Admission is free, but reservations are sometimes required; see instructions in each listing. The rotunda is on the second floor of the Powell Library Building, which is directly across from Royce Hall. Parking is $12 (cash only); the closest parking is in structures four, two, or five, and further details are available on the UCLA maps and directions page. For more information, contact Catherine Brown at 310.206.4608.

The UCLA Library offers “Music in the Rotunda” and other cultural programs at no cost to students, faculty, staff, and the community. For information on supporting the Library, contact the development office at giving@library.ucla.edu or 310.206.8526.

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.

Current Exhibit at Powell Library

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Labs on the Go: Scientific Tools for Collecting Empire, 1600 to Present

July 29 – October 4

Labs on the Go examines the reciprocal and productive relationship between science and empire from the Age of Exploration, through the Age of Empire and into the present-day. Drawing on the strengths of UCLA Library Special Collections’ images and objects, the items on display highlight the technical materials developed and utilized by men and women of science for the purposes of examining and documenting unknown landscapes, botanicals and peoples. The instruments range from microscopes to botanical specimens to photograph albums.

Labs on the Go: Scientific Tools for Collecting Empire started as the title of the 2013 Spring quarter seminar for freshman in GE Cluster 21CW: History of Modern Thought. This is the second year of a pedagogical experiment which seeks to teach history of science through the history of primary source objects, in addition to texts.

Coming Soon to a Library Near You!

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

UCLA Library Tours

College Library
Take a guided tour of the College Library in the historic Powell Library Building. Learn about the best places to study; see where you can get help with assignments, papers, and projects; and find out about other services and resources. Space is limited to twenty participants per tour; reserve a space by clicking on one of the following time/date links.
Monday, September 23: 11-11:30 a.m.1:30-2 p.m.
Tuesday, September 24: 10:30-11 a.m.,  2-2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 25: 11-11:30 a.m.,  3-3:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 26: 10-10:30 a.m.,  2-2:30p.m.

Charles E. Young Research Library
Join a thirty-minute orientation tour of the Charles E. Young Research Library. No reservations are required; meet on the front portico.
Monday, September 23, 2 p.m.: Led by Alice Hunt, collections assistant
Tuesday, September 24, noon: Led by Susan Minobe, interim collection manager
Wednesday, September 25, 11 a.m.: Led by Alice Hunt, collections assistant
Wednesday, September 25, 3 p.m.: Led by Susan Minobe, interim collection manager

Science and Engineering Library
Come to the Science and Engineering Library’s Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Collection in 8270 Boelter Hall to learn about the resources and services available to science and engineering students. Library staff will point out the research commons and circulation desk and provide an overview of subject-specific resources including databases, e-books, and print material specific to various disciplines. Meet at the reference desk.
Wednesday, September 25; time to be announced