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The New UCLA Library Catalog

Monday, February 10th, 2014

If you haven’t already noticed, our UCLA Library home page has a new look! Hopefully you will find this new look a little easier to navigate, since the new catalog is right on the page of the UCLA Library web site.

The default search screen is set to UC Melvyl (which searches all the UC’s as well as the world), so if you want to search just UCLA Library, set your radio button to the UCLA Library catalog.

Also, you will notice the spotlight frame to your right. Here you can see the latest news, events and exhibits at UCLA Library.

Please let us know how you feel about this new look by filling out the form in the lower right hand corner of the new UCLA Library web page.

Tax Time is Coming!

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

April 15, 2014 is approaching and how does your tax preparation or the lack of, going? Well, help is around the corner for the West Los Angeles and UCLA Community!

VITA Tax Prep

Thursday, February 6, 2014
10:30 am – 4:30 pm, Ackerman Union Meeting Room – Viewpoint Conference Rooms 1&2 (A201A&B)

For an appointment, click here.

Now, breathe easier!

Help! Where Do I Start?

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Working on a research assignment, capstone, or thesis project? Need inspiration or ideas? Trying to figure out how to collect, organize, and cite your sources?

Schedule a free research consultation or drop by the InqSpace during our research consultation hours to learn about resources, strategies, and tools you can use!

The hub of the InqLabs, the InqSpace is 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 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.

The InqSpace is in room 220 of the Powell Library.

Powell Research Consultation Hours for Winter Quarter 2014
Sunday 2 – 6 p.m.
Monday – Thursday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday Noon – 5 p.m.

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.

Library Closure December 21 – January 1

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

UCLA Library facilities will be closed from Saturday, December 21, 2013, through Wednesday, January 1, 2014, as part of the campuswide Winter Holiday Closure.

Hours

The online hours webpage is being updated to reflect hours for all campus libraries before the holiday closure.

The libraries will reopen and a full schedule of operations will resume on Thursday, January 2.

Returning Items

Due dates have been changed so that no items will be due during the closure period. However, if you would like to return items between December 21 and January 1, universal return locations are accessible from the exteriors of the following libraries:

Reference Assistance

Reference assistance by email or by telephone will be unavailable between December 21 and January 1. UCLA students, faculty, and staff who send email inquiries or leave telephone messages during the closure period will receive replies starting on January 2; queries will be answered in the order in which they were received.

Other Online Resources

The following online resources will be available for remote access. Note: users must access resources restricted to UCLA or UC students, faculty, and staff through the campus network, Bruin OnLine (BOL), or the BOL proxy server.

  • Melvyl: This UC-wide catalog will be accessible throughout the closure; however, requests for items from other campuses may not be processed between December 21 and January 1.
  • Databases
  • E-journals

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

Undergraduate Student Writing Center

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

The College Library has launched a collaborative partnership with UCLA’s Undergraduate Student Writing Center to host a new location for the center starting in the winter quarter. This location, which is the center’s third site, makes peer-to-peer writing consultation services more accessible to students while also introducing them to library collections, services, and staff expertise for assistance with research projects.

Housed in room 228, located in the west hallway on the second floor, the center is open Sunday through Thursday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. Six undergraduate students trained as peer learning facilitators provide one-on-one writing consultations and are also being trained to help direct students to relevant library collections and services. Appointments are available in advance and on a walk-in basis. This service is supported by the UCLA Library’s Rose Gilbert Fund.