Archive for the ‘Outreach Programs’ Category

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 UCLA Library Prize for Undergraduate Research! Recognizing and honoring excellence in UCLA undergraduate research, the UCLA Library Prize for Undergraduate Research offers awards from $250 to $450 in five categories for individual or group papers or projects in the arts and humanities, sciences, and social sciences.

Projects ranging from freshman papers to senior theses are eligible. Applications are welcome from all currently enrolled, fulltime UCLA undergraduates at any class level in any discipline.

Application Deadline: Monday, March 23, 2015

Questions? Email or visit

Click here to download a printable PDF flyer: UCLA Library Prize for Undergraduate Research

Monk and More Monk

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Powell Undergraduate Research Week

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Dates: May 12-16, 2014
Location: Powell Library (UCLA College Library)

Powell Undergraduate Research Week showcases and celebrates student research in the humanities, arts, and social sciences. Open to all UCLA undergraduates engaged in humanities, arts, and social sciences research, the week provides opportunities for students to present their research to the campus and broader community.

Undergraduate Research Week 2014 also includes Science Poster Day for students in the life sciences, physical sciences. and engineering.

Powell Undergraduate Research Week 2014 Program


Friday, April 4th, 2014

UCLA Choral Conducting Recital
Alexander Lloyd Blake and Han Na Jang, Conductors
Saturday, April 5
8 p.m.

Choral conducting graduate students Alexander Lloyd Blake and Han Na Jang will conduct their masters recital concert featuring a 25-member chorus and a chamber orchestra, all within the resonant acoustics of the rotunda. They will perform Benjamin Britten’s Hymn to St. Cecilia and Antonio Lotti’s Crucifixus a cappella. With the chamber orchestra, they will conduct “Hostias” from Mozart’s Requiem, Bach’s Jesus bleibet meine Freude, and Rossini’s “Kyrie” from Petite Messe Solennelle. Reservations are not 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 or 310.206.8526.

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.

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.


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

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



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


College Library
InqLab 1, Powell 238


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

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.