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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


College Library
InqLab 1, Powell 238


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 or 310.206.8526.

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. 

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

Undergraduate Writing Center

Monday, January 28th, 2013

The Undergraduate Writing Center offers one-on-one appointments with a Peer Learning Facilitator (a fellow undergraduate who is trained to help with writing). Peer Learning Facilitators (PLFs) can assist with any kind of paper for any class, and at any stage of the writing process. Appointments can be made in multiple locations, including the Powell Library Inquiry Lab.

See for more information or to make an appointment.

Research Workshops – Winter 2013

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

The UCLA Library offers researchers helpful workshops on a variety of topics. The Winter 2013 schedule is listed below and online at:

Most sessions are open with no advance registration required, but those sessions marked with an asterisk* do require advance online registration; see links to registration for each workshop below. All workshops will be held in the Research Library; see each entry for specific locations.

EndNote (sixty minutes)

This session offers a basic overview of the purpose, uses, and features of EndNote, a software program that helps researchers manage references and produce bibliographies for projects large and small.

Taught by Gabriella Gray, librarian for education and applied linguistics.

Meet in the East Classroom, room 21536.

• Wednesday, January 16, 2 p.m.

• Tuesday, January 29, 3 p.m.

*How to Formulate Your Research Question (two hours)

Wednesday, January 23, 3 p.m.

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.

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

Meet in the Research Commons Digital Cultural Heritage Lab. Space is limited, and online registration is required:


Teaching Services @ College Library

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

How can you inspire your students to get started on their own paths of inquiry and discovery? What sources, tools, and strategies can you provide to students as they learn to conduct research in the digital age? How can you get ideas for new ways to teach the research process? The Library provides a variety of services to assist you in helping students gain the research skills they need to succeed in the twenty-first century.

Here are just a few of the services that we offer:

Consultation on Course and Assignment Design
Teaching Workshops

To request any of the following services or learn more, contact Teaching and Learning Services staff at

Click here to visit the Teaching Services web site.

UCLA Parents’ Weekend 2012

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

November 2 – November 4 2012
Dickson Plaza – Royce Quad

UCLA Parents’ Weekend is an annual fall event to welcome both new and returning parents and families to the Bruin community. The three-day celebration enables family members to experience campus life with their undergraduate students. A number of activities showcase UCLA’s excellence in academics, the arts and athletics. The day also includes a welcome by Chancellor Gene Block, presentations by top faculty, sporting events and more!

Multiple locations on campus.

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.


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!