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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 libraryprize@library.ucla.edu or visit http://www.library.ucla.edu/library-prize

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

The Robert B. and Blanche Campbell Student Book Collection Competition

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Excerpts from the 2014 Winning Collections

May 12 – 30

Second floor rotunda and landing

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. The competition is named for the Campbells, founders of Campbell’s Bookstore, the original book supplier to UCLA and a vital part of the university community for fifty years. Launched in 1948, the competition is one of the oldest in the country and one of the most distinguished. Displayed are portions of this year’s winning collections selected by the winners themselves.

For more information about the competition visit the website.

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!

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

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 instruction@library.ucla.edu or fill out an online form. You will receive a response within twenty-four hours, excluding weekends. 

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.

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 http://www.wp.ucla.edu/services.html for more information or to make an appointment.