Stressed about finals? Stop by the Science and Engineering Library and the Biomedical Library during tenth week and finals week for some relaxing, stress-busting activities! No RSVP is required but space and supplies are limited.
Also, check out more events at other UCLA Libraries, including therapy dogs, meditation, counseling, silent disco, and more!
||FREE Chair Massage during 10th Week
Tuesday, March 11
12pm – 2pm
Wednesday, March 12
12pm – 2pm
Enjoy a relaxing 5-minute chair massage, courtesy of UCLA Fitwell. Massages are first-come, first-served and restricted to UCLA students only.
||Origami throughout during 10th week and Finals
SEL/EMS Research Commons, 8th Floor Boelter Hall
Take a break with some origami! We will provide the paper and instructions; you provide the creativity! (while supplies last)
||FREE Coffee and Fruit
(while supplies last)
Tuesday, March 11, starting at 10am
Wednesday, March 12 , starting at 10am
Tuesday, March 11, starting at 10am
Thursday, March 13, starting at 10am
If you have any questions, please ask us!
Can you decipher notebook entries from students who have left your lab? Can you piece together a project from notes taken three years ago? Do you know where the relevant raw data and aliquots are? Is it clear how the students analyzed their data?
Join us at our next Data Wednesday session:
March 19th, 2014
Biomedical Library Classroom
Manage Your Lab Notebook
Presented by Vessela Ensberg, Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Biology, Data Curation Analyst at the UCLA Biomedical Library.
Registration will open on March 5th, 2014 on our events page–the place to learn more about upcoming sessions and to sign up. Seating is limited; please register to reserve your space.
Any questions? Email email@example.com for more information.
The UC campuses recently began a one year trial of the Scopus database. Scopus is a multidisciplinary citation and abstract database for research literature and quality web sources, offering several unique tools for tracing, analyzing and visualizing research information in the social sciences, arts and humanities, and sciences, technology and medicine.
Join us for a workshop to learn how Scopus can help you:
• Find the latest research in your field
• Find other researchers doing work like yours
• Find the best journal to submit your work
• See who is citing you
This workshop will cover how to:
• Use Scopus to track, analyze and visualize research
• Use ORCID to solve the name ambiguity problem in research and scholarly communications
• Use Mendeley as a reference manager and PDF organizer to make the process of writing papers more efficient
Training for researchers in the sciences:
Date: Thursday, March 13, 2014
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Biomedical Library, Classroom
Training for researchers in the social sciences and humanities:
Date: Thursday, March 13, 2014
Time: noon – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Young Research Library, West Electronic Classroom, 23167 (2nd floor)
The Science and Engineering Library at UCLA has upgraded its online resources!
Per UCLA’s recently enhanced subscription to the Web of Knowledge, the following resources are now available to the UCLA campus community:
- Book Citation Index (for 2005-present)
- Conference Proceedings Citation Index (for 1990-present)
- Current Contents Connect (for 1998-present)
- Current Chemical Reactions (for 1985-present)
- Data Citation Index (for 1900-present)
- Derwent Innovations Index (for 1993-present)
- Index Chemicus (for 1993-present)
Since the beginning of the new year, the Web of Science database has also undergone some changes of its own. Users should be aware of the following alterations to the Web of Knowledge interface:
1) The UC-eLinks button is now hidden: users must click on the “Full Text” button in Web of Science to access the UC-eLinks menu.
2) The indication of which databases a user is searching has been changed. Now, the only indication of what database users are searching will appear in italics in the navigation bar.
3) To perform a Cited Search, searchers must now use the blue down arrow next to “Basic Search” option.
For more information about these changes, and for online training materials, please see http://wokinfo.com/training_support/training/web-of-knowledge/ or contact Web of Science resource manager Rikke Ogawa at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, reference help is available every weekday at SEL/EMS and the Biomedical Library should users have any further questions about these changes.
USABILITY @ UCLA LIBRARY
Researching and addressing usability concerns for the library.
The introduction of a new homepage is a first step in a larger site wide redesign process, and we are conducting “usability lite” drop in sessions next week to gather feedback on another more extensive UCLA Library homepage redesign that will provide a direction for the site-wide redesign. The sessions are drop-in and should only take 30 minutes of your time and will give you a preview (and a voice) in the next major redesign of the homepage.
Who: Library User Volunteers
What: Sneak Preview
UCLA Library Homepage Mock Up
Participate in a 30 minute drop-in session or you can comment on a print out
Where: Young Research Library – 1st Floor Pod
When: Drop in during one of the following time slots:
Mon Feb 24 (1-4 pm)
Tues Feb 25 (1-4 pm)
Wed Feb 26 (10-Noon)
Any questions? Ask us!
On January 17, 1994, at 4:31 AM, the Northridge earthquake, with a strong moment magnitude (Mw) of 6.7, ripped through the San Fernando Valley region for a chaotic 10-20 seconds. Followed by two 6.0 Mw aftershocks, landslides, and fires, this quake cost an estimated 57 lives and over $20 billion in damages. January 17, 2014 marked the 20th anniversary of the Northridge earthquake. In commemoration of this anniversary, the UCLA Science and Engineering Library has organized a display of its most interesting and intriguing resources related to the 1994 Northridge earthquake. From official reports and maps to surveys of damage and plans for improvement, this display highlights earthquake safety planning and reconstructive efforts around the time of the Northridge quake. The display offers a look at seismic safety standards before the Northridge quake, a glimpse of the damage caused during the quake, and a sense of efforts since this quake to better protect Southern California and its most earthquake-prone areas.
Many Californians wonder when the next “big one” will be. In truth, every earthquake has the potential to be a “big one” and to cause massive amounts of damage. However, each of these earthquakes also provides an opportunity for reevaluation and invention. Stop by the “New Books” section of the Science and Engineering Library-Engineering and Mathematical Sciences in 8270 Boelter Hall and check out the commemorative display today! (Items on display through Winter 2014). For more information on SEL resources see the Science and Engineering Library webpage.
- Camille Mathieu
Image Credit: Flikr/U.S. Geological Survey
2014 Librarian of the Year Award
The Librarians Association of the University of California, Los Angeles (LAUC-LA) invites nominations from UCLA faculty, staff, and students for its 2014 Librarian of the Year Award.
The deadline for nominations is Monday, March 3, 2014.
This award recognizes excellence in librarianship that furthers the teaching and research mission of UCLA and responds to the intellectual, informational, and cultural needs of the university community. Candidates should embody one or more of the following: creativity, innovation, courage, leadership, or scholarly abilities.
A candidate should be nominated for a specific contribution made during the last twelve to eighteen months, rather than for overall career achievement. All UCLA librarians appointed within the Librarian Series and members of LAUC-LA, employed fifty-percent time or more, can be nominated.
To submit a nomination, use the online nomination form.
Supporting documentation can be submitted to strengthen a nomination; strong documentation increases a candidate’s chances of winning. Nominations and supporting materials will be kept strictly confidential.
Supporting documentation may include letters of support from faculty, staff, other librarians, or students. Documentation should describe what the nominee has accomplished and how it has benefited the author and the university. It may also include web sites related to the nominee’s work, citations to publications, descriptions of research, media coverage, or publicity materials like brochures.
Send supporting documentation to Michael Oppenheim by email or by campus mail to E202 Rosenfeld Management Library, Los Angeles, CA 90095, mail code 146002.
Nominations and supporting materials will be kept strictly confidential until the award recipient has been announced. Following this announcement, the committee will send a letter to each nominee, regarding her/his consideration for this award, with a summary of points supporting the nomination.
If you have questions or would like more information, please visit the UCLA Library website, or contact Michael Oppenheim by email or by phone at 310.825.0769.
2014 Librarian of the Year Award Committee
- Michael Oppenheim, Chair
- Iman Dagher
- Cheryl Kelly Fischer
- Faculty Representative: Prof. Linda Sarna, Immediate Past-Chair, UCLA Academic Senate
LAUC is the University of California’s primary organization for professional librarian and governance affairs.
In honor of Data Privacy Month and in collaboration with UCLA Privacy Board and UCLA Office of Information Technology, the UCLA Library will host a screening of the award winning documentary Terms and Conditions May Apply.
February 12, 2014
Charles E. Young Research Library, Presentation Room
Call for Applications! UPDATE: NEW APPLICATION DEADLINE 3/21!
The Library Prize for Undergraduate Research recognizes and honors excellence in undergraduate research at UCLA. Over $3,000 in prizes will be awarded to individual and group projects in the Sciences, Social Sciences, and Arts and Humanities. Projects ranging from freshman papers to senior theses will be honored.
Questions? Email: email@example.com
The award ceremony will be held on Wednesday, April 30, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in the Powell Library Building on UCLA Library Awards Day. Reservations are requested by Friday, April 18, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 310.206.8526.
Also part of UCLA Library Awards Day on April 30th, the Robert B. and Blanche Campbell Student Book Collection Competition rewards UCLA graduate and undergraduate students who have assembled outstanding book collections. More than $5000 in prizes will be offered in almost a dozen categories. The competition strives to honor book culture while embracing the digital age. Students who have assembled collections representing personal interests or are tied to their capstone, thesis, or creative projects are encouraged to submit entries.
Campbell Student Book Collection Competition Workshop
Friday, February 21, 2014
12 – 1:00 p.m.
Powell Library Building, InqSpace Living Room (Room 220)
Join former Campbell Competition judge Diana King, Arts Library, and collector extraordinaire Russell Johnson, Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library History and Special Collections for the Sciences, for their insights into presenting a winning entry and tips on how to build a focused and affordable collection. Reservations are encouraged but not required.
Questions? Email: email@example.com
Deadline to submit entries for both awards: Friday, March 21, 2014 (new application deadline!)
Source: California Digital Library
The California Digital Library (CDL) is conducting a survey of researcher perceptions and practices around data publication. By querying them directly, the CDL hopes to gain an understanding of researchers’ desires and expectations on a variety of topics including:
- peer review
- assigning credit
- dataset metrics
Researchers at any level in any branch of the Sciences or Social Sciences are invited to take the survey, which is anonymous and can be completed in 5-10 minutes. The results will be made publicly available and will inform future CDL practices.
For more information on the survey or on CDL’s efforts in data publication, click here:
To take the survey, click here: