Archive for January, 2011

Update on the Chemistry Collection

Monday, January 24th, 2011

New Locations of Science and Engineering Library/Chemistry Collection

 Since the Science and Engineering Library (SEL)/Chemistry closed on June 30, 2010, its chemistry and physics collections have been relocated to keep them accessible to users.  Their new locations are as follows:

  • Reference materials:  SEL/Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, 8270 Boelter Hall
  • Print reserves materials:  SEL/Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
  • Unbound periodicals:  SEL/Geology-Geophysics, 4697 Geology Building
  • Books and bound periodicals:  Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, 12-077 Center for the Health Sciences.

These new locations are reflected in UCLA Library Catalog and Melvyl records.

 Users are encouraged to ask public service staff in the libraries for assistance, particularly in the Biomedical Library, where the items are shelved in several different locations.  The books are in the reading room on the first floor, while the journals are dispersed among the library’s open stacks and some staff-only areas on several floors.  Biomedical Library staff can provide a map of locations and personal assistance when necessary.

 Questions about collection locations and about billing for items formerly housed in SEL/Chemistry can be directed to Daniel Contreras by email at or by phone at extension 53342.  Questions about collection development for chemistry and physics materials can be directed to Elaine Adams by email at or by phone at extension 52649, and questions about instruction involving chemistry or physics materials can be directed to Courtney Hoffner by email at or by phone at extension 50190.

 As explained in previous communications, these changes have been made in response to budgetary imperatives and changing usage patterns of the SEL/Chemistry facility and its physical collections.  The UCLA Library’s primary objective remains to provide the faculty, students, and staff in UCLA’s acclaimed programs in the life and physical sciences, as well as its researchers who receive millions of dollars annually in research grants, with the collections, services, and facilities they need.

Chancellor’s Budget Message

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011
UCLA Office of the Chancellor

To the Campus Community:

Today, Governor Jerry Brown announced his California budget proposal for 2011-12. As we expected, the plan includes a reduction of $500 million in funding for the University of California.

UC President Mark Yudof has issued a statement responding to the proposal and outlining its possible impact on the UC. I encourage you to read his message here.

During the next several weeks, we will have a clearer understanding of how the latest cuts will affect our UCLA campus budget specifically. Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Scott Waugh, who chairs UCLA’s Restructuring Steering Committee, will oversee our efforts to meet the latest budget reductions. As it has since its inception in February 2010, the RSC will continue to develop strategies for decreasing our dependence on state support and making our operations as efficient as possible.

In addition, we will intensify our development of new revenue streams. I am determined to ensure that we can continue to offer a quality education for our undergraduate and graduate students and to sustain our innovative research through these difficult times.

In the coming months, as the legislature considers Governor Brown’s budget, it is essential that lawmakers understand the impact of further cuts to the UC. Please join our advocacy effort by clicking the Get Involved link at Budget information is always available at the UCLA Newsroom.


Gene D. Block