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In celebration of the movement to Reuse, Recycle, and Renew, the Library recently kicked off its 3rd annual book drive in tandem with the UCSF LivingGreen Fair. The book drive will run through June 6th.
Every year, the UCSF Library reviews its journal subscriptions as part of the renewal process for the upcoming year. Due to the sharp UC budget cuts, the rising cost of electronic journal and database subscriptions, and decreased usage of print journals, we must identify savings through the reduction of print subscription costs.
For 2014, we are proposing 44 print subscriptions for cancellation. With the exception of two print-only subscriptions, all titles would remain available online to the UCSF community.
A new library exhibit, School of Pharmacy History: Robert L. Day Collection, highlights selected artifacts, photos, and documents detailing the history of the UCSF School of Pharmacy from 1872 through the late 2000s. The exhibit is currently on view in the Parnassus Campus Library, 5th floor.
Through May 12, the Library is conducting a survey to evaluate the quality of its services and resources. If you're a member of the UCSF community, please take a few minutes to fill it out. You'll help us identify what our strengths are, and where we need to improve.
When you complete the survey, you'll have an opportunity to enter a drawing for:
Have an iPad? Help us evaluate BrowZine -- a new research tool being considered for subscription -- by April 30, 2013.
BrowZine allows you to browse and monitor many academic journals right from your iPad. To facilitate research, articles discovered through BrowZine can easily be sent to Zotero, Dropbox, iAnnotate, or several other services to integrate with your existing workflow. To learn more, check out this short video:
The class schedule for April - June 2013 is now available. In addition to EndNote and RefWorks training, the Library is offering a new course:
UCSF faculty, staff, and students can also register for multimedia and presentation workshops, such as:
Take a break, sit back, and relax while listing to acoustic music by Rachel Lastimosa. Rachel currently performs in the R&B/rock duo Dirty Boots and is a former member of the indie rock band, Creeper Lagoon.
There will be light refreshments and free chair massages (first-come, first-served).
Wednesday, March 27, noon-1 p.m.
On Thursday, March 21, please join us in celebrating the opening of the Living Room on the Parnassus Campus Library's main floor!
Karen Butter, University Librarian, will perform a ribbon cutting ceremony at 3:15 p.m. We'll also have hot drinks and light refreshments on hand.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Parnassus Campus Library, main floor lobby
Enjoy an intimate performance by Lavay Smith, vocalist and bandleader of the Red Hot Skillet Lickers, one of the top swinging jazz and blues bands in the world. Lavay grew up in Southern California and the Philippines and has become an internationally recognized diva of jazz and blues, with a singing style influenced by Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington, Bessie Smith, Little Esther Phillips, and other legendary greats. Don’t miss this special concert in celebration of Women’s History Month!