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  • UCSF Students: Paws for a Study Break!

    Dog using a laptop.

    UCSF students, it's finals, and we know you're tired from all that studying! Stop by the Parnassus Campus Library to relax and recharge for a few minutes. There will be a dog from Animal Assisted Therapy at SPCA for you to pet. We’ll also have light snacks on hand.

    • Tuesday, June 4, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm 
    • Thursday, June 6, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm 
    • Tuesday, June 11, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Parnassus Campus Library, Room 355 (main floor, near the Living Room).

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  • Donate Used Books to Support Family Literacy

    boy reading outside

    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.

    Better World Books will send proceeds from the books donated by UCSF patrons, the public, and the Library to the National Center for Family Literacy.

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  • Journal Cancellations: Feedback Needed by May 24

    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.

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  • New Library Exhibit: School of Pharmacy History

    Robert L. Day Collection

    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.

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  • Enter to Win an iPad Mini and Other Prizes

    Win an iPad Mini or other prizes

    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:

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  • New UCSF Library Products Available on Zazzle.com

    UCSF Library Zazzle products

    The Library's Archives & Special Collections staff have dipped into their vault of treasures to bring you new tote bags, travel mugs, and water bottles! View and purchase these unique items at www.zazzle.com/ucsflibrary.

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  • Help Evaluate BrowZine for iPad by April 30

    BrowZine app logo and screenshots

    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:


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  • Sign Up for Free Library Classes

    librarian teaching in computer classroom

    The class schedule for April - June 2013 is now available. In addition to EndNote and RefWorks training, the Library is offering a new course:

    • Getting the Most Out of PubMed: Clinical Queries and Complex Search Strategies

    UCSF faculty, staff, and students can also register for multimedia and presentation workshops, such as:

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  • Music in the Library: Rachel Lastimosa

    Rachel Lastimosa

    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.
    Lange Room
    Free admission

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  • Opening Event: Party in the Living Room

    Living Room, UCSF Library

    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

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