Events & Exhibits

Upcoming Events

Ongoing Exhibits

The Russian Revolution Centenary: 1917-2017: Politics, Propaganda and People's Art

Exhibit - Multimedia: Moffitt Library | September 11, 2017 – January 8, 2018 every day |  Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

This exhibition is dedicated to the centenary of the Russian Revolution that took place in October of 1917. The exhibition will take place in the Moffitt Library, and it will highlight several print-items from the revolutionary times.

 Access to the Moffitt Undergraduate Library is restricted and you'll need the UC Berkeley/ Cal Card for entry.

The Summer of Love 50th Anniversary

Exhibit - Artifacts | July 21 – December 29, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Bancroft Corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

Marking a 50th anniversary, Bancroft’s rare and unique collections documenting the 1967 “Summer of Love” are on exhibit in the corridor cases. Presented are images from the Bay Area alternative press, psychedelic rock posters and mailers, documentary photographs of the Haight-Ashbury scene and major rock concerts, and material from the personal papers of author Joan Didion and poet Michael...   More >

Ecocity Berkeley: Thirty Years On: An Exhibit in the Environmental Design Library

Exhibit - Artifacts: Environmental Design Library | September 15 – December 16, 2017 every day with exceptions | Wurster Hall, 210 - Environmental Design Library Atrium

 Library

The 1987 book Ecocity Berkeley: Building Cities for a Healthy Future, inserting “ecocity” into the urban planning lexicon. Using Berkeley as a test bed, Richard Register promoted a new vision for urban development that now has worldwide resonance.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Book Talk with Professor Jabari Mahiri: Deconstructing Race: Multicultural Education Beyond the Color-Bind

Reading - Nonfiction | September 14 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Social Research Library (room 227)

 Jabari Mahiri, Professor, Graduate School of Education

 Library

The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact the event sponsor -- ideally at least two weeks prior to the event.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Diplomacy, Climate and U.S.-China Relations in the Age of Trump

Lecture | September 20 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 The Honorable David Rank, Charge d'affaires and Former Acting Ambassador, China

 Thomas B. Gold, Sociology, UC Berkeley

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Library, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Dave Rank resigned from his position as the senior American diplomat in China in the wake of the decision to withdraw from the Paris agreement on climate change. He will discuss the decision to end his 27-year career as a State Department Foreign Service Officer and the implications of this American disengagement on U.S. interests, our relationship with China and our standing in the world.

David Rank

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Bancroft Library Roundtable: Is the Civil Rights Struggle of the 1960s Still Relevant Today?

Lecture | September 21 | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room

 Carol Ruth Silver, Speaker, Author, Consultant, and Retired Attorney

 Bancroft Library

Carol Ruth Silver, arrested in 1961 as a Freedom Rider, secretly chronicled the ordeal on scraps of paper while in a Mississippi jail. Her manuscript collection and book documenting her activities are now housed in The Bancroft Library. She will share her civil-rights-era experiences and discuss non-violence and activism today.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Maps and More: Hamilton, in Maps

Tour/Open House: Science Libraries | September 22 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 50 McCone Hall

 Nicole Viglini; Samantha Teplitzky; Susan Powell

 Library

You've listened to the musical, now put some names to places with this pop-up exhibit of maps related to Alexander Hamilton's life and exploits. This month's Maps and More collections show-and-tell event is offered in coordination with the On the Same Page program. Featuring maps and atlases from the Earth Sciences & Map Library collection, this exhibit helps put some geographic context to key...   More >

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Advanced Literature Searching with Scopus

Workshop: Science Libraries | September 28 | 2-3 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library Training Room 110MD

 Randy Spencer, Elsevier, Inc.

 Library

Want to improve your literature searching and save yourself time? This workshop will cover advanced searching with Scopus, a large abstract and citation database covering the peer-reviewed literature: scholarly journals, books, and conference proceedings. The database covers publications in science, technology, medicine, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Come learn useful tips and techniques...   More >

 

  Registration opens August 17. Register online or by calling Brian Quigley at 510-642-5729, or by emailing Brian Quigley at bquigley@berkeley.edu

Scopus Tools for Assessing Research Impact

Workshop: Science Libraries | September 28 | 3-4 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library Training Room 110MD

 Randy Spencer, Elsevier, Inc.

 Library

This workshop will cover tools and techniques available in the citation database Scopus for maximizing and assessing your research impact. Topics to be covered include: citation analysis for authors, comparing journals with CiteScore, linking your Scopus Author ID to your ORCID ID, and using PlumX metrics in Scopus.

We encourage you to register for the workshop, but drop-ins will also be...   More >

 

  Registration opens August 17. Register online or by calling Brian Quigley at 510-642-5729, or by emailing Brian Quigley at bquigley@berkeley.edu

Book Talk Series: Another Kind of Madness: A Journey Through the Stigma and Hope of Mental Illness

Reading - Nonfiction | September 28 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 227 Haviland Hall

 Library, Social Research Library

Stephen Hinshaw, Professor of Psychology at UC Berkeley, will discuss his new book, Another Kind of Madness: A Journey Through the Stigma and Hope of Mental Illness. This is a beautifully written memoir that describes the impact on the family of his father's recurring mental illness -- and the crucial need to combat the powerful stigma that surrounds it.

Media Manipulation, Fake News, and Trolls: A Critical Media Workshop and Skill-Share

Workshop: Digital Scholarship | September 28 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Cody Hennesy, E-Learning Librarian, Doe Library; Sine Hwang-Jensen, Asian American Studies & Comparative Ethnic Studies Librarian, Ethnic Studies Library; Corliss Lee, American Cultures Librarian, Doe Library

 Library

Starting from a research justice framework, we will consider how different forms of knowledge production—cultural, spiritual, experiential, mainstream, and institutional—relate to political power. From there we look to recent trends in media manipulation, including political disinformation campaigns, fake news, and how trolling subcultures propagate their ideas online by gaming social media...   More >

 Cal ID required to enter Moffitt Library

 $0

  Register online

Monday, October 2, 2017

New Research in Oral History: Jacqueline Adams: Using music to denounce disappearances under a military regime

Lecture | October 2 | 12-1:15 p.m. | Bancroft Library, 267 -- Oral History Center Conference Room

 Jacqueline Adams, Institute for the Study of Society Issues, UC Berkeley

 Oral History Center

Under repressive military regimes, it is not unusual for political dissidents to become the victims of enforced disappearance, whereby they are tortured and killed by the secret police, and all the while, their whereabouts are unknown to family members. How do the family members respond to this situation? In this paper, this question is addressed by examining the case of relatives of the...   More >

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Finding Health Statistics and Data

Workshop: Science Libraries: Digital Scholarship | October 3 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, 356: D-Lab Convening Room

 Michael Sholinbeck, Sheldon Margen Public Health Library

 Library

Learn about some of the issues surrounding the collection of health statistics, as well as some authoritative sources of health statistics and data. We will look at tools that let you create custom tables of vital statistics (birth, death, etc.), disease statistics, health behavior statistics, and more. The focus will be on U.S. statistics, but sources of non-U.S. statistics will be covered as...   More >

 $0

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7000, or by emailing dlab-frontdesk@berkeley.edu

Google Search Tips, Tricks and Hacks

Workshop: Digital Scholarship | October 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Jennifer Dorner, Librarian, Library; Jesse Silva, Librarian, Library

 Library

One of the largest hurdles of using Google is the amount you must weed through. Some searches result in thousands of pages; who has time to go through all that? Did you know you can manipulate a regular Google search with a few hacks (such as adding site:url to limit to a specific url)? In this workshop we will cover many tips, tricks and strategies to make searching Google, Google Scholar,...   More >

 A Cal ID is required to enter Moffitt Library.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Refworks: Citation Management with Google Docs

Workshop: Science Libraries: Digital Scholarship | October 4 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience & Natural Resources Library / 2101

 Susan Koskinen, Librarian, UC Berkeley

 Library

This hands-on workshop will cover citation management, inserting references, footnotes and creating bibliographies in Word and Google docs. Bring your laptop or use our desktops.

Major!: October's Movie at Moffitt

Film - Documentary: Moffitt Library | October 4 | 7-9 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

MAJOR! explores the life and campaigns of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, a formerly incarcerated Black transgender elder and activist who has been fighting for the rights of trans women of color for over 40 years.

Miss Major is a veteran of the Stonewall Rebellion and a survivor of Attica State Prison, a former sex worker, an elder, and a community leader and human rights activist. She is simply...   More >

 Must have a UCB student ID for entrance.

Movies at Moffitt presents MAJOR!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Chinese Overseas: Celebrating the Legacy of Scholarship and Collection Treasures at UC Berkeley

Conference/Symposium | October 5 | 8:10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library (101 Doe Library)

 Ling-Chi Wang, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley

 Penny Edwards, Associate Professor, University of California, Berkeley; Harvey Dong, Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley; Sine Hwang Jensen, Asian American Studies & Comparative Ethnic Studies Librarian, University of California, Berkeley; Theresa Salazar, Curator, Bancroft Collection of Western Americana, University of California, Berkeley; Jianye He, Librarian for Chinese Collections, University of California, Berkeley; Virginia Shih, Librarian for the Southeast Asia Collection, University of California, Berkeley

 Library, Department of Ethnic Studies, Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Bancroft Library, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

The keynote address, presentations, and tours of various UC Berkeley libraries will highlight the past, present, and future of Chinese overseas scholarship and curatorship.

 Pre-registration is required. Pls. register by August 1, 2017. https://berkeleychineseoverseas.wordpress.com/register/

 

  Registration opens May 12. Register online or by calling Virginia Shih at 510-643-0850, or by emailing Virginia Shih at vshih@library.berkeley.edu by August 1.

Miscellaneous California views from the collection of Joseph A. Baird BANC PIC 1986.015:73–PIC

Lunch Poems: Layli Long Soldier

Reading - Literary | October 5 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Layli Long Soldier

 Lunch Poems, Library

A poetry reading by Layli Long Soldier.

New Google Sites workshop: Organize, collaborate and share

Workshop: Digital Scholarship | October 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Jen Bellenger, bConnected Collaboration Services; Rob Silva, bConnected Collaboration Services

 Library, Information Services and Technology (IST)

In this workshop we'll explore how easy it is to organize, collaborate, and share all of your online content in the New Google Sites.

 Cal ID required to enter Moffitt Library.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Brown Gallery Exhibit Opening: Love across the Global South: Popular Cinema Cultures of India and Senegal

Lecture: Doe Library | October 6 | 5-7 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library (101 Doe Library)

 Library

5-5:30: Brown Gallery viewing of the exhibit
5:30-5:45: Sugata Ray, Exhibition Co-curator: "Fields of Desire: Afro-Asian Networks and the Making of an Indian Ocean Art History"
5:45-6: Ivy Mills, Exhibition Co-curator: "Indo-Senegalese Cultural Formations: Curating Love across the Global South"
6-6:15: Liladhar Pendse, Exhibition Co-Curator (read by Adnan Malik in Liladhar's...   More >

Monday, October 9, 2017

Library Research Survival Guide: Tips from Undergraduate Library Prize Winners

Panel Discussion: Digital Scholarship | October 9 | 5-6 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Amy Clark; Ross Mattheis; Julie Van Den Hout; Cody Hennesy, Librarian

 Library

Stop by for tips and advice on library research from past winners of the annual Charlene Conrad Liebau Library Prize for Undergraduate Research.

 Cal ID required to enter Moffitt Library

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Introduction to Zotero 5.0

Workshop: Digital Scholarship | October 10 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Jennifer Dorner, Librarian, The Library

 Library

This introductory workshop will cover the Zotero library, adding items to your library, using collections to organize your library, using tags to organize your library, sorting and searching, and outputting a bibliography. During the hour after the workshop, the Instructor will be available to assist you with troubleshooting installation and syncing issues.

 A Cal ID is required to enter Moffitt Library.

Free Speech on Campus: A Discussion with Dean Erwin Chemerinsky in Honor of Constitution Day

Panel Discussion | October 10 | 6-8 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library, Rm 101 Doe Library

 Dean of Berkeley Law, Erwin Chemerinsky

 Library, Free Speech Movement Café Educational Programs

In honor of Constitution Day, the Free Speech Movement Educational Programs Committee welcomes the Dean of Berkeley Law, Erwin Chemerinsky. In his new book, "Free Speech on Campus", written with Howard Gillman, they argue that campuses must provide supportive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body but at the same time must never restrict the expression of ideas.

 The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact the event sponsor, fsmprograms@lists.berkeley.edu, ideally at least two weeks prior to the event.

Environmental Design Archives: Gallery Talks: Eichler Homes and the Reinvention of Affordable Housings in the Bay Area

Lecture: Environmental Design Library | October 10 | 7-8 p.m. | Wurster Hall, Room 121

 Matthew Gordon Lasner, Hunter College, CUNY

 Environmental Design Archives

Join the Environmental Design Archives the second Tuesday of each month for Gallery Talks, a series of informal lectures given by scholars and practitioners whose research has drawn extensively from EDA’s vast collections. Topics range from affordable housing, Heath Ceramics, and landscape architect Robert Royston, to photography, and architectural competitions.

Free to UC Berkeley Students,...   More >

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Web tools for demographic mapping

Workshop: Science Libraries: Digital Scholarship | October 11 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 356 Barrows Hall

 Susan Powell, Library

 Library

This workshop will introduce two different web platforms for exploring and mapping U.S. demographic data: SimplyAnalytics and PolicyMap. While there is some overlap between the different applications, each has its own strengths and unique features.

Berkeley Writers at Work

Reading - Nonfiction | October 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Doe Library, 101, Morrison Library

 Catherine Ceniza Choy, Ethnic Studies Department, UC Berkeley

 College Writing Programs

Catherine Ceniza Choy, Professor of Ethnic Studies, will be the featured writer in the Fall 2017 Berkeley Writers at Work Series. The event will take place on Wednesday, October 11, from noon to 1:30 pm in the Morrison Library, 101 Main Library, on the UC Berkeley campus.

Professor Catherine Ceniza Choy

Launch Pad: Undergraduate Student Talks about the Research Process in Sciences and Engineering

Presentation: Moffitt Library | October 11 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 4th Floor

 Library

Students discuss the initial process of starting a research project, introducing methodological approaches and resources while inviting other students to share their insight as well. This months featured students are from the Formula SAE Team.

 Must have a UCB ID for entrance.

Intro to Data Visualization

Workshop: Science Libraries: Digital Scholarship | October 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Becky Miller, Anna Sackmann, Elliott Smith, UC Berkeley Library

 Library

A well-designed figure can have a huge impact on the communication of research results. This workshop will introduce key principles and resources for visualizing data.

 Cal ID is required to enter Moffitt

Monday, October 16, 2017

New Research in Oral History: Vic Geraci: Making Slow Food Fast in California Cuisine

Lecture | October 16 | 12-1:15 p.m. | Bancroft Library, 267 -- Oral History Center Conference Room

 Victor Geraci, Independent Scholar

 Oral History Center

Dr. Geraci will be presenting findings from his new book, which follows the development of industrial agriculture in California and its influence on both regional and national eating habits. Early California politicians and entrepreneurs envisioned agriculture as a solution to the food needs of the expanding industrial nation. The state’s climate, geography, vast expanses of land, water, and...   More >

New Google Sites workshop: Organize, collaborate and share

Workshop: Digital Scholarship | October 16 | 3-4 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Jen Bellenger, bConnected Collaboration Services; Rob Silva, bConnected Collaboration Services

 Library, Information Services and Technology (IST)

In this workshop we'll explore how easy it is to organize, collaborate, and share all of your online content in the New Google Sites.

 Cal ID required to enter Moffitt Library.

Web Essentials Drop In Hours: Non-Coder's Guide to the Web

Information Session: Digital Scholarship | October 16 | 4-6 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 

Librarians, Librarians, University Library

Student Technology Consultants, Student Technology Consultants, Student Technology Services

 Library

Stop by to learn about web design, online publishing, software and support available at Berkeley to help you build websites, create multimedia presentations, and much more. Students from Student Technology Services and Librarians will be here to answer your questions and help orient you to the technology landscape on campus.

 Cal ID is required to enter Moffitt

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Scrivener: Software for Writers

Workshop: Science Libraries | October 17 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 305, College of Environmental Design Library

 Library

Want a better way to tackle your long writing project? Scrivener can help! Scrivener is a software program that breaks down your writing into manageable "chunks" and keeps all of your research, brainstorming, and writing in a single conceptual workspace. Use Scrivener for your thesis, dissertation, book project, novel, or any longer writing project. Read more at...   More >

Advanced Zotero 5.0

Workshop: Digital Scholarship | October 17 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Jennifer Dorner, Librarian, The Library

 Library

This workshop will help you become a more sophisticated user of Zotero, learning more about how to integrate it with Word, adding attachments, extracting data from PDFs, and using it as a collaboration tool. During the hour after the workshop, the Instructor will be available to assist you with troubleshooting installation and syncing issues.

 A Cal ID is required to enter Moffitt Library.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Crime Does Not Pay—Enough!: Mystery Writers of America in Northern California, Yesterday and Today

Reading - Literary | October 18 | 6-8 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library, Rm 101 Doe Library

 Laurie R. King; Sheldon Siegel; Kelli Stanley; Randal Brandt, Curator of California Detective Fiction, Bancroft Library

 Library, Bancroft Library

Best-selling authors Laurie R. King, Sheldon Siegel, and Kelli Stanley (all current or past Presidents of MWA NorCal) will be joined by Randal Brandt, the Bancroft Library’s Curator of California Detective Fiction, in celebrating the lives and works of several of the founding members, including Anthony Boucher, Lenore Glen Offord, Virginia Rath, Mary Collins, Robert Finnegan, Dana Lyon, Darwin...   More >

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Bancroft Library Roundtable: City of White Gold, San Francisco in the Gilded Age: Bringing Archival Images to Life through Film

Lecture | October 19 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, O'Neill Room

 Geordie Lynch, filmmaker

 Bancroft Library

Filmmaker Geordie Lynch will discuss his film-in-progress, City of White Gold, and how the discovery of silver in 1859 transformed San Francisco from a backwater boomtown into a world-class metropolis. The director will also detail the fine points of enriching a historical documentary with stunning and exciting visual imagery.

Designing in Drupal

Workshop: Digital Scholarship | October 19 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, D-Lab (Barrows 350)

 Linda Louie

 Library

In this workshop, you will learn how Drupal works, see examples of Drupal projects, and be guided through the steps to create your own customizable Drupal sandbox site. No coding knowledge is required for this workshop.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Becoming More Productive: Workflow Strategies for Grad Students

Workshop: Science Libraries | October 20 | 1-2:30 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 2101, Bioscience Library Training Room

 Graduate students in the Life and Health Sciences disciplines; Becky Miller, Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences Librarian; Jeffery Loo, Optometry & Health Sciences Librarian

 Library

In this workshop, graduate students from the Life and Health Sciences will present a range of strategies for gathering, storing, organizing, and synthesizing all your information and data for your research and teaching. Come learn to be more productive!

Monday, October 23, 2017

Copyright and Your Dissertation: Discover a workflow for answering copyright and policy questions as you prepare to publish

Workshop: Scholarly Communication | October 23 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 309 Sproul Hall

 Rachael Samberg, Scholarly Communication Officer, Library

 Library, Graduate Division

From the beginning of the writing process all the way to submitting and publishing your dissertation or thesis, this workshop will teach you a workflow for addressing copyright and other legal considerations based on the content you're using. It will also help you address related publishing questions once you're finished writing, including considerations about sharing your dissertation online,...   More >

 

  RSVP online

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Publishing Your Dissertation

Panel Discussion: Scholarly Communication | October 24 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 309 Sproul Hall

 Rachael Samberg, Scholarly Communication Officer, Library

 Library, Graduate Division

Hear from expert panelists about what happens once you submit your dissertation, how to shape your dissertation's impact through open access publishing, and how to go about publishing your first book based on your dissertation.

 

  RSVP online

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Increasing and Monitoring Scholarly Impact

Workshop: Scholarly Communication | October 25 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 309 Sproul Hall

 Rachael Samberg, Scholarly Communication Officer, Library

 Library, Graduate Division

Discover strategies and tips for preparing and promoting your scholarship, and the best ways to monitor and increase your citations and success. You'll also learn how to: understand metrics, select and use scholarly networking tools, choose reputable open access journals and publishing options, and participate in open access article and monograph funding opportunities.

 

  RSVP online

Gorbachev: His Life and Times: 33rd Annual Colin and Elsa Miller Lecture

Lecture | October 25 | 5-7 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 William Taubman, Bertrand Snell Professor of Political Science, Emeritus, Amherst College

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)

In his Gorbachev biography William Taubman shows how a peasant boy turned into Soviet Communism’s gravedigger, why the Communist regime allowed him to destroy it, how Gorbachev’s dream of democratizing the USSR foundered, how he and President Ronald Reagan turned out to be almost perfect partners, and why Gorbachev permitted Eastern Europe to abandon Communism without firing a shot. Taubman’s...   More >

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Understanding the (Changing) Realm of Peer Review

Panel Discussion: Scholarly Communication | October 26 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 309 Sproul Hall

 Rachael Samberg, Scholarly Communication Officer, Library

 Library, Graduate Division

Are you publishing an article or reviewing someone else's work? Panelists demystify the peer review process, what's expected of you and what you'll experience, and how the world of peer review is evolving with new models that foster transparency and impact.

 

  RSVP online

Friday, October 27, 2017

Making Textbooks and Course Readers Affordable: Berkeley on the Leading Edge

Panel Discussion: Scholarly Communication | October 27 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, Environmental Design Library Atrium

 Brad DeLong, Professor of Economics; John Wallace, Lecturer, Japanese Program; Daniel A. Rodriguez, Professor of City & Regional Planning; Ani Adhikari, Teaching Professor, Statistics

 Library

Can students afford to take your class? What would student success and retention be like if an enrollment barrier—the cost of textbooks and course readers—were reduced or eliminated? Come to this panel discussion to find out.

 

  Register online

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Lunch Poems: Solmaz Sharif

Reading - Literary | November 2 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Solmaz Sharif

 Lunch Poems, Library

A poetry reading by Solmaz Sharif.

Monday, November 6, 2017

New Research in Oral History: Shanna Farrell: Bay Area Cocktails: An Oral History of Culture, Community and Craft

Lecture | November 6 | 12-1:15 p.m. | Bancroft Library, 267 -- Oral History Center Conference Room

 Shanna Farrell, Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley

 Oral History Center

An American invention, the cocktail fluctuated in popularity following Prohibition and had firmly taken root in the culinary landscape by the 1990s. The Bay Area played a significant role in reviving it—as much as New York and London. From the distillers who pioneered craft spirits and Alice Waters’ revolutionary take on simple, fresh food at Chez Panisse to the bartenders who cared enough to...   More >

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Launch Pad: Undergraduate Student Talks about the Research Process in Arts and Humanities

Presentation: Moffitt Library | November 8 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 4th Floor

 Library

Students discuss the initial process of starting a research project, introducing methodological approaches and resources while inviting other students to share their insight as well. This months featured students are Jacob Bjorseth and Gabriella Wellons.

 Must have a UCB ID for entrance.

WordPress for Easy and Attractive Websites

Workshop: Digital Scholarship | November 8 | 4:10-5 p.m. | Barrows Hall, D-Lab (Barrows 350)

 Stacy Reardon

 Library

In this hands-on workshop, we will learn the basics of creating a WordPress site, a web-based platform good for blogs, scholarly portfolios, and websites. By the end of the workshop, you will know how to post content, embed images and video, customize themes and appearance, and work with plugins. Please bring a laptop if possible.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Copyright and Fair Use for Digital Projects

Workshop: Scholarly Communication: Digital Scholarship | November 13 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, D-Lab, 350 Barrows Hall

 Rachael Samberg, Library

 Library, D-Lab

This training will help you navigate the copyright, fair use, and usage rights of including third-party content in your digital project. Whether you seek to embed video from other sources for analysis, post material you scanned from a visit to the archives, add images, upload documents, or more, understanding the basics of copyright and discovering a workflow for answering copyright-related...   More >

 Open to UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and students.

 

  Register online

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Share Your Scholarship: Humanities Commons

Workshop: Digital Scholarship | November 14 | 4:10-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio, Dwinelle Hall 117 (Level D)

 Stacy Reardon

 Library

Humanities Commons, a new platform developed by the MLA and other humanities organizations, offers a professional alternative to for-profit academic networking sites like Academia.edu. In this workshop, we'll learn how to make your research available online, develop an academic portfolio, and connect with colleagues at other universities using Humanities Commons.

Author Event with Jennifer Doudna: A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution

Reading - Nonfiction: Science Libraries | November 14 | 4:30-6 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience & Natural Resources Library | Note change in date

 Dr. Jennifer A. Doudna, Professor, UC Berkeley

 Library, Life & Health Sciences Division

Professor Doudna's new book chronicles the discovery of CRISPR and the ethical questions to come. Join us for a fascinating discussion with Professor Doudna on the timely and important issues explored in her book.

Dr. Jennifer A. Doudna

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Introduction to Georeferencing

Workshop: Science Libraries: Digital Scholarship | November 15 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 356 Barrows Hall

 Susan Powell, Library

 Library

This workshop will cover the basic concepts involved in georeferencing/georectifiying a digital image and provide hands-on practice using a web-based interface. Georeferencing involves “spatializing” scanned maps or aerial imagery so they can be used in a geographic information system (GIS).

We will cover the basics of topics such as projections, coordinate systems, and the theory behind...   More >

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Bancroft Library Roundtable: Native Claims Across Nations: Indigenous Land Ownership in Mexican and U.S. California, 1840-1860

Lecture | November 16 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room

 Julia Lewandoski, doctoral candidate, History, UC Berkeley

 Bancroft Library

The vast majority of indigenous Californians never received land promised to them after Mexico secularized California's missions in 1834. Drawing mainly from land case files in The Bancroft Library, Julia Lewandoski will trace the stories of those who did receive grants from Mexico in the 1840s. These communities used legal systems to gain and keep land after California became a U.S. state in 1850.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Finding the Haystack: Accessing Corpora for Computational Text Analysis

Workshop: Digital Scholarship | November 21 | 4-5 p.m. | Barrows Hall, D-Lab (Barrows 356: Convening Room)

 Cody Hennesy; Stacy Reardon

 Library

Where and how can you access large collections of text for computational analysis? This session will outline the landscape of corpora available in the public domain and as library-licensed resources. We'll discuss licensing and copyright restrictions, as well as common modes of access and non-consumptive research tools provided by the HathiTrust Research Center, JSTOR, and more.

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

HTML/CSS Toolkit for Digital Projects

Workshop: Digital Scholarship | December 5 | 4:10-5 p.m. | Barrows Hall, D-Lab (Barrows 350)

 Stacy Reardon; Cody Hennesy

 Library

If you've tinkered in WordPress, Google Sites, or other web publishing tools, chances are you've wanted more control over the placement and appearance of your content. With a little HTML and CSS under your belt, you'll know how to edit "under the hood" so you can place an image exactly where you want it, customize the formatting of text, or troubleshoot copy & paste issues.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Lunch Poems: Rita Dove

Reading - Literary | December 7 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Rita Dove

 Lunch Poems, Library

A poetry reading by Rita Dove.

(photo by Fred Viebahn)

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Lunch Poems: TC Tolbert

Reading - Literary | February 1 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 TC Tolbert

 Lunch Poems, Library

A poetry reading by TC Tolbert.

(photo by Hannah Ensor)

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Digital Scholarly Editions with TEI

Workshop: Digital Scholarship | February 13 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, D-Lab, 350 Barrows Hall

 Stacy Reardon, Library

 Library

The Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) offers a standard way of describing texts to make them machine readable. A flavor of XML, TEI has been used in many humanities and social sciences disciplines, and it has a dedicated vocabulary for describing literary texts. TEI may be used to create digital editions, prepare texts for research, and preserve texts in a digital format. In this workshop, we'll...   More >

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Publish Digital Books and Open Educational Resources with Pressbooks

Workshop: Scholarly Communication: Digital Scholarship | February 20 | 1:10-2 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio, Dwinelle Hall 117 (Level D)

 Rachael Samberg, Scholarly Communication Officer, Library

 Library

Pressbooks is often the tool of choice for academics creating digital books, open textbooks, and open educational resources, since you can license your materials for reuse however you desire. Learn why and how to use Pressbooks for publishing your original books or course materials. You'll leave the workshop with a project already under way!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Scalar for Multimedia Digital Projects

Workshop: Digital Scholarship | February 21 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, D-Lab, 350 Barrows Hall

 Stacy Reardon, Library

 Library

Scalar is a web platform designed especially for multimedia digital projects and for multimedia academic texts. Choose it to develop born digital projects and books, or as a companion site for traditional scholarship. In this hands-on workshop, we’ll learn how to create a Scalar project, create pages and media, add metadata and annotations, and define paths.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Lunch Poems: Rosa Alcalá

Reading - Literary | March 1 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Rosa Alcalá

 Lunch Poems, Library

A poetry reading by Rosa Alcalá.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon: Art + Feminism

Special Event | March 6 | 12-5 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

Wikimedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not: content is skewed by the lack of female participation. This represents an alarming absence in an important repository of shared knowledge.

Let’s change that. Drop in 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library on Tuesday, March 6 from 12noon-5:00pm for an...   More >

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Copyright and Fair Use for Digital Projects

Workshop: Scholarly Communication: Digital Scholarship | March 14 | 11:10 a.m.-12:40 p.m. | Barrows Hall, D-Lab, 350 Barrows Hall

 Rachael Samberg, Scholarly Communication Officer, Library

 Library

This training will help you navigate the copyright, fair use, and usage rights of including third-party content in your digital project. We will also provide an overview of your intellectual property rights as a creator and ways to license your own work.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

By Design: Graphics and Images Basics

Workshop: Digital Scholarship | April 17 | 4:10-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio, Dwinelle Hall 117 (Level D)

 Lynn Cunningham, Library; Eugene De La Rosa

 Library

In this hands-on workshop, we will learn how to create web graphics for your digital publishing projects and websites. We will cover topics such as: image editing tools in Photoshop; image resolution for the web; sources for free public domain and Creative Commons images; and image upload to publishing tools such as WordPress. If possible, please bring a laptop with Photoshop installed.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

The Long Haul: Best Practices for Making Your Digital Project Last

Workshop: Digital Scholarship | May 1 | 4:10-5 p.m. | Doe Library, Doe Library 303

 Stacy Reardon, Library; Rachael Samberg, Scholarly Communication Officer

 Library

You've invested a lot of work in creating a digital project, but how do you ensure it has staying power? We'll look at choices you can make at the beginning of project development to influence sustainability, best practices for documentation and asset management, and how to sunset your project in a way that ensures long-term access for future researchers.