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


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


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.

¡Viva La Fiesta! Mexican Traditions of Celebration

Exhibit - Artifacts | October 13, 2017 – February 1, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, The Bancroft Library Gallery

 Bancroft Library

¡Viva la Fiesta! explores the cycle of traditional religious and
patriotic celebrations that have for centuries marked the
Mexican calendar. The exhibition draws on unique historical
representations of the fiestas and examines their relationship
to communal identities, national politics, religious practices,
and indigenous customs. These original materials, which are
preserved in the...   More >

Fiat Yuks: Cal Student Humor, Then and Now

Exhibit - Artifacts | October 16, 2017 – June 3, 2018 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

Let there be laughter! This exhibition features Cal students’
cartoons, jokes, and satire throughout the years selected
from their humor magazines and other publications.

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


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


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 >

Zotero Workshop: Zotero for Citation Management

Workshop: Digital Scholarship | September 22 | 2-3 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 305 Library Training Room

 David Eifler, Environmental Design Library


Learn how to use this easy citation manager for Firefox, Safari and Chrome. The workshop will cover importing citations, exporting bibliographies, sharing resources for working groups, and using a wide variety of citation styles.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Living Stories: Oral History Interviewing and Research

Lecture | September 25 | 1-3 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220 (Geballe Room)

 Paul Burnett, Oral historian, Oral History Center of The Bancroft Library

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Join historian Paul Burnett of the Oral History Center to learn about oral history, the Bancroft Library's massive oral history collection, and a primer on how to conduct interviews yourself!

Paul Burnett, Oral History Center of the Bancroft Library

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Address Geocoding

Workshop: Digital Scholarship | September 27 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 55A McCone Hall

 Patty Frontiera, D-Lab


This workshop will introduce geocoding--the process of determining the geographic location of a place name, zipcode, or address. The first part of this workshop will be an introduction to the process of geocoding and strategies for achieving good results. We will briefly discuss the pros and cons of the various software tools available for geocoding.

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.


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

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.


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

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 | Canceled

 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


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


  Register online

Friday, September 29, 2017

VR Happy Hour: Try out the HTC Vive with b.makerspace

Social Event: Digital Scholarship | September 29 | 5-7 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, Makerspace on 1st Floor


Looking to decompress? Reality got you down?

Come to VR Happy Hour to explore Aperture Labs, wreck Ikea, end the zombie apocalypse, and much, much more. Our team of VR specialists will ensure you have a fun time with our HTC VIVE.

Snacks and drinks will be provided, though we ask you to bring the sparkling conversation.

Limited number of spaces to play on VR so arrive early.

 Cal ID is required for entry into Moffitt Library

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


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 >


  Register online or by calling 510-664-7000, or by emailing

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


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.


  RSVP online

Book Talk Series: The Alternative: Most of What You Believe About Poverty is Wrong

Reading - Nonfiction | October 3 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 227 Haviland Hall

 Mauricio L. Miller


The Alternative challenges the assumptions that low-income families are either lazy, or victims needing to be saved. Mauricio L. Miller lays out and details his simple, evidenced-based and effective alternative solution to poverty—to invest in people’s demonstrated strengths, rather than weaknesses. Mauricio L. Miller is the founder of Family Independence Initiative (FII) and a MacArthur Genius...   More >

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


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.

Book Talk Series: La Nueva California: Latinos from Pioneers to Post-Millennials

Reading - Nonfiction | October 4 | 12:10-2 p.m. | 227 Haviland Hall

 David Hayes-Bautista


David Hayes-Bautista discusses his seminal work, La Nueva California: Latinos from Pioneers to Post-Millennials which paints a vivid portrait of Latino society in California by providing a wealth of details about work ethic, family strengths, business establishments, and the surprisingly robust health profile that yields an average life expectancy for Latinos five years longer than that of the...   More >

3D Printing Basics

Workshop: Digital Scholarship | October 4 | 1-2 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, Makerspace - 1st floor


2D printing was starting to get boring... So now we have 3D printing! Crazy stuff!

If you want to learn how to 3D print, come join us for our first official training session for the Fall 2017 semester! No prior experience is needed!!
You also need to RSVP, which is totally FREE! AND after you receive training, you'll be able to 3D print anything you want for free as well! What a deal, right?...   More >

 Cal Id Required for access into Moffitt Library.

Major!: October's Movie at Moffitt

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


  Registration opens May 12. Register online or by calling Virginia Shih at 510-643-0850, or by emailing Virginia Shih at 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.

Book Talk Series: From Deportation to Prison: The Politics of Immigration Enforcement in Post-Civil Rights America

Reading - Nonfiction | October 5 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 227 Haviland Hall

 Patrisia Macías-Rojas


Patrisia Macías-Rojas discusses her award-winning book which provides a thorough and captivating exploration of how mass incarceration and law and order policies of the past forty years have transformed immigration and border enforcement.

Oliver Cromwell Cox Book Award 2017

*The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require...   More >

Introduction to Arduino Workshop

Workshop: Digital Scholarship | October 5 | 1-3 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, Makerspace - 1st floor


Coding. Robotics. ARDUINO.

Come join us and learn how to use Arduino! NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. All you need to have is a positive attitude and a passion to learn!

In order to participate, you must RSVP (which is FREE).

Additionally, in order to have time to cover all the information during the workshop, please download Arduino on your laptop before attending and bring your laptop to the...   More >

 Cal Id Required for access into Moffitt Library.

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.


  RSVP online

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, Center for African Studies

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 >

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


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.


  RSVP online

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,, 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 >