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.

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.

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.

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 >

¡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 >

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Electronic Resources for Chinese Studies in Social Sciences

Information Session | November 14 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 341 East Asian Library

 Susan Xue

 Library

Learn to locate books, articles, data and government documents in electronic format for Chinese Studies in the social sciences.

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, Jennifer Doudna

Reading - Nonfiction | November 14 | 4:30-6 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience & Natural Resources Library

 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 >

Japanese Language Resources

Information Session | November 15 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 341 East Asian Library

 Toshie Marra

 Library

Introduction to research resources in Japanese language in the area of humanities and social sciences.

Python FUN!damentals: Part 4

Workshop: Digital Scholarship | November 15 | 4-7 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Rachel Jansen, D-Lab

 Library

This four-part, interactive workshop series is your complete introduction to programming Python for people with little or no previous programming experience. By the end of the series, you will be able to apply your knowledge of basic principles of programming and data manipulation to a real-world social science application.

 Cal ID required to enter Moffitt Library

  free

  Register online

The Berkeley Forum In Discussion with Alexandra Petri

Special Event | November 15 | 6-8 p.m. |  Free Speech Movement Café (Moffitt Library)

 Alexandra Petri, The Washington Post

 Library, Free Speech Movement Café Educational Programs

The Berkeley Forum in discussion with Alexandra Petri, the columnist behind The Washington Post’s ComPost blog and author of
A Field Guide to Awkward Silences. Ms. Petri writes satirical and lighthearted pieces on contemporary news, politics and points of view. The Berkeley Forum staff will moderate the forum and allow audience questions afterwards with Ms. Petri.

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.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

NaNoWriMo 2017 at UC Berkeley: Come Write In Sessions

Meeting | November 19 | 1-3 p.m. | Doe Library, Room 180 Doe Library

 Shannon Monroe, Head of Interlibrary Lending & Photoduplication, Interlibrary Services

 Library

Have you ever thought about writing a novel, but just didn’t think you had the time? You’re not alone. Working on an academic writing project and need help with productivity? Join us for NaNoWriMo 2017 at UC Berkeley, and write with fellow participants, students and colleagues in a supportive setting at Doe Library during National Novel Writing Month!

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.

 $0

  Register online

Sunday, November 26, 2017

NaNoWriMo 2017 at UC Berkeley: Come Write In Sessions

Meeting | November 26 | 1-4 p.m. | Doe Library, Room 180 Doe Library

 Shannon Monroe, Head of Interlibrary Lending & Photoduplication, Interlibrary Services

 Library

Have you ever thought about writing a novel, but just didn’t think you had the time? You’re not alone. Working on an academic writing project and need help with productivity? Join us for NaNoWriMo 2017 at UC Berkeley, and write with fellow participants, students and colleagues in a supportive setting at Doe Library during National Novel Writing Month!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Western Language Resources for East Asian Studies

Information Session | November 28 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 341 East Asian Library

 Bruce Williams

 Library

Introduction to locating materials and information in Western languages in the area of East Asian Studies by using library databases, catalogs and other bibliographic tools.

Book Talk Series: Prevention Diaries

Reading - Nonfiction | November 28 | 5-7:30 p.m. | 227 Haviland Hall

 Larry Cohen

 Library

Larry Cohen tells the story of a movement to remake our communities to support health and equity and reveals the unexpected (yet foreseeable) parts of daily life that shape our health. Health happens in our communities and homes, not just at the doctor’s office, and many illnesses and injuries can be prevented through commonsense solutions.

FREE books to the first 20 UCB students to...   More >

Thursday, November 30, 2017

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

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

 Stephen Hinshaw

 Library

Stephen Hinshaw, professor of Psychology (UC Berkeley) and Psychiatry (UC San Francisco) will discuss his newest book, "Another Kind of Madness", chronicling his father’s recurring mental illness and the doctor-enforced silence surrounding it, plus the crucial need to combat stigma. Books will be for sale, courtesy of Mrs. Dalloway's.

*The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible,...   More >

NaNoWriMo 2017 at UC Berkeley: Come Write In Sessions

Meeting | November 30 | 6-9 p.m. | Doe Library, Room 180 Doe Library

 Shannon Monroe, Head of Interlibrary Lending & Photoduplication, Interlibrary Services

 Library

Have you ever thought about writing a novel, but just didn’t think you had the time? You’re not alone. Working on an academic writing project and need help with productivity? Join us for NaNoWriMo 2017 at UC Berkeley, and write with fellow participants, students and colleagues in a supportive setting at Doe Library during National Novel Writing Month!

Friday, December 1, 2017

Western Language Resources for East Asian Studies

Information Session | December 1 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 341 East Asian Library

 Bruce Williams

 Library

Introduction to locating materials and information in Western languages in the area of East Asian Studies by using library databases, catalogs and other bibliographic tools.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Sound, Media and Literature in the Americas: The Morrison Library

Panel Discussion | December 4 | 5-7 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Tom McEnaney, Assistant Professor Comparative Literature and Spanish & Portuguese, UC Berkeley; José Quiroga, Professor Spanish and Comparative Literature, Emory University; Freya Schiwy, Associate Professor Media and Cultural Studies, UC Riverside

 UC Berkeley Library, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Center for Latin American Studies

A conversation in celebration of his new book - Acoustic Properties: Radio, Narrative, and the New Neighborhood of the Americas

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.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs: December's Movie at Moffitt

Film - Documentary | December 6 | 7-9 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

What does it mean to be an American revolutionary today? Grace Lee Boggs is a 98-year-old Chinese American writer, activist, and philosopher in Detroit. Rooted for more than 70 years in the African American movement, she has devoted her life to an evolving revolution that encompasses the contradictions of America's past and its potentially radical future. This documentary presents Boggs's...   More >

 Must have a UCB student ID for entrance.

December's Movie at Moffitt

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)

Friday, December 8, 2017

Open Textbook Workshop

Workshop: Scholarly Communication | December 8 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 127 (Academic Innovation Studio)

 Rachael Samberg, Scholarly Communication Officer, Library

 Sarah Cohen, Open Textbook Network

 Library

Are you an instructor who is concerned about the impact of high textbook costs on your students? Do you want to adopt or create innovative pedagogical materials? Explore possible open textbook solutions by attending a two hour workshop and writing a short textbook review. The Library will provide you with a $200 stipend for your efforts! Space is limited, so please submit a very brief...   More >

 

 Space is limited. Applications must be received by Dec. 1. Register online

Open Textbook Workshop for Staff and Partners

Workshop: Scholarly Communication | December 8 | 12:45-2:45 p.m. | 127 Dwinelle Hall

 Rachael Samberg, Scholarly Communication Officer, Library

 Sarah Cohen, Open Textbook Network

 Library

Are you a UC Berkeley staff or affiliate who is concerned about the impact of high textbook costs on students, or you are working with a faculty member who is? Do you want to support the adoption or creation of innovative pedagogical materials? Discover the landscape for affordable textbooks, and explore possible open textbook solutions at this workshop, and di

 

  RSVP online by December 5.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

How, Where, and What to Publish: UC Berkeley Scholarly Publishing Symposium

Conference/Symposium | January 30 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Sproul Hall, 309 (Graduate Professional Development Center)

 Rachael Samberg, Scholarly Communication Officer, Library

 

Editors from Elsevier, Springer-Nature, PLOS, UC Press, and more

 Library

Hear from scholarly journal and book publishers Elsevier, Springer-Nature, PLOS, UC Press, and more during a half-day symposium in which editors cover all aspects of how, where, and what to publish. Panel presentations and discussions will include:

• Intro to Scholarly Publishing: Targeting the “right” journal for submission; overview of the editorial process (Submission to...   More >

 

  Register online

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 | February 20 | 1:10-2:30 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.