Lecture | April 16 | 4-6:30 p.m. | 308A Doe Library
Paula Perlman, Professor of Classics, University of Texas (Austin)
2017/2018 Aleshire Lecture
Film - Documentary | April 16 | 6-8 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Kristof Bilsen, Filmaker, Director, Co-Producer
The Republic of Congo is a country mainly represented by stories of violence, rape, rebels and crime. In Elephants Dream, director Kristof Bilsen takes us beyond these usual reports and provides poetic and compassionate insight into a country in transition.
Kristof Bilsen (Director, Co-Producer) completed a filmmaking BA in Brussels (2002) and then worked as a cinematographer, editor and... More >
Film - Documentary | April 16 | 6-8 p.m. | Doe Library, Room 180
Kristof Bilsen, Director/Producer
Set in war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Elephant's Dream is a breath-taking documentary that captures the daily lives of Congolese street-level civil servants in Kinshasa and Bas-Congo. Discussion with the director/producer to follow. Free to the public. For more information please contact us: email@example.com, 510-768-7618.
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
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.
Bancroft Library Roundtable: From Kitchen Tables to Laboratories: Nutritional Science at UC Berkeley, 1895-1930
Lecture | April 19 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room
Kimberly Killion, doctoral candidate, History, and Bancroft Library Study Award recipient, UC Berkeley
During the late nineteenth century, scientists from various fields began conducting experiments that would change the way most Americans defined, chose, and related to food. Drawing from the collections of early professors of nutrition Myer Jaffa and Agnes Fay Morgan, Killion will discuss the development of nutritional science at UC Berkeley during a transformative period in American food history.
Special Event | April 21 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Doe Library, Libraries across campus
Pick up a Library passport at any passport location. Get stamped at 5 locations and get a surprise (redeemed at any Library Passport location)! Explore all that the Library has to offer from dinosaurs to the stars, the Library has it all!
Tour/Open House | April 21 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Doe Library, Doe Library, north entrance, or Moffitt Library, south entrance
Take a self-guided tour of the 52 miles of shelves in UC Berkeley's two main libraries. Start at the Doe Library (north entrance) information desk or the Moffitt Library south entrance.
Special Event | April 21 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Wurster Hall, Environmental Design Library, 210 Wurster Hall
The Environmental Design Library has a large collection of unique artist books and interesting architectural pop-up books. This is a rare opportunity for the public to turn the pages of artist books that are too often locked in exhibit cases. This is a stop on the Library Passport!
Special Event | April 21 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library, 101 Doe Library
Morrison Library opened in Doe Library in 1928 as a traditional reading room where students could take a break from academic life. One of our architectural treasures, Morrison Library offers comfortable seating for reading, a graphic arts collection, and a circulating collection of newly published books. Join us for some fun, all-ages coloring of the collections. This is a stop on the Library... More >
Special Event | April 21 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Hildebrand Hall, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Library, 100 Hildebrand Hall
The Chemistry Library will display submissions and winners of the College of Chemistry Science as Art Competition along with a browsable science book collection. Come rest and use our massage chair or take a photo with our periodic table signed by Nobel Laureate Glenn Seaborg! This is a stop on the Library Passport!
Special Event | April 21 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library, 110 Bechtel Engineering Center
Explore the world of virtual reality with the student group, VR@Berkeley in the Kresge Engineering Library. Try out the technology and learn about UC Berkeley student innovations in VR. This is a stop on the Library Passport!
Special Event | April 21 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Evans Hall, Mathematics Statistics Library, 100 Evans Hall
In the past decade, we have witnessed significant growth in the use of visual imagery and storytelling to engage students in the sciences. From manga guides to biographies to zombies teaching calculus, this exhibit features scientific comics and graphic novels from our collections. Stop by to page through these fascinating examples. This is a stop on the Library Passport!
Special Event | April 21 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Bancroft Library Gallery, located in Doe Annex
The Bancroft Library Gallery, located in Doe Annex
Marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Save the Redwoods League, Sustaining Grandeur is a collaborative exhibition that explores the organizations first century protecting Californias redwood forests and the surrounding lands that sustain them, and looks forward to the Leagues continued efforts to steward these magnificent... More >
Special Event | April 21 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Ethnic Studies Library, 30 Stephens Hall
Visit the Ethnic Studies Library and view an exhibit of posters created by Art for Social Change, a UC Berkeley student group. There will be a free drawing for books related to social justice and ethnic communities. Winners will be announced at 3:00 pm! There will be bookmarks, buttons, and a performance. This is a stop on the Library Passport!
Special Event | April 21 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Marian Koshland Bioscience & Natural Resources Library, 2101 Valley Life Sciences Building
See a life-size T-Rex and Pterodactyl. Visit the Triceratops! Check out the Dinosaur Books for Kids in the Bioscience Library! The Bioscience & Natural Resources Library will display unusual and rare items from its collections. This is a stop on the Library Passport!
Special Event | April 21 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 4th Floor
The library is a place of discovery. Come check out the recently renovated fourth and fifth floors with a self-guided tour. See demonstrations of 3D printing, virtual reality and other design technologies available in the makerspace. Meet student consultants working with data and digital humanities. This is a stop on the Library Passport!
Special Event | April 21 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | McCone Hall, Earth Sciences & Map Library, 50 McCone Hall
Geography Department graduate student Eve McGlynn has guest-curated a pop-up exhibit featuring non-traditional mapping perspectives of Berkeley and beyond, including birds eye and aerial views. You can also take the world for a spin with our new digital globe and explore our map collection one of the largest in California. This is a stop on the Library Passport!
Tour/Open House | April 21 | 1-3 p.m. | Hargrove Music Library
At the Hargrove Music Library, Manuel Erviti will give a tour of the Hargrove building and John Shepard will show and speak about selected treasures from the Music Library collections. The tour followed by a presentation will take place twice, at 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Tour of the C. V. Starr East Asian Library and Chang-Lin Tien Center for East Asian Studies: Cal Day
Tour/Open House | April 21 | 2-3 p.m. | East Asian Library
Tour the East Asian Library, with collections in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean now totaling over 1.1 million volumes, and view The Art of Masako Takahashi, a special exhibit sponsored by the Center for Japanese Studies. This is a stop on the Library Passport!
Information Session | April 23 | 2-3:30 p.m. | East Asian Library, Rm. 341
Learning where to locate books, articles, data and government documents in electronic format for Chinese Studies in the social sciences
Information Session | April 24 | 2-3:30 p.m. | East Asian Library, Rm. 341
Introduction to selected Chinese research resources on Sinology in both print and electronic format.
Workshop: Scholarly Communication | April 26 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio, Dwinelle 117 (Level D)
If you're looking to self-publish work of any length and want an easy-to-use tool that offers a high degree of customization, allows flexibility with publishing formats (EPUB, MOBI, PDF), and provides web-hosting options, Pressbooks may be great for you. Pressbooks is often the tool of choice for academics creating digital books, open textbooks, and open educational resources, since you can... More >
Information Session | April 26 | 2-3:30 p.m. | East Asian Library, Rm. 341
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.
Reading - Nonfiction | April 26 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Social Research Library (227 Haviland Hall)
Ellen Moore, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues
Grateful Nation: Student Veterans and the Rise of the Military-Friendly Campus (Duke University Press) traces the college experiences of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans on California college campuses. Ellen Moore's book findings challenge the popular narrative that explain student veterans' academic difficulties, while showing how these narratives lead to suppression of campus debates about... More >
Workshop: Digital Scholarship | May 1 | 4:10-5 p.m. | Doe Library, Doe Library 303
Stacy Reardon, Library; Rachael Samberg, Scholarly Communication Officer
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.
Bancroft Library Roundtable: The Business of Silver and Gold: Comstock Mines, California Finance, and the Production of Money in the Gilded Age West, 1860-1879
Lecture | May 17 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room
Rick Elliott, doctoral candidate, History, and Arthur J. Quinn Memorial Fellowship recipient, The Bancroft Library, University of Illinois at Chicago
The discovery and mining of precious metals were central to the development of the American West, from the initial gold rush in 1848 through the end of the nineteenth century. But how was the region's silver and gold actually transformed into money and how did their production affect the American economy? Drawing from The Bancroft Library's collections, Elliott explores these questions.
Exhibit - Artifacts | October 16, 2017 – June 3, 2018 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe 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.
Were Here, Were Queer, Were in the Public Record!: The LGBTQ Movement and Life as Seen Through Government Information
Exhibit - Artifacts | March 15 – August 31, 2018 every day | Doe Library, Brown Gallery
This exhibit showcases selected documents pertaining to LGBTQ history and highlights aspects of LGBTQ life that have been impacted by actions of federal, state, and local governments.
Exhibit - Artifacts | April 16, 2018 – February 28, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Bancroft Library, 2nd Floor Corridor
This exhibition celebrates the University of Californias sesquicentennial anniversary with photographs, correspondence, publications, and other documentation drawn from the University Archives and The Bancroft Library collections. It features an array of golden bears, including Oski, and explores the illustrious history of UC Berkeley.
Exhibit - Artifacts | April 20 – August 31, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Bancroft Library, Bancroft Gallery
(Gallery is just inside east entrance to Doe) MARKING THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY of the founding of Save the Redwoods League, Sustaining Grandeur is a collaborative exhibition between The Bancroft Library and the League. The exhibition explores the organizations first century protecting Californias redwood forests and the surrounding lands that sustain them, and looks forward to the Leagues... More >