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The Maker movement comes to UC Riverside

The Creat’R Faire kicked off UC Riverside’s inaugural Maker Week, which ran from Monday, April 15 to Thursday, April 18, 2019. Maker Week highlighted making on campus and introduced students to making-related opportunities in the Creat’R Lab, according to Brianna Marshall, UCR Library’s Director of Research Services. Creat’R Lab student employees and career staff also...

Library moves & construction updates: What you need to know

Over the next few months, construction and several moves will be occurring in the Rivera and Orbach Libraries. Here is the overview. This webpage will be updated as projects are completed, or as timeframes shift. Rivera Library Basement ​ Completed: Microfilms have been relocated to circulating shelves in the basement to the right of the...

Self-service laptop kiosks to launch in spring quarter

Self-service laptop kiosks will be available soon in the Rivera and Orbach Libraries, starting on Monday, April 15, 2019. This new program, managed by campus Information Technology Solutions (ITS), will allow current UC Riverside students to check out laptop computers for up to 24 hours with a swipe of their R'Card. In the recent library...

UC Riverside hosts LAUC 2019 Statewide Assembly

UC Riverside hosted the 2019 Statewide Assembly for the Librarians Association of the University of California ( LAUC). LAUC is a statewide organization of all librarians employed at least half time by the University, and its formal objectives are: to advise the University on professional and governance matters, to make recommendations concerning the UC librarians'...

Collections Maintenance – Stack Shift Coordinator

The UCR Library is pleased to announce that Michael (Mike) Ferrari has accepted the position of Collections Maintenance – Stack Shift Coordinator, effective March 18, 2019. Michael will be working in the Collections Strategies Department located in the Rivera Library, reporting to Michelle Gipson, Head of Collection Maintenance. Michael earned his Masters of Arts Degree...

Special Collections Public Services Coordinator

The UCR Library is pleased to welcome Karen Raines as the Special Collections Public Services Coordinator, effective March 18, 2019. Karen will be working in the Special Collections Department located in the Rivera Library. She will be reporting to Cherry Williams, Director of Distinctive Collections. Karen earned her Masters of Arts Degree in History from...

Poster Printing services has moved

Poster Printing services has moved to room 121 on the first floor of Orbach Library. Additionally, patrons can now book appointments online for Poster Printing services. UC Riverside students, faculty, and researchers can print academic documents up to 12' long, and accepted payments are either Bear Bucks and department recharge. For up-to-date hours, guidelines, policies...

STEM Collection Strategist

The UCR Library is delighted to announce that Michele Potter has accepted the position of STEM Collection Strategis t. Michele will be moving into the Collections Strategies Department in mid-April located in the Rivera Library. She will be reporting to Tiffany Moxham, AUL Content and Discovery. Michele earned her Master’s Degree in Education Psychology from...

Newly Processed Collections - Spring 2019

Special Collections & University Archives employees are constantly working to process recently acquired collections and make those materials ready for use by students, faculty, and researchers. Each quarter, we will provide a list of the UCR Library's newly processed archival and primary source collections. Check out this list to see if there are any items...

Finals Week Stress Relief: Winter 2019 Event Series

It’s hard to believe that Winter Quarter 2019 is already drawing to a close, but suddenly we find ourselves with Finals Week only days away. UCR Library is committed to creating a supportive atmosphere for our students, as final exams can breed a lot of stress. That is why we present our Finals Week Stress...

#Puppylove study seeks input from UCR community

A team of Healthy Campus Initiative grant recipients is approaching the end of their year-long feasibility study, #puppylove: an on-site, year-round animal therapy program for the UCR campus community. They are now seeking input from UC Riverside students, faculty, and staff. The #puppylove study, sponsored by the UCR Healthy Campus Initiative with funding from the...

Primary Source Literacy Teaching Librarian

The UCR Library is delighted to announce that Robin Katz has moved from Special Collections to join the Teaching and Learning Department as the Primary Source Literacy Teaching Librarian. This move aligns with the library’s overall organizational strategy to house teaching-related activities and expertise in Teaching and Learning. This move creates great potential for new...

Elsevier Negotiations

TO: UC Riverside Community FROM: Steven Mandeville-Gamble, University Librarian DATE: Thursday, February 28, 2019 RE: Outcome of UC Negotiations with Elsevier I write to you today to share the outcome of the University of California’s negotiations to renew its systemwide license with scholarly journal publisher Elsevier, which have been underway for many months. What’s happening...

Poster Printing has moved to the first floor of Orbach Library

Poster Printing services has moved to the first floor of the Orbach Science Library, room 121. Services are limited to academic material only. The only payments accepted are Bear Bucks or department recharge. Walk-in hours: Mornings: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Afternoons: Thursday - Friday, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Complete information...

Reflecting on our history for UC Riverside's 65th Anniversary

Here are a few highlights from University Archives that showcase some fun facts and figures, in honor of the 65 th anniversary of UC Riverside. Establishment The Riverside Citrus Experiment Station opened for business on February 14, 1907, but UC Riverside did not become a university until February 15, 1954 – 47 years and one...

Reflecting on our history for UC Riverside's 65th Anniversary

Here are a few highlights from University Archives that showcase some fun facts and figures, in honor of the 65 th anniversary of UC Riverside. Establishment The Riverside Citrus Experiment Station opened for business on February 14, 1907, but UC Riverside did not become a university until February 15, 1954 – 47 years and one...

Library coordinator to facilitate award-winning UC program

Access Services Desk Coordinator Leslie Settle recently received her certification as a systemwide facilitator for the University of California. She joins an elite group of ten people who are certified to provide UC systemwide professional development programs, including the award-winning University of California Women’s Initiative (UCWI) CORO. At present, Settle is the only UC Riverside-based...

Elsevier Journal Negotiations (February Update)

The University of California has been in negotiations to renew its systemwide license with scholarly journal publisher Elsevier. UC and Elsevier negotiations continue; UC retains access to articles for now. UC and Elsevier have agreed to continue good-faith discussions for the time being. For now, access to Elsevier articles is expected to continue. Should we...

New endowment established to fund queer literature collection

Last January, University Librarian Steven Mandeville-Gamble donated a full set of signed, first editions of the acclaimed Mark Manning novels by Michael Craft from his personal collection to the UCR Library’s Special Collections. Upon so doing, he saw that the library needed an ongoing way to support the research and teaching efforts of UCR faculty...

Director of Organizational Design and Human Resources

On Jan. 28, 2019, the UCR Library was pleased to welcome Tia Lelaind as the Director of Organizational Design and Human Resources. Tia has a track record of being a highly accomplished and innovative human resources manager with demonstrated successes in helping organizations align human resources initiatives with organizational goals in an variety of institutional...