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Tuskegee Airmen traveling exhibit lands in LA for Black History Month

On Wednesday, Feb. 5, the L.A. County Department of Military & Veterans Affairs (MVA) hosted a reception to kick off Black History Month, featuring a special art exhibit of the WWII flying group, the Tuskegee Airmen, on loan courtesy of the UCR Library. The display will be open to the public during regular business hours...

Join the UCR alumni roll call

From Feb. 1 - 29, 2020, all UC Riverside alumni who are U.S. residents and at least 18 years old are encouraged to participate in a first-of-its-kind census of our entire Highlander alumni population. Your participation will ensure that UCR has your most complete contact information so that you stay up-to-date on the latest news...

Human Resources Generalist

The UCR Library is pleased to announce that Sim Mai joined the library as the Human Resources Generalist, effective Jan. 27, 2020. Sim has over three years of experience in human resources at UC Riverside, most recently with the shared services center at the Bourns College of Engineering, and eight years with allied experience in...

Take the poll + update on UC’s negotiations with Elsevier and other publishers

As winter quarter gets underway, we realize that many of you are curious about the status of the UC’s negotiations with Elsevier, which stalled last year. More on that below. We also need to hear from you: http://bit.ly/elsevier-poll Meanwhile, there has also been progress on several other fronts as UC works to advance open access...

Academic Personnel/Human Resources Director

The UCR Library is pleased to announce that Esperanza Steward joined the library as the Academic Personnel/Human Resources Director, effective Jan. 15. Esperanza has strong experience working in HR at UCR since 2010, first in Dining and Housing, and since 2015 in the Provost’s Office. She received her BS in Management and Marketing from the...

Library acquires award-winning Science Fiction novelist's papers

Astrid Bear, the daughter of award-winning Science Fiction novelist Poul Anderson and his wife Karen, recently donated their papers to the UCR Library. The collection includes 73 boxes of correspondence, manuscript drafts, notes, diaries, personal records, artwork, memorabilia and ephemera from various conventions and events. “I am absolutely delighted that the Eaton Collection at UC...

UC's first-ever systemwide library catalog

On Jan. 6, 2020, the UC Libraries announced that they have signed a contract with Ex Libris for UC’s first-ever systemwide integrated library system (SILS). This positions the UC Libraries and the California Digital Library for unprecedented integration of our catalogs, which will make access and retrieval of the holdings of all 10 campuses and...

Free test-prep resource supports equity for UCR students who hope to earn advanced degrees

The nationwide debate continues surrounding the efficacy and potential civil rights violations of college-admissions tests, like the SAT, as discussed in a recent UCR News story and a series of articles in the LA Times. One prominent argument against standardized testing is the socio-economic barrier created by the high cost of test preparation resources and...

New Resource Acquisitions: Winter 2020

The UCR Library is pleased to announce the acquisition of several new online databases, archives, reference works, and more. These new resources, selected by librarians in the Collection Strategies Department, will enhance the library’s existing distinctive collections, support emerging areas of research at UCR, and provide access to valuable research and teaching resources. The new...

Newly Processed Collections - Winter 2020

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...

New Maximum for All Reserve and Recall Fines

Beginning in January 2020, the library will adopt a new maximum cumulative fine for all reserve and recall fines. Previously, the maximum for cumulative fines was $100, whereafter a hold was placed on your library account that blocked all borrowing privileges, including Interlibrary Loan and Course Reserves. In 2020, the new maximum will be $20...

Results from the 2019 Day of Giving

Thanks to those who volunteered as ambassadors, spread the word, and donated, we were able to raise approximately $1,600 that will go towards the following giving areas: Creat’R Lab, Library Development, and Student Success. Each year our goal is to continue to build awareness around the many different resources that the library offers. Giving Tuesday...

Library weighs in on Open Access

On Dec . 4, National Public Radio (NPR) released an interview with Assistant University Librarian for Content and Discovery Tiffany Moxham about open access research and publishing at the University of California, Riverside. Moxham discussed the UC's goals of achieving both cost sustainability and open access to UC-publicly funded research content, not just for students...

Zeta book scanner improvements at UCR Library

Recently, the UCR Library’s Cyberinfrastructure team updated the public Zeta book scanners with new software and upgraded touchscreens. Now, library users will find that making scans is faster and easier than ever before. The new touchscreens have a larger display area and clearer controls, making navigation more efficient. The updated Scannx software provides a powerful...

Teaching and Learning department revamps Bio 5LA course content

The UCR Library has supported the Bio 5LA course for more than three decades, according to to Early Experience Teaching Librarian Michael Yonezawa. However, when the library reorganized its departmental structure in 2017 and the Department of Teaching and Learning (T&L) officially took over course-related instruction, he and fellow T&L colleagues felt that it was...

Library staff recognize peer for outstanding contributions

At all-staff meetings held in November 2019, Library Human Resources acknowledged one UCR Library employee for her outstanding contributions. Acquisitions Accounting and Administrative Assistant Michelle Xu was included in the seventh announcement of library team members who were recognized through the KUDOS program. Under the KUDOS program, non-probationary staff and academic employees at the UCR...

Librarian featured as public speaking expert in national magazine

The UCR Library's Head of Metadata & Technical Services, Manuel Urrizola was recently highlighted as an expert on public speaking in American Libraries. American Libraries is the flagship magazine of the American Library Association. Urrizola was quoted in an article called, " Boost Your Public Speaking Skills," written by Anne Ford. The feature includes tips...

Digital Initiatives Specialist

We are delighted to announce that Krystal Boehlert has joined the UCR Library as our Digital Initiatives Specialist, effective November 18, 2019. Krystal will be a new member of the Digital Library Division, and her office will be located on the first floor of Orbach Library, reporting to Kevin Comerford, the Associate University Librarian for...

Finals Week Stress Relief: Fall 2019 Event Series

November is drawing to a close, and with it the end of fall quarter of the 2019-2020 academic year. Finals week is only days away. The 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...

One Day to Make a Difference

Save the date! On Tuesday, December 3, UC Riverside will host its second annual Day of Giving . Day of Giving is a unique, online fundraising opportunity that lasts only 24 hours. For Day of Giving 2019, the UCR Library will highlight these three funds: Student Success Fund Creat’R Lab Fund Library Development Fund There...