Check it out: Library News for the Fall Quarter 2014
from Social, Behavioral and Cultural Studies Librarian, David Michalski
* Upcoming Senate and Federation Library Survey
* Event: Carla Hesse on UC Berkeley’s Commission on the Future of the Library.
* UC Open Access Policy
* Research Support Services for the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
* Fall Social and Cultural Studies Workshops
* Librarian Office Hours
Upcoming Senate and Federation Library Survey
The Library is conducting an online survey of Senate faculty and Academic Federation personnel this fall.
This is an important survey, which will help us guide your Library’s future. Please help us spread the word, and take a moment to give us your input this Fall.
The survey will run from October 13 – November 15.
On October 13, you will get an personal email jointly from the Provost and chairs of the Academic Senate and Academic Federation, which will include a
link to the survey. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey when you get the email.
For more information on this important survey See: http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/ul/about/ithaca-faq.php
Questions, comments, suggestions, or concerns about the survey can be directed to:
Deputy University Librarian
Event: Carla Hesse on UC Berkeley’s Commission on the Future of the Library
UC Berkeley Dean, Carla Hesse Presents On The Changing Role of The University Library:
Perspectives from UC Berkeley’s Commission on the Future of the Library.
Peter J. Shields Library
Library Instruction Room, Second Floor
Thursday October 16, 2014
Peder Sather Professor History, Executive Dean, College of Letters and Science, Dean, Social Sciences,
University of California, Berkeley
Head of the Long Business Library, Haas School of Business
University of California, Berkeley
Please join Dean Carla Hesse and Librarian Hilary Schiraldi as they discuss their work on UC Berkeley’s Commission on the Future of the Library, an examination of the critical role the Library will play in the research University in the coming years. The Commission’s report on UC Berkeley’s Libraries will be of interest to UC Davis because of the strong connections between our libraries, and because our own University Library is currently engaged in reorganizing and planning to meet the challenges of the future.
Read the Commission’s Report:
UC Berkeley’s Commission on the Future of the Library
Sponsored by the Librarians Association of the University of California, Davis
For more info contact: David Michalski,
UC Open Access Policy
The University California Faculty have implemented a new Open Access Policy.
The Academic Senate of the University of California passed an Open Access Policy ensuring that future research articles authored by faculty at all 10
campuses of UC will be made available to the public at no charge.
The policy covers more than 8,000 UC faculty and as many as 40,000 publications a year. By granting a license to the University of California prior to any contractual arrangement with publishers, faculty members can now make their research widely and publicly available, re-use it for various purposes, or modify it for future research publications.
Learn more about this policy here:
Questions? Contact: UC Davis Open Access Support Team: OAsupport@lib.ucdavis.edu
Research Services for the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Your Library is ready to support you and your students
Our librarians maintain web-based research portals to introduce you to the resources available in you field. Are you doing a literature review? Check out our
Subject Guides: http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/ul/research/subjects/
2nd Floor, Peter J. Shields Library: 9am-6pm M-Th, 9-5 F.
Reference Librarians, trained in the social sciences and humanities are available at this location to help with class assignments, term papers and advanced research projects. Drop by, no appointment needed. Consultation desk phone: 530-752-5220 firstname.lastname@example.org
New Acquisitions and Book Requests:
The Library works hard to provide the latest information to support the University’s research and instruction. We are interested in hearing about advances and new directions in your fields of study. If you would like the Library to purchase an item important for research or instruction, please contact your bibliographer http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/ul/about/directories/subjspec.php
Government Information and Data Services:
Our librarians can also assist you with locating and identifying government information including government produced numeric and geographic data held by the library and cooperating institutions. We can provide assistance with available applications to help you identify and obtain data in support of research. Ask about the Library’s new Data Management solutions.
Library Research Classes, Orientations, and Tours:
We offer classes and tours throughout the year geared to introduce students to library research, and to teach critical information literacy skills. Contact us to find out how we can help jump-start your students’ research projects. We offer these classes in the library or in your classroom.
Social and Cultural Studies Workshops
Faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates engaged in Social and Cultural Studies research projects are invited to attend these project-centered research workshops. Participants will learn how to effectively navigate and evaluate the social and cultural studies literature available to them at the University of California and beyond.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Library Instruction Lab, Peter J. Shields Library, (1st floor, near Reserves Desk)
Instructor: David Michalski
These small group sessions allow time for individual consultations and guided searches, so participants are encouraged to bring along research problems and questions they have about the University Library. There is no need to sign up. Just drop in!
Librarian Office Hours
To make an appointment with another subject specialist librarian see: http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/ul/about/directories/subjspec.php
For help on term papers and research projects in African & African American Studies, American Studies, Asian American Studies, Community & Regional Development, Cultural Studies, Ethnic Studies, Geography, Human Development, Psychology, Sociology, or Women and Gender Studies, Schedule an appointment here : http://ow.ly/owBSp
Here’s to a great quarter!