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The Librarian's Corner
A Note from the University Librarian
University Librarian Steve Mandeville-GambleDear <<First Name>>,

For many, the close of the academic year and beginning of Summer Quarter indicate an upcoming period of down-time at the University. While this may be true for some on campus, it could not be further from the truth for the UCR Library. A great deal of work gets done during the summer months as we prepare for a new class of freshmen and a new Fall Quarter.

Much of our progress during the summer serves as "behind the scenes" work that prepares a fresh face for the library come September. We are in the process of renovating the North Wing exhibit area by removing old bookcases, repainting the walls, and eventually installing new, state-of-the-art exhibit cases in their place. We are adding more new furniture in Orbach Science Library as well to create more spaces for comfortable reading, studying, relaxing, and collaboration. (We are also preparing to upgrade the furniture in Rivera Library, but more on that in the future!)

This is a period of regeneration and renewal for the UCR Library, but certainly not without hard work and dedication from our staff. So while you say farewell to graduating students and plan family vacations, don't forget that the library is open for all of your beach reading and summertime research needs.

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Steve Mandeville-Gamble
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Library Acquires Rare Interpretation of Sacajewea Journal
Image courtesy of Peter Koch Printers
Epic poem showcases "expedition of discovery" through unique lens. In March, the UCR Library acquired one of 65 copies of The Lost Journals of Sacajewea. Held in Special Collections & University Archives in Rivera Library, this book is a reinvention of Sacajewea's personal journal. From the paper to the cover to the binding to the typeface, and all the way through the photographic interventions that accompany the narrative, it feels fragile and rare and incredibly special in your hands.

Spring 2005 marked the bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark expedition. And yet, while she is perhaps the most famous American Indian woman in history, Sacajewea's biographical details still remain a great mystery. Intrigued by this, and observing two exhibitions at the Missoula Museum of Art related to the bicentennial, master printer and book artist Peter Koch collaborated with poet and author Debra Magpie Earling to develop this visually-stunning poetic interpretation of Sacajewea's personal journal from the expedition.

"Debra Earling’s narrative takes us behind the eyes and ears of a pregnant 17-year-old girl travelling up the Missouri River with the 'expedition of discovery' in 1804-5," explains Koch. "She is haunted by visions." This sensation is expressed through the incredible photographs that accompany Earling's poem. The narrative is printed on semi-transparent, handmade paper so that the images float eerily through the text. Jonathan Gerken utilized empty shell casings, trade beads, and handmade smoked buffalo rawhide paper to bind the book in Koch's shop. The historic Fell typeface, reminiscent of the Eighteenth Century, evokes an indistinct nostalgia for the era. 

Robert G. Trujillo, Frances & Charles Field Curator of Special Collections for Stanford University Libraries, has called the book "an important work to own—for content as well as design and printing." This edition is limited to 65 copies, each signed by the author and the artist.

The complete prospectus can be found online at Peter Koch Printers. Please contact Special Collections & University Archives at (951) 827-3233 or to make viewing arrangements.
Tuskegee Airmen Archive Luncheon Shows Gratitude to Donors and Servicemen
Library thanks donors to the Tuskegee Airmen Archive. On Saturday, June 6th, Chancellor Kim Wilcox and University Librarian Steven Mandeville-Gamble welcomed some of the donors who have contributed to the Tuskegee Airmen Archive Collection. In thanks for their generosity, donors were treated to a private luncheon and given a special look at the collection’s new permanent exhibit space in the lobby of the Tomás Rivera Library.

Four Documented Original Tuskegee Airmen were in attendance at the event: Flight Officer Alfonso Harris, Master Sergeant Buford Johnson, Lt. Col. Harlan Leonard, and Lt. Col. Ted Lumpkin. Co-founders of the Tuskegee Airmen Archive Dr. Ruth M. Jackson and Col. Ralph W. Smith noted the importance of the Tuskegee Airmen in U.S. history, their role in the integration of the military, and their outstanding contributions to the military record as well as to numerous other professional fields. 
Donors to the Tuskegee Airmen Archive are invested in ensuring that the stories of these heroic men and women are accessible to students and scholars worldwide, and UCR Library staff are honored to take part in this historic preservation effort. A current exhibit in the Rivera Library highlights some of the preservation tools and methods utilized to care for the historic documents and items donated to Special Collections and Archives at the Library. Curator of African American Collections Bergis Jules also shared his thoughts in regards to these preservation efforts, the permanent exhibit, and the future of African American Collections at the University of California, Riverside.  

“We had an outstanding time," remarked Ron Brewington, President of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. "We got the chance to meet some fabulous people who are doing a much-needed, tremendous job.”

Free Public Seminar on Patents and Trademarks Coming to Orbach Library
USPTO to train patent and trademark seekers. On July 15th, representatives from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) are offering a free public seminar at the Orbach Science Library. “Patents and Trademarks 101 – Essential Information You Need to Protect Your Intellectual Property” will include training from Dr. Michael Hydorn, a former patent examiner in the chemical & biotech areas, and Neil Massong, a member of the Patent and Trademark Resource Center Program Office.

The morning session will open with an overview of patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets followed by a local panel from the business and technology community. The afternoon portion will include training on how to conduct a preliminary U.S. patent search and a preliminary federal trademark search using the USPTO databases. Additional training on the tools we use to enhance searching productivity, PubWEST and PubEAST, will conclude the afternoon session.
The UCR Library is a USPTO designated Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC), part of a nationwide network of 84 public, state, and academic libraries that disseminate patent and trademark information and support the diverse intellectual property needs of the public. Ours is the only PTRC within the UC system, and one of just three centers located in southern California.

Our library PTRC staff can explain the application process and fee schedule, demonstrate how to use search tools to conduct a patent or trademark search, and offer guidance on historical research for patents and trademarks. We also have access to examiner-based search systems PubEAST and PubWEST.

Click here to register now. Registration is open until July 13th.

Summer Hours
June 13 - Sept 23

Mon-Fri: 7:30a - 6:00p
Sat: 10:00a - 5:00p

Mon-Fri: 7:30a - 6:00p
Sat: 10:00a - 5:00p

Mon-Fri: 9:00a - 6:00p

All buildings will be closed July 3rd and 4th in observance of Independence Day and September 7th in observance of Labor Day.
Staff Stuff
Our Award-Winning Staff
On June 2nd, librarian assistant Christy Brown Anderson received the People Helping People award during the Outstanding Staff Awards Ceremony at the Chancellor's Residence. Read more at Inside UCR.
Mentoring Summer Research Internship Program (MSRIP)
The UCR Library joined the Mentoring Summer Research Internship Program (MSRIP) when it was first established 28 years ago, and we're excited to host a new batch of participants this summer.

The MSRIP program is headed up by Maria Franco Aguilar. It began as a vehicle to assist underrepresented students of diverse backgrounds who may intend to pursue PhD’s by expanding their portfolio of research and professional development.

The program participant focus has evolved over the last three decades to include international students and students of all backgrounds who would benefit from the program. Eligible students have the opportunity to choose a faculty mentor who will guide them through research in their chosen area of study.
Each year the library provides an Orientation Workshop for program participants that includes methods of research and developing skills using the advanced functions of the UCR Library databases, forming research strategies, evaluation techniques of websites and scholarly sources, and reviews of citation and anti-plagiarism methods. Anthony Sanchez will lead this year's workshop in Rivera Library, assisted by Stephanie Milner; Julie Mason will lead the workshop in Orbach Science Library, assisted by Denise Kane and Ying Shen.

In addition to research assistance, the internship participants are given the opportunity to network with and work one-on-one with librarian subject specialists. Participants were chosen in March of 2015 and will begin the program in June.
On May 19th, Lacey Grawe joined the Orbach Science Library's night team.

Pablo Pelayo recently joined the Administrative Services Division on a temporary basis.

On June 1st, Zayda Delgado joined the UCR Library team as the Public Services Library Assistant for Special Collections & University Archives.

Robin Katz joined the team on June 15th as the Outreach and Public Services Librarian for Special Collections & University Archives.

Natalie Moller also joined the library on June 15th, in Rivera Collection Maintenance.

Contact information for all UCR Library staff can be found here.

In the last edition, the article titled "Beyond the Collection: A Happening Year at the Library" incorrectly identified Bergis Jules as the sole lead for the Inland Empire Memories project. Eric Milenkiewicz and Bergis Jules co-lead the project.
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