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UCR Library News | February 2017
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Global Reach, Local Impact

UC Riverside has a specific geographic locale in Inland Southern California but an impact that spans the globe. Our students and faculty draw on the research opportunities here in the Inland Empire and the resources provided by the UCR Library to develop solutions for worldwide problems. The UCR Library and the people who work here are a key component of those efforts.

UCR Library employees are making a positive impact on the world of scholarship by redefining how scholarly research is performed and the resources available for such inquiry not only here at UCR but worldwide, from the innovative teaching aid created in their TeachArchives.org project that earned Robin M. Katz and her colleague Julie Golia the coveted James Harvey Robinson Prize from the American Historical Association, to Eric Milenkiewicz’s project leadership on a joint Council of Library and Information Resources (CLIR) grant-funded collaboration with UCR Faculty member Cliff Trafzer and colleagues at the Sherman Indian Museum. This joint effort will arrange, preserve, and digitize the historical holdings of the museum and the multiple stories that they tell of off-reservation American Indian boarding schools in the late 19th through 21st centuries. At the same time, the UCR Library is actively helping to shape archival and other information resource protocols to ensure that past colonial practices are not inadvertently recreated, therefore serving as exemplars of how to move important digitization and historical documentation projects forward in a way that is both culturally sensitive and ethically sound.

Finally, the UCR Library is actively supporting and engaging in discussions and activities that will propel innovation here at UCR forward. One of the main themes of the current comprehensive campaign is Emerging Technologies, technologies that are invented, developed, and refined here on campus. The library plays a key role as an academic partner providing campus researchers access to the information resources they need to engage in this work. Some of those new technologies will be discussed at the upcoming Campaign Symposia on February 16, 2017.

Sincerely,
University Librarian's signature
Steve Mandeville-Gamble
University Librarian

$367,191 CLIR Grant to Fund Collaboration with Sherman Indian Museum

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) announced that the UCR Library and the Sherman Indian Museum would receive a $376,191 Digitizing Hidden Collections grant, generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, for a collaborative project to digitize the museum's collection. (read more)

James Harvey Robinson Prize Awarded to Robin M. Katz

UCR Library is proud to congratulate our Outreach & Public Services Librarian, Robin M. Katz for receiving the James Harvey Robinson Prize from the American Historical Association. (read more)

Meet Library Student Employees Who Are "Living the Promise": Victoria Scott

Most 16 year-olds are taking the SAT and starting to apply to colleges. Victoria Scott is already living the dream as a first-year student here at UC Riverside. (read more)

Faculty, Library, and IT Task Force Launches Affordable Course Materials Initiative

The cost of higher education creeps higher every year, and a UCR task force felt that students should never have to choose between eating and buying textbooks. (read more)
Jan. 18 - Mar. 30: "The Magic of Miniature Books" Exhibit
Feb 2 & 21: Using Information Ethically workshop
Feb. 16: Discover Emerging Technologies symposium
Feb. 22: Public Speaking workshop
Mar. 1: Comparing PolicyMap, SimplyMap and Social Explorer workshop
Mar. 2: Vamp & Tramp: Artists' Books display
Mar. 17: From Genomics to Harvest symposium
Apr. 19: Renewable Nature symposium
May 4: New Voices and Visions of UCR symposium

Come check out the full calendar listing of upcoming workshops and special events on our website.

Your gift makes a tremendous difference.


The UCR Library serves the research and teaching needs of the campus and serves Inland Southern California as the regional research library. Through philanthropic support, you help the students, staff, and faculty at UCR make a positive impact on society.

The UC Riverside Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and gifts to UCR are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by State and Federal law.


If you are interested in making a gift to support the UCR Library, please contact Samantha "Sam" Lang at (951) 827-4516 or SamLang@ucr.edu.
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