Category Archives: Programs

Professional Brown Bag Series, Jan. 31, 2019 – Building Digital Collections

Please join the LAUC-R Programs Committee as it hosts the Winter 2019 presentation in its Brown Bag Professional Series: “Building Impactful Digital Collections through Digitization.”

The brown bag will take place on Thursday, January 31 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm in Orbach Library G35.

Eric Milenkiewicz, Digitization Services Program Manager, will discuss the process for building digital collections through the Library’s ongoing digitization efforts.

After Eric provides a snapshot of the current landscape, we’ll have a group brainstorming session centered on key areas that affect the identification and development of impactful library digital collections.

Cassini’s Legacy: Saturn’s Secrets Revealed, Tuesday, May 10

Trina’s presentation, Cassini’s Legacy: Saturn’s Secrets Revealed will be on Thursday, May 10, from 4:00 – 5:00 pm in the HUB, Room 269.

If you attended Trina’s talk in Orbach last May, you know what an engaging speaker she is! If you missed it, here’s your chance to experience her humor, knowledge, and behind-the-scenes insights about one of the landmark scientific programs of recent times.

Trina was the Cassini Science Planning and Sequencing Team Deputy. In that capacity, she focused on the exciting end-of-mission planning, which made headlines on September 15, 2017 as the spacecraft disintegrated in Saturn’s atmosphere.

Click here for further information and to register. Refreshments will be served.

Librarianship Around the World, Feb. 12

The LAUC-R Programs Committee invites you an international librarianship panel discussion on Monday, February 12, from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm in Rivera 403.

In this event, UCR librarians will draw on their experiences with libraries in the countries or regions with which they are familiar. For these countries, they’ll describe the unique missions and activities of libraries and provide insight into the library profession, how librarianship is practiced, and library development.

The panelists are: Swati Bhattacharyya (India), Kuei Chiu (China), Rhonda Neugebauer (Cuba, Chile, Latin America), David Rios (Mexico), and Patricia Smith-Hunt (Bermuda).

Light refreshments will be provided.

Film screening, Mon. December 11: “1971”

The LAUC-R Programs Committee presents an upcoming film screening, featuring Johanna Hamilton’s 1971. The screening will take place Monday, December 11, 12pm-1:30pm in Orbach 240.

This film tells the little-known story of the Citizen’s Commission to Investigate the FBI, a group of anti-war activists who broke into an FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania in 1971, exposing documents that revealed the startling breadth of COINTELPRO surveillance programs. Through interviews and primary sources, the film thoughtfully explores questions of privacy, recordkeeping, social responsibility and civil liberties: topics central to librarianship that remain starkly salient in the present day. For more info, see the film’s website or Kanopy.

Brown Bag Professional Series : From Zero to Makerspace, Friday, October 27

On Friday, October 27 from 12:10 to 1:00 pm in Rivera 403, Kat Koziar and Michele Potter will give us a preview of their presentation for the upcoming CLA conference. Their talk is titled “From Zero to Makerspace: The UC Riverside Creat’R Lab Story.”

Michele and Kat will discuss the challenges and successes experienced while envisioning and bringing to fruition our user-centered and driven makerspace. These include funding challenges, identifying and fostering (sometimes unlikely) partnerships, the nitty-gritty logistics, and how they focused on user needs when building our services.

Veggies in the Middle, Friday, June 9

On Friday June 9, from 1:00 to 2:30 in Orbach 240, Jolene Redvale will show how including more vegetables in your meals can be fun and satisfying while adding variety, flavor, and healthy nutrition to your plate. Samples will be available for tasting! A handout will highlight UCR Library resources on healthy eating.

Jolene is a Certified Nutrition Consultant with a robust background in education, having served many years as the Education Curator at the San Bernardino County Museum.

Pick up some flavorful, easy, healthy eating tips on the last day of instruction for the Spring Term.

Diversity, Inclusion, and the UCR Library, Monday, May 15

What:                    “Diversity, Inclusion, and the UCR Library”
Panel Presentation and Discussion/Q&A
When:                  Monday, May 15, 2017, 1:00-3:00 pm
Where:                 Rm. 240, Orbach Science Library
Who:                     UCR librarians, library staff, and open to audience members interested in diversity, inclusion, and academic libraries

Diversity and inclusion have been discussed in the academic and library settings for some time.  Our panel of speakers will provide a snapshot of where we are today, in the profession and at the local campus level.  What can UCR librarians contribute to diversity and inclusion?  Let’s have an open dialogue about areas we can impact and actions we could take to enhance our roles in the library and contribute to the academic environment.

Panelists:  Melissa Cardenas-Dow, Social Sciences Librarian at Sacramento State University (formerly UCR) and active in professional library organizations on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion; Mariam Beevi Lam, Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion at UCR; and two panelists from UCR student services centers: Arlene Cano Mutate, Program Coordinator from Chicano Student Programs and UCR alumna, and Nancy Jean Tubbs, Director of the LGBT Resource Center.

Brown bag: National Diversity in Libraries Conference report-back, Thursday, March 2

The LAUC-R programs committee invites you to an informal lunchtime brown bag session on Thursday, March 2, from 12pm-1pm in Rivera 403.

We’ll hear from UCR librarians who attended and presented at the National Diversity in Libraries Conference (NDLC) at UCLA in summer 2016. We’ll be discussing highlights of NDLC presentations, including projects from colleagues at other institutions, and the current national landscape of library diversity work from a librarian perspective. Light refreshments provided.