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  • The Myth of Multitasking

    Posted Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 4:30 p.m.

    Book Of The Quarter, Tue Apr 20, 7-8:30 p.m.

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  • In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto

    Posted Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at 11:18 a.m.

    Book of the Quarter, Thu Feb 25, 2-3:30 p.m.

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  • Fine Design Bindings and Artists' Books

    Posted Friday, February 5, 2010 at 5:37 p.m.

    Exhibit, 3rd Floor, Jan 30 - Mar 28

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  • Darwin & Evolution

    Posted Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at 10:34 a.m.

    Celebrating Charles Darwin and his seminal work On the Origin of Species

    The University Library continues its celebration of Charles Darwin and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his seminal work on evolution, On the Origin of Species, with the following two exhibits.  We invite you to visit them both in person and online.

    Exhibit

    Saint Clare Room (Third Floor) of the Learning Commons: books, displays on highlights of vertebrate and human evolution, original editions and fossils loaned by the Biology Department. Exhibit runs through Feb 5.

    Online Guide

    SCU books and videos; award-winning websites to Darwin’s complete works, evolution explained, etc.; even Darwin games and trivia. Guide will remain online.

  • Voices for Justice: The Enduring Legacy of the Latino Press in the United States

    Posted Monday, November 16, 2009 at 12:00 a.m.

    Exhibit, Oct 19 - Dec 4

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  • On the Origin of Species: a Darwin Anniversary Lunch & Illustrated Presentation

    Posted Monday, November 9, 2009 at 5:58 p.m.

    Literary Cuisine, Thu Nov 19, noon-1:30 p.m.

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  • LINK+ Media Lending Survey

    Posted Thursday, November 5, 2009 at 7:10 p.m.

    Effective July 1, 2009, users of LINK+ have been able to borrow media, such as CD's, DVD's, spoken word audio tapes, etc. This service is available on an experimental basis for a six-month period, until December 2009.

    Your valuable input regarding this service would be greatly appreciated. Please answer a few questions on this short survey before Monday, Nov. 16. The survey should take approximately 2 minutes to complete.

    The results of this survey will be used in the evaluation of this pilot project and the determination as to whether media lending should become a permanent part of the LINK+ program.

    Complete the survey:
    http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=_2bx3_2f_2fg6841LoUYvDCLpimQ_3d_3d

  • Food For Fines

    Posted Thursday, November 5, 2009 at 12:00 a.m.

    From Nov. 9 through Dec. 11, 2009, students, faculty, and staff can help the hungry and reduce their Library fines (including LINK+ fines) at the same time with Food For Fines. For each can of food you donate, the Library will waive $2 off your fines. Of course, it isn't necessary to have fines to donate food!

    Collection barrels are located at the Circulation Desk on the first floor of the Learning Commons. Please help us fill as many barrels as possible.

    Most needed items:

    • Powdered milk
    • Peanut butter
    • Canned meats
    • Tuna
    • Low-sugar cereal
    • Meals in a can (stew, chili, soup)
    • 100% fruit juices in single serving boxes
    • Canned foods with pop-top lids

    All contributions will be donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank. With your help, we can do it!

    Please Note These Exceptions:

    • The overdue materials and food donations must be presented at the Circulation Desk at the same time in order for your donation to count as a payment.
    • Food For Fines does not apply to billed accounts and cannot be used to pay for lost materials.
    • Food items whose expiration date has passed will not be accepted.

    If you have questions, or want more information, please contact Marian Fricano.

  • Mountains Beyond Mountains

    Posted Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 4:30 p.m.

    Book of the Quarter, Thu Oct 29, 7-8:30 p.m.

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  • On The Same Map

    Posted Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 4:59 p.m.

    Partners in Health photography exhibit, 2nd floor. Through early February.

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  • Book Sale

    Posted Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 1:27 p.m.

    Wednesday, October 7, 2009
    10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    Join us in the Arcade outside of the Harrington Learning Commons, Sobrato Technology Center, Orradre Library.

    • $1 Paperbacks
    • $2 Hardcover Books, DVDs, CDs & Videos

    If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation, please contact Matthew Lipson at 408-551-1631 or California TTY Relay at 1-800-735-2929 at least 24 hours prior to the event.

     

  • 2009 LibQUAL+ Executive Summary Available

    Posted Friday, June 19, 2009 at 5:45 p.m.

  • LINK+ Enhancements Now Here

    Posted Friday, May 15, 2009 at 2:57 p.m.

    Effective, July 1, users of LINK+, including the faculty, students, and staff of Santa Clara University will be able to borrow media, such as CD's, DVD's, spoken word audio tapes, etc. via the LINK+ system. This service will be available on an experimental basis for a six-month period; but, since other "LINK+ like" systems elsewhere in the country have been circulating media for some time, it is expected that this new service will become permanent on January 1, 2010.

    Participating libraries will be able to set one of two loan periods for media - 3 weeks or 1 week. Some libraries may use only one of these loan periods; others may use both, depending on the nature, and expected demand, for the material. With courier travel time, and a period on the "hold shelf" of the receiving library, materials will actually be unavailable to local users for a longer time than the actual circulation period. Materials needed for course reserve in academic libraries and popular materials "on hold" for public library users will not circulate through LINK+. SCU will include government documents in video formats, which are not needed for reference purposes, in the program; but we will exclude media that is part of curriculum kits. Initially, we plan to circulate all media for the shorter one - week loan period.

    Presently, Santa Clara University circulates media to faculty for seven (7) days, but restricts circulation for other user groups to two-hour loan periods. Because all SCU users will be able to borrow media from other LINK+ members, our materials should also be available to others, subject to local needs. Thus, effective July 1, SCU will change its internal borrowing policies to permit 7-day circulation of media to all categories of authorized borrowers. This will mean that faculty who wish to show videos in a classroom setting, or have students watch material individually in the Library, will need to notify the Library's Course Reserve unit before the beginning of a given term that they plan to use this media for a class. This will insure both limited circulation to SCU's primary clientele and non-circulating status for LINK+ users. As always, Library Subject Specialists will consider purchasing duplicate copies of materials in high use.

    If you have general questions or concerns about this policy, please contact your Library Subject Specialist.

    If your question is specifically related to the Library's circulation policies, please contact Marian Fricano, Head of Access Services. If you have questions about placing media or other materials on course reserve, please contact Judy Rodriguez, Information Specialist.

    Because this program is experimental, the Library welcomes your feedback on this enhancement to LINK+. Please send comments to University Librarian, Liz Salzer, at esalzer@scu.edu and put "LINK+ Enhancement – Comment" in the subject line of your message.

  • Food For Fines - Spring 2009

    Posted Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 10:04 a.m.

    From May 18 - June 11, 2009, students, faculty, and staff can help the hungry and reduce their Library fines at the same time with Food For Fines. For each can of food you donate we will waive $2 off your fines. Of course, you don't need to have fines to donate food!

    Collection barrels are located at the Circulation Desk on the first floor.

    The most-needed items:

    • Powdered Milk
    • Peanut Butter
    • Canned Meats
    • Tuna
    • Low-Sugar Cereal
    • Meals in a Can (Stew, Chili, Soup)
    • 100% Fruit Juices in single serving boxes
    • Canned Foods with Pop-Top Lids.

    All contributions will be donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank. We sure would love to see our 10 barrels filled to the rim, so that folks can enjoy a good holiday dinner. With your help, we can do it!

    Please Note:

    • The overdue materials and food donations must be presented at the Circulation Desk at the same time in order for your donation to count as a payment.
    • Food for Fines does not apply to billed accounts and cannot be used to pay for lost materials.
    • Food items whose expiration date has passed will not be accepted.

    If you have questions, or want more information, please contact Marian Fricano.

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  • A Celebration of the Opening of the Multicultural Reading Area Featuring Francisco Jiménez and His Work

    Posted Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 10:03 a.m.

    The University Council on Inclusive Excellence and the University Library present A Celebration of the Opening of the Multicultural Reading Area Featuring Francisco Jiménez and His Work.

    The celebration is on Tuesday, May 12, 2009, in the Learning Commons.

    • 4 to 5 p.m. (St. Clare Room, 3rd Floor)
      • Introduction by Provost Lucia Gilbert
      • Presentation of the short documentary “A Christmas in Tent City” by Professor Michael Whalen
      • Reading by Francisco Jiménez
    • 5 to 6 p.m. (Multicultural Reading Area, 2nd Floor)
      • Reception

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