Domain_ e-newsletter from the UC San Diego Library
Dear Friends:

This fall, we are launching a new streamlined version of our e-newsletter, Domain, which will bring you more of the news, profiles, and features that many of you asked for in our survey last summer. Those of you who responded to our survey about Library news and events expressed a preference for:
- An e-mail newsletter or blog
- More news on events and exhibits
- More news on library collections
- More news on innovative library services
- Monthly or quarterly news
In terms of events, those of you who responded said you would be most interested in attending more exhibitions, faculty lectures, film screenings, and author readings and talks at the Library. Over the next year, we will strive to bring you the news and the features you are wanting to see more frequently. We also hope to offer more programming and special events that will make a visit to the Library worthwhile.

Over the next several months, we are planning to make a number of enhancements to our news blog, so that you can easily find Domain, Library news and event information, and access to our Library Channel on UCTV all in one place. Please feel free to send us your feedback on these upcoming changes.

My best,

Brian E. C. Schottlaender
The Audrey Geisel Librarian
On September 18, 2015, UC San Diego's iconic Geisel Library was transformed into an elegant dining salon, amidst book collections and study spaces, for the more than 100 Library friends who gathered for the annual Library gala fundraiser to benefit the Library and hear Harvard Librarian Sarah Thomas. The event generated nearly $200,000, which will be used to support library collections and resources, services, and learning spaces.

Focused on the theme, "Building for the Future," the event highlighted the many ways the Library is responding to the changing needs of UC San Diego's world-class students. In his opening remarks, Chancellor Pradeep Khosla applauded the newly launched Geisel Library Revitalization Initiative (GLRI) a blueprint to transform and revitalize the interior public spaces of Geisel Library. The Initiative was launched in July 2015, as a result of a generous $3 million gift from Audrey Geisel, which will cover the costs of renovating the main (2nd floor) public spaces and entryway of Geisel Library. Continue reading or watch the video.
Geisel Library at Night
Thanks to a generous $3 million gift from San Diego philanthropist, literacy advocate, and longtime supporter of the UC San Diego Library, Audrey Geisel, construction will begin this December on the first of many space enhancements, technology upgrades, and new Library services that will transform and revitalize the most actively used spaces in the Library. The gift kicks off the Geisel Library Revitalization Initiative (GLRI), a major initiative to transform and revitalize the interior public spaces of Geisel Library to meet the evolving needs of students, faculty, and other Library users in the digital age. Continue reading...
Since its grand opening in early October, nearly 3,000 UC San Diego students and other Library patrons have stepped through the doors of the newly opened Digital Media Lab (DML), a one-stop shop for media production located on the main floor of Geisel Library. The technology-equipped Lab, which was opened in response to student and faculty requests for more digital media services in the Library, provides the space and technology tools that students, faculty, and other users need to create and edit projects in the digital age.
Along with free 3-D printing, the DML offers video editing software, image manipulation programs, and sound editing tools, as well as media-rich website creation programs and basic productivity software. Library staff with media expertise are on-hand to provide users with needed support and guidance, in addition to extensive online tutorials. Continue reading...
Four undergraduate students at the University of California, San Diego have been awarded the 2015 Undergraduate Library Research Prize in recognition of their superior research skills. The annual award, sponsored by the UC San Diego Library, the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, and the UCSD Alumni Association, recognizes students who have demonstrated exemplary research skills in mining the Library's rich and diverse information resources and services. Awards are given in two categories: Social Sciences/Arts/Humanities, and Life and Physical Sciences. The awards also include a cash prize of $1,000 and $500 for first and second place, respectivelyContinue reading...

Pat Ford has been a book collector and lover of knowledge for as long as he can remember. After settling in Rancho Santa Fe in the 1980s, he had the good fortune to meet Ken Hill, a neighbor and well-known book collector who was actively involved with the UC San Diego Library. He invited Pat to attend a meeting of the Library's former Friends support group, and Pat accepted Ken's invitation. Both men continued their passion for collecting and their involvement with the Library. Now, decades later, Pat is still involved with the Library, and continues to nurture his intellectual passions by parlaying his knowledge of rare books and other materials and his love for music and history into productive hours of volunteer service and philanthropy. Continue reading...
Fall 2015 marks the close of world-renowned scientist Jonas Salk's centenary year. To mark the occasion, the UC San Diego Library is presenting "The Legacy of Jonas Salk," an exhibition of materials from the Jonas Salk Papers, which will be on display in Geisel Library through January 10, 2016. 

The papers-which comprise more than 600 linear feet (or nearly 1000 boxes)-were donated to the Library's Mandeville Special Collections in 2013 by Salk's sons, Peter, Darrell, and Jonathan, all of whom-like their father-trained as physicians and are involved in medical and scientific activities. Continue reading...
Friday, December 4, 2015
7:00 - 9:00 PM
UC San Diego Price Center, Ballroom East

In his recent book, "The Last of the President's Men," award-winning journalist Bob Woodward brings to light the untold story of Alexander Butterfield, the Nixon aide who disclosed the secret White House taping system that changed history and led to Nixon's resignation. 

Come hear a lively discussion between Woodward and Butterfield, moderated by historian Michael Bernstein, as they reveal new facets of President Nixon's psyche, reminding us now-more than 40 years later-how Watergate continues to loom over our presidential politics. A book signing will follow the talk. 

Seating is limited, pre-registration is required for this free event. Click here to register.
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