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

We have a number of compelling events to update you on, as well as some exciting news for our campus community and other visitors to the Library.

Our big news for the spring is that, at last, we will be opening a café in Geisel Library! In the event that you needed another good reason to visit Geisel Library, you will soon be able to add great coffee to the list. You can read all about Audrey's in the story below and watch out for an e-vite to the grand opening later this spring.

In December, we completed the Library's 2015-18 Strategic Plan. Academic libraries have been going through a never-ending whirlwind of changes over the last decade. We've witnessed dramatic changes in how teaching, learning, and research are conducted in an increasingly digital world. As a result, we have been very busy redefining our portfolio of services, spaces, and resources, so that we can best meet the evolving needs of the campus community. You can read more about the Library's Strategic Plan by clicking here

We have a number of exhibits and events currently underway and planned, including a fascinating exhibit,The Chinese and the Iron Road: Building the Transcontinental, and two talks coming up by UC San Diego faculty members: one by Professor Mark Hanna, a historian who will discuss his new book on piracy during the rise of the British Empire, and another by climate change policy expert Professor David Victor, who will be joined by two students from the School of Global Policy & Strategy. All three participated in the United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Paris in December, and will be sharing insights from that historic meeting.   

Last December, we co-sponsored a fabulous event (with Extension's Helen Edison Lecture Series), a conversation actually, featuring award-winning journalist Bob Woodward and former Nixon aide Alex Butterfield, who is the focal point of Woodward's 2015 book, The Last of the President's Men. If you were not able to attend the event, you are in luck, because the program was recorded by UCTV for The Library Channel. Click here to watch it.

I hope you enjoy this issue of Domain and hope to see you at some of our upcoming events!

My best,

Brian E. C. Schottlaender
The Audrey Geisel Librarian
The long-awaited Geisel Library café won't open its doors until spring 2016, but, already, it's earned an "A." But, this "A" is not the coveted grade, it's for Audrey, specifically Audrey Geisel, the generous benefactor of the University of California, San Diego Library for whom the new café will be named. 

Audrey's is expected to be completed in mid to late spring, with a grand opening planned for the campus and community supporters in May 2016. The café, which has been under construction since last December, is located on the 2nd (main) floor in the East Wing of Geisel Library, conveniently situated on the north end of the building's most heavily used study area, which also houses the overnight study commonsContinue reading...
The Chinese and the Iron Road: Building the Transcontinental, an exhibit on display in Geisel Library, traces the amazing trajectory of the roughly 12,000 Chinese American workers who sacrificed life and limb during the four-year construction of the Transcontinental railway, which began in 1865.

The exhibit was produced by the Chinese Historical Society of America and the Chinese Railroad Workers Project at Stanford University, is on display through February 29, 2016 in Geisel Library on the University of California, San Diego campus. The Chinese American Library Association's Task Force on Chinese Railroad Workers, which seeks to increase awareness and appreciation for the contributions of Chinese Americans, also helped to bring the exhibit to the UC San Diego Library, the first institution to host the exhibit after its debut last summer at Stanford University and the Chinese Historical Society of America. Continue reading...

Last December, in honor of the one-year anniversary of J. Robert Beyster's  passing at the age of 90, the Beyster family donated Bob Beyster's Papers to the UC San Diego Library's Special Collections & Archives, where they will serve as an outstanding resource for students, scholars, and business owners interested in entrepreneurial innovation and success. Beyster founded the highly profitable government contractor, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), which was modeled on his successful blueprint for entrepreneurial, employee-empowered companies. Continue reading...

By: Lynda Claassen, Director of Special Collections & Archives
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the National Park Service, and the Library's Special Collections & Archives is exhibiting items that illustrate some of California's magnificent national parks and monuments. The exhibition, Wondrous Manifestations of Nature: Celebrating California's National Parks is on view until April 2016, on the main floor of Geisel Library.

August 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the act creating the National Park Service, a new federal bureau within the Department of the Interior. The Service would be responsible for protecting the 25 national parks and monuments already established and managed by the Department, as well as those yet to be established. The Service was to "conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations." Continue reading...
Thursday, February 18, 2016
5:00 - 7:00 PM 
Faculty Club, The Lounge

Mark Hanna is an associate professor of History at UC San Diego, and one of the nation's top authorities on pirates. Hanna is the author of the new book, Pirate Nests and the Rise of the British Empire(2015, University of North Carolina Press). In his book, he sheds a fresh light on pirates, traditionally depicted as fearless adventurers on the high seas. He examines the crucial role that pirates played on land by contributing to the commercial and economic development of port towns in early America and the British Empire. More information...
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
5:30 PM 
Geisel Library, Seuss Room

Correcting the Course on Climate Change Negotiations: the Road from Paris COP21
, will feature climate change policy expert David Victor, professor of international relations at UC San Diego's School of Global Policy & Strategy and GPS students Joaquin Vallejo and Shayla Ragimov, who participated in COP21, and will provide their insights on the process and the outcome
. More information...
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Geisel Library, Seuss Room
Sponsored by Daniel and Phyllis Epstein

Historian Darcy C. Buerkle discusses her recent book, Nothing Happened: Charlotte Salomon and an Archive of Suicide, which examines the life of writer and artist Charlotte Salomon. Born into a highly cultivated Jewish family in Berlin, Salomon was deported to Auschwitz and murdered at the age of 26. In her final work Life? or Theatre?, which consists of 769 autobiographical gouache paintings, she envisioned the circumstances surrounding the eight suicides in her family, all but one of them women. Click here to learn about other HLHW events.
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