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December 2001

  • Bancroft Round Table: "Readings from The Bancroft"
    Noon, Thursday, December 20th
    Lewis-Latimer Room of the Faculty Club

    The Holiday season is a time when we traditionally enjoy following venerable customs and traditions, and thereby brighten up the depths of winter's darkness. The Staff of The Bancroft Library invites the campus community to our traditional event to enjoy readings, selected especially by us from our collections, for the holiday season. Add some sparkle to your noontime break and join us for "Readings from The Bancroft."

    Bancroft Round Tables aim to stimulate thoughtful discussion and promote awareness of the varied resources of The Bancroft Library. We invite the campus community to join us at this Round Table and celebrate the beginning of the Holiday season. We hope you will enjoy some glorious intellectual fare, alternately inspiring, artistic, humorous and illuminating, but at all times interesting.

  • The Optometry Library will be moving back to its renovated quarters in Minor Hall during the week of December 17, 2001. The library will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, December 14 and will reopen at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 2.

November 2001

  • Members of the Research Library Cooperative Program (RLCP) may now use Stanford Request, a new service which makes it possible to request materials held in the Stanford University Libraries through Pathfinder. All UCB faculty, graduate students and academic staff are eligible for this service. You must be logged onto Pathfinder (using the UCB Logon capability). The "Stanford Libraries Catalog" will be one database choice available, and when a member finds the record for an item s/he wants in that database, s/he may click the "Request" button, which will launch the Stanford Request service. The RLCP member must use whatever ID number from whatever card s/he uses for other library services. For graduate students, this will most likely be their student ID. For faculty and Academic Staff, it will either be their Staff ID or a card issued by the Library.

  • A major renovation of the old "Subject Catalog" Hall in 206 Doe Library is set to begin Nov. 8. The first phase of the work will be painting the entire room, followed later by new flooring, electrical and data connections. All new furniture for 33 computer stations and a new Reference Desk will also be added, hopefully in time to begin service at the start of the Spring Semester.

    Circulation through the room will be restricted during the painting period of about one month. Access to the Main Reading Room, Graduate Services and Purchasing will be provided through construction "tunnels" at either end of the room. Signage will be posted redirecting patrons during the construction.

    The CD-ROM stations have been temporarily relocated into the East end of the Reading Room and will be available during the construction.

    Note: Room 202 is part of the new project and will no longer be used as a conference room.

    Thank you for your patience during this badly needed improvement. Please contact Jeff Johnson if you have any questions about the rennovation project.

  • Bancroft Round Table on Pat Brown
    Noon, Thursday Nov. 15th
    Lewis-Latimer Room of the Faculty Club

    Ethan Rarick, former Sacramento correspondent of the Contra Costa Times, is currently engaged in writing a biography of former California Governor Edmund G. "Pat" Brown. He will share observations based upon his ongoing research on Brown.

    Members of the UC Berkeley campus community are invited to attend this informal event. Bancroft Round Tables aim to stimulate thoughtful discussion and promote awareness of the resources of The Bancroft Library. This talk will appeal to all who are interested in the development of contemporary California and the role of liberalism in the American political consciousness.

  • Waiting: Life on the Line, Photographs by Tamara Kay
    Teamsters Local 439 strike, November 2000 in Tracy, California
    October 5, 2001 - January 15, 2002
    Director's Lounge, Institute of Industrial Relations 2521 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

    Opening and reception, Tuesday, November 20, 7-9 p.m.
    Photographer and union members will be present.

    This exhibit inaugurates the new Labor Art Gallery at the Institute of Industrial Relations. The homepage for permanent exhibits at the Institute may be found at

  • Inaugural faculty lecture:
    Richard Candida Smith, professor of history and new director of the Regional Oral History Office
    Wednesday, November 14, 2001
    4:00 p.m., Morrison Library - Doe Library

    (reception to follow)

    For more information, please see the web page:

  • Free Speech Movement Cafe Educational Programs Series
    Rise to Peace Student Association presents:
    Justice not Vengeance:
    Stepping Outside of the U.S./Terrorist Dichotomy

    Friday, November 2, 2001

    refreshments will be available following speakers' presentations
    Free Speech Movement Cafe next to the Moffitt Library (space is limited, please arrive early)

    Professor Jerry W. Sanders
    Peace & Conflict Studies Dept., U.C. Berkeley; editorial board member
    of the World Policy Journal

    Professor John B. Childs
    Sociology Dept., U.C. Santa Cruz; author of "Transcommunality: From the Politics of Conversion to the Ethics of Respect" (Temple University Press, forthcoming)

October 2001

  • Anthropology at Berkeley: A Century of Pathbreaking Scholarship 1901-2001
    Anthropology at Berkeley: A Century of Pathbreaking Scholarship is an account of Berkeley anthropology through its record of scholarly contributions based on fieldwork in sites around the world. More information.

    Bernice Layne Brown Gallery
    Doe Library
    through February 15, 2002

  • Bancroft Roundtable
    Thursday, October 18th at noon
    Lewis Latimer Room of the Faculty Club

    Robert Bringhurst, noted poet, printer and translator, will speak on "Contemporary Typographical Implications of the Native American Manuscript Tradition."

September 2001

  • The Bancroft Library and the Center for Latin American Studies Speaker Series on Latin American Research Resources present:

    "Latin American National Libraries: Collections and Developments for Research"
    Dr. William V. Jackson
    Professor Emeritus,
    University of Texas at Austin

    Irving and Jean Stone Seminar Room
    Bancroft Library
    1:15-3:00 p.m.
    Friday, 28 September

  • Refuse to go postal. The Email Notification Service is here for UCB students, faculty and staff!

  • Interested in controversial issues? Propose a program! Free Speech Movement programs are designed to inform, entertain, and to stimulate debate and discussion. The FSM Cafe Educational Programs Committee is seeking programs that address issues of activism, that encourage the expression of divergent views, and that express vitality and originality. We're open to innovative formats, such as debates, performances, or videos. For more information, visit our Call for Proposals.

  • California Culinary Culture: Sampling the Collections of The Bancroft Library. Bancroft Exhibition Gallery and Heller Reading Room. August 26 - December 20, 2001.

  • Research Advisory Service available for undergraduates through November 21.

  • The first Bancroft Round Table of the Fall Semester will take place on Thursday, September 20th at noon in the Lewis-Latimer Room of the Faculty Club. Rebecca Solnit, the celebrated Bay Area essayist who recently published "Hollow City : the Siege of San Francisco and the Crisis of American Urbanism" will speak about her current research, which concerns photographer Eadweard Muybridge.

    Interested members of the UC Berkeley campus community are invited to attend this informal event, which aims at stimulating thoughtful discussion, as well as promoting awareness of the resources of The Bancroft Library.

  • Prytanean Centennial - The Prytanean, the first women's honor and service society of its kind in the United States, was begun one hundred years ago. The current exhibit in the Rowell Case, second floor Doe Library, celebrates this centennial with documents, pictures and memorabilia. August 23 - October 31, 2001.

  • Lunch Poems -- A Noontime Poetry Reading Series kicks-off September 6th.

August 2001

  • Welcome Week. Let the Library help ease your transition into the wonderful world of research, writing, and sleepless nights. We're here for you, and we feel your pain.

July 2001

June 2001

  • Probably something educational and enlightening will happen in The Library this month, but I don't really care. I'm going on a fabulous vacation to Maui. Aloha!

May 2001

  • Refuse to go postal. Sign up now to participate in a pilot of our new Email Notification Service! You will receive recalls, hold pickups, and other notices from the Library by email. Just go to and give us your email address.

  • Optometry Library undergoing renovation May 5th through May 20th.

  • Ivan Illich will talk about the history, visual architecture and meaning of reading from the time of classical print cultures and the medieval monk to the innovation and detachment of today's digital era. After the talk will be a question and answer period and a reception.
    Date: Wednesday, May 2
    Time: 4-6 pm
    Place: Morrison Reading Room, Doe Library

  • Faculty Seminars: May 7-11
    Offered by the Teaching Library, this round of seminars focuses on tools for research, and for creating course materials.

April 2001

  • "Searching for Generalizations in a Sea of Particularities: Spaniards, Missions, and Savages" - lecture by noted historian David Weber.
    Date: Thursday, April 26
    Time: 4-6 pm
    Place: Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

    The event is free and open to the community.

  • Free Speech Movement Cafe Educational Programs Committee presents:
    "Berkeley in the 60s"
    A documentary on the history of the free speech movement (FSM), the anti-war movement and the counter-culture movement in Berkeley

    A public viewing followed by open-floor discussion
    Moderator: Margy Wilkinson, FSM participant
    Date: Friday, April 27
    Time: 7 pm
    Place: Free Speech Movement Cafe (in Moffitt Library)

  • Cal Day in the Library! Be entertained, enlightened and enchanted. We'll have it all, just for you, because we love you.

  • Entering the lettered city: Jesús Lara and the formation of a Quechua literary patrimony in the Andes. XXI Morrison Inaugural Lecture to be delivered by professor Estelle Tarica of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. A reception will follow.
    Date: Thursday, April 26
    Time: 4pm-6pm
    Place: Morrison Library, 1st floor Doe Library

  • This presentation will discuss the relationship between language, literacy and identity in the Andes through an examination of the work of Bolivian intellectual Jesús Lara. In the decade prior to Bolivia's 1952 revolution, Lara participated with other writers in shaping new social discourses about the role of indigenous culture in the formation of modern Andean societies.

    Through an analysis of his novel Surumi (1943) and his influential anthology of Quechua literature (1947), the significance of Lara's contributions to these efforts will be considered. In particular the discussion will focus on his attempt to reconcile an oral Quechua cultural tradition with a literate Hispanic cultural tradition by constructing a bilingual Quechua-Spanish literary patrimony and positing the emergence of a new social actor, the "lettered mestizo."

  • The Bancroft Library presents: SYMPOSIUM: Taking Part: FSM and the Legacy of Social Protest
    In conjunction with the symposium, PROTEST: A selection of materials from the Free Speech Movement Archives - in the Bernice Layne Brown Exhibit Gallery, Doe Library - April 13 - September 17, 2001.

March 2001

  • Peter Lemieux is this year's winner of the Dorothea Lange Fellowship. His photographs of migrant workers in San Francisco's Mission District are currently on display in the Moffitt Library exhibit cases, across from the elevators on the library's entry level.

  • There is now a colorful display of "New Titles in Moffitt Library," on the left wall as you enter Moffitt.

    The theme of the current display is "Ethnic Studies, History and Sociology of Race Relations and Women's Studies" in honor of International Women's Day (March 8) and, National Women's History Month. The titles were carefully selected by Librarian Mari Miller to reflect some of the best books on the above themes and to feature new books by U.C. Berkeley professors.

February 2001

  • As of Thursday, February 22, the new and sole entrance to Art History/Classics Library, 308 Doe, is via the "new" Doe Elevator 3 (southwest corner of Doe). From Doe South entrance, take Doe Elevator 3 directly to AH/C, Floor 3. From the North entrance, you may also take Doe Elevator 2 (northwest corner of Doe) to the 4th floor, then take Doe Elevator 3 from the 4th to the 3rd floor. Look for the helpful signage!

January 2001

  • 2001: Annual Exhibition of Gifts to The Bancroft Library
    The current exhibition in The Bancroft Library Exhibition Gallery features a wide range of books, pamphlets, manuscripts, photographs, maps, artwork and other research materials acquired during the past year. The diverse formats and subject matter of items reflect the varied strengths of Bancroft Collections and include materials donated to the library and selections acquired through endowed funds. Bancroft curators have assembled a colorful and entertaining selection of materials, with something for everyone's tastes and interests.

    The exhibition will be on display though March 31, 2001. Please visit The Bancroft Library and enjoy some of our recent additions.

  • The Hill-Shumate Book Collecting Prizes (Undergraduates)
    These prizes are open to currently enrolled undergraduates of U.C. Berkeley. The prizes were established by Kenneth E. Hill and Albert Shumate to encourage Berkeley students to collect books, to build their own libraries, to appreciate the special qualities of the printed word, and to read for pleasure and education. The Hill-Shumate Prize awards $600 to the winning entry, $300 for second place, and $100 for third place. In addition, all entrants will receive one-year gift memberships in the Friends of The Bancroft Library.

    The deadline for submissions for 2001 is March 1. Winners will be announced and awards made at the Annual Meeting of the Friends of The Bancroft Library in April.

    For more information about the Hill-Shumate Book Collecting Prizes, please visit

  • It's tax time again!
    Both federal and California tax forms are now available in Government Social Science Information Service (GSSI). Pick up copies of the basic federal and California forms (1040, 540, etc.). They are available at the east entrance to GSSI on the 2nd floor of the Doe Library. We also have the reproducible tax forms for other tax publications you may need.

    On the web, you can find:
    federal tax forms at:
    California tax forms at:

  • International Exchange and the Library
    January 16 - March 31, 2001
    Bernice Layne Brown Exhibit Gallery, Doe Library

    Established in 1884, the Library's Exchange Program counts more than 3,000 active exchange partners and accounts for the acquisition of 20% of the serials currently received by the University as well as more than 5,000 monographs every year. Exchange partners can be found in nearly every country of the world and supply publications in virtually every subject area collected by the Library.

  • John B. Graham Photographs in the University Archives
    Rowell case, opposite Government Social Science Information Service
    Second floor of the Doe Library

    The collection consists of nearly 200 slides, negatives and contact sheets from some 45 rolls of 35mm film, and about forty mounted enlargements from these, all taken between 1968 and 1970.

  • Exhibit of photographs by Mark Moffett
    Marian Koshland Bioscience and Natural Resources Library
    Mark is an ecologist, ethologist, and frequent winner of World Press Awards in journalism. His articles commonly appear in National Geographic Magazine, where he is one of the core photographers.

  • "The Literature of California, Volume I: Native American Beginnings to 1945"
    Saturday, January 20, 2001
    San Francisco Public Library, Main Branch, 100 Larkin Street
    Reading and Panel discussion, 3:00pm - 4:30pm, Koret Auditorium
    Reception, 4:30pm - 5:30pm, Latino A&B Rooms

    "The Literature of California" is a landmark publication distinguished by its breadth, variety of sources, inclusiveness and historical sweep. Join editors Jack Hicks, James D. Houston, Maxine Hong Kingston, and Al Young as they read from and discuss the anthology's varied material from Native American origin myths to Hollywood novels dissecting the American Dream. The familiar voices of William Saroyan, John Steinbeck, and Mark Twain are presented along with María Amparo Ruiz de Burton, Chester Himes, Josephine Miles, Toshio Mori, and Jade Snow Wong.

    Sponsored by the University of California Press, The Friends of The Bancroft Library, A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, and the California Historical Society with support from the Friends & Foundation of San Francisco Public Library.

  • We're still trying to wade through the e-mail that accumulated over the holiday closure, so give us a few days to get back into gear. But in the meantime:
    start celebrating the King's 66th birthday, I know I am.
    visit our What's New 2000 archive to find out what was grooving before the holidaze.
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