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2019-2020 Winners of the Library Award for Student Research Excellence


April 30, 2021


Due to Covid-19, the announcement of the 2019-2020 awardees of the Library Award for Student Research Excellence was delayed. Please join us in congratulating the past year's winners...

2020-2021 Carter Joseph Abrescy and Larry Kranich Library Award for Student Research Excellence Winners Announced


April 30, 2021


We are pleased to announce the winners of this year's Library Award for Student Research Excellence!

The Carter Joseph Abrescy and Larry Kranich Library Award for Student Research Excellence is Now Open for Undergraduate Applicants


December 3, 2020


The Carter Joseph Abrescy and Larry Kranich Library Award for Student Research Excellence is now accepting applications for undergraduate students through January 25, 2021.

Deputy University Librarian Releasing New Book: "Fake News, Propaganda and Plain Old Lies"


June 25, 2018


First impressions count, maybe now more than ever. But what if those impressions are based on lies?

People’s willingness to believe even the most outrageous “information” they get is so remarkable that researchers have been studying this phenomenon — more recently given the current political divide in America — and trying to explain why facts don’t sway people’s beliefs.

It’s better to learn to critically evaluate information as it comes at you, argues UC Merced Deputy University Librarian Donald Barclay, whose new book “Fake News, Propaganda and Plain Old Lies” is being released Friday, June 29.

Read the full article in Newsroom.

Libraries in the Internet Age


May 17, 2018


UC Merced’s Associate University Librarian, Donald Barclay, discusses the ongoing popularity of both public and academic library spaces.  Tune in at the 10-minute mark for his conversation with Matt Townsend.