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Fall 2022 Library Hours


August 12, 2022


Fall 2022 Library Hours will begin August 24, 2022...

Sara Davidson Squibb Takes on New Role as Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Research & Engagement


August 8, 2022


Following a nationwide search, Sara Davidson Squibb accepts role as Associate University Librarian for Research & Engagement. Read more about Sara's career with the UC Merced Library...

Request Course Resources for Fall 2022 Courses


August 8, 2022


The Library is now accepting requests for Fall 2022 course resources and electronic materials for CatCourses!

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Request Library Instruction for Fall 2022 Courses


August 2, 2022


UC Merced librarians offer instruction sessions to support undergraduate and graduate students in their completion of course assignments requiring library research skills. Please submit your instruction requests by Thursday, August 18th for scheduling.

Announcing Three New Open Access Publishing Agreements
Author: Jerrold Shiroma


August 1, 2022


The UC Libraries are pleased to announce three new open access publishing agreements. The first supports open access publishing with the technical professional organization IEEE, which is among the largest publishers of UC research. The second is an extension of UC’s 2020 agreement with Springer Nature that adds funding support for open access publishing in the prestigious Nature journals; previously only titles in the Springer portfolio were eligible. The third agreement is with SAGE Publishing, one of the largest publishers of UC research in the social sciences and humanities. For more information about these open access agreements, as well as other agreements scholarly publishers, please visit the UC Office of Scholarly Communications Press Room.

Problem Solving in San Joaquin County: early twentieth century UC Cooperative Extension projects
Author: Rebecca Gourevitch


July 27, 2022


Over 300 additional items were uploaded to Calisphere, our online repository, that reveal the ways in which work carried out by UC Cooperative Extension, since 1914, reached residents and supported rural communities in San Joaquin County.

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Krista Walsh & Crystal Fontes Join Library Staff


July 13, 2022


The UC Merced Library welcomed two staff members, Krista Walsh & Crystal Fontes, to our superior administrative team.

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Deputy University Librarian Donald Barclay Retires


June 30, 2022


Deputy University Librarian Donald Barclay retires June 30th after 20 years at UC Merced and over 30 years as an academic librarian.

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Highlights for National Dairy Month
Author: Sophia LaMonica


June 17, 2022


June has been celebrated as National Dairy Month since 1937 to promote drinking milk and to stabilize the dairy demand when production was at a surplus.

A search for "dairy" in UC Merced Library's California Agricultural Resources Archive (CARA) yields nearly 400 digitized resources documenting the state's history of research and development in the dairy industry. Annual narrative reports of county agents, milk flavor and production cost surveys, cow census records, and dairy industry newsletters provide a picture of how California's dairy boom came to be.

2021-2022 Carter Joseph Abrescy and Larry Kranich Library Award for Student Research Excellence Awardees Announced
Author: Olivia Olivares


May 16, 2022


This year, the Abrescy-Kranich Library Award was awarded to Brandon Cooper and Madelyn Lara, both Class of 2022.

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