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Living in Hydroclimatic Extremes: A Visual Journey into Water Research at UC Merced
Author: Emily Lin


September 25, 2023


A new exhibition, curated by Secure Water Future, is on display on the second floor of the Kolligian Library. Photographs and infographics vividly portray UC Merced's role in shaping a sustainable and resilient water future amid the uncertainties of our changing climate.

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Focus Group Participants Needed for Paid eBook Study


September 21, 2023


The University of California Libraries are recruiting participants for a paid focus group study on the future of e-books and digital lending within higher education. Read more for eligibility requirements.

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Library Staff Creates Book Club in Anticipation of Mark Arax Event
Author: Sara Davidson Squibb


September 19, 2023


In anticipation of the Historical Memory, Policy, and the Future of Water in the Central Valley event and conversation on 9/28, members of the library staff have been reading Mark Arax's book, The Dreamt Land.

Call for Proposals: Zero-Cost & Low-Cost Course Material Grants
Call for Proposals: Mini-Grants for Zero-Cost and Low-Cost Course Materials


September 14, 2023


With funding from the Scholar Transformational Impact Fund and support from the Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning (CETL), the UC Merced Library invites senate faculty and Unit 18 lecturers to apply for funding to eliminate or minimize course costs for students.

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Historical Memory, Policy, and the Future of Water in the Central Valley: A Conversation with Mark Arax and Ellen Hanak


September 5, 2023


Author Mark Arax and Ellen Hanak, vice president and director of the PPIC Water Policy Center, will come together for a dialogue focused on the Central Valley, water policy, and the future of water in California.

Join Rufus! New Library Tour
Take the Virtual Library Tour!


August 22, 2023


Get to know the Library! Join Rufus to learn about resources, spaces, and meet our friendly Library staff!

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UC Merced Library Welcomes Bronwen Maxson as Head of Research & Learning Services
Author: Sara Davidson Squibb


August 15, 2023


Former Coordinator of Undergraduate Engagement and Instructional Services at the University of Oregon Libraries, Bronwen Maxson joined the UC Merced Library August 1, 2023 as Head of Research & Learning Services.

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UC Merced Alumna Joins Library Staff
Author: Kelli Breland


August 7, 2023


Maria "MJ" Juarez Buenrostro, class of 2022, begins career with UC Merced Library as a Night/Weekend Services Coordinator.

Alma/Primo Downtime
Author: Sarah Sheets


August 3, 2023


On Sunday, August 6th from midnight to 2am Pacific Time, ExLibris will be performing systems maintenance which may cause an interruption in online catalog services. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope this interruption will create minimal disruption to our users’ research.

Controlled Burns and Fire Management Practices found in the UC Cooperative Extension Archive
Author: Rebecca Gourevitch


August 2, 2023


This summer, we are looking at ways UC Cooperative Extension has played a role in wildfire prevention and management across California. UC Merced Library’s California Agricultural Resources Archive (CARA) contains archival resources created by UCCE advisors and specialists over the last 100 years.

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