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The UC Merced Library Welcomes Isabel Ramos


July 3, 2024


Isabel Ramos is our newest Night/Weekend Services Coordinator and UC Merced Alum (class of 2023). We spoke more with her about her background and how her previous position in education may inform her role at the UC Merced Library.

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Ross Anastos Celebrates 10 Years at the UC Merced Library


July 1, 2024


Ross Anastos is our Head of Access Services and UC Merced alum (class of 2009). We spoke with him to find out more about his beginnings at UC Merced and his current work.

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Abrescy-Kranich Student Award for Library Research Excellence Reception


April 19, 2024


Faculty, library staff and students gathered for an award reception on March 22 to celebrate the accomplishments of Darián Andrade-Diaz and Ashley Ratcliff-Winn, the 2024 recipients of the Abrescy-Kranich Student Award for Library Research Excellence.

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Chief Administrative Officer, Stephanie Peterson Celebrates 10 Years at the UC Merced Library


February 27, 2024


Library staff recently recognized Chief Administrative Officer, Stephanie Peterson for her 10-year anniversary at the UC Merced Library. However, Stephanie’s history with the university is much deeper and longer than most of ours. She has been at UC Merced for 24 years!

Annual Report, photograph by George Ballis
UC Merced Library Annual Report (AY 2022-2023)


December 19, 2023


The UC Merced Library’s Annual Report for AY 2022-2023 is now available. We are excited to share noteworthy exhibits, events and acquisitions, our contributions to student learning & belonging, and how we are building expertise & celebrating our achievements.

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2023-2024 Library Award for Student Research Excellence Now Accepting Applications


November 1, 2023


The 2023-2024 Library Research Award is open for eligible undergraduate students through January 31, 2024. Read more...

Photograph of Jim Dooley holding a certificate of recognition for his 20 year career service award, standing in front of a yellow and blue UC flag with the University of California seal
Jim Dooley Celebrates 20 Years at UC Merced
Author: Sara Davidson Squibb


May 26, 2023


Head of Collection Services Jim Dooley marks 20 year career milestone with UC Merced.

2022-2023 Library Research Awardees, Sophia Wallace-Boyd and Brian Fernandez Awarded at Public Reception
Author: Olivia Olivares


March 8, 2023


The 2022-2023 Abrescy-Kranich Library Award for Student Research Excellence awarded two undergraduate students - Sophia Wallace-Boyd and Brian Fernandez at a public reception on March 10, 2023.

2022-2023 Library Award for Student Research Excellence Now Accepting Applications


November 1, 2022


The Abrescy-Kranich Library Award for Student Research Excellence is now accepting applications from undergraduate students through January 31, 2023. Read more...

UC Library Search Sautter Award


October 26, 2022


The UC libraries were recently recognized and received the Sautter award...

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