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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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10 Years at the UC Merced Library: Samantha Fort
Author: Sara Davidson Squibb

July 28, 2023

Technology Services Coordinator Samantha Fort celebrates 10 year career milestone with the UC Merced Library.

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Request Fall 2023 Library Instruction

July 26, 2023

UC Merced librarians offer instruction sessions to support undergraduate and graduate students in their completion of course assignments requiring library research skills. We offer sessions in-person and online options depending on your course delivery mode.

Alma/Primo Reindex July 22nd at 10pm
Author: Sarah Sheets

July 17, 2023

On Saturday, July 22nd beginning at 10pm Pacific Time, ExLibris will be performing system reindexing which will cause an interruption in online catalog services through Sunday evening. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope this interruption will create minimal disruption to our users’ research.

UC Merced Library Welcomes Carol Wilson, Archivist for Regional History Collections

July 16, 2023

Carol Wilson joined the UC Merced Library this July as the new Archivist for Regional History Collections, a key role that will define and develop collections, policies and programs for the Sierra Nevada and Central Valley Archive.

UC Merced Library Completes UCANR Film Preservation Project
Author: Rebecca Gourevitch

July 13, 2023

This Spring, the UC Merced Library concluded its multi-year project to preserve, digitize, and make accessible films produced by University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UCANR).

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UC Merced University Librarian Haipeng Li Receives Prestigious 2023 Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) Outstanding Library Leadership Award
Author: Sara Davidson Squibb

July 5, 2023

UC Merced University Librarian Haipeng Li was recently recognized for his outstanding contributions to the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) with the organization’s 2023 Outstanding Library Leadership Award. Read the full story...

Exploring the Ernest Lowe Photography Collection
UC Merced Colleague Heather Devrick Explores Ernest Lowe Photography Collection

June 16, 2023

Heather Devrick is a lecturer in the Merritt Writing Program (MWP) and a current graduate student pursuing a Master in Library and Information Science (MLIS) through San Jose State. We spoke with her recently to ask about her pursuit of an MLIS and use of the Ernest Lowe Photography collection to complete an archival assignment.

UC Merced Library shares archival holdings with Cooperative Extension partners
Author: Rebecca Gourevitch

June 5, 2023

On May 5th, the UC Merced Library held a reception for UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE) staff and community partners to view the Library’s photography exhibit, A Century of Impact in California's Counties: Highlights from the University of California Cooperative Archive.

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Unearthing California's Agricultural History: CARA Highlights Inspire a Closer Look at Archives
Author: Sophia LaMonica

June 1, 2023

Sophia LaMonica, graduate student at the SJSU School of Information and CARA communications assistant, reflects on her experience working with Digital Curation, Archives & Special Collections at the UC Merced Library.