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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.

New Awards for Regional Archives at UC Merced Library
Author: Emily S. Lin

May 14, 2022

In October 2021, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) awarded UC Merced Library a grant from American Rescue Plan funds to support the California Agricultural Resources Archive (CARA) project. In April 2022, the NEH announced it would award a $750,000 Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grant to UC Merced to fund a renovation project in the library that will expand its capacity to house archives and special collections documenting the Sierra Nevada and Central Valley regions.

Summer 2022 Library Hours
Summer Library Hours

May 9, 2022

Summer 2022 Library Hours 

Intersession #1 Hours: Monday, May 16, 2022 - Friday, May 20, 2022 Monday - Friday: 8 am - 4pm  Closed Weekends    Summer Hours: May 23, 2022 - August 12, 2022 Monday - Thursday: 7 am - 10 pm Friday: 7 am - 6pm  Closed Weekends    Intersession #2 Hours: Monday, August 15, 2022 - Tuesday, August 23, 2022 Monday - Friday: 8 am - 4pm  Closed Weekends     

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NEH Grant Awarded to UC Merced for Sierra Nevada-Central Valley Archive in Library

May 3, 2022

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded the UC Merced Library in partnership with the Center for the Humanities a $750,000 Infrastructure & Capacity Building Challenge Grant.

Collaborative Workrooms
Library Collaborative Work Rooms Receive Upgrades and Will Reopen After Year-Long Closure

April 21, 2022

The Library Collaborative Workrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors received technology and furniture upgrades. They will reopen April 25, 2022.

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Coffee & Cookies Study Break for Finals!

April 21, 2022

Need a study break? Join us in the Library for some coffee & cookies!

Cooperative Extension Firsts in Modoc County
Author: Rebecca Gourevitch

April 7, 2022

Additional material from the Modoc County, UC Cooperative Extension Records, part of the UC Cooperative Extension Archive at UC Merced, have been digitized and made available on Calisphere. Found in the collection are copies of Modoc County Ranch Roundup, a newsletter dedicated to Cooperative Extension activities in the region.

UC Merced Newsroom- Grant Saves Students Thousands of Dollars in Textbook Costs
Author: Juan Flores

March 10, 2022

The Zero Cost Course Materials Grant is a partnership between the UC Merced Library, Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning, and extra support from the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost. The grant program is projected to save over $276,000 in textbook costs. Read the full story by Juan Flores, UC Merced.

From the Mariposa County, UC Cooperative Extension Collection: The 1988 Beef Checkoff
Author: Rebecca Gourevitch

March 2, 2022

The California Agricultural Resources Archive (CARA) team digitized and placed online over one hundred items from the Mariposa County, UC Cooperative Extension collection including materials related to the 1988 Beef Checkoff referendum.

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From the Archives: 4-H Youth Development
Author: Emily S. Lin

February 28, 2022

As farm advisors fanned out across California in the 1910s and 1920s and developed programs of work with local farm bureaus, one of their key endeavors was enrolling boys and girls in local agricultural clubs. Early agricultural clubs, including calf, pig, poultry, vegetable growing, and home economics clubs, were formed to provide youth with hands-on learning experiences and demonstrate better agricultural and home practices. Merced County agent J.F. Grass attested in his 1920 report that these clubs successfully “aroused the interest of parents” and “stimulated farm bureau work in those communities.” Competitions were established to increase attention to purebred stock, better feed, and other farm improvement objectives.