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UC Library Search Sautter Award

October 26, 2022

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

Fall 2022 Library Hours - expanded!

October 24, 2022

Library Hours have expanded on October 23, 2022...

Call for Proposals Zero-Cost Course Materials Grant Program
Zero-Cost Course Materials (ZCCM) Grant Program Resumes with a Call for Proposals

September 28, 2022

The Zero-Cost Course Materials (ZCCM) grant program is resuming. Faculty and lecturers who wish to replace commercial materials with Open Educational Resources (OER) and/or library licensed material for spring 2023 courses are encouraged to apply for a ZCCM grant by November 14, 2022.

A Century of Impact in California's Counties: Highlights from the University of California Cooperative archive
Author: Rebecca Gourevitch

September 26, 2022

A new photography exhibit has opened on the 4th floor of the UC Merced Library. A Century of Impact in California's Counties: Highlights from the University of California Cooperative archive features photographs from the California Agricultural Resources Archive (CARA), showcasing the University of California’s work over the past 100 years to improve agricultural practices, support youth development, and promote broader civic engagement.

Livingston Incorporates, The Chronicle Sept 8, 1922
City of Livingston Celebrates 100 Years
Author: Emily S. Lin

September 12, 2022

This September, the City of Livingston celebrates the centennial of its incorporation. As a result of cooperative efforts between UC Merced Library, campus partners, and Livingston partners, two online resources are now available for the public to learn more about Livingston’s history.

Migrant girl, Three Rocks, California. Photograph by George Ballis.
UC Merced Library Acquires George Ballis Photography Collection
Author: Emily S. Lin

September 2, 2022

We are pleased to announce that the UC Merced Library has acquired a major photography collection, the work of George Mark “Elfie” Ballis. George Ballis began his career in the Central Valley as an editor of the Valley Labor Citizen newspaper, was mentored by Dorothea Lange and UC Berkeley professor Paul Taylor, and started documenting farm labor and living conditions in the Central Valley in the 1950s.

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 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.