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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.


Faculty Author Series Donald Barclay
Faculty Author Series: Donald Barclay

February 2, 2022

Join us for a Faculty Author Series Talk with our very own Deputy University Librarian, Donald Barclay on April 5, 2022.

Faculty Author Series: Dr. Muey Saeteurn

January 31, 2022

Join us for a Faculty Author Series talk with Associate Professor of History, Dr. Muey Saeteurn on March 17, 2022.

Faculty Author Series: Dr. Carolyn Dicey Jennings

January 31, 2022

Join us for a Faculty Author Talk with Associate Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Sciences, Dr. Carolyn Dicey Jennings on March 9, 2022.

UC Love Data Week

January 27, 2022

Register for presentations and workshops on all things data during this week-long event, February 14th - February 18th. All UC community members welcome to attend.

Spring 2022 Library Workshops
Spring 2022 Library Workshops

January 18, 2022

Join us for our Spring 2022 Library Workshops!

Spring 2022 Library Hours
Spring 2022 Library Hours

January 14, 2022

The UC Merced Library will resume regular hours for the Spring 2022 semester. Read more for hours and holidays.

Processing of Modoc County’s UC Cooperative Extension archival collection underway
Author: Rebecca Gourevitch

January 12, 2022

The California Agricultural Resources Archive (CARA) team is processing archival documents from the Modoc County, UC Cooperative Extension collection. Materials reflect the prominent livestock management operations in California's most northeastern county, as well as watershed restoration projects and the various activities performed by farm advisors and topic specialists.