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From the University Librarian

ImageDear Colleagues,

At the close of every academic year, it's rewarding and inspiring to look back at what has been accomplished. This issue of UCI Libraries Faculty Update recaps some yearlong programs, initiatives and events and also provides a look at what we have been up to this spring quarter.

At the start of the 2017-18 academic year our Education and Outreach Department, launched the UCI Libraries Personal Librarian program to engage incoming freshman and transfer students. We also welcomed several new faces--four new librarians and our third Korea Foundation library intern.

Fall quarter marked important work on three grants:

  • International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs Grant (subaward)
  • Institute of Museum and Library Services Grant funding the interdisciplinary Transforming Knowledge/Transforming Libraries project
  • Mellon Foundation - Council of East Asian Libraries Innovation Program Grant supporting a digital humanities project

Throughout the year, the Libraries partnered with UCI Illuminations and the School of Humanities on a new author series that has proven to be a great conduit to attracting community members to the campus. And our winter and spring exhibits further supported pillar three of the UCI Strategic Plan by expanding our community connections.

Study room renovations in Grunigen Medical Library, a new book display focusing on social justice in Langson Library and data preservation and open access work from our Digital Scholarship Services department, are also highlights from the past year.

Friendly reminder that we are transitioning our UCI online library catalog ANTPAC to a new discovery system in July 2018. We will be providing updates and instructions as we get closer to that date on this website: lib.uci.edu/new-library-discovery-service

This summer, please join us in August as we host the First Folio Fridays in partnership with the UCI Shakespeare Center and New Shakespeare Swan Festival.

I hope your summer is rejuvenating and I look forward to further engagement in the new academic year!

Lorelei Tanji
University Librarian