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  • Mission Santa Clara Manuscript Collection

    Posted Monday, June 16, 2014 at 4:15 p.m.

    Unveiling the Mission Santa Clara Manuscript Collection: New Guide Available for Research

    The Mission Santa Clara Manuscript Collection Processing Project in Archives & Special Collections has organized and described the Mission Santa Clara manuscripts and created an initial finding aid for the Collection, which has been published on the Online Archive of California.

    Mission Santa Clara’s valuable Manuscript Collection consists of hundreds of manuscripts primarily written and collected by the Franciscan missionaries from the founding of the Mission in 1777 until the arrival of the Jesuits in 1851.  The manuscripts deal not only with the missionaries’ spiritual endeavors, but with various aspects of daily life at Mission Santa Clara.  The Manuscript Collection includes sacramental records, account books, annual reports, governmental and ecclesiastical correspondence, choirbooks, and instructions on wool-processing, health care and cuisine, among others.

    In addition to the creation of the finding aid, the Mission Santa Clara Manuscript Collection Processing Project will digitize and translate a selection of its documents.


     

     

  • Arts Study Break

    Posted Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 9:15 a.m.

    Take a 20 minute break from studying at the
    Arts Study Break with SCLOrk!

    Santa Clara University's Laptop Orchestra, SCLOrk, will be here for an encore performance.

    Tuesday, June 10
    5 p.m.
    Learning Commons
    Lower Level, Living Room


    Brought to you by SCU’s Fine Arts Support Team (F.A.S.T.) and the Library.
    For quiet study space during this event, please use the 2nd or 3rd floors.

  • Food for Fines - Spring 2014

    Posted Monday, May 26, 2014 at 11:40 a.m.

    May 27 - Jun 13

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  • How Are We Doing? You Told Us.

    Posted Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 2:25 p.m.

    Thank you to all who participated in this year’s LibQUAL+ survey – the best response ever.

    Our initial analysis of your responses is now available. The results include what you like about the University Library and what you want. You will also find information about what we are planning, and comparisons to previous surveys. If you want more detail, links to the complete report plus a discipline analysis report are accessible from the home tab.

    As you will see, we are already implementing a number of your suggestions and exploring ways to implement other changes.

    If you have any questions or comments about these results, please contact Paul Neuhaus, University Library Assessment Officer, at pneuhaus@scu.edu or 408-554-5431.
     

  • SCU in El Salvador: A Quest for Justice

    Posted Monday, May 5, 2014 at 10:45 a.m.

    Literary Cuisine
    Tue May 27, noon-1:30 p.m.

    More Info

  • Book Sale

    Posted Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 12:00 p.m.

    Wednesday, May 14
    10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Learning Commons Arcade

    • Paperbacks $1
    • Hardcovers $2
    • Media $2

    100% of the proceeds from the sale will be donated to Friends of African Village Libraries.

    Please direct ADA/504 accommodation requests to Joanne Britton (408-551-1753, TTY 1-800-735-2929) at least 48 hours prior to event.

    The Library will be accepting donations of books, videos, DVDs, CDs, and audiotapes from faculty and staff through Friday, April 25. All deliveries may be made to the Circulation Desk. Please indicate your name on the box/bag and that the items are for the Book Sale. Please also note how many items are included. For every 5 items donated, you will receive a coupon good for 1 free item during the Book Sale.

  • A Conversation with Ron Hansen

    Posted Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 9:30 a.m.

    Book of the Quarter
    Tue May 6, 4-5:30 p.m.

    More Info

  • Broncos Read 2014 Unveiling Ceremony

    Posted Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.

    Living Room, Lower Level
    Wed Apr 23, 4-5 p.m.

    More Info

  • Mary Roach

    Posted Monday, March 31, 2014 at 4:15 p.m.

    Meet Science Writer Mary Roach
    Wednesday, April 30
    4-5:30 p.m.
    California Mission Room, Benson Memorial Center

    The University Library proudly welcomes author Mary Roach to campus. The Washington Post calls Mary Roach, "America's funniest science writer." The author of Stiff: The Curious Life of Human Cadavers and Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex will be on campus to talk about her most recent book,  Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal, in a conversation with Professor Tracy Ruscetti, Biology Department, and Fred Gertler, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

    Other books by Mary Roach include Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void and Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife.  Mary Roach has also written for National Geographic, Wired, New Scientist, the New York Times Book Review, the Journal of Clinical Anatomy, and Outside, and she was the guest editor of The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2011.

    Try a Daily Show taste of Mary Roach.

    This event is sponsored by the University Library, the Biology Department, and the Public Health Science Program.

  • Arts Study Break

    Posted Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 11:35 a.m.

    Take a 20 minute break from studying at the

    Arts Study Break for Improv!

    SCU's Inoperable Humor will be here to make you laugh.

    Tuesday, March 18
    5 p.m.
    Learning Commons
    Lower Level, Living Room

    Brought to you by SCU’s Fine Arts Support Team (F.A.S.T.) and the Library.

    For quiet study space during this event, please use the 2nd or 3rd floors.

  • Albert Camus' Legacy

    Posted Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 4:30 p.m.

    Albert Camus' Legacy:
    A panel discussing the French Nobel Prize winning author, journalist, and philosopher

    Tuesday, February 25, 4 - 5:30 p.m.
    Saint Clare Room, 3rd Floor, Learning Commons, Technology Center, and Library


    Featuring Guest Panelists: 

    Dr. Hélène Laroche Davis
        Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, Notre Dame de Namur University
    Lorenzo Giachetti
        Ph.D Candidate in French, Stanford University

    Student Panelists:
     
    •    Ellen Paolini
    •    Kyra Sjarif
    •    Kelly Shi

    This presentation is held in conjunction with Albert Camus 1913-2013, a Digital Multimedia and Multilingual Exhibit, located in the Lower Level, Living Room of the Learning Commons, Technology Center, and Library.

    Co-sponsored by The Alliance Française Silicon Valley, Santa Clara University Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, and the SCU University Library

    Please direct ADA/504 accommodation requests to Joanne Britton (408-551-1753, TTY 1-800-735-2929) at least 48 hours prior to event.

     

  • The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing To Our Brains

    Posted Friday, February 7, 2014 at 9:05 a.m.

    Book of the Quarter, Thu Feb 27
    4 - 5:30 p.m.

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  • Can Scholarly Publishing Change?

    Posted Monday, February 3, 2014 at 1:20 p.m.

    Can Scholarly Publishing Change? Should It? 
    The Creation of the Amherst College Press 

    Press Director Mark Edington discusses opportunities, challenges, and the impact on authors. 
     
    Wednesday, February 12, 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Saint Clare Room, 3rd Floor, Learning Commons, Technology Center, and Library


    Mark Edington, Amherst College Press
    Edington, a social entrepreneur with an extensive background in higher education, was recently named the founding director of the newly established Amherst College Press. 
    Amherst College Press (ACP) will publish scholarly works that are peer-reviewed, rigorously edited, published digitally, and completely free. ACP is particularly interested in the ways the social sciences, natural sciences, and humanities intersect.  

    If you would like a box lunch, please RSVP to Christa Bailey (cbailey@scu.edu, 408-554-5031) by Monday, February 10.
     
    Co-sponsored by Faculty Development and the University Library

     

  • How Are We Doing?

    Posted Friday, January 31, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.

    As we plan for the University Library’s future, it is important that we understand the perceptions and expectations of our campus community so that we may provide the services and resources that you need to be successful. The University Library is participating in the LibQUAL+ survey which measures service quality in libraries.
     
    You may enter a drawing for prizes by submitting your email address at the completion of the survey. Prizes include:
    Two $100 gift certificates
    Six $50 gift certificates
     
    Please be assured that your answers are anonymous. Only aggregated data will be reported. Survey data will be stored securely on Association of Research Libraries (ARL) servers and maintained indefinitely so that the Library can compare the quality of its services and resources over time. You may withdraw from the survey at any time. If you have any difficulty in accessing or taking the survey, please contact Paul Neuhaus, University Library Assessment Officer, at pneuhaus@scu.edu or 408-554-5431.

  • Broncos Read 2014 Campaign

    Posted Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 11:30 a.m.

    Through Feb 21

    More Info