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  • Mountains Beyond Mountains

    Posted Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 4:30 p.m.

    Book of the Quarter, Thu Oct 29, 7-8:30 p.m.

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  • On The Same Map

    Posted Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 4:59 p.m.

    Partners in Health photography exhibit, 2nd floor. Through early February.

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  • Book Sale

    Posted Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 1:27 p.m.

    Wednesday, October 7, 2009
    10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    Join us in the Arcade outside of the Harrington Learning Commons, Sobrato Technology Center, Orradre Library.

    • $1 Paperbacks
    • $2 Hardcover Books, DVDs, CDs & Videos

    If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation, please contact Matthew Lipson at 408-551-1631 or California TTY Relay at 1-800-735-2929 at least 24 hours prior to the event.


  • 2009 LibQUAL+ Executive Summary Available

    Posted Friday, June 19, 2009 at 5:45 p.m.

  • LINK+ Enhancements Now Here

    Posted Friday, May 15, 2009 at 2:57 p.m.

    Effective, July 1, users of LINK+, including the faculty, students, and staff of Santa Clara University will be able to borrow media, such as CD's, DVD's, spoken word audio tapes, etc. via the LINK+ system. This service will be available on an experimental basis for a six-month period; but, since other "LINK+ like" systems elsewhere in the country have been circulating media for some time, it is expected that this new service will become permanent on January 1, 2010.

    Participating libraries will be able to set one of two loan periods for media - 3 weeks or 1 week. Some libraries may use only one of these loan periods; others may use both, depending on the nature, and expected demand, for the material. With courier travel time, and a period on the "hold shelf" of the receiving library, materials will actually be unavailable to local users for a longer time than the actual circulation period. Materials needed for course reserve in academic libraries and popular materials "on hold" for public library users will not circulate through LINK+. SCU will include government documents in video formats, which are not needed for reference purposes, in the program; but we will exclude media that is part of curriculum kits. Initially, we plan to circulate all media for the shorter one - week loan period.

    Presently, Santa Clara University circulates media to faculty for seven (7) days, but restricts circulation for other user groups to two-hour loan periods. Because all SCU users will be able to borrow media from other LINK+ members, our materials should also be available to others, subject to local needs. Thus, effective July 1, SCU will change its internal borrowing policies to permit 7-day circulation of media to all categories of authorized borrowers. This will mean that faculty who wish to show videos in a classroom setting, or have students watch material individually in the Library, will need to notify the Library's Course Reserve unit before the beginning of a given term that they plan to use this media for a class. This will insure both limited circulation to SCU's primary clientele and non-circulating status for LINK+ users. As always, Library Subject Specialists will consider purchasing duplicate copies of materials in high use.

    If you have general questions or concerns about this policy, please contact your Library Subject Specialist.

    If your question is specifically related to the Library's circulation policies, please contact Marian Fricano, Head of Access Services. If you have questions about placing media or other materials on course reserve, please contact Judy Rodriguez, Information Specialist.

    Because this program is experimental, the Library welcomes your feedback on this enhancement to LINK+. Please send comments to University Librarian, Liz Salzer, at and put "LINK+ Enhancement – Comment" in the subject line of your message.

  • Food For Fines - Spring 2009

    Posted Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 10:04 a.m.

    From May 18 - June 11, 2009, students, faculty, and staff can help the hungry and reduce their Library fines at the same time with Food For Fines. For each can of food you donate we will waive $2 off your fines. Of course, you don't need to have fines to donate food!

    Collection barrels are located at the Circulation Desk on the first floor.

    The most-needed items:

    • Powdered Milk
    • Peanut Butter
    • Canned Meats
    • Tuna
    • Low-Sugar Cereal
    • Meals in a Can (Stew, Chili, Soup)
    • 100% Fruit Juices in single serving boxes
    • Canned Foods with Pop-Top Lids.

    All contributions will be donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank. We sure would love to see our 10 barrels filled to the rim, so that folks can enjoy a good holiday dinner. With your help, we can do it!

    Please Note:

    • The overdue materials and food donations must be presented at the Circulation Desk at the same time in order for your donation to count as a payment.
    • Food for Fines does not apply to billed accounts and cannot be used to pay for lost materials.
    • Food items whose expiration date has passed will not be accepted.

    If you have questions, or want more information, please contact Marian Fricano.

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  • A Celebration of the Opening of the Multicultural Reading Area Featuring Francisco Jiménez and His Work

    Posted Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 10:03 a.m.

    The University Council on Inclusive Excellence and the University Library present A Celebration of the Opening of the Multicultural Reading Area Featuring Francisco Jiménez and His Work.

    The celebration is on Tuesday, May 12, 2009, in the Learning Commons.

    • 4 to 5 p.m. (St. Clare Room, 3rd Floor)
      • Introduction by Provost Lucia Gilbert
      • Presentation of the short documentary “A Christmas in Tent City” by Professor Michael Whalen
      • Reading by Francisco Jiménez
    • 5 to 6 p.m. (Multicultural Reading Area, 2nd Floor)
      • Reception

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  • Hours Change for the Inauguration of Michael Engh, S.J.

    Posted Wednesday, April 8, 2009 at 2:26 p.m.

    In order to permit staff to attend the inauguration of Michael Engh, S.J. as Santa Clara University's 28th President, the Harrington Learning Commons, Sobrato Technology Center and Orradre Library will be closed from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Friday, April 24.  Building hours on April 24 will be 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. and noon to 10 p.m.

  • Islam, the State, and Human Rights: Refining the Terms of Inquiry

    Posted Monday, March 30, 2009 at 1:45 p.m.

    Professor Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im of Emory University will lecture on "Islam, the State, and Human Rights: Refining the Terms of Inquiry."

    Sponsored by: The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, Religious Studies Department, University Library, College of Arts & Sciences, and The Interdisciplinary Program in Arabic, Islamic, & Middle Eastern Studies (AIMES).

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  • Extended Hours for Finals!

    Posted Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at 3:07 p.m.

    The Learning Commons will again be open extended hours for finals week.

    Friday, March 13 7:30 a.m. - midnight
    Saturday, March 14 9:00 a.m. - midnight
    Sunday - Friday, March 15 - 20 Open continuously from 9:00 a.m. Sunday to 2:00 a.m. Friday

    The Sunstream Cafe will also extend their hours to 12:30 a.m., Sunday - Wednesday.

    A complete list of the building hours is available online.

  • ERes outage for storage migration

    Posted Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at 5:24 p.m.

    ERes will be unavailable for a brief outage the morning of Web, Feb 25 to allow for the migration of the fiber connection to the storage network. The outage should not be more than 10-15 minutes as long as there are no unforeseen issues. We hope to have the migration completed as early as possible.

  • Alternative Energy: the Future Is Now

    Posted Friday, January 23, 2009 at 2:05 p.m.

    A panel discussion on the directions and challenges of alternative energy highlighting Silicon Valley-Israel high-tech cooperation.

    • Have alternative-energy solutions finally reached a tipping point?
    • Or will plummeting oil prices and bailouts swamp the way forward?

    The panelists of "Alternative Energy: the Future Is Now" will share their visions and the innovative technologies that are driving their companies and organizations forward.

    This panel discussion also highlights the high-tech connections between Silicon Valley and Israel, which both seek solutions to the issues of energy independence and global climate change. Organized by Santa Clara University's Jewish Student Union and Hillel of Silicon Valley.

    Light refreshments provided

    When: Thursday, January 29, 2009, 6-8 p.m.

    Where: Saint Clare Room (3rd floor), Harrington Learning Commons, Sobrato Technology Center and Orradre Library

    Full description & flyer (.pdf).

    For more information, please contact Michal Strutin.

  • President-Elect Barack Obama's Inauguration - Watch it in the Learning Commons!

    Posted Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 6:04 p.m.

    The inauguration of President-Elect Barack Obama will be televised in the Learning Commons on January 20th. Inauguration ceremonies begin at 8:30 a.m. The new President will then take the oath of office at 9 a.m. Later, the inaugural parade will be broadcast beginning at 11:30 a.m.
    You can watch all the inauguration events on televisions in the Arcade, in the Viewing & Taping Rooms A - C, and on monitors throughout the building. Televisions will be tuned to various broadcast stations.
    Also for your viewing pleasure, there is an exhibit in the St. Clare Room on Presidents, First Ladies, and previous inaugurations.


  • Free Stuff For Your Input!

    Posted Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at 2:07 p.m.

    Library staff members are in the process of evaluating the Library’s Web site. This is an opportunity for faculty, students, staff, alumni, and the general community to voice your thoughts and opinions about how you use the site and what can be improved.

    • 6 focus groups will be held January 12–15 and will last 45–60 minutes each.
    • 10–15 individual testing sessions will be scheduled in February and will last 30–40 minutes each.

    All participants will receive a gift certificate from the University Library.

    If you would like to volunteer or have questions about this study, contact Paul Neuhaus. Please indicate whether you are faculty, staff, a graduate student, an undergraduate student, an alum, or a member of the general public (e.g., an Osher member or neighbor).

    All information gathered during this study will be kept confidential.

    This study is pending approval by the Human Subjects Committee.

  • Full Network Outage

    Posted Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at 5:21 p.m.

    On Saturday, November 22, due to planned maintenance on the infrastructure supporting the campus internet connection, there will be no access to any Library servers and resources from off-campus. Also, there will be no on-campus access to off-campus resources and services. On-campus access to OSCAR, ERes and other local servers should not be affected.

    See the IT web site for more updates.

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