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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

    Printable Flyer

    More Info

  • 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).

    More Info

  • 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.

    More Info

  • Food For Fines

    Posted Friday, November 7, 2008 at 2:33 p.m.

    Can U Help? Good 4 U!

    Now through December 10, 2008, 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.

  • Election Night Coverage & Event

    Posted Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at 2:52 p.m.

    Tuesday, November 4, 2008
    3 p.m. - 2 a.m.
    Harrington Learning Commons, Sobrato Technology Center, and Orradre Library

    The University Library and SCU faculty are hosting Election Night in the Learning Commons. The night will include:

    • A gathering together of students, faculty, staff, SCU neighbors, and local politicians
    • Continuous coverage of election results from multiple networks
    • Multimedia lab computers to monitor international websites
    • SCU faculty from diverse backgrounds to offer commentary and discuss ideas
    • Campaign ads created by SCU students
    • Interactive maps to predict outcomes and tally sheets to track election results
    • Clips of Saturday Night Live, cartoons, and other examples of political humor
    • Campaign memorabilia
    • Free popcorn
    • Sunstream Café will stay open until 1 a.m.

    If you have any questions or want to volunteer to help, please contact Paul Neuhaus (, 408-554-5431).

  • Learning Commons Building Tours

    Posted Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at 2:46 p.m.

    Want to find out more about the resources and services in the new building? Library staff will be giving tours each Friday from 10 - 11 a.m.

    • October 3
    • October 10
    • October 17
    • October 24
    • October 31
    • November 7

    No need to register - just meet at the "Books" sculpture in the Arcade.