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The Russian Revolution Centenary: 1917-2017: Politics, Propaganda and People’s Art

Artist: El Lissitzsky [Lazar Markovich Lisitskii (1890-1941). The poster was created in 1920 in VitebskThis exhibition, curated by Liladhar Pendse (East European, Eurasian and Latin American Studies Librarian), is dedicated to the centenary of the Russian Revolution that took place in October of 1917. The exhibition will take place in the Moffitt Library, from September 11, 2017 through January 8, 2018 and it will highlight several print-items from the revolutionary times.

Attendance restrictions: Access to the Moffitt Undergraduate Library is restricted and you’ll need the UC Berkeley/ Cal Card for entry.

The virtual counterpart of the exhibition is located here:  http://exhibits.lib.berkeley.edu/spotlight/russian-revolution

Major Donation of Mesoamericana from Prof. John Graham

John Graham, professor of Anthropology at Berkeley since 1962, donated his extensive collection of 4,000 volumes on Mesoamerican culture and history (particularly Maya and Olmec archaeology and art and Maya epigraphy) to the Anthropology Library.

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John Graham at the ruins of Seibal (aka Ceibal) on the heights above the Rio Pasion in Guatemala, 1961. Photo courtesy of John Graham

Many of the volumes are rare — John Graham began collecting rare books as a twelve year old growing up in the border region of Texas — and the collection was independently appraised at $68,000. We are truly grateful that Professor Graham entrusted “his children” to us!

Alison Gopnik on her new book, The Gardener and the Carpenter, 11/1/16, 5-6pm, EdPsych Library

Professor Gopnik, renowned developmental psychologist and philosopher, will discuss her new book, The Gardener and the Carpenter, which argues that the familiar twenty-first-century picture of parents and children is based on bad science, and profoundly wrong for both kids and parents.

“Alison Gopnik’s The Gardener and the Carpenter should be required reading for anyone who is, or is thinking of becoming, a parent.”
~Isabel Berwick, Financial Times

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Celia Emmelhainz in print!

Congratulations to Celia Emmelhainz, Anthropology and Qualitative Research Librarian, on her two recent publications:

With co-authors Erin Pappas and Maura Seale, Celia has published “Thinking Through Visualizations: Critical Data Literacy Using Remittances,” a chapter in the new ACRL book, Critical Library Pedagogy. This chapter provides context and a lesson plan on World Bank data for librarians to use in engaging undergraduates with thinking critically about data and visualization.

Celia has also published a conference paper on “Interviews, Focus Groups, and Social Media: lessons from collaborative library ethnographies in America and Kazakhstan,” presented at this year’s International Federation of Library Associations. This paper explores how ethnography is used to study libraries and their patrons, bringing in examples of past projects and how collaboration has enhanced or challenged the process of research.

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Article by Eifler and Rose in Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture News!

The innovative approach of the Environmental Design Library towards artists’ books is featured in the current issue of ACSA News. Revealing the Hidden Beauty of Artists’ Books Through Events and a Virtual Catalog, authored by David Eifler and Molly Rose, describes the importance of getting these amazing objects out of the locked cage and to the user — both physically, and virtually.  envi-artists-book

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