April 1, 2022

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Faculty Focus is a quarterly message from the UCSB Library highlighting Library news and events of particular interest to faculty.

Library Award for Undergraduate Research Applications Open
Submissions for the 2022 Library Award for Undergraduate Research are open April 1-30. Please share the application information with your students who are producing scholarly or creative works that make use of the Library’s collections, resources, and services.

New Pilot Open Access Agreement with Wiley
Wiley and the University of California recently announced a one-year pilot agreement that makes it more affordable for UC authors to publish open access in Wiley journals. Learn more.
See all UC Open Access Agreements here.

UCSB Reads in the Classroom
UCSB Reads 2022 is underway and we’re excited by those of you who are incorporating the book into your classes. This year’s selection, “Exhalation” by Ted Chiang, is a collection of nine science fiction short stories.

If you’re curious about how the UCSB Reads program can support your instruction, hear from UCSB faculty who have successfully incorporated the UCSB Reads book into a course by watching the panel recording here.

Research Data Support
Our Research Data Services team puts together monthly infographics with information about how to better manage and preserve research data. You can view the series here.

The most recent infographic is about how you can get started with a Perma.cc account [PDF] to make your citations permanent. If you want to receive these in your inbox each month, subscribe here.

Events & Exhibitions
See all of the Library’s upcoming events and exhibitions here. Featured events and exhibitions are below.


How Quantum Mechanics Affects Our Lives: A Panel Discussion
April 14, 4:00PM  | Instruction & Training Room 1312
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Join industry and academic experts in the quantum field for a panel inspired by Ted Chiang's story "Anxiety is the Dizziness of Freedom."  Ted Chiang's Exhalation: Stories is the UCSB Reads pick for 2022. Moderated by Erik Lucero, Lead Quantum Engineer, Google Santa Barbara.

The Business of Less: The Role of Companies and Households on a Planet in Peril.
A Pacific Views: Library Speaker Series talk with Roland Geyer (Bren School)
April 19, 4:00PM  |  Pacific View Room

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For the last three decades, we have relied on the concepts of "eco-efficiency" and "win-win" to make businesses and households more sustainable. Geyer will explain why this was destined to fail and introduce a new approach to finally reconcile human prosperity with a healthy environment.

UCSB Reads 2022 Author Talk:Ted Chiang
May 10, 7:30PM  | UCSB Campbell Hall
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UCSB Library is thrilled to present Ted Chiang, UCSB Reads 2022 author of Exhalation: Stories for a free community talk at UCSB Campbell Hall. This event will be moderated by Melody Jue, Associate Professor of English.


Explore two new exhibitions of new creative works and several continuing exhibitions featuring items from our own collections as well as treasures from outside of the Library.

Picture This: From Text to Image
Learning Commons (1st Floor, Mountain Side)  | On display through spring quarter

UCSB Library presents an exhibition of paintings by students in Jane Callister's Art 100 course. The students read and responded creatively to the UCSB Reads 2022 book Exhalation: Stories by Ted Chiang.

The Greater Common Good
Art & Architecture Collection  (1st Floor, Mountain Side) | On display through spring quarter

A new work by Sa’dia Rehman in charcoal, graphite, ink, carbon paper, silver leaf, and black thread. In her art practice, Rehman pulls apart and puts together family photographs, historical records, and mass media. She draws on Islamic art and architecture, and the contemporary art of Asian and African diasporas, to situate her individual history within larger historical processes.