Usually when Georgia Wilcox McDaniel talks about UC she raves about the Daily Cal, but it occurs to her that one class has given her many, many hours of follow-up pleasure: Anthropology 1 taught by Theodore McCown. He spent a couple of weeks on Archeology and that lit a flame such as no other class had inspired. Currently she has a shelf of her bookcase devoted to various areas of archeology, including recent books by Mary Beard. While Wilcox McDaniel was raising her two boys she always had library books on the subject handy; she’s always been a bookworm (and a library volunteer until the pandemic hit). Of course, she can’t read the books she own because the type is too small, but she can get eBooks free from the public library and older books are discounted on Amazon/Kindle. You can enlarge the type to fit your needs!
A Writer of Books Housed in LibrariesBy Aleta George
Dorothy Lazard’s first library—the one that cracked open her world and made her love libraries—was the Western Addition Branch in San Francisco.
Five Questions for UC Berkeley Librarian Jeffrey MacKie-Mason
1 How did you become the university librarian? Since the mid-1990s, my research and teaching have been entirely committed to understanding and improving the modern information age: in particular, how people interacted with information, and with each other through information technologies. I was a founding faculty member of the University of Michigan School of Information […]
Does the Library Have a Future?
Enter the campus from North Gate, stroll south down the wide path from the top of the rise into the swale of Memorial Glade and there it is, front and center, inscribed in granite in letters 3 feet tall: THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY. Doe Library, a century old last year, magnificent heart of UC Berkeley. But […]