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titleOpen Access Week Events at the Library

The UCSB Library Scholarly Communication and Open Access Standing Committee is pleased to share the events and resources for this year’s International Open Access Week (Oct. 25-31). 

Open Knowledge: Access, Infrastructures, and Educational Resources at UCSB

Monday, October 25 | 2:00 pm | Library Instruction & Training Room 1312 (1st Floor, Mountain Side)

Register Here

Please join UCSB Library for two presentations in conjunction with Open Access Week 2021.

UCSB Library and the Community-led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs (COPIM) Project 

Presented by Eileen Joy, Founder and Director of Punctum Books, and Lidia Uziel, Associate University Librarian for Research Resources and Scholarly Communication (UCSB).

Assessing Open Educational Resource (OER) Needs for High Enrollment Classes at UCSB
Presented by Angela Chikowero, Research and Engagement Librarian at UCSB and Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) Open Education Leadership Fellow.

Following the presentations, there will be an outdoor reception in the adjacent Mountain Courtyard. Register Here

International Open Access Week Information Table
Monday-Friday October 25-29, 2021 | 12-1:00 p.m. | UCSB Library Paseo

Stop by for information on open access publishing opportunities, UC’s open access policies, UC system-wide OA transformative agreements, eScholarship and the UC Publication Management System, UCSB OA Publishing Fund, one-on-one consultations, and related services. 

titleJoin RPD and learn about applying for LAUC Grants

Dear all, 

Are you interested in submitting a research or presentation grant proposal for LAUC but want to get some more information first? Join us on Friday, October 29 from 11-noon. Get some pointers on how to navigate the LAUC RPD website, what to include in your application, and hear colleagues' experiences about the application process. 

Once you're ready to start writing, join us for one of our open writing meet-ups. Members of RPD will be available to answer your application questions, provide feedback, and offer support on the dates below. 

We look forward to helping you with this part of your research! If you can't make the times below, please reach out to a member of the committee with your questions.

Grant Info Session, via Zoom:
Friday, 10/29, 11am-12pm

RPD Open Lab, via Zoom:
Tuesday, 11/9, 2-3pm

RPD Open Lab, via Zoom:
Wednesday, 11/10, 11am-12pm

RPD Committee,

Mary-Michelle Moore
Matt Stahl
kynita stringer-stanbeck
Laura Treat
Marisol Ramos

titleAll Library Picnic

Please join us for a UCSB Library Fall Picnic, which will take place on Thursday, October 28th! Attached is the invitation, with information about the event as well as the link to the RSVP form. 

Please respond via the link on the flyer (or by clicking here) by Thursday, October 21.  

We ask that you RSVP to help us streamline the check-in process, as we will have name-tags and drink tickets printed in advance. We also want to make sure there is plenty of food and beverages, and try to meet everyone's dietary restrictions and preferences to the best of our ability.

Please feel free to email Alana Beal ( ) and Kristy Stahl ( if you have any questions or concerns. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Please Note: If you work in a public service facing role, and can only make a portion of the event, please still RSVP so we can account for food and save this for you! There is an option to let us know what time you’ll be at the picnic on the RSVP form. If you have already RSVP'd, you can email Alana or Kristy with the time you will be attending. 

titleActive learning brown bag - Save the date November 1st, 12:30 in 2509

Love having interactive elements in your instruction sessions, but not sure what that looks like in our peri-pandemic times? Excited to be back in-person but looking for inspiration on how to teach in the new normal? Join the Teaching & Learning Department to learn some quick strategies  for interactive learning in-person without getting your students into small groups. This  is the first of two Active Learning Brown-bag sessions offered this quarter! 

RSVP here:

When: November 1, 12:30-12:55

Where: 2509

titleUpcoming Library Public Events

There are a number of interesting public events happening in our Library this month, starting with a virtual panel discussion at noon this Wednesday  (11/20) with, among others, the curator of the new Ocean Gallery exhibit: Postcards from Salinas.

Many Library staff are taking part in these events either as presenters (Angela Chikowero and Eileen Joy at the October 25 Open Knowledge event), co-organizers (gary colmenar-- Postcards From Salinas event, and Marisol Ramos-- Dia de los Muertos altar activity), or volunteers and I hope you will join us at as many as you are able.   And special thanks to everyone who has helped to facilitate, organize and promote these events.

We also have one event specifically for faculty to be aware of: the Library’s annual reception for faculty is happening November 2 from 3:30-4:30 in the Mountain Courtyard. 

Postcards from Salinas: Filipina/o Americans on the Central Coast

October 20, 12 PM | Virtual

A virtual conversation about the history and contributions of Filipina/o Americans on the Central Coast. This event is in conjunction with UCSB Library's exhibition Postcards from Salinas, on display in the Library's Ocean Gallery.

Register here. 

Open Access Week - Open Knowledge: Access, Infrastructures, and Education Resources at UCSB

October 25, 2 PM | Instruction & Training Room 1312 (1st Floor, Mountain Side)

Please join UCSB Library for two presentations in conjunction with Open Access Week 2021. 

Presentations will be followed by an outdoor reception in the adjacent Mountain Courtyard.

Register here.

Open Access Week Information Table

October 25-29, 12-1 PM | Library Paseo (1st Floor)

During Open Access Week, stop by our information table in the Paseo to learn about open access publishing opportunities, the Library’s scholarly communication services, and more. 

Pacific Views Speaker Series: The Scientific Body of Knowledge - Whose Body Does it Serve? A Spotlight on Women’s Brain Health

October 26, 4 PM | Pacific View Room (8th Floor, Ocean Side)

Emily Jacobs, Associate Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences will examine how progress in women’s health has stalled from the lack of female representation in biomedicine, including neuroscience.

She'll highlight changes in research, public policy, and private sector funding opportunities that position the female body as equal to the male, and by doing so are opening up new frontiers for understanding health and disease.

Register here.

Día de los Muertos

October 29 - November 5, 8 AM - 6 PM  | Ethnic & Gender Studies Collection (2rd Floor, Ocean Side)
This year, UCSB Library is building and dedicating an altar to all the loved ones that passed away over the last year, especially those that left us because of Covid-19. We invite you to visit the altar and to write your lost loved ones’ names in the notepad provided near the altar.

2121 Faculty Reception

November 2,  3:30 PM  to 5:30 PM | Mountain Courtyard

The Library's Annual Reception for Faculty returns this year to the Mountain Courtyard. This social event bring together new and returning faculty from across campus to kick off the 2021 academic year, meet their subject librarians, and hear about current and upcoming Library initiatives.

titleUC Libraries Forum 2021

The UC Libraries Forum 2021 planning committee is excited to announce that registration is now open for the UC Libraries Forum 2021 Conference! 

Registration is free and open to all UC library staff who wish to attend. Register HERE

October 26th, 2021 | Pre-conference workshops

October 27th - October 29, 2021 | Conference 

In light of the challenging times, we are coming together virtually to share our work under the theme 'Leading with Innovation, Stronger through Collaboration'. This conference will explore the intersection of technology and service; lessons learned through the past extraordinary year, and the value of change management.

The UC Libraries Forum will serve as an opportunity for UC library colleagues to meet virtually, share, learn and find opportunities for new collaborations and projects across the UC system. Presentations and conversation will note existing collaborations and spark ideas for new ones. This forum builds on and extends the scope of UC DLFx 2018 and 2019 beyond digital initiatives to all library employees to include themes such as research data, scholarly communications, the current-COVID academic library and others.

Keynote speaker: Robert Nelson of the Mapping Inequality, Redlining In New Deal America Project.

See the schedule-at-a-glance here

Questions? Contact us at

If you require accommodation for effective communication to fully participate in this event, please contact accessibility coordinator, Amber Lawrence, at, with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7-10 days in advance of the event.

Please join us for this wonderful opportunity to engage in the inspiring work of our colleagues!

-UC Libraries Forum 2021 Committee

Roger Smith (UCSD)

Vessela Ensberg (UC Davis)

Amber Lawrence (UCB)

Katie Ritchey (UCSC)

Zhiyuan Yao (UCLA)

Aislinn Sotelo (UCSD)

Wasila Dahdul (UCI)

Tips on Handling Difficult Conversations with Students

titleMembership Processing now through DocuSign!

You can now request payment for membership dues online through DocuSign!

To pay dues with LAUC Professional Development funds, please use this link: 

LAUC Funded Membership Request

For all other membership requests, please use this link:

Membership Request

titleThe Individual/Group Learning and Growth Request Form

The Learning and Growth Request form will now be completed through DocuSign.

For requests that have a registration fee, please use this link: Learning and Growth Request form - with fee

For requests submitted by Librarians that will be paid for using LAUC funds, please use this link: Learning and Growth Request - LAUC Funding

For all requests that are free of charge, please use this link: Learning and Growth Request form- No Cost This form only needs to be approved by your Manager and Director.

Any links to the previous version on the form should be deleted.

Check out upcoming Library events here!


titleAll Library Meeting Zoom Recordings

2021 Library Staff meeting zoom recordings


titlePWA Back to School Drive

UCSB PWA is happy to announce our annual back-to-school fundraising drive with IV Elementary through the month of October! With students returning to in-person classes, there is a greater need for commonly used supplies for the classrooms. All items can be purchased through our Amazon Wish List

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titleA&L's Fall 2021 staff and faculty appreciation

After more than 580 days without indoor, in-person events, UCSB Arts & Lectures is back with a new slate of world-class events for 2021-2022. In celebration of the return to campus and live events, current UC Santa Barbara staff and faculty are invited to claim a free pair of tickets to the following fall events:

  • Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra’s Fandango at the Wall, performing this Fri., Oct. 15th at 8 p.m. at Campbell Hall. Inspired by the annual Fandango Fronterizo festival at the Tijuana-San Diego border, Fandango at the Wall fuses the richness of Mexican folk music with the intricate harmonies of jazz. View the official trailer for the HBO documentary about this project>>

  • Paul Hawken:Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation, Wed., Oct. 20th at 7:30 p.m. at Campbell Hall. Entrepreneur, author and activist Paul Hawken's visionary new approach to climate change weaves equity, climate, biodiversity and human dignity into a seamless tapestry of action, policy and transformation. Faculty moderators: Sarah Anderson, Bren School of Environmental Science & Management; Liz Carlisle, Dept. of Environmental Studies. Registration also available online>> 

  • Vijay Gupta in Conversation with Pico Iyer, Thu., Oct. 28th at 7:30 p.m. at Campbell Hall. Violinist, speaker and citizen artist Vijay Gupta is the founder of Street Symphony, an L.A.-based nonprofit that brings music to homeless and incarcerated communities, and co-founder of the Skid Row Arts Alliance. Following an unprecedented year, Gupta and Iyer come together to discuss the healing power of music. 

  • Michael Steele: How to Win Elections and Lose the Country, Thu., Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m. at Campbell Hall. In this timely talk just two days after the city of Santa Barbara’s local election, MSNBC political analyst and former Republican National Committee chair Michael Steele examines our political parties and the systems they create in the fight for electoral success.

To claim your free tickets: come in-person to the A&L Box Office in the Campbell Hall lobby and present your UCSB faculty/staff ID during weekday business hours, Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (note limited walk-up hours). Offer valid while supplies last. (Limited availability, up to two tickets per ID. Live stream access, if applicable, is not guaranteed.) Note that Paul Hawken registration is also available online.

Special offer tickets available in-person only. UCSB faculty or staff ID (or daily COVID clearance badge)  required to redeem offer. A limit of two free tickets allowed per person/ID while supplies last. Access to the at-home viewing option (if applicable) is not guaranteed. This offer is not retroactive, cannot be used with other offers, and is only available on dates and times noted above. Please, no phone requests. 

Health & Safety

As we return to theaters and live events, the well-being of our community is paramount. Proof of vaccination is required to attend in-person events and masks must be worn at all times inside the venue. Season FAQs>>

titleThe Green Initiative Fund (TGIF)

The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) – Letter of Inquiry’s due November 12th, 2021 plus New Fast Track Funding Option

Interested in getting funding from TGIF for your project but want feedback from the TGIF committee before submitting a full grant proposal? You are in luck, submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) to Mo Lovegreen ( by November 12th, 2021 and the TGIF committee will give you feedback on your project and let you know whether they would be interested in reviewing a full proposal.

Please see the template for the LOI.

Any student, staff, or faculty member of the University community can submit a project proposal to the TGIF Grants Making Committee. Generally, the committee awards $170,000 annually to projects. The committee is composed of four undergraduates, two graduate students, one staff, and one faculty member.

Fast Track Funding Option for Request under $1000

TGIF is now accepting applications for Fast Track Funding (request under $1000) - Fall applications Due October 29th, 2021

For more information, visit our website:


The TGIF Grants Committee

titleAmplify Your Voice During this Transition Time and Add Your Questions and Thoughts to the UCSB Transition Poll Today!

The Super Group (all staff groups combined) is planning for a Welcome Home Initiative and are asking to hear from our campus colleagues regarding our current transition state.

Any input will remain confidential and will help staff groups inform campus administrators with a more robust plan to support our colleagues.

Click Here to Amplify Your Voice During this Transition Time and Add Your Questions and Thoughts to the UCSB Transition Poll Today!

title NEW LOCAL BACKUP-CARE PROGRAM FOR UCSB Staff, Faculty & Academic Employees

 NEW LOCAL BACKUP-CARE PROGRAM FOR UCSB Staff, Faculty & Academic Employees

With broad support from campus leadership, UC Santa Barbara is excited to announce a new locally provided program administered by Bright Horizons® to assist with the many Work-Life challenges that can arise when childcare falls through, school is closed, or an elderly family member needs assistance.  If you are a UCSB staff member, faculty, or academic employee, eligible for Core benefits or above, you are eligible to participate in this program. 

Starting October 1, 2021, Bright Horizons® is offering backup child, adult, and elder care at the click of a button, as well as additional family and education benefits to help support you and your family when you need it most. Whether you need help finding child, adult, or elder care, this new offering can help you manage unpredictable days with less stress. 

  • Back-Up Child, Adult, and Elder Care:Stress less about school breaks, bad weather, or when your elder loved one is recovering from surgery. Reserve high-quality, subsidized child care in a center, or subsidized in-home care for your child, adult, or elder relatives.*
  • Enhanced Family Supports:Take advantage of priority enrollment, daycare and afterschool tuition discounts at our partner centers, and explore additional supports and services for you and your family. 

To learn more about this new program, attend an upcoming Bright Horizons Overview Webinar:

For additional information, visit:

Register Now, so you can use the program when you really need it:

*For the most up-to-date information on back-up care and COVID-19, please visit

titleEmpowerment Toolkit

Click Here to view recording: Empowering Staff of Tomorrow

Click Here to view recording: Empowering Managers + Supervisors Leading Teams of Tomorrow

Click Here to access Toolkit: Empowering Teams of Tomorrow

Online Meditation hosted by Alice Alldredge Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:10-12:50 pm

UC Santa Barbara Health & Wellness

Mental Health Resources LibGuide

Free online classes offered dailythrough UCSB Rec Center!  Check out their upcoming schedule HERE!

Thank you for reading this week's mODE. Please contact Kristy Stahl with any suggestions or questions