Laptop checkouts at Engineering Library

MacBook Air laptops are now available for lending at the Engineering Library. Students may check out laptops for four hours plus one renewal – long enough to finish that paper, use for a class presentation, or watch a few movies!

Laptops run Windows or OSX and are loaded with the following software: Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, Java, Flash, RealPlayer, QuickTime, Silverlight. Technical details, circulation information, and the library’s device lending policies can be found on the Library FAQ.

Distinguished Librarians William Benemann and Michaelyn Burnette

On December 3, library staff and faculty joined Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Claude Steele in the Morrison Library to celebrate 2014 Distinguished Librarian Award recipients Michaelyn Burnette and William Benemann. Sponsored by the Berkeley chapter of the Librarians’ Association of the University of California, the DLA recognizes excellence in librarianship, specifically as it furthers the teaching and research missions of the University.

William Benemann has been with the UC Berkeley Library since 1989. Throughout the years, Benemann has been Head of Cataloging at the Bancroft Library and Head of Technical Services at Boalt Hall before settling at his current position as the Berkeley Law Archivist. He’s edited or authored three influential books that expose previously unexplored aspects of American history and life. His most recent book is Men in Eden: William Drummond Stewart and Same-Sex Desire in the Rocky Mountain Fur Trade (2012).

Michaelyn Burnette’s tireless devotion to her profession and passion for knowledge are reflected in her many achievements. She has built an outstanding literature collection at UC Berkeley, showed leadership in the Literatures in English Section of the American Library Association and joined countless Library and UC committees.

Join us in offering our congratulations to Michaelyn and William!

Photo of William Benemann and Michaelyn Burnette at the Distinguished Librarian Award reception

Photo from the Distinguished Librarian Award celebration by Aisha Hamilton.

Free Student Access to Adobe Creative Cloud

The Adobe Creative Cloud suite is now available free of charge to UCB students, staff and faculty. With Adobe Creative Cloud, you can download applications such as InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator onto institutionally-owned and personal computers. For a complete list of software products available for download from campus IS&T, including Microsoft Office, visit Software Central. (via Public Health Library News)

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