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MARCH 21, 2012

JOIN US FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE CENTURY.
EXPLORE You’re invited to explore Doe Library from 3-4:30 p.m., with access to areas that are rarely open to the public.

Basement: Visit the Preservation, Conservation, and Treatment Department to learn how The University Library cares for its collections. Stop by Newspapers/Microforms to see how we store hundreds of years of history in one room.

First Floor: See a wide sample of what the University Library offers. Subject specialty collections in the South/Southeast Asia Library, the latest digital resources in the Data Lab, the “Heart of the Campus” exhibit in the Bernice Layne Brown Gallery where the curator will be on hand to answer your questions, and of course millions of books in the Gardner Stacks.

Second Floor: Experience the great rooms of Doe Library. The North Reading Room and Heyns Reading Room are spectacular spaces for study, and both have been restored to recapture their original glory. Be sure to see the newly installed portrait of our campus namesake Bishop Berkeley now hanging in Heyns.

Third Floor: Look for treasures to take home as we clear the shelves in 303 Doe. Our birthday gift to you, these are complimentary books you’ll never have to return.
ENJOY Short performances and presentations, a “once in a century” opportunity in the hushed halls of Doe Library.

3:00 p.m. Traditional dance performance by UC Berkeley graduate student Wilis Rengganiasih. Experience “Bajidor Kahot,” a Sundanese (West Java, Indonesia) piece in the South/Southeast Asia Library.

3:20 p.m. Learn how the University Library has built some of the strongest collections in the world representing materials from Latin America, Africa, South and Southeast Asia, the Slavic world, the Middle East and Israel, and Western Europe. Presented by Jim Spohrer, Librarian for the Germanic Collections in the second floor Reference Hall.

3:30 p.m. The California Golden Overtones bring their lively voices and joyful Cal Spirit to the North Reading Room.

3:50 p.m. Explore Judaica at Cal with Paul Hamburg, Librarian for Judaica, Yiddish and Israel Studies at the Doe-Moffitt Libraries and Curator for Judaica at the Bancroft Library. Presented in the second floor Reference Hall.

4:00 p.m. The University Chamber Chorus will perform French composer Claude Debussy's much-loved "Trois chansons" and four folk song arrangements from the Languedoc region of France by 20th century composer Daniel-Lesur in the Heyns Reading Room.

4:15 p.m. The UC Men’s Octet sings a cappella in the first floor Gallery, followed by a chorus of Happy Birthday in 190 Doe as we hand out cupcakes at 4:30.

4:30 p.m. Birthday cupcakes for all of our friends, in 190 Doe.

5:00 p.m. The Cal Band, a campus tradition for over 100 years, will help us mark our centennial with a performance on Doe Terrace.

5:30 p.m. Celebrating a Century: The University Library at 100. Chancellor Birgeneau, ASUC President Vishali Loomba, bestselling author Annie Barrows, Professor Geoffrey Nunberg, and Cal alums Earll Kingston and Maxine Hong Kingston reflect on the history and heart of The University Library. Presented in Morrison Library.