Know where to find children’s books in the UC Berkeley Library?

Mi diario de aquí hasta allá = My diary from here to there

is one of many titles from the UC Berkeley Education/Psychology Library’s Children’s Literature Collection.  To find others, browse the collection or search OskiCat by keywords (example: immigration juvenile literature)


This book is written in three languages…what are they?

Thai, English, and Thai Sign Language, of course!  Thai Sign Language is related to American Sign Language, but distinct.  See the OskiCat record for this item or visit the UC Berkeley Moffitt Library exhibit, “From Abkhaz to Zuni: The Language Collections of the University Library” to see the real thing!

What language would you read if you were making this recipe?

and where would you find this volume on campus?

This Swahili cookbook was published in Tanzania and is part of the Biosciences Library Cookbook collection.  This collection comprises over 4000 titles from all over the world, spanning 1534 – present; languages represented include Latin, Greek, Japanese, Chinese, German, Russian, French, Italian and Spanish.  The collection is used by anthropologists, nutritionists, historians and everyday cooks.

Browse the cookbook collection in the Biosciences Library, or search Oskicat (example:  keywords:  cookery Portuguese)

For the answers to these questions, and more…

Visit the Moffitt Library exhibit, “From Abkhaz to Zuni: The Language Collections of the University Library.” This exhibit highlights the linguistic diversity of the University Library’s collections, a cornerstone of the world-class research for which the University is famous. The campus libraries include material in over 400 languages, representing a vast array of cultures and time periods.

First post

Another bit of flotsam (or jetsam?)  in the blogsphere, specifically created as “homework: for a seminar on New Media, “Awakening the Digital Imagination” at UC Berkeley, Fall 2011, facilitor:  Bobby White.

I learned from participant Jane Paris that it helps to have a focus so the focus of this blog, besides making me feel less guilty for not doing the homework for the seminar, will be to pass on to library staff thoughts, links etc. from the seminar that they might find interesting.  Out of 400+ staff, who knows, I might get one or two of them to read this (if a blog falls in the forest and no one hears it…)