Monday, February 9, 2009

YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe

Bay Area Academic Consortium Spring Program
YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe

The Bay Area Academic Consortium invites you to save the date for its spring program for faculty and graduate students in Jewish Studies: a panel discussion of the two-volume YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe (Yale University Press).


Sunday, March 15, 2009
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lunch will be served.

Jewish Community Federation
2nd Fl. Koret Board Room
121 Steuart St.
San Francisco

If you have questions or would like to recommend additional participants, email

2008 - 2009 Steering Committee: Robert Alter - Chair, Fred Astren, Murray Baumgarten, David Biale, Ze'ev Brinner, John Efron, Arnold Eisen, Charlotte Fonrobert, Aaron Hahn Tapper, Chana Kronfeld, Cynthia Scheinberg, Naomi Seidman, Vered Shemtov, Steve Zipperstein

About the Academic Consortium: The Academic Consortium brings faculty and graduate students in the field of Jewish Studies together with their peers at other Bay Area institutions, providing intellectual exchange and a sense of community beyond what is available on any individual campus. Initiated in 1988 and administered by the Jewish Community Endowment Fund of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties, and funded by the Swig Family Fund for Jewish Community Involvement, the Academic Consortium also brings Northern California academics into a closer relationship with the organized Jewish community, thereby bridging these two communities that have so much to offer each other.

Contact Us
Academic Consortium
Jewish Community Endowment Fund
121 Steuart Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Tel: 415.512.6212
Fax: 415.495.6635

Friday, February 6, 2009

Document Delivery service will end

Beginning March 21, 2009, all future Interlibrary Loan requests will be held at the Circulation desks of the McHenry and the Science & Engineering Libraries for pickup. The Document Delivery service and campus delivery of Interlibrary Loan items will no longer be available. UCSC-owned serials and books will be available for library patrons to pull from the stacks.

We regret having to end a service that has been beneficial to you, and we hope you will understand that this is happening because of the on-going budget climate. If you have any questions or comments about this, Elizabeth Cowell, Associate University Librarian for Public Services (502-7366, ) will be happy to provide more background.