Letter from University Librarian, Ginny Steel

Dear Donors and Supporters of the UCLA Library,

The holiday season is the perfect time to express gratitude, and I am deeply grateful to you, our community of supporters, who make it possible for the UCLA Library to serve the needs of our students, faculty, and researchers.

As we come to the close of 2019, we near the end of UCLA’s centennial year—but the celebration of UCLA’s first one hundred years isn’t over yet. In 2020, there will be more occasions to mark UCLA’s achievements, including an exhibition that will open the gallery space in Charles E. Young Research Library in February. Titled “Connections Across Collections,” the exhibit will feature fascinating materials from our treasured collections, telling the story of UCLA Library not only through its objects but through the professionals who acquired them, the audiences who use them, and the patrons who made it possible.

Another cause for celebration is that UCLA’s renowned Film & Television Archive recently became part of the UCLA Library. To our Film & Television Archive supporters, devotees of preserving the rich history of film, welcome to our Library community. I hope you enjoy learning more about what’s going on at the UCLA Library in these pages.

December 31 marks the close of UCLA’s historic Centennial Campaign, and your last chance to contribute to this transformative effort. It’s astonishing to imagine what will be achieved by UCLA with your generous support. The horizon of UCLA’s second century is bright,  and we’re so glad you’re a part of it.

Go, Bruins!


Virginia Steel

Norman and Armena Powell University Librarian