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Exhibitions and Events at the Oviatt Library
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Seeking an Authentic Voice: The Role of Parents and Communities in School Change in Los Angeles

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 16:02

Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 5:30-7:30pm
Jack & Florence Ferman Presentation Room

Can parents have a real voice in school improvement and decision-making? What is needed to make it happen?  Join parent activists, community leaders, and educators in a lively dialogue on parent issues in L.A.

The CSUN Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership is partnering with the nonprofit, Los Angeles Education Partnership (LAEP), and campus co-sponsors, to present “Seeking an Authentic Voice: The Role of Parents and Communities in School Change in Los Angeles.” This is a rare opportunity for CSUN faculty, staff and students to be part of an exchange of views on parent issues with a diverse panel of parent activists, community leaders, and educators.  A reception will precede the panel, from 5:30 to 6pm.

Panelists include:

  • Oscar Cruz (Families in Schools)
  • Mary Johnson (Parent U-Turn)
  • Georgia Lazo (LAUSD Intensive Support & Innovation Center)
  • Patty Lopez (Padres Activos en el Valle de San Fernando)
  • Gabe Rose (Parent Revolution)
  • John Rogers (UCLA Institute for Democracy, Education & Access)

CSUN co-sponsors are comprised of the Michael D. Eisner College of Education, Center for Teaching and Learning, Oviatt Library, and the Civil Discourse and Social Change Initiative.

Visit the Eventbrite page to RSVP.

For more information, email susan.auerbach@csun.edu or call (818) 677-2403.

Parking is $6.00. This is a free, public forum.  Spanish translation & American Sign Language interpreters will be provided.  Persons with Disabilities/Deaf and Hard of Hearing needing assistance or interpreters, please call in advance for arrangements.

Click here to download the flyer.

What’s Shaking, SoCal? We Hope It’s Not Our Fault

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:43

Friday, April 11, 2014, 12:00 p.m.
Jack & Florence Ferman Presentation Room

The Friends of the Oviatt Library invite you to explore what’s going on underground and join us for a brown bag lunch and presentation by Susan E. Hough, seismologist and author who will discuss What’s Shaking, SoCal? We Hope It’s Not Our Fault.

Space is limited and reservations are requested by Wednesday, April 9, 2014.

For more information & to reserve a seat, email friends.library@csun.edu or call (818) 677-2638.

Books will be available for purchase and signing.  Beverages and cookies will be provided.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Oviatt Library.  Parking is $6.00.  Persons with Disabilities/Deaf and Hard of Hearing needing assistance or interpreters, please call in advance for arrangements.

Click here to download the flyer.

Sex in the Library

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 16:34

Sex in the Library: Scholarship, Exploration, and Intersectionality in the Archives is a four-day series of events co-sponsored and produced in partnership by Gender and Women’s Studies, the Pride Center, the Oviatt Library, and Queer Studies. All events are free and will take place in the Jack and Florence Ferman Presentation room on the Library’s garden level.

March 28-April 1, 2014
Jack and Florence Ferman Presentation Room 

Gender and Women’s Studies Department : Monday, March 28, 2014

  • Keynote addresses by Andrea Smith, Associate Professor of the Department of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of California, Riverside.
  • Keynote addresses by Teresa Langle de Paz, founder and co-director of Women’s Knowledge International (WKI), at the Foundation for a Culture of Peace.
  • Capstone course presentations.

Pride Center: Tuesday, March 29, 2014

  • Transgender History and the Movement Today: Keynote speaker and time to be announced.

The Oviatt Library: Wednesday, March 30, 2:00 p.m.

  • Joseph R. Hawkins, Ph.D, University of Southern California, Director of ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives.
    “Collecting History and Pimping it Out with Art: A Strategy for Archival Development”
  • Ellen E. Jarosz, Special Collections and Archives Librarian, California State University, Northridge.
    “Can We Put This on the Website?: Working with Sex and Gender Collections in CSUN’s Special Collections and Archives”

Queer Studies: Thursday, April 1, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

  • Presentation of all Capstone archival research projects.

Please re-visit this page for updated listings of all Sex in the Library programing, or call (818) 677-2638 during regular business hours. Parking on campus is $6.00, and daily parking permits may be purchased at information booths, permit kiosks, or online at The Permit Store.

Copyright Advance: Evolving Perspectives for Empowered Scholars

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 14:28

Thursday April 24, 2014 – 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Oviatt Library – Jack and Florence Ferman Presentation Room
presented by  The CSUN Oviatt Library and Faculty Development.

Reservations are required – RSVP at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6YCPNBK  by April 14, 2013

Everyone who produces or uses digital media or research is touched by copyright law.  The subject sometimes provokes apprehension in academia.  But worry no more — copyright concerns and fair use best practices will be front and center at this upcoming symposium, led by prominent national and regional experts.  We will explore scholarly communications, open access, fair use, orphan works, recent court decisions, and timely critical issues.

Speakers and Events

Kevin Smith, M.L.S., J.D., Scholarly Communications Officer at Duke University

Kevin will discuss the growing trend of open access and open journal publishing in academia. He will focus on the actions that faculty might consider taking after the development of a campus open access mandate, including self-archiving, negotiating copyrights with publishers and much more.

Peter Jaszi, J.D., Professor of Law at American College of Law
David Hansen, J.D, Reference Librarian at UNC School of Law and Digital Library Fellow at Berkeley School of Law (http://www.law.unc.edu/directory/hansendavidr/)

Peter and David will team-present their Best Practices Guide for Orphan Works, which is currently in development.  They will focus on issues related to mass-digitization initiatives, Fair Use, and the scholarly use of copyrighted materials, and how they impact universities, libraries and faculty.

Martin Brennan, M.L.S., Copyright and Licensing Librarian, UCLA Young Research Library

Martin will discuss recent Copyright Court Decisions relevant to Libraries and Higher Education.  In the past year or two, several copyright disputes with implications for libraries and higher education have been ruled upon or resolved at the district court level, including the Google Books case, the related Hathi Trust case, the Georgia State case, and the UCLA streaming case.  Martin will review each of these cases briefly and examine what impact the outcomes have for libraries and universities, and highlight what to watch for as several of them go through the appeal process.

Tracy Mayfield, M.L.I.S. - Associate Dean, CSU Long Beach University Library.

Tracy will discuss the copyright awareness and education campaign that is currently catching fire within the CSU.  She will address the unique environment of the CSU and the path CSULB is forging to set the benchmark for the rest of the system.

Stuart Pardau, J.D., Professor of Business Law at CSUN

Stuart will join the presenters in a panel discussion examining hot-button issues and answering questions posed from attendees.

For more detail, please see the Schedule of Events (PDF)

Coordinated by the Oviatt Library Copyright Team and CSUN Faculty Development.

For further information contact:

Parking is $6.00.  For information call (818) 677-2638.  Persons with disabilities needing assistance and deaf and hard of hearing persons needing interpreters, please call in advance for arrangements.

Freedom Sings: Celebrating the First Amendment

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 13:30

Thursday, April 24, 11 AM – 12:15 PM
Plaza del Sol, USU

A concert featuring songs that have been banned, censored or sparked social change. Experience the First Amendment in an extraordinary way.

The concert will be followed by a Q&A session.

Free tickets are available at the Associated Students ticket office.

This event is sponsored by the Oviatt Library, The Office of Research and Graduate Studies, Associated Students, and the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media and Communication, with additional support from CSUN Journalism, History and Political Science Departments, the CSUN chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the CSUN chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America.

Chinese Film Festival

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 12:32

Thursday, February 20th, 2014 – 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Oviatt Library, Music & Media, 2nd Floor, East Wing

Featuring the film: “Mysterious China – Jiangsu: Land of Good Fortune.”

Parking is $6.00.  For information call (818) 677-2638.  Persons with disabilities needing assistance and deaf and hard of hearing persons needing interpreters, please call in advance for arrangements.

Chinese Film Festival

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 09:09

Thursday, Febrary 13th, 2014 – 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Oviatt Library, Music & Media, 2nd Floor, East Wing

Opening show with Chris Nebe, producer of “Mysterious China – Dali: Love at First Sight.”

Chinese New Year and Culture Exhibition

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 10:17

January 31 – May 23, 2014
Oviatt Library’s Music & Media Department, 2nd Floor East Wing

In celebration of the Chinese New Year of the Horse, which begins on January 31, 2014, CSUN China Institute and Oviatt Library Music and Media have created a special “Chinese New Year and Culture Exhibition,” which will be on display in the Music and Media area (2nd Floor, East Wing) from January 31 to May 23, 2014.  The exhibition covers four major themes: Chinese New Year Celebration; Beijing Opera at CSUN and CSUN Music in China; Chinese Olympic Stars at CSUN; and Chinese Tea Culture.  The colorful items on display have been curated by the China Institute from its members, Chinese visiting scholars, Chinese Olympic Committee and Olympic Gold Medalists. The Chinese scholars also conducted research and gathered information on Chinese New Year tradition and tea culture.   The Chinese Consulate General in Los Angeles donated traditional Chinese lanterns and framed pictures on Chinese culture to this exhibition.

20th Anniversary of the Northridge Earthquake

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 11:34

January 2014 – May 2014
Special Collections & Archives Reading Room

The 6.7-magnitude Northridge Earthquake occurred at 4:31am on Monday, January 17, 1994. Its epicenter was around Wilbur Avenue and Arminta Street in Northridge, about a mile from campus. The earthquake and subsequent aftershocks caused extensive destruction to the Northridge and Sherman Oaks areas. Numerous buildings on the California State University, Northridge campus sustained severedamage, including the Oviatt Library. A second library building on campus, known as the South Library, was so badly damaged it was condemned and slated for demolition after the quake.

CSUN’s digitized University Archives include numerous photographs, reports, memoranda, artifacts, and ephemera documenting the earthquake and its aftermath. A small exhibit in Special Collections and Archives focuses on the earthquake’s impact on campus, and includes photographs, university records, artifacts, and ephemera.