Monthly Archives: February 2017

Two More Events Celebrate Black History Month at the Oviatt

Black History Month textThe Oviatt Library continues to celebrate Black History Month and invites all Matadors, staff, faculty, and community members to join us for several more exciting events. On Thursday, February 23 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Robert Lee Johnson, author of Notable Southern Californians in Black History, will discuss many of the contributions made to the state of California by black men and women. Johnson has a rich history to share involving Southern California. Please join us in the Jack & Florence Ferman Presentation Room to hear about his and others’ interesting contributions and experiences.

You are also invited to attend the Black History Month CSUN Faculty Showcase and Reception on Tuesday, February 28 from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Five esteemed CSUN faculty members will discuss their related works to the theme: What is Black? Featured faculty at the event will be Marquita Gammage from Africana Studies, Rachel Giraudo from Anthropology, Peri Klemm from Art, Linda Alvarez from Central American Studies and Yarma Velazquez-Vargas from Chicana/o Studies. This event will take place in the Jack & Florence Ferman Presentation Room. For more information about either event please visit the Oviatt’s Black History Month celebration page.

Celebrate Love My Library Week at the Oviatt

red heartMatadors, this week the Oviatt Library is celebrating Love My Library Week! We will be offering several activities for you to take a break from your routine and to show your appreciation. Here is a list of events:

Monday, Feb. 13: Get tattooed! “I Love the Oviatt” temporary tattoos will be available in the Library lobby between 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 14: Make a Valentine for that special someone at our Valentine’s Arts & Crafts table. We will be in the lobby from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 15: Social Media Blast! Tell us what you love about the Oviatt Library using #LoveMyOviatt or #HeartOviatt. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat and show your love!

Monday, Feb. 13 thru Friday, Feb. 17: Blind Date with a Book – Stop by our “heartfelt” display in the Learning Commons and browse specially selected books that are wrapped up and waiting for you to take them home. You surely will be in for a surprise because there is no peeking!

Monday Feb. 13 thru Friday, Feb. 17: Visit our graffiti board in the Learning Commons and tell us what you love about the Oviatt on the spot.

We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Civil Rights and Civic Action Guide Centralizes Resources for Matadors

Oviatt Library outside with CSUN bannersHello Matadors! A new online resource guide is available on the Oviatt website. The Oviatt Library’s Civil Rights and Civic Action Guide was developed for the campus community in response to feedback received after the recent campus town halls. The guide provides a centralized location to access legal and political information and resources for students, faculty, and staff at CSUN. This guide will continue to be a work in progress as we will be adding additional resources in the coming weeks. However, if you are aware of a resource not included within the guide, which you believe would be helpful to other Matadors, feel free to let us know by using the “Contact Us” box located on the homepage of the guide.