Thanks & Recognition: Dr. Harry Stone
“Once a gentleman, and always a gentleman.” Charles Dickens expressed that sentiment in his mid-19th century classic Little Dorrit, but he would be pleased to have us use it today in reference to Professor Emeritus Harry Stone.
Dr. Harry Stone, a renowned Victorian literature scholar, taught in the Department of English at CSUN for 32 years. Dr. Stone may have retired from his beloved CSUN in 1992, but his legacy will live on at the Oviatt Library through a unique and generous gift.
Thanks and Recognition: Tony Gardner
You are invited to join University President Dianne F. Harrison, Library Dean Mark Stover, and a variety of Oviatt friends and donors as they gather together to celebrate and say thank you to Tony Gardner. A longtime love for materials printed on hand operated presses, coupled with his continued affection for the Oviatt Library, inspired librarian emeritus and CSUN alumnus Tony Gardner to give back in a highly impactful way.
Thanks & Recognition: Virginia Elwood-Akers
Kindhearted, talented, and outspoken Librarian Emeritus Virginia Elwood-Akers has always had plenty to say and much to give. For that, and so much more, we would like to convey our heartfelt gratitude.
Thanks & Recognition: Kris Ecklund
After 37 years of dedicated service to California State University, Northridge and the Oviatt Library, retired Librarian Kris Ecklund continues to support the impactful work and inspiring legacy of CSUN librarians. These days, CSUN Emeritus Librarian Kris Ecklund lives far away from the San Fernando Valley. Her current house sits on a hill in Sequim, a small city perched on a bay in Northern Washington State just across the water from Canada. Even with all those miles between the Oviatt Library and her current home, Ecklund has never forgotten the place where she spent more than thirty years doing the work that she loved so much.
Thanks and Recognition: For a Long Tradition of Holiday Giving
Library staff and faculty go above and beyond to incorporate both an imaginative theme and the spirit of giving into their annual holiday celebration. At this year’s unique event, contributions were gathered for Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission.
Thanks and Recognition: Faculty Senate Library Committee
We would like to take a moment to honor and appreciate the ongoing and often unsung work that the members of Faculty Senate Library Committee perform on behalf of our entire CSUN community.
November 2013 marked a milestone in the open access movement as CSUN became the very first of the 23 Cal State University campuses to adopt an official open access resolution for its faculty.
Thanks & Recognition: Vern Bullough
It was a lucky day for our library when Vern Bullough, a young history professor from Utah, joined the faculty of what was then San Fernando Valley State College in 1959. Vern Bullough and his wife Bonnie met in high school in Salt Lake City, Utah, and were married barely out of their teens. The Bulloughs were together for nearly 50 years and had four children.
Thanks & Recognition: Friends of the Oviatt Library
By the end of March, the Friends of the Library bookstore will be closing its doors. Thankfully, however, when these doors close an entire portico will open.
The Friends of the Library Bookstore, located in the west wing on the first floor of the Oviatt, will be closing on March 28, 2014, to make way for the continuing transformation of the Library’s main level. Since first opening its doors in September of 2000, the bookstore has generated thousands of dollars from the sale of used books.
Thanks & Recognition: Chinese Consulate
A generous gift of learning resources from the Chinese Consulate to the Oviatt Library is reflective of a well-established partnership that exemplifies CSUN’s expanding role in the internationalization of higher education. Last summer Professor Justine Su, Director of CSUN’s China Institute, helped to facilitate the donation of more than 2,000 textbooks, CDs, DVDs, and various other interactive learning materials to the Oviatt Library.
Thanks and Recognition: Marianne Afifi
Associate Dean of the Oviatt Library Marianne Afifi is required to wear a variety of hats. Now, after overseeing months of construction in the new Learning Commons, a hardhat is included. On the long list of responsibilities that fall under the purview of the Oviatt Library’s Associate Dean Marianne Afifi are things like day-to-day operations, emergency planning, departmental oversight, strategic planning, and development.