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Friends of the Oviatt Library Bookstore

Thanks & Recognition: Friends of the Oviatt Library

eNews Edition: Spring 2014

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.

Women in Science and Engineering Logo

Oviatt Spotlight: Women in Science and Engineering

eNews Edition: Spring 2014

The Oviatt Library is proud to highlight the contributions and activities of the Bonita J. Campbell Endowment for Women in Science and Engineering (WISE), which have enriched the Library, individuals across campus, and the larger community.

WISE was established in 2009 by Professor Emerita Bonita J. Campbell, with a mission “To encourage women to build careers in the fields of science and engineering; to advance in their careers; to preserve the story of women who have pioneered in the science and engineering disciplines; and to inform leaders and educators about the contribution that women make in these important fields.”

Copyright Advance. Oviatt Library.

What's Up: Copyright Advance

eNews Edition: Spring 2014

Everyone who produces or uses digital media and research is touched by copyright law.  Although the subject sometimes provokes apprehension in both faculty and students, our upcoming workshop will help to alleviate much of that scholarly anxiety.

Copyright concerns and fair use best practices will be front and center at the upcoming workshop, Copyright Advance: Evolving Perspectives for Empowered Scholars coordinated by the Oviatt Library Copyright Team and CSUN Faculty Development.   The workshop is bringing noted pioneers in the field of copyright and fair use to campus, and is geared toward faculty at CSUN.

Sex in the Library

eNews Edition: Spring 2014

An event like no other.

The Oviatt Library is partnering with Gender and Women’s Studies, Queer Studies and The Pride Center to create a week-long series of lectures and presentations titled Sex in the Library: Scholarship, Exploration, and Intersectionality in the Archives.

Dean Mark Stover

Message from the Dean: Regarding a Philanthropic Ecosystem

eNews Edition: Winter 2013

At this time of year, our hearts and minds often turn to giving.  Why is this so?  Some might posit that we think of gifts during this season because the fall and winter holidays often celebrated in the United States -- such as Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas -- bring with them the spirit of giving. 

Others (perhaps the more cynical among us) believe that giving in December has more to do with the end-of-year tax benefits. Regardless the time of year, my own view is that most of us give because we are giving back.

Librarian Michael Barrett

We Would Like you to Meet: Michael Barrett

eNews Edition: Winter 2013

In the season and spirit of giving, we would like to introduce Michael Barrett, a member of the Oviatt family whose very presence has been an inspirational gift to the entire CSUN community for the last four decades.  Michael Barrett was born in Bakersfield, California, where he was raised on his family’s farm. After high school, he began his path into higher education close to home at Bakersfield College.

Dean Mark Stover and Chinese Consulate Jian Liu

Thanks & Recognition: Chinese Consulate

eNews Edition: Winter 2013

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.

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Oviatt Spotlight: Learning Commons Technology

eNews Edition: Winter 2013

Side by side Learning Commons Technology and Information Technology bring a variety of new and existing support services for students and faculty to one convenient and centrally located space.  The recently opened Learning Commons is home to a wide range of technology-based support services. And while many of these services were available in the Library’s former layout, they were not always readily apparent or easily accessible. The new, welcoming, open concept design of the Oviatt’s first floor has changed all of that.

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What's Up: Glancing Back and Looking Ahead

eNews Edition: Winter 2013

A brief summary of last year’s vibrant programming schedule, and a quick glimpse of next year’s event calendar, clearly illustrates why the Oviatt Library continues to stand proudly and steadfast at the bustling crossroads of CSUN’s rich and diverse pedagogical landscape.  As 2013 comes to a close, it is a fitting time to reflect on some of the diverse and wide-reaching events that have taken place in the Library over the past year.

Featured: Rare, Robust and Renovation Ready

eNews Edition: Winter 2013

With an ever-increasing number of resource materials, new modes of access, and an expanding physical footprint the Oviatt Library’s Special Collections and Archives is more visible and vibrant than ever.