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Rita Streimer

We Would Like You to Meet: Rita Streimer

eNews Edition: Fall 2015

The Oviatt joins with CSUN’s Alumni Association to honor Rita Streimer, a dedicated and invaluable Library volunteer whose connection to the campus and surrounding community spans more than half a century.

Tony Gardner

Thanks and Recognition: Tony Gardner

eNews Edition: Fall 2015

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.

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Oviatt Spotlight: Research Fellows Program

eNews Edition: Fall 2015

The Oviatt Library will partner with Academic Affairs to present the 7th Annual Research Fellows Colloquium, an event collaboratively conceived by the Library, the colleges, and former University Provost Harry Hellenbrand.

Drop In Take Ten

What's Up: Drop In Take Ten

eNews Edition: Fall 2015

On October 20th professionals and students from a variety of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields will be taking part in the 3rd Annual “Drop In Take Ten” Speed Career Mentoring Event.

Featured: Connecting Communities through History

eNews Edition: Fall 2015

There are many stories to be told that connect our shared experiences within the greater Los Angeles community. By bringing history into the lives of the San Fernando Valley residents we strengthen our shared knowledge and build lasting connections.

The Oviatt Library has been selected to receive a competitive Latino Americans: 500 Years of History grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA). The grant supports public programs during the upcoming academic year from September 2015 through April 2016.

Mark Stover, Oviatt Library Dean

Message from the Dean: a Commitment to the Dream

eNews Edition: Summer 2015

Almost everyone agrees that higher education should be more affordable, especially for those who can afford it the least.  Perhaps Bill Clinton said it most succinctly:  “When we make college more affordable, we make the American dream more achievable.” 

But how do we expand our access to more and more students and provide them with better tools while at the same time keeping the costs of a university education at reasonable levels?  We need to embrace expansion, growth, and new technologies, but how do we do this without raising costs and limiting access to people in the state, regardless of economic challenge, who desire a college education?

Raul Buenfil

We Would Like You to Meet: Raul Buenfil

eNews Edition: Summer 2015

In spite of all the challenges, Library student assistant Raul Buenfil works with admirable persistence and creativity to turn his passion for music into a unique and beautifully inspiring composition for success. 

Virginia Elwood-Akers

Thanks & Recognition: Virginia Elwood-Akers

eNews Edition: Summer 2015

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. 

Jolene Koester Team Award 2014 for Learning Commons

Oviatt Spotlight: the Award-Winning Learning Commons

eNews Edition: Summer 2015

After almost two years, CSUN students, campus administrators, and the surrounding community all agree that the Oviatt Library’s Learning Commons is an all-around award winner. On any given day during the semester, the open, bright, collaboration-friendly space is crowded and buzzing with a variety of activities. 

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What's Up: Special Collections & Archives Expansion

eNews Edition: Summer 2015

The Oviatt Library continues its exciting transformation with a sleek and much-needed expansion of the Special Collections and Archives stacks, offices, and reading room. Phase One will bring Special Collections & Archives materials closer for the convenience of students and researchers.