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CSUN Students at Award Ceremony

Oviatt Spotlight: Student Awards Ceremony

eNews Edition: Summer 2013

Student employees are the backbone of the Library. Just ask any staff or faculty member, and they will tell you that their department could not possibly function without the small army of student employees who come to work every day in the Oviatt Library. Each year the Library employs an average of 145 CSUN students who work in part-time positions ranging from shelving books to greeting the public at service desks. They are loyal and hard-working, and many go on to work in the Library or even go on to become librarians after graduation.

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What's Up: Marketing Transformation

eNews Edition: Summer 2013

When asked about the Learning Commons marketing slogan, ‘Share the Commons Experience,’ librarian Coleen Martin explains, “A Commons Experience refers to something that is accessible and identifiable to everyone. It’s a fun play on words thought up by one of our creative librarians.” Martin goes on to say that the catch phrase is meant to illustrate how the Library, through its current physical renovation as well as its ongoing technological advancements, continues to integrate and make available an ever-growing list of academic support services and resources.

Featured: What's in a Name?

eNews Edition: Summer 2013

Come this fall, much of the Library’s interior space will have been transformed to meet the expanding needs of faculty and students. The new Learning Commons will offer a far more open, multifunctional and dynamic space on the first floor; the lobby will boast an expanded and permanent Freudian Sip; and the University’s Learning Resource Center will have a new home in the third floor east wing.

Mark Stover

Message from the Dean: Everything Oviatt

eNews Edition: Spring 2013

One of the things that I love most about being a librarian and library administrator at Cal State Northridge is the knowledge that every day will bring something new and exciting into my life.  This issue of the Oviatt Library E-Newsletter exemplifies that feeling of sheer exhilaration when I think about the wide variety of initiatives that the Library is involved with this year.  

Lizette Campos

We Would Like you to Meet: Lizette Campos

eNews Edition: Spring 2013

For many young people today, the doorway to success often appears padlocked. For San Fernando Valley native, CSUN alumna and Library employee Lizette Campos, however, a passion for education, unyielding determination, and a winning smile proved to be the perfect combination.

Bob Gohstand and Maureen Kelly

Thanks and Recognition: Bob Gohstand and Maureen Kelly

eNews Edition: Spring 2013

The newly named and soon to be remodeled Robert Gohstand and Maureen Kelly Reading Room will offer a quiet, comfortable oasis for avid readers; it will also serve as a dynamic and enduring reminder of the many gifts bestowed on the Oviatt Library by two of its most passionate supporters and most cherished friends.

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Oviatt Spotlight: NIH/NLM Grant

eNews Edition: Spring 2013

Congratulations to librarians Lynn Lampert, Marcia Henry and Anna Fidgeon for securing grant funding from the National Institute of Health and National Library of Medicine for a project that will increase campus-wide understanding of both gender research differences and women’s health and wellness.

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What's Up: Revolution of Knowledge Symposium

eNews Edition: Spring 2013

In the wake of a digital revolution that has radically transformed the creation, distribution, and consumption of knowledge, the Oviatt Library and Academic Affairs will present a daylong symposium that will examine the unique challenges and exciting opportunities that currently exist for universities and libraries.

Featured: The Teacher Curriculum Center

eNews Edition: Spring 2013

When asked who the Oviatt Library’s long-standing and newly remodeled Teacher Curriculum Center (TCC) is meant to serve, Librarian Mara Houdyshell reads from the back of a brightly colored brochure, “Who should use the TCC? Anyone taking courses in Education, Kinesiology, Liberal Studies, Child Development, Children’s Literature, and people looking for fun!”

Dean Mark Stover

A Message from the Dean

eNews Edition: Winter 2012

University libraries are in a state of tumultuous change today.  Technology has radically changed the way that librarians, students, and faculty think about searching for information. Mobile computing is on the rise, and scholarly communication and publication is becoming a much more open enterprise.  Funding (or the lack thereof) has placed state universities in a precarious situation in regard to planning for the future and sustainability.  Library spaces are evolving from solitary study areas surrounded by hundreds of thousands of books to collaborative spaces where print materials may be superseded in some cases by electronic resources.