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Oviatt Library Student Assistant Lora Rosman

We Would Like you to Meet: Lora Rosman

eNews Edition: Spring 2018

Part of the Oviatt Library eNews Spotlight on Student Assistants -- Meet Student Assistant in Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Lora Rosman

Cover of Steven J. Ross Book Hitler in Los Angeles

Oviatt Spotlight: Two California Professors Discover the Los Angeles Jewish Community Relations Committee Archives to Write Best Selling Books

eNews Edition: Spring 2018

Most recently, two university professors in California were inspired by these valuable archives, spending countless hours in the Oviatt Library’s Special Collections and Archives researching their highly acclaimed books: Hitler in Los Angeles: How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots Against America by USC History Professor Steven J. Ross and Hollywood’s Spies: The Undercover Surveillance of Nazis in Los Angeles by Laura B. Rosenzweig from the University of California.

Kris Ecklund

Thanks & Recognition: Kristin A. Ecklund and Lisle Wenberg

eNews Edition: Spring 2018

The Oviatt Library is forever grateful to CSUN Emeritus Librarians Kristin A. Ecklund (Kris) and Lisle Wenberg for their lifelong commitment to enriching library access for students with disabilities. In December 2017, Kris established the Lisle Wenberg Library Disability Services Training Endowment as a way to honor deceased Emeritus Librarian and beloved friend, Lisle Wenberg.

Materials from the Oviatt Library's Teacher Curriculum Center

What's New and On the Move at the Oviatt Library

eNews Edition: Spring 2018

The Library is continuing to grow through renovation projects and additions that will be underway through the end of the year.  Read all about what's new and what's upcoming for the Library in the future.

Featured Article: Creativity has a Home in the Oviatt Library

eNews Edition: Spring 2018

One of the wonderful things about libraries is that they transform to meet the needs of the community, embrace and experiment with new ideas, and provide spaces for research, culture and collaboration.  In this issue of our eNews, we explore the Oviatt Library as a space for creativity, and how important the creative process is towards fostering student and community success.  See Dean Mark Stover’s article [link]  The Oviatt Library has undergone tremendous changes over recent years, and its Mission, Vision and Values reflect those changes. The Library as a creative space is reflected in our mission as creating “innovative physical and virtual spaces,” and providing “diverse education and cultural programming in support of student success.”

People are Talking about "What She Said"

eNews Edition: Fall 2018

September 20, 2018 saw the lively opening of the Oviatt Library Special Collections & Archives exhibit, What She Said: 100 Years of Women's Civic and Community Engagement.   The exhibition, which documents the rise of women’s engagement in civic, social and business life beginning in the late 19th century, was celebrated by almost 150 attendees including two Los Angeles City Councilwomen.

Dean Mark Stover

Message from the Dean: A Most Special Place

eNews Edition: Fall 2017

One of my favorite parts of the Oviatt Library is Special Collections & Archives (SC/A). I’m not an archivist myself, but one of my first mentors taught me that Special Collections & Archives is the jewel in the crown of every library. The SC/A rare books are amazing to look at and study, and the archival collections are truly unique. Every time I visit this space I’m reminded of the importance of curating and caring for these materials, as well as the positive academic impact on students and researchers who are afforded access to these collections.

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We Would Like You to Meet: Ellen Jarosz

eNews Edition: Fall 2017

Meet Ellen Jarosz, Head of Special Collections & Archives. Ellen manages the Oviatt Library's rare and archival collections, as well as a number of services including reference and research assistance for students, faculty and community members who want to use Special Collections materials.

Dennis Bakewell

Thanks & Recognition: Dennis Bakewell

eNews Edition: Fall 2017

Meet Dennis Bakewell, Oviatt Library's first Special Collections Librarian, who helped shape the Library's early collections.

Dennis Bakewell was a quiet man, who lived a mostly quiet life, but he left a great legacy in the Special Collections and Archives at CSUN.

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Oviatt Spotlight: Sources of Inquiry - Exploring the Foundations of Primary & Archival Research

eNews Edition: Fall 2017

Discover Special Collections & Archives new Exhibition. Archivists and librarians at CSUN have been building primary and archival research collections for several decades to help students and other researchers discover and analyze critical information about our collective past. On display in the gallery are items selected from all parts of the holdings in Special Collections and Archives.