Combating the Rising Cost of Education
The Oviatt Library, the campus community, and the Chancellor’s Office are working together to create innovative Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) for CSUN students. CSUN's local initiative will be launching over the summer to promote and support the use of Open Educational Resources, textbook rental, low-cost faculty-authored texts, and other programs.
What's Up: Special Collections & Archives Expansion
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.
Oviatt Spotlight: the Award-Winning Learning Commons
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.
Message from the Dean: a Commitment to the Dream
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?
Featured: Connecting Communities through History
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.
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.