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What's Up: Oviatt Library Outreach Services

eNews Edition: Winter 2015

Prominently situated at the center of CSUN’s sprawling campus, the Oviatt Library offers invaluable education resources to students and community members far beyond the university’s boundaries with their robust Outreach Services.

A university’s library is often the heart of its campus. Much more than just a place for students to gather, do homework, study for finals, or work on a group projects, a university Library functions as both a symbol of the power of education and as a touchstone for a university’s pulse and spirit.

The Gift of Giving: The Sharon Fogarty Young Readers’ Collection

eNews Edition: Winter 2015

One family’s cherished tradition becomes the inspiration for a heartfelt gift that will continue to enrich the lives of CSUN students and inspire young community readers for many generations to come. “Last night, I think I may have dreamed about dragons and polar bears draping themselves over books.”  These are the words of Patricia Fogarty as she recalled her recent visit to the Sharon Fogarty Young Readers’ Collection at the Oviatt Library.

Dean Mark Stover

Message from the Dean: The Impact of Interconnectivity

eNews Edition: Fall 2015

Woodrow Wilson was a political science professor, president of Princeton University, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, and president of the United States.  In one of his presidential campaigns he used the slogan “The pen is mightier than the sword,” which should endear him to all those who love libraries.  But it is another quote from Woodrow Wilson that I want to focus on in this dean’s message.

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.

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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.