Oviatt Spotlight: Kathy Dabbour, Associate Dean
The Oviatt Library’s newly appointed Associate Dean, Kathy Dabbour, is a true valley girl and CSUN alumna with a strong passion for student success and a long history of working to advance the library’s mission.
We Would Like you to Meet: Darryl Hood
Three, two, one, action! What was once a childhood dream has become an everyday reality for author, award winning broadcast journalist, and former Oviatt Library student assistant Darryl Hood.
Hood personifies the old story of hard work leading to success. Even before graduating from CSUN with a degree in journalism in 1996, he began his career as a reporter for the Orange County News channel.
A Message from the Dean: Unearthing our Flourishing Network
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said that "all life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied into a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one destiny, affects all indirectly.”
As Dr. King observed, there is a certain coherence to the world that seems to often stay hidden below the surface and then occasionally pops up like a spring daisy. Similarly, the stories in our Spring 2016 issue of the Oviatt Library eNews have a number of connective elements. These elements are surprising, inspiring, and thought-provoking.
Featured: Innovation Takes on a Whole New Dimension
The Oviatt continues to stay on the trending edge of shared technological resource delivery with the recent addition of 3D printing services and related workshops in the library’s Creative Media Studio.
You have likely noticed by now that there’s an ever-increasing current of transformative energy pulsing through the heart of CSUN’s campus. For the past few years, the steadfast and iconic façade of the Delmar T. Oviatt Library has contrasted the sweeping renovation of its now flexible, lively, and modern first floor interior.
Oviatt Spotlight: Moving Library Research from Palm Trees to Gondolas
From California to the canals of Venice, Italy, Oviatt librarians Ahmed Alwan and Joy Doan share their impactful research on Microaggressions & Academic Libraries, and discover some darn good noodles along the way.
Thanks & Recognition: Rick Nupoll and Mara Houdyshell
Dr. Karin J. Duran’s lifelong, passionate and impactful commitment to CSUN and the Oviatt Library inspires a gift that will honor her remarkable legacy and support student success for generations to come.
Message from the Dean: Our 100 Year Plan
The venerable Chinese philosopher Confucius said that if you think in terms of a year, plant a seed, and if you think in terms of 10 years, plant a tree, but if you think in terms of 100 years, teach the people. In a world with potentially cataclysmic challenges like climate change, our future well-being is directly tied to our passionate resolve to teach.
Now more than ever, educating the students at CSUN remains one of the primary facets of the Oviatt Library mission, and this edition of the eNews will highlight the many ways that we accomplish this goal through hard work, innovation, and dedicated service.