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Joy Picus

We Would Like You to Meet: Joy Picus

eNews Edition: Spring 2017

Our Special Collections and Archives offers a Peek in the Stacks where you can meet former Los Angeles City Council Member, Ms. Magazine’s 1986 Woman of the Year, and all-around San Fernando Valley mover and shaker, Joy Picus.

CSUN University Women's Club with Scholarship Winners

Thanks & Recognition: CSUN University Women's Club

eNews Edition: Spring 2017

The Oviatt Library is deeply grateful to the CSUN University Women’s Club, a passionate group of campus friends and family members who have been helping to ease the financial burden on CSUN students for more than a half-decade.

Refillable water bottle station in the Oviatt Library

Oviatt Spotlight: Quick. Clean. Green.

eNews Edition: Spring 2017

Quick. Clean. Green. With the installation of a refillable water bottle station, the Oviatt Library is saving students money and sending a positive message about the important role that we all play in preserving the planet.

Children outside a school in a japanese internment camp.

What's Up: Executive Order 9066

eNews Edition: Spring 2017

Special Collections and Archives and the Friends of the Oviatt Library invite you to an exhibit and a presentation that together commemorate and remind us of the shattering impact of Executive Order 9066.

Digitization Project Dramatically Expands Access to 60 Years of CSUN Scholarship

eNews Edition: Spring 2017

After almost a decade from planning to completion, CSUN’s Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) digitization project succeeds in moving the work of over 15,000 Master's students to an online repository that is accessible to researchers from around the globe.

In the most recent election cycle many of us became skeptical of what seems to be an overload of web-based information. CSUN students pay for the benefit of having quality, peer-reviewed research and information at their disposal in training for their postgraduate lives. To expand those resources, the Library in recent years has initiated and participated in projects to bring graduate student research theses online, from the present day all the way back to the university’s founding.

Dean Mark Stover

Message from the Dean: The Sacrifice of Giving

eNews Edition: Winter 2016

Several years ago I had the privilege of hosting a refugee family. What started off as an offer of temporary housing turned into a three-year sojourn and eventually a lifetime friendship. From an outsider’s perspective, this may have seemed like a sacrifice on my part, and on some level it was. There were relatively minor sacrifices of time, finances, and privacy.

In retrospect, however, I received so much more than I gave. My new friends, displaced from their country of birth, could not reciprocate with money, but they more than “evened the score” with their gifts of love, thankfulness, cultural interchange, and loyalty.

Marilee Wheaton

We Would Like You to Meet: Marilee Wheaton

eNews Edition: Winter 2016

An insightful conversation with CSUN alumna and Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) board member, Marilee Wheaton, about her career, her family, Barbie fashion, and what it was like to receive the Oviatt Library’s 2016 Volunteer Service Award.

Ardis Flenniken

Thanks & Recognition: Ardis Flenniken

eNews Edition: Winter 2016

CSUN graduate, Library patron, and campus neighbor Ardis Flenniken honors the Oviatt’s continuing transformative impact with a planned gift that will help to support the educational aspirations of countless students. 

Student Reading in the Oviatt Library

Oviatt Spotlight: Marketing Award

eNews Edition: Winter 2016

A bold call to action, an eye-catching design, and vibrant storytelling all come together to help the Oviatt Library’s new brochure win a 2016 Communicator Award.

The Oviatt’s newest brochure was created with a few very specific goals in mind: to connect with current and potential patrons; to engage new friends; and to promote the transformative impact of library resources, services, and programming.

Former Mayor Tom Bradley

What's Up: Black History Month

eNews Edition: Winter 2016

All month, all free, and open to everyone: a film screening, live music, poetry, open mics, exhibits, food, and faculty presentations are all part of the Oviatt’s exciting Black History Month events schedule.