Oviatt Library eNews Fall 2016

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.

Gondola in Venice, Italy

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.

Karin J Duran and Students in the Teacher Curriculum Center

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.

Timothy Chu

We Would Like You to Meet: Timothy Chu

Oviatt Cataloging Coordinator, Luiz Mendes, highlights the value of Library internships when he introduces readers to his former MLIS student and recent Librarians Legacy Intern, Timothy Chu.

Dean Mark Stover

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.

Open Access

What's Up: Open Access in the Future of Libraries

Read about how the Open Access movement is beginning to impact the important, everyday work of academic librarians, and then join us at the Oviatt for a Day of Data to learn even more.