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What's New: Library Events, Looking Back and Looking Forward

eNews Edition: Spring 2020

Students petting a therapy dog at the Oviatt Library.
Students petting a therapy dog at the Oviatt Library

Contributed by David Morck

The Oviatt Library prides itself as a source of so many services and resources to explore. Unfortunately with the current closure we have had to find ways to extend our services online to continue to serve our students, staff, faculty and community which we have been doing our best to provide.

Of our many services, one that is sorely missed are our in person events. Last year was full of a lot of highlights, whether it was guest authors, finals relaxation events, panels, or film screenings -- they garnered new experiences, mentoring, and educational opportunities, and a lot of fun along the way.

While we may be apart, the Oviatt Library will continue to work towards providing resources for the community online and we are planning on continuing our event programming through online and collaborative services. Please check our events page for upcoming events such as our National Library Week Staff and Student Book Suggestions and Raffle, and our Wish You Were Here: Virtual Graduation photoshop event.

See our Services and Resources to Support You During COVID-19 and Free Electronic Books/Textbooks, Articles, Media, etc. for CSUN Students and Faculty for more resources during this time.

Event Highlights from this Past Year

Right of Way: Justice and Equity in the Growth of Los Angeles

Special Collections & Archives tackled the environmental justice movement, and featured a reception with Dr. Loraine Lundquist.

State of OA 2019: Can California Transform Open Access?

The Library hosted the sixth annual Open Access Award and a discussion of transformative publishing agreements being pursued by both the UC and CSU.

Million Dollar Showcase: Affordable Learning in Action

As part of the CSU-wide Affordable Learning $olutions initiative, faculty at CSUN have already saved students over $1,000,000. This event honored those professors that included low cost materials in their classes.

And so many other events

In the Fall we celebrated the Map Collection Grand Opening, did coding workshops, learned how to "map the news" on GIS Day.

Our Finals Break featured therapy dogs, arts & crafts, meditation and student survival kits.

We hope to continue to offer more programming in the future, whether it be in-person someday or continuing to support learning, education and fun online. Please consider giving a gift to the library; find out Ways to Give to continue our mission.