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Former Mayor Tom Bradley

What's Up: Black History Month

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.

Open Access

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

Fall 2016

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.

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What's Up: Robert Landau

Spring 2016

Join the Friends of the Oviatt Library as they host a luncheon with photographer/author Robert Landau, who will share insights and images from his uniquely L.A. inspired book, Rock ‘N’ Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip.

Los Angeles native Robert Landau was clearly a kid destined to become a photographer. In 1969, a young Landau began shooting his first pictures, which were the colorful sights around his Hollywood home.

Young woman looking at exhibit.

What's Up: Oviatt Library Outreach Services

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.

Drop In Take Ten

What's Up: Drop In Take Ten

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.

Special Collections Manuscript

What's Up: Special Collections & Archives Expansion

Summer 2015

The Oviatt Library continues its exciting transformation with a sleek and much-needed expansion of the Special Collections and Archives stacks, offices, and reading room. Phase One will bring Special Collections & Archives materials closer for the convenience of students and researchers.

California's Call Exhibit

What's Up: California's Call

Spring 2015

Curator and Archivist Kelsey Knox talks about the Library’s new exhibit and shares some of her personal connections to “California’s Call: The Lure and the Lore of the Golden State.”  Over 200 items from the Oviatt Library’s Special Collections and Archives have been gathered together in the Library Exhibit Gallery to showcase the ongoing myth of California as the “land of promise” or “golden state” and the role it has played as a popular destination for vacationers and settlers in the United States during the last two centuries. 

Dean Mark Stover and Dr. Brandon Martin

What's Up: Read to Lead

Winter 2014

An exciting new partnership between The Oviatt Library and CSUN Athletics results in Read to Lead; an impressive exhibition of photographs, accompanied by an inspirational series of panel discussions with a variety of leaders selected from the campus community.

Robert and Maureen Gohstand

What's Up: Robert and Maureen Gohstand Leisure Reading Room

Fall 2014

In the bustling Library, amidst the ongoing pedagogical buzz, the upcoming dedication of the newly named and handsomely appointed Robert and Maureen Gohstand Leisure Reading Room will offer an opportunity to reflect on the importance of reading for fun.  

Securing a dedicated space for leisure reading in the Oviatt Library has been a longtime objective for Robert (Bob) Gohstand.

What's Up: The Transforming Library

Summer 2014

Completion of the hugely popular new Learning Commons was an extraordinary achievement, but that was only the first successful step in a multiphase project that will continue the Library’s extensive, 21st century transformation.

One year ago, in the summer of 2013, the Oviatt clearly outlined an ambitious new vision for the Library’s future. The introduction of this comprehensive Vision-Strategy Statement opens with the following: “Society at large and higher education in particular are in the midst of revolutionary changes in information flow and approaches to learning. In response, the Oviatt Library has embarked on a number of initiatives that will transform the face of our facility and our services.”