What's Up: Robert Landau
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.
What's Up: Oviatt Library Outreach Services
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.
What's Up: Special Collections & Archives Expansion
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.
What's Up: California's Call
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.
What's Up: Read to Lead
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.
What's Up: Robert and Maureen Gohstand Leisure Reading Room
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
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.”