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Exhibitions & Events: Past Events

Jack & Florence Ferman Presentation Room

January 31, 2012 - 7:00pm

What if you were the last speaker of your language? What if you were made to feel inferior for speaking the language of your home and your childhood?  Just imagine if millenia of unique history, memory culture and thought ended with you…

Jack & Florence Ferman Presentation Room

January 31, 2012 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

All CSUN faculty and staff are invited to a presentation by internationally known speaker and writer on library and information technology issues, Roy Tennant.  He is coming to the Oviatt Library to speak about “Creating the Future Library”  The focus of Roy Tennant’s professional work is improving the technological infrastructure of libraries, museums, and archives.

Jack & Florence Ferman Presentation Room

November 14, 2011 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Join us for a presentation by Brian Schottlaender, the Audrey Geisel University Librarian at the University of California, San Diego, who will be speaking about “The Future of Academic Libraries.”

Jack & Florence Ferman Presentation Room

November 9, 2011 - 9:30am to 11:30am

The Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication, the Office of Graduate Studies Distinguished Visiting Speakers Program, the Department of Journalism, the Department of Chicana/o Studies, and the Oviatt Library invite you to a presentation by the award-winning journalist Charles Bowden and his collaborator, librarian Molly Molloy, the creator of Frontera List, the most comprehensive compendium of news and intelligence on the border region. They will talk about Ciudad Juárez and the killing fields produced by NAFTA, drugs, greed, and corruption on both sides of the border.

Jack & Florence Ferman Presentation Room

November 3, 2011 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

The Digital Humanities operates as a dynamic ecology that includes humanities computing, (new) media studies, technology studies, and digital pedagogies.  Like any ecology, the field is dynamic and unpredictable, resulting in both challenges and opportunities. Knight’s talk will take us on a tour of the various landscapes of the ecology, showcasing a range of projects and their relation to traditional Humanities research. Her talk will reveal the benefits of cultivating the field as ecology, including its impact on scholarly publishing and the public role of the Humanities.

Library Lobby

October 25, 2011 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Used Book Sale

Hardbacks $1.00, softbacks $.50 / .75, small paperback novels are 25¢ or ten (10) for $1.00.

The University Club

October 19, 2011 - 11:30am

The Friends of the Oviatt Library invite you blast off and join us for a buffet luncheon and presentation with Michael “Mick ” J. Connally, Senior Telecommunications Engineer (JPL), speaking on: "Planetary Gravity Fields: A Weighty Subject."

Jack & Florence Ferman Presentation Room

October 5, 2011 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

3rd Annual Research Fellows Colloquium logo

The Provost invites the campus community to come hear our distinguished faculty speak about their research.

Jack & Florence Ferman Presentation Room

October 4, 2011 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

The CSUN Oviatt Library and the Bonita J. Campbell Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Endowment invite you to a reception and presentation by Dr. Bonnie J. Dunbar, retired NASA astronaut.

Jack & Florence Ferman Presentation Room

September 20, 2011 - 6:00pm

Valley Memories: the Catherine Mulholland Collection

Over the years, Catherine Mulholland, who loved  libraries and the Oviatt in particular, donated her personal archives and those of her family to the Library, understanding the importance of preserving the past for future generations.  This remarkable collection, dating back to the 1860s, is a journey through Valley history as seen in the photographs, scrapbooks, memorabilia, clothing and ranch records of this pioneer family.  We invite you to come share the story of the Ijams, Haas, Perret, Ferguson and Mulholland families.