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People are Talking about "What She Said"

September 20, 2018 saw the lively opening of the Oviatt Library Special Collections & Archives exhibit, What She Said: 100 Years of Women's Civic and Community Engagement.   The exhibition, which documents the rise of women’s engagement in civic, social and business life beginning in the late 19th century, was celebrated by almost 150 attendees including two Los Angeles City Councilwomen.

items from the teacher curriculum center

What's New at the Oviatt Library: Summer Moves and Renovations

It may have seemed like a quiet Summer here on campus, but there was plenty of activity at the Oviatt Library. Big moves and renovations took place including the Teacher Curriculum Center and Music & Media merging into one space, an expansion and renovation of the Library Technology Services area, and preparations for our campus Map Library to migrate into a new space.

Vote Sticker

Your Vote Counts: a Message from the Oviatt eNews Editorial Team

Our lead story this issue, “People Are Talking about What She Said” commemorates the opening event of the Special Collections & Archives exhibition on women's civic and community engagement.  Attending the event, we were very moved by the struggle our foremothers faced in gaining the right to vote, a struggle that people all over the world, including in some parts of this country, still must contend with in order to get to the ballot box.  Your vote is precious, and so we’d like to take this opportunity to call attention to what we’re doing at the Library to engage voters as the midterm elections approach.

Milt Valera, CSUN President Dr. Dianne F. Harrison and Debbie Valera

Thanks and Recognition: Milt and Debbie Valera

The Oviatt Library extends heartfelt gratitude to Milt and Debbie Valera. As active volunteers and donors in the CSUN community, the couple established the Milt and Debbie Valera First Amendment Rights Endowment providing the Oviatt Library funding for materials and media for the truthful communication to University students and faculty of the meaning and significance of the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, and how the amendment allows Americans the opportunity to enjoy their right to the freedom of speech.

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We Would Like you to Meet: Scholarship Recipients and Donors

For the past six years, the Oviatt Library is proud to have awarded some of its hard-working student employees with generous scholarships, funded by Library donors and employees. Just this past year, twenty-six scholarships were awarded at the 3rd Annual Scholarship Awards Reception in March.

Dean Mark Stover

Message from the Dean: Women Making a Difference

One of the most rewarding aspects of library work is to provide diverse educational and cultural programming and resources that recognize individual accomplishments and document transformative social movements. In this issue of the Oviatt Library eNews, the editorial staff wanted to highlight women’s achievements. The CSU boasts a strong contingent of women leaders (52.2 percent of CSU campus presidents are women – nearly double the national average for U.S. colleges and universities). At CSUN, the past 26 years have been led by a woman president.