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.
Oviatt Spotlight: Two California Professors Discover the Los Angeles Jewish Community Relations Committee Archives to Write Best Selling Books
Most recently, two university professors in California were inspired by these valuable archives, spending countless hours in the Oviatt Library’s Special Collections and Archives researching their highly acclaimed books: Hitler in Los Angeles: How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots Against America by USC History Professor Steven J. Ross and Hollywood’s Spies: The Undercover Surveillance of Nazis in Los Angeles by Laura B. Rosenzweig from the University of California.
Oviatt Spotlight: Sources of Inquiry - Exploring the Foundations of Primary & Archival Research
Discover Special Collections & Archives new Exhibition. Archivists and librarians at CSUN have been building primary and archival research collections for several decades to help students and other researchers discover and analyze critical information about our collective past. On display in the gallery are items selected from all parts of the holdings in Special Collections and Archives.
Oviatt Spotlight: Marketing Award
A bold call to action, an eye-catching design, and vibrant storytelling all come together to help the Oviatt Library’s new brochure win a 2016 Communicator Award.
The Oviatt’s newest brochure was created with a few very specific goals in mind: to connect with current and potential patrons; to engage new friends; and to promote the transformative impact of library resources, services, and programming.
Oviatt Spotlight: Moving Library Research from Palm Trees to Gondolas
From California to the canals of Venice, Italy, Oviatt librarians Ahmed Alwan and Joy Doan share their impactful research on Microaggressions & Academic Libraries, and discover some darn good noodles along the way.
Oviatt Spotlight: Kathy Dabbour, Associate Dean
The Oviatt Library’s newly appointed Associate Dean, Kathy Dabbour, is a true valley girl and CSUN alumna with a strong passion for student success and a long history of working to advance the library’s mission.
Oviatt Spotlight: CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
Through the CSU Japanese American Digitization Project, the National Parks Service grants funding that will help the Oviatt Library and some of its sister CSU libraries to archive significant historical treasures.
This three-year effort provides for the digitization and online access of approximately 10,000 documents from over 30 archival collections related to Japanese American incarceration during World War II and the resettlement.
Oviatt Spotlight: the Award-Winning Learning Commons
After almost two years, CSUN students, campus administrators, and the surrounding community all agree that the Oviatt Library’s Learning Commons is an all-around award winner. On any given day during the semester, the open, bright, collaboration-friendly space is crowded and buzzing with a variety of activities.