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  • Visitor Information | Oviatt Library
    Mission Vision and Values Visitor Information Personnel Departments Strategic Planning Library History and Facts Building and Floor Maps Policies WASC Information Ask a Librarian Live Chat 24 7 Text a Librarian Reference Desk Subject Specialists Visitor Information Library Address and Hours Library Address Oviatt Library California State University Northridge 18111 Nordhoff Street Northridge CA 91330 Phone 818 677 2285 Library Hours Hours Open Today Wednesday Feb 17 7 45am to 12 00am More Library Hours Visitor and Parking Information Visitor Information Building and Floor Maps Directions to the Library CSUN Visitor Information Custom Google Map Directions to the Library Library Exhibitions Events page Library Services for Alumni Community Library Book Drop Locations Places to eat on campus ATM Locations on Campus Parking Information CSUN Permit Store Buy Event Parking Online Campus Maps and Directions Parking and Transportation Services Visitor Parking Information Disability Parking Information Campus Google Map About the Library About the Library Mission Vision and Values Visitor Information Friends of the Library Make a Gift to the Library Library Locations Subjects and Services Personnel and Departments Strategic Planning Library History and Facts Building and Floor Maps Policies Undergraduates Faculty Graduate Students Alumni Community Digital Collections Pins Cited at the

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  • Contact Us | Oviatt Library
    Reference About Mission Vision and Values Visitor Information Personnel Departments Strategic Planning Library History and Facts Building and Floor Maps Policies WASC Information Ask a Librarian Live Chat 24 7 Text a Librarian Reference Desk Subject Specialists Contact Us Mailing Address 18111 Nordhoff St Northridge CA 91330 818 677 2285 Important Phone Numbers Information Reference Desk 818 677 2285 V TTY Phone 818 677 6519 Library Administration 818 677 2271 fax 818 677 2676 Guest Services 818 677 2274 Renewals 818 677 4745 Creative Media Studio 818 677 2595 Learning Commons Technology Office 818 677 6304 Friends of the Library 818 677 2638 Interlibrary Loan 818 677 2294 Music Media 818 677 2211 Reserves Periodicals and Microform 818 677 3282 Special Collections and Archives 818 677 2832 Teacher Curriculum Center 818 677 2501 Donate to the Library 818 677 2635 About the Library About the Library Mission Vision and Values Visitor Information Personnel and Departments Personnel Directory Department Directory Subject Specialists Library Administration Collection Access and Management Services Research Instruction and Outreach Services Employment Opportunities Strategic Planning Library History and Facts Building and Floor Maps Policies Undergraduates Faculty Graduate Students Alumni Community Digital Collections Pins Cited at the Oviatt Exploring

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  • Strategic Planning 2011 - 2016 | Oviatt Library
    Faculty Senate Library Committee campus faculty CSUN staff administrators etc were also consulted As library staff and faculty began to have data gathering strategic planning discussions in their own departments about broad goals for the Oviatt Library over the next five years the Dean shared some of his own priorities that he hoped would help to guide the discussion These included the following Look at facilities renovation and space planning Move to more of a Learning Commons model including the integration of the LRC into the Oviatt Library Upgrade our library marketing and communication strategies Refine our donor development and advancement strategies including gift book policies grants and prospect research Plan for a more fully developed and scaled up hybrid model of research assistance reference and instruction based on technological trends pedagogical needs best practices in information competence and user statistics Plan for a greater focus on electronic journals versus print journals in terms of processing creation of metadata access retrieval preservation and storage Plan for the acquisition of a growing number of ebooks and look at the ramifications for our print monograph acquisitions Plan to purchase or develop a full orbed discovery system that would integrate searches for books journal articles digital assets and other resources Expand the physical space for Special Collections and Archives Plan for a stronger focus on digitization for both our institutional repository and our digital assets management system including local archives faculty publications CSUN theses and dissertations etc Investigate further digitization of audio and video campus assets through Video Furnace and other means Plan for greater assessment of library services and resources with a focus on student learning outcomes Plan to demonstrate continuing relevance to students through outreach assessment mobile computing exhibits special lectures information on demand and campus partnerships Plan to integrate more cloud computing functionality into library systems Plan for a more aesthetically pleasing website focusing mostly on the home page In the summer of 2012 the Dean in consultation with Executive Group appointed five diagonal slice groups to carry on the next stage of strategic planning Diagonal slice groups are small teams composed of employees from different departments and levels of the Library Each group is focused on one specific area of strategic planning with the charge of making specific implementation recommendations Diagonal slice groups bring multiple perspectives and avoid departmental bias These teams can break down silos and encourage creativity through cross fertilization The purpose of these diagonal slice groups was threefold To build on the work of the department based strategic planning working groups To play an important part in the planning process of Oviatt Library projects To make recommendations to the Dean and Executive Group regarding specific implementation goals for the next three years T here were five broad categories for the diagonal slice groups to investigate Selecting the links below will open up the reports that were sent to the Dean in January 2013 Technology and the User Experience Leveraging the Power of Technological Change for the

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  • Library History and Facts | Oviatt Library
    learning facilitate student and faculty research and provide students with lifelong skills in identifying locating evaluating and synchronizing information All library materials are housed in the Delmar T Oviatt Library a 234 712 square foot state of the art facility Of note are 3 computer equipped library instruction labs totaling 100 desktops 190 desktops in various library locations including Sierra Hall and over 120 laptops and tablets available for lending to currently affiliated CSUN Students Faculty and Staff The recently remodeled first floor Learning Commons is a modern expansive and flexible space that includes an Information Technology help desk and a state of the art Creative Media Studio There are over 2 500 seats for in house study During the fall and spring semesters the building is open 85 hours a week The Library maintains and provides access to electronic information 24 hours a day The Oviatt Library has a collection containing 2 1 million volumes of which over 1 5 million are books and over 250 000 bound periodical volumes The Library subscribes to 53 000 online journals over 2 300 print journals over 200 online databases and more than 570 000 ebooks The microform collection contains 3 17 million pieces There are over 13 000 sound recordings 45 000 film and video recordings and nearly 60 000 pictures and other graphic materials The archives and manuscript collection exceeds 11 000 linear feet of materials with nearly 45 000 items housed in Special Collections The Library is heavily used with 13 million uses of its web pages annually a gate count of nearly 1 5 million annually and over 25 000 reference questions answered per year by librarians History of the Building About Delmar T Oviatt CSUN Librarians Legacy Endowment Deans and Associate Deans of the Library Oviatt Library

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  • Building and Floor Maps | Oviatt Library
    Information Personnel Departments Strategic Planning Library History and Facts Building and Floor Maps Policies WASC Information Ask a Librarian Live Chat 24 7 Text a Librarian Reference Desk Subject Specialists Building and Floor Maps Net Square Footage of the Building 234 712 sq ft Height of Library 67 feet Terrace Square Footage 48 000 sq ft includes front patio 26 000 sq ft Floor Maps View an overview of library service resource and department locations PDF download the free Adobe Reader or click one of the links below to view map of an individual floor Garden Level Main Floor Second Floor Third Floor Fourth Floor 1994 Northridge Earthquake In the January 17 1994 Northridge Earthquake the Oviatt Library core suffered repairable structural damage and reopened in August Severe structural damage to the wings required that they be demolished and rebuilt For more information visit our Oviatt Library Earthquake Damage page and earthquake photo gallery About the Library About the Library Mission Vision and Values Visitor Information Personnel and Departments Strategic Planning Library History and Facts Building and Floor Maps Automated Storage and Retrieval System ASRS Jack Florence Ferman Presentation Room Book Drops Policies Undergraduates Faculty Graduate Students Alumni Community Digital

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  • Policies | Oviatt Library
    10 items checked out at one time Each item may be renewed once Noise To help guests find a study environment with a noise level that is most conducive to their needs the OVIATT LIBRARY CORE is divided by LEVELS into 3 DISTINCT ZONES Social Level The TEACHER CURRICULUM CENTER TCC on the GARDEN LEVEL the 1 st FLOOR LEARNING COMMONS and the 2 nd FLOOR CORE are designated SOCIAL LEVELS These floors will have varying noise levels due to group study transactions at service desks classes Library tours and activities in computer labs etc Quiet Level The 3 rd FLOOR CORE is designated as a QUIET LEVEL This floor is reserved for individual or small group study requiring minimal and or intermittent quiet conversation Guests on this floor may listen to music using personal headsets as long as it is not audible to nearby patrons Silent Level The 4 th FLOOR CORE is designated as a SILENT LEVEL This floor is reserved for individual silent study absolutely no talking noise or disruptions of any kind Overall Noise Policy Please keep in mind that the Library Wing areas on all floors may have varying noise policies of their own Anyone transitioning to and from the wings should be mindful and keep noise levels to a minimum To help contain noise please keep group study room doors closed while in use All noise should be kept to a minimum when transitioning in and out of study rooms in all Library corridors and hallways and when moving between levels In general we encourage patrons to be respectful of other Library guests at all times To report a disturbance please text Guest Services at 818 900 2965 or call 818 677 2274 Cell Phone Use In order to provide a quiet place to work and study the Library building has designated certain rules related to cell phone usage We appreciate everyone s cooperation by adhering to the following procedures ALL CELL PHONES SHOULD BE SET TO SILENT OR VIBRATE BEFORE ENTERING THE LIBRARY Before making or receiving phone calls Library guests should move to one of the designated SOCIAL LEVELS into a STAIRWELL or LEAVE THE BUILDING Please remember to keep valuables with you at all times Photography Filming For spontaneous casual video recording and photography in the Library patrons must get permission from Library Administration or from the people being photographed recorded For class assignments that require videotaping or photography and for larger noncommercial projects patrons must get permission from the Library Administration by submitting the Student Film Request Form To obtain permission for commercial projects please contact University Licensing Food Beverages Tobacco Non alcoholic drinks in secure lidded containers and small snacks are permitted No food or drink is permitted in the Special Collections and Archives Reading Room Please clean up after yourself by using the trashcans and cleaning up any spills Use of electronic cigarettes is not permitted in the Library In addition state law prohibits the use of any

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  • Library WASC Information | Oviatt Library
    Ask a Librarian Live Chat 24 7 Text a Librarian Reference Desk Subject Specialists Library WASC Information The Oviatt Library supports California State University Northridge CSUN in defining and expanding its educational and institutional purpose through teaching and research Library services collections and other resources position the university to meet its objectives in the areas of scholarship creative activity and student learning The Library s faculty and staff as well as its fiscal and physical resources and organizational structures promote the achievement of university goals Through strategic thinking and planning the Library conducts evidenced based discussions and inquiries through its assessment efforts which inform institutional and systematic decisions and drive the Library s ongoing commitment to learning and improvement Library Links to Evidence and Related Information Student Learning Outcomes by Institution Department and Program includes Institution wide Fundamental Learning Competencies Library Mission Vision Values Library History and Facts Library Statistics Collections and Annual Activity CSUN s Information Competency Program Statistics Collection Development Collections Overview Library Statistics Collections and Annual Activity Services Information Library Assessment Library LibQUAL TM Survey 2009 Summary Data Analysis About the Library About the Library Mission Vision and Values Visitor Information Personnel and Departments Strategic Planning Library

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  • Text a Librarian FAQ | Oviatt Library
    Monday Friday 10am 5pm What is Text a Librarian Text a Librarian is a service which enables you to use the text message feature of your mobile phone to send questions to and receive answers from Oviatt Library reference librarians When can I use the service Text questions to us Monday through Friday 10 00 AM 5 00 PM We will respond as soon as possible during those hours Questions not answered by 5 00 PM will be answered after 10 00 AM the next service day M F Questions sent outside of service hours receive an automated response and are answered the next service day Please be aware that some text messages can be delayed or even fail due to problems with the connections between different telephone carriers What kind of questions can I ask via texting Use Text a Librarian to ask simple quick questions up to 160 characters that can be answered in brief responses up to 320 characters If our responses exceed 160 characters they appear as 2 messages To ask questions requiring lengthy detailed or immediate responses please use one of the other options listed on our Ask a Librarian page What do I need to use the service To use the service you need a mobile phone which is enabled to send and receive text messages What does the service cost The Library does not charge for this service but charges from your cell phone provider may apply These charges vary among plans and among telephone providers The Library does not take any responsibility for any charges your mobile phone provider may assess you for sending or receiving messages while using this service What about my privacy Text a Librarian is private and secure Our text to chat service LibAnswers assigns a random User

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