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  • About the Oviatt Library E-News | Oviatt Library
    and the development of information competence and research skills that will prepare students for lifelong success in the digital age Read more about our Mission Vision and Values http library csun edu About Mission Mark Stover Ph D Dean Oviatt Library Editor in chief Jim Lunsford Special Assistant to the Dean Managing Editor Joyclyn Dunham Projects and Programs Coordinator Photography Editor Elizabeth Altman Web Services Coordinator Editor Laura Clary Manager of Academic Resources Copy Editor David Morck Web Programmer Graphic Design Programming Video Editing Luann Rocha Director of Development Content Consultant Editor Former Staff Matt Bornstein Web Assistant Graphic Design Filmographer Photographer Editor Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Kristine Keller Web Assistant Graphic Design Filmographer Photographer Editor Winter 2012 Summer 2014 Summer 2015 Contributors Marianne Afifi Summer 2015 Laurie Borchard Summer 2013 Summer 2015 Lee Choo Photography Winter 2013 Summer 2015 Simon Diaz Photography Summer 2015 Virginia Elwood Akers Summer 2013 Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Winter 2014 Spring 2015 Summer 2015 email virgoea aol com Kimberly Embleton Winter 2015 Susanna Eng Ziskin Spring 2014 Fall 2014 Jose Escobedo Spring 2014 Shanee Fischer Winter 2014 Doris Helfer Spring 2015 Mara Houdyshell Winter 2015 Debilyn Kinzler Fall 2015 Winter 2015 Kelsey Knox Spring 2015 Steve Kutay Winter 2015 Nina Mamikunian Spring 2015 Christina Mayberry Spring 2015 Jeffery Perez de Leon Videography Winter 2014 Spring 2015 Summer 2015 Jennie Quiñónez Skinner Fall 2015 Bronywn Stewart Spring 2015 Summer 2015 Whitney Villarreal Videography Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Andrew Weiss Spring 2014 Fall 2014 Del Williams Spring 2015 Give to the Oviatt Library For more information about giving to the Library email Luann Rocha or call 818 677 2635 or visit http library csun edu Give Thank you Current Issue Winter 2015 Featured The Sharon Fogarty Young Readers Collection What s Up Oviatt Library Outreach Services

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  • Oviatt Library E-News: Featured Articles | Oviatt Library
    and the Chancellor s Office are working together to create innovative Affordable Learning Solutions AL for CSUN students CSUN s local initiative will be launching over the summer to promote and support the use of Open Educational Resources textbook rental low cost faculty authored texts and other programs read more A Hot New Trend is Brewing Posted in Spring 2015 When it comes to designing the interior space of a modern academic Library the presence of a coffeehouse is quickly becoming the new rule Thanks to the Freudian Sip CSUN s Oviatt is no exception Coffee is an evolving culture that has become synonymous with academic life When strolling through the Oviatt Library the Freudian Sip logo and the aroma of freshly brewed coffee is everywhere Libraries are welcoming this burgeoning culture with open arms read more A Rare and Generous Gift Posted in Winter 2014 CSUN emeritus librarian Tony Gardner turns his longtime passion for rare books into a significant personal and lasting legacy for the Oviatt Library Tony Gardner is a man who admires printing He has nothing against modern offset printing or even laser printing but what he admires most is hand set printing dated prior to the middle of the nineteenth century when type was set by hand one letter at a time and printed on a letterpress read more Innovation Sparks Imagination in the New Student Funded Creative Media Studio Posted in Fall 2014 The most recent addition to the Library s immensely popular Learning Commons is a technology rich workspace that provides students with the support and resources they need to create state of the art media rich projects and presentations The Learning Commons Creative Media Studio CMS opened recently thanks to Campus Quality Fee funding awarded to the Library The CMS provides students with access to specialized hardware software and support in order to create videos digital audio recordings and robust multimedia projects read more Featured Universal Design Center Posted in Summer 2014 Ensuring that campus technologies are accessible to everyone is a shared California State University responsibility To assist CSUN in that charge we are fortunate to have in residence the diligent and highly skilled team working in the Universal Design Center UDC Housed in an unassuming nook on the Oviatt Library s Garden Level the staff of the Universal Design Center UDC works to ensure that the campus web environment is usable and accessible to everyone The key underlying principle of universal design is that all individuals regardless of disability should have access to information read more Sex in the Library Posted in Spring 2014 An event like no other The Oviatt Library is partnering with Gender and Women s Studies Queer Studies and The Pride Center to create a week long series of lectures and presentations titled Sex in the Library Scholarship Exploration and Intersectionality in the Archives read more Featured Rare Robust and Renovation Ready Posted in Winter 2013 With an ever increasing number of resource materials new modes

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  • Oviatt Library E-News: What's Up | Oviatt Library
    s Up California s Call Posted in Spring 2015 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 read more What s Up Read to Lead Posted in Winter 2014 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 read more What s Up Robert and Maureen Gohstand Leisure Reading Room Posted in Fall 2014 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 read more What s Up The Transforming Library Posted in Summer 2014 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 21 st 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 read more What s Up Copyright Advance Posted in Spring 2014 Everyone who produces or uses digital media and research is touched by copyright law Although the subject sometimes provokes apprehension in both faculty and students our upcoming workshop will help to alleviate much of that scholarly anxiety Copyright concerns and fair use best practices will be front and center at the upcoming workshop Copyright Advance Evolving Perspectives for Empowered Scholars coordinated by the Oviatt Library Copyright Team and CSUN Faculty Development The workshop is bringing noted pioneers in the field of copyright and fair use to campus and is geared toward faculty at CSUN read more What s Up Glancing Back and Looking Ahead Posted in Winter 2013 A brief summary of last year s vibrant programming schedule and a quick glimpse of next year s event calendar clearly illustrates why the Oviatt Library continues to stand proudly

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  • Oviatt Library E-News: Oviatt Spotlight | Oviatt Library
    Oviatt Spotlight Weeding Posted in Spring 2015 With spring in full swing we thought it an appropriate time to share some insights into the essential work that is involved in the ongoing care and cultivation of our Library garden It is difficult for librarians book lovers that we are to take part in a process that actually removes books from the shelves Yet as libraries are becoming more assessment driven and therefore more data driven we are discovering that student requirements are changing read more Oviatt Spotlight CSUN Cat People Posted in Winter 2014 Squirrels aren t the only wildlife living in the trees and shrubbery that surround the Oviatt A small population of feral felines is lovingly cared for by the CSUN Cat People a volunteer organization that also works to help educate the community read more Oviatt Spotlight Freshman Common Read Posted in Fall 2014 With CSUN s Freshman Common Read Program the Department of Undergraduate Studies and the Oviatt Library offer an incoming class of highly diverse new students a communal point of connection in the pages of a shared book CSUN s Freshman Common Read Program is turning 8 this year Cheryl Spector Director of Academic First Year Experiences began contemplating the idea in 2004 She was inspired at a First Year Experience Conference by similar initiatives at other campuses read more Oviatt Spotlight Student Employees 2014 Posted in Summer 2014 We have long suspected that the Oviatt s dynamic mix of student employees represent the very best and brightest that CSUN has to offer and as it just so happens our students agree The Oviatt employs approximately 150 CSUN students at any given time This large and essential component of the Library s workforce consists of a remarkable cross section of the university s highly diverse student population Library student employees come from across the street and from around the world read more Oviatt Spotlight Women in Science and Engineering Posted in Spring 2014 The Oviatt Library is proud to highlight the contributions and activities of the Bonita J Campbell Endowment for Women in Science and Engineering WISE which have enriched the Library individuals across campus and the larger community WISE was established in 2009 by Professor Emerita Bonita J Campbell with a mission To encourage women to build careers in the fields of science and engineering to advance in their careers to preserve the story of women who have pioneered in the science and engineering disciplines and to inform leaders and educators about the contribution that women make in these important fields read more Oviatt Spotlight Learning Commons Technology Posted in Winter 2013 Side by side Learning Commons Technology and Information Technology bring a variety of new and existing support services for students and faculty to one convenient and centrally located space The recently opened Learning Commons is home to a wide range of technology based support services And while many of these services were available in the Library s former layout they were

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  • Oviatt Library E-News: Thanks & Recognition | Oviatt Library
    Librarian Emeritus Virginia Elwood Akers has always had plenty to say and much to give For that and so much more we would like to convey our heartfelt gratitude read more Thanks Recognition Kris Ecklund Posted in Spring 2015 After 37 years of dedicated service to California State University Northridge and the Oviatt Library retired Librarian Kris Ecklund continues to support the impactful work and inspiring legacy of CSUN librarians These days CSUN Emeritus Librarian Kris Ecklund lives far away from the San Fernando Valley Her current house sits on a hill in Sequim a small city perched on a bay in Northern Washington State just across the water from Canada Even with all those miles between the Oviatt Library and her current home Ecklund has never forgotten the place where she spent more than thirty years doing the work that she loved so much read more Thanks and Recognition For a Long Tradition of Holiday Giving Posted in Winter 2014 Library staff and faculty go above and beyond to incorporate both an imaginative theme and the spirit of giving into their annual holiday celebration At this year s unique event contributions were gathered for Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission read more Thanks and Recognition Faculty Senate Library Committee Posted in Fall 2014 We would like to take a moment to honor and appreciate the ongoing and often unsung work that the members of Faculty Senate Library Committee perform on behalf of our entire CSUN community November 2013 marked a milestone in the open access movement as CSUN became the very first of the 23 Cal State University campuses to adopt an official open access resolution for its faculty read more Thanks Recognition Vern Bullough Posted in Summer 2014 It was a lucky day for our library when Vern Bullough a young history professor from Utah joined the faculty of what was then San Fernando Valley State College in 1959 Vern Bullough and his wife Bonnie met in high school in Salt Lake City Utah and were married barely out of their teens The Bulloughs were together for nearly 50 years and had four children read more Thanks Recognition Friends of the Oviatt Library Posted in Spring 2014 By the end of March the Friends of the Library bookstore will be closing its doors Thankfully however when these doors close an entire portico will open The Friends of the Library Bookstore located in the west wing on the first floor of the Oviatt will be closing on March 28 2014 to make way for the continuing transformation of the Library s main level Since first opening its doors in September of 2000 the bookstore has generated thousands of dollars from the sale of used books read more Thanks Recognition Chinese Consulate Posted in Winter 2013 A generous gift of learning resources from the Chinese Consulate to the Oviatt Library is reflective of a well established partnership that exemplifies CSUN s expanding role in the internationalization of higher education Last

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  • Oviatt Library E-News: We Would Like you to Meet. . . | Oviatt Library
    Luiz Mendes Posted in Spring 2015 CSUN alumnus award winning educator Oviatt Library Cataloging Coordinator and Brasileiro Luiz Mendes talks openly about his passion for information organization and his love of teaching read more We Would Like You to Meet Luann Rocha Posted in Winter 2014 The Oviatt s new Director of Development Luann Rocha has traveled a diverse and inspiring career path one that in many ways has come full circle Now fortunately for us that path has led her back to the Library read more We Would Like you to Meet Del Williams Posted in Fall 2014 Acquisitions Librarian Del Williams is one of three new faculty members starting in Collection Access and Management Services CAMS this fall A lifetime of rich experience and her deep roots in the CSUN community make Del an ideal addition Del Williams arrived at CSUN in fall 1982 as a brand new freshman and she immediately got a job shelving books as a student assistant in Library Circulation read more We Would Like You to Meet Tony Ivankovic Posted in Summer 2014 When the Oviatt Library and the National Center on Deafness NCOD set out to find someone who could help to better serve the needs of CSUN students who use the NCOD Library all signs clearly pointed to Anthony Ivankovic The newly created NCOD Library Coordinator position will supervise the NCOD Library in Chisolm Hall and work part of the time in Guest Services at the Oviatt Anthony Ivankovic officially started work as the NCOD Library Coordinator in the Oviatt Library on May 21 but he is no stranger to the Library or to CSUN read more We Would Like You to Meet David Morck Posted in Spring 2014 What would be the result if you combined a highly skilled web programmer and a uniquely gifted poet Our guess would be the Library s very own multi talented David Morck of course Long before considering a college career David Morck already had developed a keen interest in technology and deep appreciation of language David was born in Pasadena California and raised in a household with a father who was an engineer and a mother who held advanced degrees in both English and psychology so David had the importance of education instilled in him very early read more We Would Like you to Meet Michael Barrett Posted in Winter 2013 In the season and spirit of giving we would like to introduce Michael Barrett a member of the Oviatt family whose very presence has been an inspirational gift to the entire CSUN community for the last four decades Michael Barrett was born in Bakersfield California where he was raised on his family s farm After high school he began his path into higher education close to home at Bakersfield College read more We Would Like You to Meet Sarah Sayeed Posted in Fall 2013 Originally from Orange County Sarah began to work at the Oviatt Library in November 2012 after completing her

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  • Oviatt Library E-News: Message from the Dean | Oviatt Library
    Message from the Dean Priorities and a Changing Library Posted in Spring 2015 One of my favorite television actresses Marilu Henner once said that Like it or not the world evolves priorities change and so do you It s a simple concept but the truth is that many of us are fixed in cement once we write down a prioritized list of goals It s not easy to be flexible with our goals We may feel that others will criticize us for weakness or lack of focus At the same time we must take advantage of windows of opportunity and move our current priorities forward with intentionality and speed when an opening appears read more Message from the Dean Join in the Transformation Posted in Winter 2014 Winston Churchill one of the greatest leaders of the 20 th century once said that We make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give I think what he meant by this statement was that the act of giving to people and organizations dear to our hearts enriches not just the recipient but also the giver Generosity allows us to see more clearly that the world is much bigger than ourselves read more Message from the Dean Grounding the New in Values Tried and True Posted in Fall 2014 The 17 th century English poet Robert Herrick wrote Thus times do shift each thing his turn does hold new things succeed as former things grow old This lyrical wordsmithing by the poet could well describe the Oviatt Library over the past 2 years and especially this fall season Perhaps it is because September often brings with it the beginning of the school year but many of us associate autumn with change and newness This issue of the Library eNews will focus on some of the changes in the Oviatt that are re making our space and bringing new life to an old familiar place read more Message from the Dean Stewarding Beauty and Strength Posted in Summer 2014 Maya Angelou the great American poet and civil rights activist who passed away earlier this year said that parents should teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength In this issue of the Oviatt Library eNews you will see that there is indeed beauty and strength among the individuals young and old who serve CSUN students through the resources services and facilities of the Oviatt Library read more A Message from the Dean Building Upon the Power of Partnership Posted in Spring 2014 John F Kennedy once said that partnership is more than a sharing of power and he was right Partnership brings together allies who once combined form much more than the sum of their individual parts Good partners create new ways of seeing the world and new kinds of initiatives Creative partners look beyond the mundane and see a vision for a fruitful future Productive partners put aside individual

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  • Oviatt Library eNews Fall 2015 | Oviatt Library
    ALA The grant supports public programs during the upcoming academic year from September 2015 through April 2016 read more What s Up Drop In Take Ten On October 20 th professionals and students from a variety of STEM Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics fields will be taking part in the 3 rd Annual Drop In Take Ten Speed Career Mentoring Event read more Oviatt Spotlight Research Fellows Program The Oviatt Library will partner with Academic Affairs to present the 7 th Annual Research Fellows Colloquium an event collaboratively conceived by the Library the colleges and former University Provost Harry Hellenbrand read more Thanks and Recognition Tony Gardner You are invited to join University President Dianne F Harrison Library Dean Mark Stover and a variety of Oviatt friends and donors as they gather together to celebrate and say thank you to Tony Gardner A longtime love for materials printed on hand operated presses coupled with his continued affection for the Oviatt Library inspired librarian emeritus and CSUN alumnus Tony Gardner to give back in a highly impactful way read more We Would Like You to Meet Rita Streimer The Oviatt joins with CSUN s Alumni Association to honor Rita Streimer a dedicated and invaluable Library volunteer whose connection to the campus and surrounding community spans more than half a century read more Message from the Dean The Impact of Interconnectivity Woodrow Wilson was a political science professor president of Princeton University winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and president of the United States In one of his presidential campaigns he used the slogan The pen is mightier than the sword which should endear him to all those who love libraries But it is another quote from Woodrow Wilson that I want to focus on in this dean s message read more

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