A goodbye, a seasonal message, and university news.
The library wishes a fond farewell to Emma Kridler, who has been with the library for only a short period of time. Despite that, she’s taken on many projects and worked to make the library a better place for patrons and fellow employees alike. She has endeared herself to all those she has worked with, and will be missed.
Loading dock services will be closed on December 25th (entire building is closed for the holiday) and on December 26th. Alice Mang is alerting our regular delivery drivers that there will be no service at the loading dock, and signage will be placed at the loading dock entrance prior to the closure. If you are expecting a delivery on December 26th and the date of delivery can’t be changed, please arrange with the delivery service to contact you directly when they deliver on that day.
Oregon State University and Corvallis community public safety partners will conduct emergency- response training from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 19 and 20 at Gill Coliseum and Reser Stadium. As part of the training, there will be emergency vehicles and training activity outside and inside of Gill and Reser. For the safety of training participants and OSU community members, please do not enter this area during the training or interfere with these activities. Contact Oregon State Patrol Lt. Eric Judah at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about this training
It's time to stock up on books for holiday gift giving. From now through December 31, take 25% off selected titles when ordering through the OSU Press website. Just enter the promotion code 17HOLIDAY at checkout to receive your discount. This discount is only available through the OSU Press website and only applies to the featured titles.
With the holidays just around the corner, you may have questions about taking leave. Please talk to your supervisor or take a look at the information provided on the university’s HR site.
Oregon State University will take written comments on its proposed University Standard 04-001 Development of University Policies and Standards through the end of business on Friday, Dec. 29. This standard updates the university’s policy program, which was established in 2014 with the dissolution of the Oregon University System. The proposed standard will enhance the vetting of policies, establish a uniform process, promote compliance, and result in clear, accessible guidance to the university community. The purpose of the comment period is to receive public feedback regarding the proposed university standard before it becomes effective Jan. 1, 2018. The proposed standard is available electronically as a pdf upon request. Comments or requests should be directed to Susan Barba at email@example.com.
If gift wrapping is a scheduled activity in your near future, you might consider the following tips to make this aspect of gift-giving more sustainable:
· And finally, once the gifts have been opened, recycle gift wrap that cannot be reused
The library is conducting a series of training on the new eProcurement system, BennyBuy. Requestors will be meeting with UABC on the 22nd in the Autzen classroom for their training. While the training is geared towards requestors, shoppers in the system are welcome to join as well. The plan is for the library to go live with the system sometime in early January.
Emily Drew will join OSU to host a workshop titled: Whitetopia to Northwest Nice: Understanding the Effects of Oregon’s Racial History. In this workshop, participants will examine how Oregon’s history has shaped a specific set of challenges for Oregon’s institutions and communities today. This exciting workshop is scheduled for Friday January 19th, 2018 from 9:00am – 12:00pm and will take place at the Benton County Sunset Building, 4077 SW Research Way, Corvallis, OR 97333. Check-in will open at 8:30am and will be accompanied by a light coffee service. Sign up online now.
Monograph Acquisitions LT3 – The posting for these two positions went live on Thursday of last week, and can be found online. Feel free to share the link to the position and encourage others to apply.
Serials Acquisitions LT3 – Angela Martinelli will officially join the library on Monday, January 8th 2018.
Science Librarian – The search will re-open in the near future.
Resource Sharing/CM Unit Manager – We are waiting on the results of the criminal history check.
“I don’t think people realize how vital libraries are or what a colossal danger it would be if we were to lose any more. Having had a truncated school life myself, all of my education from the age of 17 has been self-taught. I wouldn’t be the person I am today if it wasn’t for the opportunities the library gave me.”
― Alan Moore
GUESS THAT PET
Can you guess the animal’s person?
This doggo is Coco. Coco can jump very high, and has been with her people for eight years, having been helped out by the American Brittany Rescue when she was a young pupper. She will be shy if you meet her on the street, but if you come to her house she will be your best friend.
Answers can be shared with colleagues and guessed among the office. Next week’s newsletter will have the owner’s name. Last week’s pet was Victoria Heiduschke’s catto, Sir Frances Drake.
As we look for the light to return this Thursday, we wanted to take a moment to thank all of you at OSULP for making this place bright, even in the dark and damp of an Oregon winter.
Stay cozy -
Cheryl & Anne-Marie
(photo credit: Solstice Moon by Jim Maloney (www.flickr.com/photos/arkoptrix/8266459533)