The last newsletter of 2017, new hires, and a reminder on the weather.
With the close of the year we herald in the new one. We hope that you take the time to reflect on the past, while still looking forward to the new. Wishing you the best of years and the best of celebrations,
Now that winter is officially here, remember to keep an eye on the weather before heading in to work. Here’s the link to the inclement weather site that outlines the policy, time reporting, and where to look for announcements of closures.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ground-breaking for the new building at HMSC will take place on March 15th. While there are some financial issues remaining with the project, they’re planning on continuing along with the construction anyway. Stay tuned for more information.
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.
Science Librarian – The search will re-open in the near future.
Resource Sharing/CM Unit Manager – Laura Ramos will start in this position on January 29th.
“Empower yourselves with a good education, then get out there and use that education to build a country worthy of your boundless promise.”
― Michelle Obama
Can you guess the animal’s person?
This catto is Roxie. She likes going on walks outside with her person, knows how to pop out a window screen, and was found on the side of the road as a kitten some 7 years ago. She will headbutt you in the face until you give her kisses.
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 Anne-Marie Deitering’s doggo Coco.
It is December 26, 2017, the campus parking lots are open and it is quiet in the OSULP today. This is the time of year for reflection of all the great work that OSULP faculty, staff and students have offered on behalf of the OSU Community.
Here are a few of our big accomplishments this year that come to mind:
I know there are many, many more accomplishments that OSULP completed, and encourage each of you to reflect and be proud of all the contributions that you all have made in making OSU Libraries & Press so wonderful! So often in our haste to move onto the next innovative project on behalf of OSU we don’t take the time to celebrate and appreciate what we have done. Now is the time.
Thank you all for making OSULP such a dynamic and wonderful place to work! Looking forward to what the New Year brings us!