Awards, games, and warm welcomes!
Natalia Fernández was recently honored as one of ten recipients of the I Love My Librarian award. The award, which is given by the American Library Association, recognizes librarians nominated by colleagues for their outstanding contributions to their institution and community. Natalia is being recognized for her transformative outreach work with traditionally underserved populations. Please take a moment to congratulate Natalia on this well-deserved honor!
If you didn't have the opportunity to stop by Hannah Rempel's U-Engage class's Game Fair, here are some pictures for you to enjoy! A good time was had by all who attended!
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: https://hr.oregonstate.edu/benefits/current-employees/time-holidays-protected-leaves/holiday-schedule
The Library Faculty Association Seminar Series is taking place on December 8th from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Willamette Classrooms. Come on by for some light refreshments, or tune in via Webex.
The library is conducting a series of training on the new eProcurement system, BennyBuy. Shoppers have training on the 11th and 12th of December, and Requestors will be meeting with UABC on the 22nd for their training. The plan is for the library to go live with the system sometime in early January.
Social Justice Education Initiative for Fall term! The SJEI is a professional development program from Academic Affairs for all OSU faculty, staff, and graduate students aimed at building knowledge about equity and inclusion, and developing intercultural competencies. In addition to the platform curriculum, comprised of Session One and Session Two, there are new shorter workshops that explore specific topics with more depth. Now is a great time to build your equity and inclusion skills! Custom and unit-level delivery is possible in addition to these general workshops. Space is limited, register today http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php?cat_id=46
Monograph Acquisitions LT3 – The search committee has met and is working on the position description, which should go to HR for posting soon. They hope to be able to hire two people from this search.
Serials Acquisitions LT3 – A signed offer letter for the Serials LT3 position has been received from candidate, who starts on January 8, 2018.
Cataloging LT3 – Please join us in welcoming Rachel Kenny, who begins on Monday, December 4th!
Cataloging LT3 – Please join us in welcoming Vance Woods, who begins on Monday, December 4th!
Science Librarian – The search will open in the near future.
Resource Sharing/CM Unit Manager – We’re waiting to receive the offer letter back from the candidate.
capacity, and taste, for reading, gives access to whatever has already been
discovered by others. It is the key, or one of the keys, to the already solved
problems. And not only so. It gives a relish, and facility, for successfully
pursuing the [yet] unsolved ones.”
― Abraham Lincoln
Can you guess the animal’s person?
This pupper is Curly. He is a cairn terrier mix, he is two years old, and he loves to play. He is getting in the Holiday spirit.
Answers can be shared with colleagues and guessed among the office. Next week’s newsletter will have the owner’s name.
It’s Finals Week and our OSU students are all studying and working towards successfully mastering their finals. Along with studying there is generally increased anxiety and a desire to just be done for the term. Each and every OSULP employee helps our students and researchers to the best of their ability to be successful and sometimes we find ourselves handling stressful situations. Anne-Marie and I want to send out a big thank you for the many, many times throughout the day when you encounter those stressful situations with grace, humor and courage. I’m sharing a most beautiful TED Talk with you to brighten your day! https://www.ted.com/talks/louie_schwartzberg_the_hidden_beauty_of_pollination