Strategic planning meetings, new events, and updated university policies.
Congratulations to Jane Nichols on the publication of Women’s Lives Around the World, a Global Encyclopedia by Susan M. Shaw, general editor, and Nancy Staton Barbour, Patti Duncan, Kryn Freehling-Burton, and Jane Nichols, editors. Also to Anne-Marie Deitering and Beth Filar-Williams on “Make It Work: Using Service Design to Support Collaboration in Challenging Times.” That was published in The International Information & Library Review, January 2018.
OSU Press author, Ambassador Thomas Graham, Jr., is giving a lecture on Monday 29 January at 3:00 p.m. in the MU Journey Room 104 (see attached flyer). His presentation is based on his recent book The Alternate Route: Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones. Copies of the book will be for sale at the event.
This week starts the first series of the Library and Press’ strategic planning meetings. Each department is signed up for a meeting, with the list below. Please take a look at the information that Kerri e-mailed out prior to the meeting, and sign up for the open sessions here.
RAS – January 31 from 2:30-4:00 pm
SCARC – February 1 from 9:00-10:00 am
ETS – February 1 from 1:00-2:30 pm
LEAD – February 1 from 3:00-4:30 pm
Press – February 6 from 10:30-Noon
TED – February 7 from 3:00-4:30 pm
Next Wednesday evening (Jan. 31) SCARC will host a reading of the play "Ava and the Engine." This is a continuation of last year's series of readings about women in STEM by women playwrights. Event starts at 7pm.
Check out the new exhibit “Community, Collaboration, Craft: A Glimpse of Art at OSU” at the OSU Special Collections and Archives Special Center Gallery on the 5th floor of the Valley Library. Discover what puppet noses, danceramics, and wood marquetry have in common in this celebration of artistic inspiration on campus. On display until May 31st.
Please visit the University Policy & Standards page to learn about policy updates from the past month. This page is updated frequently with new developments so we encourage you to check back regularly.
Looking for a digital copy of your W2? Those forms aren’t usually available until mid-February. You should have received a printed copy of the mail already, but if you haven’t then you may have to contact Business Affairs at 7-3031.
Winter workshops: Winter-term training workshops for employees, presented by the Center for Training & Organizational Development, are open for registration. Workshops include De-Junking Your Life, Core Curriculum for Supervisors and Managers, Cultural Competency, Giving Feedback: A Gift or a Brick?, Delivering Exceptional Service, Strategic Planning & Execution, and Coaching: A Process for Developing Talent. Details, times, dates and registration (no cost)
Copyright and Creative Commons: Publishing with Open Licenses webinar. Join Meredith Jacob, Public Lead for Creative Commons USA. The webinar is happening at three OSU Libraries locations on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 10-11 a.m. including Corvallis at the Valley Library’s Autzen Classroom (second floor), in Bend at Tykeson Hall 109, or in Newport at the Guin Library’s Lavern Weber Room.
Monograph Acquisitions LT3 – The posting for these two positions can be found online. Feel free to share the link to the position and encourage others to apply. The deadline has been extended to January 30th for this posting.
Science Librarian – The PD has been finalized, and the committee is working with Library Administration to get the position posted.
Resource Sharing/CM Unit Manager – Laura Ramos will start in this position on January 29th.
Circulation LT2 – The committee is performing reference checks, and might have to perform another round of interviews.
Cascades Librarian – The committee is conducting reference checks.
If you haven’t had a chance to say hello to Marisol Ortiz, then stop by her cube, located on the 4th floor in the TED librarian cube area. Marisol is the new diversity scholar in the library, and will work with many of the departments in the library through the summer.
“Books permit us to voyage through time, to tap the wisdom of our ancestors. The library connects us with the insight and knowledge, painfully extracted from Nature, of the greatest minds that ever were, with the best teachers, drawn from the entire planet and from all our history, to instruct us without tiring, and to inspire us to make our own contribution to the collective knowledge of the human species. I think the health of our civilization, the depth of our awareness about the underpinnings of our culture and our concern for the future can all be tested by how well we support our libraries.”
― Carl Sagan, Cosmos
Can you guess the animal’s person?
This is Dusty.
Dusty drools excessively when sitting on a certain person’s pink bathrobe. He frequently gets put on house arrest for fighting on the playground, and occasionally ends up with other families because he’s a flirt and they think he’s homeless and starving (he’s not).
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 Jane Nichols pupper, Jampa.
I am going to on vacation next week. "What," you might be asking, "late January is a strange time for a vacation." It is, but this is a vacation tied to a birthday and the birthday happens now. I am going to meet two of my favorite college friends, and we are going to spend a week being much older and (some) wiser -- together!
I've been thinking a lot this week about those three young women and what has changed since that photo was taken (besides the fact that my hair somehow lost all of that natural curl) and I have to say -- with all of the talk we hear about changes in higher ed, I'm more struck by what is still the same. There is so much that is different about the world we are living in now, but so much that is the same in the relationships we've built and the communities we hold close to us.
A lot of the discussions we have had in strategic planning group this year have been about how much of our work at OSULP is -- and always will be -- rooted in building and nurturing relationships and connections. We talk a lot in this profession about innovation, staying relevant, and meeting the next challenge, so I have really appreciated these conversations and the way they refocus that question of relevance and value to relationships and community - things that endure.
- Anne-Marie Deitering