New chapters written, banned books, and new blog posts.
Government Information Librarian Valery King was invited to contribute a chapter on Federal maps to Government Information Essentials (edited by Susanne Caro), a new book from ALA Editions. Drawing from her almost 30 years' experience with maps, she wrote "Federal Maps and the Depository Library" to introduce librarians to some of the many maps distributed to depository libraries by the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP).
Are you tired of using TRES? Want to be on the cutting edge of new technical innovations on campus? Then help us by testing a new travel reimbursement system, TRES-bien, created by Fischer Jemison and Christa Wright! Fill out this survey now to sign up.
Kerri wanted to give a shout out to all of the people that assisted with the map case move. It looks pretty darn awesome! Thanks to CM and SCARC staff for assisting with 5th floor shelving take down, Victoria and Rachael for helping with surplus and cleaning, and Valery, Larry, Elizabeth, and Melissa for mapping out a plan for the cases on both the 3rd and 5th floor. Kerri apologizes if she missed anyone, but there were a lot of people involved in all the steps of this process. She just wanted to make sure everyone took a moment to reflect on their success.
Do you want to help new students find their way in the Valley Library? Then sign up to be a concierge for the start of the fall term! Interested in finding out more? Then check out their spiffy website to see what it’s all about.
Are you interested in what’s going on in the strategic planning process? Then check out the planning committee’s wiki page for the latest updates on what’s going on!
Guin library hosted their banned book week. Check out some of the displays they used to celebrate the event.
In honor of the start of classes and the centennial of Linus Pauling enrolling here, the next four Pauling Blog posts are a series on Pauling's student days at OAC. Also check out student assistant Ethan Heusser's rare books blog post on spasmodic poetry. And lastly, check out this article in the Salem Statesman Journal on hops in Oregon that quotes Tiah.
You are invited to attend the first seminar of the OSU Libraries’ Library Faculty Association Seminar Series. Bring your colleagues and friends!
The seminar will take place on October 13th, 2017 from 10:00 to 11:30am in the Willamette Seminar Rooms (Valley 3622) on the 3rd floor of the Valley Library. Light refreshments will be provided.
Over the past few years, the news has been replete with stories about how authors, thought-leaders, and others have become disinvited or pressured to withdraw from university speaking engagements because they don’t promote prevailing ideology. What are the consequences of disallowing diverse viewpoints on campus and what can speakers, faculty, and librarians do to support intellectual freedom in academia?
Join the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, SAGE Publishing, and Index on Censorship for a webinar on speaker disinvitation during Banned Books Week. September 26th/ 9am PDT/ 10am MDT/ 11am CDT/ 12pm EDT/ 4pm GMT
There will be a Faculty Senate Workshop on Faculty Political Engagement, Tuesday, October 3rd from 12:00-1:30 PM. Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP. Location: MU Horizon Room. Please RSVP by September 25: https://goo.gl/forms/70n5IKwqIfNIi8Ho2
Metadata LT3 – Completing phone interviews and deciding on candidates for campus visits
Monograph Acquisitions LT3 – On hold.
Serials Acquisitions LT3 – This search is open and will close on 10/13. The link to apply can be found here!
Cataloging LT3 – Closed with 22 applicants.
Cataloging LT3 – On hold.
Information Desk LT3 – Erin Kooyman has been chosen for this position. Congratulate her the next time you see her!
Science Librarian – This position has just closed and the committee is reviewing applicants.
Resource Sharing/CM Unit Manager – Schedules for candidate interviews will be out soon.
“Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.” — Walter Cronkite
Can you guess the animal’s person?
This pupper is named Pepper. She’s a Hungarian vizsla. A couple of interesting facts about Hungarian Vizslas:
Fact 1: “The Vizsla is sometimes mentioned as one of the so called “Velcro dogs” and tend to stick very close to their owners, quite literally.”
Fact 2: “The breed requires proper, determined training. Vizslas are naturally versatile working dogs, and are quick to learn, but they have an independent mind of their own.”
Fact 3: “The Vizsla breed has been around for more than 1000 years, and is believed to have descended from the hunting dogs used by the Magyars who settled in Hungary at the end of the 9th Century.”
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 Heather Bennett’s puppy, Copper.
My column (Cheryl Middleton) this week is coming to you from South Dakota State University. Go Jacks! Earlier this month, I participated in the ACRL Strategic Planning and Orientation Meeting in Cleveland, Ohio. During this 3-day meeting we spend quality time each day discussing equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) and how those values are reflected in the work that ACRL is engaged in. We still have a lot of work to do, but I was pleased to be able to share what we are doing at OSULP to integrate EDI into the very fabric of the work we are engaged in and share examples of how we document our work in the context of EDI in our position descriptions. In 2017, ALA added Diversity as a strategic initiative. I’ve included the link to the EDI resources that are available through the American Library Association for your consideration.