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Congrats to Info Specialist Kaitlyn for her exhibit and The Methotrexate Ballet performance at CEI for the Corvallis’ Arts Walk!Info Specialist Kaitlyn


Congratulations to Hui Zhang and Camden Lopez.  Their article,  “An Interactive Map for Showcasing Repository Impacts” was just published in Code4Lib Journal

 Hui Zhang

Have you been following the news?  Governor Kate Brown signed an executive order effecting state employees.  OSU is not subject to this executive order because the university is not a “state agency” under the cited statute.



Identical versions of the OPEN Government Data Act were re-introduced in both the House and the Senate. Like the FASTR Act, this bill has bicameral, bipartisan support; it is co-sponsored by Reps. Farenthold (R-TX) and Kilmer (D-WA) in the House, and Sens. Schatz (D-HI) and Sasse (R-NE) in the upper chamber.  The bill also has broad support from the private, public and non-profit sector. A letter of support contains more than 80 signatories and the final version can be found here.



From its earliest origins over two centuries ago, the purpose of data visualization has been to make information easier to understand through visual presentation and arrangement. This exhibit explores how that mission has endured and adapted to new technologies, social conditions, cultural values, and cognitive advances, and how these elements have literally shaped how we see information.  Using historical visualizations chosen from the extensive manuscript, archival, and rare book collections of the Special Collections and Archives Research Center, we trace four elements constant to the endeavor of data visualization since its genesis: Integrity, Beauty, Utility, and Novelty.  Come take a look at the exhibit today on the 5th floor.


Ruth, Erin Clark, CFRP intern Jules Filipski and former SCARC intern and OSULP employee Laura Cray presented at OLA on our two grant funded digitization projects (Century Farm and Ranch Program records and the Finley/Bohlman photos and manuscripts). They had about 40 attendees at their session.


April 21, 4pm -- SCARC is co-hosting a panel discussion that is part of SWLF's 2017 EdFest. Amanda Bullock will be the panel faciliator, which will feature four published authors on "Opportunities in the Literary World Beyond Writing and Teaching."


This week was very active for the library at Cascades campus, with a different interactive event each day in honor of National Poetry Month.  See all the fun on their instagram feed.



Spring Search Advocate Workshops:  Search Advocates are external search committee members who promote equity, validity, and diversity on OSU searches.  The workshops are open to any members of the OSU community who has an onid login.   To review the workshop descriptions and/or to register, please go to the OSU Professional Development Registration site. For more information about OSU’s Search Advocate program, go to  or or 541-737-0865.



ETS LT3 – This position is on hold.

Acquisitions LT3 – This position is on hold.

Science Librarian – This position is on hold.

Building Manager – The search committee is reviewing your recommendations and thanks you for submitting your feedback.

Web Developer –  The committee is scheduling reference checks for the week of April 24th.

Resource Sharing/CM Unit Manager – The committee is reviewing its feedback and preparing a recommendation for the hiring manager.


Quote of the Week

“I have an unshaken conviction that democracy can never be undermined if we maintain our library resources and a national intelligence capable of utilizing them.”

— Franklin D. Roosevelt

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