New projects, construction, and cleaning at the Valley Library.



The construction area on the west side of the Valley Library's 5th floor. Patrick Layton hands a student employee some shelving.

A project to remove the 5 ranges of empty shelving on the west side of the 5th floor is underway.  Our expected timeline is as follows:

  • 6/23: begin creating a staging space by moving tables and cubicles on the west side of the 5th floor
  • 6/24-6/30: begin removing the shelving and stacking it in the staging area.  CM staff will be point on this.  We will have caution tape up along the staging area and the Construction Benny up in that area.  We will keep an emergency egress path open, and the remaining stacks will be open for use.
  • After 6/30: the area that held the shelving will be cordoned off with caution tape until facilities removes the bolts in the floor (the request for this has already been placed), and surplus will come pick up the shelving stacked in the staging area. 

If you have questions/concerns about this project, please let Kerri, Meggie, Patrick, or Victoria know.  They all are working together on this project.


Remember that the deadline for signing up to attend, bring food or games, and volunteer for the picnic is June 30th.

The Library Staff Association hopes you can join us Wednesday July 12 from 11:30-1:30.



Latest Impact Report for the Libraries and Press is now available online

The Libraries and Press do amazing work, and an Impact Report is compiled each year that concisely and elegantly describes the work that we do and how many students are impacted by the resources and services of the Libraries and Press. This publication exists electronically and is intended for external audiences such as major donors.

In addition to scintillating facts and figures (like, how many people study and do research at the Valley Library in a year? Answer: 1.25 million) and an overview of some of the many accomplishments of Libraries and Press faculty and staff, there’s also a few pretty cool quotes. Here’s one:

“Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life. Libraries change lives for the better.”  — Sidney Sheldon

The Impact Report was written and produced by Daniel Moret with layout by Graphic Design Intern Sydney Wisner.

You can read the latest Impact Report for the Libraries and Press at


SEIU Classified Staff Special Meeting: Political Director Melissa Unger at OSU for your Q and A Tuesday, June 27, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., MU 213. All are welcome. Lunch served. Bargaining update and all legislative questions including PERS. Questions about the event contact campus organizer Siobhan Burke 630-699-0281 or


Printing and Mailing Services moving campus location: Printing and Mailing Services’ Xpress Stop location will be moving to MU61 this summer. They will be closing all print production on June 16 and will continue shipping services through June 23. Beginning June 24, the Xpress Stop will be closed completely at its current location. They will reopen in late July and all current services will continue to be available at our new location. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Jeff Todd at 541-737-9062 or



Fiscal year end close is upon us.  Please ensure that purchases are made prior to these deadlines.  Obviously, emergency/rush exceptions can be made, but we’d like to limit those since that expense will be added to the new FY and require extra work for staff to do reconciliation.

  • June 26th – The P-Card module stops loading new transactions.  Transactions after this date will be in the next FY.
  • June 29th – Any payroll changes requiring labor distribution need to be in to UABC by noon. 
  • June 30th – All PCard logs, statements, and receipts are due to UABC.


SCARC Student assistant Gillian Bergmann completed her second OHBA blog post on women in the brewing industry. Gillian was one of SCARC's UHC student archivists this past academic year.


Summit requests and some ILL book requests placed from June 24th through July 4th will be delayed in getting to the customer due to a change in courier service.  Remind customers to request early, and if that doesn’t work to place their request through ILL with a note that they need the item before July 7th.  ILL will do their best to accommodate, but as per usual there is never a guaranteed delivery time.  Not only do we get a new service that offers faster delivery and tracking, we also get a new delivery/pick-up time of 10:30-11:30AM.  Guin and Cascades are also working out their services with this change.  Thanks to the great minds in ILL/Summit/CM, that group generated a new game plan for our day.

Joel Hudson cleaning the printers in the Valley Library.


It’s cleaning time at the Valley Library.  If you see students cleaning in the Valley Library, it’s because there’s an annual push to clean up the library during the summer.  Students are integral in making the Valley Library a wonderful place to study.



Social Justice Education Initiative for Summer Term: The SJEI is a professional development program 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. SJEI is also available to hold in-house workshops for individual units, including customized training to meet your unit’s needs. Now is a great time to build your equity and inclusion skills! Space is limited, register today!




ETS LT3 – This position is on hold.

Monograph Acquisitions LT3 – This position is on hold.

Serials Acquisitions LT3 – The committee has been formed for this search.

Cataloging LT3 – A committee is in the process of being formed.

Cataloging LT3 – This position is on hold.

Circulation LT2 – This position will be hired in the summer.

Circulation LT2 – This position will be hired in the summer.

Science Librarian – This position is on hold.

Building Manager – Rachel Ziegler has accepted the position, and will start in July.

Resource Sharing/CM Unit Manager – The position has been posted and people are open to apply.


Quote of the Week

“A great library provides. It is enmeshed in the life of a community in a way that makes it indispensable. A great library is one nobody notices because it is always there, and always has what people need.”

— Vicki Myron