A new publication, learning opportunities, and recycling guidelines
Congratulations are in order for Hannah Gascho Rempel and Anne-Marie Deitering. Their article, “Sparking Curiosity—Librarians’ Role in Encouraging Exploration,” was selected as one of the top 20 library instruction articles for 2017 by the Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT).
After months of speculations and chatter, significant recycling changes have finally been made official for both campus recycling and home recycling. Campus Recycling is working on new signage so please be patient. In the meantime, the following guidelines highlight what can and cannot go into campus and home bins (specialty items may still be accepted by campus and other community recycling centers so ask if you are unsure). If you are in the Republic Services service area, their new recycling guide is here.
ACCEPTED FOR RECYCLING/COMPOSTING
YES Paper–to designed campus paper recycling bins or mixed bins at home (NO glitter or foil)
YES Cardboard–to designated campus cardboard bins on campus (cannot go into paper recycling on campus) or mixed bins at home
YES Cans (steel or aluminum)–to designated campus container bins or mixed bins at home (RINSE thoroughly)
YES Plastic bottles/jugs–to designated campus container bins or mixed bins at home (RINSE thoroughly and discard caps)
YES Glass bottles–to designated campus container bins or glass bins at home (RINSE thoroughly)
ACCEPTED FOR COMPOSTING
YES Pizza boxes–to COMPOST bins in library (or yard waste bins at home) but NOT into cardboard recycling bins
YES Napkins–to COMPOST bins in library (or yard waste bins at home) but NOT into paper recycling
YES Food scraps–to COMPOST bins in library (or yard waste bins at home…in Corvallis only, I believe)
NOT ACCEPTED FOR RECYCLING
NOT recyclable – plastic tubs/jars of any kind (yogurt/butter/other dairy/dips, peanut butter, etc)
NOT recyclable–waxy paper milk cartons
NOT recyclable–juice or broth boxes
Detours and Distancing within Affinity Groups: What White People Do is Thursday, May 24th from 9:00 to 11:30am in 124 Cascade Hall. This experiential learning workshop invites participants to do small group work that identifies common detours and distancing that White people do to explain good intentions. The goal of our work today will be to recognize these patterns and move toward corrective justice practices in the future. Pre-requisite: Must have completed Social Justice Education Initiative - Session 1 & 2 before attending this workshop. Register online now.
The Critical Questions Lecture Series has a new talk coming up - Lynching: A Rhetoric of Civic Belonging with Dr. Ersula Ore. Join Dr. Ore on Wednesday, May 2nd at 4pm in MU room 206. Her talk will explore lynching as a racialized practice of civic engagement that has, from the 1880s onward, operated as an argument against the inclusion of blacks within the nation.
Science Librarian – The PD should be posted soon and a new iteration of hiring begun.
Metadata Librarian – Interviews are scheduled for this week and the next.
“Civilization is not inherited; it has to be learned and earned by each generation anew…”
― Will Durant
Can you guess the animal’s person?
This is Furiosa, or the Fury, who never hesitates to follow her passions. Her favorite places to sit include brown paper, cardboard boxes, the bath mat, and suitcases. She enjoys hide-and-seek, chasing toys but not returning them, and smelling objects you hold out to her. She has a disturbing fondness for chewing on soft plastics, but we all have our vices.
Answers can be shared with colleagues and guessed among the office. Next week’s newsletter will have the owner’s name. Last week’s gracious guest of Maybe is Anne Bahde.
OCLC symbol: ORE
Summit: OSU-Newp 9