Historic photos all around us, new models at collections council, and conference presentations.
Rima and Rebecca (and Lori) were at the Summit & Fulfillment Day in Vancouver, WA, talking about loaning non-traditional collections. Congratulations to the both of them!
As part of the MU entrance reconstruction, historic photos of the MU construction in the late 1920’s have been printed as banners and placed on the fencing around the construction area.
Last week marked the 5th birthday of OHBA! And perfect timing, as Tiah completed her 99th and 100th OHBA oral interviews during a trip to southern Oregon.
Collections Council has launched a new model where they send out their renewal list to the library for feedback and input. They’ll take that input and review it at their next weekly meeting on August 15th. Please take a look at their spreadsheet and send you input/questions to their e-mail account before August 13th at 5 p.m..
The OSULP community oral history project has started, with student intern Tyger Gruber interviewing library employees.
OSU faculty, staff and students now have full access to nytimes.com and New York Times mobile apps, thanks to a new institution-wide subscription provided by Ecampus and OSU Libraries.
The nytimes.com site covers a variety of topics through breaking news articles, blogs, videos and interactive features. In addition, you‘ll be able to save articles of interest, share content on social networks, subscribe to email newsletters and set up personalized alerts. Your access to nytimes.com is available from on or off campus.
To activate your pass for access to nytimes.com, just follow quick steps:
1. Go to www.accessnyt.com.
2. In the Find School box, enter Oregon State University as your university.
3. Choose either on campus or off campus depending on where you are.
4. Select Create Your Account and supply some basic info — and then access The New York Times and log in whenever you want from wherever you are.
You can also get access to The New York Times in Education. This is a new resource designed to help both educators and students make the most of nytimes.com. New content and teaching resources are added to this site on a weekly basis by faculty contributors from various colleges.
This site requires a separate registration from your nytimes online registration (above). Use these instructions to get started.
If the above instructions don’t work as described, please send an email with the details to Laurel Kristick and Daniel Moret.
Our second Resident Scholar Lecture of the summer has been scheduled for next week. Katie Macica, a Ph.D. candidate in U.S. and Public History at Loyola University of Chicago, will be discussing her research in a talk titled “Shipways, Runways, and Skid Roads: Militarizing the Pacific Northwest during World War II.” The presentation will take place in Willamette East on Tuesday, August 7th at 2:00 PM. We’ll hope to see you there!
The office of Institutional Analytics and Reporting will provide an introduction to the CORE system and how to navigate its site on August 8th from 2-2:30 p.m.. You’ll need to register to participate in this webinar.
Science Librarian – The committee submitted their report to library administration.
Metadata Librarian – This position is currently open, and closes on the 13th.
LT2’s in Circulation – The three positions have been posted, and applications are coming in.
LT3 in Acquisitions – The committee has been formed and they’re working on trying to find a search advocate.
Head of Cataloging and FDLP – A PD is being developed and the committee is being identified.
“Only the educated are free.”
Can you guess the animal’s person?
This is Paulette. She was the runt of the litter and used to fit in one hand. But now she tips the scale at 12+ pounds. She likes to trap home invaders, including scorpions and snakes, but loves lemongrass plants the most.
Answers can be shared with colleagues and guessed among the office. Next week’s newsletter will have the owner’s name. Last week’s sleepy goats Susan Storm and Mr. Fantastic are part of Don’s herd.
In the spirit of the work that we’ve all been doing to craft a better organization, I’d like to share this TED video with you all. I hope everyone gets a little bit of something out of this talk by Luvvie Ajayi entitled “Get Comfortable About Being Uncomfortable”.
OCLC symbol: ORE
Summit: OSU-Newp 9