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The faculty and staff of the Valley Library invite you to attend the award ceremony for the 2015 Library Undergraduate Research Award (LURA) winner, Dakota Jacobs, a senior studying Toxicology.

Thanks to the generosity of donors Gilbert and Marie Cleasby, Jacobs is being awarded a $1,000 scholarship for his winning research paper in the sciences. 

Please join with us in this celebration that will be held in the Valley Library’s second floor Rotunda on May 25 at 2:00 p.m. Jacobs will give a short talk about how he selected his topic and how his research was done. His winning paper is entitled “Generation of Kisspeptin Cell Lines to Investigate the Sex Steroid-Mediated Initiation of Puberty.” 

Cheryl A. Middleton, associate university librarian for learning and engagement at the Oregon State University Libraries and Press, has been elected vice-president/president-elect of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). She will become president-elect following the 2016 American Library Association Annual Conference and assume the presidency in July 2017 for a one-year term. 

Middleton has served at OSU Libraries and Press (OSULP) for more than 30 years in a number of roles. “I look forward to sharing the innovative work that OSULP is engaged in with the ACRL leadership and membership to impact learner success,” said Middleton, “and including OSULP and other Pacific Northwest academic libraries in the significant work and initiatives that ACRL conducts on behalf of the academic library community. 

“It is an honor to be elected as the vice-president/president-elect of ACRL. I appreciate the opportunity to build on the legacy of the leaders before me. They helped shape the organization that is considered the vanguard for excellence in academic and research libraries. Over the next three years, I look forward to working with the membership, board, and staff of ACRL. I want to thank everyone involved in making this possible and will strive to serve the ACRL community with commitment, enthusiasm and respect.” 

“I am delighted to have Cheryl join the board as vice-president/president-elect,” ACRL executive director Mary Ellen K. Davis said. “She has made valuable contributions to ACRL including serving and chairing many committees, most recently the Research Planning and Review Committee, which identifies key trends in academic and research librarianship and higher education as well as conducting an environmental scan. Her knowledge of academic librarianship and higher education along with as her extensive record of service will be a great asset to the board.” 

Middleton earned her master’s in Library Information Science from Louisiana State University, and she holds a B.S. in General Science from Oregon State University.

  

Source: News release issued by the Association of College and Research Libraries

Cheryl A. Middleton, associate university librarian for learning and engagement at the Oregon State University Libraries and Press, has been elected vice-president/president-elect of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). She will become president-elect following the 2016 American Library Association Annual Conference and assume the presidency in July 2017 for a one-year term. 

Middleton has served at OSU Libraries and Press (OSULP) for more than 30 years in a number of roles. “I look forward to sharing the innovative work that OSULP is engaged in with the ACRL leadership and membership to impact learner success,” said Middleton, “and including OSULP and other Pacific Northwest academic libraries in the significant work and initiatives that ACRL conducts on behalf of the academic library community. 

“It is an honor to be elected as the vice-president/president-elect of ACRL. I appreciate the opportunity to build on the legacy of the leaders before me. They helped shape the organization that is considered the vanguard for excellence in academic and research libraries. Over the next three years, I look forward to working with the membership, board, and staff of ACRL. I want to thank everyone involved in making this possible and will strive to serve the ACRL community with commitment, enthusiasm and respect.” 

“I am delighted to have Cheryl join the board as vice-president/president-elect,” ACRL executive director Mary Ellen K. Davis said. “She has made valuable contributions to ACRL including serving and chairing many committees, most recently the Research Planning and Review Committee, which identifies key trends in academic and research librarianship and higher education as well as conducting an environmental scan. Her knowledge of academic librarianship and higher education along with as her extensive record of service will be a great asset to the board.” 

Middleton earned her master’s in Library Information Science from Louisiana State University, and she holds a B.S. in General Science from Oregon State University.

  

Source: News release issued by the Association of College and Research Libraries

Cheryl A. Middleton, associate university librarian for learning and engagement at the Oregon State University Libraries and Press, has been elected vice-president/president-elect of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). She will become president-elect following the 2016 American Library Association Annual Conference and assume the presidency in July 2017 for a one-year term. 

Middleton has served at OSU Libraries and Press (OSULP) for more than 30 years in a number of roles. “I look forward to sharing the innovative work that OSULP is engaged in with the ACRL leadership and membership to impact learner success,” said Middleton, “and including OSULP and other Pacific Northwest academic libraries in the significant work and initiatives that ACRL conducts on behalf of the academic library community. 

“It is an honor to be elected as the vice-president/president-elect of ACRL. I appreciate the opportunity to build on the legacy of the leaders before me. They helped shape the organization that is considered the vanguard for excellence in academic and research libraries. Over the next three years, I look forward to working with the membership, board, and staff of ACRL. I want to thank everyone involved in making this possible and will strive to serve the ACRL community with commitment, enthusiasm and respect.” 

“I am delighted to have Cheryl join the board as vice-president/president-elect,” ACRL executive director Mary Ellen K. Davis said. “She has made valuable contributions to ACRL including serving and chairing many committees, most recently the Research Planning and Review Committee, which identifies key trends in academic and research librarianship and higher education as well as conducting an environmental scan. Her knowledge of academic librarianship and higher education along with as her extensive record of service will be a great asset to the board.” 

Middleton earned her master’s in Library Information Science from Louisiana State University, and she holds a B.S. in General Science from Oregon State University.

  

Source: News release issued by the Association of College and Research Libraries

You might notice something bright orange the next time that you’re among the Valley Library’s stacks of books. We asked OSU staff and faculty for book recommendations in four categories:

-       Books that changed your mind

-       Vacation reads

-       Comfort reads

-       Books that you read in school that have stuck with you. 

We received more than 400 responses. All of the books that were suggested and are in in our collections have been tagged with a bright orange paper band, so you can easily browse for them. We‘ll be highlighting specific titles over the next few months on social media with the hashtag #BeaversRead – along with some giveaways of copies of some of the most popular books. 

You can see the full list of recommended titles on our good reads page at https://www.goodreads.com/OSU_Valley_Library.

There will be a guided walking tour of campus offered this Sunday, May 8, in conjunction with Mother’s Day. The two-hour tour begins at 2:00 p.m. on the east side of Benton Hall, located at 14th Street near Monroe Street. The tour is limited to 20 persons; for reservations, call 541-737-0540. 

OSU is Corvallis's newest historic district with more than 80 contributing structures, and it’s the only Oregon campus listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Learn about the development of campus structures, and early Olmsted and Taylor campus plans, quads and view sheds. Appreciate the most comprehensive collection of distinctive John V. Bennes-designed buildings anywhere. 

The tour guide is Larry Landis, OSU Archivist and author of "A School for the People: A Photographic History of Oregon State University," published in 2015 by OSU Press. The tour is sponsored by OSU and the Benton County Historic Resources Commission.

In conjunction with other related events on campus, the Special Collections and Archives Research Center at the Valley Library is having a Moms and Families Weekend open house this Saturday from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. 

Here's what's on the docket for moms visiting this weekend: 
  • Learning more about Moms Weekend and the Moms Club. 
  • Watching old films about OSU.
  • Commenting on hairstyles in yearbooks from 1990. 
  • Coloring historic photos!
  • Looking out the window. 
  • And a life-sized Ida Kidder for photos.

Anne Bahde, rare books and history of science librarian at OSU's Valley Library, is one of the winners of an award from the Center for Research Libraries. The 2016 Primary Source Award in Research recognizes the book “Using Primary Sources, Hands-On Instructional Exercises,” published in 2015. Anne Bahde is one of three co-editors. This monograph, aimed at special collections librarians, archivists, faculty, and museum professionals, surveyed innovative methods to promote the successful use of primary sources in student research. 

After noticing a dearth of tools to assist in effectively teaching the use of special collections, the three academic librarians solicited a broad range of examples from their peers. They selected 30 exercises for this study, representing a variety of materials formats (including postcards, maps, legal documents, and digital files), designated audiences (K–12 to college students), and instructors’ roles (librarians, professors, museum professionals). The book is divided into two sections: the first part provides examples of “classic” primary source materials (asking students to identify the type of primary source, its provenance, and intended audience); and the second part explores innovative exercises “that delve deeper into the sources.”

Anne Bahde, rare books and history of science librarian at OSU's Valley Library, is one of the winners of an award from the Center for Research Libraries. The 2016 Primary Source Award in Research recognizes the book “Using Primary Sources, Hands-On Instructional Exercises,” published in 2015. Anne Bahde is one of three co-editors. This monograph, aimed at special collections librarians, archivists, faculty, and museum professionals, surveyed innovative methods to promote the successful use of primary sources in student research. 

After noticing a dearth of tools to assist in effectively teaching the use of special collections, the three academic librarians solicited a broad range of examples from their peers. They selected 30 exercises for this study, representing a variety of materials formats (including postcards, maps, legal documents, and digital files), designated audiences (K–12 to college students), and instructors’ roles (librarians, professors, museum professionals). The book is divided into two sections: the first part provides examples of “classic” primary source materials (asking students to identify the type of primary source, its provenance, and intended audience); and the second part explores innovative exercises “that delve deeper into the sources.”

Anne Bahde, rare books and history of science librarian at OSU's Valley Library, is one of the winners of an award from the Center for Research Libraries. The 2016 Primary Source Award in Research recognizes the book “Using Primary Sources, Hands-On Instructional Exercises,” published in 2015. Anne Bahde is one of three co-editors. This monograph, aimed at special collections librarians, archivists, faculty, and museum professionals, surveyed innovative methods to promote the successful use of primary sources in student research. 

After noticing a dearth of tools to assist in effectively teaching the use of special collections, the three academic librarians solicited a broad range of examples from their peers. They selected 30 exercises for this study, representing a variety of materials formats (including postcards, maps, legal documents, and digital files), designated audiences (K–12 to college students), and instructors’ roles (librarians, professors, museum professionals). The book is divided into two sections: the first part provides examples of “classic” primary source materials (asking students to identify the type of primary source, its provenance, and intended audience); and the second part explores innovative exercises “that delve deeper into the sources.”

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