Welcome to the OSU Libraries News and Events page!

The People's School: A History of Oregon State University On Tuesday, October 24, 6:00-8:00 p.m.William G. Robbins, author of The People's School: A History of Oregon State University, will offer a lively presentation celebrating Oregon State University's rich 150-year history in Special Collections and Archives, 5th Floor Valley Library. A reception and book signing will follow.

Food 4 Fines is back at the Valley Library!

From October 15-31, the Valley Library Circulation Desk will waive your overdue fines in exchange for donations of non-perishable food and hygienic items. All donations will benefit the HSRC Food Pantry on campus.

What you should know:

·         Donations will only apply to overdue fines on Valley Library items that were accrued during the month of October

·         Credits may not be applied to future fines

·         Summit and ILL items are exempt

·         Donations will not apply towards replacement, damaged, locker, or University Shop fees

 The following list of items are items in need at the HSRC Food Pantry while the amounts next to each item indicates how much it is worth for waiving fines:

 -Tuna $2

-Canned goods $2

-Peanut Butter $2

-Dried Beans $5

-Boxed Meals $5

-Tooth brush/paste $5

-Shampoo/Conditioner $5 each

-Pads/Tampons $10

-Seasoning/Spices $10

*Travel sizes accepted at $1/item*

 

For more information on the HSRC, visit their website and check out all the programs and resources they offer to the OSU community.

If you have any questions, please contact the Valley Library Circulation Desk at valley.circ@oregonstate.edu or (541) 737-7254.

The OSU Libraries fall workshops coming up include offerings on the Git, Showcasing Your Research, EndNote, and Zotero.

Registration is encouraged but not required (except for Intro to Git - which is required). View all the offerings in the library’s fall workshop series and register for your sessions (we’ll send a reminder to you) at http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops.

Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu.

The OSU Libraries fall workshops coming up include offerings on the Git, Showcasing Your Research, EndNote, and Zotero.

Registration is encouraged but not required (except for Intro to Git - which is required). View all the offerings in the library’s fall workshop series and register for your sessions (we’ll send a reminder to you) at http://bit.ly/graduate-workshops.

Questions? Contact Hannah.Rempel@oregonstate.edu.

With the arrival of fall, the days are getting shorter and the nights longer. If you are on campus after dark, be aware of these biking tips and safety resources for getting around campus at night.

Be Bright. Be Smart.

Whether you drive a car or ride a bike, you can do plenty of things to get around more safely.

Be bright – When on a bike at night, be seen by turning on your front and rear bike lights, using reflective gear on your bike, backpack or clothing, and by wearing brighter colors. A headlight illuminates your way ahead and makes you visible; in addition, Oregon law requires a bright white light on the front of your bike after dark. If you’re without a light, a temporary solution is a flashlight app on your smartphone (just don't drop your phone).

If you’re on foot in the dark, there are ways to be more visible to drivers such as by wearing a bright jacket or other clothing, choosing a bright-colored umbrella for rainy nights, and by placing a flashing light or reflective strips on your backpack, purse or messenger bag.

Stay sharp – When on the road, be alert. Drive and ride without distractions, watch for potential dangers ahead, and pay careful attention to obstacles on the road.

Provide a cushion – Keep a safe distance from the vehicles ahead in case they suddenly stop without warning.

For more info about biking safely at night, go to http://poweredbyorange.com/special-issues/be-bright/.

Be Bright is a collaborative effort between Oregon State University and the City of Corvallis to encourage Corvallis citizens and the OSU community to increase their visibility on their daily commute.

 

Here are some great safety-related resources on campus:

AOSU Saferide Shuttle Service — http://asosu.oregonstate.edu/services/saferide or 541-737-5000. SafeRide is a service dedicated to providing OSU students with a safer ride home or to campus, free from judgment. Saferide operates throughout the Corvallis and Philomath communities, and it is open to all OSU students on the Corvallis campus. Download the app SafeRide OSU from Google Play for Android or iTunes Store for the iPhone. For those without a smartphone, call the dispatchers at 541-737-5000.

The Department of Public Safety on campus will provide a personal escort when you need one – just call 541-737-3010.

Blue light emergency phones are located throughout campus, and yellow box security phones at located at resident hall entrances.

Public Safety provides a campus map showing lighted walking routes, as well as personal safety tips, at the Campus by Night webpage at http://fa.oregonstate.edu/publicsafety.

Join us in our new studio space in the Valley Library. What is the Undergrad Research and Writing Studio? It's a supportive place to work on your research and writing projects at any stage of your research and writing process and receive help from trained peer consultants. Everyone, at some point, can use some tips on research and writing, and here’s a comfortable space for getting answers to your questions and tips for improving your work. 

No appointments are necessary: just drop in and start working. Bring your laptop, pencils, audio recorder, paper, notecards — whatever tools work for you. 

The new Undergrad Research and Writing Studio is located on the second (main) floor of the Valley Library behind the Info Desk and printers. Info is available at studio.library.oregonstate.edu.

Current studio hours:

Monday–Thursday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Friday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.


Sunday 2 p.m.–7 p.m.

Welcome to the new 1Search User Interface.

We're rolling out a new 1Search user interface on August 28. Here's some key points:

  • All your data is still there. Active loans, Summit borrowing requests, and user data won't be affected. (Looking for your e-Shelf? It's now called My Favorites, and you can access it in the main menu by clicking the Pin icon next to your username.)
  • 1Search will act the same. Course reserves, getting things from other libraries, accessing articles - you can still perform these actions (and more) in the new 1Search. 
  • A new responsive design. The new user interface is designed to work on mobile devices. Search on your mobile phone, tablet, or other small screen device and you will have an uncompromised search environment for your research needs. 

Here's some important information:

1. If you are linking to articles, ebooks, or records in 1Search using the built-in permalink feature, you will be automatically redirected to the new UI. No need to change anything.

2. If you have a saved query and email alert or relied on copy/pasting the page's URL, you may end up in the Classic UI. Don't worry - the Classic UI will stay up and will still work. In order to get back to the New UI, be sure to recreate the link or email alert in the New UI. 

What's new for 1Search:

  • A mobile-friendly responsive design, built using AngularJS.
  • A new and improved article recommender system that will connect users to related resources. 
  • Fewer clicks needed to conduct searches and requests means fewer barriers between resources and users. 
  • A new Browse feature allows users to browse by genre or Library of Congress Call Number. 

Feedback

We're always looking for feedback on how we can improve our services. Please use the following survey to let us know what you think about the new 1Search.


Frequently Asked Questions: 

When is the new UI going live? 

  • We launched the new UI of 1Search on August 28th, 2017. 

Why did this change? I liked the old version! 

  • The Classic UI had some major issues with displaying on mobile and small screen devices. The new framework allows users on those devices to search, access resources, and conduct research without compromising any features. The New UI also comes with some new key features that we are excited to bring to the OSU community. The Classic UI will remain live, but links on the library website will defer to the New UI. 

Where did my e-shelf go?

Image of the My Favorites pin



The e-Shelf has been renamed to "My Favorites." All your items are still there. To access it, log in to your account and click on the My Favorites Pin icon to the left of your username.


Who should I contact with questions about the new version of 1Search?

You can chat or call library staff or you can email Dan Moore at dan.moore@oregonstate.edu

Welcome to the new 1Search User Interface.

We're rolling out a new 1Search user interface on August 28. Here's some key points:

  • All your data is still there. Active loans, Summit borrowing requests, and user data won't be affected. (Looking for your e-Shelf? It's now called My Favorites, and you can access it in the main menu by clicking the Pin icon next to your username.)
  • 1Search will act the same. Course reserves, getting things from other libraries, accessing articles - you can still perform these actions (and more) in the new 1Search. 
  • A new responsive design. The new user interface is designed to work on mobile devices. Search on your mobile phone, tablet, or other small screen device and you will have an uncompromised search environment for your research needs. 

Here's some important information:

1. If you are linking to articles, ebooks, or records in 1Search using the built-in permalink feature, you will be automatically redirected to the new UI. No need to change anything.

2. If you have a saved query and email alert or relied on copy/pasting the page's URL, you may end up in the Classic UI. Don't worry - the Classic UI will stay up and will still work. In order to get back to the New UI, be sure to recreate the link or email alert in the New UI. 

What's new for 1Search:

  • A mobile-friendly responsive design, built using AngularJS.
  • A new and improved article recommender system that will connect users to related resources. 
  • Fewer clicks needed to conduct searches and requests means fewer barriers between resources and users. 
  • A new Browse feature allows users to browse by genre or Library of Congress Call Number. 

Feedback

We're always looking for feedback on how we can improve our services. Please use the following survey to let us know what you think about the new 1Search.


Frequently Asked Questions: 

When is the new UI going live? 

  • We launched the new UI of 1Search on August 28th, 2017. 

Why did this change? I liked the old version! 

  • The Classic UI had some major issues with displaying on mobile and small screen devices. The new framework allows users on those devices to search, access resources, and conduct research without compromising any features. The New UI also comes with some new key features that we are excited to bring to the OSU community. The Classic UI will remain live, but links on the library website will defer to the New UI. 

Where did my e-shelf go?

Image of the My Favorites pin



The e-Shelf has been renamed to "My Favorites." All your items are still there. To access it, log in to your account and click on the My Favorites Pin icon to the left of your username.


Who should I contact with questions about the new version of 1Search?

You can chat or call library staff or you can email Dan Moore at dan.moore@oregonstate.edu

Welcome to the new 1Search User Interface.

We're rolling out a new 1Search user interface on August 28. Here's some key points:

  • All your data is still there. Active loans, Summit borrowing requests, and user data won't be affected. (Looking for your e-Shelf? It's now called My Favorites, and you can access it in the main menu by clicking the Pin icon next to your username.)
  • 1Search will act the same. Course reserves, getting things from other libraries, accessing articles - you can still perform these actions (and more) in the new 1Search. 
  • A new responsive design. The new user interface is designed to work on mobile devices. Search on your mobile phone, tablet, or other small screen device and you will have an uncompromised search environment for your research needs. 

Here's some important information:

1. If you are linking to articles, ebooks, or records in 1Search using the built-in permalink feature, you will be automatically redirected to the new UI. No need to change anything.

2. If you have a saved query and email alert or relied on copy/pasting the page's URL, you may end up in the Classic UI. Don't worry - the Classic UI will stay up and will still work. In order to get back to the New UI, be sure to recreate the link or email alert in the New UI. 

What's new for 1Search:

  • A mobile-friendly responsive design, built using AngularJS.
  • A new and improved article recommender system that will connect users to related resources. 
  • Fewer clicks needed to conduct searches and requests means fewer barriers between resources and users. 
  • A new Browse feature allows users to browse by genre or Library of Congress Call Number. 

Feedback

We're always looking for feedback on how we can improve our services. Please use the following survey to let us know what you think about the new 1Search.


Frequently Asked Questions: 

When is the new UI going live? 

  • We launched the new UI of 1Search on August 28th, 2017. 

Why did this change? I liked the old version! 

  • The Classic UI had some major issues with displaying on mobile and small screen devices. The new framework allows users on those devices to search, access resources, and conduct research without compromising any features. The New UI also comes with some new key features that we are excited to bring to the OSU community. The Classic UI will remain live, but links on the library website will defer to the New UI. 

Where did my e-shelf go?

Image of the My Favorites pin



The e-Shelf has been renamed to "My Favorites." All your items are still there. To access it, log in to your account and click on the My Favorites Pin icon to the left of your username.


Who should I contact with questions about the new version of 1Search?

You can chat or call library staff or you can email Dan Moore at dan.moore@oregonstate.edu

The Valley Library Circulation Desk has 12 Dell Latitude laptops available for long term borrowing. These laptops are intended to be term-long laptop substitutes for students without computers. As such, we are prioritizing students in need of a laptop due to hardship or unexpected misfortune.

For more information or to fill out the online application, go tobit.ly/valley-laptops

Applications are due by Friday, September 29th. Laptop recipients will be notified by Wednesday, October 4th. If you are not contacted by this date, you may be contacted at a later date as laptops are returned and become available. You may apply in all terms that you need a laptop.

If you have any questions, please contact the Valley Library Circulation Desk at valley.circ@oregonstate.edu or (541) 737-7254.

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