Welcome to the OSU Libraries News and Events page!

The OSU Libraries and Press Library Faculty and Staff would like to echo the statement made by the OSU Faculty Senate:

"In the wake of Tuesday’s [Nov. 8] historic election, many OSU community members have expressed fear for their own or others’ rights, safety, and wellbeing. The faculty of Oregon State University at this moment reaffirms our commitment to 'uplift the dignity of those with whom we interact,' to 'create a nurturing campus community,' and to build a 'just, inclusive, and equitable campus.' We rededicate ourselves to preparing students to engage constructively in an increasingly diverse and complex society by teaching empirical, ethical, and critical reasoning, appreciation of multiple perspectives, and social and environmental responsibility."

OSU Libraries and Press remains committed to our core values including:

  • Access: We endorse and advocate the open exchange of information.  
  • Civility: We create safe environments for discourse within our community. 
  • Diversity: We recognize, promote, and value the differences within our organization and community.

We continually strive to demonstrate these values to our students, staff, and faculty and promise that OSU Libraries will continue to provide a space for intellectual exploration, critical questioning, privacy protection, and physical sanctuary. 

Respectfully,

 

Amila Hadziomerspahic

Anne Bahde      

Anne-Marie Deitering   

April Zeller         

Beth Filar Williams

Bonnie Avery    

Brian E. Davis

Bryan Feyerherm            

Cheryl Middleton            

Chris Petersen 

Clara Llebot       

Dan Moore        

Daniel Moret    

Don Frier            

Elizabeth Nielsen            

Emma Kridler    

Erin Clark            

Erin McCaslin Kooyman

Faye A. Chadwell

Gregorio Luis Ramirez

Hannah Gascho Rempel

Hui Zhang           

James C. Rankin

Jane Nichols      

Josh Gum           

Judy Mullen       

Kaitlyn Wittig Mengüç

Kelly Holcomb  

Kelly McElroy    

Kerri Goergen-Doll         

Laurie Bridges   

Lawrence A. Landis

Lindsay Marlow

Lori Hilterbrand

M. Brooke Robertshaw

Marc G. Rempel

Margaret Mellinger        

Margarita Zamora-Saunders      

Mary Markland

Melissa Hartley

Michael Boock  

Michaela Willi Hooper

Micki Reaman  

Mike Eaton        

Natalia Fernández          

Rachael Davis    

Richard Sapon-White    

Rima S. Reves

Sami Kerzel 

Sarah Schuck       

Stefanie Buck

Steve Van Tuyl

Susan Hoyt         

Tom Booth         

Uta Hussong-Christian  

Valery King         

Victoria Heiduschke

The OSU Libraries and Press Library Faculty and Staff would like to echo the statement made by the OSU Faculty Senate:

"In the wake of Tuesday’s [Nov. 8] historic election, many OSU community members have expressed fear for their own or others’ rights, safety, and wellbeing. The faculty of Oregon State University at this moment reaffirms our commitment to 'uplift the dignity of those with whom we interact,' to 'create a nurturing campus community,' and to build a 'just, inclusive, and equitable campus.' We rededicate ourselves to preparing students to engage constructively in an increasingly diverse and complex society by teaching empirical, ethical, and critical reasoning, appreciation of multiple perspectives, and social and environmental responsibility."

OSU Libraries and Press remains committed to our core values including:

  • Access: We endorse and advocate the open exchange of information.  
  • Civility: We create safe environments for discourse within our community. 
  • Diversity: We recognize, promote, and value the differences within our organization and community.

We continually strive to demonstrate these values to our students, staff, and faculty and promise that OSU Libraries will continue to provide a space for intellectual exploration, critical questioning, privacy protection, and physical sanctuary. 

Respectfully,

 

Amila Hadziomerspahic

Anne Bahde      

Anne-Marie Deitering   

April Zeller         

Beth Filar Williams

Bonnie Avery    

Brian E. Davis

Bryan Feyerherm            

Cheryl Middleton            

Chris Petersen 

Clara Llebot       

Dan Moore        

Daniel Moret    

Don Frier            

Elizabeth Nielsen            

Emma Kridler    

Erin Clark            

Erin McCaslin Kooyman

Faye A. Chadwell

Gregorio Luis Ramirez

Hannah Gascho Rempel

Hui Zhang           

James C. Rankin

Jane Nichols      

Josh Gum           

Judy Mullen       

Kaitlyn Wittig Mengüç

Kelly Holcomb  

Kelly McElroy    

Kerri Goergen-Doll         

Laurie Bridges   

Lawrence A. Landis

Lindsay Marlow

Lori Hilterbrand

M. Brooke Robertshaw

Marc G. Rempel

Margaret Mellinger        

Margarita Zamora-Saunders      

Mary Markland

Melissa Hartley

Michael Boock  

Michaela Willi Hooper

Micki Reaman  

Mike Eaton        

Natalia Fernández          

Rachael Davis    

Richard Sapon-White    

Rima S. Reves

Sami Kerzel 

Sarah Schuck       

Stefanie Buck

Steve Van Tuyl

Susan Hoyt         

Tom Booth         

Uta Hussong-Christian  

Valery King         

Victoria Heiduschke

Enter a paper or project that you’ve already completed

Have you done research at the library for a class paper or project in 2016? Then you’re eligible for a $1,000 scholarship award. The annual Library Undergraduate Research Awards provides two $1,000 scholarships: one to an upper-division undergraduate in the humanities and another award to an upper-division undergraduate in the social sciences, sciences or engineering.

This award recognizes and rewards OSU undergraduates who, through comprehensive use of the OSU Libraries, demonstrate outstanding research, scholarship and originality in a research paper that they’ve written or a research project that they’ve completed. Individual or group projects are eligible.

Applying is simple. The deadline is January 31.

Learn how to submit your research paper or project at http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/awards/undergrad-research.

Oral history work is the subject of a new exhibit at OSU’s Valley Library. The exhibit, called “Catching Stories: The Oral History Tradition at Oregon State University,” has been curated by library faculty of the Special Collections and Archives Research Center (SCARC) and mounted in the foyer of the library’s Douglas Strain Reading Room. The exhibit on the Valley Library’s fifth floor traces how oral history interviews have been collected on campus over time as well as the major subject areas that OSU’s oral historians have emphasized through the decades. 

Since 2011, faculty and staff in the library’s Special Collections and Archives Research Center have completed more than 400 oral history interviews, and the department is home to more than 30 processed oral history collections, with another half dozen collections currently being populated and described. The library has nearly 1,000 oral histories in total going back to 1949. 

The exhibit is organized into five categories – Horner Museum, OSU’s 150th, Cultural Communities, History of Science, and Oregon Agriculture – and features text quotes, photos of people who have provided oral interviews, video clips, a selection of audio interviews, and vintage recording equipment loaned from the Benton County Historical Museum. 

“We are grateful for the work our past colleagues did to record these stories,” states library archivist Tiah Edmunson-Morton, “and proud of the work we continue to do to document the voices of our communities and creators. Our hope is that this exhibit inspires people to explore our collections or conduct their own interviews, but also to spend time talking with their families and friends about the lives they’ve led.” 

The current exhibit will be on display until March, and there will be events in conjunction with the exhibit happening during winter term. Many of the collections highlighted in this exhibit are available in digital form, either online or upon request. For links to collections that are online, visit the SCARC Oral History Program website at http://scarc.library.oregonstate.edu/oralhistory.html. 

The Special Collections and Archives Research Center at the library can also facilitate the work of OSU students who would like to pursue oral history interviews for academic credit. Interested students are encouraged to contact the Special Collections and Archives Research Center at scarc@oregonstate.edu. 

The oral history exhibit was curated by Tiah Edmunson-Morton, Natalia Fernández and Chris Petersen, with the assistance of OSU students Estefania Arellana, Gillian Bergmann, Emily Brown, Aimee Hisey, Christopher Russell and Sydney Wisner. The iPad app used to display selections from our video recorded oral history collections was created by Mike Eaton of the OSU Libraries’ Emerging Technology Services department.

Two chances to win! The Valley Library has two $30 gift certificates: one each from Matt's Cavalcade of Comics and Pegasus Games. 

How can you win? Use the survey below to tell us your story about playing one of the Valley Library's board games, and you'll be entered in the raffle. You can submit more than one story by taking the survey again by December 1, and each story counts as a separate raffle entry. The raffle winners will be notified on Friday, December 2. Your story may be utilized by the Valley Library to tell our generous donors that the board games have been well used and well received.

The survey, which is limited to OSU students, faculty and staff, is available at bit.ly/2dPXM5e.

Want to a borrow more games? For a list of available and requestable games, reviews and more, visit librarything.com/catalog/ValleyGames.

Questions? Find out more at the Circulation Desk on the Valley Library’s second floor.

Don't leave your backpack or electronics unattended in the library or in other public areas on campus as thefts do occur. 

If you’d like to store your items in a secure place at the library, lockers are located throughout the Valley Library and may be reserved at the Circulation counter on the second floor near the library’s main entrance. 

If you see a theft or other crime in progress, immediately call 541-737-7000. For non-emergencies, such as to report a theft after it has occurred, call OSU Security at 541-737-3010.

What is Kanopy? Kanopy is a streaming video resource with a collection of more than 26,000 films from leading producers on almost every subject imaginable, including award-winning documentaries, training films and theatrical releases.

Kanopy is now available to OSU students, faculty and staff due to the joint support of OSU Libraries and Ecampus. Kanopy’s website makes it easy to watch, share and discuss films across campus. Check it out at http://oregonstate.kanopystreaming.com. For info on how students, student groups and faculty can use Kanopy, see below.

 

What Movies Are Available?

Criterion Collection movies: More than 400 feature films selected by Criterion Films.

International films: More than 450 films in 30 languages.

Documentaries: 3,200 documentaries, including from PBS and New Day Films.

Arts: More than 3,000 films on architecture, dance, design, fashion, music, photography and other arts.

Business: Case studies, career development, business skills, economics, globalization and other business topics.

Education: Films on teacher education development and education documentaries.

Global studies and languages: Includes African studies, Asian studies, ESL and languages, European/Baltic studies, Indigenous studies, Latin American studies, Middle Eastern studies, North American studies and more.

Health: Including child health, medicine, mental health, sports and fitness and more.

Instructional films and lessons: Films on food technology, health and safety, library and information management and more.

Media and communications: Includes films on advertising, journalism, marketing, media studies
and public relations.

Sciences: Covers the gamut of science from agriculture to veterinary medicine.

Social sciences: Including anthropology, gender studies, history, politics, religion and sociology.

 

Kanopy Tools

Create a user account: With a user account, you can create playlists or clips.

Share a movie or playlist: Copy and paste links to individual movies or playlists or embed a video into Canvas.

Transcripts and closed captions for a movie: For the small number of movies without closed captions/transcripts, a request for captioning is usually completed with 48 hours.

 

Student Use

INCLUDE KANOPY IN YOUR MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATIONS

While you can't embed a Kanopy video into PowerPoint, you can include a link to the video or clip.

1. Simply copy the film link into the Powerpoint, or

2. Paste an image relevant to the film into Powerpoint and then paste the direct film link behind the image so that clicking on the image will open the film. To do this:

  • Add the image to PowerPoint.
  • Right-click (on Windows OS computers) the selected text or image, then click Hyperlink. The Insert Hyperlink dialog box will appear.
  • On the left side of the dialog box, click Existing File or Webpage.
  • Click the drop-down arrow to browse for your file.
  • Select the desired file.
  • Click OK. 

 

Campus Groups

HAVE A MOVIE NIGHT OR CREATE A FILM SERIES FOR YOUR CAMPUS GROUP

Viewing Kanopy films in a group forum is permitted as long as the viewing is by authorized viewers and it is not for commercial benefit (no admission costs are charged and no profit is made from the screening).

As long as there is sufficient Internet access, videos can be projected onto a large screen with minimal loss of resolution. 

 

Faculty Use

INCORPORATE FILMS AND FILM CLIPS INTO YOUR COURSES

OSU LIbraries' subscription to Kanopy movies includes broad educational access. You can:

  • Create a playlist of required or suggested movies to share with classes.
  • Create a clip or set of clips to be embedded in Canvas or linked in your syllabus.
  • Show movies or clips from movies in the classroom.

What is Kanopy? Kanopy is a streaming video resource with a collection of more than 26,000 films from leading producers on almost every subject imaginable, including award-winning documentaries, training films and theatrical releases.

Kanopy is now available to OSU students, faculty and staff due to the joint support of OSU Libraries and Ecampus. Kanopy’s website makes it easy to watch, share and discuss films across campus. Check it out at http://oregonstate.kanopystreaming.com. For info on how students, student groups and faculty can use Kanopy, see below.

 

What Movies Are Available?

Criterion Collection movies: More than 400 feature films selected by Criterion Films.

International films: More than 450 films in 30 languages.

Documentaries: 3,200 documentaries, including from PBS and New Day Films.

Arts: More than 3,000 films on architecture, dance, design, fashion, music, photography and other arts.

Business: Case studies, career development, business skills, economics, globalization and other business topics.

Education: Films on teacher education development and education documentaries.

Global studies and languages: Includes African studies, Asian studies, ESL and languages, European/Baltic studies, Indigenous studies, Latin American studies, Middle Eastern studies, North American studies and more.

Health: Including child health, medicine, mental health, sports and fitness and more.

Instructional films and lessons: Films on food technology, health and safety, library and information management and more.

Media and communications: Includes films on advertising, journalism, marketing, media studies
and public relations.

Sciences: Covers the gamut of science from agriculture to veterinary medicine.

Social sciences: Including anthropology, gender studies, history, politics, religion and sociology.

 

Kanopy Tools

Create a user account: With a user account, you can create playlists or clips.

Share a movie or playlist: Copy and paste links to individual movies or playlists or embed a video into Canvas.

Transcripts and closed captions for a movie: For the small number of movies without closed captions/transcripts, a request for captioning is usually completed with 48 hours.

 

Student Use

INCLUDE KANOPY IN YOUR MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATIONS

While you can't embed a Kanopy video into PowerPoint, you can include a link to the video or clip.

1. Simply copy the film link into the Powerpoint, or

2. Paste an image relevant to the film into Powerpoint and then paste the direct film link behind the image so that clicking on the image will open the film. To do this:

  • Add the image to PowerPoint.
  • Right-click (on Windows OS computers) the selected text or image, then click Hyperlink. The Insert Hyperlink dialog box will appear.
  • On the left side of the dialog box, click Existing File or Webpage.
  • Click the drop-down arrow to browse for your file.
  • Select the desired file.
  • Click OK. 

 

Campus Groups

HAVE A MOVIE NIGHT OR CREATE A FILM SERIES FOR YOUR CAMPUS GROUP

Viewing Kanopy films in a group forum is permitted as long as the viewing is by authorized viewers and it is not for commercial benefit (no admission costs are charged and no profit is made from the screening).

As long as there is sufficient Internet access, videos can be projected onto a large screen with minimal loss of resolution. 

 

Faculty Use

INCORPORATE FILMS AND FILM CLIPS INTO YOUR COURSES

OSU LIbraries' subscription to Kanopy movies includes broad educational access. You can:

  • Create a playlist of required or suggested movies to share with classes.
  • Create a clip or set of clips to be embedded in Canvas or linked in your syllabus.
  • Show movies or clips from movies in the classroom.

What is Kanopy? Kanopy is a streaming video resource with a collection of more than 26,000 films from leading producers on almost every subject imaginable, including award-winning documentaries, training films and theatrical releases.

Kanopy is now available to OSU students, faculty and staff due to the joint support of OSU Libraries and Ecampus. Kanopy’s website makes it easy to watch, share and discuss films across campus. Check it out at http://oregonstate.kanopystreaming.com. For info on how students, student groups and faculty can use Kanopy, see below.

 

What Movies Are Available?

Criterion Collection movies: More than 400 feature films selected by Criterion Films.

International films: More than 450 films in 30 languages.

Documentaries: 3,200 documentaries, including from PBS and New Day Films.

Arts: More than 3,000 films on architecture, dance, design, fashion, music, photography and other arts.

Business: Case studies, career development, business skills, economics, globalization and other business topics.

Education: Films on teacher education development and education documentaries.

Global studies and languages: Includes African studies, Asian studies, ESL and languages, European/Baltic studies, Indigenous studies, Latin American studies, Middle Eastern studies, North American studies and more.

Health: Including child health, medicine, mental health, sports and fitness and more.

Instructional films and lessons: Films on food technology, health and safety, library and information management and more.

Media and communications: Includes films on advertising, journalism, marketing, media studies
and public relations.

Sciences: Covers the gamut of science from agriculture to veterinary medicine.

Social sciences: Including anthropology, gender studies, history, politics, religion and sociology.

 

Kanopy Tools

Create a user account: With a user account, you can create playlists or clips.

Share a movie or playlist: Copy and paste links to individual movies or playlists or embed a video into Canvas.

Transcripts and closed captions for a movie: For the small number of movies without closed captions/transcripts, a request for captioning is usually completed with 48 hours.

 

Student Use

INCLUDE KANOPY IN YOUR MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATIONS

While you can't embed a Kanopy video into PowerPoint, you can include a link to the video or clip.

1. Simply copy the film link into the Powerpoint, or

2. Paste an image relevant to the film into Powerpoint and then paste the direct film link behind the image so that clicking on the image will open the film. To do this:

  • Add the image to PowerPoint.
  • Right-click (on Windows OS computers) the selected text or image, then click Hyperlink. The Insert Hyperlink dialog box will appear.
  • On the left side of the dialog box, click Existing File or Webpage.
  • Click the drop-down arrow to browse for your file.
  • Select the desired file.
  • Click OK. 

 

Campus Groups

HAVE A MOVIE NIGHT OR CREATE A FILM SERIES FOR YOUR CAMPUS GROUP

Viewing Kanopy films in a group forum is permitted as long as the viewing is by authorized viewers and it is not for commercial benefit (no admission costs are charged and no profit is made from the screening).

As long as there is sufficient Internet access, videos can be projected onto a large screen with minimal loss of resolution. 

 

Faculty Use

INCORPORATE FILMS AND FILM CLIPS INTO YOUR COURSES

OSU LIbraries' subscription to Kanopy movies includes broad educational access. You can:

  • Create a playlist of required or suggested movies to share with classes.
  • Create a clip or set of clips to be embedded in Canvas or linked in your syllabus.
  • Show movies or clips from movies in the classroom.

What is Kanopy? Kanopy is a streaming video resource with a collection of more than 26,000 films from leading producers on almost every subject imaginable, including award-winning documentaries, training films and theatrical releases.

Kanopy is now available to OSU students, faculty and staff due to the joint support of OSU Libraries and Ecampus. Kanopy’s website makes it easy to watch, share and discuss films across campus. Check it out at http://oregonstate.kanopystreaming.com. For info on how students, student groups and faculty can use Kanopy, see below.

 

What Movies Are Available?

Criterion Collection movies: More than 400 feature films selected by Criterion Films.

International films: More than 450 films in 30 languages.

Documentaries: 3,200 documentaries, including from PBS and New Day Films.

Arts: More than 3,000 films on architecture, dance, design, fashion, music, photography and other arts.

Business: Case studies, career development, business skills, economics, globalization and other business topics.

Education: Films on teacher education development and education documentaries.

Global studies and languages: Includes African studies, Asian studies, ESL and languages, European/Baltic studies, Indigenous studies, Latin American studies, Middle Eastern studies, North American studies and more.

Health: Including child health, medicine, mental health, sports and fitness and more.

Instructional films and lessons: Films on food technology, health and safety, library and information management and more.

Media and communications: Includes films on advertising, journalism, marketing, media studies
and public relations.

Sciences: Covers the gamut of science from agriculture to veterinary medicine.

Social sciences: Including anthropology, gender studies, history, politics, religion and sociology.

 

Kanopy Tools

Create a user account: With a user account, you can create playlists or clips.

Share a movie or playlist: Copy and paste links to individual movies or playlists or embed a video into Canvas.

Transcripts and closed captions for a movie: For the small number of movies without closed captions/transcripts, a request for captioning is usually completed with 48 hours.

 

Student Use

INCLUDE KANOPY IN YOUR MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATIONS

While you can't embed a Kanopy video into PowerPoint, you can include a link to the video or clip.

1. Simply copy the film link into the Powerpoint, or

2. Paste an image relevant to the film into Powerpoint and then paste the direct film link behind the image so that clicking on the image will open the film. To do this:

  • Add the image to PowerPoint.
  • Right-click (on Windows OS computers) the selected text or image, then click Hyperlink. The Insert Hyperlink dialog box will appear.
  • On the left side of the dialog box, click Existing File or Webpage.
  • Click the drop-down arrow to browse for your file.
  • Select the desired file.
  • Click OK. 

 

Campus Groups

HAVE A MOVIE NIGHT OR CREATE A FILM SERIES FOR YOUR CAMPUS GROUP

Viewing Kanopy films in a group forum is permitted as long as the viewing is by authorized viewers and it is not for commercial benefit (no admission costs are charged and no profit is made from the screening).

As long as there is sufficient Internet access, videos can be projected onto a large screen with minimal loss of resolution. 

 

Faculty Use

INCORPORATE FILMS AND FILM CLIPS INTO YOUR COURSES

OSU LIbraries' subscription to Kanopy movies includes broad educational access. You can:

  • Create a playlist of required or suggested movies to share with classes.
  • Create a clip or set of clips to be embedded in Canvas or linked in your syllabus.
  • Show movies or clips from movies in the classroom.

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