Date- 16th of October
Time- 2PM-4PM. Tours start at 2PM, and run every 15 minutes with the last one being at 3:15PM.
Anyone and everyone is welcome to come in and walk around the library. The guided tours will be provided by some of the students who work at the library, with various short informational presentations spaced around the library so people can get a better sense of what we do and the services that we provide. There will also be cake.
ago, OSU friends and stakeholders received a transformative gift that resulted
in the Valley Library. Since that time the library has always been
expanding, growing and evolving. The original building, the Kerr Library,
was designed to house 750,000 volumes, which is half of what the Valley
Library holds today. The buildings of that time were constructed without
computers or networks in mind, created to accommodate the Dewey Decimal
System. In 1996, construction began to build out the library and make
room for the new technological advances of the day. In 1999, that
construction finished, giving us the Valley Library of today. It has
allowed us to use classrooms like the Autzen, which allow for interactive
multi-media lessons, or the digitization effort that is on-going within the
library. These past 15 years have continued to change the face and
function of the library, from a place to “a process – a process which brings
people and ideas together to promote learning and the creation of new knowledge”
(Melvin R. George- University Librarian 84-96). Come see what we have
done with the space and where we want to go in the next 15 years.
Contact Don Frier for more information about the event.