A new article published, new logos, and new notes.
Cheryl Middleton’s article “Closing the divide: Subject librarians and scholarly communication librarians can work together to reach common goals” was published in the latest issue of CRL News.
Starting January 22, 2017, all domestic U.S. air travelers will be required to: Show a drivers license issued by a state that is compliant with the REAL ID Act or has been granted an extension (Oregon’s extension runs until October 10, 2018), or show an alternative form of ID such as a passport, etc.. You can find more information on the Business Affairs travel webpage.
OSU Training Days is open for registration on November 7 and 8th at the LaSells Stewart Center. Check out their website to register for training.
Thanks to all of those who stopped by to enjoy some cake and coffee in the staff lounge last week. There were some fabulous costumes to appreciate!
New companion logos for the Libraries and Press and for the Libraries are now available on CN-Share
If you ever need to obtain a version of the new Oregon State logo or a companion logo (the OSU logo combined with a department name), Daniel Moret has placed the new logos on CN-Share. Go to CN-Share, Shared, the Communications + Marketing folder, then Brand + Logos for Libraries and Press folder. There you’ll find a folder for Companion Logos for Libraries + Press and another folder for university-wide OSU Logos.
We have 15 versions of the companion logo for the Libraries and Press and another 15 versions for the Libraries companion logo, so there are options for various background colors and mediums.
For further info about the university’s logo and companion logos, see the online Brand Guide, or you can contact Daniel Moret for info about logos and the university’s brand.
In addition to logos, Dan has also placed icons from the university’s new icon collection in the same location on CN-Share. So if you need an icon for the Valley Library building, or a book, a bicycle or a brain, you can find them here or at the university’s download page. The downloads page also includes things like model release forms and templates for PowerPoint presentations, certificates, invitations and other communication pieces.
Metadata LT3 – UABC is working on the offer letter for our candidate.
Monograph Acquisitions LT3 – On hold.
Serials Acquisitions LT3 – UABC is working on the offer letter for our candidate.
Cataloging LT3 – UABC is working on the offer letter for our candidate.
Cataloging LT3 – See the above update.
Science Librarian – The committee has two on-campus interviews scheduled for November 3rd and 8th.
Resource Sharing/CM Unit Manager – The in-person interviews have concluded and the committee is putting together their recommendation.
“A library is the delivery room for the birth of ideas, a place where history comes to life.”
Can you guess the animal’s person?
This pupper’s name is Kiara, also known as Kiki (if she’s feeling sassy). Kiara is a sweet husky/collie mix that “talks”, loves nori, and sheds a shih tzu worth of hair every day.
Answers can be shared with colleagues and guessed among the office. Next week’s newsletter will have the owner’s name. Last week’s pet was Stefanie Buck’s cat, Topaz.
Thank you to Faye and to the two search committees who boldly took the lead on enacting the new "Use the Mic" policy for Willamette, Autzen, and the Rotundas. I am sure there is a Fake Library Stat out there somewhere about how 90% of librarians hate microphones, but I am also sure that statistic is not all that fake -- so I really appreciate it.
Thoughts from Anne-Marie:
I've been thinking a lot lately about accessibility in teaching, learning and presenting -- one of the Writing GTA's Hannah and I worked with extensively a few years ago is now working on a PhD at Ohio State, and he is researching the rhetorics of disability. The things he shares have me thinking a lot about my own practice as a teacher and presenter and, long story short, I have a lot of improving to do in this area. Hannah and I are teaching a workshop next week up at Lewis and Clark and we're going to try some things to make our content more visually accessible. I am expecting that it will be a little rough and awkward at first, but at the same time, I'm pretty excited to try some new approaches.
We all present a lot, and teach a lot, in a lot of contexts and I'm wondering -- is this something you'd like to learn and think more about too?
Thoughts from Cheryl on Accessibility:
Building off of Anne-Marie’s remarks today, I would be remiss in my role as ACRL President if I did not share some of the ALA and ACRL resources available to everyone to inform and broaden our thinking about our own professional practices in regard to accessibility. If you are looking to engage in discussion about these topics with other practitioners, think about joining The Universal Accessibility Interest group. This interest group is a forum that offers librarians, support staff, students, and other advocates networking and collaboration opportunities, information sharing and programming to promote accessibility in academic libraries, including web accessibility, assistive technology, reference and instruction for users with disabilities and captioning processes. Looking for an abundance of resources and tools to inform and adapt your practices, take a look at the tools & resources developed by the ALA Division, Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA).