Studio grand opening, budget information, and publishing news
Our total E&G budget allocation was almost $14.6 million—this includes a base allocation of $11 million in E&G (70 percent of this from tuition) plus several other categories—indirect cost recovery, INTO, a state endowment match, $$ targeted for Orbis Cascade participation and estimated sales and fees.
These numbers include a 3% increase for Unclassified effective 1/1/18, a 1 % increase for Classified effective 10/1/17 along with step increases. A few indexes have Classified IT people who also have an increase built in on their anniversary date. Also represents $400,000 in new money minus the $155k in reductions we had to make as part of the overall reduction all units on campus made.
Tom Booth, our very own Associate Director for the OSU Press, was interviewed about the local and regional publishers in the Pacific NW. Read it at: http://oregonauthors.org/index.php/2017/10/13/tom-booth-interview/
Parking will be extremely congested on Thursday, October 26th due to the football game against Stanford. OSU parking permit holders can park in any commuter zone (A, B, C, and D), but many lots will need to be vacated after 1:00 PM. For more information on which lots will be affected, see the map located here.
Transportation Services recommends finding alternate modes of travel for that day, including Corvallis Transit and Beaver Shuttle Buses (which will only run from 7:00 AM until 1:00 PM on game day). There will also be free parking at the Benton County Fairgrounds and a courtesy shuttle to and from campus. The courtesy shuttle will run from 4:30 AM until three hours after the game ends.
OSU Training Days is open for
registration on November 7 and 8th at the LaSells Stewart
Center. Check out their website to register for
TOMORROW! October 24, from 6 – 8 p.m. you’re invited to a special presentation celebrating the publication of The People’s School: A History of Oregon State University by William G. Robbins. The event will take place in Special Collections and Archives Reading Room, and includes a panel discussion with reception to follow.
Although the Studio has been open for business for the past month, we are celebrating the space with a Grand Opening from 2:00-4:00 PM on Wednesday, October 25th. We invite you to come see the space, talk to the research and writing assistants, staff and faculty, and have refreshments.
12:00-1:00, Willamette Rooms
Sample the many flavors brought to campus by international student clubs! This annual public tasting of archived recipes will showcase dishes such as caldo verde, snake cake, lemon rice, and aloo gobi originally featured at cultural celebrations. These recipes can be found here along with many others, so if you want to prepare and share one of these at the event-that would be great! Being Halloween, the archival button fairy will haunt you with a free prize if you’re donned in your festive best.
This is a conversation with Kelly McElroy on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 6:00 pm at the Oregon Coast Community College community room at 400 SE College Way in the South Beach area of Newport. This program is hosted by all the libraries of the Lincoln County Library District and sponsored by Oregon Humanities.
Social Justice Education Initiative for Fall term! The SJEI is a professional development program from Academic Affairs for all OSU faculty, staff, and graduate students aimed at building knowledge about equity and inclusion, and developing intercultural competencies. In addition to the platform curriculum, comprised of Session One and Session Two, there are new shorter workshops that explore specific topics with more depth. Now is a great time to build your equity and inclusion skills! Custom and unit-level delivery is possible in addition to these general workshops. Space is limited, register today http://oregonstate.edu/training/course_list.php?cat_id=46
Metadata LT3 – The
committee has given the hiring manager a report & we’ll be offering for the
Monograph Acquisitions LT3 – On hold.
Serials Acquisitions LT3 – Closed with 14 applicants. The committee is meeting this week to decide which applicants to interview.
Cataloging LT3 – Closed with 22 applicants. The committee is planning to schedule interviews with four applicants in the next couple of weeks.
Cataloging LT3 – On hold.
Science Librarian – The committee has two on-campus interviews scheduled for November 3rd and 8th.
Resource Sharing/CM Unit Manager – On-campus interviews are Thursday and Friday of this week (October 26th and 27th). Please join us in Autzen for the candidate presentations from 2:30-3:15 PM on those days.
“I made use of the college library by borrowing books other than scientific books, such as all of the plays by George Bernard Shaw, the writing of Edgar Allan Poe. The college library helped me to develop a broader aspect on life.”
— Linus Pauling
This is a picture of RJ. He is a golden-woof-woof-beaver. He enjoys swimming, stealing socks, and giving anyone who asks a hug. He is a good woof-woof-beaver.
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 Melissa Hartley's furry friend, Lakshmi.
Today I had the privilege of listening to a group of academic librarians speaking to a group of their peers talking with them about projects or instruction they had worked on that they did not consider successful. Topics included a class, a program on diversity, an assessment project, a library student advisory group and a speaker that talked about a national project that failed.
Why do I think these types of talks of are important? There are two reasons that they resonate with me.
First, they let everyone in the room know that we are not alone. I feel a part of a community because everyone fails sometimes.
Second, it is what these individuals learned from their failures that made this so powerful. The speakers all came back stronger and had very practical advice to share with others so that we might avoid some of the pitfalls they experienced in their projects.
I don’t think I was alone in my interest in these talks; as I looked out over the audience I saw people looking at the presenters and their body language indicating they were interested.
What is my role in all of this besides being willing to share my failures and what I learned? My role is to work with Library administration to provide a safe and supportive environment where ideas can flourish, and when a failure happens focus on what we learned. So I challenge you all to consider not only sharing your professional triumphs but you learned as a result of the failure.