Library employees in the Oregon Stater, the writing studio comes together, and items up for surplus
Chris Petersen and the OSU150 oral history project project are featured in the current issue of the Oregon Stater, OSU's alumni magazine. A copy of the article is attached. The entire issue is available online. The OH150 article is on page 4.
The writing studio is almost set, with the members of LEAD working to hire 15 students for the info desk and studio consulting. Writing Studio staff will be moving in Monday (today!), so if you see them around say hello.
To prepare the former Archives Reference Room on 3rd floor for transformation to the Mole Hole, the card catalog cabinet in that space is going to Surplus Property. If you have always wanted your very own card catalog cabinet … for recipes, seed packets, yarn, or whatever … keep your eye on the OSUsed Store. Schedule for public sale hours is here: http://surplus.oregonstate.edu/surplus/public-sales/osused-store
Have a new graphic design project? If the answer is yes,
and it's a project that you want done really soon, please send those requests
for graphic design work during the period of September 1-13 to Graphic Design
Intern Phoenix Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org and copy Daniel Moret
and Don Frier on the email. At other times, those requests can be emailed to
Daniel Moret. Please use the Graphic Design Request form located in CN-Share's
Communications and Marketing folder -- or you can just ask Dan or Phoenix for the
form to use.
BennyBuy, Oregon State University’s new eProcurement system will begin implementation September 5th, thanks to outstanding contributions from a number of individuals throughout the university and to the pilot groups. UABC and Cascades will be implemented on Monday, September 18th. Training for shoppers in this new system can be found at the eProcurement training website.
Are you taking classes in the fall term? Then don’t forget to turn in your staff fee privilege form for your staff discount! The deadline for submission is coming up in September.
A shout-out to Uta Hussong-Christian for her excellent work in putting together a poster display for the learning commons! Pictured here.
Do you want to help new students find their way in the Valley Library? Then sign up to be a concierge for the start of the fall term! Interested in finding out more? Then check out their spiffy website to see what it’s all about.
A new resource recommender is coming to Primo soon and Dan needs your help in populating the search strings and resources they should display! Read here for more info. We can set up badges to call out services, people, resources, and websites based on a user’s query in Primo. Do you have a libguide that you’d like to appear whenever a user queries a certain word or phrase? Or would you like people to see your contact information when they search for your topic of expertise? Or do you have a custom resource that you’d like to see included in Primo that couldn’t be harvested before?
Dan asks that you check out this feature and consider what queries are made in Primo and start adding those resources to the spreadsheets on the project page. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out.
There is now a LibGuide to help people search the new Nexis Uni and highlight the new features.
Tuesday Teaching Talks: Whether you are an experienced or beginning teacher, kick off the school year with a fresh and fun teaching workshop series! Certificates are provided to those who complete at least eight sessions. The workshops are every Tuesday. On Sept. 12, Prepare to Teach with CTL and colleagues. Consider what syllabi, teacher ideology, and classroom climates communicate to students about the teacher, course, and content. If available, please bring a copy of your syllabus and teaching philosophy. This 90-minute workshop will be facilitated twice in Milam 215 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. No need to register – just come on by!
Philosophical Retrofuturism: Putting the Liberatory Imagination to Work in Times of Struggle – Lecture by Christian Matheis, PhD who will discuss the “philosophical retrofuturism,” the activity of purposeful, fictional embellishment of historically significant scholars and their intellectual projects, and the ways this kind of imaginal labor helps to broaden reasoning and insight into contemporary social issues. Retrofuturism has important implications in the context of cultivating a broad social imagination and, perhaps, liberatory responses to oppression and injustice. Wednesday, Sept. 13, 7 p.m. Kelley Engineering Center 1001.
Metadata LT3 – No new update.
Monograph Acquisitions LT3 – On hold.
Serials Acquisitions LT3 – No new update.
Cataloging LT3 – This position has been posted and can be found online here. The position will close on the 15th of September.
Cataloging LT3 – On hold.
Information Desk LT3 – The committee has identified six people to interview this week and the next.
Science Librarian – This position has been posted, and will close on September 17th. The posting can be found online here.
Resource Sharing/CM Unit Manager – No new update.
“Without the library, you have no civilization.”
— Ray Bradbury
Can you guess the animal’s person?
This handsome gent doesn’t have a name (that would be too good of a hint), but his name means “sun” in another language. He tends to drool when he kneads on people, and will let perfect strangers pet his belly. Ah, the good life.
Answers can be shared with colleagues and guessed among the office. Next week’s newsletter will have the owner’s name. Because I forgot, here are the answers for the past two weeks:
Dolly lives with our amazing Administrative Assistant, Lise Hull.
Coco lives with the fabulous Anne-Marie Deitering.
So for today's entry I asked TED for prompts and I got so many I had to choose at random -- we're going with Hannah's: "what do you remember about starting a new school year as a student or teacher?'
This is going to sound really trivial, but it’s actually the first thing that came to mind. Some of you already know that I’m not a summer person; hot weather isn’t my thing. But you might not know that part of that is that I’m also not a big fan of summer clothes. I love fall clothes — tweeds and boots and jackets — you know, when it’s brisk but not too cold? So back-to-school shopping was my FAVORITE. When I was a teenager, Mademoiselle still had its college issue* in August (though they changed the name to “fall fashion preview”) — a whole magazine of back to school. It was amazing. ‘’
But no matter how much I romanticized back to school shopping or how much I imagined my life could look like it looked for the girls in the books I read — it was never, ever cold enough to wear back to school clothes in Oregon in early September. It’s a sad story. But know that I still pulled my boots out this week and I’m looking forward to back to school clothes whether, whenever it gets here.
*The college issue thing is famous, of course, as the basis for Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar. It used to be much more than fashion — college women around the country would compete to be guest editors, living and working in NYC for the summer to produce the August issue.