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Fall Semester, 2004



Kresge Library has entered the campus-wide Spirit Decoration Contest. Stop by and check out the cool decorations! Our theme is “Get on track @ your library!” Judging begins Tuesday, August 24th.

Let us help you set up your email and ILLiad accounts, Tuesday, August 31st through Friday, September 3rd from 10am to 6pm. Just stop by Kresge Library in the reference area and we’ll walk you through the process.

Thursday, September 2nd visit the Student Lounge on the second floor of Kresge Library for free coffee and cookies. We are welcoming students with a “Library Coffee House” from 8am to 7pm.

Also, Thursday, September 2nd from noon to 1pm join us in recognizing OU faculty for their recent publications. Meet faculty and staff and enjoy free coffee, pink lemonade and pastries.

Validate your Spirit ID card before Tuesday, September 7th to enter a drawing for a gift basket full of great stuff (Spirit Cash, $50 OU Bookstore Gift Certificate, coffee mugs, and other fun things)! If you’ve already validated your card you can enter the drawing by filling out a form available at the Circulation Desk.

All of us at Kresge Library look forward to the start of the Fall semester. We hope you will stop by and meet our staff and librarians and see what your library has to offer!



New Friday and Saturday hours–Beginning in the fall the library will close at 5:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Kresge Library's hours for the Fall semester can be found here.


We are happy to introduce Anne Switzer as our new Information Services and Outreach Librarian. Anne has worked as a part-time librarian at OU and at Clinton-Macomb Public Library and also at the Reference Desk at Wayne State University where she was a Graduate Student Assistant in their Library and Information Science Program. After receiving her BA from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids she pursued graduate study in English Literature at CUNY’s Brooklyn College. Anne also has experience teaching as a substitute at the high school level. She comes to us with many creative ideas for outreach to students and faculty. She can be reached at 248-370-2475 or by email at

Other changes: Kristine Condic will be the Coordinator of Reference Services beginning in the fall.



Mergent Online is an online database offering information on U.S. public companies and some international firms. It contains the complete electronic versions of the Mergent (formerly Moody’s) Manuals. Mergent Online is an excellent financial database with a variety of search options. The financial data for most companies covers 15 years. It also includes lists of officers, properties, company histories, and other information and includes a helpful country information file.

PsycArticles offers full text articles from 41 psychology journals with coverage going back to 1985. It includes peer reviewed professional journals published by the American and Canadian Psychological Associations and several other publishers. Links from the PsycINFO database connect users to the full text PsycArticles.


The Oakland University video and DVD collection, formerly housed in Varner, has been relocated to Kresge Library. Items from the collection must be requested at the Circulation Desk. Faculty may reserve and pick up materials for class use. Videos not in circulation to faculty will be available for viewing in the library's viewing rooms. Videos are listed in the Voyager Library Catalog.


Copying and printing items in the library? Beginning in September you will need to use your Spirit card/Spirit Ca$h to pay. Just add money to your Spirit card and use the card reader when printing/copying an item–cost of a copy with Spirit cash will be 10 cents. Students will receive 25 free pages for printing in the public computer labs and the Library.


Many of the rooms in Kresge Library have a bronze plaque mounted outside them listing the individual(s) who contributed funds and sponsored the room. Even the planter in front of the library has a plaque. For a list of the rooms and the generous donors who contributed to the library fund you can now consult the Donor Rooms web site.

Library classes: Faculty are reminded to contact Frank Lepkowski, Coordinator of Information Literacy, (ph:370-2497) to schedule library sessions for their classes.

Reserve materials: Faculty who wish to place materials on reserve for fall classes should submit their requests to Maurini Strub (ph. 370-2470), Library Reserves Specialist, at the Circulation Desk. Getting them in early is important since the library needs sufficient time for their in-house processing, and the beginning of each term is an extremely busy time. Articles for class reading can be made available through electronic reserves which students can access via the Voyager library catalog. For more information, click here.

KL’s Student Lounge was renovated and new furniture installed over the summer. Stop by and check it out during Welcome week.

  • How many books were in the library as of June 30, 2004?
  • How many full text journals do we have access to?
  • What is the oldest print book in the collection?

For answers to these trivia questions, check the next edition of “Library News”

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