Open Position: Dean of University Libraries
Oakland University, a doctoral research university, seeks an energetic leader who fosters innovation and collaboration to serve as Dean of University Libraries at a vibrant, growing institution. Review of applications will begin on January 5, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.
Frank J. Lepkowski: Oct 24, 1955 - Oct 28, 2014
The Oakland University Libraries faculty and staff are shocked and saddened by news of the sudden passing of our colleague and friend, Associate Professor Frank Lepkowski, who had recently celebrated his 59th birthday. We will miss him dearly.
Make Your Space CONTEST!
We invite you to Make Your Space! and decorate Kresge Library's newly-refurbished popular reading area adjoining the Frankie Cafe! The winning proposal will receive up to $500 toward materials for the project and be featured on the library's website and social media. Submissions for a mural or other permanent art installations will be accepted until: Friday, December 12 at 11:59PM. Click above link for complete contest guidelines.
The Art of the Book, the Book as Art: Student Projects
This exhibition highlights projects completed by students in SA 482: Advanced Photography and New Media. During a library instruction session, the class spent time researching different artistic techniques...
Special Collections Room open to the public
The Special Collections Room (KL 105) is now open to the public from 9:00 to 11:00 am and 1:30 to 3:30 pm M-F. The Room contains the Gaylor Collection, a collection of books and materials on gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) people and issues.
Need help finding your Grizz ID or email account?
We know - username and password overload. So, here's a quick guide to what accounts you need, and how to get them.
Looking for a Textbook? We have a website for that!
Check out this handy website if you need to buy, rent, or borrow a textbook.
New OU library history timeline
Explore the history of the University library since its founding in 1959! The library history timeline illustrates the evolution of library technology, the development of the Kresge Library building and its collections, the creation of new services, and more!
BrowZine is a FREE app available to all OU students and faculty through OU Libraries!
Browse, read and monitor our journal collection directly from your iPad, Android tablet or Kindle device. Simply download the app and select Oakland University. Customize your bookshelf and easily save or share articles. Please send questions and feedback to: firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW: VAST Academic Video Online
Kresge Library has a new subscription to this huge collection of streaming video on a variety of topics from ethnic studies and history to opera and dance. Faculty, please take a look at it if you are interested in using streaming video in your courses.
OU Archives Seeking Documents
The Oakland University Archives is looking for documents relating to the University's history, including items such as official records, papers, reports, minutes, publications, photographs, flyers, maps, etc. Please contact Dominique Daniel (x2478) or Shirley Paquette (x2419) if you have items to donate. Original documents can be returned.
Bestsellers and Graphic Novels Now Available!
Kresge Library is now home to two new collections - a popular reading collection, funded by the OU Student Congress, and a graphic novel and comic book collection - to provide recreational reading material for OU students. Look in the lobby the next time you come to the Library!
MyCopy Springer ebooks available for $24.95
You can purchase your own copy of a library-owned ebook published from 2005 by Springer, a major publisher of books and journals in the sciences, engineering, social sciences and medicine. The library has many ebooks from Springer-Verlag, which are available through the library catalog or from the SpringerLink platform.
Chronicle of Higher Education online
OU has a site-wide license to the Chronicle of Higher Education. Click to give it a test drive!