Workshop for OU Staff: What is "Information Literacy"?
This workshop will introduce you to the concept of information literacy, show you how to search for information effectively, and discuss how to use it ethically. The workshop will be held in 222 Kresge Library on June 4th at 2pm. Light refreshments will be provided. Please follow the link to register.
Easier Off-Campus Access to the Library's Online Resources
The Library is pleased to announce that we have streamlined off-campus access to our online resources. Beginning this May 2013, you can log into the Library's resources using your standard OU NetID. We hope the new process will greatly simplify remote access to our online databases, journals, and articles.
China workshop: An introduction to Chinese language and culture
OU's School of Education and Human Services (SEHS) Educational Resources Lab (ERL) invites your participation in a 6-week workshop designed especially for people interested in learning about China. The workshop will be held on Thursday afternoons starting in May 2013. Please follow the link above for registration details.
Library Website REDESIGN
We are in the process of redesigning the library website to increase the overall ease of using it. Please take a look at the new design and use the comments link to share your impressions and suggestions. We'll keep revising it and adding content until the launch on August 15, 2013.
Major Construction Affects Library Parking
The construction of the new Engineering Center building commences in 2013, and it will affect those of you who approach the library from the south. For more info, follow the link.
Kresge Library is open 24/7
Oakland University students have access to Kresge Library 24 hours a day, every day. A current OU ID card is necessary to enter the building from midnight to 7am.
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. For questions or comments contact Kris Condic, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Focus on the Finish Line
The OU Career Services has an updated career cycle tool to help you track your academic career and prepare for a professional career after graduation. The tool includes tips, tools, and videos for each year of your academic career.
Kresge Library is happy to announce that our cafe is now open 7:30am to midnight on Monday-Thursday, 7:30am-3pm on Fridays, closed on Saturdays, and open 7pm-midnight on Sundays. Located in the "fishbowl" to the right of the entrance, the Frankie Cafe features Peet's coffee drinks and teas, sandwiches, and other treats.
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.
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!
Mobile Version of Library Catalog
Check out the new, mobile version of the Library Catalog at KLmobile.oakland.edu. Optimized to run on the small screens of smartphones, the mobile version of the Library Catalog allows you to search from your phone, from wherever you are. Hopefully not while driving, though!
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!
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