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New exhibit: Growth at Oakland University - Kresge Library lobby
Oakland University has grown dramatically since it opened its doors to students in 1959: from 570 students the first year to over 20,000 in 2013-2014; from 3 original buildings to over 40 across the 1500 acres that comprise the OU property. Come explore some aspects of that history in the lobby of Kresge Library, March 3-June 21, 2014.


Check out OU Libraries upcoming WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS!
OU Libraries is offering a variety of workshops to help faculty with their teaching and help students with their research. We're also offering fun and educational events--open to the entire OU community! Click the link for further description and registration.


Exam stress? Pause for Puppies returns! - April 24
OU Libraries has invited future leader dogs to help de-stress the campus during exam week. Stop by Thur. April 24, 2014 from 10am-2pm and 6pm-8pm. We'll be outside the library near the fountain.


2013 Income Tax Forms
The 2013 income tax season is approaching. Take a look at our shortcuts to some of the most common forms you need for federal, state, and city income taxes.


Women and Gender Studies - 30th Annual Film Festival - April 5
Women and Gender Studies presents: Grrrls at the Mic: Power and Protest in Punk and Hip Hop, 2014 Film Festival, Saturday, April 5, noon-5pm, Gold Rooms in the Oakland Center, free admission and refreshments. Featured Films: Grrrl Love and Revolution and Say My Name with a live performance by The Foundation: Detroit Women in Hip Hop. For reviews of films and/or more information about The Foundation, click the link. Questions? Contact Jo Reger, Directer, Women and Gender Studies Program: reger@oakland.edu.


OU Libraries National Poetry Month Poetry Slam - April 3
OU Libraries is celebrating National Poetry Month with a Poetry Slam: Thursday, April 3, 7:00pm, on the 4th floor of Kresge Library. Everyone is welcome to compete or you can come and be a part of the audience - you may be chosen as a judge! First place wins $100, runner-up wins $50. To compete, bring two original poems (one for each round of competition). For the complete list of rules, go to http://bit.ly/1nUMPLS For more information contact Anne Switzer, switzer2@oakland.edu.


Authors at Oakland: A Celebration of the Book - POSTPONED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER
Join us as the Senate Library Committee and the University Libraries honor the recent publications of OU's Faculty. This year's featured authors are Prof. Jo Reger, Sociology, presenting on her book, "Everywhere and Nowhere: Contemporary Feminism in the United States." Also presenting, Prof. Emery Petchauer, Teacher Development and Educational Studies, on his book, "Schooling Hip-Hop: Expanding Hip-Hop Based Education Across the Curriculum." All are welcome, refreshments will be served.


Scholarship Opportunity for Undergraduates: OU Libraries Excellence in Library Research Award
The University Libraries Undergraduate Research in Writing Award celebrates excellence in library research with a scholarship - cosponsored by Oakland University Credit Union. An annual prize will recognize two students who have most successfully applied information literacy skills in a paper or project. The first place winner will be awarded a $500 scholarship and second place wins $250 (awards will be applied directly to tuition). Eligible students must apply by Feb. 21, 2014. Please follow the link for more information.


Reflection Room is now OPEN
The reflection room (KL 426) has been repaired, cleaned and upgraded. It is now open for use.


New trial resource: GoinGlobal
OU Libraries now has access to the GoinGlobal web resource until March 30, 2014. Going Global offers country-specific and USA city-specific career and employment information, featuring 33 Country Career Guides, 43 USA City Career guides, corporate profiles and more than 600,000 internship and job listings within the USA and around the world. This is a great resource for students seeking jobs internationally.


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.


Frankie Cafe
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.


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!


OU Libraries Celebrating International Open Access Week! October 21-25, 2013
In our inaugural celebration of this international event, OU Libraries are hosting a series of events to raise awareness about new publishing models and to celebrate open access to information.


Workshop for OU Staff on August 5 at 1pm: Keeping up with Information
This workshop will focus on ways to keep up with anything from the local news to the latest trends in your profession. The workshop will be held in 222 Kresge Library on August 5th at 1pm. Light refreshments will be provided. Please follow the link to register.


Workshop for OU Staff on July 17 at 10am: Find Online Articles and Books
With Library OneSearch, finding articles, eBooks, and even some print resources becomes quick and easy! The workshop will be held in 222 Kresge Library on July 17th at 10am. Light refreshments will be provided. Please follow the link to register.


Workshop for OU Staff on June 27 at 11am: Finding Images on the Web
This workshop will introduce users to our main image database, ArtStor, as well as other visual resources that are great for enhancing work projects. The workshop will be held in 222 Kresge Library on June 27th at 11am. Light refreshments will be provided. Please follow the link to register.


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.


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.


Workshop for OU Staff
"RefWorks Basics – Manage Your Sources and Citations" will teach you how to quickly format bibliographies and organize article citations efficiently. The workshop will be held in 222 Kresge Library on May 23 at 11am. Light refreshments will be provided. Please follow the link to register.


Panel Discussion for African American Celebration
A panel featuring area leaders and activists will discuss My Family, My Community, Ujima. Come engage with the thought-provoking discussion. Refreshments will be served.


OU Libraries Welcomes You Home
We’ve been hard at work since you left! Come by and see the big things that are happening at Kresge Library! In honor of Homecoming, the library is displaying pictures from its extensive archives in the exhibition, OU History in Photographs. Take a walk down memory lane in the main lobby of Kresge Library.


New books on contemporary Japan
Kresge Library recently received 33 books on contemporary Japan as a donation from the Nippon Foundation's Read Japan program. These books are part of a list of "100 Books for Understanding Contemporary Japan" which were selected for the Nippon Foundation by a committee of Japanese and foreign scholars.


Visit the Medical Library
Visit the OUWB Medical Library web site to check out new resources for the entire OU community. Key online resources include AccessMedicine, MDConsult, Micromedex and UpToDate. Print materials are interfiled in the main KL collection and may be used by everyone.


Pardon our Dust on the Second Floor!
As we expand our Research Help and Tech Help services in the south wing on the main floor, we are moving things around. All the computers are still there, we've just made room to add more computers, a new service point and comfortable new seating for students. It's a work in progress, so please be a patient Grizzly and bear with us.


2011 Income Tax Forms
The 2012 income tax season is approaching. Take a look at our shortcuts to some of the most common forms you need for federal, state, and city income taxes.


Kresge Library Celebrates National Poetry Month: POETRY SLAM 2012
Kresge Library is hosting a National Poetry Month Poetry Slam: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 in OU's Kresge Library, 4th floor. Poets must sign-up by 7:00 sharp! First place: 100 dollars! Runner-up: 50 dollars! This event is free and all are welcome to attend and compete!


Dr. Edward Haworth Hoeppner: Winner of the 2011 Charles B. Wheeler poetry prize
The Ohio State University Press and The Journal selected Dr. Edward Haworth Hoeppner as this year’s winner of The Charles B. Wheeler Prize for his poetry collection, Blood Prism. The OSU Press will publish Blood Prism in Autumn 2011.


Kresge Focus Group
Want to help us make the library website more student-friendly? Sign up to take part in a focus group on Tuesday, April 3rd, at noon and get a Starbucks gift card!


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 Wednesday evenings starting in March 2012. Please follow the link above for registration details.


OU's Women and Gender Studies Program 28th Annual Film Festival
The Women and Gender Studies Program 28th Annual Film Festival presents the documentary film: Miss Representation Saturday, March 24, 2012, Noon-4:30p.m. 201 Dodge Hall at OU. After the film there will be a lively Facilitated panel discussion with Q and A.


Authors at Oakland: March 21 at 2:30pm
Please join Kresge Library in celebrating recent books by Oakland University faculty, and in recognizing faculty authors Kathleen Battles and Barbara Oakley, who will speak about their scholarship. The event will be held on the 4th floor of Kresge Library at 2:30pm on March 21, 2012.


Golden Grizzly Book Drive
Donate your gently used children's books by bringing them to the O'rena Concourse during the men's games on Feb 11 and 15 and the women's games on Feb 11 and 18 to receive a ticket for a prize drawing during each game. See link for further details.


SOGI Education Conference -- Feb 3
Registration is still open for the upcoming conference on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues in Education, which promotes preK-12/university dialogue about issues involving sexual orientation and gender identity in schools. The conference will take place on Feb 3rd at the Oakland Center.


ICPSR Workshop, January 9, 10am-12pm, Kresge Library 430R
Representatives from ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research), the world's largest archive of digital social science data, will conduct the workshop and address: ICPSR content; effective searching, analysis of the datasets; and ICPSR Web-based tools. All OU faculty, staff and students are invited to attend.


Exam Cram - 9pm - 1am
On December 4th - 7th, Student Congress has teamed up with Chartwells and the Library to host Exam Cram. Starting at 9pm each night there will be giveaways, raffles, and free snacks (after midnight). Good luck to everyone with your finals!


Acclaimed Poet: Michael Heffernan
Oakland University's English Department has invited poet Michael Heffernan for a reading on Monday, November 7, 2011 in the Oakland Center's Banquet Rooms, 4:30-6:30. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.


A Year on the River: Thurs. November 3, noon-1:00
Photojournalist, Joseph Crachiola, lived on his sailboat on the Detroit River for a year. He has published his photo story with accompanying poetry by OU alum, Robert McGowan. Join us for a book discussion and signing (book will be available for purchase at event). 4th floor Kresge Library. This event is free and open to all. Refreshments will be served.


Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women Series
A series of six programs promoting the life and work of Louisa May Alcott is being presented through a partnership between OU and the Rochester Hills Public Library and with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities and Michigan Humanities Council. Registration is required for some of the events: http://www.rhpl.org/events/register-for-a-program-topmenu-71


New Dean - Adriene Lim
Kresge Library welcomes our new dean, Adriene Lim. Dean Lim comes to Oakland from Portland State University, where she served as Interim University Librarian and, prior to that, Associate University Librarian and Head of Library Technologies. Her research interests include leadership in the academic library and information technologies that support library services.


New faculty - Katie Greer
Kresge Library welcomes Katie Greer - Assistant Professor, Information Literacy and Instructional Technology Librarian. Katie's research interests include online instruction and information-seeking behaviors of fine arts students. She is also a board member of the Michigan Association for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage.


Dread researching? There's a class for that!
You can improve your research skills in Fall 2011 by taking LIB 250: Research in the Information Age, which satisfies the Knowledge Application and Writing Intensive Gen Ed requirements.


Welcome Week - Photo Booth
Make your (book) mark in a photo booth on the main floor at Kresge Library on Wednesday, September 7th from noon to 3pm.


Library Faculty Position Open: Information Literacy and Instructional Technology Librarian
Kresge Library seeks a creative and energetic librarian to join us in advancing a student-centered information literacy program within a team-oriented, teaching library environment. This librarian will participate in course-integrated and course-related information literacy instruction, as well as reference and research services and collection development. See posting for details!


eCornucopia.2011: The Open Digital University - May 26
The 3rd annual conference at OU will examine specific examples about how openness is implemented in higher education and the importance of increasing the transparency and accessibility of knowledge. The conference has three tracks: Open Education, Open Access, and Open Source. Registration is open until May 19th, 2011.


ARTstor is available!
Browse through thousands of paintings, photographs, manuscripts, and drawings using ARTstor! View the images from Frick Collection or costumes of Scandinavia. Instructor Level Tools allow you to use ARTstor resources for teaching. Explore the world through ARTstor!


New platform for 26 CSA and Proquest databases!
ProQuest and CSA databases, including such popular ones as ERIC, PsycInfo, MLA and Historical New York Times, will transfer to the new ProQuest interface within the next few weeks. This new platform allows you to search databases within a subject area (such as Business or Social Sciences) or format (such as dissertations or newspapers). In fact, it's easy to search all 26 databases at one time. You can limit search results using the handy search facets on the right side of the screen. Try the new platform!


Position Opening - Dean of the Library
Oakland University seeks an energetic leader who enjoys innovation and collaboration to serve as Dean of the Library at a vibrant, growing institution. Review of applications will begin on February 28, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled.


OUSC Exam Cram – 10pm to 2am
On April 19, 20, and 24, 2011, Kresge Library will be open until 2am! Student Congress and Chartwells have partnered to extend the cafe hours until 10pm on those nights and to provide free snacks, highlighters, and pens. Good luck to everyone with your finals!


2010 Income Tax Forms
The 2010 income tax season is approaching. Take a look at our shortcuts to some of the most common forms you need for federal, state, and city income taxes.


POETRY SLAM - April 7, 2011
Kresge Library is proud to present a National Poetry Month Poetry Slam on April 7th at 7:00pm on the library's 4th floor. All are welcome to participate! First place: $100 Runner up: $50 Poets should bring two poems for each round of competition. For complete Poetry Slam Rules go to: http://librarybeta.oakland.edu/old/events/library_events/slamrules.html


Meadow Brook Music Society presents Quartet for the End of Time - April 7, 2011
OU faculty artists perform the iconic 20th century masterpiece Quartet for the End of Time, composed by Olivier Messiaen. The performance will take place in the beautiful ballroom at Meadow Brook Hall, where music scholar Jessica Payette will present a brief talk at 7:30, prior to the performance at 8pm. The evening includes a dessert reception and wine and cheese afterglow. Seating is limited and reservations are required.


Authors at Oakland: March 23, 2011 2-4pm
Please join Kresge Library in celebrating recent articles by Oakland University faculty, and in recognizing faculty authors Jeffrey Insko and Laura Pittiglio, who will speak about their scholarship. The event will be held on the 4th floor of Kresge Library at 2pm on March 23, 2011.


MTD presents Clarineting with the Stars - Saturday, March 12, 8pm
"Listen with your eyes, and see with your ears." Dancers Ali Woerner, Thayer Jonutz and OU Dance Company members join clarinetist George Stoffan in a program that links a live recital performance with dance ensemble works on Saturday, March 12 at 8pm in the Varner Recital Hall.


Women and Gender Studies Film Festival, Saturday, March 12
The Women and Gender Studies Program of the College of Arts and Sciences, Oakland University, presents the 2010/2011 Annual Film Festival: "From Hysteria to Disorder: Manufacturing Disorders of Female Sexaul Desire" on Saturday, March 12, 2011, 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., 156 North Foundation Hall.


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 Wednesday evenings starting in March 2011. Please follow the link above for registration details.


Kresge Library Welcomes Author John Gallagher: Reimagining Detroit: Opportunities for Redefining an American City
Author John Gallagher has covered urban redevelopment for the Detroit Free Press for two decades. Instead of presenting another account of the city’s decline, Reimagining Detroit: Opportunities for Redefining an American City offers the community-building work happening in the city and focuses on what else can be done to make Detroit leaner, greener, and more economically self-sufficient.


African American Celebration, 2011: Kresge Library Welcomes Charles Pugh, Feb. 03, Noon
Kresge Library welcomes Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh on Thursday, February 3rd at noon, on the 4th floor of Kresge Library. Reception with refreshments to follow. For more information please contact Kath Borg at: 248.370.2486.


Lou Gossett, Jr.: Keeper of the Dream Celebration, Jan. 17, 11:30 a.m.
Emmy/Oscar/Golden Globe winner Lou Gossett, Jr. will be speaking at the Keeper of the Dream Celebration on January 17th at 11:30 a.m. in the Oakland Center Banquet Rooms. Mr. Gossett is also the founder of the Eracism Foundation which focuses on eradicating racism and social ignorance while promoting tolerance and cultural awareness with children.


OUSC Exam Cram: Library is open until 2am on Dec. 5th - 8th
Kresge Library hours will be extended until 2am on December 5th - 8th. There will be free coffee and snacks on the 2nd floor of the library from 10pm - 2am on those days courtesy of Student Congress and the Cafe.


OUT and PROUD - LGBTQ Faculty and Staff Forum - Dec 2nd at noon
The OUT and PROUD LGBTQ Faculty and Staff Forum will take place December 2, 2010 Noon to 1:00 pm in the Oakland Center's Fireside Lounge. A panel of out faculty and staff from the LGBTQA - Employee Resource Group will be speaking with students. Refreshments will be available.


I Love Sleep Program - Friday, Nov. 5 at 7pm in Vandenberg Hall Cafeteria
Do you have trouble falling asleep? Are you tired throughout the day? On Friday, November 5, join WHP 460 students as they present a program on improving your sleep. There will be giveaways for all who attend.


Junot Díaz Reading from His Works - Nov. 4 at 5:00 p.m.
Please join the Oakland University Department of English for a reading by Pulitzer Prize winning fiction writer, Junot Díaz. The reading will be November 4, 2010, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in the Banquet Rooms in the Oakland Center.


David Lyon: Between Homeland Security and Facebook--Nov. 4 at 4:00P.M.
On Thursday, November 4, 2010, Professor David Lyon, Research Chair in Sociology and Director of the Surveillance Studies Centre and the New Transparency Project at Queen's University, Kingston, Canada, will lecture on "Between Homeland Security and Facebook: Surveillance Studies Today." The lecture will be in the Oakland Center, Gold Room A and B from 4:00 to 5:30 P.M. His visit is part of the College of Arts and Sciences' 2010 Borders and Frontiers program.


Korean Culture Celebration - Oct 26 at 11:30 am
You are invited to a look at diversity through Korean culture and customs presented by MiDong and traditional Korean music by YoonHee Choi and Group. The celebration and exhibit will take place in the Educational Resources Lab (350 Pawley Hall) 11:30am - 1pm on October 26th. A light Korean lunch will be provided.


New Online Course Offering for Fall 2010:LIB250 – Research in the Information Age - 4 credits
Do you want to: Get your research done more quickly? Earn better grades on your research assignments? Navigate Internet and Library resources more easily? Find better sources for your papers? Then Kresge Library’s new ALL-ONLINE course is for you! If you’d like more information, contact Professor Dominique Daniel: daniel@oakland.edu or (248) 370-2478.


2009 Income Tax Forms
The 2009 income tax season is approaching. Take a look at our shortcuts to some of the most common forms you need for federal, state, and city income taxes.


23d Annual Maurice Brown Poetry Reading, September 29th
This year's Annual Maurice Brown Poetry Reading is hosting Molly Peacock. She will be reading selections from her poetry in Banquet Rooms A and B of the Oakland Center on Wednesday, September 29, 2010, at 4:30 p.m. The reading is open to the public. Admission is free.


New Online Resource – Japan Knowledge Plus
This new resource includes dictionaries (Japanese, English-Japanese, Japanese-English and English-English); the Nihon daihyakka zensho (Nipponica), a full text 30 vol. encyclopedia; the Kodansha Encyclopedia of Japan; a news database (NNA) that covers Asia and the European Union; and other reference tools and magazines in Japanese.


New Online Resource – Arts and Humanities Citation Index now on Web of Science
This index to more than a 1,000 journals in the arts and humanities, now on the Web of Science platform, allows users to view article references as well as to determine who has cited a researcher's work. With the addition of Arts and Humanities Citation Index to the Web of Science, OU students, faculty and staff can now search all three citation indexes (including Science Citation Index and Social Sciences Citation Index) simultaneously.


Online Test Preparation for the ACT, GMAT, GRE, and TOEFL
The Learning Express Library provides online test preparation resources for the ACT, GMAT, GRE, SAT, TOEFL, and other tests. Once you sign up for a user account, you'll be able to take online practice tests. Thanks to the Michigan Electronic Library (MeL) for providing us with this service! (Note: recently this website has been a bit slow.)


Are you ready? Sign up for text message alerts.
Get text message alerts on your cell phone in the event of a major campus emergency. It's free! Review OU's emergency procedures and other helpful safety information as well.


ICPSR Training
Kresge Library is hosting an ICPSR training session on Friday, July 16th from 10am-12pm in KL430R. ICPSR is the world's largest archive of digital social science data. Learn what's available in ICPSR; how to effectively search, download and begin analysis of datasets; and how to use ICPSR's Web-based tools and resources. This workshop will also provide information on beginning and advanced summer classes in quantitative methods/statistics, ICPSR's growing resources for quantitative social science instruction, and internships and other opportunities for students. All OU faculty, staff and students are invited to attend.


EXTENDED LIBRARY HOURS AND FREE COFFEE AND COOKIES!
Kresge Library will be open until 2AM starting Sunday, April 18th thru Wednesday, April 21st! FREE coffee and cookies Sunday, April 18th thru Monday, April 26th from 5PM 'til close.


Molly Brodak, OU Alum and winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize, reading her poetry on April 1
The Department of English is hosting a poetry reading by OU alumna Molly Brodak. She was the 2009 winner of the prestigious Iowa poetry prize for her just published collection of poetry, A Little Middle of the Night. The reading will be Thursday, April 1, from 3 to 4:30 in the Lake Superior Room, Oakland Center.


Authors at Oakland: March 24, 2010 2-4pm
Please join Kresge Library in celebrating recent book publications by Oakland University faculty, and in recognizing faculty authors Linda Benson and Valerie Palmer-Mehta, who will speak about their scholarship. The event will be held on the 4th floor of Kresge Library at 2pm on March 24, 2010.


Fiction Writer Janette Turner Hospital Reading from Her Works, March 22, 2010
Please join the Oakland University Department of English for a reading by internationally acclaimed novelist and short story writer, Janette Turner Hospital. The reading will be March 22, 2010, from 5:00 to 6:30 PM in Banquet Room A in the Oakland Center.


Swine Flu in Michigan – Get the Facts
Michigan eLibrary has put together a resource page to help you stay current with information about the swine flu epidemic and how it affects us in Michigan. Use it to get to authoritative updates from the CDC, WHO, and the Michigan Department of Community Health.


The CAS 2009-2010 Celebrating the Liberal Arts Theme - Religion and Society
The CAS 2009-2010 Celebrating the Liberal Arts Theme will explore the timely topic of religion and society from an interdisciplinary and multicultural perspective. The topic is conceptualized in a broad way, leaving its final programmatic shaping to the imagination and interests of the larger OU community, including students, faculty, staff, alums and interested community participants.


The Vagina Monologues: March 19 and March 20
Women’s Issues Forum and the Gender and Sexuality Center present its annual celebration of women in the performance of The Vagina Monologues to raise money and awareness to stop violence against women and girls. Proceeds from both performances will go to Alternatives for Girls and Turning Point. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the CSA Service Window or at the door.


Women and Gender Studies Film Festival - March 13, 2010
The Women and Gender Studies Program of the College of Arts and Sciences, Oakland University, presents the 2009/2010 Annual Film Festival: "Women in War - Women on War" on Saturday, March 13, 2010 12:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., 156 North Foundation Hall. Although this event is FREE, your contribution would be greatly appreciated.


Gender, Sexuality and Ethics: New Perspectives
The College of Arts and Sciences continues its Religion and Society series with a book discussion from Professor Margaret Farley, author of Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics. Professor Farley's book won the 2008 Grawemeyer Award in Religion and was well recieved by critics. The event is on Thursday, March 11, in the Oakland Center Gold Rooms, 12:00-1:00.


MTD Events in March
The Department of Music, Theatre and Dance (MTD) presents two special performances in March. On March 5, internationally recognized clarinetist Nophachai Cholthitchanta performs works on his 18th century clarinet. On March 13, MTD presents Olivier Messiaen's "Quartet for the End of Time." The musicians, along with Messiaen scholar Rebecca Rischin and OU professor Jessica Payette, will host a forum prior to the performance to discuss this important work. On March 12, Dr. Rischin will share her research experiences at a Meet the Author event.


Director/Producer Michael Manasseri presents a free screening of "Babysitter Wanted" on October 22d at 5 p.m.
The new Cinema Studies program and independent filmmaker and producer Michael Manasseri will present a screening of his latest horror film, “Babysitter Wanted,” and lead a four week workshop featuring members of his film crew. The special screening will be at 5 p.m. on Thursday, October 22d, in 204 O’Dowd Hall and will feature a question and answer session with the director. Then in the three following weeks (beginning October 29th) Manasseri will lead three additional workshops focusing on the entire production process from preparation to distribution. Each session will be an interactive dialogue with the key personnel from “Babysitter Wanted”via video conference from Los Angeles.


Citation Searching Workshop for Faculty Offered at Kresge Library
During this hour-long workshop we'll explore numerous tools to help determine who has cited a particular work. You will also learn tricks and tips that may make your searching easier. This single-session workshop will be offered on January 7th and January 8th at Noon. To register for the workshop, click the workshop title link, above.


October 2009 Proclaimed National Information Literacy Awareness Month
President Barack Obama has proclaimed October 2009 National Information Literacy Awareness Month. In this proclamation, acknowledging that "we are inundated with vast amounts of information" every day, citizens are urged to "learn the skills necessary to acquire, collate, and evaluate information for any situation." The President states, "I call upon the people of the United States to recognize the important role information plays in our daily lives, and appreciate the need for a greater understanding of its impact." For the complete text of the proclamation, follow the link above.


Technology Learning Center - Grand Opening - Oct. 22 at 2pm
Please join us for the Grand Opening celebration of the Technology Learning Center on October 22nd at 2pm in Kresge Library. We will be celebrating the opening of our new state-of-the-art information commons, and the move of the e-Learning and Instructional Support and UTS Help Desk operations to the library.


Director/Producer Michael Manasseri presents a free screening of "Babysitter Wanted" on October 22d at 5 p.m.
The new Cinema Studies program and independent filmmaker and producer Michael Manasseri will present a screening of his latest horror film, “Babysitter Wanted,” and lead a four week workshop featuring members of his film crew. The special screening will be at 5 p.m. on Thursday, October 22d, in 204 O’Dowd Hall and will feature a question and answer session with the director. Then in the three following weeks (beginning October 29th) Manasseri will lead three additional workshops focusing on the entire production process from preparation to distribution. Each session will be an interactive dialogue with the key personnel from “Babysitter Wanted”via video conference from Los Angeles.


Pakistan Exhibit at the ERL - September 28 to October 16
The Educational Resources Lab (ERL) in 350 Pawley Hall is hosting a Pakistan Exhibit. In addition, Irum Ansari will speak about it and demonstrate henna handpainting on September 30th from 10:30am to 2:30pm. Everyone is welcome to join us for this free event.


Dennis Hinrichsen and David James: 2009 Maurice Brown Memorial Poetry Reading, October 15th
Dennis Hinrichsen and David James, Michigan poets, will each be reading his poetry at the 22d annual Maurice Brown Poetry Reading, on October 15th at 5 p.m. in Banquet Room B of the Oakland Center. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served.


Burning Down the House: Lecture by Doug McAdam on October 7
Professor Doug McAdam, from Stanford University, will be speaking on Wednesday, October 7, 2009, 7-9PM in Oakland Center Banquet Room B, on the topic "Burning Down the House: Race, Politics, the Media, and the Burning of Black Churches in the U.S., 1996-2001." Professor McAdam is a prominent social movement scholar and author of numerous journal articles and books. In addition to the lecture, there will be a breakfast opportunity for students, in the Oakland Room on October 7, 9-10 AM.


New OUWBSM Founding Library Director - Nancy Bulgarelli
Kresge Library welcomes Nancy Bulgarelli as the Founding Library Director of the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine Library. Previous to her appointment here, she served as Director of the Library and Archives at Henry Ford Hospital.


New Faculty - Dominique Daniel
Kresge Library welcomes Dominique Daniel - Assistant Professor, Information Literacy and Reference Librarian. She will be the liaison to Modern Languages, Linguistics, and the Honors College. Dominique was Professor of North American Studies at the University of Tours (France) before coming to the United States in 2007.


Networks and Systems Unavailable Sat-Sun
Oakland University is performing an electrical systems upgrade from 12:01am Saturday, June 27 through 6am Monday, June 29. All Web, System and Network access, including the Library Catalog, e-journals, ILLiad, and databases, as well as Moodle, SAIL, Printing, and Banner, will be unavailable. The library will remain open for your research needs during this outage. We apologize for the disruption.


Oxford Islamic Studies Center
Here you'll find a wealth of information on Islam including scholarly works, primary sources, timelines, over 3,000 A to Z reference entries, and much more.


Position Opening - Founding Library Director
Oakland University seeks an experienced, energetic leader to launch a state-of-the-art library to support the innovative curriculum and mission of the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine (OUWBSM).


e-Portfolios Workshop - March 24th
The University Assessment Committee and the Teaching and Learning Committee will be hosting a panel presentation on the uses of e-portfolios. The event will be held on March 24th at 11:30am in Lake Superior B Room at the Oakland Center.


Bill Ayers: A Dialogue on Democracy and Education - March 24th
Education scholar and social advocate to speak on democracy and education. All are welcome to attend: Tuesday, March 24th at 10:00am in the Gold Rooms at the Oakland Center. This event is sponsored by the departments of History, Political Science, Communications and Journalism, the School of Education and Human Services and Students for a Democratic Society at OU.


Simulation - How and Why to Use It! - March 10th
eLearning and Instructional Support and the School of Nursing present a talk on simulation by Sandra Feaster, Program Director for the Center for Immersive and Simulation-Based Learning at Stanford University School of Medicine. The event will be held in the Oakland Center, Room 128-130 at 2:30pm on March 10th.


Authors at Oakland: March 4, 2009 2-4pm
Please join Kresge Library in celebrating recent articles by Oakland University faculty, and in recognizing faculty authors Natalie Cole, Elizabeth Kraemer, and Shawn Lombardo, who will speak about their scholarship. The event will be held on the 4th floor of Kresge Library at 2pm on March 4, 2009.


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