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://library.oakland.edu/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: email@example.com 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.
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