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Food for Fines: Dec. 1st - 14th

FOOD FOR FINES will run from December 1 - 14. For each non-perishable food or toiletry item brought to the Service Desk at Kresge Library or to the ERL in Pawley Hall, the library will forgive $1 in overdue fines. All items collected will be donated to the Golden Grizzlies' Food Pantry in the Oakland Center. You can also donate if you don't have fines! Most wanted items: pasta/pasta sauce, snack bars, pasta sides, canned tuna, canned chicken, canned fruit, juice, condiments, salad dressing, crackers, popcorn, paper towel, and toilet paper. 

AUFD 2019 - Giving to OU Libraries

The All University Fund Drive (AUFD) begins on October 14, 2019. Many supporters of the OU Libraries find that giving monetary gifts online is the easiest way to support the Libraries. Your gift will help us in acquiring essential library resources and in continuing to provide exemplary teaching and services to OU students, faculty, and staff.

New online exhibit: Thomas Jefferson, American Bibliophile

Discover two treasures from Kresge Library's Special Collections: a manuscript letter by Thomas Jefferson and a 1800 edition of his Notes on the State of Virginia, formerly owned by one of Jefferson's personal friends. The online exhibit was prepared by Ethan Gonzales, student intern in OU's Archives and special Collections.

MelCat Login is Changing

The login for MelCat is being revised. To avoid technical difficulties while the switchover is in process, please use this recommended MelCat login.

Please visit the Service Desk or email illoaku@oakland.edu, if you have any questions.

Registration open for OER Learning Community

Registration now open for the 2019-20 CETL Learning Community - Converting to a Zero Textbook Price Course Using Open Educational Resources facilitated by Julia Rodriguez, Dikka Berven and Caterina Pieri
The purpose of this learning community is to learn about OER and alternatives to traditional textbooks and how they can impact student debt and enhance pedagogical practice. 

Cadet Engineering: A New Online Exhibit

The Cadet Engineering program was a ground-breaking program for under-represented youths from local high schools. It was initiated by OU's School of Engineering in 1970. Check it out!

Library eNewsletter - Winter 2019

The Winter 2019 library newsletter is now available. Read the latest updates on library events and innovative programs, including highlights from our robust collections, facility enhancements, and a sampling of the first-rate work of library faculty and staff.

Student Newspaper Archive Online
OU Magazine article  -- "Gold mine: Student newspaper archive goes online" -- details how a generous gift from the family of a former OU library professor and the collective efforts of dedicated library employees make it possible for everyone to access digital issues of the university's student newspaper dating back to its inaugural issue, published on October 23, 1959.

Drop-in CINAHL workshops
Thursday Sept. 19, 12-1pm and Thursday Sept. 26, 12-1pm. Registration for both sessions is now open. Learn how to effectively search CINAHL and save time completing assignments. These sessions will address needs specific to searching for Nursing literature for all levels of NRS courses.

Library Makerspace
The Makerspace in Kresge Library is for use by all students, faculty, and staff at Oakland University. This learning environment and collaboration space facilitates hands-on learning about new technologies. The space is cross discipline and encourages creativity, experimentation, design, and even fun.

Oakland University: The Campus History Series
The new book Oakland University: The Campus History Series is available for purchase at the Service Desk in Kresge Library. See more details and a few select photos in a recent article in Oakland Magazine. Special thanks go to Dominique Daniel for authoring the book; to Shirley Paquette, Mandy Summers, and Amy Pelkey for their contributions; and to Stephen Weiter, Graeme Harper, and John Young for their guidance.

Kresge Library is on Instagram!
Calling all book lovers and OU Grizzlies!...give us a follow! We're on Instagram! Do you have pictures of yourself at Kresge Library? Tag us in it @ou_libraries and use #kresgelibrary!

Need help finding your Grizz ID or email account?
We know - username & 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 guide for that!
Check out this handy guide if you need to buy, rent, or borrow a textbook.

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: lombardo@oakland.edu

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!


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