In memory of Naim Sahyoun, 1942-2014
On March 3, 2014, we in the OU Libraries were saddened to learn of the sudden passing of our well loved and respected colleague, Naim Sahyoun. Throughout the years, Naim demonstrated a remarkable level of integrity and compassion, and a genuine affection for OU's students, faculty, and staff --- affection which given back to him greatly in return. Naim, you were our true friend, colleague, and mentor, and we will miss you very much!
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.
Authors at Oakland: A Celebration of the Book - Wed., Mar. 12
Please join us as the Senate Library Committee and the University Libraries honor the recent pulications of Oakland University'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." Wed., Mar. 12, 2:00-4:00pm, Kresge Library, 4th floor. All are welcome, refreshments will be served.
Panel Discussion: Exploring the Roots of Harry Potter - Tue., Mar. 18
OU Libraries is hosting a Harry Potter panel discussion featuring faculty presentations on medieval science, art history, and folklore. Panelists include: Kevin Grimm - English, Taraneh Matloob - SEHS, Craig Martin - History, and Galina Tirnanic - Art History: Tue. March 18, noon-1:30, Kresge Library, room 100. All are welcome!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Reflection Room is now OPEN
The reflection room (KL 426) has been repaired, cleaned and upgraded. It is now open for use.
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 quetions and feedback to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.