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Open Access & the Humanities Roundtable Discussion

Help OU Libraries learn how we can better foster and facilitate open access research and publishing for humanities faculty at Oakland University. Join us for a lively discussion Friday, March 31, 2023, from 12-1 in Kresge Library room 242. Light refreshments will be provided.  Register to attend online.

Special guests: Professor Megan Pieser, English; Professor Brendan Kredell, Film Studies and Professor Amy Harbin, Philosophy & Women and Gender Studies. Anyone involved in scholarship or teaching in the humanities is encouraged to come and share their experiences, critiques, and suggestions.

Questions? Contact Emily Spunaugle, Humanities and Rare Books Librarian at spunaugle@oakland.edu, or Julia Rodriguez, Health Sciences and Scholarly Communications Librarian at juliar@oakland.edu

RefWorks out | Zotero in

At the end of Winter 2023 semester, the OU Libraries' subscription to RefWorks will expire. With the library experiencing ongoing budgetary pressure, we can no longer support a fee-based citation management system. After evaluating a number of free citation management tools, we feel that Zotero offers the best combination of features.
Consult this online guide for further information as we develop materials to support OU students and faculty in their transition to Zotero. Questions or comments about citation management tools at OU? Email us at ref@oakland.edu.

ACMI Stipend presentations - Open Education Week 2023

Join us virtually on March 9, 2023, @ 12:00-1:00 for presentations by two stipend awardees discussing the conversion of their large enrollment multi-section courses to no-cost OER course materials.
Rebecca Malatesta - PSY 1000 and Kate Rougeau - HS 2000

Registration Required

Online mini-workshops

  • Who has cited you? Creating your citation report - Thursday, Feb. 9, 12-1
  • Making your publications open: Understanding open licenses - Thursday, Feb. 16, 12-1
  • Finding and using data for coursework at OU - Thursday, Feb. 23, 12-1

These mini-workshops will be 10-15 minutes presentations or demo, followed by hands-on activity and questions. Registration required.

Questions: Julia Rodriguez, Scholarly Communications Librarian ~ juliar@oakland.edu 

Race and Policing: A Virtual Panel Discussion

Moderated by Dr. Pernell Witherspoon (Lindenwood University, Criminal Justice). Panelists: Dr. Caress Dean (OU, Health Science), Dr. Christopher Knight (University of Michigan, Law), Dr. Chaunda Scott (OU, SEHS), and OU student leader, Destiny Williams. 

This event has passed. Watch the video recording here.

OU's History through Photographs

Enjoy new releases from the University Archives in our Historical Photographs digital collection, and help us identify people and events from OU's history.

Kresge Library Diamond Jubilee

On Saturday, September 10, 2022, the Oakland University Libraries and the OU Libraries Board of Advocacy and Resource Development celebrated Kresge Library's 60th anniversary with a jubilee event in the library. Here are pictures and a video from the event!

In-person research help appointments now available!

OU librarians are now providing in-person research help by appointment from 9-11a and 12-3p Monday-Friday. Reserve a time to drop in and connect with a librarian!

Celebrating 60 years of Kresge Library

Discover the rich history of Oakland University's library in this 6-minute video filled with historical photographs!

New Kresge Library history digital collection

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Kresge Library, the University Archives is making available a digital collection of historical Kresge Library photographs. Please help us identify people, places, and events by submitting comments or tags!

24/7 Research Help now available!

OU Libraries are partnering with other academic libraries in Michigan -- and across the world -- to offer OU students, faculty, and staff with 24/7 research help via chat! Access chat and ask a question on our Ask A Librarian webpage.

Pontiac Oral Histories

In the 1970s, OU conducted interviews of older Black residents of Pontiac to capture their stories. Most had come from the South in the 1920s and lived through the Great Depression and war in Pontiac. Learn more about the recordings and the woman who started the project, Johnetta Brazzell.

Finding Quality Information on COVID-19 (coronavirus)

If you are seeking free, reliable, and up-to-date information on coronavirus (COVID-19), OU Libraries recommend online resources available through the CDCWHO, and MedlinePlus. Those affiliated with OU should also stay informed about restrictions on university-sponsored travel and other guidelines to protect the campus community by visiting the institution's coronavirus webpage. Thanks to the OUWB Medical Library for identifying these quality medical resources!


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