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Library Pop-Up @ Oak View Hall

OU Libraries are hosting a Library Pop-Up starting in October! We will be in Oak View Hall on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30am-1:30pm. Stop by for help with: Research and library-related questions, using Zotero (citation manager), using online databases, and other online resources.

From MSUO to OU: Celebrating Oakland University in 1963

Did you know that OU was first called "Michigan State University Oakland" (MSUO)? That OU's first graduates received their degree in 1963, when MSUO became OU? Learn why and discover what life on campus was like sixty years ago through this exhibit on display in the lobby of Kresge Library. (open during library open hours through the fall 2023 semester)

The ACMI is sponsoring OER professional development. Apply now.

OpenEd23 virtual conference Nov 7-9!
Get immersed in the latest trends in open education, network with other professionals, and contribute to the growing open education field.

Find more information and an application for sponsorship on the Open Education webpages

In-person Research Consultations Available W-F

Have a more in-depth research need? Want to sit down with someone to talk it through in person? Then schedule a 30-minute in-person research consultation with one of our expert librarians. These appointments are available on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays throughout the summer, and must be booked at least 24 hours in advance.

Drop-in Research Help via Zoom

Have a quick research question? Join OU Libraries' drop-in research help in Zoom from 10am-2pm, Monday-Thursday to connect immediately with one of our expert librarians.

OU Libraries ebook purchasing program to support courses.

The Affordable Course Materials Initiative (ACMI) supports faculty converting courses to utilize low-cost, no-cost, and open educational resources (OER) as course materials. However, we recognize that not all courses and subjects will have readily available OER content thus, we implemented an ebook purchasing program for qualifying courses and corresponding books.

Review the criteria and submit an application from the ACMI website.

If you have any questions, please contact Julia Rodriguez, ACMI Coordinator.

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!

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.


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