Kresge Library News Read the latest news from Kresge Library at Oakland University! <![CDATA[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.

<![CDATA[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.

<![CDATA[Citation management - May updates]]>

Due to budgetary constraints, the library's subscription to RefWorks will end May 31, 2023. Instead, the library will transition to Zotero, a free bibliographic citation management tool that provides many of the same features as RefWorks. OU Libraries recommends that users export their references by May 15, 2023

Visit the Transition from Refworks to Zotero Guide for help guides and more information. Users can also schedule online appointments with a librarian for help with export from RefWorks and import to Zotero.

Questions or comments about citation management tools at OU? Email us at

<![CDATA[OU Libraries has launched an ebook purchasing program to support courses.]]>

Applications are now open for Summer & Fall 2023 courses.

The Affordable Course Materials Initiative (ACMI) has been raising money to support 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 are implementing an ebook purchasing program for qualifying courses and corresponding books.

An application and criteria to have your course and book considered for purchase through this program can be found on the ACMI website. Please review the criteria and commitment requirements before submitting your application.

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


In celebration of Open Education Week 2023, the ACMI recognizes Caterina Pieri as our inaugural OER & Affordable textbook champion!

Caterina Pieri is a Special Lecturer of Italian in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. She has invested countless hours to locate, adapt and develop free high-quality OER resources for her courses, rather than requiring her students to purchase an expensive textbook. Caterina has saved students approximately $20,000 each academic year since 2017. READ our interview with Caterina.

<![CDATA[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.

<![CDATA[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!

<![CDATA[Celebrating 60 years of Kresge Library]]>

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

<![CDATA[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!

<![CDATA[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.

<![CDATA[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.