Kresge Library News Read the latest news from Kresge Library at Oakland University! <![CDATA["Alabama Story" reading presented by OU Libraries Board of Advocacy]]>

Oakland University Libraries and the OU Libraries Board of Advocacy present a staged reading of Alabama Story written by OU alumnus, Kenneth Jones, and performed by Barebones Theatre Productions. The outdoor reading will take place at 2:00 pm on Saturday, August 21 under a tent at the beautiful John Dodge House on the campus of Oakland University.

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Alabama Story is a play about books, race, censorship and the American character and was a 2016 nominee for the Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award. Kenneth Jones is a New York City-based playwright, librettist and lyricist best known for his play Alabama Story, a 2016 nominee for the Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award and a 2014 finalist in the O'Neill National Playwrights Conference. As of 2021, the play has been seen in more than 40 cities around the nation. In 2017, Kenneth Jones was honored by Oakland University with the MaTILDa Award for Alumni Achievement in Theatre.
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<![CDATA[NEW learning resource on Academic Integrity in Research & Writing]]>

Effective September 1, OU Libraries will replace the Plagiarism tutorial with a new resource - Academic Integrity in Research & Writing. Right now, this micro-course is available for review -- take a look at it before it goes live!

<![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[OA Read & Publish agreement with Cambridge University]]>

OU Libraries has entered into its first Read & Publish agreement with Cambridge University Press. Faculty at OU can now publish open access in Cambridge University Press journals without paying an article processing fee (APC).This includes all 44 gold OA and 330 hybrid journals.

<![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.

<![CDATA[Black Lives Matter: Panel Discussion]]>

OU Libraries and Center for Multicultural Initiatives in recognition of African American Celebration Month present: Black Lives Matter Panel Discussion. A recording of this event is now available. You can view it here: BLM Panel Discussion. Learn more about this event.

<![CDATA[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!